bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling
bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling

This is part two of my review of bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling ($79.00 for 20 x 0.01 oz.)! You can read part one here.

Stay Golden is described as a “metallic gold.” It’s a bright, metallic gold with warm, orange undertones. It had excellent pigmentation, and the texture was easy to work with–soft, smooth, and blendable. Too Faced Crème Brulee (P) is very similar. NARS Iskandar (P, $25.00) is a cream product, yellower. NARS Etrusque (LE, $24.00) is also a bit yellower. Maybelline Bold Gold (P, $6.99) is a cream product, yellower. Chanel Harmonie du Soir #1 (LE) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Strawberry Mousse is described as a “frothy pink.” It’s a pale, light pink with warm, white sparkle over a matte base. It had good color payoff, and the texture was very soft and finely-milled. It may appear chalky on darker skin tones, though. Urban Decay Strange (P, $18.00) is more matte. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is more matte. Dior Constellation (864) #3 (LE) is more frosted. Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches.

Toasted Espresso is described as a “shimmering espresso.” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark brown with a pearly sheen. It had decent pigmentation, and the texture was smooth, but it could have been more intense and buttery overall. Too Faced Yule Log (LE) is more sparkly. Chanel Seduction #4 (LE) is darker. MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is a cream product. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P) is similar. Urban Decay West (LE, $18.00) is darker. MAC Life’s Luxury (LE, $21.00) is a cream product. See comparison swatches.

Velvet Charcoal is described as a “velvet charcoal.” It’s a medium-dark gray with warm, brown undertones and a matte finish. This shade is also available individually in the permanent range. The texture is incredibly velvety, finely-milled, and soft. Guerlain Crazy Paris #5 is similar. (LE) MAC Interior Life (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Howzat (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches.

Velvet Emerald is described as a “velvet emerald.” It’s a cool-toned, muted green with a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but because it was so soft and finely-milled, it was a little powdery and prone to sheering out. I couldn’t think of any shades like this that I’ve reviewed in the past.

Velvet Lavender is described as a “velvet lavender.” It’s a pale, cool-toned pinky-lavender with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled texture. Inglot #346 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Velvet Mauve is described as a “velvet mauve.” It’s a warm-toned, light-medium rosy brown with a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was very velvety and smooth. This shade is also available individually in the permanent range. LORAC Mauve (P) is purpler. NARS New York (P, $24.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Velvet Nude is described as a “velvet nude.” It’s a pale, yellow-toned beige with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was quite soft and finely-milled. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is a touch lighter. Urban Decay Foxy (P, $18.00) is similar. NARS Biarritz (P, $24.00) is less yellow-toned. See comparison swatches.

Violet Spell is described as a “sparkling amethyst.” It’s a warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and the texture was a smidgen dry. MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Neo Nebula (LE, $21.00) is similar. MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is also similar, slightly pinker. See comparison swatches.

Yoga is described as a “dark red wine.” It’s a rich, burgundy with subtle warm undertones and red and burgundy shimmered finish. It had good pigmentation, and the texture applied smoothly overall. Kat Von D Wonderland (LE) is lighter. Urban Decay Uncut (P, $18.00) is similar. MAC Rich Core (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Giorgio Armani #2 (P, $33.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

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bareMinerals Eyecolors: Stay Golden (inner lid), Rose Gold (middle), Deep Sea (outer), Lagoon (crease)

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bareMinerals Eyecolors: Ginger Sugar (inner third), Pewter (middle), Charcoal (outer/crease)

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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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These shadows look lovely and are clearly a great value. I’ve used BM loose shadows and for the most part, I’ve found them to be excellent. The thing is that this collection is a bit of “overkill”.

Nope, I just use my regular brushes (MAC 239, a Sonia Kashuk shadow brush, etc.). The shadows I’ve used (perhaps all of them but I only have 4 or 5) don’t seem to be nearly as messy as some of MAC’s pigments.

It’s really one of those sets that your best bet is to get a group of friends and then divvy it amongst yourselves. Even with one other person you still get a ton of product at a great price!

PEWTER all the way! Love the look you did with it!! I don’t think there is a single color in this set that I don’t like 🙂 And that is unusual cause there’s always one or two. I didn’t get last years Holiday set, so I figured I would splurge on this. I am also feeling a lot of the Naked 3 with this and perhaps even some Naked 2?? so, it will almost be like backups of awesome colors that I already have WAY too much of lol 😉

Honestly, I just wish I could buy Velvet Emerald (though without the sheerness problems) on its own. There are not enough of those sort of muted, dusty greens in the world.

When I saw Part 1, I thought I could skip it; however, seeing Part 2 is making me reconsider… If it’s still available after Christmas, I’ll most likely pick it up.

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve seen anything new with the BM loose shadows These are all pretty shades. The mattes are interesting – it’s like they’re pigmented but in a muted sort of way. Love that green

Velvet Mauve looks pretty similar to Fresco from Laura Mercier, no? Maybe a bit cooler? I’m trying to keep my eye out for something similar in the event that I run out of this shadow haha.

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