bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette ($39.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes six eyeshadows and three cheek products. If you’re a long-time bareMinerals Ready palette collector, you’ll probably find this has too many repeats in it to justify, but if you haven’t tried the Ready line and like warmer neutrals, it’s well worth some consideration. Ready eyeshadow is one of my favorite eyeshadow formulas, and it shines in this palette. The formula is supposed to have twelve-hour wear, be pigmented, and have “seamless blendability.” The Ready blush and bronzer formula is supposed to have an eight-hour wear time with “stay-true, buildable color.”

Empress is described as a “creamy peach.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with a satin finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that was easy to work with. It wore well for ten and a half hours before fading. bareMinerals Enjoy (LE, ) is darker. Too Faced Bubbly (LE, $16.00) is lighter. bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Bragging Rights is described as a “shimmering rose gold.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark copper with warm, orange-red undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a very soft texture that was so soft that it tended to dislodge more product than desired, but it is a denser powder, so it doesn’t turn powdery. I recommend barely tapping the brush against the surface to avoid over-applying! It wore well for twelve hours. Milani Bella Copper (23) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery. Le Metier de Beaute Carnelian Opal (LE, $30.00) is lighter. LORAC Unleashed (P, ) is less shimmery. Too Faced Bon Bon #2 (P, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Caramel (P, $16.00) is darker, more muted. Anastasia Glisten (P, $12.00) is warmer. LORAC Nude #5 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Collective Chic #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. bareMinerals Tan Lines (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE, ) is lighter. MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, more muted. Too Faced Cannes (P, $16.00) is more muted, warmer, darker. Illamasqua Bronx (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Maybelline Caramel Cool (100) (LE, $6.99) is brighter. theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Shiver is described as an “iced lilac.” It’s a muted, dirty lavender with hints of gray and a metallic sheen. It had fairly good color payoff with a buttery, blendable texture that applied evenly. It wore well for ten and a half hours. Kat Von D Astrological (LE, ) is darker. Kat Von D Gravitron (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer. Chanel Poesie #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Tropical Princess #2 (LE, $24.00) is brighter. Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is darker, cooler. MAC Triple Impact (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Fresh Ice (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Crystal (DC, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker. bareMinerals Flash (P, $16.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Priceless is described as a “heathered smoke.” It’s a gray-leaning taupe with a satin finish that appears more matte applied. It had semi-opaque color coverage, but it was the weakest product in the palette, as it was a little dry and thin. It lasted for eight and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is more shimmery. MAC All Woman (LE, $16.00) is darker. Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is darker. MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is darker. MAC Tailor Grey (P, $18.50) is glossier. Hello Kitty 1974 (LE, ) is darker. MAC Subtly Elegant (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Stony (LE, $16.00) is warmer. LORAC Navy #2 (LE, ) is lighter. Guerlain Two VIP #2 (LE, ) is cooler. theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Hoopla is described as a “glowing copper.” It’s a brightened, subtly muted medium gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had excellent pigmentation with a very blendable, long-wearing (eleven hours) formula, though the texture was a hair dry. It was more pigmented and smoother, but it was also more metallic (and therefore, lighter) than the one I have from before. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is lighter. Colour Pop Get Lucky (P, $5.00) is less shimmery. Tarte No Champagne, No Gain (LE, ) is darker. Stila Vitality (P, ) is more muted. Tarte Up to No Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery. Divergent Golden Honesty (LE, ) is lighter. Sephora Collection Girls Night Out (03) (P, $13.00) is darker. LORAC Unlimited (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Bao Bao’s Jewels #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. MAC Amberluxe #3 (P, ) is darker. Too Faced Prancer (LE, $16.00) is more pigmented. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #3 (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #2 (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Amber Lights (P, $16.00) is lighter, more muted. See comparison swatches/ compare dupes side-by-side.

Ritzy is described as a “shimmering cocoa.” It’s a rich, medium-dark bronzy brown with warm, yellow undertones and a golden bronze frosted shimmer-sheen finish. It was intensely pigmented with such a soft, smooth, buttery texture that was heavenly to work with. No complaints; if every eyeshadow was this good, we would all be broke. It wore well for twelve hours before fading. Urban Decay Snakebite (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Cognac (LE, $16.00) is warmer. MAC Woodwinked (P, $16.00) is more shimmery. Inglot #409 (P, $6.00) is darker. Too Faced Don’t Settle (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler. Too Faced Buche de Noel (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery. Sleek MakeUP Aladdin’s Lamp (LE, $9.99) is cooler. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Maybelline Downtown Brown (P, $6.99) is lighter. Too Faced Biscotti (LE, $16.00) is lighter. MAC Pretty It Up (LE, $21.00) is cooler. Buxom Haute Couture (P, $12.00) is darker. Gucci Beauty Oxydus (P, $37.00) is lighter. Charlotte Tilbury Bette (P, $32.00) is lighter. Colour Pop Blaze (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Spring Fling is described as a “creamy peach.” It’s a light-medium, pink-peach with warm undertones and a natural matte finish–enough of a “sheen” to keep it from looking flat or dry on the skin, but it is mostly matte. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that lasted for eight hours. The texture was a smidgen powdery. This shade is going to be better suited for fair skin tones, as it doesn’t show up well on my medium complexion. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is darker. NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is lighter. Benefit Georgia (DC, $28.00) is lighter. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is darker. MAC Corol #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is darker. Sephora + Pantone Universe Coral Pink (LE, ) is darker. Chanel Caresse (180) (LE, $45.00) is darker. Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is cooler. Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Five Star Treatment is described as a “pink champagne.” It’s a light, pink-peach with a frosted sheen that translates to a luminous, glowing finish on the skin. It had good, buildable color payoff that had a soft, blendable texture that sat well on the skin without emphasizing pores. It wore well for nine hours before fading slightly. MAC Coupe d’Chic (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer. Urban Decay Aura (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker. Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (P, ) is warmer. href=”https://www.temptalia.com/swatch-gallery?sg=198032,189541,174736,165496,102510″>See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The High Dive is described as a “tan.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow-orange tones and a soft sheen. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable, but the texture was firmer and drier in the pan than most Ready powders, which was a surprise. It did last for the eight hours as promised. Burberry Summer Glow (P, $48.00) is darker. MAC Soft Sand (LE, $25.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is warmer. Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, more pigmented. Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $65.00) is darker. Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is more shimmery. Dolce and Gabbana Desert (P, $51.00) is less shimmery. Urban Decay Naked on the Run Bronzer (LE, ) is less shimmery. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Strip Bronzer (P, ) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Hibiscus Kiss Bronzer (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette

bareMinerals Empress Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Empress Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Empress Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Empress Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Bragging Rights Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Bragging Rights Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Bragging Rights Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Bragging Rights Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Shiver Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Shiver Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Shiver Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Shiver Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Priceless Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Priceless Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Priceless Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Priceless Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Hoopla Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Hoopla Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Hoopla Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Hoopla Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Ritzy Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Ritzy Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Ritzy Eyeshadow
bareMinerals Ritzy Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
Shiver (inner lid), Hoopla (inner lid), Ritzy (middle of lid), Bragging Rights (outer lid), Priceless (crease),
Empress (brow bone), Sephora Sun Tan Eyeliner

bareMinerals The Color Compatibles Palette
Shiver (inner lid), Hoopla (inner lid), Ritzy (middle of lid), Bragging Rights (outer lid), Priceless (crease),
Empress (brow bone), Sephora Sun Tan Eyeliner

bareMinerals The Summer Fling Blush
bareMinerals The Summer Fling Blush

bareMinerals The Summer Fling Blush
bareMinerals The Summer Fling Blush

bareMinerals The Summer Fling Blush
bareMinerals The Summer Fling Blush

bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment Highlighter
bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment Highlighter

bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment Highlighter
bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment Highlighter

bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment Highlighter
bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment Highlighter

bareMinerals The High Dive Bronzer
bareMinerals The High Dive Bronzer

bareMinerals The High Dive Bronzer
bareMinerals The High Dive Bronzer

bareMinerals The High Dive Bronzer
bareMinerals The High Dive Bronzer

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bareMinerals Spring 2015 Eye & Cheek Palette $39.00/0.51 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • bareMinerals Color Compatibles Palette
  • Sephora Sun Tan Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Sephora Fresh Peach Ultra Shine Lipgloss

About the Reviewer

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 matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Those colors are pretty, but can WE STOP WITH THE NEUTRAL PALETTES like omg. I just saw UD is coming out with their FOURTH Naked palette and I just can’t. I feel like every release from ever brand is like “Revamp neutrals” or “essentials”

As long as the demand is there, brands will fulfill it. bareMinerals isn’t exactly a brand I’d expect to do neons any time soon but would expect a steady release of more “wearable” shades or takes on even brighter shades or pops of color. Luckily, there are more options than ever no matter what your preference is! πŸ™‚

I am not a warm toned neutrals fan, but the new Naked caters to cool toned complexions, with the exception of that mid brown. I agree with you though – too many neutrals. I would love to see some more colours.

What’s sad for me is that I agreed until you mentioned ‘4th Naked palette’ and my immediate response was ‘WANT!!!’

I love the way the colors in this palette and I’m glad it got an A. I’ve been debating this, but I don’t think I’ll get it since I already 2 of the eye shadows in other palettes and the bronzer. I’m still tempted by the other colors in it though!

It’s tempting! I had no intention of getting it, but when I swatched at in-store (a rare in-store visit), I couldn’t resist!

I feel this a rather appropriate palette for this time of year! It looks so fresh and inviting despite being durable yet it’s basically an all in one performing really well at s great price.. The colors lean differently with some more differentiation thsn modt neutrals.. Sumer ad adapted? I like it! Adorably packaged! Way to go, BM! πŸ˜€ Great review, Christine! You look lovely! This is s colourPop order.. Just saying… πŸ˜€

It’s a very spring/summer palette – and I thought the inclusion of Shiver/Priceless was interesting, since they’re quite cool compared to the other shades. I love the highlighter a lot – I think that might be my favorite part.

You put that very well. πŸ™‚ I agree! The cool couple really round it out and make it standout along with a highlighter accompanying such beautiful spring/summer shades! Quite decent.

This looks like a palette I will actually use! Except for the blush, it may be too light for my skin tone. And with that rating, it is going to be hard to resist!

I wish the peach blush had a tinyyy bit of shimmer, because then it could at least be more of a highlighter on other skin tones. It may possibly work as a brightening under eye powder for some skin tones.

I hate the new BM trend to cardboard palettes. They used to make nice solid metallic ones for these sorts of collections. They look cheap.

I bought this palette last month , this is my first BareMinerals purchase ever. The colors and textures of it is what cought my attention . I’m so happy I bought it on a whim.

I use the bronzer as a transitioning shade, bragging rights all over the Mobil lid. And priceless on the outer V ,and lower lash line . Shiver on the inner corner of the eye. Bronzer is too warm toned for me.

This looks really nice! I really like the combination of the eye colors. The only Bare minerals products I own are some lip glosses..Uh oh.,my wallet is running! lol

I’m a huge fan of their Ready eyeshadows! πŸ™‚ They were my top fave until MUFE Artist Shadows!

Wow, I totally love the looks you did, so fresh and pretty for summer! When Ulta had their 50% off flash sale, I went crazy and bought 6 Bare Mineral shadow kits (duos and quads), and I agree, the shadows are great, so buttery and smooth. I have enough neutrals already at the moment, so I won’t pick this one up. But I have a bunch of warmer shadows and peachy blushes/highlighters/glosses in my stash that I normally don’t touch (they came included in kits), but your look is inspiring me to give them a try

It’s a cute and well-performing palette, I’ll give it that. Thing is, it would appear to be geared specifically towards very fair to light skintones. Not so much medium, tan or dark skintone friendly. And the few shades in it that would work on me, I already own dupes for.

Yep, and dupes of dupes! I must really love my golds, coppers, and bronzey eyeshadow shades! LoL
Sad to see MAC Crystal got DC’d though.

I’ve already got 2 or 3 of these shadows in other BM palettes and the blush and bronzer don’t do a thing for me but if I didn’t already have those shadows, I’d probably get this because the shadows are gorgeous – that lilac-y one is especially pretty – and the highlighter looks lovely too.

I hope they’ll start doing more new shades in the future, because they’ve started to repeat more often πŸ™

A definite maybe – love some of the colours here, and I don’t have a huge amount of BM eyeshadows so probably don’t have Ready dupes. The peach shades in particular are so pretty.

Ahh, you are lucky not to have dupes! They have been becoming repeaters, lol, which will only get annoying if they never put out new shades, but as a long-time buyer… you know πŸ˜‰

This is a gorgeous summer palette full of the colours that you could wear on a warm day. My favourites are Hoopla, Bragging Rights and Shiver. But as I own the Playlist and Naked 1, I already own dupes of these. Half baked is an excellent dupe for Hoopla. Your eye look is lovely Christine.

I also meant to say – thank goodness the quality is great – so tired of seeing poorly pigmented palettes. The blushes are gorgeous too.

I am LOVING this… funny how first looks didn’t appeal to me but the swatches & how the shades come together.. Wow <3

I love bareMinerals’ eyeshadow formula, but their palette colour combinations often feel incomplete or like they don’t match. Like this palette – I feel it’s missing a darker shade.
I’m late in mentioning this, but one of their holiday palettes from over a year ago, The Perfect Ten, is the most perfect palette I’ve ever found. I saw it pop back up on their website a month ago so maybe it’s not completely gone. It has a couple of useless lipsticks and an ok-ish face highlighter, and then it has six amazing eyeshadows and a wonderful plum blush. The shadows are all stellar quality and the colour combination is just ridiculously well balanced and flattering, two light shades, two lid shades and two dark shades, effortlessly creating anything from a professional eye to a warm smokey eye. If anyone sees this palette I’d highly recommend grabbing it, I already have back ups.

If anyone’s still interested in this palette — looks fantastic on you, Christine! — it’s on sale for a cool $19.50 right now at Ulta’s web site. $39 was too much for me but $19.50 is def do-able.

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