March 24, 2016

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes

The Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette is the first ever Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 14.0! Yup, that’s right 14 shades of Bare Minerals Ready Eyesahdow in one palette. Are you excited? I know I was when I saw the Bare Minerals the Nature of Nudes Eyeshadow Palette pop up on Ulta.com recently. I didn’t have to think about this purchase! I popped it into my cart and away I went.

Here’s my review on this palette!

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette

The Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette ($42) comes in a long slim line cardboard compact and features 14 Ready Eyeshadow shades (0.04 oz each) in:

  • Whipped (pale lemon)
  • Opulence (shimmering cream)
  • Lost for Words (neutral beige)
  • Truffle (glistening chestnut)
  • East (sable)
  • Guest Star (sunset bronze)
  • Fate (light mocha glaze)
  • Chance (pink cream)
  • Libation (sugared cinnamon)
  • Tranquil (soft stone)
  • Exquisite (soft brown)Priceless (heathered smoke)
  • Sonnet (matte clay)
  • Black Tie Optional (black velvet)

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

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What surprises me most about this palette is the size. This contains 0.48 of eyeshadow total for $42 versus Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 Palettes which hold 0.24 to 0.28 oz of eyeshadow for $40! For $2 extra bucks you score a ton more eyeshadow. Pretty wild but also worrisome. I was a bit worried that going bigger might impact the formula. I can’t lie and say I haven’t been disappointed by larger palettes in the past by some of my favorite brands. It just seems quality suffers when you’re getting more for less.

Not the case with the Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette. Bare Minerals went larger and cheaper but still maintained the same formula we know and love from the Ready Eyeshadow Collection. So, you are not forsaking quality here in the least. If anything at all you’re actually getting more bang for your buck!

The palette is confusing those as it felt more like a cross between nuder and smokier shades as there are a good deal of taupes here, browns, plus smokier grays and blacks with lighter highlighting shades such as tans and creams. But chalk it up as getting the best of the smoky and the nude eyeshadow world! I did an article earlier in the month on Alanna Masterson’s eye look on the Talking Dead and there is in fact a shade here called Priceless that I might be able to use to replicate her sheer, color washed smokier eye look. This is a pretty matte gray that will create a really nice, subtle smoky look.

For me, this took the nude out of nude eyeshadow palettes. We’ve seen so many different nude palette launches lately that this was a refreshing change from the normal round up of golden browns, golds, and lighter shades of brown that most “nude” palettes contain!

You get a range of finishes here including frosts, mattes, and satins although I will say mattes tend to dominate in this palette. I wasn’t a fan of the one frost, Libation, but that’s only because I do not like frost eyeshadows. Aside from this shades all 13 of the other colors were perfect. The mattes are soft, silky, and easy to apply without looking patchy or dry. And the satins are soft, velvety, and almost creamy-like in consistency.

Just a note, Priceless and Sonnet swatched way darker due to the fact that I didn’t wait for my arm to dry after wiping my first round of swatches off with a cleansing wipe. They look smokier, grayer, and blacker than they actually are. Sorry about the misrepresentation.

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Priceless, Sonnet, Black Tie Optional)

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Priceless, Sonnet, Black Tie Optional)

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Chance, Libation, Tranquil, Exquiste)

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Chance, Libation, Tranquil, Exquiste)

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Truffle, East, Guest Star, Fate)

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Truffle, East, Guest Star, Fate)

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Whipped, Opulence, Lost for Words)

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Whipped, Opulence, Lost for Words)

I do have one minor rant. Bare Minerals typically includes a fold out diagram for creating a few looks using their Ready Eyeshadow Palettes. This palette actually has a stick on film which is stuck on the mirror inside the palette that contains a “get the look” guide by number to create three looks. On one hand the fact it is stuck on the palette means I’ll never lose it but on the other I dislike the way it is stuck on the mirror. I’m a little meh about the lack of the little handy guide and I’d prefer the booklet they normally include versus this film.

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Palette

I also think the palette could be potentially misleading as these aren’t your typical nude round up. This is actually a more grown up nude palette! No golds here but there are some amazing taupes, some incredible tans, and some really great smokier greys. It’s a palette you’re going to reach for daily if you work in an office enviroment.

Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette is a gorgeous round up of eyeshadows with an excellent formula. Going big did not forsake the incredibly Ready Eyeshadow formula we all love and know. Bare Minerals packed in a gorgeous assortment of eyeshadows into this palette with an excellent formula at a great price.

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I’m wearing Priceless in my crease, Guest Star on my lid, and Chance to highlight in my above photo.

Loves it!

Fans of nude, more professional looks should enjoy this one.

The Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette is available now at Ulta.com.

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  • Agona

    Haha, I’ve literally been stalking your blog for this review! Into my cart it goes! I’m nervous though…I don’t own anything bigger than 8 pans. I usually can get 2-3 eye looks out of an 8 pan (using 3-4 colors per eye look); I’m terrible at “combing” colors on my own (aka figuring out what colors look good together) and typically need instructions which is why most of my collection consists of trios/quads (I don’t have to think about it; the work is done for me!). Hopefully, this palette inspires me rather than overwhelm me, as that’s why I have avoided bigger palettes in the past. But BE is my holy grail so…fingers crossed! 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Don’t feel bad I’m not good at pairing up shades either. I really stink at it!!! I tend to google shades and looks for images for inspiration 😀 Hey, if worst comes to worst these shades can be paired nicely into single shdade or duo shade looks easily. No reason to overwhelm yourself using 5 shades in one look!

  • Christina D.

    I just got mine today and it’s even prettier in person! I love that it leans cool, too. These are sooo my kind of colors. And it’s always nice when a product has the Muse’s Approval!

    • Isabella Muse

      I was surprised because I have to having doubts. I thought bigger meant the quality would be bad but they did a fine job with it! I was very pleased! It feels more smokier than nude but I still love all these shades to death 😀 I’m glad you got it sis! I figured you’d love it 😀

  • Diana

    OMGosh Ulta’s 20% off for Platinum members can’t come soon enough!!

  • Rachel Runyan

    It’s beautiful, but these kind of mid-tones taupes, grays and browns tend to go muddy on my fair skin.

  • BrendaK

    Nice! I will be receiving mine tomorrow. 🙂 I have been yearning for the “The Good Life 4.0” palette for some time and a little research showed me that 3 of those 4 shades are in this palette. Score! Thanks cutie for helping me get even more excited about my tomorrow’s delivery!

  • Nicole

    I’ve been eyeing this. The online pics don’t do it justice! Thanks , for reviewing. I need this so bad! One question, are your swatches and looks done with primer or not? If so, what kind are you using? Thanks!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Nicole. I don’t use primer in my swatches! My looks is done with primer, I use Urban Decay Primer Potion! Hope this helps! Also, one thing, I noted in the post a set of swatches was a little darker because I had wiped my arm with a cleansing wipe and didn’t wait long enough for it to dry!

  • Jean

    Looked bland on your preview but this proved me wrong. You got me at taupes, tans and greys. Those are my colors! Would love a mauve or two though. I’ll wait for a sale. Not really a must have.

  • Silver girl

    This pallet seems custom made for you Muse. Youre eyes look incredible in these shadows! So much depth of color – very complimentary on your dark eyes. Winner!!!

  • Jinytte

    Ulta emailed me a $10 off $40 bare minerals coupon… is it a sign? ^-^

  • Karena

    Finally, a nude palette that would work for fair, cool-toned skin!! Very sophisticated. Thanks for swatching!!

  • Diana

    How does this palette compare to the 8 pan palettes in The Sexy Neutrals, The Power Neutrals, and The Posh Neutrals? My gut instinct is to buy, but I already own all three of the above.