After my first bareMinerals palette, which was 'The Happy Place', I was sold. They had completely convinced me and I really wanted to have 'The Top Shelf'. I swatched it when I was at Sephora the other day and it was so beautiful. I kept staring at my hand the entire day and that's when I know I just have to have it.
This duo comes with a mirror and little eyeshadow applicator. The packaging is matte black, which is super pretty, but not so clean, it attracts dust like crazy.
Mixologist is a super pretty light champagne with a sheen. It's not the most pigmented of the 2 but it feels very velvety and soft. It does look lighter when applied on the eyelid then it looks when swatched. I like to use this shade as an inner-corner highlight and under my brows. Cognac is is warm copper/bronzy brown with a creamy and metallic finish. It's so so so pigmented and it applies very smooth and buttery. It's the perfect shadow to apply all over the eyelid, or even as a crease-color it would look great. Both eyeshadows didn't crease and stayed in place the entire day, no fall-out (I did use a primer).
bareMinerals The Top Shelf swatches
If you like the Urban Decay eyeshadows, you will be so in love with bareMinerals' shadows. The quality and pigmentation is just impressive! You can get this palette on lookfantastic.com for €17,39 (they're on sale!), which is really decently priced if you ask me!