20 Nov 2013

Bare Minerals power neutrals palette review and swatches

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?



  1. I really like the look of that blush. I feel like it'd use the same colours as you, with a bit of Boardroom and Go Ahead mixed in as well to create a darker look. x

    Lilie | mintcandylilies

    1. Sounds like a great combo, I may get brave and give that a try! :)

  2. I love neutrals shades too, the palette looks gorgeous x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  3. both of these products are to die for, especially love the eyeshadow palette xox


    1. It's so lovely - once you swatch it you'll need it in your life!

  4. Love these neutral shades <3

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