Along with this review of the bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0 palette called The Cocktail Hour I want to share some fun news. I am now an employee of Bare Escentuals. This last week was my first week and I am loving it!
I actually received this palette today as a freebie. I believe it was previously a tester and has an ugly metal thing glued to the lid, but it isn't the outside that matters! The colors on the inside are gorgeous and work together so well.
I am trying to break free from my neutral/natural/taupe eyeshadow looks and move back towards more colors. I used to rock so many pretty colors on my eyes and it seems that I have gotten soooo far away from them. This palette is the perfect mixture of color and neutral to help me along my way.
The first set of finger swatches is the top row of the palette. On my fingers they are backwards from the way they are placed in the palette. L to R: Spiked, Swanky, Icebreaker, and Black Tie Optional. It is absolutely insane how gorgeous and pigmented these shades are. This is one swipe people. Of course it is nice and rubbed in because this photo was taken after I transferred the swatch onto my arm.
The second row is gorgeous as well. L to R: Shaken Not Stirred, Libation, Invite Only, and Elixir. I have been waiting for a gorgeous navy color like Shaken Not Stirred to show up in my life. This is going to be such a fun, beautiful shade for a nice holiday smokey eye. Look for that to come. :)
The entire palette is swatched here on my arm. Top Row, L to R: Black Tie Optional, Icebreaker, Swanky, Spiked. Bottom row, L to R: Elixir, Invite Only, Libation, Shaken Not Stirred. The swatches are on bare skin with no primer underneath. They are also dry, not wet. The pigmentation on it's own is fantastic... add any other element into the mix and I am sure it will be breathtaking.
My experience with the ready line so far has been amazing. I have a Ready 4.0 palette as well as a Ready blush that I have also reviewed on this blog (link here). I am thrilled that I am not a part of this company. I have learned a lot through my training in the last week and the company really cares about people. A company that cares and puts out great product is a company I am happy to work with/for!
This limited edition palette originally retailed for $40 and is now marked down on the website to $29.50. Here is the link if you are interested. Get it before it is gone.
*I received this product for free because of employee perks. This review is in NO WAY sponsored. All opinions are my own.