Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Happy Place Ready 4.0 Eyeshadows by Bare Minerals

Disclaimer:  I purchased this.
The Happy Place is putting me in my cool weather state of mind, even though it's still in the 90's (please, make it stop).  I thought for sure I'd already posted a review when I got it back in March, but when I went to look for it, I discovered I had not. 
I love the zen like names of The Happy Place:  Peace + Imagine + Exhale + Euphoria (muted apricot/rose gold/smoky taupe/eggplant).  I also love that there is a mixture of finishes, as it makes it really easy for me to do a complete eye look without going outside the confines of the palette =  a great travel companion.  This may be going to Albuquerque with me in October :-)
Peace is a soft apricot satin.  I've been using it on my brow and inner eye, and it adds a touch of warmth to my skin.
Imagine provides the shimmer and sparkle and while it's official description is rose  gold, I can see copper in there as well.
Exhale is a soft taupe matte with a slight mauve undertone.  It was not powdery but did take two swipes to get the color above, as opposed to one swipe for the other shades.
Euphoria is versatile plum shimmer with brown undertones that I've been using in my crease, along my lash lines, or as an all over lid color.  All of the shades work together really well and pigmentation is quite good and smooth.
The Ready pressed eyeshadow formula by Bare Minerals has become my favorite and I'll continue to collect the 4 and 8 pan versions when new ones are released.  I was fortunate enough to get The Happy Place at half of it's $30 price when Ulta had a BOGO sale last spring.  I can only hope they do it again at some point!