Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bare Escentuals Ready: The Dream Sequence and Meeting Leslie!

I had an awesome time at the Boutique on Tuesday. I got to meet Leslie and two other Angels!! Leslie was so nice and she looked great. I was a little nervous to meet her and I'm not sure I said anything significant or coherent, but she was great. She took a picture of my eye shadow with her camera. I also got a T-shirt. It was really great to meet Amy and Brenda, two other Angels. It is fun to meet people that are fans of BE like I am.

Leslie and Me

Leslie took a picture of my eyes!!

Us chatting...I'm 6 months pregnant and I look it standing next to Leslie--she is so pretty and tiny!!

This is Amy, Brenda, Leslie and Me. Leslie with her Angels!!

The Boutique actually had the new Ready duos and quads in stock and so I was able to buy one. As with most new products I like to buy one just to see if I'm going to like them. I tested all the duos and quads on my hand and was suprised to find that I like a lot of them.

I ended up buying The Dream Sequence which is the limited edition purple quad.
The colours are 500 Thread Count which is a light creamy white--maybe similar to purist or soul but with no sheen. This is a matte shadow
Romp which is a champange mauve--it kind of looks like Celestine but there is a definite mauve overtone that is more apparent once you put it on. Romp has somthing similar to a glimmer texture.
Boudior which is a bright midtone purple that is very similar to Wildflower. It is really pretty!! This is not a glimmer but it is irridescent and so it is not matte.
Nightcap which is similar to Bordeaux but brighter and more purple. Nightcap is matte.

I was hoping I wouldn't like the pressed shadows that much but I am really impressed. The mattes are not chalky and they really have a smooth and silky texture. The shadows are very pigmented, don't fade and blend really easily. I used the sponge to apply Romp in the first look and that worked pretty well but I used my brushes for all the other applications and I think I will continue to do that. I used primer under the shadows and had no allergic reactions. I don't tend to wear neutrals that often and the Reday collections seems to be mostly neutrals, but I think I will buy at least a few more palettes. I am definitly going to get at least one of the 8.0 palettes coming in November and there are a few duos I really want as well.

Overall I am very impressed with the new solid minerals. If I were you I'd give them a try.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radiance all over,
500 Thread Count under brow,
Romp lash to crease,
Boudior in crease and outer corner,
Night Cap in V and along upper and lower lash line,

CHEEKS: Posh Blush
LIPS: Buxom lip Tarnish in Caught on Tape.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance,
50/50 mix well rested/clear radiance all over,
500 Thread Count under brow and inner corner,
Boudior lash to crease,
Nightcap in crease and outer corner,
Romp in center of lid,
Big and Bright in Intense Black.

CHEEKS: Rosy Outlook
LIPS: Vienna Buxom with Cherry Bomb gloss over it


  1. I like it. It's a "daytime" purple look, for me. Leslie looks so pretty!
    Also, I didn't know you're pregnant! Congrats! My sister is currently due in early December :)

  2. I agree it was a daytime look for me too.
    I'm due at the end of december--it seems like I know so many people who are due around the same time I am.

  3. Congrats on the pregnancy!

    And I'm so happy for you that you got to meet Leslie, how cool!! I hope to be lucky enough to meet her one day too :)

    I haven't swatched the READY pallettes yet but like you I dont want to like them lol But The Dream Sequence does look soooo pretty.

  4. OMGosh, Becky, how exciting to actually MEET Leslie!!! I can't imagine what that would be like! I'd probably pee my pants, tee hee!! You both look amazing! And may I just say that these purples are gorgeous with your big brown eyes!?!?!?!? I think purple is my fave color on you!