bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter Review & Swatches

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bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter
bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter

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bareMinerals Free Endless Glow Highlighter ($29.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, but the soft, yielding consistency made it easy to use a lighter hand to pick up less product or else really blow out the color once on the skin to sheer it out. The powder had a creamier, lightly emollient texture, so there was no powderiness at all, which helped it “melt” against my skin for a very smooth, luminous finish. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours (a bit longer than marketed!) before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.35 oz. - $82.86 Per Ounce

It's supposed to be "long-lasting" with "8-hour wear" with a formula that "instantly minimizes the appearance of pores" while giving "lit-from-within luminosity." The shades I tried had good pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was slightly powdery but applied well to bare skin and blended out without issues. They had more of a moderate-level of luminosity--shimmery but not metallic. They wore for eight hours on me, which was as marketed, before fading noticeably.

Browse all of our bareMinerals Endless Glow Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Cetyl Dimethicone, Palmitoyl Isoleucine, Caprylyl Glycol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Bare Minerals was the first brand of non-drugstore makeup that I ventured into when I was about 13 years old. I remember the company was selling via TV infomercial and I was able to convince my Mum that I “needed’ to try their products. It’s been well over a decade since I first tried their classic mineral foundation, and I am so happy to see how far the brand has come. I think that what I’m most happy to see from the brand is that they never seem to have compromised their philosophy of using good ingredients and providing quality products at a reasonable cost.

I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a ‘dud’ in their line. Their blushes, foundations, mascara, primer – all of it have been great experiences for me. This highlighter looks great on you, Christine, and I’m really looking forward to trying it out for myself soon!

When I first read the title I thought it was “free” highlighter and I was thinking that was very generous of Bare Minerals! I use to use the original formula of the foundation back when I first finished my chemotherapy as I didn’t want a lot of unknown chemicals in my makeup. I can remember getting a lot of compliments on my skin back then. I am really not sure why I stopped using it but at some point I did. I really like their Gen Nude lipstick range as they are one of the longer lasting lipsticks for me. They sort of have that powdery feeling to them and appear very matte without tearing my lips up. I also like their blushes.
This highlighter looks lovely on you, Christine, but doesn’t seem particularly unique. I think the shade is a bit “done” but nice to see they have done something that is really nice and “glows” more than their basic line.

What a perfect golden highlighter! Oh man! But you know what that means….I have ABH Amrezy and UD Visarion. Those are perfect, too. But this creamier formula sounds fantastic for my lightly crinkly cheekbones up near my eyes when I smile.

Fantastic highlighter and a perfect rating. bareMinerals is producing some excellent, high quality blush/highlighters in this range. It’s good to see them back on their A game again.

Super smooth! This would show up dark on me, so not a highlighter, but it would be an outstanding blush topper. I don’t need it, but if I ever actually use up a gold highlighter, I’ll certainly consider it.

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