BareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow provides exceptionally vivid, long-wearing complementary colors in an ultra-smooth, silky texture for effortless application and seamless blendability. Powered by bareMinerals’ proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex along with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber, these ingredients are known to deliver antiaging benefits including depuffing and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder, but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully vivid color.
Bare Escentuals’ BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow duos come in a dozen shade-pairings. These are pressed versions of the company’s loose eye shadows. This review is for the duo in The Scenic Route, which includes the shades Breathtaking (golden snowflake) and Spectacular (brilliant sage).
The Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 duos come in black compacts made of rubberized plastic similar to NARS packaging. The lids snap shut and have full-sized mirrors inside. The compact also comes with a small sponge-tip applicator.
Both colors in The Scenic Route have strong pigmentation. Spectacular is especially impressive, giving off a golden olive color with a healthy dose of shimmer. Breathtaking is a multi-dimensional, shimmery white that flashes gold. But it also takes on some of the color of Spectacular when paired with it, such that Breathtaking also looks slightly olive-toned. It’s certainly not your run-of-the-mill shimmery white color.
The formula for these 2 shadows is top-notch. They are buttery, glide on effortlessly, and blend easily without losing their pigmentation.
Even without a primer, these shadows started to crease only after 4.5 hours of wear. And even then, the creasing was very slight (in the inner corner). The colors also faded after about 6 hours of wear. With a primer underneath, the shades went 7.5 hours before showing slight creasing and fading.
Ease of Use: 9.8/10
Application was quick and simple because the formula applies with intense color and blends nicely.
For $20.00 you get 2 shades for a total of 0.1 ounces of shadow. This is an average price for the amount of product you get.
Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lipids, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Caffeine, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Mica, Silica, Tin Oxide. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)