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.
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).
$30 for .17 oz
light frosty beige with an almost silver sheen
pumpkin orange demi-matte
slate grey green
deep teal blue
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.
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?