bareMinerals to Release Solid, Pressed Eyeshadows—Ready 2.0 & Ready 4.0 in October 2011

If you told me this day was coming, the chances are I wouldn’t have ever believed you until I heard it directly from Bare Escentuals. Well…I have. This fall, bareMinerals will release duos and quads of SOLID eyeshadows! That’s right, the loose natural mineral eyeshadow experts are venturing into uncharted bareMinerals territory with these, and they sound very promising…

In October, they’ll launch bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadows—which promise to be creamy, smooth, high-performance, and extremely blendable. If you’ve read any of my bareMinerals eyeshadow reviews over the years, you know I herald the original loose mineral shadows for being the same great things! So I have to say, I’m extremely excited for the introduction of these—perhaps they’ll encourage anyone who isn’t fond of working with loose shadows to give their new solid eyeshadows a chance. But, get this—the new bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadows boast some new, added benefits.

From bareMinerals:

Created through a unique cold-pressed method, we’ve combined our proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex – composed of positively-charged sea minerals extracted from nutrient-rich algae and seaweed – with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber. Our solid concentrate delivers potent anti-aging benefits including depuffing and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder but feels like a cream with a non-drying formula that delivers a beautifully smooth application of vibrant long-wearing color plus incredible skin-renewing benefits. 

They’ve also remained true to their commitment of providing the purest product they can; bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadows are made without any parabens, binders, fillers, or synthetic chemicals. And while I’m tempted to keep calling them “pressed” shadows, I’m going to try to break myself and call them “solid”. That’s going to be a hard habit for me to break!

This isn’t your average eyeshadow. It may look like a pressed shadow, but it’s not. We pioneered a way to create solid minerals and vibrant color while preserving all the powerful skin benefits of sea minerals that are lost through conventional pressing methods.

Expect these solid shadows in October 2011; available in duos (Ready 2.0 for $20), and quads (Ready 4.0 for $30). You can also expect that I’ll be posting these the second I get them in my hot little hands for all the world to see, because as a bareMinerals Girl, I’ll be counting down the days.

  • Ice Queen

    Hellz yeah, baby! This is fabulous news. I love, love, love Bare Minerals. IMO, they make some of the prettiest, purest, most blendable and wearable makeup in the industry. But I am seriously over all of the little jars of fluff. I am gathering the supplies to press all of my little jars of Bare Minerals eye and cheek and all over face colours and organize them into palettes. It will be a fun project. But being able to continue to expand my BE collection in ready pressed form has me very excited. 😀

  • Ann

    How will you press the BE? I’m dying to know!

  • Linda

    Many many years ago, we’re talking at least 27yrs., I seen an ad for Bare Escentuals and called the number so that I would receive one of their catologues. When it arrived it was almost like a black & whita catologue, but showed somewhat colored picture. They of course had their foundation, blush, some eyeshadow, body lotions and some intimate items for, lets say bedroom play! But that catalogue contained pressed eyeshadows. I hung onto that catalogue for yeeeeaaaaarrssssss, it might still be buried somewhere after 3 moves or it might of found its way into the trash. Anyway………….I’ve never seen any sort of pressed makeup in their catalogues since that very 1st one. This was so long ago they only had maybe a 1/2 dozen boutiques all in CA. Sorry for babbling, but when I seen your post I had to tell someone :)

  • Laurie Graves

    I too am dying to know. How do you press these loose shadows to solids. I’d love to be able to press them, as I’m sure it would take up less space if you compressed them into smaller jars.

  • mandi

    They use cold-pressed borage oil to make the shadows solid. It is a natural oil with great benefits. Look it up! There are still NO binders or fillers used in these shadows to achieve the solid form.

  • Priscilla

    Wow, very exciting…..Can’t wait!

  • Jennifer

    These are fabulous! I’ve had my chance to play with all of the duos and quads for about three days and I LOVE them overall. However there are a few matte shades that can be patchy and a little bit harder to blend, but that’s quite typical. For the most part the color pay off is great, and I like that there’s different formulas like mattes, shimmer, satin, etc. Whereas the original loose shadows are pretty much all satin or shimmer. They’re not too badly priced, although some may argue you’re not getting as much product as the loose shadow, which your not. The pan is about the size of a MAC, and the packaging is similar to NARS shadows, but I really do love these shadows, and I love the fact that bareMinerals is branching out! Next is the pressed Mineral Veil!

  • Amber

    Hi Jennifer! I’d LOVE a pressed mineral veil!

  • Sikiric1

    Does anyone know if the Fairly Light solid varies in hue than the Fairly Light loose powder. The loose powder is fantastic and matches my skin tone very well but, the solid Fairly Light seem’s to appear paler on my skin. It also has a heavier finish. It’s a wonderful product. I’ve been waiting years for this to come in solid form.( No more mess). I’m just wondering if I need a different shade or if I’m applying it wrong(?) Has anyone experienced this? Thanks. 

  • Amber

    Yep! Fairly Light in Ready is lighter than the original. Check out my review from yesterday for more deets! What a timely question!