GREENS, GRAYS, PINKS, PLUMS AND NEUTRALS, OH MY! DAZZLE IN DOZENS OF WAYS THIS HOLIDAY
Readers already know that bareMinerals has quite the following here at we heart this, particularly when it comes to their eyeshadow sets – and it’s easy to see why. Whether you consider yourself a neutral-lover with a slight phobia of color, or you’re a color-loving maven who thinks the brighter the better, bareMinerals has handfuls of shades that will be right up your alley. Which also makes them perfect for gifting! In fact, the bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling set would make a particularly fabulous present, since there are TWENTY gorgeous eyeshadows tucked inside the slim package.
Once opened, this unique tube contains twenty shadows in five shades (greens, grays, pinks, plums, and neutrals) in four different finishes (glitter, high shine, liner, and velvet) with both sheer and very pigmented shades, so that you can create an infinite number of looks, for any occasion. Whether you give the entire set to one recipient, or split up the goodies to give to multiple people, you’ll get a million thank you’s!
Each of the eyeshadows in this set is about half the weight of a regular bareMinerals eyeshadows, which retail for $14.00 each – meaning, this set is a great value for only $79 (according to my math, you get about $140 worth of shadow not sure how they got the “$220 value,” but it’s still quite a steal)!
The shadows come housed in a long cardboard hexagonal tube with a clear acetate sleeve. It’s a cute and practical way to store the shadows, since it allows you to see all of the shades inside. Each loose shadow is in a small sifter jar.
The formula of the shadows for the most part was silky smooth and they applied easily. As with most loose shadows, there was some fallout, especially with the glitter shades.
To get the most color and least fallout, there are three things you can do:
1. Use an eye shadow primer, especially a sticky one meant for loose shadows.
2. Use a dense brush and working the product into the bristles helps to reduce the amount of fallout (swirl the brush around the lid and tap off the excess).
3. Or use a slightly damp brush to apply the color (spritz it with water–especially if you want a crisp stroke for liner).
The bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling collection Includes:
Velvets Eyecolors (from left to right, colors all true to names)
High Shine Eyecolor (from left to right)
Stay Golden High Shine (metallic gold)
Iridescent Iris High Shine (metallic violet)
Rose Gold High Shine (antique golden mauve)
Pewter High Shine (metallic pewter)
Deep Sea High Shine (metallic teal)
Glimmer Eyecolor (from left to right)
Strawberry Mousse (frosty pink)
Silver Dollar (sparkling silver)
Ginger Sugar (shimmering taupe)
Golden Pear (sparkling pale green)
Violet Spell (sparkling amethyst)
Liner Shadows (from left to right)
Starry Night (deep iridescent purple)
Toasted Espresso (shimmering espresso)
Lagoon (deep ocean blue)
Black Leather (glistening blackest black)
Yoga (dark red wine)
The colors of bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling are gorgeous – the more vibrant shades will get you noticed (in a good way, of course, you dazzling gem!) I had so much fun playing with them and trying different combinations!
Readers – How will you dazzle this winter? Are any of the twenty shades something you’d like to find in your stocking?
photos: marilyn and stef for we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone
Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: oily, acne-prone
favorite beauty product: eyeshadow