I'm a self confessed eyeshadow bore - I love my neutrals and barely venture beyond them for eyes, so as you can imagine I was all over this gorgeous neutral palette from Bare Minerals...
I've been using the *Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow Power Neutrals palette for ages now so I'm sorry it's taken me a while to share it with you. It arrived just before my holiday and as I'd not tested it out I didn't take it away with me, but since I've been back I've used it loads. The palette contains eight non-scary and totally wearable colours which in my opinion are all quite cool toned. Sometimes warm colours don't work all that well on my eyes and I feel like I look a bit washed out, so I'm pleased this palette is full of shades on the cooler side.
When I'm using colours from this palette I tend to think of it in two sections split down the middle - on the left the colours are mostly grey based and on the right it's more cream and brown hues.
Top row - Boss Lady | Moneymaker | Schmooze | Boardroom
Bottom row - Exec | Payday | Magnate | Get Ahead
The right side of the palette is my favourite and suits me so well and three of the colours have become almost daily staples. I like to wear magnate in the inner corner and a mix of magnate and get ahead all over the lid and just above the crease, with schmooze over the top up to the crease. Although scmooze is a shimmery shade I find it works well for me for daytime as it's not glittery and although it's shimmer it's a really buttery smooth shade so it applies really cleanly and evenly.
Here I'm wearing the three eyeshadow shades I mentioned - magnate, get ahead and schmooze together with *Ready blush in The One and *Make your Move Moxie lipstick. I think the eyes are subtle enough for day but still quite interesting - although I like to stick to neutrals I do like quite a strong eye look.
Here's another look at the eyeshadow colours next to Ready Blush in The One - it's a nude pink universally flattering shade. It's very pigmented so you should build it slowly, and it lasts for hours on the skin.
How gorgeous is the power neutral palette?