December 3, 2012

Bare Minerals Ready The Luxe Factor Face & Eye Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Bare Minerals Ready the Luxe Factor Face & Eye Palette ($42) is one of several new palettes launched for Holiday 2012. This particular palette is exclusive to QVC and available for a limited time.

The palette contains essentials for eyes and face to create a simply yet elegant Holiday look!

Take a peek!

The Bare Minerals Ready The Luxe Factor Face & Eye Palette is one of several complete face palettes that BE introduced for Holiday 2012. This is a great way to experience the new Ready Eyeshadows and Ready Blushes if you haven’t yet.

The set comes in a zippered mirror pouch with a removable tray that contains the quad, blush, and spots for the brush and eyeliner. The tray also features a little flap to prop it up during application. I like that the tray is removable as once you’re done with the makeup you can easily use the gold pouch it comes in for smaller makeup items, money, etc….!

You get:

  • Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow Palette with Opulence, Exquisite, Lavish, and Priceless shades
  • Bare Minerals Ready Blush in The Grand Entrance
  • Bare Minerals Round the Clock Eyeliner in 11 PM
  • Double-Ended Mini Blush and Shadow Brush
  • Bag

One thing I disliked about the palette is it contains instructions to get the look however, the quad doesn’t tell you the name of those eyeshadows. I just assumed which was which shade. I was surprised as Bare Minerals typically takes extra care to label individual shadow shades.

The look you can achieve from this palette is one of simplicity. This makes an excellent gift for a more mature lady like your mum, great aunt, etc…or if you favor simple yet elegant looks it might just be the fit for you. I like natural shades lately but I’m not really keen on mattes and this contains mostly matte finishes. The look is more of a smoky taupe with a hint of jade that adds a little pop to eyes. The blush is a plummy mauve which goes quite well with the finished look that the quad creates.

Ready Eyeshadows be they matte, shimmer, or satin finishes always have a silky, buttery formula that applies easily and blends out like a dream. I continue to be impressed over and over again with these eyeshadows. Ready Blushes are a little sheerer but I don’t mind since the formula is silky, applies easily, and allows me to build without over doing it (as I’ve been known to do). And finally to complete the look you get a Round the Clock Eyeliner which has a creamy formula that applies easily without skipping and wears quite strong and long.

Overall, Bare Minerals Ready The Luxe Factor Face & Eye Palette doesn’t have a lot of pop but it more than makes up for that with an excellent formula. The shade selection won’t prove for everyone especially if you desire a lot of drama in your looks. But those who like work safe, sophisticated yet simple looks should get on wonderfully with this little palette.

It’s available now, exclusively at the

Did you purchase any of the Ready Eyeshadow Holiday 2012 Face Palettes this year?

Which one(s)?

Love the Luxe Factor?

Do share!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Brandy

    Looks great on you! Gotta know: what’s the lip color? I’m in my mid thirties, so I may have to check this out. Looks like the palette has some drama, but keeps it classy…

    • the Muse

      hey brandy, it’s simple yet very elegant ;-D make up for ever aqua rouge in 9 burgundy ;D

  • blueraccoon

    I like the shades in this a lot better than the other palettes I’ve seen, except for maybe the Sephora palette – I’d have to compare that and this one, but this is verrrrry tempting.

  • Devin

    Hi Muse, it’s late and hopefully you’re sleeping but I just wanted to remind you that you’re awesome. That’s all.

  • BLee

    Those colors have my eyes, Muse. And the blush is a nice mauve tone. One I would get for sure. And the ATC liners are a great addition to the pallet. Today I have the Fired Up pallet coming my way from the Sephora gifts cards with some others goodies too. Thanks for the great swatches 🙂

    • the Muse

      my pleasure blee! they are really great basic shades! Enjoy the fired up palette! I hear good things ;D