This new $39 Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette by bareminerals is a lot like the last Transformers movie…except without the fast-twitch camera cuts, ear-splitting explosions and, ya know, robots.
OK, so now that I’ve thought about it more…it’s actually nothing at all like the last Transformers movie.
But it is like the slogan. 🙂 “More than meets the eye.”
With 12 full-size shimmery eyeshadows that you can pop in and out, this holiday set is something of a quick-change artist. The idea is to place three colors into the smaller mini-palette in the middle of the bigger palette, which you can then slide out and take along with you — you know, for touchups, booty calls, impromptu acts of makeup artistry in airport bathrooms, etc.
To make things even easier for nomadic eyeshadow enthusiasts, bareMinerals grouped each of the shadows into trios, then numbered the shades, making it easier to find the right lid color (the shadows marked with the number 1), crease shade (the number 2) and liner (3).
Seems very paint by numbers, doesn’t it?
Back to the whole robots thing, I can actually see Optimus Prime liking this concept, as he’s one of the better organized and more practical giant alien robots. Being covered in chrome himself, he would probably appreciate the shiny finish and minimal fallout of the shadows.
Speaking as a human woman, however, I have to ask — yo, where my mattes? While I can wear shimmers all day long, I still would have liked to see more mattes here.
Because options, can I haz?
Also, being valedictorian of the School of Makeup Overpackers, class of 2014, I would always, given the choice here between carrying all 12 shadows or just three, go with 12 every time. The idea of purposely restricting my shadow choices to three is just not my steez.
With the Ready Convertible Eyeshadow Palette, I think bareMinerals has an innovative design, but I’m just not sure how often I’d take advantage of it…
The limited edition Convertible Eyeshadow Palette is available now, transforming makeup lives at bareMinerals counters and online.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at bareMinerals counters and online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Yes, I’ve been feeling a little wacky today. In other news, I am so totally burned out on Gilmore Girls. I’m on the last season with about 15 episodes to go (Lorelai and Chris just got back together, doop-da-doo!), and I don’t know if I can do it anymore… If I hear one more crazy town conversation about absolutely nothing I might snap!