Here’s a little bit of what’s new for summer from Bare Escentuals—10 freshly released bareMinerals Eyecolor shades!
Going from memory, I believe a few of these shades were included as minis in various sets in the past, so some of them might not be brand spankin’ new. But I have a feeling some are making their appearance as full-size shadows for the first time. (If you find this not to be the case in your bareMinerals collection, please kindly let me know in the comments.)
Here’s the shade breakdown:
- Popular — iridescent plum glimmer
- Steel — rose pewter sheen
- Chic Nude — veiled nude
- Siren — seafoam mint
- Spiced Biscotti — zesty pumpkin
- Wicked — smoky green glimmer
- Cha-Cha — strawberry pink
- Berry Flambé — deep violet
- Sundress — light springtime yellow
- Lilac Vibe — luminous lilac
More shots, because I could look at these ALL day!
TIP ALERT: I know I’m repeating myself here; but if you’ve never tried a bareMinerals eyeshadow…please do yourself a favor. You must lightly rub a little of one in between your thumb and forefinger to really appreciate how truly creamy and soft they are for being loose shadows. I can see an email from Bare Escentuals now. (I’m going to get myself in trouble here—just kidding!) But if you go into a boutique—ask them to put a little bit out on a tissue for you, just enough so you can pick it up with your fingers and rub them together to see how easily it blends. I’m suggesting to ask first, because I once worked in cosmetics and didn’t really appreciate people digging their fingers into products, even though I know it’s SO tempting. Not that YOU would do that—but some people! I digress. I think cosmetics become a tactile experience once you fall in love with a shade. So go to what shade catches your eye and really FEEL it (if you can). It works for me every time, no matter what brand I’m looking at! Anything gritty, chalky, or clumpy, it’s just not for me.
Here’s an EASY look I did with a few of my fave shades from this summer offering. I called it Calypso Sunrise due to the slight blending of yellow-to-orange-to-pink on the lid.
I’m already sold on the performance and quality of the shadows—in a review it’s never an issue to me. Something must really be off in order for me to call one of their eyecolors out! What I would love is if you’d take a peek at the swatches above and this little summer-by-numbers photo below, and tell us what shades out of the 10 you’d like to pair up together for a look. I get the best ideas from my readers, so thank you for that!
Price & Availability: $13 each, Bare Escentuals Boutiques & bareescentuals.com in May 2011