Monday, October 15, 2012

Queen Tiffany by bareMinerals

I am probably in the minority in that I like bareMinerals' color products more than their foundation. I tried their mineral foundation and it just didn't work for me; I have dry skin so that might be the problem, but at any rate, I ended up swearing them off for a bit. Then one day several years ago, I had just been thinking that I didn't have enough brown eyeshadows, and that it would be nice to have a pretty one that I could use as an allover wash of color, and I helped a customer wearing the most gorgeous shade like that. She was wearing Queen Tiffany by bareMinerals, and I immediately ran out and bought it.

Years later (if you know me, you know I ignore all common sense when it comes to when to toss old makeup), I uncovered this forgotten gem, and I've been using it quite frequently again. It's a loose medium- brown pigment that isn't too warm or too cool, and has the most gorgeous, subtle multi-colored shimmer. These are $14 for .02 ounces; on the pricey side, especially compared to comparable indie brands, but the color has lasted me forever and a little bit goes a very long way.  This color is also a chameleon, in that it changes fairly dramatically depending on the light; I've taken pictures in bright natural light, indoor light, and indirect natural light so you can see the differences.

Queen Tiffany: indirect natural light

Queen Tiffany: bright natural light
 A blurry one to show the shimmer!
Rainbow shimmer!
 In the next set of photos, I've swatched it dry on the left, wet on the right, and then dry again but blended out to be sheer below those swatches.

Indirect natural light

Indoor light

Bright natural light; once again, this pic is a little blurry to show the sparkles.
 And here it is on! I used it dry from lashline up through the crease, and then wet in the crease.



Summary: I love this color! I would purchase it again in a heartbeat if I lost it. It is a really great brown. Sure, it may be slightly overpriced, but it is such a workhorse and it goes with so many other colors. It's such an easy to wear color, and between blending out to be used sheer and being able to be used wet, you can use this one shade to create a nuanced eye look.

Do any of you guys own Queen Tiffany or something similar? Would you use it?

14 comments:

  1. The finish is so gorgeous! It looks stunning on you. It kind of reminds me of Sidecar from the Naked palette- which if it is, is one of my favorite (glittery) taupes!

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    1. Hmm, I'll have to compare them side by side! Off the top of my head, I think Sidecar is paler and has chunkier silver glitter, as opposed to the really fine iridescent shimmer in this, but now I am curious!

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  2. I think this is expensive compared to indie brands, yeah, but paying a lot of money for a perfect staple colour is fine! I like how you used it dry on the lid and wet in the crease, I would never have thought to do that and would be faffing around with bases and so on!

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    1. I agree, if you love something, sometimes you spend more money trying inexpensive alternatives and never getting it quite right than you do just purchasing the thing you know works for you!

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  3. that is an awesome color! lately i've been totally obsessed with their loose eyeshadows. i used to have a bunch that i bought off qvc (best prices for sets ever) but i gave them to my mom when i was cleaning out my makeup stash. did you see their holiday collection on temptalia? AMAZINGGGGG i want them all!!!!!!!!

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    1. The holidays are my favorite time of year to buy makeup, there are some awesome steals!

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  4. Hello:) I found you through a link from Lawless Lacquer. I love Queen Tiffany!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to say hello! I just saw that she linked to my blog, that was so incredibly sweet of her. Glad you like this color, I am slightly obsessed right now... :)

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  5. Definitely a gorgeous colour! I love that you were able to use just one shadow and still achieve such a great eye look.

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    1. I love flexible products like this!

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  6. Oh my goodness. I am in awe! That blurred picture is just amazing!

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