Lots of unnecessary sparkle in this product.
This product (Pure Radiance) was just way too frosty looking on my face. If I could suggest one viable change to bareMinerals, it would be to pull back a bit with the shimmer and shine. Packing a product with sparkles is not necessarily the answer to freshness, youthfulness or capturing that always coveted “healthy glow.” Using a light application still gave me a bit of an Ace Frehley vibe. Channeling KISS at work was, uh, not exactly what I was looking for, with all due respect. I returned this product, but would still recommend that others give it a try because it may very well work for you.
I have so many of the different types mineral veils it's not even funny. They all have their uses and work well!
This gives my light skin (yellow undertone) a beautiful soft peach color for a blush I just love all the Radiance's!
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!