bareMinerals Light Show for Holiday 2012 Swatches & Review

BareMinerals Light Show

Isn’t the photo above awesome? I really love it :) Anyway what is this object de gorgeousness I am photographing? It’s the new bareMinerals Light Show for the holiday season.

LightShow is a large sized gold palette that features four eyeshadows, a blush, a bronzer, an eyeliner, a lipgloss, two applicators, a huge mirror and a gold glittery bag!

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The back shows you all the goodies inside and the names.

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Bare Minerals Light Show Swatches
Spotlight, Flash, Flicker, Dazzle (over primer)

First let me say these eyeshadows are excellent. They are soft, extremely pigmented and just really nice. Nothing cheap or chalky here folks.

Spotlight is a vivid vanilla white shimmer.

Flash is a medium/deep plum/brown matte.

Flicker is a metallic deep taupe.

Dazzle is a deep sea-green shimmer.

Bare Minerals Light Show Swatches 2
The Limelight, The High Dive, Super Power, 10 PM

The Limelight is a medium matte pink blush. Nice shade and pigmentation.

The High Dive is a medium slightly shimmery golden colored bronzer. I like it because it’s not TOO pigmented so you don’t have to worry about initially getting too dark. You can slightly build it up.

Super Power is a pale shimmery peach with a bent sponge applicator. It smells a little peppermint-y.

10 PM is a deep chocolate brown liner with tiny sparkles. Felt creamy and easy to apply. Nice shade just don’t use on inner rims!

Overall: A lot of times these larger holiday palettes don’t seem to deliver on the quality of the products inside. But I have to say, I am really impressed with bareMinerals once again. The eyeshadows are really nice, and everything else was good as well. The only downside I see is that it’s slightly bulky to travel with, but at least it’s very lightweight.

Availability: Bare Escentuals (now on sale) or

Pricing: $39-54 depending on where you purchase.

What do you think about Light Show? See anything here that makes you want this set?


Note: bareMinerals is cruelty free.

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  • November 23, 2012

    What an awesome palette!
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  • November 23, 2012

    I’ve been eyeing this for a while now. Glad to hear everything in there is top quality! I’m still not entirely sure I can use the eyeshadows well, but they look so pigmented!
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  • November 23, 2012

    Wow, that palette is just beautiful!
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  • November 23, 2012

    The palette case and bag are beautiful. And the colors are perfect for winter!
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  • November 23, 2012

    The palette is great! the packaging is gorgeous, too. I’m loving the eyeshadows and the blush, those are all my favourites colours! The bronzer, I’d have passed and same thing about the lipgloss and eyeliner.

  • November 23, 2012

    SOOO pretty!!! I love the first photo too. Flash is such a lovely shade and the bronzer looks great – plus it’s a nice basic matte for shading the crease too. I personally would probably prefer just more eyeshadows rather than all the extras (applicators, lipgloss, eyeliner) BUT I think it’d be more appealing to someone who doesn’t already have an absurd amount of lip glosses and eyeliner (although, lets be real, I have an absurd amt of eyeshadow too). May I just add, I really like that they put the tube of lipgloss in the palette, rather than trying to put it in a pan.
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  • November 23, 2012

    love the look of the eyeliner
    and great photography :)

  • November 23, 2012

    Hi Kelly, I <3 your first picture too! I like the unexpected colors in this holiday palette — they look fun but wearable
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  • November 24, 2012

    I’ve had nothing but great experiences with Bare Escentuals. This palette looks like a keeper for sure!
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  • November 24, 2012

    I love the colors of the blush/bronze/gloss/eyeliner. Maybe it’s just me, but they don’t really seem to go with the eye shadows, though.
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  • November 24, 2012

    I love the first picture! This looks like a really nice set– I love bareMinerals.
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  • November 24, 2012

    Really like, the eye shadows especially. The packaging is also nice. I like how the shades are labelled on the bottom with the matching colors. Seems like a good price and I’m already familiar with the ready shadows good quality…

  • November 25, 2012

    I love the palette, and the first photo of you taking the photo, hehe!
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