Bare Escentuals • Vanilla Sugar • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||91%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's true, this color tends to be more peachy than vanilla to be honest. For my skin tone looks very good and nothing orangy whatsoever. I really like the texture of this eyeshadow. It's very creamy and didn't cause any dryness on my eyelid (some of the BE eyeshadows over dry my eyelid). This eyeshadow is a good base color for other eyeshadows or just as a highlight.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
You know, I really thought I had hit paydirt with this shadow. I've been looking for a nice neutral, highlight-y sort of color to place on my entire lid to wake my eyes up and to use on those days when I don't want to do the whole, highlight, color, contour thing on my eyes. Simple enough. Besides, my daughter has my MAC shadow that I use for that purpose (the MAC is more pinky and I love it).
Why didn't I just repurchase the MAC? I dunno--sometimes, we just want to check out other brands and enjoy the search.
So--I go to Sephora. I check out the Josie Maran, the Givenchy, blah.blah. I'm finding some nice colors in pallettes, but I just want a single shadow.
I find myself in the Bare Escentuals section. I'm kind of "meh" about B.E. Although I love the concept and realize it works very well for others, it doesn't do wonders for me. However, I was attracted to the shadows because A. They are loose. B. The packinging is very good for the loose shadows C. The price is excellent. D. The colors looked decent.
I find this "Vanilla Sugar". Hmmm..could be what I need. I rub some on my hand. Hmmm...nice. Very nice.
I should have realized that THE LIGHTING IN SEPHORA IS NOT REAL-TIME LIGHTING!!! Ugh. I"ve made this error before so apparently I will never learn.
When I went home and applied Vanilla Sugar--it was way too orangy.
I'm pale--and for some reason there ARE actually a few peachy shadows that work for me if there is some pink in it. This just gave my eyes that orangey-I-look-like-I-just-cried-and-am-tired kind of look.
I'm very dissappointed. Why? I actually LIKE the texture and will give B.E. shadows another try--I'll go back and look for a different shade. However this shadow should be named "Peach Cobbler" or something like that--it is NOT Vanilla anything. I'll be passing this on to my daughter.
Oh when will Sephora change their lighting?????
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This is the lovely brightening peach color I've been looking for! I was able to get this in a swap, and am am very excited about this color.
I have yet to actually purchase a BE shadow, I've been able to swap for them. However, you do get a lot for your money. I love to test out different loose shadows, and this one did not disappoint. I've been turned off by a lot fo BE shadows due to the shimmer or straight up glitter in them.
This one has a little bit of shimmer/frost but has enough chalkiness to it to grab onto the lid and not have major fallout.
I'm not sure if I completely understand why they call it Vanilla Sugar - if they called it Peach Sugar, might be a better name! I'm NC20 for reference, and this is a great shade for my coloring.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Vanilla Sugar is by far one of my favorite shadows from BE. It's like a satin pale peacy color (lighter than Peach Puff) I love this shadow. I pair this with Peach Puff and sometimes on it's own with a nice strong liner.. it gives your lids a very bright clean look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
One layer of this on my eyes looked just fine. However, with anything more my lids turned sort of pinky-orange. Won't buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Other, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
One of my absolute favorites! It goes great and complements just about every color.. and it blends incredibly well!! Can't get enough of this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
My HG eyeshadow goes great alone or paired with just about any other color!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I agree with all of the positive reviews below. I'm pale and pull warm and this shade makes my eyes come alive. I use it at least once a week, and, with my huge eyeshadow collection, that's saying something. Especially essential on weekends for an easy glow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am in love with this eye shadow. Like the reviewer below, it is an ugly color in the pot, not at all what the name "Vanilla Sugar" conjures up. But it makes the perfect brow and inner eye lighter for me, and it goes with everything! My favorite combo is this with BE's Queen Tiffany. It is so smooth and easy to apply. I would definitely always keep this in my make up collection.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I've gone through countless pots of this eyeshadow. Its is the most versatile product I have ever used, and I will never, ever be without it. It is the perfect lid color for a woman who is warmly complected, but very pale. I think, however, that it is neutral enough for even someone with a cooler complection to wear. It has a lovely pearlescent quality, but not a lot of shimmer. It's like skin, only better. I wear it nearly ever day, whether I'm going for a natural look or a dramatic one, and I wear it alone on those days wen I just need to look alert and not haggard. I apply it with a wet brush when I want more opaque coverage, dry for sheer.
Other uses besides eyeshadow:
1. Highlighter for face. I sweep in on the top of my cheekbones and down the center of my nose.
2. Beneath eyes to brighten on days when the undereye circles defy all other products.
3. Mixed with other products that have good color quality but are a little too vibrant for my pale complection.
The price is not bad, considering its a "prestige" cosmetic brand. You could pay as much for a drugstore eyeshadow, but why, when this is so perfect??? My *only* complaint is that it isn't available in a ginormous container.