Laura Geller Balance N Brighten Baked Foundation .32oz & Brush
I am very fair complected and I have always had trouble finding a foundation that doesn't make me look like I stuck my face in flour. I have finally found something that works. This applies so dewy and soft that it's hard to believe that it's powder form. It applies awesome coverage without become cake-y and dry. It adds a soft touch of color and, I don't know how it works but, it makes your face look brighter in all the right areas. I also have a slight problem with foundations breaking me out. Not this one.... I think it actually helped my skin as it looked better after it was removed. A huge plus is the brush that comes with this. I was very skeptical as you're basically getting it for free, so I thought it probably wouldn't be very good. I was wrong. It's not only super soft, but retractable...very high quality. Thank you Laura for my new found favorite.
Although I do love the product, the mirror was broken and the foundation was broken up into little pieces. There has to be a better way to ship Laura's products. I did not return because of the cost of shipping back and forth. There will be a lot of waste and I won't get my money's worth. This is why I only gave 3 stars. I have read other reviews with the same problem.
I have used Regular for years and LOVED it - but it is turning orange orange orange. I think I will try TARTE. Love you Laura and QVC.
It goes on very nice and stays on. I do not use liquid foundation and this works great. I had to go a shade lighter because they are a little dark.
wrong item shipped
I received this in the mail over the weekend and it was the wrong color and it had no brush.
Wet or Dry
I recieved this as a gift from a friend, and wasn' t really sure about it's use, but I love using it by wetting a makeup sponge and using it as a wet foundation. It covers fabulous. I don't know why but I was under the impression that was what you were supposed to do. It's time for a new one so when I get it I will try it dry first to see which I like better, but so far wet has worked just great for me. I love Laura Gellers products and was introduced to them by my friend who knows Miss Geller through QVC. She's got me hooked!!!
The best product ever!!!!!!!
I just received this baked foundation and OMG!!!!!!!!!! I am 53 years old and it just glides on without being cakey. Usually I use a cream foundation because everything else settled into fine lines. NOT this. I am throwing out every foundation that I have and using only this. It's feels light on your face like your not wearing any makeup. It will be great in the summer. I am hooked! I usually use Laura Geller Spackle moisturizing primer then I tap a little Laura Geller concealer under my eyes then I use a bigger kabuki brush and brush this over my face. If your using this just to brighten then the brush that comes with it is good. I use it as a foundation and I found a larger kabuki brush is better with blending. Wonderful product Laura!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't stop making it!
I am 40 and have very dry skin. I was considering purchasing this product several times but was unsure because since I have dry skin I wasn't sure if it would make my skin look dryer/worse. After reading the reviews and after seeing Laura use this on the show... I thought I'd try it out. I am sooooo glad I did. I needed something to make my face look pulled together ... like a final step. I don't use a lot of makeup and when I applied this to my skin it gave me just enough overall balance and it doesn't look cakey or dry at all. Then... after reading the instructions on application it also mentions that if you tighten the brush up by closing it slightly it can be used as a concealer too..So I tried it on the little veins on my nostril that to be honest NO concealer has ever covered correctly most concealers make it look caked or dry... but this product did the trick. It covered with one or two taps to the area. I love Laura's products and am very happy I took the chance on this one. 5 stars!
Fair is Yellowish
This is the first foundation I've purchased of Laura's.
About color choice: When I look at my veins on the underside of my wrists in indirect natural light, they are a bluish color, not greenish. If you've ever learned about skin colors, you know greenish veins indicate a yellow based skin tone. My skin has a bluish undertone, but I'm not what would be called porcelain. I have ash brown hair and green eyes. I don't burn easily in the sun, but can tan if I take it in short doses; unlike most women with porcelain skin.
I made the mistake of buying this in fair. It was too yellowish for me. Perhaps the porcelain WOULD be better, but I won't reorder because the foundation was also very dry feeling on my skin. When I applied it, I could feel my skin tightening under it. I have normal skin that tends to be dry in winter, so maybe that is why this was too drying for me. It was a light to medium coverage foundation along the lines of Bare Minerals and not one I would say covered entirely. You could still see some scaring I have from breaking out a bit after indulging in Valentine's day chocolates!
I think it would work best for women with oily skin that has a yellow undertone and not needing much coverage.
Over da topp!
I am a 58 y/o woman of color & I haven't wore makeup 35-40 years because of sensitive skin & I couldn't match my skin color. My complexion is very light; family & friends call me a "redbone". I bought this on a whim. OMG! It is perfect, it looks natural & it really evens out my skin tone. I will continue to order this unless Laura Geller perfects something better. Thank you Laura for the perfect makeup that is so "diversified."
Foundation For People Who Don't Like Make Up
I wear it everyday
I love it
I shared it with my teenage daughter
She loves it
I shared it with my 70 year old mom
She loves it
I've been a longtime user of this baked foundation, on auto-delivery. I love the product, it provides great coverage, and makes my skin look porcelain.
Laura, my one complaint is that after quite a period of receiving the right tone, now each time I receive the foundation, the color is too dark for me to use. I order the fair, and they have gotten progressively darker, and with lots of yellow in the mix. I understand, just by the nature of the product, that there will be slight variations, but it has become a constant occurrence, and I had to stop using it on a regular basis. Although, I did save the darker versions for summer use.
I really love the foundation, and want to use it, but I never know what color I'm going to get.