Review and Swatches: Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Baked Collection

4 Mar

I lovvvve me some QVC. I can hardley ever turn down a Today’s Special Value when it’s a Laura Geller collection. I adore her products! However, I’m super duper fair and Laura’s Balance-N-Brighten shade in “fair” was just too dark for me. So I was completely thrilled to pickup this Vanilla Nudes Collection which features Laura’s fabulous brand new Balance-N-Brighten Foundation shade.. PORCELAIN!

The set includes:

  • Balance n’ Brighten Foundation (I picked Porcelain)
  • Baked Cheek Dream Highlighter & Blush in Neapolitan
  • At Long Lash Waterproof Mascara in Black
  • Italian Marble Lipstick in Berry Banana
  • Baked Eye Shadow and Eye Rimz in Vanilla Toffee and Black Cherry
  • Double-ended highlighter/blush applicator
  • Cookie Tin

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Let’s start with the lipstick. OMG a-may-zing. It’s a beautiful mauvey nude color that applies sheer and glossy. It makes my very pigmented lips look friggen fabulous! I honestly feel like this is the nude lipstick I’ve been searching for my whole life lol. I LOVE the nude lip look, but Number one, I’m fair. Number two, my lips are naturally pigmented. It’s hard to find a good nude when you’re dealing with that combo. The “banana” marble throughout this lipstick creates the perfect shade!

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

The blush shades blend together beautifully. The middle stripe is my favorite.. it gives your cheeks a perfect flush of pink.

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

The eyeshadow is a natural, shimmery bronze color. I’m loving the Black Cherry Rimz shade because it’s not a super harsh black. It’s more of a softer slate color with a shimmer to it. And you only need to apply a little bit so this eye duo will probably last you years.

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

The mascara I’ll have to demo later, but it looks fabulous. Very glossy and pigmented. I love mascara wands with a curve too, so I’m excited to try it out.

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

The Balance N Brighten Foundation in Porcelain was definitely the star of the show. It leaves my skin with a subtle glow and finally is a shade light enough for my fair complexion! WIN! I must admit, I was a little worried about all the pink marbled through it. I don’t feel like my face has any very prominant undertones (I’m a Mac N4 neutral). But this foundation just blends flawlessly into my skin. No makeup line around the jaw, woot. My face is a few shades darker than my neck, so I always seem to have a problem getting a makeup that doesn’t leave my face looking like white baby powder but also doesn’t leave me with a nasty makeup line. LOVING this stuff :) The “sheen” can be a bit much if you’re used to a matte finish (which I normally prefer), but I’m warming up to the dewy look.

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

And of course, the brush. One end is a sponge applicator and the other end is your typical blusher brush. I was actually surprised at how well it blended and softened out the makeup (I don’t usually expect much from brushes thrown into a makeup collection) but I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Collection - Porcelain

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