My sister got me this color for Christmas because "the woman at the store said it's the most popular," and after having it for a couple of months now, I understand why!
For starters, to describe the color...I would say it does look like a very tan colored sand, with maybe a hint of pink in it when the light hits it. It has a shimmer that looks overwhelming in the jar, but it tones down a lot when you apply it.
I've always been more of a white eyeshadow girl myself, having grey eyes, and I'd only venture over to nudes when they were definitively matte, just to even out the tone of my eyelid. So I wasn't sure what to make of this at first, but I had to try it before I judged it, so I put it on to wear around the house in case I didn't like it. Right away, I noticed that the shimmer is extremely subtle, you almost don't notice it unless you're looking for it. And seeing as it is a nude color, it works fantastically with most every outfit and social situation you could find yourself in. Even on days when I don't wear eyeshadow, I'll just dab it on the inner corners of my eyes (instead of using white eyeliner like they recommend), which really opens them up and brightens them a little more.
I wouldn't say it's a color to use if you're trying to make a statement, as it is a very subtle color, but for everyday wear it's an excellent choice, or if you aren't into wearing makeup and want to try something that isn't too bold, this would also be a great way to go.
I have the oiliest eyelids of anyone I know, and as such, it's always been a struggle for me to find eyeliner that wouldn't slide off or imprint on my upper lid within a few hours.
When I got my first pot of the bareMinerals liner shadow, I was extremely impressed with the bright color and ease of application, but dismayed to find that even when I mixed it with eyedrops to help it set, it would all have migrated within 2 or 3 hours of me applying it, even with a primer.
Weather Everything liner sealer solves that though! By using it as a mixing agent with the powder instead of water or Visine, you get the exact same liquid liner look in the amazing shades that bareMinerals is known for without the powdery transfer throughout the day! I've even been able to work for a whole day and then go out and stay out until 2 or 3am without having to change my eye makeup because it holds just that well! I don't know how I ever used any type of eye liner without this product.
The only thing I would caution is that you want to use as little as possible (less than a drop for both eyes should do it) because if you use too much, when it sets, it becomes very tacky and annoying to deal with for the rest of the day.
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Liner Shadow - Onyx
Intense color for a variety of eye-defining effects.
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Love this product!
I discovered bareMinerals liner shadow just a few months after discovering gel eyeliner, a product that I loved for its easy application. However, I found that with the gel, although I got that distinct, black line that I wanted, it was hard to control the application and I would have to give myself the bold raccoon look before my lines looked neat and tidy, a look that's great for nights out but not so much for when I want to look professional or put-together.
Enter Liner Shadow. By wetting the powder and using a very thin eyeliner brush, I'm able to get as light or as dark of a line as I want in a width that's also as thick or as thin as I want. I would say that the application itself resembles that of a liquid liner, however, since it's based on a powder, I find that if you do mess up your line, once it dries to your eye (in a matter of a few short seconds), it's much more forgiving and easier to smudge the mistake away without it being obvious that you tried to do that.
My only issue was that because it's a powder, when I use it as a liquid it starts to leave a second impression on the top of my lid over the course of the day, and even wearing a primer doesn't stop the transfer of excess powder. However, if you mix the powder with a liner sealer (I use the Bare Escentuals Weather Everything), you get the exact same liquid look, but it gets cemented to your eyelid and you don't get that annoying black line at the end of the day.
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