bareMinerals Ready Shadow Duo with Soft Sweep Eye Brush
The product is good but the consistency of the powder is different than what I am used to. I have been using Bare Minerals for over 10 years and this product is more of a thick powder and goes on heavier than the other eye shadows that I currently have. This is why I gave it three stars. I am returning the product because the colors are too bright and heavy for me.
Never Fails Me
I like this duo. It's subtle and like all the READY colors it's very easy to apply and is blendable. The brush is really soft. That's what drove me into making this purchase. The brush alone is probably worth 20 bucks, maybe a little less. So to get a duo that's worth $20 and get a brush with it, it's hard not to buy. This brush really delivers a "soft sweep". So I have been using this for my crease or as my highlight/base colors. I have a Tapered Shadow Brush, an Eye Defining brush and also a Double Ended Precision Brush to complete the rest of my eye look if it's a 4.0 or 8.0 palette. I'm usually a neutral girl, but I already had The Epiphany, so I went for the other palette instead.
I had ordered this shadow duo in "The Epiphany" combo for an upcoming gala function. I usually apply bareMinerals GLEE to my eyelids (yes, it is THAT versatile) but wanted to update my "cosmetic" wardrobe. The colors looked beautiful IN THE CONTAINER, but were too "crepey" on my eyes (and I always apply moisturizer first). Crinkly-looking eyes were NOT what I wanted, so it has to go back. This may be wonderful on the vast majority of those who purchase it, and that's why I gave it 3 stars. I had ordered it along with #A221923 eyeshadow duo and THAT didn't work out very well, either. Also, while I ordered BOTH duos at the SAME time, they came in SEPARATE packages, which means SEPARATE RETURN FEES. This makes it a challenge to confidently try new cosmetics, due to ever-increasing Postal-return expenses. Oh well, I LOVE bareMinerals and will keep trying.
I have used Bare Minerals in the past and liked the products. This is just OK...I haven't been bowled over by it or anything. I was expecting all sorts of things with it and honestly, just not there. I love smashbox and comparing the two brands, I have to say smashbox does out last this pariticular shadow.
The colors are great
I wanted a different color not the usual! This did it ! I have enogh purples and brown eyeshadows. I love the brush that comes with it!
So glad I tried it!
I decided to try this eyeshadow on a whim and I am so glad I did. I am amazed at how long it lasts (all day) and how easy it is to blend. I LOVE the brush that is included and if for no other reason, try it for the brush!
I will totally be watching for more colors!
Staying power isn't there
Like with other BE eye products, the staying power just isn't there. By late afternoon, my eyeshadow is gone, despite using an eyelid primer. I don't have this problem with Mally's products, for example, but I prefer the lovely BE colors, so I'm torn. I do appreciate this new concept ... pressed powder in a case rather than lose powder.
Love READY and ephiphany colors!
I love BE, have been using for about 11 years, but this READY format is what I've been waiting for!!!! Before the days of children I didn't mind opening up all of my little pots of eyeshadow and eyeliner colors but now I need to get ready fast and this is perfect!!! I can swipe this on and be ready in no time but look like I took all the time in the world. The epiphany color is so neutral and pretty and I think would look good on anyone. I love too that when I'm traveling this will be so easy to pack. Love, love, love!!!
The shimmery color was nice but the brown will only look good in the crease if you prime first to make sure all oil is removed. Its ok but I wouldn't purchase again.
I love these eyeshadows! I always have a hard time figuring out which colors should go together and now I don't have to! Plus I don't have to worry about spilling my colors. And even though the colors are pressed, it still doesn't take much color on the brush and the colors are still vibrant. Plus you get a new eye brush!
First I have to say I never got anything from BE that I didn't like! I have over $9,000.00 in BE make-up and about $2,950.00 in brushes. So needless to say I can comment on several things. The READY line rocks!! It's easy to just drop in your purse and go. The whole line is wonderful, u get such a great pay off without using a lot of product just like the loose colors u do not need a lot to get great colors. The READY line u gently tap the brush on the product do not rub the brush around like u would with drug store make- up. Just tap like twice and apply its that easy. I have all the READY products and love them all. I would for sure recommend people try this line. Just like all BE u need just a drop. Try it, you will love it as well. ENJOY AND PLAY!!!!
The pressed eye color seems to last longer than colors in loose formation. The case, however, is dificult to open the brush was difficult to remove.