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Nice color payoff
I have tried several colors of the shadows and so far the 'brown' lines seem to be my favorite.
Pearl Satin (i think) is far too white; Graphite far too dark; Smokey Sage green is ok if you like greens.
But my favorites so far are Celestine - a nice pretty gray/purple/brozey color. Grace - a nice nude peachy sheen. Rapture - a very wonderful crease color, not too shimmery. Nude Beach - makes an especially good highlight, a litle too "white" not nearly enough "nude"/"brown" to be used as a base color IMO (even though at least 5 store employees have said its their fav color)
If you use a high quality brush and the correct application techniques then these apply lovely.
Dont forget a light fan brush to wisp away any fallout after youre done.
Perfect Color! Cocoa
I have many Bare Minerals shadows but I particularly love "Cocoa". I love the quality for Bare Minerals but their eye shadows are great, pigmented, easy to blend and last a long time without ceasing on me (but I tend to get oily lids) and they last FOREVER. I've had mine a looong time and I'm *trying* to use it up.
Cocoa is the PERFECT matte brown color. I'm sure it would work for anyone with light to medium coloring. It's the probably the only Bare Minerals color that I will repurchase again and again. It's my go-to neutral.
The color has the perfect amount of shimmer. It looks awesome & goes everything. Highly recommend! Go but it right now! =]
'Summer' is just that!
Summer is a great brown for the summer months. It's my first "shimmer" and I love it. Just enough to add some dimension, but not too much that I look like I'm trying to be a teenager!
Love the Clay!
Have been using Celestine for years - both under and alone. Recently I've been bothered by the glimmer/shimmer/shine of it. Don't know if my eyelids are handling it differently or if I'm just seeing it differently. (I'm 65 - maybe that has something to do with it.?) In any case, the Clay appeared to be very close to the color of Celestine. I purchased one to try and absolutely love the matte finish. Will stock up and hope it's not discontinued in my lifetime!
This is a beautiful nude color. Slightly shimmery when the light hits it you can see a bit of soft pinky nude shimmer. It makes THE PERFECT lip gloss too!! Just mix it on the back of your hand with a tad bit of cocnut oil or aquaphor and Viola!!! The perfect-- not too pale, not too brown, not too pink, nude lip gloss!!!
Celestine, S Kitten, and Heat Wave
Celestine is one of my all time favorite eyeshadows because I can wear it every day, and I can blend it with so many other colors. I acually didn't know it would be categorized in the brown eyeshadows. it seems to be almost a titch on the purple side? I actually don't know if I can describe the color. BM can do that ;) But i love it and it can be used wet or dry for diverse looks. S Kitten has also been a long time favorite eyeshadow since 2007 for me, along with True Gold. Which btw, I love to pair true gold and s kitten together. S kitten is a beautiful shimmery brown and I can't live without it. Heat Wave was a limited edition brown that came in a Wanderlust Desert kit, but I am trying to preserve that one for as long as possible because it is also one of my all time favorites...wish they would make it a regular eyeshadow. It is brown and sparkly, but has a hint of purple in it. Oh man, it brought the green out in my hazel eyes so perfectly! Love these products. BM wouldn't let me write out the first part of s** kitten btw.
I needed a neutral taupe eye shadow & found CLAY to be perfect, although a bit on the gray side. The wonderful thing is that it stays on absolutely ALL DAY LONG. For me, that's a huge plus. I dip my brush in the pot & then tap it on the inside of the lid to get the excess off, otherwise it gets under & around the corners of my eyes. I'll definately be buying it again, when necessary.
Love this product!
I got hooked on this product since the first time I've ever used it and have used nothing else since. It can be a bit messy, but I just love it so much. I try to tap off the excess on my BE brush before I apply it to prevent dusting under the eye. I love the shimmer or glimmer eye shadows and have many colors that have been discontinued, it lasts forever. I think this is one of the best products that BE has.
(FYI: we need to make sure we leave the exact color we're reviewing since there are lots of different colors on most of the pages (BE you guys should add a field for the color in the review section) - the review doesn't just post to the color you bought; it posts to the page the color is on which almost always has a variety of other colors as well so if you don't identify the color you're reviewing we'll be confused and not know)
I bought the Wearable Brown Medium and the Wearable Brown Dark and love them both (and will be purchasing the Brown Light because I love browns and need all of the shades!)
The brown medium can be lightly applied for a medium shade or more heavily applied to reach a slightly darker shade. It glides on gracefully and it's fabulous.
The brown dark is a great dark and is fantastic to use as a liner as well - use it dry for a soft liner and use it wet for a more bold line (using it wet it's just like a regular liner). This is my primary intention for the brown dark because it is def dark and I don't like too much dark on my eyelid itself but it's the perfect color to use if you do like dark colors on your eyes and it's amazing as a liner (as a crease color too).
If you're into browns def get the medium and the dark brown - and I'd say get the light brown too even though I haven't tried it yet. I have complete faith in it due to my experience with the other two shades and it will be one of my next purchases.