Bare Minerals “The Top Shelf”

Ever since hearing Estée profess her love for this eyeshadow duo, I decided to finally check out Bare Minerals Ready eyeshadow duo in “The Top Shelf” in person at my local Ulta store. Immediately after swatching, I knew that it would be an easy go-to, everyday eye look for me. With one downside (which I will explain later). On to the pictures!





I absolutely love the pigmentation of these two shadows – they’re almost metallic when they swatch! But they layer so very smoothly and I will say that my only gripe about this duo is that the darker color is so shimmery – theoretically a crease color like the darker shade should be matte, not metallic, since you want to avoid reflecting light and actually recess the appearance of your socket.

On the other hand, it does give you two very nice shimmery colors, and who says the darker one has to be in the crease? Sometimes I just wash it all over my lid and use the lighter color as a  brow bone highlight.  

I’m much more interested now in checking out the other Bare Minerals Ready eyeshadows after being so pleasantly surprised with this lovely “Top Shelf” number. Bonus points for all of the shadow duos being preceded with “The”, just like my category titles on PSS!

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  1. Daliene @ Alamo Adventures
    04.08.2014 / 12:04 am

    Can you post on IG or in your next video with these shades? I love to see how it looks with fair/blonde before I trek it to Ulta. 🙂

  2. 04.08.2014 / 12:14 am

    I’ve been looking to pick up a very basic eye shadow palette since I’m not much on eye shadow to begin with so one of these might be perfect for me!

  3. lili
    04.08.2014 / 12:23 am

    it looks similar to burberry’s pale barley? im interested to check those out now!

  4. 04.08.2014 / 12:50 am

    I don’t own any Bare Minerals eye products… I’ll have to check some of their stuff out because I keep hearing good things!

  5. Keshia Michelle
    04.08.2014 / 7:29 pm

    These are so pretty! Those shades would go well on many different skin tones too! Thanks for sharing!-Keshia

  6. Abby Evans
    04.08.2014 / 11:01 pm

    I have this duo and am in love with it. Recently I have had my eyes on the Epiphany, but I’m not quite sure I would love it as much as I do this one.

  7. 04.09.2014 / 6:56 am

    I have never tried any Bare Minerals products, but this duo looks really pretty. I do see where you are coming from with it being all shimmer.

  8. Tess @ Tips on Life & Love
    04.10.2014 / 9:08 pm

    These eye shadows look pretty versatile. Would you buy it again?

  9. Jenna
    04.11.2014 / 12:59 am

    So pretty! I recently purchased Epiphany and it was instant love. The formula is very smoothe and the shadows are beautiful. Epiphany has a darker matte and a shimmery taupe. I was trying to decide between this one -Top Shelf – and Epiphany and I went with the latter due to to wanting one shimmer and one matte. However, after your post — since I love the shadows so much — I need to reconsider purchasing this one. The colors look amazing! Thanks for the post!

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