bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio ($29.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a limited edition, slim set of cheek colors–highlighter, blush, and bronzer–for the holidays. I tried to calculate the value, but I’m not sure if these products are sold individually, so for the highlighter and bronzer, I used the Ready Luminizer Duo and the Ready Bronzer for calculations. There is $11.20 worth of highlighter, $15.33 worth of blush, and $11.20 worth of bronzer, which is a total of $37.73 (bareMinerals lists it as $49.50 value, which it may very well be, given the formulas aren’t quite translating).

Clear Radiance is a light, pale pink with subtle, cool undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that didn’t emphasize pores and lasted for eight and a half hours on me (a little longer than eight-hours claimed). MAC Gleamer (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is cooler (95% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Carousel (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Glitz (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Petal Metal (LE, $39.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Highlighter) (DC, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever H102 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Peroxide (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Glow (Bottom) (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Scrumptious (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl (P, $68.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Light Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Ballerina Pop (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Spellbound Glow (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Golden Gate is a muted, medium rosy pink with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and easy to blend on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading (bonus: bareMinerals only markets these as eight-hour wear, how reasonable!). Tarte Prim (LE, $29.00) is cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals Golden Gate Matte (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Prize (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC See Beyond (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). CoverGirl Medium Rose (DC, $9.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $24.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Blushbaby (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Fusion (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Mother o' Pearl (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Piaf (Shade) (DC, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Blush Please (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). MAC Sweet Enough (P, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Hourglass Sublime Flush (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Wavelength (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Empowering (LE, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Estee Lauder Lover's Blush (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Warmth is a medium-dark brown with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation with a blendable consistency, but I found the powder itself to be a little firmer in the pan than I’ve encountered previously in the Ready formula. The color wore well for seven and a half hours on me. Stila Sending My Love Bronzer (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #6 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Refined Golden (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gold Dust (P, $110.00) is cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #5 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Toasted Peach (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Unique (LE, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain #03 (P, $53.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (PiP, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Deep (P, $58.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Physicians Formula Bronze (P, $14.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Firebrush (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild You're Dragon Me Down (LE, $4.99) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Chisel (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Zoeva ND020 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Bronzed Bondi (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bronze (04) (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Earthnut (LE, ) is glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio
bareMinerals The Royal Court Ready Face Color Trio

bareMinerals Clear Radiance Ready Luminizer
bareMinerals Clear Radiance Ready Luminizer

bareMinerals Clear Radiance Ready Luminizer
bareMinerals Clear Radiance Ready Luminizer

bareMinerals Clear Radiance Ready Luminizer
bareMinerals Clear Radiance Ready Luminizer

bareMinerals Golden Gate Ready Blush
bareMinerals Golden Gate Ready Blush

bareMinerals Golden Gate Ready Blush
bareMinerals Golden Gate Ready Blush

bareMinerals Golden Gate Ready Blush
bareMinerals Golden Gate Ready Blush

bareMinerals Warmth Ready All-Over Face Color
bareMinerals Warmth Ready All-Over Face Color

bareMinerals Warmth Ready All-Over Face Color
bareMinerals Warmth Ready All-Over Face Color

bareMinerals Warmth Ready All-Over Face Color
bareMinerals Warmth Ready All-Over Face Color

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • Guerlain Voyage Enchante Illuminating Matte Powder
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Self-Made Eyeshadow Palette
  • Tom Ford Night Sky Cream & Powder Eye Color
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Naked Coral Lip Color
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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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I love BareMinerals, but I’m passing on this set. Although Golden Gate is very pretty, I have the other two products in loose form. I rarely use them. Clear Radiance just doesn’t do anything for me. I mainly use the loose version for mixing with matte loose shadows if I want a different finish. Warmth is way too dark and warm, not matter how tiny of an amount I use. I’ve tried just a few specks of it around the edges of the face (the “E” shape) as BareMinerals suggests, and it’s still overwhelming on my fair skin.

I think these work well on those who have your skintone, NC25-30, or lighter, but would barely do a thing for someone my skintone or for that matter, anyone above a MAC NC35 or NW30. Especially since the bronzer is lighter than Nars Laguna!
This one is so light and a bit too subtle for many of us, I would think.

I am NC40 and have all three of these products in the loose powder version. They all seem to show up pretty well on my skin tone. Golden gate is actually one of my favorite blushes because it’s so natural. You should still check it out because they’re all gorgeous shades!

I like this and think it’d go well on my fair skin but I’ve already got a dupe in Tarte Prim for the pink shade and I have Mary-Lou Manizer as well. Added to that, I have the Despair NARS palette! It’s very tempting though…

You can buy these individually but its loose powder. They are $20 each. Warmth you get .05oz the other 2 are .03oz. I love the ready formula and it’s not as messy. This is a really great value. Getting a lot of product compared to the loose form.

I know… I’m supposed to be focusing on your cheeks… but I can’t! Your eyes are stunning! You make that ABH palette look amazing! I just ordered mine. =)

As for the bareMinerals palette, that luminizer is lovely. I don’t think the other two would work so well for me.

I have the loose version of Clear Radiance and don’t use it much since it doesn’t show up on me. You can see the odd fleck of shimmer but that’s about it. It’s pretty swatched but not on my face! 😛

Wow, bare minerals seems to have put out some of the better holiday palettes this year. Nice to see something that is so practical and performs well at this price point. If I didn’t have so many dupes already, I would probably grab this one.

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