bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 The Finer Things for Holiday 2012 Swatches & Review

Bare Minerals The Finer Things

This holiday season bareMinerals wants YOU to have The Finer Things. And The Finer Things just happens to be the name of their new Ready Eyeshadow 8.0 palette.

This palette features eight nicely pigmented eyeshadow, a large mirror inside, a dual-ended applicator brush and a mini Prime Time Eyelid Primer.

I believe this is my first experience with bareMinerals eyeshadows and let me say right now I am really impressed with the texture and pigmentation of these. Most excellent!

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The shade names are all handily on the bottom of the palette.

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Bare Minerals The Finer Things Swatches
Penthouse, Custom Made, Chateau, Truffle (over primer)

Penthouse is a jet black with silver glitter. I am so impressed with how amazingly pigmented and soft this shadow is!

Custom Made is a metallic rose pink.

Chateau is a medium dove grey with very slight sheen but mostly matte looking. Great shade.

Truffle is a medium metallic bronze.

Bare Minerals The Finer Things Swatches 2
First Class, Upgrade, Five Star, Private Isle (over primer)

First Class is a medium greenish gold/taupe metallic. Very unusual shade, I like it.

Upgrade is a deep plum/taupe with shimmer. Another kind of unusual but pretty one.

Five Star is a very bright and opaque white matte. Great texture.

Private Isle is a medium/deep shimmery navy blue. It has slight golden shimmer and really nicely pigmented.

Overall: Impressive! I really loved the super soft blendable texture these shadows have. All of them were pigmented and pretty. I love when I can use every color in a palette and they feel like quality shadows. No chalky sheer shades here!

Availability: bareMinerals, Nordstrom,

Pricing: $40.00 for 0.28 oz.

Have you tried bareMinerals eyeshadows? Does this palette look interesting to you?


Note: bareMinerals is cruelty free.

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  • November 21, 2012

    I love how these shades swatch on you! I have tried one of their Primer Shadows (Urban Nature) and it’s really awesome! Keep thinking I should grab a duo or a quad too!
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    • November 21, 2012

      I have Urban Nature and love it, too.

    • November 21, 2012

      Thx! I am so pleased with them!

  • November 21, 2012

    I have 2 duos, a quad on the way, and an 8 pan that was part of last year’s holiday collection. I think they started doing their pressed powders a little over a year ago. They did a good job, I think.

    • November 21, 2012

      Agreed, they are really nice. :)

  • November 21, 2012

    I haven’t tried these yet, but may have to with this set!
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    • November 21, 2012

      It’s a good one to start out with I think!

  • November 21, 2012

    I really like their READY shadows, and being a loose shadow fan, I wanted to hate them. I have a ton of sets from QVC now and I reach for them more than anything. Plus it never seems like I am using much for good color payoff!

    • November 21, 2012

      I haven’t looked at them on QVC. Do they have some good exclusives?

      • November 21, 2012

        I like them because they always come with full size brushes – nice, fluffy, expensive brushes! :)

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  • November 21, 2012

    Just look at that white! is awesome. I haven’t tried this brand yet, but it looks like I’m missing something

  • November 21, 2012

    The eyeshadows look gorgeous! Although I’m not sure how I would combine the in a look.
    Do you like the primer?

    • November 22, 2012

      The primer is good but not as good as Too Faced Shadow Insurance in my book. Doesn’t last quite as long on me.

  • November 21, 2012

    Hi Kelly, those are sure pretty eyeshadows.

    Thank you for posting the pioneer woman pumpkin pie, I am using the crust recipe : ) I liked the looks of the filling too but the husband likes traditional style filling, so this should be interesting!

    : D
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  • November 21, 2012

    I haven’t actually purchased any of these new palettes from Bare Minerals yet, but I’ve been keeping my eye out for the perfect combo of shades. Is it possible for shadows to LOOK soft and silky? Because these really do
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  • November 22, 2012

    I haven’t tried these yet, but every review I’ve read is glowing! The older palettes are on sale at BE right now, I should pick one up.
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  • November 22, 2012

    I’m not a fan of the loose pigments they make but these Ready shadows are great. I bought one set during Sephora VIB and the colors are amazing. There are a few shades you swatched that I’d love – Truffle, First Class and Upgrade!

  • November 22, 2012

    Private isle looks awesome !

  • November 23, 2012

    Gorgeous colours! I love the Penthouse shade. It’s perfect for creating smoky eyes for evening.

  • November 24, 2012

    HA HA “most excellent” I don’t know why that makes me giggle :). Anyway, YES this is a must have for me, First Class and Upgrade seal the deal for me. Even Penthouse looks super gorgeous and I never get excited about black!
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  • December 12, 2012

    THOSE SWATCHES ARE AMAZING! But too cool toned for my NW45 skin. =P
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