Wednesday, 1 January 2014

BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 - The Epiphany

I can never come out of a Mecca store empty handed. (For those who don't know what Mecca is, it is a store in Australia which is like a mini version of Sephora. It carries brands like Stila, Nars, Hourglass, BareMinerals, Chantacaille and By Terry which no other retailer in Australia stock)

This is what I purchased from one of my visits last month. The BareMinerals Ready 2.0 Eyeshadow Duo in The Epiphany.

It contains two eyeshadows A-Ha and Foreshadow. A-Ha is a bronze, coppery soft shimmer shadow and Foreshadow is a matte chocolate brown. Both the colours are super pigmented and they compliment each other. However, I do feel that there needs to be a transition shadow between the two as the finish and contrast in colour is so vast. (This is one of the reasons that I rarely buy shadow duos as it is never a complete palette for me. I always have to add something to finish the look). The reason I bought this duo is because of A-Ha, when I swatched it in the shop with my fingers, it was so creamy and so smooth. I just couldn't bare to leave it in the shop any longer. When applied onto my eyelids with a shadow brush, not as much product was picked up so the finish was not as opaque and metallic as I had hoped for. I love this duo non the less :)

L-R: A-Ha and Foreshadow

It was only after I used The Epiphany a few times that I realized A-Ha looks quite familiar. I actually have a shadow that is really similar in shade and texture. This is the Nudes palette by Chi Chi. This is a cheap dupe palette for the Urban Decay Naked 1. It retails for $22 AUD from Myer and Target. And the 4th shade (which on the Naked palette is called "Sidecar" I believe) is very similar, just a little bit less coppery than A-Ha.

L-R: A-ha and Sidecar dupe shadow

Have you created a unique look with this duo? 

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