So today I bring you another review of something from my ridiculous stash of beauty items.... Today it's the turn of the bareMinerals 4.0 Eyeshadow palette in The A-List. I've had this eyeshadow palette for about a year now and I've never really reviewed it, which seems a bit odd as I use it an awful lot!
What bareMinerals say: "bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow provides exceptionally vivid, long-wearing colour in an ultra smooth, silky texture for effortless application and seamless blendability with two complementary shades. Powered by our proprietary SeaNutritive MineralTM Complex along with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber-ingredients known to reduce the visible signs of ageing, including reduced look of puffiness and antioxidant defence for a softer, smoother, revitalised eye area.
Without the box the sort of rubbery outer packaging gets dirty quite quickly. I do love the feel of this kind of packaging but it's SUCH a nightmare to keep looking shiny and new.
The palette contains my favourite 4 colours to wear....which is probably why it was my first choice out of all the eyeshadows to buy!
As you can see....this palette is a little messy from usuage!! I've had this for about a year and a half and it's still going strong. It's definitely my most used eyeshadow palette as it's actually quite versitile. I like to mix it up ever time I use it! The white shade of Icebreaker is my favourite base colour as it's a soft white but has a bit of sparkle to it and is quite unique compared to other colours I have that are kind of, maybe, slightly the same-ish....oops. The pink can be used as a sheer wash or built up for a more intense colour. The purple actually has a gold shimmer to it that adds some dimension to it and the black is a pure matte black which is great for a soft powder eyeliner. I love using the purple as an eyeliner tooas it's quite intense but with the bit of shimmer it's different to a pure black liner. I have been able to create soft everyday looks with this palette and some intense smokey eye looks too. The only downside to this palette is that I know I'll run out of the white shade quicker than the others....a problem I think everyone has with every palette ever made!! It does come with a double ended sponge applicator but I do have a bad tendancy of just throwing those out ni frustration after them falling out every time I open the palette up for weeks after I've first brought it! I just don't like the sponge applicators!
This shows you one finger swipe swatches of each of the colours. They are incredibly pigmented so a lighter hand is needed if you don't want a really intense look. All in all though, I absolutely love this palette and am always drawn to it for my everyday look as I find it easy to use and I prefer a slightly different colour look to just the neutral colours personally!
What do you guys think of this palette? Do you have any bareMinerals eyeshadows?
Until next time,