Rated 5 out of 5 by Streak Clay - the wonder shadow
When I first tried Clay, I really didn't have much luck with it and it sat in my drawer for over a year until, on a whim one day, I decided to give it another try. I AM SO GLAD I DID! This time, I started with Bare Minerals primer (the original, sheer "nude" primer) and I used an eye shadow brush with slightly stiffer and more densely packed bristles.
I think it was both of those changes, but particularly using that specific brush, that led to my falling in love with Clay -- as another reviewer mentioned, the color seems to become more luminous with each brush stroke. A stiffer brush with natural hair (as opposed to the softer-bristled synthetics) is better for this one, because Clay needs to be "buffed" into the skin in order to truly appreciate it, and the softer brush I was using last year wasn't doing that.
I know Clay is listed with the brown shadows, but on me it's a light, very neutral-toned dove gray. The color is soft to start with but builds easily to get a striking, opaque look if you want something more noticeable. Absolutely gorgeous and would flatter many skin tones. Don't hesitate to pick this one up :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Try it!
This is a very pretty Neutral Glimmer that almost any age can wear and is a favorite I have used for many years! Great for every day or dressing up.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dream970 Awesome!!!
Im a BIG fan of eyecolors so my goal is to buy every color I started off with the NUDE BEACH and I loved it, I cant wait till my next shipment comes in. The NUDE BEACH is a smooth shimmer and I love the Foil effect with all the eyeshadows.
Rated 5 out of 5 by girlynpnk Great base color
This color is great as a base color to pair with any other color! It's so neutral & shimmery.
Rated 5 out of 5 by amber26 This shade is so pretty, and can mix well with just about any other colors. I don't like wearing a ton of makeup in the summer, so I like to mix it with a little water on my brush so that it goes on very sheer, almost to the point of barely being there. That with a little bit of liner or mascara and I am out the door!
Rated 5 out of 5 by amber26 Smooth, velvety color that pairs well with nearly anything. Pretty much an idiot-proof shade.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stevie Truly fantastic!
My sister got me this color for Christmas because "the woman at the store said it's the most popular," and after having it for a couple of months now, I understand why!
For starters, to describe the color...I would say it does look like a very tan colored sand, with maybe a hint of pink in it when the light hits it. It has a shimmer that looks overwhelming in the jar, but it tones down a lot when you apply it.
I've always been more of a white eyeshadow girl myself, having grey eyes, and I'd only venture over to nudes when they were definitively matte, just to even out the tone of my eyelid. So I wasn't sure what to make of this at first, but I had to try it before I judged it, so I put it on to wear around the house in case I didn't like it. Right away, I noticed that the shimmer is extremely subtle, you almost don't notice it unless you're looking for it. And seeing as it is a nude color, it works fantastically with most every outfit and social situation you could find yourself in. Even on days when I don't wear eyeshadow, I'll just dab it on the inner corners of my eyes (instead of using white eyeliner like they recommend), which really opens them up and brightens them a little more.
I wouldn't say it's a color to use if you're trying to make a statement, as it is a very subtle color, but for everyday wear it's an excellent choice, or if you aren't into wearing makeup and want to try something that isn't too bold, this would also be a great way to go.
Another 5-star product from bareMinerals!
Rated 5 out of 5 by pvb.lola.2 LOVE OF MY LIFE : NUDE BEACH AND OTHER SHIMMERS!!
i love this shadow (nude beach) and all other shimmers.... i believe it looks amazing if you have a couple colors and put the darkest at the furthest corners on your eyelid and then the lightest on the brow bone and a semi- light or colorful one in the main crease and are of the eyelid. also if you wet your application brush it makes the shadow look like liquid metal, its absolutely gorgeous and it goes on so beautifully and is not cakey at all!!! i love this shadow and bare escentuals. i swear by it, (and the clarissonic) :) <3
Rated 5 out of 5 by Moxie5 This is a great base for browns
This is a nice subtle, neutral brown. Perfect as a base color to build upon or wear alone. This is my go-to shadow for days I wear makeup, but just enough to add color. It's a perfect stand-alone shade for adding just enough highlight to your lids so they don't look empty.
Rated 5 out of 5 by geniuschic Favorite Eyeshadow of All Time
I love this eyeshadow so much that it's not even funny. It's the perfect combination of subtle and bold. I can wear this shade to school, and then turn around and where it to a dance/party. Bright lights (i.e. football stadium lights, stage lights, bright sun) really make nude beach sparkle, and I always get either compliments or remarks that I look like a pixy. But either way I love it. This shade is very eye brightening (for those early school/work mornings), and eye catching (my eyes always grab a lot of attention in this). The only negative, and minor at that, is that when I put it on I tend to get sparkles on me, my vanity, and everything else. But heck, glitter never hurt anyone ;). Anyway, all in all, I highly recommend Nude Beach to anyone (that does not go to my school. This is MY secret thank you very much.) :)
Rated 5 out of 5 by AbbeyLizzy Absolutely Gorgeous!
Nude beach is an absolutely gorgeous color with an amazing shimmer! It was given to me by my aunt as a gift and it (along with bordeaux) really brings out the green in my eyes making them pop! I will definately be purchasing this color again!
Rated 5 out of 5 by S One of my fave BE shadows. Very wearable.
I love Nude Beach! It's a beautiful shade that is versatile and easy to wear with a lot of different looks. It does have some sparkle to it, but not so much it can't be used for daytime. It's the perfect color with my skin tone (light to medium) and works whether I have a tan or don't. (A lot of my makeup looks completely different on me in summer and I can only wear those looks in the winter. Not so with this one, looks great year round.)
The color is a natural, neutral, even kind of nude tone, but won't wash you out if you normally can't wear nudes or really light colors like me. It's not too pink, not too peachy, not too brown, and can be used as a highlighter under your brow bone or as the main attraction on your lids. When used on my lids, I like to pair it with Drama in the crease and Charcoal eyeliner. Throw your favorite blush and Buxom lipgloss on along with two coats of mascara and you'll get compliments on your look!
Rated 5 out of 5 by CremeKat Marvelous color
I love this shade. It has several uses from a base color, to an over coat. I get more compliments when I use it that I just can't run out of it and have to keep it in my stock of eyeshadows. Several of my friends have bought it just because they love it as much as I do!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kelly H This is a really pretty color to use as a base or a higlight tone. It is very shimmery so you don't need to use a ton of the color. Overall, this color is really pretty and is recomended for a highlighter on the inner eye corners and under the brow bone, or as a base for building up more colors.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LuvNLife Perfect Neutral Color for Everyday Wear
I just received this color and could not be happier if I sat down and tried. I ordered it as my go to color, whether kicking around running errands or as a base for a more sophisticated look and it is perfect. It goes on smoothly and blends darker tones perfectly so that they have a natural gradation that makes me look like I actually know what I'm doing with eyecolor! I have a feeling I'm going to have to get a few more to make sure I always have this perfect go to shade in my personal beauty stash!
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeezaDee Love this color!
This color is great to use from your lash line to the brow. It has just the right amount of glimmer that makes it great for a day or night look. A must have for your collection.
Rated 5 out of 5 by LindySu Pleases me every time I use it.
I'm Fairly Light. I love Clay. The 5/08 review says it for me but...This color is great on my lid as well as layered into my crease. It builds nicely and evenly. It brightens as well as adds depth. I don't know how. It's really a mystery color to me because it's so perfect and so versatile. Each pass with the brush layers the color on with more luminosity. I looked at it for months before putting it in my cart and I am so glad I finally did. I wear Clay every day now.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smashley5 The most versatile shade I've ever owned
This is the perfect compromise between gray and brown. It is my favorite nude and I've used it for everything from a light, natural day look to a super heavy club look. Very easy to apply, impossible to botch, and an excellent base color on fair skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by sam14 Great light color
This is a really light color, but is good because you can mix it with matte colors to add shimmer when you want to! I like it for work because it is light, but I really like the glimmer shades so that is mostly all that I have and it isnt too sparkley so I can wear it daily!
Rated 5 out of 5 by whambampam This is the best eye shadow color
BE outdid itself with this shade of shadow. Nude Beach it such a beautiful combination and is a great mixer wit almost any color to transform the look. I could use a vat of this color.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ClassyMom One of the Most Beautiful Glimmer Shades
This glimmer is my personal favorite -- all of the colors are nice but this one is so versatile; you can wear it with anything day or night as a foil or dry. I love it as a foil -- it is beautiful and dramatic but not overpowering. I love this color -- it is so flattering -- especially with purple and brown tones. Just gorgeous!