bareMinerals Eyecolor
Last Updated:05.03.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

bareMinerals Eyecolor has a silky, lightweight loose powder texture that applies and blends well. Most of the shades go on softer than they look, and some of them appear matte in the container, but their noticeable shine is revealed on application. Speaking of shine, it runs the gamut here, from a “you’re glowing” to a “you’re blinding me” finish. This is still a messy way to apply eyeshadow, and the shiniest shades don’t cling as well as they should. Watch out for the "Glimmer" shades which have a grainier texture than the others.

Brand Overview

Bare Escentuals At-a-Glance

Makeup is what this San Francisco-based cosmetics line is primarily about, and they use the pure and natural marketing angle to entice consumers. Founded in 1976 by Diane Ranger, who left the company in the early '90s Bare Escentuals was one of the first brands to introduce the concept of loose powder foundation. Since then, they have moved beyond it to include liquid foundations and tinted moisturizers and an ever expanding line of color cosmetics as well as skincare products.

The products are sold in most Sephora boutiques and Ulta stores, though the full selection of skincare products is most often found at the Bare Escentuals freestanding stores scattered throughout the United States.

We should note that loose powder makeup does take some practice to get the hang of—yet there is no denying that this type of foundation has its fan base. There is a lot to love about Bare Escentuals, even if mineral makeup isn’t your thing (especially their price ranges, which have remained affordable in comparison to many of their neighbors at Sephora).

Strengths: Good makeup removers; a few well-formulated powders with SPF; some nice eyeshadows and impressive mascaras; some impressive foundations; several elegant brush options; not too expensive.

Weaknesses: Some of the loose powder products have texture and finish concerns; some of the skincare contain potentially problematic ingredients.

For more information about Bare Escentuals, call 1.888.795.4747 or visit www.bareescentuals.com.

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I love this eyeshadow. The Velvet colours are matte and the others have various finishes that are clearly defined by the company. Other matte colours are in their selections also. These shadows last a long time and blend well. Even when I first started using them, I never created a mess on my counter top. It would be pretty hard to create a mess when using these. The only downfall of the container is that they don't travel well but that is why they also offer the pressed options.

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