I haven’t purchased many bareMinerals products in the past but this is one set that I couldn’t pass up. I saw a post on these primer shadows a while ago and I was excited to have an alternative to my eyeshadow base collection. I feel that no one brand has a great line of cream products in all the colors I want. So I have a collection of cream bases from a bunch of brands like Mac Paint Pots, Benefit Creaseless Cream Liner/Shadows, and L’oreal Hip Liners. I’ve got most of the colors that I need. But this is a nice set of colors to add to the mix.
Included in the box are five colors:
*Sundance (sunlit peach)
*Bronzed Twig (iced chocolate)
*Gold Nugget (radiant gold)
*Gunmetal (midnight silver)
*Sandalwood (golden taupe)
These colors can be used alone, together or as a base if you’d like to put some powder shadow over top of them. I am addicted to using a creamy eyeshadow base. I always start with eye primer and then use a cream color base. After that I use powder shadow usually but I use several of my Mac Paint Pots alone.
This is a nice change because its like my first two steps in one. I have to add that if you have oily lids then putting on primer before using one of these will help. Even though I have an oily t-zone my lids aren’t oily so I can skip the eye primer with these. I often slap on a little eye primer anyway. I’m paranoid, I think I’d rather have my skin breakout than have creasing shadow. Something about that just drives me nuts. But just so you know I was able to use these without eye primer no problem.
These shadows are small, they are .05 fl oz’s each. I am not unhappy with that because it’s going to take me a while to use them and five different colors for $28 isn’t bad. If you purchased one of these full size it’s .10 fl oz’s for $18. That in my opinion wouldn’t really be something I’d be nearly as excited about. That’s why I’ve never purchased any of these before.
I really have been seeing some great products this holiday season from bareMinerals. I really need to branch out from my forever favorite product which is the only one I always have on hand, Glee blush. That is the most perfect blush ever created.
What are your favorite bareMinerals products? And can someone explain the whole bareMinerals/Bare Essentials thing to me. I don’t get what that’s about. Are the products just branded differently?