Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Eyeshadow Palette in The Dream Sequence - Photos, Review, Swatches

It's too gloomy and dark a day to take photos, boo. Luckily I have a backlog of reviews that need writing! :D

Have you, like me, been inundated by commercials for Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals' new eyeshadow palettes? It seems that lately I catch at least three of these ads per day (and I don't watch much TV). Anyway, I suppose it's working since I have purchased two of BE's pressed palettes!

Here's The Dream Sequence (love the name), a quad featuring lovely, ethereal hues of violet -

I'm attracted to the simple, no-frills design of the packaging; It doesn't look like it's trying too hard, but manages to remain sleek and pleasing to the eye.

As much as I enjoy the appearance of The Dream Sequence, I absolutely j'adore the contents!
Hihi! :]
L to R: 500 Thread Count, Romp
L to R: Boudoir, Nightcap
L to R: 500 Thread Count, Romp, Boudoir, Nightcap (no flash)
L to R: 500 Thread Count, Romp, Boudoir, Nightcap (flash)
 All of the shades applied excellently, smoothly, and deeply. Color payoff is wonderful and pigmentation is not lacking - each shade is replete with vibrancy and richness. I think my favorite is Romp, a gorgeous taupe-y warm metallic purple. I've worn it many times since I got Dream Sequence, and it's so pretty and flattering - one of my current go-tos! 500 Thread Count is a pale cream; Boudoir is a shimmery bright violet; Nightcap is a dark, matte burgundy plum. So much goodness in one little compact! Ultra-high quality from Bare Escentuals here, and I think the price is right: the quads are $30 each at 0.17 oz., which comes out to $7.50 per shadow. (By comparison, MAC's sextets are $36 for 0.19 oz of product.) With a primer Dream Sequence lasted 17+ hours without creasing, fading, or budging.

The Dream Sequence is a massive success for Bare Escentuals, I think! Have you been tempted into buying any of these?

Random Ramblings: Lately I've been listening to this beautiful song, by Scottish lad (don't be fooled by the name) Paolo Nutini. It's about being young and heartbroken and the problems that arise from not knowing the difference between love and lust. I'm a stain there on your bedsheet, you're my diamond in the rough.

1 comment:

  1. Romp and Boudoir are such pretty shades. I had put this palette in my wish list but removed it and put that BE 8.0 palette in The Cocktail Hour instead. May be I should re-think and get this one too. But this is permanent, right? The 8.0 palette is Limited Edtiton,i think.