You know those restaurants with the beautiful, soft lighting and delicate candles casting an ethereal glow on your complexion (of course you do- girls notice when the lighting is flattering, and when it’s not)… well this is about as close as you’re going to get to having that soft-focus glow following you around all day. Meet the new, limited edition bareMinerals READY Luminizers ($26 USD / $33 CAD), available in two complexion-enhancing hues.
These highlight powders are a part of bareMinerals’ fabulous READY collection- a line of pressed mineral makeup that still maintains the same integrity and quality of the original makeup from the brand. Unlike the new READY foundations, bronzers, blushes and eyeshadows- these highlighters are limited edition so be sure to grab one soon (I have a feeling they will be making a reappearance though… they are too good to say good-bye to forever).
The shades include The Love Affair, a soft pink-based champagne, as well as The Shining Moment, a warm golden champagne shade. Both shades are universally flattering, and I think that the rest of your makeup really dictates which shade you should reach for, but in general I found The Love Affair to be a little more flattering with the most looks.
These luminizers come in the signature bareMinerals READY packaging, however this are a special white compact instead of the usual black. The powder has a gorgeous embossed sculpture, and their is a convenient interior mirror as well.
The powder is so silky, you might think it was a cream at first! The formula is so finely milled that there’s no visible shimmer or glitter chunks… it really blends so smoothly into your skin and gives you a lit-from-within glow (no disco ball look here). For instant cheekbones and a youthful glow, these powders are basically “model in a compact”.
I prefer to use a small blush brush to apply the product to the tops of my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose for a soft glow- but you can also use it to highlight your brow bone, cupids bow, chin and even decollate, shoulders and arms. It’s seriously addictive- you’re just want to glow like J.Lo everywhere.
They do tend to wear off a little easier than the other bareMinerals READY products I’ve tried… but certainly lasts longer than any other highlighter I’ve tried. Dare I say these highlight powders have stolen the HG title as my favorite powder highlighter? Yes… yes they have.
- Price: $26 USD / $33 CAD for 0.3oz / 10g
- Availability: Sephora (Limited Edition)
- Selection: Available in 2 shades; The Love Affair & The Shining Moment (both shown here)
- Overall: These highlight powders have stolen my heart and claimed their HG status as my new favorites. Soft, creamy powder that is blendable and so finely milled it’s undetectable, yet it leaves the most gorgeous, ethereal, lit-from-within glow to the complexion.
- Rating: A+