bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer Review, Photos, Swatches

bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer
bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer

For Just One Shining Moment You’ll Glow

bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer ($26.00 for 0.30 oz.) is described as a “golden champagne.” It’s a light-medium yellow gold with a pearly sheen. Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel is extremely similar. Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City is darker, more orange-gold.

On warmer complexions, this will be incredibly complimentary. On cooler complexions, I think it will still work, but there’s a chance it might turn orange-y so you may want to try before you buy. It read true yellow gold without any orange/red tones when I swatched it and looked at it in the pan.  The texture is similar to the Ready eyeshadows, though this felt not quite as dense/buttery.

It was very finely-milled, soft to the touch, and blended beautifully on the skin.  It gave a glowing sheen, and it didn’t emphasize pores or the texture of the skin.  The payoff was true-to-pan, so depending on your application, it could be applied heavily or lightly, because it would smooth and even out easily.  It lasted nine hours without fading when I tested the wear. bareMinerals continues to impress me with their Ready range; the wear is impeccable, rich in pigmentation, and extremely blendable and easy to use.

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bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer
bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer

bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer
bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer

bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer
bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer

bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer
bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer

bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer
bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer

bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer
bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer

bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer
bareMinerals The Shining Moment Luminizer

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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TBH, this isn’t “natural glow” looking. It’s yellow. I know you love BM these days, and have influenced more than one of my purchases. But check out the Essence gold glowey stuff in the special collex that is out now. It’s all you need.

It is a yellow gold! 🙂 If you’re looking for something more beige, perhaps The Love Affair would suit you better. I don’t think I’ve seen Essence locally, sorry!

I am much much too excited right now. I’ve been eyeing this specific product for weeks now, and just couldn’t commit yet. I thought it was incredibly beautiful, and I was enamoured by the Routes des Indes de Chanel though it was a little out of my price range. To see that this one is so similar is making my day right now (: Definitely going to purchase. Thank you Christine!

I tried this in store and it seemed a little warm-ish for me, but I couldn’t help but be bowled over by the quality of the product. Here’s hoping they do some other highlighters in the same vein!!!

Thanks for the review. I will have to check out their Ready line for my trip. It may be easier for travel than bringing all of their loose powder jars, too much space. I’ve been wanting to try their powder compact but read mixed reviews about it. I will definitely check this out.

I got this by accident when I ordered The Love Affair and they sent me this instead. I haven’t tried it yet because I do think it’s too warm for me, but I’m hopeful the other one will be just as good.

This looks STUNNING, I’ve been waiting with baited breath for this review 😀 unfortunately it doesn’t look like this will be available in Australia. None of the Bare Minerals stockists appear to have it. I would just order it in from the US, but I would really rather try this on my skin first, just in case it’s too gold for my tastes.

The great thing about this line is that it isn’t marked up ridiculously here in Oz. Sure, its still more expensive, but for MAC and many other brands, we’re used to paying 200-300%.

For this line? This’ll be marked up probably another $10, max. Which isn’t (comparatively) bad!

Hi Christine, I was wondering what if you think that this would look nice on my NC50 (more neutral) skintone. I’m in the market for a new highlighter. Thanks.

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