Supposedly, Barely Beige is a dupe for MAC Bare Study.
It is also a dupe for Stila Smudge Pot in Kitten. Looking at online swatches, I think this is a better version of Stila (see Lips So Facto's post on Kitten).
|in natural light|
If I wear it on its own, it wears well without creasing. Because it's a cream eye shadow, I don't need to apply any eye shadow primer.
I've also worn it as a first layer underneath other eye shadows. If I'm putting more shadows on top, I'll wear an eye shadow primer underneath.
It's a great inner tear duct highlighter too.
I love that it has a nice icy highlight sheen, but isn't overly shiny or shimmery. It's subtle and doesn't make it look like you have icing on your eyes.
It sells for $7.99 CAD at Superstore. If you can, wait for a Maybelline promotion, but it is a limited edition colour.