Bare Minerals original mineral foundation is one of my all time favourite foundations (I also use it as a finishing powder with some liquid foundations too). But exciting news is that they have now launched their new ‘Ready’ range of presser mineral pigment cosmetics. And let me tell you – the eye shadows I’m about to show you here are STUNNING.
The packaging is NARS-esque black rubberised finish. Feels expensive, but gets grubby easily. Each compact includes a decent sized mirror and a little token applicator – I do always wonder who uses the sponge applicators? I’d sooner use my fingers than one of those… but that might just be me.
First up ‘The Showstopper’ a duo of ‘Bravo’ cool blue with shimmer and ‘Encore’ a purple/lilac shimmer. Encore has a little bit of a taupe shade to it when swatched… love it.
Next up is ‘The Nick of Time’ a more neutral shade… ‘Chance’ a matte off-white and ‘Kismet’ a warm toned mid brown with a matte finish. Again, pigmented and creamy… lovely stuff.
And saving the best for last… (well, best in my opinion) here we have ‘The Vision’ with Illusion a matte mint shade and Mirage a gorgeous purple/green/brown amazing shimmery wonder… so pretty. These are so smooth they almost feel like they are mousse/liquid – the pigment is amazing and seriously – how gorgeous is Mirage? The colour combination in this pair is a little more unusual, but I’ll forgive it because it’s so pretty (I’m shallow like that…)