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Highlighters - Bare Escentuals - Bare Radiance

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rated 4.6(39 reviews)

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  • 87% would buy again
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rated 5 of 5 on 1/11/2015 4:41:00 AM More reviews by Hotflashes

Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown

Really wonderful amber-rose-gold utility product. Now that there's a sifter container it's even better. I think I've repurchased this at least 5 times over the years, and will absolutely continue. I use it as eye shadow, blush/bronzer, and mixed with Vaseline, as a lip color.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 11/30/2014 4:42:00 PM More reviews by VegetaFanGirl

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

I love this! This is such a versatile and well-rounded product.
For me, Bare Radiance is too dark to be used as a highlighter, so I use it as a natural-looking blush. It looks incredibly flattering on my warm, pale skin- if I were to recommend a brownish blush color, it would definitely be Bare Radiance. The color definitely looks very natural; I'd describe it as emphasizing the natural shadows of my face. I could probably use it as a natural bronzer, actually, since it's dark enough on me to be one!
As all bareMinerals products are, this highlighter is insanely pigmented. You get the full clay-brown color, including the shimmer, with a tiny amount of product. My preferred method of applying any of these face products that come in small, twist-cap containers that allow unrestrained amounts of products to flow, is to use whatever sticks to the little cap of the container. It works solidly for most of the time- I get a perfect amount, since a little goes a very long way here. However, since the color is not volatile or incredibly unnatural, I can afford to use a little more product than I would with a dark bM blush.
My favorite parts about bareMinerals products are how evenly they apply and how they feel velvety smooth; Bare Radiance is no different, which is awesome.
Staying power of this product is also exceptional; it withstands the travails of my everyday life and also my oily skin. I haven't had issues with any smudging or oxidizing or displacing itself into little patches.
While I haven't been able to find a full-size version of this product, the mini container sold at bM outlets for $6.50 works just fine and has an incredibly long lifespan. I highly recommend Bare Radiance- it looks incredibly natural and flatters all skintones, which is something that is rare of a face product.

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rated 5 of 5 on 1/5/2013 12:41:00 PM More reviews by beachsexybronze

Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown


Its a perfect very light beige/brownish color with the perfect amount of sheen, without being too shimmery! When I say brown, it is not as brown or bronze as "warmth" but certainly has a very light glowy brown/rose color (but not too light or too dark at all). It just gives your face the perfect amount of beauty without looking like a disco ball.

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rated 4 of 5 on 5/30/2012 12:50:00 PM More reviews by 4tee1

Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

I ordered Bare, Rose and Pure Radiances, and Bare seems to be the nicest one. I wanted to use them as eyeshadows, because they are less pigmented yet not so sparkly as lots of the BE eyeshadows seem to be. I was looking for a natural, no makeup look with make up on, if that makes sense. Bare Radiance is the best multi tasker of the bunch, it works as an eyeshadow and highlighter on my cheek bones and shoulders. For reference, I use Fake Bake Flawless Self Tanner all over, including my face during the summer. Otherwise I am medium complected.

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rated 5 of 5 on 4/25/2010 9:32:00 PM More reviews by restes11

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel

This is lovely rosy bronze color with a bit of shimmer (hence the radiance.) It looks nice on my fairly light skin and I sometimes use it as a bronzer and sometimes as a blush if I'm going for that golden look. I would definitely buy this again, but as is typical with BE products, there is so much product that I'm not sure I'll ever need to!

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rated 5 of 5 on 3/16/2010 2:43:00 PM More reviews by laurelsage

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown

I actually use this radiance as a bronzer/cheek color and it works great with my skin color. Easy to apply, blends effortlessly. Highly recommend!

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/28/2010 12:18:00 AM More reviews by kiwi36

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown

goes on really well and nice color. not too bright or too dul, just right. $19

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rated 5 of 5 on 8/19/2009 5:54:00 PM More reviews by pepper34

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I really like this product. I use faux tan in the summer, but I think that bare radiance will be great for the winter when I just want a hint of color without looking like I am trying to fake a tan. I like to use this as a contour for my cheeks, and then use the clear radiance with it. This color has some pink to balance it out, so it doesn't give you that dull, dirty look that some bronzers can. It also really looks great as an eyeshadow!

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rated 4 of 5 on 5/7/2009 1:08:00 PM More reviews by rbrown4

Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

PRETTY PRETTY PRETTY :) I use this both on my cheeks and on my eyes (beautiful bare look) Unlike a lot of "highlighters" this doesn't make me look greasy or like a disco-ball. I really like this product & will def. repurchase!

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rated 4 of 5 on 4/7/2008 5:03:00 PM More reviews by jencalla

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I bought this product which was combined in one package with warm radiance. I feel like bare radiance by itself would be too light if you are going for a more tanned look, but when it was combined with warm radiance it gives a really nice effect. But again, I try not to put too much in the tzone area too avoid the greasy look that I sometimes get after having makeup on for a couple hours,

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