Are You Ready for Pressed Shadow from bareMinerals?

A month or so ago, I told you all about bareMinerals' all new, pressed shadow launching late September from Bare Escentuals. But in case you've forgotten, here are the official details from Bare Escentuals:

READY is an innovative new concept in mineral technology. Created through a cold-pressed method, we've combined our proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral Complex - composed of positively-charged sea minerals extracted from nutrient-rich algae and seaweed - with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber. Our solid concentrate is clinically proven to deliver potent anti-aging benefits, including depuffing and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. These shadows are still free of parabens, synthetic chemicals, binders or fillers. 

But how do they wear? How bright are the colors? How do they feel?

I got a chance to check out these three palettes, a pair of duos and a quad. The Grand Finale is bright cobalt paired with a mellow gold:


The Honeymoon Phase is Giddy, a light, matte pink and Do Not Disturb, a dark, semi-matte gray that contains a tiny bit of sparkle:

Finally, I have The Truth to share. While I'll never lie to you, specifically in this instance, I'm talking about a gorgeous quad of neural taupe-y brown shadows:

(The Truth)

Each of these shades is creamy and soft, similar to the feel of an Urban Decay shadow. I've worn all of them with a primer and got 8-10 hours out of each color. I will say that the brighter blue color did seem to fade slightly in brightness throughout the day, where the more natural colors did not.

In addition to the duos and quads I got the chance to preview, bareMinerals is  launching three additional quads:

The Afterparty contains rosy/taupe/espresso, all very light neutral shades.
The Dream Sequence includes three varying purples and a light neutral shade.
The Elements includes a light neutral, a dark taupe, a medium teal and a trendy orange.

They are also launching fifteen duos in the following color families:

Showstopper - Light purples
The Flashback - Grays
The Vision - Seafoam and Olive
The Perfect Storm - White and Fawn
Nick Of Time - Peachy Roses
The Inspiration - Burgundy
The Epiphany - Brownish Copper and dark reddish brown
The Scenic Route - Earthy neutral yellow and light olive
The Enlightenment - Medium Browns
The Promise - Classic Soap Opera Colors (Sunset and Brown)
The Top Shelf - Very light fawn and light brownish copper
The Escape - Taupe and Dark Brown
The Paradise Found - An orangey peach and medium olive 

These are launching on QVC at the end of the month and hitting the shelves everywhere in October. Duos will retail for $20 and Quads for $30. Are you excited to try these or still in shock?

Some product sent for review. BE does not test on animals.

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  1. Those are really pretty! I wasn't expecting a whole lot from the line to be honest, but they totally surprised me.

  2. To my knowldge they are free of harmful oogies. They aren't vegan, though, if that is what you mean.

  3. Gorgeous colors, especially the Truth palette. So, excuse my ignorance, but is Bare Escentuals free of harmful chemicals? If so, I'd definitely love to pick up a quad. I'm trying to slowly phase out harsh products!

  4. I love these! The Afterparty & Dream Sequence quads are on my list as well as Showstopper & The Vision duos--gorge! And the wear time is excellent...and the price is reasonable....and the quality is awesome...and well, me likey!

  5. I love the company and I can't wait to try the pressed shadows! I want them all! :)


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