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Not even newly minted coins can outshine the shimmery, foiled effect they create on lids, and passersby couldn’t miss them if they tried.
And that’s not all. The six rich, pigmented colors are tough, too, lasting all day long with barely a crease.
I’m not enamored with the packaging, but on that front at least Bare Minerals tried something different. The product comes in a tube that makes it look kinda like a lipgloss, but in place of a doe-foot applicator, it has an eyeshadow sponge. Before using it to apply, the company recommends swiping the sponge against the rim of the tube to remove any excess product, and then lightly guiding the sponge across the eyelid.
From left to right: Meteorite, Flash, Gold Metal and Vapor
“Free of preservatives and chemical irritants, the velvety-smooth, long-wearing formula glides on effortlessly for an extra creamy, opaque finish full of glistening, foiled effects.”
Swatches from left to right: Meteorite, Flash, Gold Metal and Vapor
I tried doing it the way Bare Minerals suggests several times, and, hello! — fallout city. Lots of unwanted eyeshadow speckles on my cheeks and under my eyes. ‘Twas not cute.
Dabbing the sponge tip on the back of my hand, and then picking up the product from there with a firm, flat eyeshadow brush gave me better results with much less fallout, but even doing it this way, a few wayward bits of shadow still end up where they don’t belong.
All told, I’m not a fan of the fallout and packaging, but if you can overlook those, your eyes will shimmer like shooting stars! 🙂
PRICE: $16; six shades
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Bare Escentuals stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,