Bare Minerals The Royals Ready 8.0 Eyeshadow Palette ($36) is a brand new 8 pan eyeshadow palette that launched on QVC.com for Summer 2015. Last year, Bare Minerals introduced the Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette on QVC and it remained exclusive to QVC for a little bit before it became part of Bare Mineral’s recent Ready Eyeshadow Palette launch for Spring 2015.
So I imagine the Bare Minerals The Royals Ready Eyeshadow Palette won’t remain exclusive to QVC for long but as of now QVC is the only place I’ve had the please of seeing it!
Let’s take a look!
The Bare Minerals The Royals Ready Eyeshadow Palette contains eight shades of eyeshadow in the following shades:
- Queen Phyllis (light buttercup)
- Queen Danna (angel pink)
- Queen Linda (medium gold)
- Queen Marie Matte (matte smoky lavender)
- Queen Phyllis Matte (light matte buttercup)
- Queen Tiffany (bronzed brown)
- Queen Marie (smoky lavender)
- Queen Tiffany Matte (matte bronzed brown)
Bare Minerals The Royals Ready Eyeshadow Palette
Bare Minerals The Royals Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Queen Phylis, Queen Danna, Queen Linda, Queen Marie Matte)
Bare Minerals The Royals Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Queen Phylis Matte, Queen Tiffany, Queen Marie, Queen Tiffany Matte)
I happen to be an avid collector of Bare Minerals 8.0 Ready Eyeshadow Palettes! I have them all, I love them all, I think they are an incredible range of palettes with an amazing formula. Props to Bare Minerals for transitioning from loose eyeshadows to a pressed eyeshadow that does the brand proud. I find the Ready formula beautifully textured. The mattes are soft and silky and the satins are soft, velvety, and blend like butter. They apply beautifully, blend out easily, and create amazing eye looks.
The Bare Minerals The Royals Ready Eyeshadow Palette contains a mix of matte and velvety finish eyeshadows. There is absolutely no issue with the quality here. The eyeshadows are all formulated with a gorgeous texture that’s truly outstanding.
I didn’t love this palette.
It’s such a mismatch of shades for me. Thankfully Bare Minerals includes a quick get the look guide with three looks you can create using the palette. If this wasn’t included I’d spend a little too much time figuring out which shades went best together as they all seem nice worn alone but together it’s a lot of muddiness. It’s such a unusual selection of shades and really has no rhythm or reason to my eye. You got pale matte pink with a light khaki green and a duochrome purple along with two different creamy beiges….I feel a little overwhelmed! I also felt like the only shade that was wearable for me was Queen Linda which was described as a medium gold but is really a lighter khaki green. The other shades just aren’t quite colors I’d normally choose for myself.
I noticed when blending a lot of these shades into one eye look I ended up with a good deal of muddiness. They just don’t jive very well together. I also have a hard time deciding whether or not to say “Hey this is a cool palette” or “Hey this is a warm palette” it kinda leans towards being both. There’s just a lot going on here.
Quality is excellent on the The Bare Minerals The Royals Ready Eyeshadow Palette. It’s just, unfortunately, the color scheme that confused and disappointed me. The Royals isn’t my favorite palette from the 8.0 range and I fear I wouldn’t recommend it for a purchase but if you’re a collector of Ready Eyeshadow Palettes you might be swayed to indulge none the less!
It’s available now at QVC.com if you can’t resist!