Monday, December 19, 2011

bareMinerals Good As Gold 5-piece Smokey Eye Collection

Good As Gold($36) is a QVC exclusive 5-piece kit from bareMinerals for the holidays. The set includes 3 eye colors in Brave, Solid Gold and Chocolate Truffle, Soft Focus Liner Brush and Tapered Shadow Brush. The kit comes perfectly packaged in a gold case and the brushes with co-coordinating gold handles.

Since all eye shadows come in the form of eye dusts, the flat stiff brush helps pack color on. Pigmentation wise, all three of them are loaded with color. Like most loose shadows, these too come with a sifter arrangement. The shadows, although loaded with shimmer, are finely milled and blend amazingly well. There's quite a bit of fall out which is the reason I tend to stay away from loose shadows. So, I usually prefer a wet brush to pat color onto the lids and do my face routine afterwards. The brushes are good quality too and work perfectly well with most loose eye shadows like these.

Solid Gold is a shimmery taupe with golden shimmer. It looks great as an all over lid color and works well as a liner when I want to keep the look soft
Brave is a shimmery champagne that I like to use as a highlight on my brow bone, inner corners and even on the top of my cheek bones. It does look a little frosty on my lids though.
Chocolate Truffle is a deep charcoal that helps create a quick smokey eye.
Solid Gold


Chocolate Truffle
Top to Bottom : Brave, Chocolate Truffle, Solid Gold
Overall, this kit makes an amazing gift to anyone and the gold packaging makes it luxurious looking as well. The eye shadows may not be the best to travel with but, if you like loose shadows, these highly pigmented ones help create a quick and easy smokey eye!

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