BareMinerals’ Chocolate Suede review

Posted on Monday, at bought • 387 views

  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: part of the Unbelievable Grand collection
  • Color Range: soft medium-light brown matte
  • Cost/Amount: USD$13.00 for .57 ounces / .02 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ Chocolate Suede

I picked this shade up when it was in the outlets, at $6.50 a jar. I didn't know what collection it had come from; the completist in me just made a kneejerk judgement call. The color isn't super sheer, but the payoff isn't the best in the world. It's a good, solid, serviceable brown that should look good on most skintones - it doesn't really lean overly warm, which can place some browns out of the range where I can wear them easily.

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A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

Wet application looks a lot better for this shade than dry. The dry application is more sheer, and has more of a tendency to migrate. (This is kind of a pattern with Bare Escentuals' neutral mattes: they don't like to stay in place.)

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