September 22, 2016

Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready 12.0 Eyeshadow Palette ($45) is one of two, limited edition Holiday 2016 Eyeshadow Palettes that recently launched at Ulta.com. I fell in love with the Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette that released earlier this year and I immediately got excited to see that Bare Minerals was doing more bigger Ready Palettes. Honestly, I’m a lover of Ready Eyeshadow Palettes anyway I can get them but 12 shades? That’s brilliant!

Here’s a look at the Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette!

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Mmm minor rant incoming! The Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow Palette is $45 and includes 12 shades of eyeshadow yet the Bare Minerals The Nature of Nudes Ready Eyeshadow contains 14 shades at $42. Each eyeshadow in both palettes is 0.04 oz. I was a little disappointed the price is higher and you have two less shades in this Holiday Palette. Sad sigh! Actually I wouldn’t have minded paying $45 but I would have loved to have two more shades. Oh well!

On the upside, this packaging is a lot nicer than the Ready 14.0 Palettes. This is the first Ready Palette of this size to appear in a plastic compact which is decorated with gold starbursts on the front. It also as a huge mirror inside but no brush. There’s also a get the look guide to create three looks using the shades in the palette.

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Shades include:

  • Merry (pink freeze) New Shade
  • Bubbles (metallic pink)New Shade
  • Come True (english toffee)New Shade
  • Granted (maple sugar)New Shade
  • Yes Please (cinnamon brown sugar)
  • Stiletto (plum chocolate)
  • Chance (pink cream)
  • Daydream (nude crΓ¨me)
  • Bling (glistening taupe)New Shade
  • Gold Leaf (burnt gold)
  • Good Spirits (perfectly chocolate)New Shade
  • Boardroom (deep chocolate)

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Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette (Yes Please, Stiletto, Chance, Daydream)

Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette (Yes Please, Stiletto, Chance, Daydream)

Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette (Boardroom, Good Spirits, Bling, Gold Leaf)

Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette (Boardroom, Good Spirits, Bling, Gold Leaf)

Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette (Merry, Bubbles, Come True, Granted)

Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette (Merry, Bubbles, Come True, Granted)

The palette is has a mix of finishes but is most dominated by matte and semi-matte shades. Many of the semi-matte shades are laced with glitter but none of had any major fall issues and the touch of glitter actually looks quite nice on eyes without being a complete glitter bomb. The palette contains a good deal of darker, smokier browns but is actually dominated by lighter shades which is one reason you might not wish to indulge as some of these shades can look pasty on medium or tanned skin tones. For example Merry, Chance, and Daydream are all lighter shades that can act as a highbrow highlighters or all over color washes. I did find myself questioning the need to include three variations of cream/beige eyeshadow in a single palette. I know personally I likely won’t make a ton of use out of these three shades.

I noticed that the mattes were a little denser than the silkier Ready Eyeshadows I’ve tried in the past but they are still loaded with a good deal of pigment. They swatched a bit drying and patchy on my arm but they applied very easily and they blend very well. Just keep in mind a little goes a long way with some of the darker shades as they are very pigmented.

For me one of the disappointing aspects of the palette was the fact the colors all run together and I felt like there wasn’t enough shade variation to create different looks. If I applied Yes Please for a smokier brown eye look it would look wonderful but I could likely achieve the same exact smoky look if I used Good Spirits or Boardroom since the colors are just a little darker once applied but not vastly different from each other. I guess what I’m trying to say is typically Ready Eyeshadow Palettes have a good mix of contrasting shades that work well together. Visually, the Wish List Palette appears to have shades that work well together but the looks you can create using those shades are limited.

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I realize I ranted more than I raved here but I don’t regret my purchase of this palette. It contains shades I’ll likely use often since I tend to favor more matte browns lately for creating smokier eye looks and some of these shades work perfectly to create such a look. I do wish they included a better variation of shades but there’s still quality to be found here and likely many shades you’ll reach for daily.

The Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette might not be a complete must have but if you’re looking for more smokier, deeper, richer browns this palette definitely brings them to the table.

The Bare Minerals The Wish List Ready Eyeshadow Palette is available now at Ulta.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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  • Agona

    I got a chance to try this palette using the three looks from the instruction booklet, Muse. I love that this palette is actually a hard case. And while I love the formula and think this is a cohesive palette, you’re right in that all the look came out looking the same. The good news is they were all smoky brown looks, appropriate for all sorts of events, day or night. …but this palette could’ve also been turned into a single trio/quad since all the looks look alike. Not just because it was brown but because the light shades had the same depth as each other; same with the medium shades, and same with the dark shades. Like you, I don’t regret the purchase but it’s amusing to use different shadows and feel like your look looks so similar that you could’ve been using the same shadows as the look before! πŸ™‚

    • Isabella Muse

      ha glad I’m not alone, this is exactly how I felt about it, Agona. It’s a fabulous palette but it’s a wide variety of shades that create the same look no matter what shades you use. Odd but truth πŸ˜€

      • Agona

        Well, if you hit pan on a light, mid, or dark shade…you have about 2-3 others to choose from! LOL

        P.S. Who am I kidding? Hit pan?? Pffft…actually, to be honest, I do keep 1 trio from Shiseido that I’m trying to hit pan on. It’s weirdly gratifying to see the dips in the pan. I figure if I can do it on one item, then it justifies the rest of my collection. πŸ˜‰