Bare Escentuals bareMinerals has something BIG lined up for fall, and the question is, are you ready?
The line is leaping into the thrilling world (it is to me) of pressed eyeshadow duos and quads with a brand new line of permanent collection products called Ready. The 19 pieces in the Ready Eyeshadow Collection, which arrives on counters this October (ready or not), consist of four quads ($30 each) and 15 duos ($20 each), and for a brand best known for their loose mineral eyeshadows, it signifies a brave shift in a bold new direction.
But what about the minerals…?
Don’t worry. They’re still here — in the form of something called “solid mineral technology.” bareMinerals went mining in the sea and put the stuff they found into pressed powder form. The shadows, according to the company, promise to deliver vivid pigments, as well as softer, smoother skin.
These just emerged from the surf this afternoon, so I haven’t had a chance to really dig into ‘em yet, but I had to share pictures. From what I can tell so far, the vibrant powders feel soft and surprisingly smooth (and aren’t the product names GREAT!?).
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Collection: Full Collection Pictures
The Afterparty, clockwise from the lower left: Rowdy, Cheers, Mingle and Lights Down
The Dream Sequence, clockwise from the lower left: Boudoir, 500 Thread Count, Romp and Nightcap
The Elements, clockwise from the lower left: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
The Truth, clockwise from the lower left: Fate, Serendipitous, Magnetism and Apropos
The Enlightenment: Guru (left) and Namaste (right)
The Epiphany: A-ha (left) and Foreshadow (right)
The Escape: Daydream (left) and Wanderlust (right)
The Flashback: Deja Vu (left) and Amnesia (right)
The Grand Finale: Standing O (left) and Climax (right)
The Honeymoon Phase: Giddy (left) and Do Not Disturb (right)
The Inspiration: Muse (left) and Passion (right)
The Nick of Time: Chance (left) and Kismet (right)
The Paradise Found: Nirvana (left) and Utopia (right)
The Perfect Storm: Cumulus (left) and Tempest (right)
The Promise: Aspire (left) and Vow (right)
The Scenic Route: Breathtaking (left) and Spectacular (right)
The Showstopper: Bravo (left) and Encore (right)
The Top Shelf: Mixologist (left) and Cognac (right)
The Vision: Illusion (left) and Mirage (right)
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Collection: Swatches on NC42 Skin
The Afterparty, from left to right: Rowdy, Cheers, Mingle and Lights Down
The Dream Sequence, from left to right: Boudoir, 500 Thread Count, Romp and Nightcap
The Elements, from left to right: Earth, Air, Fire and Water
The Truth, from left to right: Fate, Serendipitous, Magnetism and Apropos
The Enlightenment (Guru and Namaste) and The Epiphany (A-Ha and Foreshadow)
The Escape (Daydream and Wanderlust) and The Flashback (Deja Vu and Amnesia)
The Grand Finale (Standing O and Climax) and The Honeymoon Phase (Giddy and Do Not Disturb)
The Inspiration (Muse and Passion) and The Nick of Time (Chance and Kismet)
The Paradise Found (Nirvana and Utopia) and The Perfect Storm (Cumulus and Tempest)
The Promise (Aspire and Vow) and The Showstopper (Bravo and Encore)
The Top Shelf (Mixologist and Cognac) and The Vision (Illusion and Mirage)
The Scenic Route (Breathtaking and Spectacular)
Well, what do ya think? I’m intrigued by the metallics — actually, by more than that. I see a lot of fun colors here (LOVE The Vision and Showstopper duos).
Happy 1,123rd birthday, Vampire Eric!
Vampire Eric, known by his family and friends as Alexander Skarsgård, turns 35 today.
Happy birthday, Vampire Skarsgård! You look great for your age.
My buddy Marisol was kind enough to alert me to this article featuring animated A. Skarsgård .gifs.
Thanks, Marisol. And THANK YE GODS for the fine specimen that is Mr. Skarsgård.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,