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holiday 2011\

Get that ipod out, the playlist is ready!

Ahh fall is here; it’s cold in the morning, gets dark before 7pm, and…it’s 75?  Yep, that’s right – Indian Summer is in full swing here in San Francisco.  That said, I’m excited about some of the Bare Escentuals special holiday collections.

There are two 8.0 Ready palettes (eight pan collections) in this season’s gold compacts, which were released earlier this mornth.  The pretty little palettes are a fun way to carry a great collection of color with you, including a brush and sponge tip applicator, for $40.

The Playlist features eight differnet colors:

  • Pumped,  a cocoa sparkle
  • Chart Topper, pewter silver
  • Max Volume, smoky jade
  • Louder, burnished copper
  • One Hit Wonder, butter chiffon
  • Most Requested, burgundy sparkle
  • Remix, burnished gold
  • Speaker Box, shimmering gunmetal
I love this compact!  There are endless combinations you can make with the colors; there are at least 2 highlighter shades, and you can do much more than the 4 coor combinations listed on the BE site..  

The shadows themselves are creamy, with excelelnt staying power.  They go on like a cream, but react like a powder.  When I did not wear primer on this day, I found that the shadows lasted at least 6 hours on their own with out tocuhups.  Add a little primer, and they will last all day.
At first glace, I was unsure of this palette becuase the colors are quite bold  But, as with any Ready shadow, you really need a VERY light touch when applying them.  Don’t swipe yoru brush, just lightly dab it in the color.  The amount of product will be plenty.  You can always layer more on if you need it!
I added the 10pm Round the Clock liner from the Bare Luxurry TSV, and Tarte’s Gifted Mascara.
I have to say I’m a bit dissapointed with the Round the Clock, as it ended up on my lower lids, travelled and smudged, after just a few hours.  I will continue playing iwth them, but for now, I’lll stick with other waterproof liners for these baby blues.
The Playlist delivers all that and then some, and if you have any BE punch cards, be sure to use your discounts to make this a very affordable addition to your collection.  The shadows will last you a long time and you can use any other Ready palette or your favorite loose minerals to blend with these colors.

I also purcheased The Cocktail Hour, which is a smoky purple palete, and I can see myself combining these two soon!

What do you think?