Monday, September 10, 2012

Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in The Voyage

Bare Minerals Ready Eyeshadow Quad in The Voyage

A couple of weeks back, I mentioned that I'd ordered Bare Minerals new Ready pressed foundation. 

(While I've had it for almost two weeks, I'm still not ready to review it just yet. My skin has been pretty cranky lately - read: a dry, flaky mess - so even foundation and powders that I usually swear by have looked kind of awful so I don't think it's fair to judge the Ready Foundation just yet.)

Well, because I have zero will power, I also ordered the Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 Quad in The Voyage.  I ordered both from, and I don't see The Voyage on Sephora or Bare Escentuals' websites so I guess it's exclusive to QVC right now.

I'm a huge fan of the Ready shadows, as I've mentioned before, but I only have one other quad, The Elements (which is pretty, unique palette all on its own, but I guess I should save that for another post), and when I saw the colors in The Voyage, I was hooked.

Whether it's makeup, clothing or home decor, I just love the way blue and brown shades look together. 

The Voyage contains North, a light satin-y pink; South, a glittery golden taupe; East, a rich, warm matte brown; and West, a satin-y deep blue gray shade.

BE The Voyage Quad shades

BE Ready Eyeshadow Quad in The Voyage
BE The Voyage Quad swatches - top row: North (l.) & South (r.), bottom row: East (l.) & West (r.)

North is a lovely brightening color that works well as a brow or inner corner highlight.

South is a beautiful color too, but of all the Ready shadows that I've tried, it has the most fall out. Its glitter is fairly chunky so it's not uncommon to wind up with glitter under your eyes and on your cheeks when you apply it. But I've found that if you use a creamy base under it, you can eliminate most of the fall out issues.  I usually use the Buxom Stay-There Eye Shadow in Collie, but any light or nude cream shadow would work. And South is an ideal lid color so it's definitely worth a little trouble.

East is a delicious rich brown shade with definite warm undertones so it works especially well with blue eyes.  It's also matte, making it a great crease color - and like all of the Ready matte shades, it blends super easily and smoothly.

West is really the stand out of the palette, though. It's a deep blue gray, but it also has some teal undertones so it's a pretty complex color.  When I wear it with the other shades in this quad, I usually use it to line the upper and lower lash lines for a subtle pop of color.  However, it also works surprisingly well in the outer 'v', though.  That's how I wore it today and it blended with the taupe and dark brown shades for a really beautiful look.  Add some navy liner and you're set.

While I tend to think of this palette as being summery (I think that's because brown and blue make me think of the beach), I will totally wear this year round.  It's just a beautiful palette and I love this shadow formula.

The quad retails for $30 plus QVC's ridiculous s/h charges.

What's your favorite eyeshadow quad?

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