[productsamples/affiliate] Ever since bareMinerals dropped their main sell as pots of dust, they’ve gone from strength to strength. This collection is gorgeous – innovative in colour and texture and actually does fulfil the ‘blur’ brief with eye shades that look diffused from the moment you put them on, which I don’t think I’ve seen before.
There are two palettes – Dawn (front) and Dusk (back). They don’t look too far apart, shade wise, in the pan, but Dawn is softer in colour selection than Dusk and they swatch completely differently.
You’ll see in the swatches what I mean by a ‘diffused’ look – a kind of soft and smoky finish that I was surprised that they achieved. I think Dawn does it best. The first palette is Dawn and colours are (from bottom to top) : Starry Sky (iridescent twinkly), Hazy Taupe (twinkly), Misty Morning (twinkly), Pink Cloud (matte sheen) and Stormy Sky (sort of matte-metallic). Dusk starts with Purple Twilight (matte sheen), Harvest Moon (matte sheen), Crimson Sunset (metallic), Sepia Sky (metallic) and Evening Star (metallic).
This is Dawn – you can see the shades look slightly blurry which I absolutely love.
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The blur effect isn’t quite as apparent in Dusk but there are some strong shades in the mix for deep toned lids.
So, with the eyes, we’ve taken care of the ‘blur’ part of this collection. The ‘bounce’ part comes with four blush shades in a bouncy formula (which means that if you poke it, it feels soft and gel-like rather than hard and powder-like). The down side to this is that they feel a little oily which isn’t a problem personally because it makes the diffusion fantastic, but may not suit some. At a stretch, you might say that there is a blur effect, but I think it’s more that despite the intense looking colours, they go on as a fine wash of colour. I’m wearing Blurred Buff at the moment and it’s warmed up my tone without looking weird – it really looks quite natural.
I thought I was more excited about the palettes, but as I’ve been writing this and re-swatching as I go along, I think the blush has taken the edge. The first one is Coral Cloud, next is Pink Sky, then Mauve Sunrise followed by Blurred Buff. They look sparkly in the pot but I can’t really pick it up once it’s on the skin.
In the swatch bottom to top, it’s Coral Cloud, Pink Sky, Mauve Sunrise and Blurred Buff. I’m linking you to Escentual who have this collection cheaper than elsewhere – the palettes are £22.10 (instead of £26) HERE and the blushes are £19.55 (instead of £23) HERE. Non affiliate is HERE.
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