BAREMINERALS® CRYSTALLINE GLOW COLLECTION
This alluring selection of products was delivered to me recently and I just had to share them with you!
This is a limited edition collection and consists of a Crystalline Bronze & Glow Highlight Palette and three Crystalline Chrome Highlighter Sticks although I only have two here. The PR packaging also contains a bareMinerals Dual Finish Blush & Contour Brush, their new Good Hydrations Primer and a beautiful Rose Quartz Stone – a lovely touch!
The Bronze & Glow Highlighting Palette has three universally-flattering shades, all of which have crushed rose quartz crystals within their formula to create a subtle glow to the skin – which is refreshing as many highlighter palettes now consist of heavily frosted-shimmer particles that can be seen from the Moon.
This palette will give you a lit-from-within glow, suited to all ages. It has a built-in mirror so you can carry it around to top-up your glow throughout the day, or just to check on your makeup. It’s relatively slender and wouldn’t take up too much space.
Pink Moonstone – a Rose Gold shade that can be applied to the back half of the cheek to add a flush of colour while adding a pretty glow at the same time.
Glistening Topaz – this will bronze your skin to give a sun-kissed healthy glow. Apply to the high points of the face where the Sun would naturally hit.
Rose Quartz – more of a Bronzy-Gold hue which can be applied to the top of the cheekbone for a golden glow.
(See swatches below)
Here are two of the three Crystalline Glow Highlighter Sticks from the collection; Iridescent Quartz and Shimmering Crystal. What’s odd about these cream colours (and a little confusing when I was labelling the swatches) is that the Gold (pictured left) actually comes out as a Pinky hue with a subtle Gold finish when swatched, and the Pinky coloured stick (pictured right) comes out predominantly Gold when swatched! Bizzare, right? This is down to the iridescent shimmer within the sticks which becomes the predominant shade once swatched.
The third stick is called Prismatic Pearl which has a light violet hue, and in my opinion, only really suits those of fairer skin tone.
Let’s take a look at the swatches; the first has been taken on an iPhone 8 in natural daylight, both inside and outside.
From top to bottom we have:
Shimmering Crystal – Glow Stick
Iridescent Quartz – Glow Stick
Rose Quartz – Highlighter Palette
Glistening Topaz – Highlighter Palette
Pink Moonstone – Highlighter Palette
This bottom set of swatches have been taken on a professional camera; the Olympus Pen E-PL9, which softens the appearance of the swatches – hence why I like to show you both mobile AND pro camera shots:
Overall, I really like this collection, more so the Crystalline Glow Highlighter Sticks, I think they are so pretty!! If you are a fan of more subtle highlight and bronze products then I think you’ll really enjoy using the Bronze & Glow Highlighter Palette as it’s not too intense and the quality really is lovely.