QVC.com recently debuted a new Summer 2014 Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette and I had to admittedly snatch it up! I can’t not own every single shade of Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 Palettes, they’ll empower me to take over the planet at some point (not really but a girl can hope!).
Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette is my perfect palette for Summer look as it contains gorgeous creams, bronzes, coppers, and other delightful nude, natural shades.
Unfortunately it does contain a rerun shade or two so you might already own some of these colors, double check your Ready 2.0 palettes prior to a purchase. I probably own a few of these shades myself but is it terribly of me to admit I don’t mind!? I like having them all in one handy palette…that’s ok right?
Don’t kill me but I like the Bare Minerals Power Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette more than Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette.
The Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow formula is quite frosty but some palettes are worst than others in my experience. I think the Nude Beach plays a little too much in the frosty pool. I don’t particularly love frost shadows so this kinda disappointed me slightly. I’d say about half the shades in the palette are quite frosty. They have an almost metallic finish but this does translate as frost for me!
Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (From left to right: In the Buff, Natural, Santorini, Skinny Dip)
Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (From left to right: Pure, Tan Lines, Bare Skin, and Nude Beach)
None the less they are creamy, smooth, and incredibly pigmented. Bare Minerals continues to impressed with the Ready formula! It’s a formula that’s a bit of a hybrid as obviously it is a powder but it has the rich consistency of a cream. Quite luxurious in my opinion. There’s a little fall out with a few shades here but very minimal so not much clean up is required. All the shades even the mattes are richly pigmented, soft, silky, and easy to blend. You get a combination of satin and matte shades here but for the most part satin does dominate the palette.
- Tan Lines (dark peach copper)
- Nude Beach (light, warm sand)
- Bare Skin (copper rose)
- Pure (light, airy peach)
- In The Buff (light golden peach)
- Natural (light buttery peach)
- Santorini (burnished taupe)
- Skinny Dip (light, iridescent pink)
Wearing Pure, In the Buff, and Santorini
This palette actually isn’t mirrored which leads me to believe it will be permanent. So far I’ve seen it on QVC only but it could be launching in stores and other locations soon but I can’t confirm that. I was relieved it wasn’t mirrored as I tend to scratch up the mirror compacts and they are a magnet for finger prints. But I also dislike the rubberized packaging because it reminds me too much of NARS compacts which attract dirt, grime, etc very easily.
I can’t deny the Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette is a stunning selection of shades with a superior formula. Yes, I did rant about the frost but it doesn’t take too much away from this very beautiful palette. Bare Minerals even includes several eye charts to create a variety of looks using the palette and a dual sided brush which is very helpful for blending your look! You can’t really go wrong with this Summer palette! It’s worth a purchase if you love the Ready Eyeshadow formula.
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Available now at qvc.com.