BareMinerals’ Muse review

Posted on Monday, at bought • 314 views

  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: part of the In Fashion IV kit
  • Color Range: dusty violet blue shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$13 for .02 ounces / .57 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: Bare Escentuals' Black Pearl
BareMinerals’ Muse

This is a more pigmented version of Bare Escentuals' own Black Pearl eyeshadow - more pigmented, with better adhesion and a more granular finish. The purple is clearer when applied dry. When applied wet, the color looks a bit smokier. I don't know that this would necessarily work well for a smokey-eye look, though I could be wrong about that. I think it will work well as a contouring shade, especially if the other colors are pastels or muted light shades.

This is one of my favorite purples to come out of BE in the past year, and I wish it were part of their regular lineup. (Note that the Muse color in their pressed palettes is not at all the same as this color - which was apparently only released in this kit.)

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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