Bare Escentuals • Loose Powder Eyeshadow • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
My brother bought me the Sweet Obsessions eyeshadow palette as a gift for Christmas a few years ago and if you have a brother you should know how sweet that is to have a brother actually cater to your makeup interests and spend that much money on you. I was really excited to get the shadow palette since the colours in it were gorgeous, if you haven't seen swatches of them definitely look them up because they are so beautiful. My problem with these shadows is that the colour payoff of these are terrible. I always use primer with my shadows and these hardly showed up with primer so I would be terrified to think how horrible they look without it. There is a really pretty mint shade in this palette and when you put it on your lid it just looks like a frosty white, you can't see the mint at all. Really disappointing. I have had this palette in my drawer for about 4 years now and all of the shadows are basically full and I don't see that changing. Too bad. Do not buy this, you can do better with Maybelline and Wet n Wild.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have a love hate thing with these shadows. I said I "wouldn't buy them again", but I'm not so sure.
Pros: Wonderful pigments, wonderful shades, professional finish, long lasting, beautiful shades.
Cons: Crap, crap packaging, difficult to apply even when you use the brand's own brushes, takes ages to get a good finish and you need to be a make up pro to do them properly. More than likely to splatter all over your dressing room. Loads of wasted product.
That is, when you get it right, it is wonderful, longlasting beautiful eyeshadow.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Bare Escentuals in Faux Fox is a great color for everyone. This is a neutral color that goes with all eye colors and will bring out the flecks of color in your eyes. I would buy this again, It is a must as a staple in my makeup bag.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I like these mineral shadows, the shimmers are pretty, buildable, easy to apply. I don't find them messy, it's a matter of handling. Powder makeup are all be prone to spillage, and if you're not careful on handling them, they will all be a mess! I'm very meticulous on handling any kind of makeup, so the messy part is not a problem to me at all. Anyways, these shadows adhere good on my lids even without a primer. They would be perfect applied on cream shadows too, for intensified effect. My favorite shade is Flawless Diamond, it has the prettiest peachy shimmer color and versatile to mix with other eyeshadows. Overall, these are my fave among mineral shadows on the market.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Brown
This has been a staple in my makeup bag! The colors are so pretty and smooth. My favorites are cultured pearl and snow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Overall I'm really liking this product. I have VERY OILY skin, so I was a little worried that this would crease in my lid and look like a hot mess. I've been pleased so far and I even eneded up buying more colors on Ebay. The cost is not too bad costing about $13 at Ulta per pot of color. I found them a few dollars cheaper on Ebay $9-$11 dollars per pot. I do understand that they can be messy to work with. I find that a little goes a long way and you really have to tap the brush into the minerals then swirl it (I use the top of the mineral lid) and then tap it again to get off any extra pigment. You can build the color up and it is more time consuming to apply the eye shadow, but I would say that the colors blend so well and they do not settle into my crease that is is worth the extra time to me. I do use Estee Lauder double wear eye shadow primer underneath the shadow and throughout the day I use Clean and Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets to mop up excess oil on my face. All in all I'm very pleased with this product and would purchase these products again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
If you know how to apply loose shadows, they are a breeze to wear. I'm always on the hunt for a good matte shadow, but I have to say, B.E. makes some GORGEOUS shimmery colors! I literally want every one of them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I bought a couple sets of these eye shadows about a year ago, and I find that I don't really reach for them. They're not as pigmented as I usually like my shadows to be, and they're really messy. I wouldn't really recommend them unless you wanted to get them specifically for pressing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I stupidly fell into this crazy and i am now stuck with so many of these eye shadows. they are nothing special. they are very messy and you LOSE a lot of product over time. They are average. Chantacallie, Chanel and BB are the best eyeshadows hands down. These do not have the same color pay off and again you waste soo much.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
LOVE BARE ESCENTUALS eye shadow!!:) It glides on when used wet, it blends really well, it has great pigment, you can use it for anything u can think of for ur eyes, also if you want to use this for a light eyeshadow it works great, if you want to use it for a more dark, intense look it also works fantastic for that too:) Buy this product if your looking for an Eye shadow with good quality!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I LOVE this stuff. I have over 20 bareMinerals eyeshadow colors. And i want more, MORE!
There is a great range of finishes: matte, satin, shimmer, glitter. And the range of colors is just astounding! If you can think of a color, they probably have it. Some can be deceptive, looking plain in the container, but amazing duotone or undertone on the skin. If you can go somewhere to play with them, you will see what i mean. I am fortunate to live near a BE shop, but Sephora and ULTA have a reduced range of colors to test. Between the finishes and the colors, bareMinerals something for every taste and situation.
I find these are no messier than pressed powder eye shadows. I have no problem getting shadow out of the container, onto one of my various brushes (depending where i am putting the color), and onto my eyes. I use some colors both as shadow and as liner... and i line with a tiny fine liner brush.
I use Urban Decay Primer Portion first and this powder stays and stays! I put it on in the morning and it is still going strong at bedtime (time to wash it off). And even without primer these hold up amazingly well (i don't have oily eye lids).
The color payoff is terrific! The colors blend well. And I have great fun creating interesting color combinations.
And did i say i LOVE this stuff? It is my very most favorite-est ;-) eye shadow of all. I have all sorts of loser DS shadows (poor color payoff, boring finishes) as well as quality moderate to HE (Urban Decay, MAC, Laura Mercier, Lancome, Dior) shadows. And bareMinerals are the ones i reach for most often.
The only fault i can find with bareMinerals eye shadows is that i have a hard time deciding which colors to buy next!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wish I could wear these shadows since there are so many colors to choose from but something in BE shadows make my eyelids itch, turn red and flake for days after wearing.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
PLEASE NOTE: these are my FAVORITE eyeshadows of all time
-gorgeous range of colors for every taste
-i have never experienced fallout
-come with a ton of product
-neutrals and colors
-wide range of textures
-glitter can be slightly chunky but never gritty
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A friend gave me this in PURE SPICE. Looks like terra cotta dirt. Didn't think much of it until I decided to play with it. Swatched it on my hand and HOLY CRACKERS, this looked like a mild dupe of MAC's CLUB eyeshadow. It has the duochrome of blue/green with the fading of a brown just like CLUB. I was still unsure because it's more subtle than the L'oreal H.I.P. pigment in Intrepid. Intrepid is extremely iridescent with the chrome of blue/green compared to Pure Spice. I suggest you girls look out for it at the nearest Bare Escentuals counter!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
While I wish they had more choices of neutral eye colors, I do really like the shadows themselves. Chenille is my favorite but I haven't tried as many of them as I would like to.
These are also so messy that it's hard for me to make them party of a daily routine.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
I have only tried the bareMinerals eyeshadow in Citrus Twist and I love it! It's a beautiful pigmented color. Very peachy, sort of pink with a lot of iridescent shimmer. It may sound a little scary, but it's actually gorgeous. You can put it on sheer, or layer it for more drama. Both ways are gorgeous.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight Eyes: Brown
The BE mineral eyecolors do need a primer for full effect and longevity on most (98%) people, including me; Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Urban Decay's primer will work just fine, but BE's primer is good too (if you have another primer you like, feel free to stick with it). That being said, I love the texture, blendability, and longevity of these gorgeous eyeshadows. I can never have enough of them. They require some more application time than compact-based eyecolors, but they're worth it when you have the time. Surprisingly little fallout for a powder. Infinite color variety, and there are super kits for those who aren't confident about combining colors.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am so glad that I tried mineral eye shadows. I started with L'Oreal mineral eye shadow and really liked the versatility of the product - goes on as light or heavy as you want to make it. L'Oreal did not have a great color selection so I tried BE mineral shadows and liners - I am now a loyal BE customer for life. You can apply them anywhere from sheer/opaque to deep/vibrant. You can mix colors to make a unique just for you color. You can apply them dry or wet (foiled). You can use any color as an eyeliner - experiment, experiment, experiment!! The blend so well and stay put for hours. You do not have to use a primer, but if you do, your shadow will stay put all day! Doesn't stick to creases either. I LOVE MY BE MINERALS!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I work in an office with harsh, unflattering, fluorescent light, and I don't like to look overly made up or artificial. On the other hand, I get bored with the same old neutral beiges and browns. I don't use the sparkly glimmers, but most of the fabulous colors of shadows, liners, and glimpses can be applied lightly but effectively without looking like I'm headed for a nightclub. I particularly like the fact that they don't irritate my contact lenses.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
At first I loved these shadows because of their colors - I bought three kits - Wild Child (purple set), some earthy chic tones set, and the new Naturally Adventurous set (had tan shadow with a weak teal liner shadow). But I've realized that even with primer (too-faced), these shadows fall out by midday - making me look like a raccoon. And it will crease faster than other shadows (like Lancome...etc) with primer on. Especially in warm spring/summer like weather like right now.
The Naturally Adventurous set sucks (if you see my other review for one of the shadows in it) - long story short, not pigmented enough to show even on fair skin. (and no matter how much I stacked on, color was just plain weak). Maybe I should have returned it as soon as I opened it, but I felt bad so I didn't...and I tried this in the store before I bought it but I didn't know the teal color was the liner...had I known that, I would have realized it was too light to be a liner and not have bought the kit. (the teal is the prettiest color in there and I thought it was just an eyeshadow, not liner).
EDIT 6/26/09 : Bc of the summer weather, these shadows really suck, I wore them with primer and by the end of the day, the colors all melded together to make on my eyelid a dull, muddy mess...well whatever was left of it anyway, most of it creased and faded. le sigh. the teal was so vibrant when I first caked it on, it became a dull, dark mucky turquoisish by day's end.