As much as I adore the color payoff and brilliant shimmer of the bareMinerals eyeshadow pots, I'd be lying if I said I actually use them on a regular basis. Sure, I own a couple, and when I have some extra time on my hands while I'm getting ready and don't mind the extra trouble of dealing with the messiness of a loose pigment, the results never disappoint. But what can I say? On most occasions I'm lazy, and as a bit of a clean freak, the stray pigment that inevitably ends up all over my cheeks kind of stresses me out during my early morning primping routine. And although I'd never think to actually complain, the makeup mavens over at Bare Escentuals have somehow managed to answer my silent prayers anyway!
Welcome the brand-new solid eyeshadow palettes, the bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow, which boast the same color pay-off and shimmer as the original loose pigments, but in an easier-to-apply, more travel-friendly package and formula. Available in both shadow duos and shadow quads, each palette comes with coordinating shadows that look gorgeous and blend together effortlessly. I don't know about my fellow beauty addicts, but I can't wait to stock up on all those shades I previously avoided out of fear of the non-solid!- Alex Gambardella