Happy Monday everyone! I feel Laura Geller is an underrated brand. I first tried the Laura Geller Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey, several weeks back, which is growing in popularity and starting to become scarcer in supply. Thank goodness they are permanent so restocks are always eminent. Today, I’ll share my thoughts on 2 of their blushes both are baked with different textures: Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Blush in Guava and Laura Geller Baked Blush n Brighten Tropic Hues. These are peachy coral blushes which looks favorable on tan and deeper skin tones. I’ll be featuring more Laura Geller products in my future posts. They are reasonably priced and the performance are competitive at this price point. No wonder I get hooked to explore and test out the other products from the brand.
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Blush in Guava appears as a warm raspberry coral with a satin finish. It lasted for close to 9 hours of wear on me. The texture is very similar to the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl in Gilded Honey. It’s very pigmented and my brush picks up the right amount of product I need. Two swirls on the pan for a more natural flushed which definitely can be built up according to the desired level of intensity. I didn’t notice any signs of fall outs or a drier texture. For those who got fairer skin, a little product goes a long way. It should be applied with a fan brush and a light hand.
Laura Geller Baked Blush n Brighten Tropic Hues appears as a neutral peach coral with strong golden undertones. It’s a blush and a highlighter hybrid in a baked formula. It went on for 8 hours of wear with the blush part starts to fade after 30 minutes and the highlighter still visible and lasted for an extra hour. It is moderately opaque and I need at least a couple of layers for the color to show up on my brown skin. It is drier in texture and you see some crumbs accumulating on the rim of the pan. Baked formulas are always tricky to work with in time. When there is too much oil that sits on top of the product they tend to get harder to pick up. As much as possible I avoid “double dipping.” My first wear are always treated as a test run so that in the next application I know how much product I need without making a double dip. If you experienced a hardened pan, you can remove the oil build up by scraping it off with a blade from either a box cutter, knife, metal spatula or scalpel.
The Bottom Line:
Next time you stop by at ULTA, don’t forget to check out the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Blush in Guava and Baked Blush ‘n Brighten Tropic Hues. If you are feeling a little fidgety if these will work on your skin, do swatch them in stores first before you commit to buying them. You not only get more product for the price but the quality is never rejected. I’ve also tried wearing the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Blush in Guava with the Illuminator in Gilded Honey and they are a match made in heaven. I will definitely be picking more of these swirl blushes in the future. To give you an idea on the overall performance of this blush, they are almost identical with the Clinique Cheek Pops. I’ve made comparison swatches below on peachy coral blushes I owned: Becca Lychee Opal, ColourPop Jelly Fish, Mac Autoerotique and Dior My Lady Cannage 007. Are you into blushes that got baked formula?
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Blush in Guava A
Overall Quality: 9/10 Formula: 9/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 9/10 Longevity: 9.5/10
Price: $24 / 5 g. / 0.17 oz. pan
Laura Geller Baked Blush n Brighten Tropic Hues B
Overall Quality: 8/10 Formula: 8/10 Pigmentation: 9/10 Application: 9/10 Longevity: 9/10
Price: $27.50 / 5 g. / 0.18 oz. pan