03 May 2013

bareminerals sweet peach radiance all-over face color


bareMinerals Sweet Peach Radiance All-Over Face Color is part of the bareMinerals Addicted to Peach collection ($49) which premiered April 30. This is definitely a blush, I personally would not use it as an all-over face color. It has been a few years since I have had a bareMinerals loose blush (once again a big fan of the READY blushes), although I did completely finish the last one I had. This was the pleasant surprise of the collection for me and reminded me of why I love their loose blushes. The color has great pigmentation and I have no issues with it showing up. Application is easy, it blends right in without any harsh edges. I like to use my Sigma angled blush brush by swirling it in a small amount of powder in the lid and tapping off the excess. There is a slight shimmer but I did not find it to be overwhelming or unnatural, it gives a glowy finish that is perhaps where the "radiance" comes from. Lasting power is pretty good, it starts looking visibly faded after 8 hours, but is still there after a long day at work. The peachy pink color adds a nice variety to my standard pink blushes, feels very summery!

The color seems different in every light, here are a few different swatches from different angles. I tried to capture some of the shimmer as well.

Overall this blush is a surprise winner in the collection and I have found myself using it almost daily.