bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a new and limited edition palette for spring. I had really good wear with the palette on the whole with all shades reaching nine ahours with ease, and then some lasting as long as nearly ten hours. One shade was surprisingly sheer (Woo is Me) for the Ready formula, so that was a disappointment. The color payoff of the other three shades was good to great.  When worn, the palette ended up being rather warm-toned, so if you tend to prefer cooler tones, this will be an easy skip.  The colors complement each other, though, and for someone who likes warmer, peachy/orange eyeshadows, this may work well.

Love It is described as a “light mint shimmer.” It’s a very pale, pale white with, at most, a green tint, but it looks mostly like a cool-toned white with a soft, frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff, and while the texture was soft and finely-milled, it was slightly powdery. MAC Chill (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery. Disney by Sephora Midnight Hour #1 (LE) is more shimmery, brighter. theBalm Metal-ica (P, $16.00) is slightly darker. MAC Flawless Figure (LE, $15.00) is a bit whiter. MAC Crystal Avalanche (P, $15.00) is similar. Chanel Promesse #4 (LE) is greener. bareMinerals Sensational (LE) is also greener. bareMinerals Five Star (LE) is similar–no green tinge at all, though. See comparison swatches.

Woo is Me is described as an “apricot pink sheen.” It’s a light-medium, yellow with a goldenrod undertone and a soft, pink frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer pigmentation, and the texture was soft but a little chunky. Urban Decay X (P, $18.00) is warmer. Le Metier de Beaute Nouvelle (LE, $30.00) is less yellow. Dior Golden Flower #1 (LE) is similar. Kat Von D Smile Now (LE) is yellower. MAC Artistic License (LE, $15.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches.

Louder is described as a “burnished copper.” It’s a rich, warm-toned copper with strong, orange undertones and a metallic finish. It was incredibly pigmented, and it had a very dense, soft texture but could have been a little smoother. A little went a long way with this shade. Louder has been featured in The Playlist (a limited edition palette). It’s a particular hue that is done often by brands, so there is no shortage of near-dupes. See comparison swatches.

Head Over Heels is described as a “warm slate.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe with subtle warm undertones and a matte finish. It’s extremely pigmented, and the texture was soft, blendable but not powdery. MAC Smoked Cocoa #2 (LE, $15.00) is lighter, grayer. Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is a cream product that is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Fashion Fix (P, $21.00) is slightly lighter. bareMinerals Exhale (P) is similar–has a satin finish, though. Bobbi Brown Pale Rose (LE, $29.00) is lighter, warmer. Bobbi Brown Slate (P, $29.00) is browner. See comparison swatches.

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bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Love It Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Love It Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Woo is Me Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Woo is Me Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Louder Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Louder Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Head Over Heels Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
bareMinerals Head Over Heels Eyeshadow

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
Love It (inner lid), Woo is Me (middle of lid), Louder (outer lid), Head Over Heels (crease)

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad
Love It (inner lid), Woo is Me (middle of lid), Louder (outer lid), Head Over Heels (crease)

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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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I feel like I like the packaging more than the actual product!

I gotta say, as a big fan of Bareminerals Ready shadows, I find the compositions of their palettes frustrating. They often feel like a mishmash. I find it hard to envision how to use them.

The colors, overall, are very pretty, but the copper shade just seems a bit out of place. It seems, though, that *every* neutral palette seems to include a comparable shade, regardless of whether it fits, or not… I’m sure it works well for the majority, and that’s probably why they do it, but as someone who very rarely wears it, I really don’t need another. Maybe if they went with a purple or something, it would be worth looking at.

Hi Kimberly,

You can click the link in the very beginning (the first words of the post) or the green “WHERE TO BUY” button to see where it is available for purchase! It is part of the True Romantic collection. It is not a QVC exclusive.

I skipped this palette because Woo is Me and Love it seem so boring (super dupable and not particularly pretty.) I was feeling bummed that I missed Louder (yes, I have plenty of golds, but golds are my weakness) so I was pleased to see it’s actually a permanent color in the “The Soundtrack” 4.0 palette– this also explains why that eye shadow name didn’t fit the romance theme!

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