Thursday, December 5, 2013

bareMinerals Holiday 2013: Degrees of Dazzling 20-Pc Eye Shadow Set Swatches, Review





bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling



Every year, I look forward to the entire gamut of holiday collections from bareMinerals.  This is the time when the company goes all out when it comes to holiday kits.  When I say all out, I do mean it: bareMinerals has the most number of holiday kits from one brand that I know of.  One of the best kits they have is the huge eyeshadow kit.

bareMinerals Degrees of Dazzling contains 20 eye shadows that are divided into 4 amazing finishes.  The kit has Velvets (matte), High Shines, Glimmers and Liner Shadows.  The Velvets are the mattes, the High Shines are the truly metallic ones, the Glimmers have a nice subtle sheen to them, and the Liner Shadows are just that - dark, uber-pigmented shadows that can be used as a liner or as crease/outer lid colors to create more dimension to the eye look.

Each pot of shadow is not a full-size one, but it is substantial enough that it can last a long, long while, since a little goes a long way.

This set contains:
- 0.01 oz x 5 Velvet Eyecolor in Mauve, Emerald, Lavender, Nude, Charcoal
- 0.01 oz x 5 High Shine Eyecolor in Pewter, Stay Golden, Deep Sea, Iridescent Iris, Rose Gold High
- 0.01 oz x 5 Glimmer Eyecolor in Silver Dollar, Ginger Sugar, Violent Spell, Golden Pear, Strawberry Mousse
- 0.01 oz x 5 Liner Shadow Eye Color in Black Liner, Starry Night, Toasted Espresso, Lagoon, Yoga

Here are the shadows.  They are divided according to their finishes.  Let's start with the Velvets:



bareMinerals Velvet Eyecolor in Mauve, Emerald, Lavender, Nude, Charcoal



Mauve, Emerald


Nude, Charcoal


Lavender, Nude Charcoal


bareMinerals Velvet Eyecolor in Mauve, Emerald, Lavender, Nude, Charcoal


bareMinerals Velvet Eyecolor in Mauve, Emerald, Lavender, Nude, Charcoal

A lot of people like mattes because they look better in photos and videos.  This is also the reason why I love the mattes in this kit.  They are very rich and pigmented, with the exception of Nude which just blended into my skintone.

The High Shines:

bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor in Pewter, Stay Golden, Deep Sea, Iridescent Iris, Rose Gold High


bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor in Pewter, Stay Golden, Deep Sea, Iridescent Iris, Rose Gold High


Pewter, Stay Golden

Deep Sea, Iridescent Iris


Iridescent Iris, Rose Gold High

bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor in Pewter, Stay Golden, Deep Sea, Iridescent Iris, Rose Gold High

bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolor in Pewter, Stay Golden, Deep Sea, Iridescent Iris, Rose Gold High

I like this particular group because I love the metallic finish on the lid to balance the darkness of other shadows.  I especially like Pewter and Stay Golden, they are beautiful metallics that look nice on the center of the lid.  Deep Sea is an amazing-looking deep metallic blue-green, don't you think?


bareMinerals Glimmer Eyecolor in Silver Dollar, Ginger Sugar, Violet Spell, Golden Pear, Strawberry Mousse


Violet Spell, Golden Pear

Golden Pear, Strawberry Mousse

Silver Dollar, Ginger Sugar





bareMinerals Glimmer Eyecolor in Silver Dollar, Ginger Sugar, Violent Spell, Golden Pear, Strawberry Mousse


The Glimmer is my least favorite group  because I feel that these don't have much pigment.  They do have a shimmer that does not look metallic - just a soft sheen.  I like to use Strawberry Mousse on my browbone to highlight- it gives a nice, light pink sheen without any glitter being noticeable.

The Shadow Liners:


bareMinerals Liner Shadow Eye Color in Black Leather, Starry Night, Toasted Espresso, Lagoon, Yoga


Toasted Espresso, Lagoon


Lagoon, Yoga

bareMinerals Liner Shadow Eye Color in Black Leather, Starry Night, Toasted Espresso, Lagoon, Yoga



bareMinerals Liner Shadow Eye Color in Black Leather, Starry Night, Toasted Espresso, Lagoon, Yoga


I love these liner shadows!  They are very pigmented, and they are great to use as liners - either wet or dry.  Dry gives a nice, softly smudged look, whereas a wet application gives an intense, crisp line -just like a liquid liner.

All in all, I am loving this kit and you can't go wrong with 20 wearable shades of eye shadows, in four different finishes.

This kit retails for $79 and is available at bareMinerals boutiques, Sephora stores and online at bareminerals.com and sephora.com.


(Media sample was provided by a representative of the brand for consideration.  All opinions are mine.  This post contains affiliate links.)

1 comment:

Miss Louise said...

I love bare minerals eyeshadows, despite their messy nature!

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