I find the Bare Minerals Ready collection of pressed shadows, blushes and powders much more appealing than the regular line, it comes in similar styled packaging to NARS, it looks sleek and modern and the colours look vibrant and wearable.
The Epiphany Eyeshadow Duo (£19) contains two
shades: A-Ha and Foreshadow.
A-Ha is a very shimmery, bordering on frosty,
bronzed brown. It has a soft, smooth, creamy texture.
Its applies quite similar to Bronze Topaz from Le Metier de beaute's Penelope Kaleidoscope, albeit less golden.
Shown below, A-Ha on the left, Bronze Topaz on the right.
Foreshadow is a
deep cocoa brown with a matte finish, it has a smooth texture and applies well.
Both shades have extremely good pigmentation and blend well. The wear of this is extremely good; with no
primer I do not get any creasing or colour fade even after 10 hours.
me A-Ha is a touch too shimmery for my taste and the overall look of
the duo is a bit too warm, however I will certainly pick up some more of
these due to the colour payoff, ease of blending and wear time.
the blush in Aphrodisiac (£22) though I was very tempted by the nude shade called Whisper.
Its a peachy pink with golden micro
glitter. It feels reasonably smooth and soft to the touch. Its not as
strongly pigmented on first application but the colour is easily built up.
It applies smoothly and I don't notice the gold micro glitter once on. Wear time is average.
I bought these from John Lewis