Bare Minerals Soul Sister & Drama
It’s been ages since I did a make-up post, hasn’t it? These are some really ancient photos taken last summer when I decided to show you a couple of Bare Minerals loose powder eyeshadows that I have in my collection. I’ve gone off using loose powder a bit lately as it is messy and the room I now get ready in has a cream carpet so it does take a bit more care to get these on my mug and nowhere else.
First up, Soul Sister. I clocked these shadows one day when meandering around Seldfridges. It was so hard to choose when they are all laid out on display, twinking and shimmering like little pots of jewels.
Look at the macro of this! It’s a gorgeous hybrid of role, gold, taupe and silver.
These shadows probably blend slightly better than other loose powders I have, such as the Barry M Dazzle Dusts, for example. They’re thicker and tend to mesh together well, so application is slightly easier. A sticky base is essential though – I use a cream eyeshadow set with a bit of powder foundation.
Soul Sister goes on quite purple. I’ve use it here over a pink shadow which was (I think) Nars Fathom. In hindsight, it could have done with a tad more buffing and blending. Ignore the tag – this was originally taken to show off the blusher for a previous post.
If you know me by now, you’ll know that “just buying one” isn’t really something in my psyche. I find it impossible to choose betwen things that I like, which is why Drama also came home with me on the same day.
Everyone needs a good taupe eyeshadow in their collection, and this is probably my favourite one (well, today, anyway). As you can see, this is a golden taupe that veers to the warm side. Super pretty.
In fact, I always gain compliments whenever I wear this one, which makes me think that naturally I should wear it more often! I’ve paired it here with a darker shade in the crease – I can’t remember exactly what it was but I think it was possibly Nars Mekong. A dark shimmery brown, any way.
So there we go. These are the only two that I have in my collection, although I’m often tempted to add more whenever I stroll past a Bare Minerals concession. What do you think? Do you have any of these? Any recommendations, or tips on how not to get this all over the carpet would be most welcome!