Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Star Treatment

A while ago whilst browsing Temptalia's infamous beauty blog I stumbled upon a glowing review for the pressed formula of bareMinerals eye shadows. When I saw their new 8 colour palettes they released late last year, I was inspired to pick up their palette called The Star Treatment, and I was not disappointed.






This palette contains 8 shades of eye shadow, which vary from shimmer to intense metallic finishes. It also comes with a small dual ended eye shadow brush and a sample size of bareMinerals Prime Time Eye Shadow Primer, which performs very similarly to Urban Decay's Primer Potion. The texture of the shadows is somewhere inbetween Urban Decay's eye shadows and Loreal's Infallible pressed pigment eye shadows, and the finish is similar to the latter. The eye shadow formula quality is top notch here, there's not a single dud shade, and the wear time is probably the best in my collection. I have gotten 14 hour wear out of these shades and they look identical as to when I put them on.


This really is a stellar palette. The only problem I have found with it is the composition of the shades. I feel like for most situations I would use only need one colour from this palette to make a statement on the eye. Using entirely shimmery and metallic shades from this palette results in a very intense look, best saved for special occasions or evening. In this sense, it is not an all encompassing palette. I will however be reaching for this palette straight away on a night out.


Extravagance on the inner third, Connoisseur on the center, Ritzy in the crease and VIP as liner.

This retails for $52.95 in Australia, I got mine from Kit Cosmetics. I would recommend this palette if you are looking for a nice set of metallic neutrals to add to your collection. These shades whilst being neutral, aren't exactly for the faint hearted. I will definitely be trying out more eye shadows from bareMinerals in the future, their formulation has blown me out of the water.

Mishelle

33 comments:

  1. Wow, these look incredible! They are so pigmented and appear to be such a good texture. All the shades look gorgeous!
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  2. This is such a pretty palette but I agree it's hard when they give you all really intense colours,I think that's why the naked palettes are so big they are so versatile! Thanks for sharing mishelle :)

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  3. Gorgeous! I have seen this every where lately. Love the packaging.

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  4. Wow, the colors do look gorgeous! I've been really curious about bare minerals products lately... seems like they've released a lot of new ones in the past year! PS I love your new blog design!

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  5. very pretty colors! they look really smooth

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  6. I've seen the reviews for this one too, and it looks absolutely amazing.
    Great review and swatches, and thanks for letting me know its available at KIT, I didnt know that!

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  7. This palette is soooo gorgeous, I've been lusting after bareMinerals pressed shadows for a while now and this is a real stunner. Love the coppery tones, right up my alley! xx

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  8. This is really pretty :) The orange one looks really good.. not that I'd be brave enough to wear it :P

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  9. oh wow the swatches look amazing!! they look really pigmented and shimmery, nice! >.<
    I have never tried any bare minerals products, but I've seen temptalia reviewing a lot of bare minerals lately .. I'll check their counter next time ! ^^

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  10. I saw these at Temptalia too and I was pretty surprised. Lovely swatches, the palette loooks very travel friendly too. :)

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  11. Swatches look so pigmented! I love the eyeshadows on you!

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  12. Super pretty shades and I love the eye look you created! I haven't tried bareMinerals eyeshadows but they seem to be excellent quality. Love the pigmentation and how shimmery they are :)

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  13. The swatches look beautiful and amazingly pigmented! The packaging looks nice and simple too, and I agree with you that these shades are quite intense :)

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  14. Beautiful colours. I bet the shades look great against your eyes!

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  15. Wow, every shade is stunning. I love the greens/khakis.

    I can definitely see how it would be hard to use a few shades at once though, those are some intense finishes.

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  16. Beautiful palette, I love the finish of these shadows! Personally I wouldnt get this because I dont think id be utilizing all the shades! Have a great time using them! ^^

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  17. the colors look great. you've created a very smooth and sophisticated look with it! :)

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  18. the pigmentation looks lovely!

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  19. Holy cow the swatches are unbelievable! This palette looks gorgeous - I'm definitely adding this onto my wishlist! x

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  20. Oh wow, look at those swatches! I definitely need to check out bareMinerals!

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  21. Ah the colors look so pretty and pigmented! Too bad they're all so shimmery/metallic, otherwise I'm sure you could use this every day. :)

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  22. That looks like an amazing palette - the shadows all look gorgeous! x

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  23. I love the look you did on your eye. It looks stunning!

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  24. This looks like a great palette. The swatches look amazing!

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  25. I just got mine from Sephora the other day and I absolutely love all these warm colors!!! Kisses from Greece :)

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  26. Wow, these colours are sooo nice! You have such pretty eyes. I really need to stop learning about new products. I have to use what I have. :S

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  28. Omg what a beautiful set!, I love the pigmentation of the eyeshadows and how they suit your light skin tone :)

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  29. I adore Bare Minerals eyeshadows!!

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  30. wow the colors are so pigmented and pretty :D

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  31. LOVE (!!!) these colours :D
    I'm going to add this to my wishlist, my 21st birthday is approaching, maybe I'll send a link of this post to a few friends as a hint ;) hehe

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