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Pinky Up with bareMinerals’ READY 8.0 eyeshadow in The Cocktail Hour

bareMinerals - The Cocktail Hour - Ready 8.0 - Case

So, for my first bareMinerals haul, I got two of the eight-pan palettes from their READY line. I reviewed the first one I got (The September Issue) already, pretty extensively, over here. The other one I got (The Cocktail Hour) I wasn’t even eyeing, but the sale price was just too much to resist.

At $17, down from $40, I get eight top-notch shadows in colors that–let’s face it—are actually more me.

bareMinerals - The Cocktail Hour - Ready 8.0 - Pans

The palette comes with a full-sized mirror and a double ended brush. The colors are:

  • Black Tie Optional — a matte grey black
  • Icebreaker — a cool frosty pink nude with a bit of shimmer
  • Swanky — a shimmery midtone plum with warm red undertones
  • Spiked — a frosty pinky peach coral
  • Elixir — a frosty pinky lavender
  • Invite Only — a frosty metallic taupe with olive undertones
  • Libation — a warm champagne with somewhat frosty finish with reflective shimmer
  • Shaken Not Stirred — a deep navy with a matte finish and blue shimmers

I love the story that this palette tells. To me, even just with the names, it seems to “talk” about jazz clubs and retro lounges, and for some reason, it reminds me of the Jetsons. It’s like the more sophisticated and posh grown-up sister of The September Issue.

bareMinerals - The Cocktail Hour - Ready 8.0 - Swatches

Again, these are one-swipe swatches. The more shimmery shades are grittier in texture, but there’s no fallout and they are still buttery though slightly rougher than the satin counterparts, which are just a dream to apply.

I used it for this random FOTD and it was awesome quality, as usual. I followed “Look 2” on the guide it came with. It felt too dark for the day time, but it was too late to redo my makeup!

Face: Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow (Cheers to Me Champagne), bareMinerals Mineral Veil, K-Palette Kuma 0 Cover Control (02 Yellow Beige), bareMinerals READY Luminizer (The Love Affair)

Eyes: bareMinerals Ready 8.0 eyeshadow (The Cocktail Hour), Benefit Lemon Aid, The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit (02), Maybelline The Falsies Mascara

Cheeks: NYX Powder Blush (Bourgeois Pig)

Lips: NYX Soft Matte Lip Creme (San Paulo)

bareMinerals - The Cocktail Hour - Ready 8.0

VERDICT: The Cocktail Hour is a great addition to my makeup collection. Great quality and it comes in shades that I don’t think I have yet.
How much? $40 for 8g. Bought for $17.
Will I repurchase? Yes! Though it is limited edition and probably not even available anymore.
Where to buy?


  1. Avec Veritas says

    Love the FOTD! You look great and the palette has some interesting shades. Libation is my favorite.

  2. Oh my god these colours are stunning! serious envy right now 🙂
    Also I don’t know how I feel about the hello flawless oxygen wow.. I love the coverage but It doesn’t last for me.. so don’t know whether I should invest! x

    • Such a steal, too!

      Aw really? It’s fine on me, but my skin’s like the lowest maintenance so maybe it has to do with that? What do use currently?

      • toynbeeconvector says

        Hahaha, when is the Art Fair? Yes, I really want to drop by and have a looksie. Can you forward me details? Also, I have serious concerns about applying all this nice stuff. 🙂 do you do crash courses? hahaha, maybe a series of vlogs?

      • Feb 7-10 🙂 come, come! I don’t know if I’m in the position to teach people how to put on makeup! Haha I’m quite the beginner~

      • toynbeeconvector says

        Okay, I shall drop by! See you my dear! 🙂 Oh psssh, yes you are!

  3. My Lucite Dreams says

    Looking gorgeous! I’m loving swanky!! They look luminous. I also am love lavender recently, and that lavender shade is very pretty and soft. I have São Paulo as well… Definitely going to pull that out again

  4. bomalabs says

    Hi Karina, just curious 🙂 How long does it take for your online orders to ship (i.e. this palette from bareescentuals?)

    • Hello! It really depends. I used My Shopping Box (which has a tie-up with GCash and American Express) and they were very quick with shipment. Maybe a week lang. However, it was Bare Escentuals that took so long dispatching the order the MSB’s American address. Hope that helps!

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