The Paradise Found ($20 for 0.1 oz at Sephora) is from Bare Minerals Ready Shadow line of pressed eyeshadows. Its shades, a golden apricot and army green, are right up my alley… when they work.
I’m not sure what happened here, but unlike other Bare Minerals Ready duos I’ve reviewed, this one creased badly – even with various primers. It was strange. When I swatched it, which I do with a sponge tip applicator, both colors did okay. When I brushed them onto my eye, Nirvana (the apricot) did well enough, but it was really difficult to get Utopia (the green) to pack on any color. With a dense enough brush, it was better but I don’t expect to have to find a better brush to apply eyeshadow at this price point.
The creasing was all from Nirvana, which is odd. I find pigments involving blue – purple, blue or some greens – are most likely to crease on me. I’ve never had an orange or copper shade do this, but it did, and you’ll see this in the pictures below. I haven’t had this problem with any other shade by BareMinerals, but it happened consistently.
Nirvana is apricot with gold shimmer, and it applied with a dense, buttery feel… and then creased. Utopia is a satin-finish army green with very slight hints of blue (if gray shadows tend to turn blue on you, this one might take on a hint of it). This one applied sheerly and had to be packed on with a dense brush – or a sponge tip applicator.
And here’s that way ugly creasing I was talking about. That happened after maybe 3-4 hours (then again, if a product is going to crease on me at all, it will most likely do it within that time frame).