Bare Escentuals Ready Eyeshadow Quads

Bare Escentuals, Ready, quadBare Escentuals, THE mineral makeup company, the people who gave meaning to the words “swirl tap buff,” has taken a leap — into the world of pressed eyeshadow.

I never really got on the mineral makeup bandwagon, but Bare Escentuals still won me over with a range of excellent products beyond the realm of loose powders (to wit: Big and Healthy Lip Sticks, Pretty Amazing Lipcolor, Prime Time tinted primer/eyeshadow). And true to form, their new pressed eyeshadows are fantastic.

The pigmentation and texture are excellent — and it doesn’t hurt that the rounded-square shape of the pans remind me strongly of Chanel.

Bare Escentuals has always maintained that minerals are good for you, and they’re whistling the same tune with Ready eyeshadows. They say the formula contains a proprietary “SeaNutritive Mineral Complex” (as well as cucumber and caffeine) which claims anti-aging benefits, for softer, smoother skin on your eyelids.

Personally, I’d buy these shadows for their color and performance. If “SeaNutritive Complex” is actually good for you, that’s a bonus.
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The Truth is a palette of neutrals. Serendipitous is a satin shimmery pink beige. Magnetism is a matte red-brown. Fate is a shimmery “satin taupe” silver-cocoa. Apropos (which is pronounced “app pro POH”) is a matte, dusty chocolate brown with a few silver sparkles (which fly away when swatched without a base).

The Elements includes Air (a shimmery, slightly rosy champagne), Fire (matte pumpkin), Earth (a matte, mossy grey-green), and Water (a muted satin green teal).
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The Afterparty includes Cheers (a satin cool white), Mingle (a shimmery, cool, aluminum-foil grey), Rowdy (a matte dusty lavender/mauve purple, less rosy than MAC’s Quarry), and Lights Down (matte black with a few tiny sparkles).

For purple-lovers, there’s The Dream Sequence. 500 Thread Count is a satin pinked-white. Romp is a shimmery/frosty golden purple. Boudoir is a shimmery duochrome orchid pink-purple that reflects blue. Nightcap is a matte grape.

Ready eyeshadow quads are $30 each, available at Sephora (Friends and Family ends Wednesday, November 2nd), Sephora-in-JC-Penney, Ulta, Macy’s, Dillards, Nordstrom, and Bare Escentuals boutiques.

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5 Responses to “Bare Escentuals Ready Eyeshadow Quads”

  • Megan says:

    Hm. Several of those colors look gorgeous, but I’m not loving any of the quads themselves.

  • kat says:

    I love the purples! I would be interested in seeing how Boudoir compares to MAC Stars N’ Rockets.

  • RM says:

    I like the the neutrals and the purples. I haven’t ever tried any mineral makeup, so maybe I should grab one of these…

  • Beautiful colors, especially the purples.

  • Shannon says:

    I swatched these and the duos myself at sephora, and they really are pretty awesome, especially for the price. I ended up using my Sephora F&F code for some other items that are normally never onsale (like Guerlain) and i wanted to use my sephora gc, but i just got the 20% off coupon for Ulta…definitely picking up the gold/blue duo!

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