Coming Soon: The New Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 Palettes in The Cocktail Hour and The Playlist

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Calling all Bare Escentuals bareMinerals babes. Set your calendars for November 1, and title the reminder, “2 new BM eyeshadow palettes coming out today.”


The limited edition Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 Palettes in The Cocktail Hour and The Playlist ($40 apiece) promenade into Bare Escentuals Boutiques on November 1, each with eight new Bare Escentuals bareMinerals pressed eyeshadow shades.

The Cocktail Hour

The Playlist

Base Escentuals is still new to the world of pressed powder eyeshadows, and if you haven’t tried any of their wares, the new palettes (with their simply pretty packaging) could be a great place to start.

I’m kinda crushing on the plum and khaki in The Cocktail Hour, myself…

The Cocktail Hour swatches, top row

The Cocktail Hour swatches, bottom row

Wearing The Cocktail Hour palette on eyes

Mah hair’s a HOT MESS!

bare escenturals bareminerals the cocktail hour


I do notice some minor fallout on my cheeks when I apply these shadows, but it’s nowhere near as much as I’ve seen from the Smashbox Style Files shades. For the most part, I think the range of easy-to-blend colors, the pretty packaging and the high level of pigment make up for it, so to speak.

PRICE: $40 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming November 1 to Bare Escentuals Boutiques, counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B (they do exhibit some minor fallout)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. We’re approaching the halfway marker, young lady. πŸ™‚ We’re almost over the hump.


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  1. Lisa says:

    I’ve hit a new makeup milestone. For the first time in my life, I’ve been able to look at a pretty palette and say “Well, I’ve got eyeshadows that could dupe all those colors… I guess I’ll pass”.

    Guess I better start giving stuff away so I can rationalize getting MORE. =)

  2. Sonya says:

    Cocktail Hour is very, very pretty. Unfortunately I’m not familiar with Bare Escentuals eyeshadows (pressed or otherwise) and fallout SUCKS, I will be skipping this! πŸ™‚
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  3. Jessi says:

    I think your hair looks cute! I like how you have your bangs swept to the side. The whole look is effortless, yet sexy!

    The eyeshadows are pretty, but I would have to see them in person and swatch them before I could buy.
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  4. Hmm. Looks very Estee Lauder-ish. Cute packaging.

  5. Melissa says:

    You look beautiful Karen. This is a nice look for you.

  6. Nina says:

    gorgeous look, Karen!

    the packaging of these eyeshadows is gorgeous!

  7. Wow, I am LOVING the beautiful, classy packaging! I would be tempted to whip it out for touch-ups all the time just so I could show it off, heh. 8)

    My favorite of the two is definitely Cocktail Hour!
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  8. Melody says:

    Oooo the Playlist has some lovely shades!

  9. JenJ says:

    *gasp* i wonts em!

  10. LOVE The Cocktail Hour but i already have enough of those shades :p. can’t wait to see swatches of The Playlist! :).
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  11. gio says:

    I love The Cocktail Hour, it has some very pretty shades.
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  12. AK says:

    I LOVE the packaging, love these colors. But I have many of them so I can’t rationalize getting it. $40 ain’t bad for all those shades, though. Thanks for sharing these! P.S. They look great on you and I love the up do hair.

  13. I NEED both of them! I love my duos–The Ephipany and The Promise–can’t wait for these!
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  14. Vijaya says:

    This is utterly hot!
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  15. Tiffany says:

    The shades in Cocktail Hour look amazing

  16. Soos says:

    I’ll have a cocktail, thank you!
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  17. Jen says:

    I love the taupe in The Cocktail Hour palette, and I can dupe the next two with Urban Decay Sin and Goddess. I wish I could get this, but I’m on a no-buy.

  18. Delina says:

    I love Bare Escentuals and have used them for years ever since I bought my first kit on QVC. They have wonderful sets at great prices!

  19. Ava says:

    ohhh, these are lovely! Is the dark blue in Cocktail Hour similar at all to the darkest blue in the new Chanel Lagons quad?
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  20. Kim says:

    Hey look! There’s a red in playlist! πŸ™‚ I’m still emotionally distressed over the fallout in my Lorac palette but I do enjoy looking at these BE colors in their pans. Btw, I think your hair looks cute and not hot-messy at all.

  21. Jill says:

    Are some shades the same as those in the quads/duos? they look familiar…

  22. jane says:

    wow! you look awesome! love the way you used the cocktail hour on your eyes.

  23. kalcedon says:

    I need both! Beautiful! πŸ™‚

  24. kharanya says:

    My first thought was OMG, I love cocktail hour, especially that peachy one on the top right. Then was totally crushed when I realized I can dupe all including that sparkly black/blue within my very small collection.

  25. April says:

    BE and Smashbox was what started this thing called addiction…which is funny as I am an addictions counselor:) Anyways, I have a billion loose e/s from BE and I LOVE them all. I was quite surprised when I first started seeing reviews of the pressed shadows, because they do loose so well. The only thing that is throwing me off is the packaging, I know everybody else loves it, but I just don’t like it:( But that won’t stop me from indulging!

  26. Vonvon says:

    I am so glad for your post round-ups in weekends. I don’t know how I could have missed this post?

    I am so gonna get The Cocktail Hour if they are available in the UK. The Playlist looks like it has some pretty colors too.
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  27. Mariana says:

    Wasn’t really feeling The Cocktail Hour until I saw the swatches and pictures of them on you–gorgeous! However, I’m still drooling over The Playlist, beautiful fall colors!!

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