Monday, October 17, 2011

Laura Geller Bake Sale Collection

Warning: this is going to be a photo-heavy post.

Laura Geller's Bake Sale collection is a 6 piece set currently available on QVC for $65.76.  It includes Spackle primer in Etherial, Balance n Brighten foundation powder, Blush-n-Brighten in Pink Buttercream, Italian Marble Lipstick in Strawberry Toffee,baked eye shadow trio in Birthday Cake, and a dual-ended brush.  I purchased one with foundation in Fair, but if I were to do it over I would get Regular, since the powder is a bit light on me.

They arrived securely packed in a printed cardboard box with molded plastic insert.

Spackle primer has a great reputation, but I haven't worn this one out of the house because it's a bit too shiny for me without caking on the foundation over it.  QVC describes it as a "luminous pearl pink" but it looks almost opalescent on me.  Maybe I'll use it as a highlighter.

The foundation powder was a much better fit for me.  Although it's a bit light for my summer skin, it should be just about right once winter sets in and I lighten up.  It's a lovely, silky powder that goes on sheer but can be layered for more coverage if needed.  It didn't upset my sensitive skin either, so I'm calling it a WIN.

The blush is a gorgeous color, but you have to use a very light hand if you don't want to look like a caricature of a clown.  This sits nicely on the skin and blends out nicely.

I wasn't terribly excited about the baked shadows until I used them.  WOW.  The colors all have decent pigmentation, they blend well without going muddy, and they last all day with a decent primer.  They don't look like much in the pan, but they perform well and really come alive on skin.

The lipstick was the biggest surprise to me.  Laura Geller lipsticks don't get a lot of buzz, but if this one's representative of the rest, they should.  It applied opaque but creamy with a satin finish and it lasted pretty well without drying out my lips.

The brush is decent quality with a slanted liner brush on one end and a shadow brush on teh other.


Swatches left to right: eyeshadow trio, blush, foundation over primer, primer, lipstick.

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