BareMinerals’ Mambo review

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  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: part of the regular line
  • Color Range: pale lime green shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$13.00$14.00 for .57 grams / .02 ounces
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ Mambo

Bare Escentuals at one time had several dance-themed eyeshadows that would rotate in and out of its regular lineup: Alley Cat, Bunny Hop, Charleston, Cha-cha, Flamenco, Mambo, Salsa… Most of the colors were “glimpses”, meaning that they were semisheer or a little sheerer. As a color, Mambo fit into the lineup. It was about a 3/5 opacity, had a small amount of shimmer but not a definitive “shimmer” finish, more like subtle shimmery highlights.

Mambo is a yellow-green that wouldn't look good on me - it doesn't work too well with my coloring. This is semisheer, and a softer shade, so I can wear it in small doses as a minor accent. Mambo was on the Last Chance selection page for quite a while, and was at the boutiques in a kit with two other eyeshadows.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

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.

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