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I have already reviewed my favourite Laura Geller colour correcting lightweight foundation that is one of a range of baked products. When I needed some more foundation I decided to buy a kit which included the blush and brighten powder blusher and three other products.
Laura Geller is a New York make-up artist and has created a collection of products, that start life as a blend of liquid pigments, which are then baked for 24 hours so they solidify into a silky powder.
The powder comes in a black compact and a useful feature is the lid which is half clear plastic, so you can see the product and if like me you have other products from the same range it saves time. The other half of the lid has a small mirror inside. The container is fairly sturdy and functional.
The blusher looks unusual as it has a marbled effect due to all the different pigments used. The colour I am reviewing is subtle berry and this looks a very dark pinky purple with gold runniing through . I bought this in a kit aimed at fair skin and to be honest this colour looks quite scary for someone as pale skinned as me.
To apply simply swirl a soft brush across the powder and then apply to your cheeks.
What do I think
This colour gave my cheeks an angry flush, rather than a radiant blush so I ended up removing most of it the first time I applied and made sure that I only swirled lightly to pick up as little of the product as possible, which looked better but to be honest I don't think the colour suits me at all.
I does have a lovely satin finish and does not feel heavy or settle in lines and you hardly feel like you have make up on.
The finish is satin so there are no obvious sparkly bits which is very good as I hate really sparkly cheeks or face, so this is nice because it gives a subtle radiance effect.
I do not like the blush colour, but I do like the finish and sheen this gives, so If I could test this in a store and get the right colour I would buy this again. However this only seems to be available from QVC and although you can send it back, you will incur postage charges.
What I will do is look out for another kit when I restock on the baked foundation I use and see whether there is a more suitable shade in that as I really like buying kits with new products to try.
Price and Where to Buy
The product comes in a variety of colours to suit all skin tones from fair to dark and is £26.68 which includes a retractable brush , but can be bought without the brush for around £20. Postage is £3.95 from QVC. The brush is useful if you like to reapply blush on the go as you can swirl some product and then simply take the brush out with you , as it has a lid. If you don't want to take this out with you, buy without the brush as there are better blusher brushes. This one loses hairs and I prefer to use my Bodyshop brush or the brushes that come with Bare minerals powder.
My kit cost £39 for 5 products including a foundation which costs £28, so I paid less than £11 for the blush concealer, eyeshades and eye pencil from QVC
In my opinion this has the potential to be a 5 star product as it has a lovely finish and will last for ages, providing you get the right colour. I think this particular colour is awful on me , so I will only award 3 stars
Summary: Blush with a radiant sheen.