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New Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyecolors — Go To “Oz,” Become A “Sex Kitten,” And More!

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyecolor Shades — Group 1:



Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyecolor Shades — Group 2:




Inside their tiny pots, the new Bare Escentuals bareMinerals eyecolor shades for Spring 2010 lure you in like jellybeans inside a shiny glass jar. But, once you open these loose mineral pigments, that’s when you really get to feel the rainbow — yup, Skittles has nothing on these colors! Pictured above are the eye shadows I tried, which I divided into the two groups (for no other reason than to make the process of swatching them less cumbersome and confusing). The bunching I dubbed “Group 1” includes three of my favorite shades in the entire collection: “Wildflower,” a frosted and practically fluorescent blue-toned pink that reminds me of a cross between the color of the Pink Panther’s fur and the vibrant hue of the Joker’s suit in cartoon renditions; “Oz,” which is slightly more vibrant than Nephrite jade but has more mossy, grayish undertones than an emerald or kelly green; and “Sex Kitten,” a dark auburn shade with deep coppery tones and plenty of shimmer.

The second grouping, meanwhile, features a mix of neutrals and sexy metallics that are perfect for the coming summer months, when you’ll want sexy but understated makeup to accompany the natural look of your smooth, sunkissed skin. The “Soul” color has an even satin finish that’s slightly translucent and the texture is just the slightest bit moist, which makes it feel softer than baby powder as you brush onto skin. If you want a nice base color or you’re going for minimalist makeup and need a barely-there hue, this sheer, light peach shade is a great choice. Other top picks for summer: Nude Beach, a shimmery, light mauve pink; and True Gold, the type of rich tone you’d imagine seeing on a bar of gold inside a Federal Reserve vault.

Pictured below are swatches of the 11 shades I tested, so you can get a feel for what they look like on the skin. Enjoy!

Group 1 Eyecolor Swatches 

Check out (from left to right) the shades Wildflower, Oz, Queen Phyllis, Chameleon, and Sex Kitten:


Group 2 Eyecolor Swatches:

Check out (from left to right) the eyecolor shades: Patience, True Gold, 2000, Midnight Sky, Black Ice, Nude Beach, and Soul


Here’s me wearing the “Wildflower” color, as well as “Sex Ktten” along the crease:


Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyecolor, $13 each. Available at BareEscentuals.com

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