BARE ESCENTUALS COLOR SHIFT EYE COLOR
PRODUCT RATING:★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)
PRICE: $26 (Includes Double Ended Brush) (♦♦♦♦♦)
SHADE: Gold & Blue
QUICK ROAR: A novel concept – color shifting loose eye shadow – that will require a bit of practice and an expectation for a high frost finish.
the REVIEW (07/22/2011): I have to admit upfront that I am not a big Bare Escentuals fan. I applaud the concept and its success, but I have had such mediocre experiences with the foundation, skin care and other products (with exception of Buxom Lash Mascara) that I am perplexed by its popularity. However, when I heard about Color Shift™ I was intrigued by the concept of having a single shadow that could morph into a contrasting shade and found one on eBay for $18.99 without the brush.
At first glance, it looks like a standard loose shadow in a high shimmer white gold shade. It remains a muted white gold shade if gently (and I mean gently) pressed onto the desired area. If manipulated a bit more by buffing the color into the skin, the white gold transforms into a high shimmer light blue shade. While far from high contrast, I was able to create a slightly dimensional look by using both techniques at the same time.
Okay – so its a neat concept and has a mega-watt high shine finish. I don’t think it was easier than just applying two shadows for a more reliable result, but I was happy with the end result, which I wore on a night out. Okay, so it was on to Sesame Street Live with my family, but in my world that still justifies a glittery smokey eye.
the FINAL ROAR!: Since these are not insanely priced – you can get a nice set from Sephora that includes: Color Shift in Gold (which I reviewed), Blush in Boost, Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara in Black, Natural Lipgloss in Starfruit, Big and Bright Eye Liner in Black Sea (which is a deep teal – which would be pretty with this shadow) and a Color Shift Double Ended Brush for $40 ($104 value) – I’m going to say these are worth the price. The novelty of the product quickly wore off for me – but I would probably like it more if I had the Lilac/Gray combination since frosty blue is not really my thing.
Bare Escentuals Color Shift™ is currently available at Sephora.com & QVC.com.