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bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0 the Elements Review

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bareMinerals The Elements Quad Review and Swatches

A while back I went on a bareMinerals spree and bought several of their quads during a sale. Today I’ve got the bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 40 the Elements quad to show you. I absolutely love the bareMinerals eyeshadow quads! This one, as the name says, has a color to represent each element – air, wind, fire, and water.

About bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 the Elements
BareMinerals READY? Eyeshadow provides exceptionally vivid, long-wearing complementary colors in an ultra-smooth, silky texture for effortless application and seamless blendability. Powered by bareMinerals’ proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex along with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber, these ingredients are known to deliver antiaging benefits including depuffing and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder, but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully vivid color.

Ingredients
Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Lauroyl Lysine, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Caffeine, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Mica, Silica. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ferric Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Chromium Hydroxide Green (Ci 77289), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Aluminum Powder (Ci 77000), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288).

Price
$30 for .17 oz

bareMinerals The Elements Quad Air Fire Earth Water Review and Swatches

bareMinerals The Elements Quad Air Review and Swatches

Air
satin taupe
My Thoughts
light frosty beige with an almost silver sheen

bareMinerals The Elements Quad Fire Review and Swatches

Fire
autumn leaf
My Thoughts
pumpkin orange demi-matte

bareMinerals The Elements Quad Earth Review and Swatches

Earth
soft slate
My Thoughts
slate grey green

bareMinerals The Elements Quad Water Review and Swatches

Water
teal smoke
My Thoughts
deep teal blue

bareMinerals The Elements Quad Air Fire Earth Water Review and Swatches

Wearing Fire in the crease. See the tutorial.

Wearing Fire in the crease. See the tutorial.

Now, I don’t feel like you could wear all four colors in this quad together easily. You can wear Air, Earth and Water together with no problem but Fire sticks out. And that’s ok, Fire works well with Sugarpill. I think Fire is an easy to wear orange and Water is an easy to wear blue. So if you’re nervous about color, you can wear these shades with confidence. Water would make a fabulous liner. Air is an easy to wear lid shade or inner corner highlight. Earth is a flattering lid shade.

The colors are very nicely pigmented and easy to work with. They blend effortlessly. On primer, I get 9 to 10 hours of wear before I see any fading and I don’t see any creasing.

Value
The bareMinerals duos are $20 for .10 oz of product and the quads are $30 for .17 oz of product. I think this is a pretty good deal becuase you’re getting 4 eyeshadows for the price of 3.

Overall, I think this is a good quad from bareMinerals and I’m glad that I picked it up.

What do you think of the bareMinerals Elements quad?

 

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    • MyNewestAddiction

      Your eye looks are always so amazing! :D

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Thank you!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      I’ve long been eyeing this palette. It looks lovely! I still haven’t purchased Bare Minerals eyeshadows…just don’t know where to start!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Start with one of these quads!

    • Gina Carpellotti

      I need to find a single dupe for Fire.