BareMinerals’ Festive review

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  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
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  • Description: dusty moss-lilac satin
  • Cost/Amount: USD$13 for .02 ounces / .57 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: Meow Cosmetics' Sourpuss, Concrete Minerals' Harlequin
BareMinerals’ Festive

Looks like a softened army green in the pot, but applies as a dusty lilac with green undertones. I personally like the effect, but if one is rushing about the morning routine, grabbing colors for the day…this can be more than a little bit disconcerting. It isn't that the green only shows up when it's applied dry…it's that, wet or dry, it barely shows up at all. I like duochrome eyeshadows (and nail polishes, and blushes) but both colors should show up…not just one. And if only one color of the “duo” or “multi” chrome is far more evident, it shouldn't be the “secret surprise” color.

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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.

Meow Cosmetics' Sourpuss is a more successful version of this color - the duochrome shows up better, and it has better color payoff, and even with the new switch to 5-gram jars (1 gram quantity), Sourpuss is a better value than Festive. If you want a version of this color that has more of the green and less of the lilac, try Concrete Minerals' Harlequin.

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