Bare End is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was thin, moderately emollient, and just a touch tacky to the touch. It had sheer, buildable coverage--up to semi-opaque--and a noticeable luminosity to it when applied to the skin. It also layered well over other products as a highlighter. This shade seemed to dry down a little more than others in the lineup, though it was never fully dry. It wore well for six and a half hours on me.