Golden Glow is a brighter, light-medium coppery brown base with lighter, more golden copper throughout that gave it a soft, metallic sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, soft without being powdery, and picked up well with a brush. It had a moderate glow to it, though it stopped short of emphasizing my skin's natural texture.
It was richly pigmented, so a light touch would be necessary to actually achieve sheerer, more buildable results (which was how it was described at the point of purchase)--this was really the only thing "wrong" with it (and why it was rated lower). It applied evenly to bare skin and diffused easily for a seamless edge. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Smooth-glide powder formula creates a featherlight veil on top of skin that blurs the look of pores, fine lines, and texture. Weightless, microfine pigments blend and build up effortlessly for streak-free color that lasts all day.
Mica, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Triethylhexanoin, Polyethylene, Magnesium Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
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