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loose eye color
Great pigmentation and application. My one and ONLY complaint with the BE loose eyeshadows is that they need to adopt the locking lid on these as if you travel with the eyecolor, it is an absolute mess when you open it up since you cannot control what comes through the shaker holes.
I LOVE this color. I receive 3 colors every 3 months with the beauty renewal, and i've collected around 20 shades so far.. but I ALWAYS go back to celestine! This is the perfect light brown/pewter/shimmer color.. just enough shimmer! I am a nurse, and I wear this to work all the time, it's enough to look put together, but not "over done" for that environment. I also pair it with "Drama" for evenings out.
My skin color is "fairly medium" and the brown almost blends exactly to my tone, so in some lights, it looks like i am only wearing tinted shimmer.. there is no defining line of shadow/bare skin.
PS. I need to order more. now :)
I have many brown eye colors and I love them. They always look classy & natural and can go seamlessly from day to night.
Nude Beach--My absolute favorite. I always have at least one unopened spare on hand. BE--I would appreciate an email warning if you ever retire this color so I can stock up. This is perfect for my fair skin (I wear fair and fairly light original foundation)--I can sweep this on and it blends in seamlessly to my own skin tone and evens it out as it adds shimmer. This is almost like wearing nothing.
Grace--Like wearing a hint of color. This also blends in very well and is great for early mornings when you want to look put together, but don't want people to know you woke up early to look good.
Celestine--One of my favorites. Perfect medium shimmery brown. I love to wear this out on low key evening outings.
Moss--Super Versatile. This almost looks like a shimmery, light charcoal gray on me and I LOVE it! I use this when I really want to grab attention on a night on the town. My favorite combo with this is Water Lily all over the lid, Moss in the outer corner & crease and Lust in the inner corners. Blend well and rake in the compliments.
"Summer" is perfect
I love this eye color. Normally I don't use eye shadow but after the tutorial on the website, it was easy. I love the "Summer" shadow. It adds a subtle shade that compliments my brown eyes.
I had gone into the boutique to get an update on the makeup and see what new products came out and I received a sample of Precious eyeshadow. I wanted something light and something that would look nice for interviews and work. I was not disappointed with this color! I had already been using the power eyeshadow from BE and I love them!
I love MOSS!
I love that moss is brown enough to go with browns but gray enough to blend and go with grays. This is my favorite eyeshadow. I love my other colors as well but this one is just perfect!
Nude Beach Eye Color
I have used this color on my eyelid for a few years and really like the color. I just wish the color came in matt AND that there were more matt choices in neutral colors.
I cannot do without Clay
I have used Clay forever as my eyeshadow base. It stays on and never creases. It has a great matte finish.
You have now discontinued it and I'm at a loss. Can anyone tell me what I can now use as an equivalent.
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.
I love this shadow it is the perfect color and a little goes a long way. It's a mixture of browns with a little golden shimmer. Enhances brown eyes to the max! Very beautiful!
I wanted a taupe-like color that worked well with fair skin tones. It's beautiful and understated, and the shimmer is not overwhelming. For winter, it's great because you can just apply a light 'wash' of color over the whole eyelid, and I didn't even have to worry about 'staying in the lines' because it just fills in perfectly. For summer, I suspect it will go perfectly with tanner skin. Overall, I highly recommend this shade if you are searching for a versatile taupe.
HARMONY - perfect neutral med-dark matte taupe
I recently purchased HARMONY looking for a darker taupe and I have found it! I have medium reddish brown hair, medium brown eyes, a fairish/medium Irish skintone with pink undertone. Harmony is the perfect neutral medium-dark taupe matte shade that is my daily go-to eyelid & crease shade when I'm wearing red tops & sweaters. In fact, I purchased it specifically to wear with red. But it works great with brown, black, green, blue, turquoise, plum and everything else too, I just happen to usually reach for Sure Thing when wearing other colors. I use it dry, just a light, even coat with either a stiffer crease eyeshadow brush or a sponge applicator wand over the entire lid and crease to give a smokier, defined eye without being too dark (I'm not into scary Goth dark). Brown eyes love taupe!! I also use it dry with a sponge applicator wand along the lower lash line as a liner and the color is soft & perfect, again without being too dark. I love this shade and will keep re-ordering as long as they offer it.
Note: as with ALL of the BE eyeshadows, you need to use a light, neutral light shadow as a primer over your entire eye area first. NEVER use BE eyeshadows directly on the skin, it ends up very splotchy. I have used Estee Lauder Sandbar Beige Matte for this purpose for years and highly recommend it.
Heaven in an Eyeshadow
Grace is a heaven in a container! I love the wear a light layer of Grace for everyday/work day. I have light to med skin-tone. On my skin it likes like a creamy golden tan. I love to pair it with cultural pearl (inner eye) Grace (center lid) & Queen Tiffany (outer/ crease) (browns)or heart & devotion (purples) for a more finished dramatic look. Grace bends will & wears well over the time. I have had nothing but complements on it & everyone I know I have using this color! My Tip: When In doubt wear GRACE!!!
This eye shadow is great as far as if you want rich, vibrant colors and light weight and crease resistant BUT IT IS VERY MESSY. I have to drape a tissue below my lower lashes because the color will fall on my foundation and then smear. I'm a little disappointed.
My favorite eyecolor!
I have had this eyecolor for about 2 years now, It has lasted me quite some time because you only need a little! I use it as an eyeliner, or a shadow, to create natural looks, or if going out a smokey look with browns. Recently I combined this with captivate as my inner lid color, and i mixed harmony with healthy radiance, and it made a beautiful brown, for my crease and outer lid. It have in a grand collection, so I am so happy to see that it is sold individually as well!
The perfect nude shade
Its slightly brown and slightly warm pink. I can wear it alone for a subtle shade or paired with a darker pink or brown for something more dramatic. This is a very versatile shade.
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 :)
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.
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.
Great base color
This color is great as a base color to pair with any other color! It's so neutral & shimmery.
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!