bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a QVC-exclusive palette that features four, more neutral-themed shades. I wish there was at least one more contrasting, darker shade in this, because the light-medium nature of all four makes them run together on the lid. The quality is fairly good, though not a slam dunk (and many of bareMinerals’ quads are), but I don’t think this is as versatile as it could be–I tried a few different pairings/combinations, and they were all very similar once applied. If it’s the type of look you wear all the time, I think it would be worth checking out, but if you want to have a few combinations at the ready (ha, ha), this one might not be the right match for you.

Aaah is described as a “blushing ivory.” It’s a brightened, light pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly soft, finely-milled, and buttery without being powdery with intense color. It wore well for ten hours on me before fading. MAC Flounce (P, $15.00) is darker. Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is warmer. LORAC Light Pink (P) is darker. theBalm Matt Chung (LE, $16.00) is similar. NARS Douce France #1 (LE, $24.00) is similar. Benefit Pinky Swear (P, $20.00) is darker, pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Solace is described as a “honey-beige.” It’s a muted, yellowed beige with a satin finish. It had good color payoff, while the texture was soft and smooth. On me, the color lasted for ten hours. theBalm #29 (P, $6.50) is lighter. Burberry Pale Nude #3 (P) is much lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Enjoy is described as a “rosy nude.” It’s a muted, light-medium peach with a satin finish and warm undertones. It had good pigmentation, and while the texture was blendable and soft, it was slightly powdery. This shade showed signs of fading after nine hours of wear. theBalm #4 (P, $6.50) is more shimmery, pinker. Too Faced Spike the Punch (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Her Cocoa #2 (LE, $15.00) is similar. bareMinerals Peace (P) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tranquil is described as a “soft stone.” It’s a light, gray-leaning taupe with a satin sheen. It had decent color payoff, but it was sheerer than the other shades. The texture was soft without being powdery, while the color lasted for nine and a half hours on me. Dior Rivage #2 (LE) is cooler-toned. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #3 (P) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Comfort Zone Ready Eyeshadow Quad

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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It almost seems like this could be used as an alternate for Naked Basics if you want something slightly warmer!

A pass for me thought. πŸ™‚

I love the Bare Minerals quads etc so it’s disappointing to see these shades are all so similar (and that the formula isn’t up to past quads)– though I could see how someone who needs a “barely there” look might like this. Though now that I have popped over to the QVC site, I do see they have an 8.0 palette that I want!

The Affair to Remember palette! It’s described as an “essential palette of forever flattering plum, blush, lavender, and gilded rose is supremely romantic and exquisitely versatile.” Sounds pretty and looks pretty, though I haven’t watched the presentation video.

I watched the presentation on QVC, and I think the idea with this palette was to offer four “base” -type shadows in one palette—the idea being that the base shadow is always applied all over the eye and used up first in a palette, and we always wish there were more of that shade (Too Faced and Kat Von D. recent palettes being good examples of companies recognizing this concept that we need more of the base shade). I don’t think they intended for all four shades to be used together for one look. But you always make anything look good! πŸ˜‰

Weird that they would leave out a shade that would work for medium or darker skin tones as a “base” shade!

Just a little info: this quad isn’t QVC exclusive, it will be available in BareMinerals boutiques in July! I have actually already picked one up at a boutique!

That’s great news! I didn’t receive a press release from bareMinerals, and nobody else has it except QVC!

I like three of the four shades (I think Aah might look a little too chalky on me), but my favorite part about this might be the names of the individual shades! πŸ™‚

hmmm. I wonder what Wet n Wild will think about the name?? Does the cosmetic industry have rules about things like same names of products (any trademarks, etc)??

Finally a neutral palette that I can skip yaay lol! Thanks for the review Christine. These shades will probably just look ashy /disappear on darker skintones:s What are you wearing on your lower lashline here Christine?That – me likey!

I was ready to condemn this as ‘just another’ neutral palette, but it seems that it’s comparatively unique given the paleness of the shades. It’s good to hear that they apply readily enough, but I think they might be a little too ready to run together for me to consider this a palette to have at the ready….

πŸ˜› sorry, couldn’t resist after i saw your pun!

I agree with you. I would like to buy this If they have a darker color instead of AAAH (dark brown or something) I don’t like pink tone on my eyes πŸ™

I like this because it’s something I could easily reach for those mornings I have 5 mins to get ready, but still want to look nice and have options. All of these would be easy to swipe on quickly, a couple strokes with a blending brush, and eyeshadow is done! Easier than have a million different options with my large palettes or searching for a single eyeshadow during my morning rush!

I love The Comfort Zone! The inner fold-out paper says: “These go-to base tones are the ultimate versatile staples for your eyeshadow wardrobe. Wear alone for a soft base, layer with your favorite colors for added dimension, use to highlight inner corners of eyes or brow bones- the effects are endless, and effortlessly striking.” I gravitated towards this palette because I typically prefer wearing neutral eyeshadow, but most days I just want a quick bit of color without having to spend time coloring my crease and blending. I find that these colors really brighten and draw attention to my eyes, which helps to tie my entire look together. For special events like a date or a girl’s night out, I just use a soft brown from another palette (The Enlightenment Duo: either Guru or Namaste) to sweep into my crease for a bit of extra oomph! Overall, I really think “The Comfort Zone” is a great stand-alone product as it has become my go-to everyday eye palette.

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