Bare Minerals have gone blue for Spring – I know it’s cold, but I didn’t realise it was cold enough to turn one of my favourite beauty brands a shiny shade of azul. All jokes aside, I love what they’ve done with their ‘Remix’ collection and have been awaiting it with bated breath since I saw it pop up on Twitter a couple of months ago. The new collection celebrates that feeling you have when you hit the dancefloor: “You know the moment when the music is blasting, the crow is going wild, and you can feel the beat, inside and out? All wrapped up in the second, the chords swirl around you, vibrant and alive, taking total control. Nothing else matters. You live it, breath it, everything is suddenly still…and it all seems to make sense.” I’m not going to dress this all up in bows because I don’t really get it, but what I do understand is that this is quite a new direction for Bare Minerals. Known for being consistently neutral, these striking colours and unusual combinations really bring something new to the table that we haven’t seen before – I would’ve never thought I’d see a pink lip mixed with a green eye, let alone it all being brought together in bright metallic blue packaging! So what of the products themselves?
The eyeshadow colours are really quite stunning, each having a delicate
contrasting shimmer underneath the main pigment which enables the
colours to blend into one another when worn together. I’ve written about
the eyeshadows before, and this formula is no different –
smooth, effortless colour that’s long-lasting and doesn’t crease. Some
of the more metallic shades do need some blending to stop the colour
looking too strong around the eye, but these shades are beautiful.
Within the collection is also a blusher and warming bronzing mineral
veil, which provides a litte colour to cheeks to bridge between seasons;
the delicate shimmer also catches the light and acts as a subtle
highlighter, so this can be worn all year long. My favourite product of
the range by far though is the Loud & Clear lip sheer – you have it
from me that this will become one of the favourite launches of 2013 (and
it’s only January!) The three shades are all incredibly delicate on the
lips, providing just a hint of colour that almost makes it look like
you’ve bitten your bottom lip during a sultry pose. The formula is
really smooth and moisturising, giving lips a subtle glimmer and acting
like a tube of posh lip balm in a really fabulous pack. I’m a massive
lipbalm whore, but this has replaced all 15 currently doing the rotation
because it provides me comfort, hydration and colour while looking
fabulous. If you’re feeling blue, then this will definitely provide a little pick-me-up.
Available from February 7th on counter and online.