Bare Escentuals THE SHOWSTOPPER bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 2.0 Swatches, Review, and EOTD

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Slowly but surely I'm working my way into getting all of these Bare Escentuals pressed eye shadows. I've never had much luck with their loose shadows, so I'm excited for the fact that the READY shadows are more wearable for me (the loose always faded very quickly no matter what I did, even with different primers) and are much more long lasting.

For today, I have the duo in The Showstopper.

What the Sephora website has to say about Ready Eyeshadow 2.0:

What it is:
An eye shadow duo of pure, intense color with antiaging benefits.

What it does:
BareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow provides exceptionally vivid, long-wearing complementary colors in an ultra-smooth, silky texture for effortless application and seamless blendability. Powered by bareMinerals’ proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex along with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber, these ingredients are known to deliver antiaging benefits including depuffing and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder, but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully vivid color.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan
Size: 0.1 oz

The Showstopper(periwinkle/jeweled lavender) includes two shades Bravo (left) and Encore (right). Bravo looks to be more of a silvered baby blue and Encore has flashes of that shade set in a deep eggplant color. The shades are frosty, but still wearable.


I found both shades to be easy to wear and blend, with nice pigment. For the eye look I took a fluffy brush and blended the two shades together to create the lid color. Using the same fluffy brush I applied Encore to the crease and outer V. Still using the same brush I dipped into Bravo and applied to the inner corners and up to highlight. The liner is Chanel Violet Smoke Le Crayon Yeux with Encore smudged lightly over top, and the mascara is Armani Eyes to Kill.

By the way I applied for this look I did go for a simple wash of color. You can use a firmer brush and different application technique to pull more pigment, especially from Encore.


Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 retail for $20 each and are available at Sephora and Ulta.