Bareminerals is a new line to me, but one that is quickly gaining shelf space in my makeup collection. I've recently tried a bunch of their products and have definitely had a few standouts that made their mark on me almost immediately. Their new Complexion Rescue was one of them (which I reviewed yesterday - watch that video here), their Marvelous Moxie lipsticks (review coming next week) and these new "The Neutrals" eyeshadow palettes. At this point, it should come as no surprise to anyone that I gravitated towards these palettes almost immediately. What really drew me in at first glance was how small and compact they were in size - absolutely perfect for travel. So many of my palettes (and I have a lot - eek!) are big and bulky making them suitable for use at home but not when I am away. There were three palettes that differed in color but all fell in the "neutrals" category and can be worn every day.
1. The Power Neutrals - I was instantly excited to try this palette simply because almost the entire thing is matte. MATTE! Yay! There is one shimmer shadow and one pale glittery shade (the first one to the far left on my arm - it's hard to see because it blends in to my skin). The texture of the shadows are powdery with a medium pay-off. I know so many people are quick to run to heavily pigmented palettes and eyeshadows, but for me I actually like formulas that are a bit more sheer because it makes them easy to work with in the morning when I am getting ready. No need to blend out for 10 minutes because the first swipe is too intense - these shadows are almost foolproof they are so easy to apply.
2. The Sexy Neutrals - After using this palette a few times, I quickly nicknamed it my "one swipe" palette, because most of the colors can be used by themselves for a quick wash of color. I was really drawn to the shimmer in this palette because it's understated and appropriate for daytime use. It's that grown up shimmer that gives the lids a fresh glow rather than a glittery disco ball fall out situation (not fun).
3. The Posh Neutrals - This palette has more cool tones in its mix and blends both shimmer and matte shades together. The colors seem to be a bit more sheer than the other two so a primer is a must when using this palette. I like that it has more plums, grays and purples to its assortment which forces me to get out of my brown shadow monotony. Ha! Out of all three, this palette has the most number of shades that blended right into my skin tone which makes them perfect lid or highlight colors when I am building a more dramatic eye.
*pr samples included
Which palette was your favorite of the three? What are some of your favorite Bareminerals products? Leave me a comment below!
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