13 January 2014

bareminerals the true romantic eyeshadow quad

bareMinerals The True Romantic Eyeshadow Quad ($30.00) is part of their limited edition Spring 2014 collection. This line of eyeshadows is an absolute favorite of mine. In general, they are soft, creamy, and pigmented. This quad is a very basic selection of colors that reminds me a lot of the Dior Golden Flower palette. The first shade is a highlight shade, Love it, which is a very bright white with a slightly glittery white fleck in it. The second shade is a great all over lid color, Woo Is Me, which is a sheer pearl golden pink. This color was a little disappointing as far as texture, I found it flaky and had a lot of fallout. However, the color is so nice it might just be worth it. The third shade, Louder, is the standard bareMinerals metallic with a buttery liquid metal texture. No complaints here, unless you already own this shade as it is a repeat. The final shade is a deeper matte, Head Over Heels, which is a cool toned matte brown. It has a nice smooth pigmented texture.

Overall this palette is not the normal high level of quality I expect from bareMinerals, but they are still beautiful colors that can be used to create a great daytime look or a smoky evening look.

Sometimes bareMinerals quads have a disjointed feel to the color selections, but once you get it right, the colors really pop. Because of this, I thought it might be helpful to include a mini tutorial. Please enjoy and I would love to hear other opinions on this quad.