Bare Minerals: Ready Eyeshadow

Bare Minerals have brought us wonderous products in the form of mineral foundation, loose powder eyeshadow, overnight treatments and even skincare. They’ve been so great at creating some of the most iconic products that the fact that they’ve never had a solid eyeshadow has gone unnoticed. Until now. Launched this May, Bare Minerals have launched ‘Ready’, a collection of solid minerals in a cute compact so you can look good on the go. Loose mineral powders have their benefit, but they can also be really messy – this new collection brings the best of the ingredients but in a more useable format, all wrapped up in quite a pleasant package.

Available in 22 different colour combinations, the duo eyeshadows are somewhat brilliant. The colours are so vivid and strong that it feels like you’re using a cream product rather than an eyeshadow; the formula is super smooth and applies brilliantly to the eyes, creating a flawless result that lasts all day. With one swipe of the brush you have depth of colour that no other brand I’m aware of can compete with – you can build the colour up, but with Ready there really is no need.

Even better is that the formula contains anti-ageing ingredients, including caffeine and cucumber, to reduce puffiness and detox the eye area. I don’t know of an eyeshadow available that also works as a skincare product, so this is truly unique to my makeup collection. When you apply it feels slightly cool to the eye, doesn’t irritate and is even great for applying around the waterline of sensitive eyes like mine. As you’d expect from Bare Minerals, the products contain no parabens, binders, fillers or harsh chemicals so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re not putting nasties next to your special little eyeballs.

The pigments of these eyeshadows are so stunningly beautiful they make me want to cry. The colours above have a 3D effect where the lighter shade in the duo is an underlying hue in the darker shade, making them perfectly designed to be worn together. The metallic shades are so strong that you could be mistaken for dipping your eyelids in molten bronze – although that may hurt a bit. I am thoroughly in love with these new eyeshadows and urge anyone on the look out for a new piece of makeup to check these out in store…. You won’t be disappointed.

Available now online and in selected stores priced £19.00 for a duo.



  1. glitterbaby40
    May 21, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    They look lush and I could use some anti-ageing help!!

  2. Miss_S
    May 21, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    I really want to try these. Been eyeing them up on the site. I may just have4 to give in 😉

  3. Emma
    May 21, 2012 / 1:13 pm

    Love the look of these, I really enjoy using shadows that come in duo's as you know they're going to work well together, the brown duo is my favouritexxx

  4. London Beauty Queen
    May 21, 2012 / 6:37 pm

    These are way better than Nars if you're an eyeshadow junkie. Way better.

  5. Sara
    May 21, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Oh they do look fabulous! Just a pity I've been on an eyeshadow binge recently and have EVERY colour under the sun….S

  6. Anonymous
    May 21, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    I like the duo with the greeny/blue colour in it. It's stunning.LaceyLoves

  7. Unnavamp
    May 22, 2012 / 8:59 pm

    After reading this review all my doubts are gone and I'm definitely ordering them online! :)tks LBQ! Anna

  8. Stephanie
    May 24, 2012 / 11:49 am

    These are stunning! I wish I could spend £16 on two eyeshadows and if could, I definitely would! xxxx

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