Bounce & Blur Collection (Summer 2019)
I was lucky enough to stumble on this new collection in my local base exchange. This collection hasn’t even launched on the bareMinerals website yet, but there is a bundle deal available today on HSN. According to the HSN price breakdown, these items retail for $29.00 each.
The items in this collection are being marketed as having a “Fingertip-friendly bouncy powder” formula. I don’t have a lot of experience with this type of formula, but I’d say they are like the Colourpop super shock formula. I have never tried the super shock eyeshadows, so I can’t directly compare the eyeshadow formula. However, I have tried two super shock blushes and a super shock highlighter and I find the blush formula to be similar.
bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Eyeshadow Palette in Dusk
The eyeshadow palette is going to be released in 2 colors (warm and cool). I purchased the warm version named Dusk.
This is my first time using eyeshadows with this type of texture. While I did find that they were workable with a brush, they applied much easier and built quicker when using my fingers. I found these shadows to look smooth on the lids, which I find to be true of the regular bareMinerals powder formula as well. They are not extremely pigmented but they are being marketed as sheer to buildable, which I find to be true. They blend into each other very easily, even when used with just my fingers.
All of the shades appear on the lids as a satin finish, up close you can see the mica particles but it doesn’t create a lot of shine on the lids. It’s hard to be precise when applying the two darkest shades (sepia sky and purple twilight) with fingers. Luckily, these shadows do work with a brush and although that will give a more sheer application, that is more often a good thing for dark shades. If you’d like to do a smoky eye with the dark shades on the lid and using the red (crimson sunset) or gold (harvest moon) to blend that out, these will operate fine for that in my opinion. The darkest shade (purple twilight) is much drier in texture than the others, which I’d like to believe was intentional so it could be used with a brush easier for eyeliner or precise outer-v placement. Purple Twilight has visible shimmer running through it that isn’t picking up on camera, but I didn’t notice it show up on the eyes.
bareMinerals Bounce & Blur Blush in Coral Cloud
The blush is going to be released in 4 colors. I purchased the shade coral cloud.
Same story as the eye shadows, the blush works better with fingers but does also work with a brush. The formula is buildable as they have marketed, it took 3 layers for me to be happy with the amount of color. If you have lighter skin, I’d imagine it would build faster. There is sparkle running throughout this shade that the camera is not picking up on. You can’t see it from a distance once it is on the face but you can see it up close and it spreads around the face a little.
I do like this formula better than the blushes I have used from Colourpop, I found it overall easier to use. I appreciate the fact that although it is designed and intended for use with the fingers that it does still work with a brush.
Are you excited about this bareMinerals release? Have you seen it in store yet?