Laura Geller Balance N Brighten Baked Foundation .32oz & Brush
Not bad but didn't last
I am almost 51 years old and looking for a new foundation that provides full coverage but doesn't feel heavy on my skin. I thought the "balance and brighten" was a great idea so I tried it. It's not terrible, but didn't work for me... I hesitated between the fair and medium shade but ended up ordering the fair. I liked it when I first applied it, but after a few hours I felt "orangey" and the only way I can describe it is that my face felt dirty, like I needed to wash off the day's makeup. Yet, oddly enough, I needed to reapply. The brush itself was way too light & airy for the makeup to really be applied on a level other than very faint. I love Laura Geller's products, but this one wasn't for me. It went back. Even though returned, I gave it 3 stars because perhaps it just wasn't a good fit for my own skin care needs, and also because the brush was a bit cheap. If you are deciding between shades, I'd go with the lighter one because it's darker than it looks online.
Not So Great Coverage
I bought this product because I thought it was interesting. I have very fair skin that burns easily, so naturally, I purchased the porcelain color. I am the fairest of fair, so I thought that this would be a great match.
That said, I couldn't have been more wrong. The product did not cover well, if at all. And the brush that comes with this set it worthless, even if you make the bristles stiffer by extending the tube. I ended up using the Bare Minerals precision brush, which worked better, but I had to pack the makeup on for it to even barely cover the redness in my skin. I am disappointed this didn't work, but I will stick with my IT Cosmetics, since I know it works.
Not for oily skin
This product although very well made and I loved the brush did not help my oily skin. Laura please make one for people with oily skin. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone with non-oily skin.
I love this. It's easy, soft, provides coverage, and wears well. I have used it alone or on top of a liquid foundation. This is a product that delivers what it says!!
I typically do not wear foundation, but this is pretty good . I am 42 with some sun spots, nothing dramatic though. It appears to balance and brighten. No shimmer, just soft and natural diffusing. I can't see the powder on my face or feel it. Very natural and polished look. I say if you are on the fence with this one, consider it!
Best Purchase Ever
I am almost 60,and have never found a foundation I even wanted to use after purchase.This is the first time I've had one that really blends in with my face color,and feels smooth and silky.perfect!!! I'll never buy anything else.Thank you Laura Geller.
I appreciated getting the brush included in the purchase - also like the fact that the brush retracts into itself so that if it's put in your cosmetic case or purse it doesn't leave a mess - I like this foundation because it's light weight and goes on smoothly with the nice brush.
This was the first thing I ever ordered from QVC. I got my first one in Dec of 2013, and loved it. I used it everyday. I just ordered my second and it is just as good as the first. It is so soft and goes on smooth with a beautiful matte finish. This is my everyday MUST! It covers any imperfections beautifully! This is my new MUST HAVE for my makeup bag, and I've never felt like this about any other makeup!
Light & Airy
Smooth as silk and lasts all day! I have to be at work very early and put my makeup on at 5:30 a.m. My face still looks fresh in the evening when I remove my makeup.
My favorite foundation
I love this foundation. Everything about this foundation is perfect for me and my skin. You can apply it for very light coverage or full coverage depending on your current need. It is very smooth and you do not feel like you are wearing a lot of makeup. Use it with the silky smooth primer and you will have a flawless polished look.
Fantastic as usual
I've been wearing LG's B&B for several years now & keep coming back for more. This is an especially wonderful value as it comes with the brush. There are a few major retailers where you can find her products but the brush is always a separate purchase. Why not buy it here and have a fresh brush?
Not what I was hoping for
I was surprised this contains talc, which is not supposed to be good for you. Overall, it wasn't any better than what I was already using.