my eyeshadow routine is admittedly pretty lame. i have a handful of individual shadow pots rolling around, each one of them basically the same shade as the next. they’re a pain to travel with and i don’t feel like any of them really brings out the best in my eyes. it’s all very blah.
so, when bareminerals ‘the modern icon’ limited edition shadow palette arrived, i was instantly intrigued. the shades are vivid but not so much of a detraction from my traditional neutrals that i felt i could play with them. swiping them on my hand, the texture felt smooth and soft, so easily blendable – this is my kind of palette.
the pretty and pigmented shadows are each surprisingly wearable. i love that there are four shades, not fourteen, that take the guesswork out of crafting simple yet unexpected combinations. my favorite pairing is to dust chic (top left, a pink cashmere) on as a base using this brush and then sweep sophisticate (bottom left, a natural amethyst) into my crease for some subtle definition with this brush from modern minerals. (the white brush arrived in this month’s boxycharm, and i love it.)
it’s amazing how a few shades just a sidestep from my traditional choices can make me feel like i have totally upped my game. this palette is a steal at $30 and the formula is shockingly long-wearing aside from being a cinch to apply. if you’re in the market for something new, don’t overlook this sweet option – it won’t be around for long.