It has a pretty but subtle "glow" and the Matte side was nice for the nose. I did find, however, that this wasn't something I consistently used and ended up passing it on.
I have been a Bare Minerals gal for many years. I've always used the Mineral Veil as the finishing touch to my makeup. However...this Light Translucent Powder Duo is awesome! The matte side (plain white side) is perfect for most of the face. The second side is just right for adding a lovely touch of highlight to under the eyes, and any place you wish to highlight. After using it for several weeks, I went back to the mineral veil and found it was a heavier look. This is perfect for the spring and summer months. A lovely finish to your makeup, no matter what type you use.