I remember what initially drew me to Laura Geller Beauty. It was her, Laura Geller, and her smile.
I used to watch her when she appeared on QVC. That was years ago– maybe even 15 years! But she hasn’t changed a bit. Just this morning I saw an adorable picture of her on Instagram. As for her products, it was the baked beauty collection that beckoned to me, and there is where I was introduced to the quality of her facial powders. That was where I really caught my enthusiasm for her products. To this day Laura Geller’s baked “goods” make me feel lighthearted and put me in the mood to have fun.
If you’ve read my blog you probably noticed that I tend to post a lot on brands that I love. Laura Geller is a brand I have been loving for a long time, and am now getting around to writing more about. One product in particular that I’ve loved to death and used for years, is her Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow. Talk about a good deal! You get .85 oz of baked bronzer for $45. I finally had to get rid of mine after it literally lasted over 2 years.
In case you aren’t familiar with it, Baked Body Frosting is a body bronzer (or highlighter in the lighter colors) that you can apply dry or wet.
“Baked Body Frosting is for whenever you want to show a little skin, and your skin deserves to be polished to perfection. A moisturizing, silky smooth powder that adds the warmth of bronze, or pearly luminosity, to the body.
Thanks to the buildable coverage, and wet-or-dry application, Baked Body Frosting can smooth on a subtle hint of luminosity, or build up in layers to a satin-sleek radiance. When applied wet, it will give your skin a diamond-like sheen.”
There are five colors currently available:
Angel Glow is like wrapping yourself in silky lingerie – sheer, luminous and totally romantic
Honey Glow will kiss your skin with the sun-warmed radiance of wholesome, golden, natural color
Sugar Glow is like wrapping yourself in moonbeams – sheer, luminous and totally romantic.
Tahitian Glow is like a sensuous mélange of swirled tan, cream and pearly pink
Hawaiian Glow is a sensuous mélange of rich tans and creams with swirls of luminous pink
I think I’ll be trying out the new (to me) color Hawaiian Glow for this summer season. This stuff is really amazing when applied wet. You will get coverage you can’t believe… But I actually prefer it dry. A little secret is that I use it on my face too. The product information does not endorse using it on the face, but I’ve checked out and personally approved the ingredients for my own use:
Baked Body Frosting Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retynyl Palmitate, BHT, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)
My intention today was not actually to talk about the Body Frosting, but to show you some of my favorite Laura Geller cheek colors, and introduce some shades that are new to me. Note that many of the items mentioned or shown in this post were purchased and used by me on my own, but a few were provided to me as a courtesy for promotional use. I am most thankful to receive them! As always, opinions are real and mine alone.
First I want to talk about Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush in Cantaloupe. This was my first time trying the product and my initial impression was that it’s enticingly beautiful looking and fun. It makes me think of candy. The official description in awesome with its mental imagery:
“Indulge in creamy swirls of Italian gelato with every application of Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush. The fresh 3-D design captures the look of this decadent frozen treat, and lasts until the very last application! The innovative hybrid texture applies like a powder but feels like a cream, creating translucent, vibrant color for a flirty, natural-looking flush.”
There are five shades available:
Cantaloupe: Light Peach
Guava: Peachy Pink
Rosewater: Bright Pink
Plumberry: Deep Berry Pink
Papaya: Vibrant Coral
I would never have thought to buy “Cantaloupe” for myself, because I have this conception (mis-conception actually!) that I can’t wear warm colors like peach or orange. I am so happy I received this color though, because I would have walked right past it and picked out Rosewater, but that is so similar to everything other blush I own! Cantaloupe on the other hand, is something totally new to me. When I swatched it on my hand I could see that it is very creamy and buildable. If you like to have control over color payoff you’ll get it here. Of course, you can always chose to apply it very lightly for a sheer look.
On me this color just shows up on my facial skin and provides an accent to bronzer. But on lighter skins you would see a pop of color. Even though it’s too light for me to wear all alone, I ended up loving this product and this color, Cantaloupe! For reference I am light-to-medium skin toned with pink undertones, and have brown eyes and hair. I do use self-tanner so my complexion is often boosted to medium-to-tan.
The other new to me blushes in this post are both from the Blush-N-Brighten line-up: Tropic Hues and Dreamsicle (which came from a limited edition set I bought during Laura’s huge sale in February or March). I had been holding onto Dreamsicle to try it when the time was right. If you’re new to Blush-N-Brighten, here is the scoop:
“Our famous Baked blush creates a gorgeous flush, no matter the season. Made by Italian artisans, it starts as a cream baked for 24 hours on a terracotta tile then hand-finished—resulting in a smooth, long-wearing formula. Paraben-free, with skin-loving antioxidants Centella Asiatica and White Tea Extracts.”
It is available in the following colors:
Tropic Hues: contains swirls of coral, pink and bronze
Pink Grapefruit: rich tones of beige, mauve and shimmering pink
Roseberry: soft tones of rose and a touch of gold
Sunswept: soft tones of pink, golden peach, and bronzy beige
Golden Apricot: rich tones of apricot, cream, gold and a hint of rose swirled together
Boysenberry: a peachy-pink matte blush that looks soft and natural
Pink Buttercream: the perfect petal hue swirled with copper and gold flecks
I have Blush-N-Brighten in Pink Buttercream, Pink Grapefruit, Dreamsicle, and now Tropic Hues too! Let’s look at some swatches of the different colors and products side-by-side.
Interestingly I think that Pink Grapefruit, Pink Buttercream, and Tropic Hues look kind of similar when in these photos. However you can be sure that in person they are obviously different. I would say that Dreamsicle is the coolest of the shades, followed by Pink Buttercream. Tropic Hues is warm and fruity / juicy, to my eyes. It combines the warmth of a bronzer with saturated cheek colors.
The comparison swatches really give you a sense of how bright and beautiful Cantaloupe is. It is a “true” color rather than a mix of shades. It’s isn’t matte but it’s not shimmery like the permanent Blush-N-Brighten colors. You can really see the nuances coming out in the Blush-N-Brighten colors, created from those random swirls of colors.
In my next Laura Geller posts I’m going to show you some side-by-sides of her Baked Balance-N-Brighten foundation shades and Bronze-N-Brighten bronzers and play around and admire her Lip Colors. In the meantime, I’m curious to know whether you’ve tried the Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blushes too? What colors do you wear in Laura Geller’s blushes, and what is your skin tone?
Until next time!
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