Review BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow!

4 Aug

I wasn’t super excited when I received the BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow in my Ipsy Glam Bag for July.


I am normally not a fan of cream eye shadow.  My eyelids are naturally oily, so adding oil to them is a disaster.  And cream shadows are normally oily.

I eyed this suspiciously for a few weeks, but finally decided to give it a go.

So, how was it? 

Well, I was surprised how not oily it was.


From Ulta’s website:

Meet the next generation in eye shadow: creamy, long-wearing color meets exceptional skincare benefits and broad spectrum SPF protection. Chock-full of skin-loving ingredients, this breakthrough product delivers 5 benefits in one luxurious formula.


12-hour long-wearing color
Supercharged primer
Powerful brightening benefits
Smoothes the appearance of fine lines
Protects with Broad Spectrum SPF 15
100% of women agreed their eyelids looked brighter instantly & over time.*
100% of women said their eyes appeared more youthful upon application.** Based on an independent consumer study
My review:

The BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow is more of  a liquid than a cream.

I’m not sure what shade I received because it is not indicated on anywhere on the container.

Why I like it

It goes on wet, and quickly dries.  You apply it with a wand applicator.

 It has great staying power.  The color payoff is intense.  It helps your eyelids look really smooth.

Why I don’t like it

You have to work really fast to blend it with your finger or sponge, otherwise it settles and dries and then you are stuck with it unless you remove it.

And I mean, FAST!


No flash



My thoughts

I think this is a great shadow to use alone for a pop of color.  I love how deep and flat the color is!!!!  I’m thinking my shade is one of the darkest of the collection, and I am curious about the lighter shades.

I did wear it with a primer, but I am going to try it without.  I think it will hold very well.

This retails for $18 at Ulta, so it isn’t cheap, but it’s not terrible for the quality.  I am already planning on buying  a different shade.

Have you tried the bareMinerals 5 in 1 BB cream shadow yet?



6 Responses to “Review BareMinerals 5-In-1 BB Cream Shadow!”

  1. plus+beauty27 August 4, 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Is that the Divine Wine? That’s the shade I got and I was pleasantly surprised too 🙂

    • yourfairygodmother August 4, 2014 at 10:54 am #

      No idea 😦 It doesn’t give the shade anywhere. It’s really brown, all I can say 🙂

      • plus+beauty27 August 4, 2014 at 10:56 am #

        It looks just like mine so I am thinking it is 🙂

      • mybeautifulgoodies August 4, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

        The shade name is actually on the little cardboard booklet thing – super confusing! 🙂

      • mybeautifulgoodies August 4, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

        On the back on the cardboard booklet, to be more specific.

      • yourfairygodmother August 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

        I looked all around and couldn’t figure it out and tossed it 🙂

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