7 Ways to Bare
Here is some feedback from me about 7 Ways to Bare
So I am a medium tan complexion. When I do my eye make-up I first start with the "stroke of light" around my eye to cover any dark circles I may have. Than I use one of my "7 Ways to Bare" to cover from my entire lid all the way up to my brow bone. I like silk stalkings which comes in the 7 ways to bare kit which is a med-light taupe shade that has the perfect amt. of shimmer. After I cover the entire eye area with one lighter shade I will sometimes take a pinkish shade over the lid only than take a darker brown shade and do my crease. I also use a Laura Gellar French Vanilla highlighter in the corners of my eyes and right under my brow bone and under my eyes and up the top of my cheek bones. I wish Bare Minerals would make a baked highlighter like that but they don't. Anyways, I love the 7 ways to bare collection. There are lots of great shades which are perfect for getting that natural look. Hope this helps. XOXO
Had to have Nude Beach Matte
Nice collection of basic neutral shadows great for blending or using as a base for something more dramatic. I grabbed this primarily for the Nude Beach Matte. Nude Beach is one of my favorite eyeshadows and very flattering, so I was excited to have a non-glitter version that could be worn anytime. The colors are all neutrals, some matte, some with a sheen. Most of them are pretty light and I had to build some of them up more than I'm used to with a lot of BE shadows-- depends on your skin tone and tan or no tan, of course. An insert offers suggestions on different ways to combine the shadows and since these are all neutrals, they're great for pairing with a bold lip color or for even doing a retro look.
Not what I expected
Although I didn't return this, it was definitely not what I wanted. I thought the eyeshadows were going to be a little more darker and more glittery. Unfortunately, they aren't. I would try these colors out at the store before buying this product! I wanted a more everyday, neutral kind of eyeshadow.. this is way too light. I definitely need to play around with this product more.
Shadesa bit too subtle...
Although I do like the product itself, I was a bit disappointed that the 5 lightest shades in this collection are so close. It could be I need to apply more and/or differently, but I don't seem to get the effect I read about in the many reviews. I used a clean & different shadow brush for each color, so that is not my problem. Perhaps with more experimentation, I will get the hang of it, but please know when you buy this kit, there is not, in my opinion, much color variation to play with other than the 2 dark shades. Still, I will keep the set because I like neutrals & will use.
Absolutely love these colors! Silky, blendable, and very beautiful warm toned neutral palette.
Amazing! Pleasantlly surprised!
I am so glad I bought this kit!. I am one who tends to stay with natural colors and this really did fit my style. The colors are so nice, soft and blend so well to my skin tone. I was surprised at the depth I could achieve with the darker colors, as they went on to a deeper shade if I wanted, or lighter if I just wanted a hint of color. If bare and natural is your style, then this is A GREAT collection that you should have!
Love these Shades
This is a fantastic collection for those of us who want color but don't want extreme shades. My absolute favorite is the Nude Beach Matte - it looks great with the other nude colors but I also love to use it with Prime Time in Chroma Violet. Gives a great look when wearing shades of blue and purple. Please Please Please consider making the Nude Beach Matte available in single eyeshadow choices. I've used almost all of it and the mattes are nice for those of use that don't want too much sheen as we get older.
Love of Neutrals
I got this kit a week ago. I love the neutral brown colors with my skin tone so I went ahead and bought two kits at once. I wanted to wait to write a review until I had tried all of the colors. I can't get enough of this kit. All of the colors look wonderful alone or combined. I've tried multiple combinations and they all look amazing. I love how bright and open the lighter shades make my eyes. Right now I'm loving these colors with a bolder lip
I picked up the last kit that my local boutique had. I wear neutrals 90% of the time and this came with many to choose from. They are mini so be prepared and does not come with a brush. But they are nice and a great start on an eye shadow collection.
I love this neutral color set. I'm a bit worried that it will disappear at some point. I use this set nearly every single day and it never looks exactly the same. Neutral colors have always been my favorite and this has given me a nice variety to work with.
Great nude eyeshadows!
This is a great collection for everyday wear! These shadows are my go-to when I'm getting ready for work or when I'm running errands and want a clean makeup look. (I must confess that I alternate using this set and my new UD Naked 3 palette.) I'm very fair-skinned, and the Nude Beach Matte is the only color that doesn't give a great payoff (it's best worn as a base color for me). These nudes would look great on any skin tone and for anyone who likes a "no makeup" makeup look.
I love love love natural looks and this product has so many shades to blend in order to discover new ways to wear brown! The only thing I wish they had was to include a brush, because it does come with a liner powder so if you don't already own one, it gets a little pricey. There are a few nude colors that are nice to blend, but I wish we could pick one or two bronze or golds for the kit. Other than that, I love the way you can decide how light or dark to go and it will always look natural.
Bare with flare
These are all true to color, you can build to make darker or get the brush wet to get the nice sparkly darker color. Or simply use dry and apply. Each color works well together. BE did a fantastic job on picking a great pallet. If you do not wear eye shadow this is a great set to try. If your an eye shadow lover this is a must have, this will truly match just about every outfit!
Had To Have This Kit The Moment I Saw It!
It took me about one second to purchase this amazing kit. All the colors are well described on this site. The Nude Beach Matte was the most intriguing color, although I love them all. It seems to have the slightest lavender-ish hue to it that makes the green in my brown eyes really pop. A favorite smokey combination of mine so far would be: Silk stockings on lid, Pamper in outer corner and crease, In The Nude in outer corner to make it smokey and Spiced Fig as eyeliner. You could add a Turquoise color to this look for summer!
Love the nude beach matte!
I really loved this kit though some of the darker colors were a little too dark for my skin tone. I especially loved the nude beach matte. This color is a great everyday neutral choice. I was disappointed to learn that this color is only available in this kit. The nude beach has a little too much shimmer to it for my everyday use. I really wish you would offer the matte in a single regular size eye color.
7 Ways to Bare
LOVE, love, love this collection! I used them separately and mix them, to make different colors! It's just perfect!
Geat Pigmentation & Colors
These are the BEST neutral colors Bare Minerals put together. I bought this kit several months ago and it's amazing how many different shades of browns there are and how beautiful each one is. Whether using a color by itself or mixing these minerals with each other to get a different shade of brown it always amazes me how beautifully it comes out and how awesome the colors look on my eyes. I've always been a fan of browns and neutrals and I have many palettes but this one has to be the best by far. I recommend this kit to anyone of any hair and skin color. You won't be disappointed with these neutrals!!! Great job BM!!!!
Must have eyeshadow kit
I wasn't an eyeshadow girl before this kit but my beauty ambassador talked me into this one. It started a whirlwind of purchasing other colors to build looks with these. Some I use mainly for bases and some for my crease. Depending on my look I can even use some of the lighter ones along my brow line or inner eye. Play around with it! This kit was a great find and I love the storage box it comes with. I highly recommend using a shadow primer to make your eye make up creation last all day!
GREAT FOR FAIR SKINNED!!!
Love this set! While I admit that I had to go to an affiliate store to find it (as BE and their boutiques were out of stock when I stumbled upon this gem of a set online), I really love this set. For those fair skinned women who don't want to look as those we have much, if any, makeup on, this is perfect. The colors are easily blendable and you can great multiple looks with this set. Some of the colors are really light and are hardly noticeable, but can work great as a highlight for a darker shadow base. Would recommend this product not only to fair skinned BE lovers but to anyone looking to create a more natural look!
I work in an office so this kit is perfect for an everyday eye look. The colors blend so well together and look great.
Just Had to Get
I went to the BM Boutique and was torn between the Bare Guide to Color WARM and this eye shadow collection. I bought the Warm kit. And then went back to the boutique a few days later and had to buy this. An even better bonus - my sister met me at the boutique and bought it for me for my birthday. (She rocks!!)
I love, love, love this kit. There are so many combinations one can make with this kit. Some colors, as other people have said, are not really "nude" or "bare", but I like that. I use the darker colors (Spiced Fig, In The Nude) as eye liners. My favorite shade is Nude Beach and Chic Nude. I was hoping that Pearl Sateen would be more of a vanilla color (like Vanilla Sugar), but it's really more white. Works well as a highlight below the eyebrow.
I wish that BM had a "get the look" book for this collection. I always appreciate them (and honestly, they drive me to buy more shades).
Regardless, you won't be disappointed with this collection.
I just got this and couldn't wait to go home and try it. Loved it exactly what I wanted. Cannot wait to try some other combinations!
This eye shadow kit is awesome. My favorite color is pamper. It is a wonderful copper color and looks good with everything. It is well worth the money. It gives a good natural look.
Great assortment of "colors"
...in the end, neutral or natural colors work best for me and this collection gives me the range I need to create the look which works best. I typically don't wear eye make-up but this is way too much fun not to.
Not so Nude
Love the various levels of shimmer in the different colors. The liner color is great. Applied with the full edged liner brush it gives me the exact look I've been looking for but have never been able to achieve. The "recipe" insert gives great ways to combine the colors. I'm going to have to hide this from my daughter!
I can bare-ly contain myself!
Just got this kit yesterday at the mall and I am SO happy! The colors are every shade of delightful nude. Once I got home I had 4 colors blended beautifully before I knew it! The tones work perfectly with each other and the colors range from blissfully sheer to intense neutral. The liner has the perfect amount of pop and goes on like a dream with an angled brush.