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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 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. MAC A Party of Pastels #2 (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dance Flowers Dance (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente #1 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Paper Roses (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Instaglam (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Bad Habit Sirius (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Treasures Untold (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #2 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #5 #1 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior House of Pinks #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Pink Cheeks (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Golden Flurry (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Enchanted Beauty (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 17 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Purity (Right) (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC 65 Degrees (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Pink Pearl (LE, $16.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Thessalonique (Left) (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (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, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Celestial (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Bare Skin (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Shining Star (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Sephora Fall Leaves (DC, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Medium (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Push-up (2018) (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Reflect (P, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Dip #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Rigel (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Marina (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Constellation (LE, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Unbelievable (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Rose Quartz (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Dame (LE, $14.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Iced Rose (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cutie Patootie (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Spill the Tea (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bad Habit Sofia (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Maiden (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (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. Giorgio Armani Nude Smoke (24) (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Covets (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Chou a La Creme (353) (P, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Myth (P, ) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte View from the Taupe (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Razzle (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Narciso (P, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot J329 Taupe (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Au Naturel (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC No Curfew (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is darker, warmer (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). NARS St-Paul-de-Vence II (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Force of Nature (LE, ) is more muted (95% similar). Makeup Geek Buffed (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Tiramisu (LE, $16.00)(95% similar). Smashbox Nude Rose (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Clarins The Essentials #4 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sand and Clay (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cornelious (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Jouer Camel (P, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cake & Biscuits (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Seven Heaven (DC, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Birkin (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Infinity #2 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Vintage Taupe (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Layin' Low (P, $18.50) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Flax (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Layin' Low (DC, $18.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Fawn (Base) (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Razzle (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% 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. Kat Von D Samael (P, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Dark Matte #1 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Cocoa Brown (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Chanel Tisse Mademoiselle #1 (P, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Quartz Fume (P, $5.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Color Field #3 (P, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Disintegration (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Romance (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Stila Character (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Under the Mistle-taupe (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals True Chocolate (LE, ) 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). Tarte Party Favored (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Eiffel for You (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Entrelacs #3 (LE, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC A Medley of Mauves #4 (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop 3 (Three) (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is darker, cooler (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. Urban Decay Punk (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). 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). theBalm Moderato (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Delicatesse #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Power Plum (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm Sexy (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Cherry Cordial (P, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% 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). Tarte Mancat (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Last Dance (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Donut (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% 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 (P, )(100% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Bone (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Zoeva Stitch by Stitch (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Pretty Vulgar Nocturnal (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Ginger Cream (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Center Stage (LE, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Snow Angel (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (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). bareMinerals Presence (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Bisque (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Enigma (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Nude Awakening #5 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Thirteen (P, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Pick Me Up (P, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Blanc Type (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Liberatus (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Glaze (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Meow (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% 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 (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Jingle All the Way Eyeshadow #11 (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Buff (P, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Countess (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Mercier Bone (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Look Closer I (DC, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Big Baby (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #6 (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Broken (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Tufted Suede (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Banana Date (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #2 (DC, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Nudie (LE, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Rainy Season (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (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). bareMinerals Velvet Nude (LE, $14.00) is brighter, warmer (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. Marc Jacobs Beauty Funny Bunny (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Ash (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Clarins Silver Ivory (04) (P, $24.00) is lighter (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). Lancome Joie (P, $19.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Too Faced Indulge (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (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 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC All That Glitters (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Tarte Sassy Bun (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Wanderin' Free (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Rosegold (P, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Angelic Cockatiels (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Olive Blend #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I648 Golden Fawn (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Warm (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Penny Lane (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). theBalm #21 (P, $6.50) is 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 (P, $6.00)(100% similar). Morphe Mocha (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Viseart Petit Pro #3 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Cocoa (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Tree-Hugger (301) (P, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar). Morphe Chip (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (P, $6.99) is brighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Top Down (LE, $5.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Beast (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Joshua Tree (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Knockout (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Mahogany (Mega Pro 4) (LE, $19.00) is less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Honeysuckle (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Miss Chili (P, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Burnt Umber (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Torch (LE, $6.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Dive (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Moonchild (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Trait de Caractere #3 (LE, ) is lighter (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. Makeup Atelier Honey Brown #5 (P, )(100% similar). Anastasia Rich Brown (P, $12.00)(100% similar). LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, $19.00)(100% similar). Smashbox Java (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty She Wolf #1 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Les Cendres #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Ombre Nudes #5 (P, ) is warmer (95% similar). Chanel Quadrille #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rock Chick #4 (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly #6 (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Beans are White (P, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Midnight Flurry (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Delete (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). bareMinerals Foreshadow (P, )(100% similar). Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Hickory (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC How You Thrill Me (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Dark Chocolate (LE, $16.00) is warmer (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

bareMinerals Stiletto READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Chance READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Chance READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Daydream READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Daydream READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Bling READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Bling READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Gold Leaf READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Gold Leaf READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Good Spirits READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Good Spirits READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Boardroom READY Eyeshadow

bareMinerals Boardroom READY Eyeshadow

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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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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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.

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!

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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