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.
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$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.
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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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