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bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

 

bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) is an earth-toned set of shades. It’s new and permanent and features the brand’s Ready formula, which is one of my all-time favorite formulas on the market. All four shades have been released before… technically. I found a couple of color differences between the shades in this palette and their original releases in limited edition palettes (see below).

Ball Gown (V2) is described as a “nude sheen.” It’s a brightened, yellowed peach with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had really nice color payoff that went on smoothly and evenly, while the color wore well for ten hours before fading (though their claim is 12-hour wear). So, last holiday, there was an eyeshadow named Ball Gown in a limited edition quad (see here), but this shade is different–it is several shades lighter and yellowy, rather than more like a peach. MAC Fabulous Three #1 (LE) is more muted. LORAC Beige (P) is less shimmery. Too Faced Riviera (P, $16.00) is less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #4 (P) is slightly more muted. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE) is darker, more orange. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is lighter, yellower. Disney by Sephora Scuttle (LE) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Flow (LE, $18.00) is a touch lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Tres Chic is described as an “apricot creme.” It’s a light peach with yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable consistency that lasted for nine and a half hours before fading. This was released originally in The September Issue, but I found that the version in this quad is slightly lighter–it’s not as noticeable of a difference as the one between Ball Gown and its original release (more within “reason,” I guess). Makeup Geek Beaches and Cream (P, $5.99) is pinker. Disney by Sephora Flounder (LE) is yellower. MAC Samoa Silk (DC, $15.00) is darker. MAC Bamboo (P, $15.00) is darker. Inglot #328 (P, $6.00) is yellower. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Elitist is described as a “glistening olive.” It’s a medium-dark, olive brown with warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had good color payoff that was easy to blend and apply to the lid. It wore well for almost ten hours before creasing. This was released originally in The Wild Thing and The Star Treatment. Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #4 (P) is cooler-toned. Kat Von D Disintegration (P) is browner. bareMinerals Embellish (LE) is darker. Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is similar. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is similar. NARS Paramaribo #2 (LE, $24.00) is more golden. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Couture is described as a “glimmering clove.” It’s a dark brown with olive undertones–so it leans a smidgen green at times–and a pearly sheen. It had very nice pigmentation, and the consistency was soft, buttery, and easy to work with. On me, the color didn’t start to crease until after ten hours of wear. The September Issue, and it was an exact match in color for the one in this quad. MAC Olive Blend #2 (LE) is similar. Clarins Forest #1 (LE) is similar. Dior Bonne Etoile (384) #3 (LE) is warmer. theBalm Lead Zeppelin (P, $16.00) is greener. See comparison swatches /
view dupes.

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bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Ball Gown Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Ball Gown Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Ball Gown Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Ball Gown Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Tres Chic Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Tres Chic Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Tres Chic Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Tres Chic Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Elitist Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Elitist Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Elitist Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Elitist Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Couture Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Couture Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Couture Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Couture Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Designer Label Eyeshadow Quad

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bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow Quad $30.00/0.17 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Exceedingly beautiful. Maybe I should get this instead of Naked2Basics? Nah – maybe I should get ’em both??? I already have Elitist but I like it so much I wouldn’t mind having another except that I also have at least 3 of the dupes you’ve listed….but this looks such a useful quad to have. I’m very glad it’s permanent so I have time to decide.

Christine, I’m trying to add this quad to my “Wish List” and keep getting the message that it can’t be added and to let you know “if this problem persists”. Could it be that, once again, the computer is smarter than I am and is trying to make me STOP before I buy again?

LOL! I’m surprised you don’t have all these shades from the past bareMinerals’ palette releases! But it makes me think of you – warmer, earthy neutrals.

I’ve only got 2 8 pan palettes (The Star Treatment and The Power Neutals) and 2 2 pans (The Escape and The Scenic Route). The 2 other 8 pans I really wanted weren’t available in Canada (The Finer Things – I even looked for it at the BM store in Buffalo but they didn’t have it – and the other one with Speaker Box in it and some sort of musical type name, I think). But as I have Bonne Etoile and Clarins Forest and Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle and KvD Monarch, is must SEEM like I’ve got all these! And in that sense, I probably do. But these 4, all nice and compact and in one place….resistance is futile!

I want this for Ball Gown. It’s the colour I’ve been looking for! I know that sounds dramatic…
I wish this had a rose gold and bronze instead of the olives, both of which look the same to me.

A bit too yellow-based for me, I think, but someday I shall try the BM shadows! I have a couple of their loose ones, but I hear such good things about these pressed ones…

As I have both the Bonne Etoile and the The Wild Thing, I would not be purchasing this product. However I think it is beautiful. I agree with you Christine – I love the bareMinerals Ready formula.

I don’t need anymore neutral eyeshadows but Elitist and Couture look so pretty! I almost want the palette just to have them lol

This is a really very nice palette. I must check BM next time I go to a department store. As they are quite expensive, and I have a unused mineral foundation from them I’ve sort of not looked at their pressed shdows. I do have two gorgeous lose ones, though.
I should also confess to being really bad applying mineral foundations. The one I have isn’t that good a match for my skin either.
I like how well these shades fit you, Christine. And I love the look of Elitist.

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