bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow PalettebareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.48 oz.) includes 12 neutral-hued eyeshadows in a variety of finishes. It is housed in a fairly slim, plastic compact with a large mirror inside. If you like lighter, warmer neutrals and don’t already have them well-represented in your stash, it’s certainly a palette to consider. On the other hand, as there are numerous palettes that have been launched, there are likely many who already have these colors in their collections (this palette also included several repeats from past bareMinerals shades). Regardless of similarity to past and present neutral palettes, I would have liked to have seen more mid-tone shades and less very light all within the same palette–I feel like it would have made the palette more versatile.

Formula Overview

Ready Eyeshadow is supposed to have 12-hour wear, “vivid, pure, provocative color” that “looks like a powder, feels like a cream” and blends seamlessly. In general, I quite enjoy this formula, and it’s one of my favorites, as it is typically soft without being too powdery or dusty and more shimmery shades have a real creaminess to them. They wear between eight and twelve hours on me (without primer), blend well, and sit nicely on the skin. The majority of the shades I’ve tested in the past have been mostly opaque to opaque, but there have been a few misses over the years (not too many, though).

Value

  • Eyeshadows: $21.00 for 0.09 oz. or $233.33/oz.
  • Palette Contains: 0.48 oz.
  • Total Value: $112.00 worth of Ready Eyeshadow

Merry is a light pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm in the pan. The color wore well for nine hours on me before creasing faintly. Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente #1 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior House of Pinks #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #5 #1 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 17 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Bad Habit Sirius (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (PiP, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Beauty (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Cheeks (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dance Flowers Dance (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Purity (Right) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Treasures Untold (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sydney Grace Romeo (Light) (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC 65 Degrees (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sydney Grace Aim High (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Thessalonique (Left) (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Constellation (864) #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bubbles is a light-medium copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a frosted finish. The color payoff was fully opaque, while the consistency was smooth, buttery, and adhered well to bare skin. It wore well for ten hours on me. Colour Pop Stargirl (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Reflect (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Celestial (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Shining Star (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Push-up (2018) (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Splendeur et Audace #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Stellar (5) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Night Fever (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Elegance (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Cutie Patootie (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Guardian Angels (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Dame (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Turn On (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Rose Quartz (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Come True is a muted, light-medium taupe-brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, silky texture that kicked up a little excess in the pan but did not look dry on the skin. It started to fade after nine hours of wear. Marc Jacobs Beauty Covets (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Camouflage (LE, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) (DC, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Chou a La Creme (353) (P, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop On Holiday (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Razzle (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Narciso (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Iced Mocha (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Au Naturel (PiP, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot J329 Taupe (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Myth (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Midway (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Making Mauvey Moves (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Come Together (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Calling Birds (DC, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC No Curfew (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sous Le Sable #3 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Colour Pop Boa (LE, $4.50) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Granted is a muted, medium orangy-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. While the pigmentation was fairly good and true-to-pan, the texture was noticeably dusty and prone to sheering out, so it was harder to apply it as an even layer of product. The wear was shorter than usual at seven and a half hours. Ciate Skinny Dip (LE, )(100% similar). Smashbox Nude Rose (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Sydney Grace Calling Birds (DC, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Tiramisu (LE, $16.00)(95% similar). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence II (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Buffed (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Camouflage (LE, $8.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Anastasia A4 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage Taupe (Tropic) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Birkin (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Jouer Camel (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sand and Clay (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Vagabond (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (PiP, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Clarins The Essentials #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Seven Heaven (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Delirium (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Yes Please is a medium-dark, taupe brown with warm, golden undertones and a pearly sheen. It appeared to have a grayer overtone than it seemed in the palette, and I couldn’t really tell you why; my best guess is the shimmer comes through more noticeably as it is pressed and worked into the skin than it is in the pan. The color had good pigmentation and wore for nine hours before fading. MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Toffee (Dark Matte #1) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Samael (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals True Chocolate (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Stila Character (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Disintegration (DC, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Romance (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S616 Chocolate (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Pumped (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Entwined (PiP, $9.99) is less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Party Favored (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop 3 (Three) (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Stiletto is a deep plum with lighter purple shimmer over a mostly matte finish. It is the type of finish where the shimmer is barely noticeable in action, as it seems to disappear between the pan, your brush, and the eye. The product was extremely rich in pigment, while the consistency was soft, finely-milled, and fairly blendable on the lid. It wore well for nine hours before I saw some signs of fading. Anastasia Rich Velvet (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Soiree (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Contraste (132) (LE, $32.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Punk (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Chanel Delicatesse #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Sexy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Mancat (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Haute Chocolate (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Red Mahogany (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Cherry Cordial (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Last Dance (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Ultra Velvet (LE, $38.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chance is a light beige with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that tended to have some fall out when applied to the skin (even after tapping excess off of my brush). The eyeshadow started to fade after nine hours of wear. Tarte Charmer (PiP, )(100% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #5 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Zoeva Stitch by Stitch (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Off the Grid (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Glaze (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Let It Snow (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Turtle Dove (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Ginger Cream (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Nocturnal (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Presence (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Pick Me Up (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Center Stage (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bone (PiP, $22.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Enigma (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (DC, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Liberatus (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Daydream is a light-medium, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was somewhat powdery, which resulted in sheerer coverage and a powder that did not want to stick as evenly to bare skin as other shades in the palette. It lasted for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably. LORAC Undressed (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). LORAC Buff (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #11 (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Big Baby (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (PiP, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #6 (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Banana Date (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (DC, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Tufted Suede (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Nudie (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Biarritz (DC, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals Trench Coat (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #2 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Ali Ababwa (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Giorgio Armani Incognito #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bling is a light, golden taupe with a frosted finish. It had a slightly dusty texture, though it managed to apply evenly and with opaque coverage. I saw some fading after eight and a half hours of wear. Chanel Les Indispensables #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Funny Bunny (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seduce Glow (Enhance) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Wizard (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Silver Screen #1 (PiP, $19.00)(85% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Sephora Ash (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (DC, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Too Faced Indulge (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Lancome Joie (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Gold Leaf is a muted, medium coppery orange with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, slightly drier texture that kicked up excess powder in the pan. The color applied fairly well, though it could have been more even and intense. The color lasted well for eight hours on me. Viseart Beaux-Arts (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC All That Glitters (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I648 Golden Fawn (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (PiP, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #3 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Good Spirits is a subdued, medium-dark, red-toned brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so color payoff, which was buildable on the lid, that applied fairly evenly to bare skin. The powder was soft, finely-milled, but it did kick up some excess product in the pan. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading. Makeup Geek Cabin Fever (DC, $6.00)(100% similar). Morphe Mocha (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Tree-Hugger (301) (P, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #3 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Joshua Tree (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Morphe Chip (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Cocoa (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Mea Culpa (PiP, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (DC, $6.99) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Top Down (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Beast (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Nude Vino (139CM) (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Trait de Caractere #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Facet (P, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Bonfire (LE, $4.50) is darker, more muted (90% similar). LORAC Mahogany (Mega Pro 4) (LE, $19.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Moonchild (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Knockout (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Boardroom is a deep brown with warmer, redder undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff paired with a dusty, thin texture, which made it harder to blend, apply, and even out. This shade was hard to use unless as the barest touch to darken other colors. On its own, even though it was awful-looking on, it did last for nine hours. LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00)(100% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P, )(100% similar). Kat Von D Shadow Box (DC, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Quadrille #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Belle Femme (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC How You Thrill Me (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Powerful (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced La Femme (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Leather Smoke (20) (DC, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Tourmaline (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Java (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Foreshadow (PiP, )(100% similar). Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming (DC, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Giorgio Armani Terra Sienna #4 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow 12.0

bareMinerals Merry READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Merry READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Bubbles READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Bubbles READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Come True READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Come True READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Granted READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Granted READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Yes Please READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Yes Please READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Stiletto READY Eyeshadow

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bareMinerals Chance READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Chance READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Daydream READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Daydream READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Bling READY Eyeshadow

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bareMinerals Gold Leaf READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Gold Leaf READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Good Spirits READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Good Spirits READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Boardroom READY Eyeshadow

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I think I have to give either Bobbi Brown or Bare Minerals an award for the most repetitive palette colors ever. And it’s disappointing that the 2 darker matte browns got D+, as those are easy shades to get right. I really feel that BM has become very lazy, and is just throwing the same old shades into one palette after another, and the quality appears to be slipping too

This does seem to pretty decent quality overall. Not bad if one isn’t already stocked up on neutrals. But, I do believe that there are much better neutral palettes out here, for sure. This one needed better variation of tones.

I am not too impressed. I think I have become jaded and it really takes a lot more to impress me these days. I have tons of eye shadows that swatch better and are similar in color. Maybe all of the amazing colors have already been done? It is an easy pass for me.

I think if you’ve been following makeup for awhile and have built up a stash already, it just takes more to get you excited. I don’t know if that makes you jaded – you’re just already covered! 🙂

Only now am I taking a closer look at the whole palette (Bling, Bubbles and Yes Please had caught my eye earlier and I love those) and I realize that 2 of the shadows (Daydream and Boardroom) are 2 I already have. Boardroom in The Power Neutrals palette scored much better than it does here and the same goes for Daydream in The Escape duo. I don’t know how makeup is made or how formulas are stored for further manufacture later on but it surprises me that they’d make the same shades again and have them be soooo bad (mind you, I commented on just how different 2 of those new Buxom eyeshadows I bought are from what their names suggest and how they appeared here when you reviewed them – THAT was actually very surprising to me).

It can sometimes just be the way they are pressed – the machinery or manufacturer might be different, and they could just be using more pressure to press the eyeshadow than the last time. The opposite is true – you could not use enough pressure and get a more loosely packed eyeshadow, which might be pigmented but may also have a lot of dustiness/powderiness to it! Just that minor change can have a ripple effect!

I’m not impressed with this at all. Too many duds that I know BareMinerals could do right with no problems. It’s just kind of an average neutral palette, you know?

This is a palette that contains the most dupes I have ever seen. Bareminerals, Tarte and Too Faced are not doing their loyal customers any favours by putting out palettes that contain shades that beauty lovers already have in abundance.
Secondly, one of the shades that rated a D ( eg Boardroom), bareminerals have ALREADY created a similar shade Foreshadow, that rates an A. Why didn’t they use the same formula here? (Shakes her head).
Not surprising, this will be an easy pass for most.

I don’t think any company is more repetitive than Tarte when it comes to eyeshadow palettes. The fact that they have very few permanent shadows makes it even easier to do this, I think, because by the time a new palette comes out, some of the older and virtually identical ones have been discontinued so there’s little to compare against. And now that they do have single shadows, they’re online only, which for someone like me is absolutely infuriating.

Provocative? Yeah, that’s in the copy. Of what? Yawning? I know it’s midnight EDT (dst goes away in Nov this year, for those that thought the calendar makers had forgotten to put it on this year) and I suffer from TMS, but really! This is esp annoying, bec bm can do a great pressed e/s in the ready formula, for those who actually want a neutral palettte. My next full on neutral palette will be Viseart, if muse does the 2fer next year, or I’ll wait for Sephora sale in 2017. Got enough neutrals to last til Armageddon. Actually, enough e/s, but what’s an addiction without a fix? This BE holiday stuff looks like eyeshadow for missionaries. Straight, grossly conservative, and unadventurous. Hope I have not offended any missionaries who might be readers.

I’m not really into warm neutral eyeshadow palettes, but this does have a few colors that I quite like — Bling, Yes Please, an Come True caught my eye (Come True would be a good blending shade for me). But for some reason this eyeshadow formula does not perform as well on my eyelids as it does on yours, Christine. The colors just seem to look less intense/kind of faded on my lids, even as I apply them.

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