RATING (out of 5 stars): 3.5 stars
THE SKINNY: Loose eyeshadow can be messy but I love the versatility the bareMinerals Loose Eyecolor line offers.
Shadows can be applied dry, for a light look, or wet for a heavier (or even foiled) appearance. Shades come in matte, sheen and shimmer varieties, so it is easy to find something that suits your taste. I especially like to apply shimmer colors wet for a night out!
But these are expensive shadows. Each pot of eyecolor is $13, plus you should buy a nice brush to apply. (I have found that the mineral formulas need a nice brush applicator to get the right effect; the sample pack even came with a tiny one.) You'll also need a primer -- loose powder shadow will never hold up all day without it.
My suggestion? Look for a gift set. They usually contain six to 10 shades in half sizes (which is more than enough) and give you a lot more for your money.
bareMinerals recently released compact shadows as well. I am hoping to test those out very soon. Stay tuned!
KEEP OR TOSS: Keep. With so many colors to choose from and the natural formula it is a definite win.
CHECK IT OUT: You can but direct (make sure to check out the specials) from bareMinerals. Make sure to search for different colors.
-- Tested by Carrie