bareMinerals Modern Pop Collection Swatches and Review

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Spring is here, ladies! With three feet of snow outside my door, it’s hard to believe, but bareMinerals has reminded me that winter is over with their spring collection.


Evoking a 60’s Mod tone, the bareMinerals Modern Pop Collection is full of soft, yet rich colors in fun polka-dotted packaging. I’m telling you ladies, when I wear anything from this collection, I feel hope that I may again one day see a blade of grass. It’s that good!

bareMinerals-modern-pop-marvelous-moxie-lipstick-swatches-13A look at a few bareMinerals Modern Pop lip colors.

When I’m phasing into spring makeup, I start to slowly put away darker shades in favor of muted tones. It’s a bittersweet time for me because by the time spring rolls around, I’m so over winter and dark colors, but sometimes I equate “muted” with “boring”. That is not a problem with the Modern Pop Collection. While the items appear muted, they are anything but boring.


Upon first glance, you’re greeted with girly and fun polka-dotted cases and details – the lipstick comes in the most adorable dotted lipstick case with snap and mirror that would create a twinge of lipstick envy from all who see you taking it out of your purse. This is a collection that is understated and lovely.

Ready for a closer look? The Modern Pop Collection contains:

The Modern Icon Eyeshadow Quad ($30)


Chic – pink cashmere
Carefree – peach sherbet
Sophisticate – natural amethyst
Exhale – smoky taupe

I found that the eyeshadow quad was one of the more surprising items in this collection. When I first saw it, I was worried the paler shades wouldn’t have any impact and would look washed out on me. Instead, they packed a lot of drama into their muted tones. Exhale and Chic are my favorites out of the 4 shades and I find myself wearing them every day and reveling in their long wear time.

Lasting Line Eyeliner in Classic Cream ($16)


The Classic Cream Eyeliner is a pale nude beige and is something I never would have tried on my own and now I’m lamenting that it’s a limited edition.


The creamy beige shade helps me fake 8 hours of sleep when lined along the inner corners and lower waterline of my eyes.

bareMinerals-modern-pop-modern-icon-eyeshadow-swatches-15Lasting Line in Classic Cream: Modern Icon Eyeshadow Quad – Chic, Carefree, Sophisticate and Exhale in sunlight

bareMinerals-modern-pop-modern-icon-eyeshadow-swatches-16Liner and Modern Icon Eyeshadow Quad swatches: Chic, Carefree, Sophisticate and Exhale indoors

Lash Domination Mascara ($18)


Frame those eyes with this limited edition version of bareMinerals’ intensely black mascara. This one is for those that want full and voluminous lashes and is formulated with a “10-in-1 volumizing, lengthening, thickening, separating, long-wearing formula”.


Clump and flake resistant, Lash Domination also features the bareMinerals’ exclusive ProTwist18 wand which is “spiraled to curve around lashes and coat all angles.” Very cool.

Marvelous Moxie Lipstick ($20)


The popular Marvelous Moxie Lipstick line gets a few new additions to its pigment packed collection of creamy lippies. There are three new hues in specially packaged polka-dotted tubes.



Fall in Love – tawny peach
Express Yourself – bright peach
Dream Big – nude peach

bareMinerals-modern-pop-marvelous-moxie-lipstick-swatches-14Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks in Fall in Love, Express Yourself and Dream Big, Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat

Cream Glaze Lip Topcoat ($18)


Pearl Glaze – sheer, creamy pearl


The Cream Glaze Topcoat as a very pleasant surprise. This translucent creamy white shade would have been firmly in the “boring” column if I didn’t see for myself how transformative it is to a lip color. It takes any lipstick and turns it into a softer, lovelier version of itself.

I highly recommend trying the topcoat with the Fall in Love lipstick – it takes a shade that would work year-round and turns it into a spring pastel. Magic!

Be sure to check out and swatch this fab new collection because everything looks even better in person. I would hate for any of you ladies to pass up any of these limited edition lovelies!

we heartsters – Raise your hand if you’re excited for bareMinerals’ Modern Pop Collection! Raise your hand if you’re ready for spring!

photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone

Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. Krista has been in the Bermuda Triangle twice and still hasn’t vanished. She is super proud of that.
skin tone: NW15
skin type: sensitive/oily
favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush


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    Lives in the middle of nowhere with her amazing hubby and two codependent dogs that love to hate each other. She enjoys dance parties of one and last minute road trips, prays for Angela Lansbury's immortality and can never own enough blush. She averages one "Silence of the Lambs" quote a week and feels no shame over this. Perhaps she should. skin tone: NW15 skin type: sensitive/oily favorite beauty product: Blush, lots and lots of blush

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  1. Lash Domination is easily one of my top 5 favorite mascaras! That swirly brush works REALLY well. I also love the Dream Big Marvelous Moxie lipstick, creamy texture and a beautiful spring shade. You’re right @krista I do feel pretty fancy pulling that pink case out of my purse!

    1. I know, right? I feel so fancy, that my right pinky is extended as I open the snap on that case–THAT’S fancy!

  2. It rarely happens that I want everything in a collection, but that is kind of happening here! The cream glaze topcoat and a Marvelous Moxie lipstick are definitely going on my spring “to get” list.

  3. Oh boy! I want the mascara! The lipsticks are awesome looking! Gonna go see in person, they sure are pretty looking!

  4. Yeah, definitely want to try that mascara and a few of those lip colors, but I’m completely intrigued by the cream eye liner…. Never would have tried it but now I want to!

  5. I’ve been rocking the Express Yourself lipstick nonstop the past couple of weeks – who would have thought that peach would feel so right?! The formula is really smooth and pigmented and I’m loving the wink back to old school metal lipstick cases. Have to get my paws on the eyeliner next!

  6. Marvelous Moxie lipstick can do no wrong, and I don’t know how I’m going to choose one of the three you tested! I know just what you mean about being afraid that muted = boring. So happy to hear that is not the case here at all!

  7. Love your collection specially those light peach lip shades which are perfect for daily wear.

  8. That packaging! Those colors!!! Bare Minerals!!! I’ve been hooked on them since I tried (& still use) the skin products. The eyeshadow palette looks like it would definitely become a fave of mine. Thanks for a great review!!

  9. Great review! I am ready for Spring and this is exactly what I need to put some pep in my step. I want to check this out ASAP!

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