“ Brand: Bare Escentuals / Type: Bronzing Powder / Blusher / Mineral make up „
This is a review of Radiance Rocks by Bare Escentuals.
I purchased my set of Radiance Rocks by Bare Escentuals from QVC, the set includes three 'rocks' and a mini Kabuki brush, costing £30 (plus postage).
I am a big fan of BE foundation and purchased the rocks at the same time as another kit, I admit I may have got a little bit carried away now as I'm not sure they were a totally 'essential' purchase for me.
The rocks are beautifully packaged in a round red tin which houses the three products. I must admit I was a bit disappointed by the size of them, more like pebbles than rocks but I'm told by further online research that they last a helluva long time. The rocks are lovingly encased in black velvet which looks great until you start using the product and then the powder clings to the velvet.. not a great look!
The rocks come in a white highlighter colour, a blusher orange-y colour and finally a bronzer colour all of which have a sort of metallic sheen to them.
How to use
You can either apply the rock direct to your face and then use the brush to disperse any concentrated colour or use the brush to get the colour off the rock then brush on to your face. you can blend all three to get a sheeny look to your face or use individually (which I prefer to do).
What do I really think to this product?
Whilst I like the idea of them, I think they are less practical in use. If you use the rock direct to face, I think it can absorb oil on the face (back into the rock) which then renders the surface of that rock less than useful and you need to scrape it with a pin to get back the finish they started with (did that make sense?). Basically it's a bit faffy and not the quick make up I am now a fan of since having a baby.
I do like the effect from the radiance rocks, particularly the highlighter one. It's a bit like high beam by Benefit when used on the brows. They are also very light so would make an excellent travelling companion. I think they compliment simple makeup and give great contour options - highlight, blush and bronze. The colours are spot on too.
I can't rave about this product as I don't think it's all that good. I could return them to QVC and get my money back but I'll probably just keep them and not repurchase in the future. I certainly don't think they are worth £30 plus postage and was disappointed by how small they turned out to be.