Bare Minerals High Shine Eye Color Review, Swatches, Photos

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Heyz….shiny, metallic eyes for Summer anyone? Bare Minerals High Shine Eye Color, just the trick for high shine, shimmery metallic lids for the warm weather.

These high intensity pigments are 100% Pure Bare Minerals with a preservation free formula plus damn, they are crazy pigmented.

Take a look!

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A vibrant colored shadow with high shiny sheen.

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These are incredible particularly for those who prefer a dramatic eye plus they prove a snap to use. Available in 12 shades these apply with a foiled, liquid metal effect that will prove a powerful pop for Summer lids.

The formula is an interesting creamy, loose pigment texture which glides on lids beautifully and leaves behind an incredible color payoff. The shadows have a very pigmented formula that give a foiled, shiny effect somewhat like liquid metal. If you’re using a small amount it will yield a very nice color pay off. I find they glide on easily with very minimal fall out thanks to the sponge applicator they come with however the best results are when a single shade is used alone as things get a little muddy if you try combining shades.

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Each shadow comes housed in a small lipgloss style vial with an attached large sponge applicator. Simply dip the applicator in and you’ll have a good deal of powder to smooth on lids. The applicator is a soft, larger sponge that fits the contour of my lid very well. A single swipe gets the entire lid and you can easily build up the color for more intensity (not that you’ll need to though!). I wouldn’t call these super shimmery but more of a high shine metallic effect although one shade I tried was a tad frosty as well as shiny.

The shades I tested were Ice (a frosty pink) and Rose Gold (a rosy bronze). I wasn’t too keen on Ice as it came across a tad frosty on me however Rose Gold was very shiny and metallic and produced a very dramatic eye look. This shade will compliment tans very nicely!

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If you’re slightly wary of using loose pigments these prove a great way to do so as there is very minimal mess involved thanks to the fuss-free enclosed applicator and the fact that the jar is sealed off so no shadow gets spilled.

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Fall out is minimal but be ware when loading your sponge as you can over do it and end up with a bit of a mess under eyes and on cheeks with flaky pigment pieces flying about.

I do believe they are best suited to using one at a time and not combing shades or other shadows with them because they get a tad muddy when combined.

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  • Those who hate loose pigments because of the messy application (the application and small vial makes things mess free and simple!).
  • Those wanting a foiled, high shine lid for Summer.
  • Those who like dramatic, bold, pigmented eye looks!
  • Those who don’t mind using a single shade of shadow (I suggest a single shadow at a time with these as it can be overly done or end up a bit too muddy when trying to contrast).
  • Newbies to shadow (You can get a super dramatic look with these with minimal effort of blending several shades).

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  • Those who want to combine several shades for a contrasting look (I recommend using a single shade at a time).
  • Those who prefer a more subdued, subtle eye look (these POP!)

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Overall, I’m pretty much loving these! I got two to try out and recently ordered four more from Sephora (swatches of the those coming shortly). I think they are fabulous for days I can’t be bothered with combing several eyeshadows to create a dramatic look. A little of these plus some liner and mascara produce a bold eye look with very minimal effort. The high shine and interesting metallic effect feed my need for drama plus easy, mess-free application rocks!

Loves ‘em!

Very Muse Approved for purchase!

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Available now at Sephora and www.bareescentuals.com

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This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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  • 6/7/11 16:52 Regina:

    OH, I want!! Have some other items on my Sephora shopping list so I’m excited to try this

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  • 6/7/11 19:15 Isis:

    really loving the ice, looks very wearable, maybe it’ll be my first foray into bare minerals.

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  • 6/7/11 19:46 Kendra:

    I love the shade Patina and meteorite they are very unique!!

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  • 6/8/11 12:35 Barb:

    I have this in Patina and love it!! I’m definitely going back for more colors. So easy and long wearing.

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  • 6/8/11 12:55 LaurieS:

    These look so beautiful but I am going to resist. I have so many BE pots that when “foiled” will probably give me the same look.

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  • 6/8/11 14:33 Majick:

    I have these in Electric (teal), Glisten (sand), and Patina (greenish khaki) and they are great. I like to use them on the middle of my eyelid for some pop when I’m wearing matte shades. Just a touch and they are perfect. I agree I don’t think I would want to mix the colors together it would be a bit much.

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