Laura Geller Balance N Brighten Baked Foundation .32oz & Brush
good sheer coverage
I love watching these laura geller segments...i have been tempted to purchase this for quite a while given the excellent reviews both here and elsewhere on the net; and so i did.
I am a fair to light complexioned blonde with blue eyes with some sun damage such as broken capillaries and age spots and visible pores. I purchased the procellain and it was a just right color, it was not too light.
i wanted this to be my holy grail as i get so enthusiastic whenever i see laura on the Q, and this is a good product...but it is sheer and not a full coverage foundation, my broken capillaries were minimally covered but still showed through, pores on nose remained visible and if i built up on the coverage by adding more make-up, i found that the powder clung to my facial hairs. I did try using the accompanying Laura Geller spackle primer but it didn't to anything to remedy any of these issues. I also found that after a few hours, my oily skin became oily again and in need of touch-up, which in itself isn't a big deal....
All in all its a good sheer coverage foundation, but if you are looking for something to last or cover more imperfections, you may have to search for another product or pair this with a BB cream or sheer liquid foundation.
THIS IS THE BEST FOUNDATION I HAVE EVER HAD...LOVE LOVE LOVE
I thought I was missing something because the presentation always sounds so good, so I tried it. I found that it did not cover at all - even after taking some other users hint to push up the brush to make it firmer. I have way more coverage and nicer looking skin with cheaper drug store products. I wanted to like this foundation, I just couldn't not with a $40.00 price tag before shipping. I do however like the bronze and brighten that I use after I put on my regular make up to give myself a healthy glow. Too bad this foundation doesn't cover.
Love this product!
This product has grown on me. I use Bare Minerals and love every one of their products, but I also have been using this foundation on some days and for some reason when I use this for my foundation, I get so many compliments when I go out! I don't know what it is! I think this gives about the same coverage and look of the Bare Minerals, but it must look different for some reason. Maybe the color looks better on my skin or something. Anyway, I have been reaching for this more and more lately and love the Kabuki retractable brush also.
Love how it feels on my skin long lasting would not call it full coverage can still see imperfections makes a good finishing powder over your foundation I think the spackle is the key for the application
Balance N Brighten Baked Foundation
I love this product because it feels very light on the skin and covers any red/brown marks without caking. My last purchase of this was just as good all the way down to the terra cotta tile. Thanks Laura.
I bought this for the warmer months since I tend to be deeper toned from the sun. I'm African American with a skin tone of Sanaa Lathan or Tracee Ellis Ross. I was disappointed, once applied, the tone was too orange and a bit darker than I wanted. You take a chance with the marbling effect. Didn't see a lot of orange in the foundation I received though. Sorry but it's going back.
I WAS A BIG FAN OF BALANCE N BRIGHTEN UNTIL I READ THE INGREDIENT OF TALC. I WAS COMPLETELY TURNED OFF BY SOMETHING I BELIEVED IN. SORRY TO SAY I WILL NOT USE THIS LINE OF COSMETICS AGAIN.
Love this make up. Better coverage then Bare Minerals but shades are light. If you are southern girl or have a tan do not get medium shade as it very light.
This is a great product and goes on so light and smooth. I love the brush too!
It's pretty nice.
In my opinion it works best as finishing powder over a small amount of foundation. It gives a nice "finished" look. But, unfortunately I have to touch up in the middle of the day to keep the shine away.
I came back to Laura- why did I leave
Other then thinking any foundation over $10 is pricey(hence the reason for the 4 stars vs 5) I love this product. I am fair and freckly and have been a Geller Girl for years, recently I thought I would try Tarte and Bare essentials...oh why- I came back to Laura I use the fair and the color blends so well. The brush that retracts is awesome. It stays clean and hidden in your bag. I also love the idea of loading the brush and taking just the brush when I switch to a smaller bag.
. I love this item.