BareMinerals’ Velvet Charcoal review

Posted on Monday, at bought • 243 views

  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: originally released as part of the Vision in Velvet kit
  • Color Range: soft medium charcoal matte
  • Cost/Amount: USD$13.00$14.00 for .57 grams / .02 ounces
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ Velvet Charcoal

Dark enough for an accent or shading color, but not necessarily dark enough to easily use as a liner. The color looks just slightly warm in the pot, like it might be a brownish charcoal; but when applied I just see the neutral medium-deep grey tones. Foiled application has a smoother finish than dry-over-primer, but it doesn't have any satin or shine to it.

This color, along with the other velvet eyeshadows from this kit, have been added to the regular line. I have seen several other vendors who carry very nice soft greys in their lineup, though, that will give you the same color payoff and cost a bit less.

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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