Bare Escentuals • Vanilla Sugar • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||91%|
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Medium Eyes: Blue
Great color and formula. Excellent as a wash on my fair skin. Love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Other Eyes: Green
While I like the neutral colour of this eye shadow, I don't like the texture - it makes my eyelids look crepey and old. It looks uneven too rather than smooth on me. I wanted to like it, not sure why it works for everyone else and not on me!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I received this in a swap from a wonderful MUAer. It's perfect for those "no makeup" days when you want to make your eyelids look bright and smooth.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Beautiful color, beautiful texture. I love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wear this every day. I have medium olive skin, and I use it on my eyelids up to my browbone, over my browbone, and under my eyes too. It brightens up the whole eye area but looks very natural, like my own skin but a million times better. I apply it before I use my Bare Minerals foundation. Sometimes I wear it alone, and sometimes I apply other shadows on top of it. You can't go wrong with this gentle, warm, peachy shadow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I can rave on and on about this eyeshadow because the color is amazing. I love the color, the price, and it lasts. I bought 2 already. Can't get enough of this light champagne peachy color that brightens up my eyes. Gives good coverage and a very good price in comparison to the other more expensive brands.
What I hate is the packaging - you use a little but all the powder falls off. It's hard to maneauver and not waste anything. I wish they made it less powdery.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've had this eyeshadow for a loooong time and just rediscovered it and fell in love again. On a daily basis I like to wear my make-up so natural as If I just naturally wake up looking beautiful (evil I know). Im often looking for eyeshadow that matches my complexion but evens out the veins on my lid and sometimes would only wear eyebase(blah). In the Jar this looks orangy, but If you swatch it you can clearly understand why they named this "vanilla sugar". This shadow matches my nw20 complexion soooo perfectly, It looks like my skin but better and I can wear it all the way up to the brow bone. What I love is the creamy texture and the subtle pearl glow it gives. I could imagine it being a wonderful highlighter for darker complexions. Its not too frosty, not too sparkly, not dry or chalky at all. Its just right. It almost melts into my skin and covers the discolorations on my lid. w/o eye base it appears a little more creamy (depending on the eyebase of choice). This is a staple, don't know why I underestimated it. I disagree with other reviews that say this can be duplicated (especially when the duplication mentioned costs more money for less product -makes no sense).
*this is also fabulous as a highlighter swept on cheekbones and nose!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a fantastically versatile color. Works magic as a base and looks fab alone. Also highlights the brow bone. It's just the perfect, basic eyeshadow for me. And of course it's BE so it blends wonderfully. Love it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Beautiful color. Long lasting. I made up my face in all Bare Escentuals and slept in it and still looked good almost 24 hours later. I deduct one lippie because it is messy and doesn't travel well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This eye shadow is ok. I really like it as an eye shadow base, but I don't find it does much on it's own.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was my first eye shadow by BE. It is light and feels like light velvet and leaves the perfect subtle shimmer on my lids. It's great for use as an eye shadow and as a highlighter on the brow bone. Very silky smooth and it does not cake up. Vanilla Sugar also makes the perfect base for layering shadows and creating different looks. A daily staple!