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Haul: New Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyeshadow Duo & Quad - The Scenic Route & Soundtrack



I was totally looking forward to the new bareMinerals eyeshadows and I totally wasn't disappointed.

Let me just get the one thing I don't like about these palettes out of the way - they have that smooth, rubbery packaging like the NARS compacts. I've not had any trouble about sticky NARS compacts but they look dirty and dusty very fast. Case in point - the bareMinerals duo above - it's brand new and somehow already looks a little grubby.

And that is the ONE not-so-nice thing I have to say about these. 


Recently launched in Sephora, these eyeshadows have the butteriest, creamiest textures with a beautiful pearlised glimmer. It's not just the lighting in Sephora that made the eyeshadows gleam - they look awesome even in regular lighting. Even the mattes, which I often don't quite care for, are very smooth. I found it VERY hard not to buy any the moment I swatched them. 

The eyeshadow formula is enriched with a Sea Nutritive Mineral Complex that aims to revitalise and smooth the eye area. They were spot on in terms of "vivid" and "silky" texture for sure ...

I picked up the duo in The Scenic Route (SGD$39). I like how the label behind names the 2 eyeshadows so clearly. And I love the names of the individual eyeshadows - it goes with the name of the palette. In the case of The Scenic Route, Breathtaking and Spectacular would be common adjectives to describe beautiful scenes.

Breathtaking and Spectacular are indeed breathtaking and spectacular ...

Breathtaking is a cream white with a vivid golden glimmer; it's very beautiful but the real star in this duo is Spectacular. Spectacular is a gorgeous antique golden khaki with a beautiful gold glimmer. You can see the gorgeous golden gleam in both shades in the slightly blurred shot below.

I love how rich both shades look - perfect with a darker green, deep blue, pewter black for a luxe-looking eye.

Another rich set of shades can be found in The Soundtrack (SGD$57) - a quad of 4 warm complementary bronzey, gold, khaki shades.

It's not the most unique colour combination but there is this immense richness about the jewel-toned shades that makes it so pretty. And that rose-tinged copper shade was just irresistable.

And here is how The Soundtrack grooves to the beat ...

A matte bone, warm gold, rose-copper and a blackened khaki with gold glimmer - a very "complete" eyelook palette. I really love the gold and rose copper shades - they just POP!


The bareMinerals range of new eyeshadows are worth taking a look at - the other 3 quads I saw are pretty but in terms of rich colour and nice combination of shades, Soundtrack stood out to me. There is a larger range of duos, with some very pretty combinations and a duochrome shade in the mix too. I got mine at 10% off, using the Sephora rewards coupon from the loyalty programme.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


Disclaimer: Products featured purchased with my own money. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.

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OMG, Spectacular is GORGEOUS!! :D

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MsKas9: I swatched it and didnt buy ... and then my mind was fixated on it for the longest time and I said, "ahhhhhhhh, just buy and get over and done with!" No regrets though

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