Below is the Hydrating Mineral Veil. I’m not sure that the picture captures the “glow” that you can achieve with this veil, but there is definitely something there. It’s not shimmer, per say, but instead just a little *umph* for the complexion.
The blush, Hydrating Coral, has no shimmer, but instead is a matte terra-cotta coral. An absolutely beautiful color, this would look great on anyone, especially with a hint of a tan. We’ll have to see how it fares with me in the winter when I am ghostly pale!
I was immediately drawn to the turquoise color, Mermaid, which is apparently one of Bare Escentauls best blue/teals in their entire line! Not only is it a more neutral color, there is a hint of a shimmer, but it is still dark enough to create a beautiful smokey eye or use it wet as a liner.
I think this might be my favorite color in the collection. I was a little apprehensive at the appearance of High Shine Sand Dune at first because it looked like the “foiling” colors BE has had in the past (and the Solar Bits collection from MAC), which I found difficult to blend without just using your fingers. I was pleasantly surprised when I actually applied, as it was no different than any other mineral eyeshadow I have used in the past – it applied simply and evening on the lid and is an absolutely stunning light taupe color with tons of shimmer.
Below are all the swatches. I tried layering the Hydrating Mineral Veil in hopes of you seeing the “glow” I keep talking about, but instead I think it just looks chalky in the picture. Everything else is absolutely gorgeous! The other thing I didn’t swatch out on my lips is the natural lipgloss in Chiffon, which is a gorgeous, neutral golden beige. An absolutely stunning color on it’s own, this would also be a great layer on top of another color to add some warmth or shimmer as well.