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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Review & Swatchfest: BareMinerals A Vision in Velvet Set

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet


The BareMinerals A Vision in Velvet set was one of their limited edition releases for the 2013 holiday season. Why am I just now showing it to you? Well, in addition to having seen it multiple times in the Sephora sale section as well as in free standing BareMinerals stores, half of the shades (just the "Velvet" shades, and not the satin) are permanent fixtures in the BarMinerals eyeshadow collection. A Vision in Velvet comes with 10 matte and 10 satin shades that make for an overwhelming amount of product. Overall, this is a neutral set with most of the "colorful" shades falling into a muted or pastel category.

The first set of 10 consist of the earth-toned neutrals. I'm not going to describe each shade in detail because of the sheer number of shades, and the BareMinerals site does it pretty thoroughly. Instead, I'll focus more on the overall quality. All of the velvet shades except for Velvet Vanilla and Vanilla Pistachio are smooth and easily blendable. Vanilla and Pistachio were a little patchy and took more effort to pack on the pigment. Not awful for completely matte shades, but they don't quite live up to the quality of the rest of the matte shadows. Satin Rose and Satin Sage were the two slackers among the 10 satin shades. The rest are smooth, pigmented, and have a slight sheen that gives them their namesake.

With 20 shades, only 4 of which gave slight pause, this is an awesome and overwhelming kit. For those that love buttery neutral shades, these are winners. They can be used both wet or dry, which make them that much more versatile. The $79 price point is great and well worth it considering an individual shade costs $14, but at this point, if you find it, it will most likely be on sale! Snag it while you can, but also remember that the Velvet shades mentioned are permanent.


Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet - the Neutrals

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet - the Neutrals

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet - the neutrals

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet - the neutrals


Top row (L-R): Satin Gold, Velvet Taupe, Velvet Vanilla

Middle Row (L-R): Satin Rose, Satin Nude, Satin Caramel, Satin Sage

Bottom Row (L-R): Satin Peach, Velvet Espresso, Velvet Green

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet - the colors

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet - the colors

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet  - the colors

Bare Minerals A Vision in Velvet - the colors

Top Row (L-R): Velvet Charcoal, Velvet Strawberry, Velvet Mauve

Middle Row (L-R): Satin Sterling, Velvet Blueberry, Satin Mist, Velvet Pistachia

Bottom Row (L-R): Velvet Violet, Satin Plum, Satin Lilac

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