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Product Review—Makeup: bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow Showstopper 2.0

Product Review—Makeup: bareMinerals READY™  Eyeshadow Showstopper 2.0

Eyeshadows are fun! They add a bit of excitement to the eyes, you can create looks from dramatic to calm; either way, they add character to the eyes. bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow Showstopper 2.0 does just that – you can go from work to play with a few strokes!

Here are the details about bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow Showstopper 2.0 $20:

bareMinerals ShowstopperWhat it is:
Palette: The Showstopper
Shades: Bravo, Encore (periwinkle/jeweled lavender)
bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow provides exceptionally vivid, long-wearing color in an ultra smooth, silky texture for effortless application and seamless blendability with two complementary shades. Powered by our proprietary SeaNutritive MineralTM Complex along with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber-ingredients known to deliver anti-aging benefits including reduced look of puffiness and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully smooth application of vivid, long-wearing color.

Looks like a powder, feels like a cream and delivers skin-nourishing benefits:
• Exceptionally vivid, pure, provocative color
• Long-wearing for up to 12 hours
• Resists creasing, fading and smudging
• Reduces the look of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness
• Helps to boost moisture levels to smooth and revitalize delicate eye area
Formulated without parabens, binders, fillers or harsh chemicals.

My Experience:

I was given bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow Showstopper 2.0 for an honest review.

bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow Showstopper 2.0 comes in a square compact with a wide mirror and small applicator.

The colors are beautiful and great for day wear as well as night wear. The colors are soft and easy to apply; the applicator is really small which may be a nuisance to use for some. The colors went on very smoothly and are highly pigmented. There was no need to use more than a small amount, unless you are looking for theatrics of course.

The color did not crease and lasted all day; no reapplication was necessary. These two colors complement one another and are very vibrant.

What more can I say? bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow Showstopper 2.0 is a great buy!

Check out my two looks:



Evening look:


Bling Factor:
Pro: Blends easily and highly pigmented.
Con: None.
Price: $20
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings
Overall: 5 Blings
Hero Ingredient: None.
Natural/Organic/Vegan: Yes
Cruelty Free: Yes

How to use:
bareMinerals Doe EyedGET THE DOE-EYED LOOK
THE TECHNIQUE: Color is concentrated in the full crease and center of lash lines to create a rounded shape.
THE EFFECT: Bigger, rounder, wide-open eyes that pop.
THE APPLICATION: Apply eyeshadow evenly over eyelids and along the full crease line. Intensify color with a fuller application at the center of upper and lower lash lines. Brush mascara through lashes, adding extra layers to the center of upper and lower lashes.
THE BUZZ: Alluring, chic, flattering
THE INSIDE SCOOP: The Doe-Eyed technique is so versatile. Apply softly with neutral shades for a natural daytime look, or intensify with deeper shades and heavier application for night.

STEP 1: Dust MUSE EYESHADOW over eyelids from lash line to brow bone with the round end of the DOUBLE-ENDED PRECISION EYE BRUSH.
STEP 2: Sweep PASSION EYESHADOW into the full crease line with the pointed end of the DOUBLE-ENDED PRECISION EYE BRUSH.
STEP 3: Line upper and lower lash lines with PASSION EYESHADOW using the pointed end of the DOUBLE-ENDED PRECISION EYE BRUSH. Concentrate color more intensely at the center of upper and lower lash lines to make eyes appear rounder.

bareMinerals Extended CreaseTHE TECHNIQUE: Color is blended out past the original crease line towards the hairline to create an elongated shape.
THE EFFECT: Contoured, elongated, almond-shaped eyes with drama.
THE APPLICATION: Apply eyeshadow along crease and pull color past the original crease line. Blend color up and back at an angle towards the hairline.
THE BUZZ: Fashion-forward, dramatic, modern ’70s glam
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Extended Crease looks incredible with neutrals or with bright colors. Soften the look by blending color only slightly past the crease line; dial up the intensity by pulling color farther out towards the temples.

STEP 1: Blend STANDING O EYESHADOW over eyelids up to the brow bone with a SOFT TAPERED EYESHADOW BRUSH.
STEP 2: Apply CLIMAX EYESHADOW into outer crease line with the tip of a SOFT TAPERED EYESHADOW BRUSH, extending color outwards towards the hairline. Blend well. Layer for added intensity.
STEP 3: Line upper lash line and outer lower lash line with CLIMAX EYESHADOW using a firm ANGLED EYELINER BRUSH. Blend outwards to diffuse color.

bareMinerals Color BlockingTHE TECHNIQUE: Color is placed adjacent to a contrasting color and is not blended; this creates isolated blocks of color that make an impact.
THE EFFECT: Attention-getting pops of color.
THE APPLICATION: Color Blocking can be achieved in several ways. Press eyeshadow onto inner half of upper lid, then press contrasting shade onto outer half of upper lid. Do not blend; allow each shade to stand on its own. For a different look, press eyeshadow over entire eyelid, then apply a contrasting shade along lower lash line.
THE BUZZ: Playful, creative, on-trend
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Color Blocking works best with high-contrast shades or bright pops of color. Experiment, mix and match with color placement and shades…the options are endless.

STEP 1: Press ILLUSION EYESHADOW onto inner half of eyelids with the round end of the DOUBLE-ENDED PRECISION EYE BRUSH, blending color up to the inner crease.
STEP 2: Press MIRAGE EYESHADOW onto outer half of eyelids with the round end of the DOUBLE-ENDED PRECISION EYE BRUSH, blending color up to the outer crease.
STEP 3: Line outer half of lower lash line with MIRAGE EYESHADOW using the pointed end of the DOUBLE-ENDED PRECISION EYE BRUSH.

(Tutorials from http://www.bareescentuals.com/READY-Eyeshadow-2.0/US56365,default,pd.html )

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2 Responses to Product Review—Makeup: bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow Showstopper 2.0

  1. tbrjjt87 June 29, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I love the colors, thanks for the instructions for getting the look.

  2. Angela Garza June 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Sounds like a really great eyeshadow. This is one brand that I have tried very little from. I tend to think of this brand as more of a foundation to go, but the shadows do sound amazing. Love your step by step instructions on how to get the look and it does look gorgeous on you!

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