bareMinerals Eye Quad
bareMinerals Eye Quad True Romantic

This is love at first sight! I really do like the bareMinerals pressed eye shadows and this has gone straight into my keep drawer because I know I will use it and use it.

bareMinerals True Romantic Palette
bareMinerals True Romantic Palette

The white shade, Love It,  has some shimmer to it and the deeper brown shade, Head Over Heels, is matte but my favourite shade in this is pale gold Woo Is Me which has pinky iridescent tones to it. The final shade is Louder and it’s ALL gold!

bareMinerals Quad Swatch
bareMinerals Quad Swatch

It’s launching in February 2014.

bareMinerals Spring 2014
bareMinerals Spring 2014

The rest of the Spring 2014 collection has a pink-nude theme – so flattering and wearable other than the blush which is a major fail in terms of packaging because I couldn’t even get the plastic insert out of the lid to open it. There’s only so many nails I’m going to risk pulling on a piece of plastic that is determined to stay put.

bareMinerals Swatch
bareMinerals Swatch

Above, Lasting Line Long-Wearing Eyeliner in Always Charcoal (£14), Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Feel The Love (£16) and Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Heartbreaker, £16.

bareminerals blush Swoon
bareminerals blush Swoon

Above, the rogue blush. Grr.

bareMinerals Palette
bareMinerals Palette

I’m really impressed with The Mix Master bareMinerals READY Convertible Eyeshadow Palette where the middle section of three shadows clicks out so you can carry it about. Cleverly, all of the shadows click in and out so you can make your three-palette whatever shades you want to. Not sure, truly, how much I’d be faffing about doing this, but even without that feature it’s got some brilliant colours.

bareMinerals Palette 3
bareMinerals Palette

It’s very easy to slot the middle section in and out, although watch your nails while you try and click the individual colours in and out – not so easy first time around, but they get looser the more you do it.

bareMinerals Palette
bareMinerals Palette

Above is the middle section clicked out.

bareMinerals Instructions
bareMinerals Instructions

Better yet, the packaging gives very clear instructions on looks – what are base colours, what are crease colours and what are lid colours so I’d suggest this as a starter palette for any age, but particularly for non-teens who want to start experimenting with looks. I know if I asked most of my (non-beauty) friends what their ‘crease colour’ is, they’d look blank and yet, they’d love to be wearing smokey eyes. Strangely, after years of not being that interested in doing my eyes (far happier doing my nails) I am suddenly really enjoying eye make-up again, so you could say I’m back at experimental stage, which is why I suggest this for any age. I’ve used it already and I’m loving it, not least because it’s all made so easy and the formulas are lovely to apply. It’s £45, HERE.

If you don’t want the commitment of a huge palette, I’m happy to recommend the eyeshadow duos at £19 – I have The Top Shelf HERE and every single time I wear it, someone comments that it looks lovely (thanks to shade Cognac; a warm gold). I’ve linked to Selfridges for this one because it’s the last day of their 10% off beauty purchases (if you don’t have a code go HERE).

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