July 20, 2016

Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Palette

Another day, another Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 Palette to chat! The Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette ($40) is a new eight shade eyeshadow palette that launched earlier last month at Nordstrom.com (and later at Ulta.com). I saw it and I said to myself, “You don’t need it!” But I’m weak and I ended up purchasing it.

Oh woe is me!

I just have such great success with the Ready 8.0 Palettes I felt I was missing out if I didn’t add this one to my collection as well. I have to admit, although great quality, you probably don’t need the Bare Neutrals simply because many of the shades are pretty easy to dupe across the board especially if you have ALL of the other Ready Palettes already. Personally, I’m one of those anal people that that like having a palette that has coordinating shades and the Bare Neutrals Palette fits the bill.

Let’s take a peek!

People, I so wish I blogged for a living! If I did I’d take the time out to look through all my Ready Eyeshadow Palettes and give you the scoop on the shades that look the same. But unfortunately, real life and my real job take precedence and I can’t always list dupes. Forgive me?

But here is some of what you can expect from this palette!

Shades include:

  • Serendipitous (delicate peach) (Available in Ready 4.0)
  • Satin Cloud (creamy peach) (Available in Bare Minerals The Suede Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette)
  • Air (satin taupe)
  • A-Ha (brown sugar) (Available in Ready 2.0)
  • Cognac (gilded bronze) (Available in Ready 2.0)
  • Namaste (sandy brown) (Available in Ready 2.0 and the Regal Wardrobe Palette)
  • Fate (light mocha glaze) (Available in Ready 4.0)
  • Wanderlust (brown suede) (Available in Ready 2.0)

Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette

Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Serendipitous, Satin Cloud, Air, A-Ha)

Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Serendipitous, Satin Cloud, Air, A-Ha)

Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Cognac, Namaste, Fate, Wanderlust)

Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Cognac, Namaste, Fate, Wanderlust)

As you can see many of the shades are or have been available in some palette or another at some point. Also, many of the shades looks quite similar to shades already featured in past Ready 8.0 Eyeshadow Palettes but aren’t exact dupes but are either lighter or darker variations of those shades. I don’t have all the Ready 2.0 or 4.0 Palettes, ironically I don’t like them as much as I do the 8.0 ones, so, some of the shades I don’t have. I’m also weird in the fact even if it I do have the shade I still like a well coordinated palette housing all of them together. This is a warmer selection of neutral browns, bones, tans, and taupes which is basically right up my alley so I’m inclined to rave it. That’s particularly the case since the Ready formula is so fantastic. The palette is made up of a majority of mattes with a few velvety satins. All of the shadows have a soft texture with an easy to blend formula. I will admit I struggled slightly getting definition and contrast from these shades as the colors run together and become muddy. But for basically one or two shade looks it’s rather great.

Remember our do you need or do you want this product game? I instantly realized upon purchasing the Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette is was more about wanting than needing. I don’t need any of these shades but collector I am I wanted it none the less. My advise to you though would be to skip it if you already have a variety of the past Ready 8.0 Eyeshadow Palettes. If you don’t? Grab it! If you do, you might want to think twice as there’s not a lot of newness to be had here!

Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette fotd

Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals fotd

Get the Bare Minerals The Bare Neutrals Ready Eyeshadow Palette at Nordstrom.com or Ulta.com.

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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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  • Christina D.

    I am agree with you completely, Muse: I prefer the 8.0 palettes and do not buy any of the 2.0’s or 4.0’s. I have purchased the new, larger cardboard palettes recently released by Bare Minerals and I don’t like those anywhere near as much as the 8.0’s either!

    Yes, I caved after about 30 seconds of debating whether I needed this or not — and once I had it in my clutches, I was glad I did. I think it’s much lovelier than in photos and performs well.

    • Isabella Muse

      See? I knew we shared a brain hehe! I was slightly disappointed that the shades are difficult to contrast with but aside from that I’m glad I picked it up!

    • Agona

      Okay, glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t prefer their cardboard palettes. I can’t decide what I’m not in love with–it’s not the shadows or the cohesiveness. I think it may just be the cardboard–I haven’t decided yet. I collect the 8.0s like none other though!

      • Agona

        To be fair though, I only own 3 of the larger cardboard palettes: Work, Weekend, and Wow 7.0; Regal Wardrobe, and Nature of Nudes. I like the first for the variety (if I had to go on an extended trip and could only bring one palette) but on the same token, I don’t pull it out for exactly that reason. It’s hard for me to mix and match those shades together so I basically have to open it up knowing that I am choosing a brown look, a purple look, or a blue look out of that palette that day. The latter is the only large palette I own but it’s large and full of browns and when I travel, I like a variety. Weird, right because most people would like to take one large palette but I like to take two or three quads (day neutrals, night smokey, and maybe something colorful). -_- I like Regal Wardrobe but since I’ve had it, I’ve decided I don’t like eye + cheek palettes–I guess I like my cheek products separate so it’s easier to mix and mingle rather than be dictated to? I don’t know! I feel I’m really being oddly particular about my collection. ><

  • Chelsea

    This was my first Bare Minerals Ready palette and I love it! I usually buy single eyeshadows because there are always shades I’d never use, but all the shades in this palette are great! I’ve worn them all. Formulais great too, of course.

  • Agona

    Muse, thanks for the review! I actually loved this better than I thought I would since I only semi-loved Suede Neutrals (Air was in that one as well!). But Bare Neutrals had more a variety of finishes versus Suede Neutrals, which is what I think won me over. I have most of the 8.0s and 4.0s (missing a QVC exclusive that is refusing to appear on eBay for some reason) but like you, I like having everything in one cohesive palette–so if I was in a “can only travel with one palette” scenario (not that I ever would!), I can. My thoughts are kind of align with yours in that a collector would definitely enjoy this and maybe a neutrals lover too. If you aren’t a BE collector or an avid neutrals fan…I can see it being a toss up. πŸ™‚ For me personally in my personal collection, among just the 8.0s, I feel like Power Neutrals has a smidge more variety outside of the brown spectrum which justifies enough of a difference here and Suede Neutrals doesn’t have enough variety with finishes and textures that if I were to go back in time and was limited on money, would pick this over Suede Neutrals.

  • Littlecreek

    ……yeah, I’m gonna end up getting this. I do not in any way shape or form need another neutral pallet. Like you said, I just want it. It’s pretty.

  • Pam A

    Did you like this 8.0 palette better than The Suede Neutrals? If I remember your review of that palette, you were sort of “meh” about it. Even though I have some 2.0 & 4.0 with a few of these colors, I also like having them all together! I have a $10 off coupon & this palette has been drawing my eye (no pun intended).

    • Isabella Muse

      Much better, Pam. The Suede Neutrals was def a meh for me! The Bare Neutrals shade wise is much nicer (and the formula doesn’t need any more raving from me as you likely know I already love it)! Glad I’m not alone, I love have the coordinating shades in one palette!

  • Mary

    I picked this up. I don’t have the other 8.0’s or many palettes at all really. I love it. I’m a little discouraged by Wanderlust though. I wish it was dark and generally more pigmented.

  • Jenny G

    Great review!!! I have the quad The Truth that I love then I bought The Magic Act, the formula is amazing then I bought The Nature Of Nudes but this last one was a let down for me since it is so light for me, I realy need some dark color for my hooded eyes. Do you think this palette has a good variation of shades from light to dark? Or it is more on the light side like The of Nudes?

    • Isabella Muse

      It’s a mix of lighter and warmer shades Jenny. There are some nice highlighting/base shades here as well as deeper, warmer shades!

    • Agona

      Jenny, I have hooded eyes too (and monolid Asian eyes) and I also need a dark color to fake my crease–I found Suede Neutrals to have a good ratio of light, mid-tone, and dark shades. However, I also thought that about Nature of Nudes, so I don’t want to steer you wrong if you did not find Nature of Nudes to have enough dark shades for you. My skin tone is medium with neutral to warm undertones.

      • Agona

        Whoops! I meant Bare Neutrals. But Suede Neutrals did too, actually.

        • Jenny G

          Thank you girls! I think I gonna buy this one, I donΒ΄t have any 8.0 palettes. =)

  • genevieve

    This palette looks gorgeous and the colours are so co-ordinated together. Love the BM formula as well. The only duo I own is the Scenic Route because I just ADORE the olive colour. I also own the Exotic Escape, which has my favourite teal shade in it – Editor’s Pick, plus some lovely shades of grey. I have the Playlist too. But I still really, really want the Soft and Smoky palette, which you have shown. Just cannot get it anyway.