May 28, 2014

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches 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 8.0

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.

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow 8.0

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?

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette

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 Palette

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Palette Swatches

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

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)

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow Palette fotd

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Eyeshadow fotd

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.

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Brush

Bare Minerals The Nude Beach Ready Brush

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  • Christina

    Yeah, this is going to be a skip for me, then. I can see the frost in the hand swatches. I think there is a fine line between frost and metallic, and, like you, I just don’t care for frost eyeshadows on my eyes.

    Oh well! Money saved! I spent so much on the Alluring Aqua collection anyway, so this is probably a good thing. Thanks for the review! I’ve been waiting for it. LOL.

    • Isabella Muse

      agreed! Lovely shades but it is a lot of frost for me too! Typically metallics look frosty on me :-/ It’s beautiful I won’t deny that and the quality is amazing but the frost disappointed me 🙁 Glad you hauled some great pieces from Alluring Aquatics, the collection was super imho! Aw my pleasure!

  • Colleen

    Thank you for such a great review. I really wanted this but now that I know about the frost level I’m thinking not so much. $ saved:)

    • Isabella Muse

      maybe swatch in store chica see how it ends up for you 😀

  • Laura

    I love the neutral colors in this palette – I’ve been searching for a replacement to Clinique’s Lucky Penny, my favorite shade that is now discontinued! Also, on a random note, your skin looks gorgeous! You’re so pretty!

    • Isabella Muse

      wow laura thank you 🙂 that’s so sweet! I hope this turns into a dupe for lucky penny (I don’t think I ever tried that clinique shade, curious about it now!).

  • Phyrra

    I love the shades but would prefer velvety / satiny finishes to the frost, too.

  • Pam

    On Bare Minerals Facebook page, I asked whether this palette would be available in boutiques. My heir response was “Yes”. I’m waiting to purchase it at my boutique so that I can save shipping charges & get the purchase credited to my FAB account.

    I’m guessing it will launch at boutiques in June since it is a summer palette.😃

  • JenJ

    Oh dear. All this frostiness is making me leary to pick this one up. I was really excited about this first. Now….we shall see.

  • Marissa

    Hi Isabella,
    I’m reading all your reviews up here and I’m willing to give this palette a try however I don’t get this product where I live.. Can you recommend where can I buy it online?

    • Isabella Muse

      hi marissa I actually listed in the post where you can purchase it. hope this helps!