Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The only eyeshadow palette you need: bareMinerals Bare Naturals Palette

Last month I was incredibly lucky to win an Instagram competition by bareMinerals. The prize was their latest eyeshadow palette. Firstly I couldn't believe that Instagram competitions were legit, and secondly I was just blown away by my prize. The  bareMinerals Bare Naturals Palette (1.2g/£39.00) arrived promptly at my door no less than three days later and after these few weeks I am so excited to share my review with you all...

The bareMinerals Bare Naturals Palette is divine. I love it so much. It's a palette everyone could have - much like the Urban Decay Naked Palette. However what makes this palette better than any other I have tried is that there is 8 matte shades, out of a total of 14. Isn't that brilliant? Even the Naked palettes only had 2 out of 12 matte shades. For me, this means that this palette is more versatile - I am able to create subtle looks with a variety of different shades, but also can make a classic smoky eye and choose between three matte shades to add to the crease.
This palette is well designed in terms of it's shades and formulas but also it's actual contents; I love that there is this nifty little brush included that has two sides, one to pack on the colour and the other to blend it out. Additionally the mirror on this palette surpasses any mirror on any palette I own, and so this would be brilliant to travel with. The casing also has a magnetic closure so all your shadows and the brush stay safe!

I am the most impressed with the actual formula of the product. In terms of longevity on the lid, I have very oily eyelids and this formula hardly creased on me. But more notably, as soon as I swatched this I gasped as I wasn't expected the pigments to be that intense. This has to be one of the most pigmented palettes I own, even the lighter shades showed up on my skin, and weren't chalky in the slightest! Either the lighter colours disappear on my skin or are too powdery, however these were vibrant and just so easy to work with! The shimmery colours are buttery and are such a joy to use, I didn't have any fallout and they went on effortlessly.
You can just tell that bareMinerals have really thought about the colours in this palette, you can see that every shimmery colour has a complimentary matte shade to help blend it out into the crease. It just means that you actually use this palette and no other eyeshadows, which is the true purpose of a palette.

I just can't believe I have the pleasure of owning this palette and if you guys can at least go and see it in person, I think you'll be able to see what I am talking about. I think there is a lot of competition for eyeshadows on the market, you don't need to spend a lot to get good quality, however these eyeshadows have really held their own, and I think there was a need to perfect that everyday palette.

I would love to know your thoughts about this product! Let me know down below and be sure to follow me on Bloglovin to stay up to date with my posts!

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