So it’s pretty obvious I’m a big fan of bareMinerals and love their foundations and primers, but another product I love of theirs are their loose eyeshadows.
I’ve built up quite a collection and have a variety of shades, however, I’m not really a very ‘bright’ eyeshadow fan so the majority are more suited to dark smokey eye looks. There are a few brighter colours too, but I generally work those into a smokey eye as well.
At first glance they seem like they would be quite messy to use, but I find that if you just gently dab your brush into the powder, then swirl it in the lid, it takes off the excess and distributes the product evenly into the bristles.
So less is more with this product and as the colour pay off is strong, you only need to use a tiny amount then build as needed. They are highly pigmented and really easy to blend.
Queen Phyllis, Renew and Celestine
Queen Phyllis is the most amazing highlighter colour and I love using this on my brow and cheek bones. It’s a shimmery, yellow-toned, light buttercup colour and is probably my favourite if I had to choose!
This really is amazing to highlight with, it is very shimmery though, so not for those who like a more subtle highlight. I think it’s too shimmery for cheekbones during the day so only use it on my cheekbones for nights out.
Renew is a peachy-pink shimmer perfect for everyday and looks lovely combined with a light brown for a natural eye look.
Celestine is a stunning, light, silver-grey shimmer which I absolutely adore with a dark grey in the crease and outer corner.
Drama, Smoke and You Can Never Be Too Rich Brown
Drama is another favourite of mine. Grey is my favourite colour for eyeshadow and this is a really beautiful, shimmery, deep silver-grey.
Smoke is such a unique colour. It’s hard to explain, but it’s a matte stone-grey but also slightly khaki-green and is my perfect everyday colour. It’s just so different and unusual but I really love it! I can’t seem to find it anywhere though so I hope it’s not been discontinued.
You Can Never Be Too Rich Brown is the perfect, matte, dark brown with a slight red undertone. The red undertone makes it really complimentary for green eyes. It’s such a vivid, pure, rich brown.
Intuition, 1990’s and Skyline
Intuition is a vibrant egg-plant, pinky-purple with glimmer and really compliments the shade 1990’s.
1990’s is a stunning, smokey, deep plum. I actually bought this and Intuition together for creating a purple smokey eye. I blend this on the outer corners and in the crease with a little black, and with Intuition blended into the center for a different take on the usual grey/brown/black combinations.
Skyline is a matte, dark grey-purple and perfect for a bold wash of colour. I also like to use this in place of black for when I want a more subtle and less harsh smokey eye look.
So those are all the shades in my bareMinerals eyeshadow collection. I probably have enough to last a life time, but there’s just so many beautiful colours that I’ll no doubt end up adding even more to my collection soon!
Have you tried bareMinerals loose eyeshadows before?