Velvet Eyecolor - null
After reading some of the other reviews, I was hesitant to order these but I thought I would be optimistic since I've never ordered a Bare Minerals product that I wasn't happy with. I first purchased these in the Velvet Delights collection which came with vanilla, pecan, strawberry, pistachio, lilac and blueberry.
I knew they were going to be matte, and I was okay with that because I just wanted something fun but professional to wear to work. I love love love LOVE the strawberry and pecan. EVERYTIME I wear this combination, someone literally says this phrase to me "Your make-up looks perfect today!" I use the pecan over my entire lid, then the strawberry in the crease, and the vanilla for corners and as a brow highlighter. That combination is 100% my go-to look because it is simple and stunning...especially if you add a little mascara.
Now the pistachio I was less than thrilled with...with my tan skin it would either blend in, or give my eyelids an eerie, creepy, ghost-like look. The lilac is just okay, mostly because I have to put so many layers on for it to show up on my skin. But I use it on my lid and the blueberry on the crease for a nice, more cool-toned look. I absolutely cannot wear the blueberry over my entire lid. It is too dark and heavy, and makes me look like someone punched me in the eye. I am NOT a fan of super-heavy dark eye make-up. I even had my light-skinned sister try it, and she had the same problem. But the pistachio and the lilac look absolutely gorgeous on her with her light skin and greenish-blue eyes.
Long-story short, I will forever be ordering pecan and strawberry because I'm absolutely in love with them :)
Very very disappointed
I just recently received this product in the mail and I was severely disappointed. I had ordered the velvet pecan shade because I thought it was a rich and glittery color, like it shows in the product picture. However, when it came in, I actually compared it to my face makeup and it was simply a few shades darker. The velvet pecan shade doesn't have any glitter in it and I would actually compare it to the shade and consistency of dirt. I was shocked to go back and look up the picture of the product I thought I had ordered. The picture and the reality couldn't be more different and I'm very unhappy with the product I received in the mail.
Love the Velvet Cream
I'm a fairly light in the original foundation and the velvet cream shadow works wonderfully. I love to use it as an overall eye base and to brighten those areas that I want brightened too. This product could probably work nicely for most skin tones. I will have to try the other colors because the vanilla is the first one I've ordered from the velvet line. I am sure I will find many that I will love.
I've been in love with bareminerals products 4eva!
I just love all of they're eyeshadow powders I have several of them and I have nothing bad to say about neither one. I really absolutely love the eyeshadow powder in bone that I have I use it as a highlighter pared with slmost all of my eyeshadow duos!!!!!!
I bought the Velvet Cream eye color and I love it. I always have to have a light color to highlight under my brow and sometimes as a base for other colors and this fits perfectly into my needs! These kind of colors are great for those of us with medium skin and dark hair.
It's kind of like a very light vanilla color. I love that it's matte (because I don't always want sparkles) and it glides on with ease as all of the other colors I've tried so far. I'll probably get a couple more containers so that I have a long-term stock of it.
Velvet "matte" eye colors
I loved these velvet matte eye colors when they first appeared as a set of 6 in 2 different collections on QVC. The Velvet Delights & The Velvet Luxe eye color collections. Some of them are great as a lip color or even as a blush. I'm happy they are offered in the .57gm size jars.