Can't live without
Of all the Bare Escentuals products I use (BE makes up the entirety of my makeup and skincare products, other than my sunscreen), the radiance line of face products are the ones I absolutely cannot live without.
On days where I don't care much about appearances, but know I'd benefit from a little something something, I use one of the three radiance powders I have.
The pure radiance is perfect for the days when I need a little warmth to my appearance or during the months where I'm a skosh darker than normal because of the sun (I use ample sunscreen, but still end up a hair tan in the summer/fall months).
My skin tone has elements of olive and yellow undertones with some red (go figure/yeah I'm weird). I have medium to fair complexion.
A side note: My favorite of all of the radiance products was a limited edition 'secret radiance'. I wish I could find it again. =)
So many wonderful Uses
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I use it every day. It is one of my favorite items. I use it to highlight my cheeks. and I also use it as a base color for my eyeshadow. It is a perfect color that looks great with any other eyeshadow color.
i am of mixed race so its hard to find a shade of make up to match my skin but this one is amazing it adds the extra glow i wanted without anyone noticing any extra color this product is amazing.
Best Highlighter ever!
This product literally gives you a "lit from within" type of glow. It does not act like a blush (would probably work for Rose Radiance), but just highlights and illuminates your face. I love that soft, dewy, naturally luminous look and this product is essential to receive that. I use it after my foundation, but before the mineral veil, and sweep it over my cheeks, brow bones, bridge of nose, and chin.
Natural Healthy Glow
I just purchased Clear Radiance and am so in love with the natural healthy glow it gives my skin. And it's unbelievable how tiny an amount is necessary to achieve that look. It truly brings radiance to my skin.
I use this product as I would mineral veil once I've finished my foundation and blush. And when I do, I look truly radiant! I think the first time I really noticed a difference was when I made a point to use this when I was getting ready for a holiday party. When the pictures came back, I was surprised to see that my skin looked good! Use this as a finisher after your foundation and blush--and an added bonus, it prevents that oily shine you sometimes get after a long day!
I use the Bare during the warmer months as a Bronzer and it gives just the right amount of color for fair skin so that it doesn't appear fake or orange. I recently switched from Bare Radiance to the Pure Radiance since it's turning Fall and getting cooler.
I have red undertones, and when I even out my skin tone with enough foundation, it can appear washed out since I'm also very fair. Pure Radiance helps give me that natural color but not so much that it looks sun kissed, which is not very realistic in the Fall/Winter.
I haven't used it long so I can't remember for sure, but I want to say it has more of a Matte finish to it unlike the slight shimmer in the Clear Radiance.
Hope this helps!
PERFECT for all over!
I love the color Pure Radiance I had bought the go getters kit on Last chance and got a tiny one when My birthday came around they put it on me and it was gorgeous. I loved it .. Sooo pretty .. It is perfect for color for the checks as an eye shadow any where you want that little high light. I just bought a bigger thing of it..
I have used a lot of other brand's highlights prior to using this one (MAC, sephora, etc.) and this one is by far the best. It is so easy to manipulate and is so complementary while still not looking fake and plasticy. I love it!!! It's an everyday go-to for me. I feel that it is a little more pink than shown in the picture but it is so gorgeous.
I have been using bare minerals for about 10 years now.I love this make up.
I tried the pure radiance but I noticed my skin looked too dark bronze,too peachy dark look.
I have light medium skin tone and with bare minerals my skin looks very nice. But with pure radiance it made my skin look like I was sick.IT IS VERY shimmery and I liked that but I had to return it because it did not meet my expectations.