I was cleaning out my desk drawers and found some old memory cards. I thought they were blank but apparently not. Several of them contained swatches which hopefully I’ll get around to cropping and posting soon.
Today I’d like to share a swatch comparison of the Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Highlighter Duo and the bareMinerals Vanilla Sugar Radiance All-Over Face Color.
The bareMinerals Vanilla Sugar Radiance All-Over Face Color is a limited edition shade that I believe came in a holiday set last year. It’s a sheer but buildable pink champagne powder that can be lightly dusted all over the face to add a subtle glow or used in a more concentrated fashion as a cheek highlighter.
Compared to the highlighter in the Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Bronzer/Highlighter Duo which has a metallic sheen that you can see more clearly in a previous blog entry, bareMinerals’ Vanilla Sugar Radiance goes on sheerer and slightly more shimmery. However, it can be layered to produce a finish as luminous as the Sonia Kashuk highlighter.
The textures of the powders are completely different. bareMinerals Vanilla Sugar Radiance is a traditional loose mineral powder. The Sonia Kashuk powder is a baked hybrid cream powder formula similar to the MAC Extra Dimension, NARS Dual Intensity, Estee Lauder Powder Gelee and Laura Geller Baked Gelato powders. I’m personally not a fan of powders with this hybrid type of formula because even though they have good color payoff they still have that drier, baked texture that I don’t really like. Generally speaking, I don’t care for baked powders.
The Sonia Kashuk highlighter is undoubtedly a gorgeous highlighter. I love the color and its high shine finish but I like the versatility of the bareMinerals Vanilla Sugar Radiance All-Over Face Color which can be used as a finishing powder or a highlighter depending on how much product you use.