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Monday 6 June 2011

Bare Minerals High Shine Eyeshadows Moonshine and Meteorite

L - R Moonshine, Meteorite

I discovered these quite by accident - Meteorite appeared in a goody-bag, and I was so impressed that I went out the very next day and bought another one!  Like the Armani Eyes to Kill shadow I showed you yesterday, these appear to be another cream-shadow hybrid and are exceptionally long wearing and crease proof.

Housed in a tube, the shadows have a built in applicator (excuse the stock image, I'm an idiot and forgot to take a picture of it myself), which is actually pretty useful, and picks up enough product to actually be able to apply:

However, on my jar of Meteorite, the sponge picks up far, far, far too much product and this causes massive fallout, which is exceptionally annoying, however, I loved the shadow so much after applying it, that I overlooked this design flaw when I bought Moonshine.

Onto swatches!

Top is Moonshine, and bottom is Meteorite.  Moonshine is described on the Bare Minerals website as a "deep plum", which, whilst I wouldn't describe it that way myself, it is a very nice metallic purple, which isn't too scary a shade for daytime wear.  Meteorite isn't on the website yet (making me suspect that mine may be a pre-release sample -sorry), but it's a genuinely beautiful lightly blackened coppery bronze.

On initial swatching, the shades can apply thickly, and will need sheering out a little to make them wearable, particularly if you have creased eyelids, or are prone to dry eyelids, but sheering them out is possible and doesn't affect the wear-time:

These shades are very complex, around the edges of Meteorite on the bottom there, you can see how the way the light hits the shade affects the colour, this means - to me - that you don't really need other shadows with these, it looks like you've expertly blended a number of shades together already!  I'll post a Face of the Day with this shade soon, and you'll be able to see what I mean ...

Bare Minerals High Shine Eyeshadows are available from Debenhams, Selfridges and Bare Minerals boutiques, and cost £15 each.  They're more than comparable with the Armani Eyes to Kill shadows if you ask me - actuallly having improved wear time, and less creasing, and I'll be going back to purchase Patina (olive green) and Glisten (golden sand) soon.  They're also around a tenner cheaper, which has to be a good thing, in anyone's book ...

The Fine Print: One was a PR sample from an event unrelated to Bare Minerals, and one was purchased by me.  Further Disclosure: Stunt doubles were used in the swatch photos, Get Lippie's left hand is currently unavailable for photographic engagements.

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  1. Moonshine is a really interesting colour, it reminds me a little of Concrete Minerals Smut.

  2. late in commenting moi? this has been sitting in my google reader waiting for a suitable moment to comment. everything about these shades look perfect, the name and the shades. lovely buy. well done bare minerals xx

  3. these are so pretty! i'll have to pick one up


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