I’ve tried very little from bareMinerals, for some reason it’s never been a brand which I’ve really gravitated towards. Since subbing to Look Incredible, I’ve had an item in each of the two boxes so far so I’m finally dipping my toe into bareMinerals’ water. The Soundtrack Quad – or 4.0 eyeshadow palette as bare minerals refers to them – has been a welcome addition to my makeup bag.
The packaging of this is that matte, almost jellyish coated texture which reminds me of Nars, with a full sized mirror lid, rather than a tiny little square – I was impressed with slimline sturdy packaging right from the offset. The shades inside are gorgeous, the stock photos I saw online didn’t do this justice in the slightest, but my eyes were popping out of my head with hearts (emoji style) when I saw this.
Containing 1 matte shade ‘Rhythm‘ – a very opaque cream, which is a perfect matte highlight for the brow bone, a metallic gold ‘Remix‘, a very foily copper bronze ‘Louder‘ which is probably my stand out shade in the palette and ‘Speaker Box‘ a dark olive brown which is halfway between a matte and a shimmer – with gold flecks running through its nice for the outer corner and adding interest to a smoked out look. All of the swatches below are just one stripe across.
What I like about this palette is that it isn’t quite neutral, but isn’t unwearable. Which makes a nice change from all the Naked Palette esque which are on every brands stand. I’ve had a look on the Bare Minerals stand and from what I can tell, these colours are all exclusive to this palette.
The one colour this palette is missing for me is a mid brown matte crease transition colour, but I have plenty of those lying around so it’s not a big problem – but it would be handier for travel if it was all self contained . I’ve reached for this almost every day (at least on days where I’ve worn eyeshadow) since receiving it. They last all day long, pigment doesn’t fade in the slightest and they don’t crease at all.
At £29 for 4 shadows it doesn’t compete on value in terms of what you get from Urban Decay, but in my opinion these shadows are even better in terms of pigmentation and wear than UD’s high benchmark. I’d repurchase this palette in a heartbeat if it got lost, and I’m planning on seeing what other combinations are available in the 4.0 Quads.
Have you tried any Bare Minerals Shadows?
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