Initial Reaction: Bare Minerals READY Eyeshadow
Hey everyone! Often I get tweets, emails, and facebook comments that begin with "you should try...(fill in the blank)". I know how it feels to get excited about a great beauty product, so when you're excited about something that you think I should try-- I definitely take those recommendations to heart! :) After all, if you've been watching my videos for awhile, you know what I like! This recommendation came from Robyn on Twitter! She asked me if I'd tried the Bare Minerals READY Shadows (I hadn't) and she said she loved the duo in "The Top Shelf". If you're not familiar with Bare Minerals- they are known for their loose mineral products, but not too long ago, they unveiled pressed products, including these shadows. I've heard so many great things about this line of shadows, so guess what was involved in my most recent Ulta purchase?
Yep! This is the duo in "The Top Shelf"- the shade on the left is a pearly color called Mixologist, and the golden light brown on the right is called Cognac (it reminds me a lot of MAC's Woodwinked).
These feel SO GOOD! Like velvet! Actually a lot like the Photo-op formulation of the Smashbox eyeshadows I rave about. The colors both have a little metallic edge... and while they could be worn alone, I added a slightly deeper brown for a little more contrast in my outer corner. I really love the warmth of that golden shade, and I think the duo on its own makes a really great low-maintenance summer look.
These iphone pics that I quickly took seem to make everything from the shadow to my cheeks to my lips a litter deeper than they appear in person... but you get the idea. I'll have to wear these shadows more to determine their staying power... it was pretty good today- but I didn't really put them up against anything strenuous. What's not so good about these shadows? The price. This duo was $20! While it is a nice little mirrored compact... I think I might wait for some sort of value set or palette (They had one at Sephora called Cocktail Hour... not sure if that's still around)- before I get more shadows.
*LIP FIND! I recently picked up a Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick that was labeled "NEW"- the shade name is "Nude Delight" and I'm wearing it in these pics. Lots of people say they can no longer find the Rimmel shade that many of us love called "Spotlight Beige"-- I compared the two, and this is a pretty close dupe! Might be something to watch for if you're missing Spotlight Beige!
- I have a clothes/hair/makeup haul that I need to post in the coming days!
- Also the last part of the Best Self series on Beauty Vlogcast!
- This has been such a busy Spring so far!! From funerals to art shows to weddings... we've been traveling a lot and I think things might be slowing down a little. While I've loved getting to travel, I must admit- I've missed my weekend video-making time.
- Did some grocery shopping this afternoon & came up with a lot of good fruits and vegetables!
- It's shower time! Thanks for reading!!