I recently had the chance to try Laura Geller makeup for the first time after receiving the Sweetest Thing gift set. Although this particular one is only available in a few places now, there are lots of similar ones around and most products are available individually, so I thought I'd share my thoughts.
Best known for her illuminating baked powders, Laura Geller is a New York makeup artist who began her own collection 20 years ago, with a line of easy to use, accessible products for real women.
My most used item from the set is Blush-n-Brighten in Pink Buttercream, a lovely pinky coral that leaves cheeks looking healthy and glowing. It's really pigmented so I can see this lasting for a really long time - one touch of the brush (no swirling) is enough for both cheeks.
I'm not a big fan of powder foundations as I have dry skin - and Baked Balance-n-Brighten Foundation in Fair doesn't really offer enough coverage for me - but I have enjoyed using it as a setting powder, with a touch of extra coverage where needed.
Baked Highlighter in Golden Rose is a pretty creamy champagne shade with lots of shimmer. The Opal side of the Baked Marble Eye Shadow Duo works just as well as a highlight even though it's a bit too shimmery for my eyes. The Violet shade is gorgeous, with a subtle brown duochrome and smooth, blendable texture - not a colour I'd normally wear, but really striking.
Overall I'm impressed with my first experience of Laura Geller makeup - it's good quality and well priced... I'd skip the lipgloss (sweet and sticky); the blush and eye shadow were definitely the standouts for me.
There's a wide range available in the UK at Cult Beauty, House of Fraser, Beauty Bay and QVC. The sets work out at good value and seem to be launched regularly... this one looks particularly lovely (and on sale!) - I'm tempted by the lip print bag alone!
Have you tried anything by Laura Geller? I'd be really interested to hear your thoughts.