7 Ways to Bare
I am going to start off by saying that this set is for people who probably don't wear a lot of make-up all the time. Think foundation, mascara and blush. If you want to add a little bit of under-stated colour to your eyes then this set is perfect for you! I am not a huge fan of overly glittery eye shadow so these colours are perfect and have just the right balance of glitter and shine.
The nice thing about it is its versatility. If you play around with it enough you can create a subtle or bold look depending on what you are going for. The colours are close together in shade but there IS enough of a difference. All in all I love this set and am glad I had the chance to purchase it before it is gone! The box it comes in is cute and durable and can hold some of your other BM products as well.
Only con is that the lids don't turn like the face products so once you take the sticky off the shadow gets all over the container.
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.