bareMinerals Glimmers Shimmer Powder
Not quite what I expected
I ordered the Glimmer in Heart and Soul Sister and the colors were disappointing -- Heart was much lighter than shown online and Soul Sister (when applied dry) is more of a gray-purple than the dark, sparkly purple I expected. I intended to use the products with lip gloss to darken the gloss a little. I used to use the shade Hope, but the picture of Hope online didn't look anything like what I had (I've been using the same jar of Hope for a LONG time), so I went with Heart. The color is too light to add any extra color to my lip glosses, but it does add a bit of shine. Soul Sister is WAY too dark when added to lip gloss (made the gloss look black!) It's not worth the extra money to ship them back, and I can certainly find a use for them, but I'm disappointed that the colors are so different from what is shown online.
As far as using these as eye shadows -- I don't really care for bareMinerals as shadows because the colors fade and crease in my eyelids after a just few hours, when applied dry. Applying them wet helps the staying power a little (and gives the truer color for Soul Sister, instead of the gray color when dry), but I find it a little messy to mix with water and get the right consistency, especially when I'm getting ready for work and don't want to spend an hour on my makeup. I'll be sticking to a store-bought brand for eye shadow that stays looking fresh and non-creased for a full work day -- and it's much cheaper than BM.
GREAT EYE COLOR!!!!!
Received eye shadow was anxious to use it ,with bareMinerals primer it's a winner will be coming back for more!!
The shadow is easy to apply. It lasts all day and has a lovely shimmer. I would like to see a container that keeps it from spilling. I have seen some of the foundations with a different lid.
These shadows are great. They come in great colors and go on very easily. I am not the most experienced make up applier so if it works for me then it can work for everyone.
My favorite eye shadow!
Glimmer is my favorite eyeshadow of Bare Escentuals, then Glimpse. I like the flecks of sparkle rather than a matte finish, so it's perfect for me. And there are so many lovely colors to choose from... too many... I have quite a collection. It has real staying power, especially when you use the eye primer. Also, it lasts FOREVER!! Really!
I have been a fan of BE for years now and I must say that the glimmers are one of my top 5 must haves from BE!! The colors are gorgeous, not "glittery", more of a shimmer, they blend beautifully and I love to foil them! I even mix colors to create one of my own (I know many others do this too!) The color stays put until you remove it and you can go from a very casual daytime eye into a very dramatic nighttime eye. They last for a VERY long time, you need so little to get the color you need!! I keep looking for new & different shades!!
On the web this appears to be a deep black/eggplant. It's actually brown.
LOVE OPAL GLIMMER!!
I really, really love the glimmers, which is crazy because I'm not a glitter kind of fan. But these are not full of chunks of glitter. They are very tiny specks. I love to use Opal Glimmer as the highlight under my brow. It also works beautifully in the inner corners to open up small eyes and make you look fresh and illuminated.
Also, for any older ladies that are wary about "glitter" products. Try a glimmer in a light, cream kind of shade. The glimmer is not as obvious in a light shade as it might be in a deeper or darker shade.
This is a great color! More of a pink peach not orange. BE makes great products with excellent all day staying power.
The glimmer eye shadows are fantastic. My favorites are Amazing Amanda and In The Buff (which I wear almost every day). They definitely shimmery and glimmery...and fun. I like to mix with the regular BE eye shadows and Glimpses...what a fun line with so much to choose from! Highly recommend and will come back for more colors. FYI--loose powders take getting used to--give them a try and get some new brushes and enjoy them...they really are fabulous!
Best Eye Shadow On The Market!
These shadows look great whether you are 15 or 50! Great to wear at the office or out on the town! Highly recommend the Glimmer! Love Desire, Devotion, Nude Beach and a few others for medium to dark brown eyes. Thank you Leslie!
Stayed on through a MARATHON!
Are you kidding??? I am so impressed with the staying powder of ALL the BE make-up including these...as a matter of fact, I just checked my make-up (I'm wearing Heart Glimmer) and it looks like I just put it on (it's been on for almost 10 hours now). I even ran the Phoenix marathon and the first thing my friends said to me at the finish line..."Did you stop to touch up your make-up...it looks like you just put it on?"...Now, after running 26.2 miles...that's a serious compliment BE! NICE JOB!!!