bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals Remix: The Next Big Thing

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new and limited edition palette for spring that features these four shades: The Rising Star (sunlit gold), Smash Hit (vibrant peach), Hoopla (glowing copper), and Ensemble (smoked-out plum).

The Rising Star is a lightened, yellow gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It almost looks cool-toned, as much as a yellow gold can. It had good color payoff in a single pass, and the texture was soft, dense, and buttery.  Too Faced Spun Sugar #5 is lighter. NYX Hot Yellow is less shimmery. bareMinerals Standing O is a bit lighter but still rather similar. MAC Treasure Hunt is less yellow and a cream product.

Smash Hit is a brightened coral-orange with a matte finish. The texture was soft, finely-milled but not powdery, and it had excellent pigmentation. MAC Coral is more orange and darker. MAC Dynamo is similar with some shimmer, and it is a cream product. Guerlain Les Fauves #3 is darker, redder. Make Up For Ever #5 is richer, darker.

Hoopla is a warm, coppery brown with a very frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was mostly smooth. Tarte Tuscan Sun has a more metallic finish. Wet ‘n’ Wild Sparkle ‘Til Morning #6 is a touch browner. Urban Decay Penny Lane is less brown.

Ensemble is a dark, purple-burgundy with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, but it wasn’t quite as dense or as pigmented as many other bareMinerals’ matte eyeshadows. It was not as easily blended on the eye as a very good matte would be, and with such dark color, blendability is really key. MAC Sketch is lighter and has subtle shimmer. Tom Ford Enchanted #4 is more shimmery. MAC Deep Damson is very similar in color.

I think the color composition is a very warm-toned mix, and there’s a nice variety of contrast and finish here so there are several combinations to play around with. Generally, all four shades were more dupable than not, so you may find you have similar shades already in your stash (particularly Hoopla, which is a popular shade found in most ranges).  The other three shades were soft, easy to apply, and blendable.  When I wore all four shades together, they wore for eight full hours with no fading or creasing (no primer).

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
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bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Rising Star Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Smash Hit Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Hoopla Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Ensemble Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The Next Big Thing Eyeshadow Quad

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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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The gold and copper colors seem similar to the ones found in the Star Treatment palette (my new absolute favorite bought on your recommendation). Too much overlap to buy this one, but I do like that peach quite a bit…

Just picked this up on Saturday, along, with the Wild Thing palette, Natural High blush and Tangerine lip sheer. When I swatched Ensemble, I noticed it was slightly lacking in pigmentation. Bought it anyway because I am drawn to that color combo.

The color scheme reminds me of Chanel’s ecclosion quad in the best of ways. Exciting to have a less pricey option of good quality that’s pretty close.

This quad looks AMAZING with your root beer brown eyes. Gorgeous! I really like that peachy color. I think the other colors will be too warm for me, but on someone else they will look fabulous! Bare Minerals palettes are so nice. I love the application and blendability of them.

I think bareMinerals comes out with great products but can be easily duped. The color combination you used on your lids is pretty though. I think it’s a great palette for the summer time but I’ll be passing it up.

I was a bit disappointed with entire REMIX collection. The colors just aren’t for me… Hopefully the next one will be much more appealing to me color wise :).

First let me say Christine that I discovered the world of beauty blogs only recently and yours is one of the best. I love it! All the indept reviews, photos, swatches and looks are really great and so helpful. And the fact that you update it so frequently make it a daily rendez-vous. Whish there were even more tutorials. As for the eyeshadows, do you think that UD Freelove is similar to Smash Hit? Thank you!

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