If BareMinerals foundation was a supervillain, we would be sworn arch-nemeses.The foundation is so bad on me (and for some reason, I keep thinking it might not be bad. I have bought it like three times and every time, I hated it. It's like the potato salad of foundations. People like it and it sounds like something I would like, so I keep trying it and ending up unhappy.) that it has apparently soured my entire perspective of the brand. It honestly never even occurred to me to try any of their other products.
Someone recently passed along a bareMinerals eyeshadow duo mini in Epiphany and was like, "Uh, you should try this shit. I know you hate their foundation, but some of their products are pretty good." My hopes weren't overwhelmingly high...
...Except then, I swatched it. HOLY FUCKING FUCK FUCK. WHY ARE THESE EYESHADOWS SO EXCELLENT. WHY DID NO ONE EVER TELL ME THIS.
Putting your brush in this eyeshadow duo is like putting your brush in butter... except that putting your brush in butter would be kind of disgusting, and this is the exact opposite of disgusting. This is a magical and spiritual experience that will enrich your life with its pure smoothness and pigmentation. In terms of raw eyeshadow quality, this is definitely one of the best eyeshadows that I have ever used.
Because that is the definition of a duo, the product contains two eyeshadow colors: A-ha and Foreshadow. (Honestly, with 'the Epiphany' as the product name, I think those shade names are pretty darn cute!) Aha is a frosty, golden light brown and Foreshadow is a matte, warm dark brown. Both products are pigmented as a motherfucker.
Applying them a total breeze given their smoothness and ease of blendability.
One of the only faults of the READY eyeshadows is that the color selection is a little bit limited. I lean towards more dramatic eyeshadow options and these are very tame, as a whole. (There's just a few brighter colors. I ended up jumping on the last of "The Wild Thing" quads and, happily, the quality seems to be just as good as this duo. I'll have a full review in the future. I'm still playing with it, for now.)
I have a feeling I am going to be collecting bareMinerals eyeshadow like I collect...
...eyeshadow. Hm. Maybe that wasn't a very good analogy.
The other slight downside to bareMinerals shadows, unfortunately, is the price. At $20 for 0.1oz, they come in steeper-than-average at $200 per ounce. The quads are $30 for 0.17oz ($176 per ounce) and the eight-pan palettes are $40 for 0.28oz ($143 per ounce). All of those lean at least a little bit higher than I might wish. However, if it turns out that the absurdly amazing quality is consistent, I'm personally not going to get huffy about a slightly higher pricepoint.