Product Review: i.d. Bare Minerals Eyeshadow in Vanilla Sugar

While visiting the US a couple of years ago, my Aunt and I decided to stop in at the i.d. Bare Minerals counter to get colour matched for their foundation. I developed a love for their brand that was only dampened on returning to an Australian summer and discovering that mineral foundation and extreme heat combine to make my face itch like crazy. It wasn’t pleasant. However, I did manage to pick up one of their eyeshadow kits before discovering this nasty fact, and thankfully the eyeshadows don’t seem to have the same effect as the foundation does when combined with the heat. The kit I picked up was the ‘get started eyes’ set, and it contained the shadow shade Vanilla Sugar.

It doesn’t appear so orange when applied to my lids, it comes out as more of a soft peach sort of shade. I really like the i.d. Bare Minerals shadows because they seem to last really well on my lids, despite the fact that my lids get quite oily through the day (gross, I know). They are also quite smooth to apply, and easy to blend. I can’t seem to find this particular shadow shade for sale online anywhere in Australia, but it is currently available for purchase on the Sephora website for $13 USD. (note: if anyone can recommend a good mineral foundation brand that offers shades appropriate for palefaces like myself, that doesn’t itch in hot weather, please speak up!)

5 Thoughts on “Product Review: i.d. Bare Minerals Eyeshadow in Vanilla Sugar

  1. I’ve been using Everyday Minerals for years now and have never experienced any problems with it, not even when I’m in a very hot climate (I used it both in Thailand and on my vacation 2 years ago with Europe’s hottest summer since, like, ever! ;-)). They provide free samples and they have foundations colors from the very palest to very dark. Perfect!

  2. This looks like a pretty shade, I’ve yet to try the BM shadows, I like their mineral powder foundation though 🙂 (p.s I have oily lids too – such a curse)

  3. Looks very pretty! I doubt that would show up on my yellowtoned skin though boo 🙁

    Sorry can’t help you out with the mineral foundation thing- I only use liquid.

  4. Lindy on April 5, 2011 at 10:30 am said:

    Cute name, sounds scrumptious! I have a real sweet tooth (obviously) 🙂

    How frustrating when you’ve found a good match… try looking for one that doesn’t contain Bismuth Oxychloride (main ingredient in i.d’s) as it tends to be the most common itch causing culprit!

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