Monday, March 9, 2015

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Illuminator - Ballerina

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Illuminator - Ballerina

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The Product

Laura Geller's Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Illuminator is available exclusively on QVC.  This illuminator is a multi-tasking product that you can use on your entire face for an overall glow, as a highlighter on the cheekbones, or even on the eyes.  It is available in two shades - Ballerina and Gilded Honey.  Ballerina would be best for fair/light skintones and Gilded Honey would suite medium/tan skintones.  Either shade could be used over matte eyeshadow regardless of skintone.  Also, if you are fair but still tan in the summer, you may love Gilded Honey for an added glow.  I personally have the shade Ballerina so that is what we will focus on in this review.

The Function

 Ballerina is a beautiful rose gold, which one of my personal favorite shades.  It is flattering without being too "coppery" as many rose gold cosmetics tend to look.  When I think of rose gold, this is the shade I imagine!

Though it is gorgeous, I was hesitant to put this illuminator all over my face for fear of looking oily or too shiny throughout the day.  I started the application just with the top of my cheekbones and was immediately surprised at how naturally enhanced my complexion looked.  It brought a lightness to my face I do not think I have ever seen before.  Intrigued, I continued on with the application.  First down the nose, above my brows, and on my chin.  I even applied it over my matte eyeshadow and it provided a stunning sheen to an otherwise, dare I say it, "dull" look.

I am not one to stare at myself in the mirror throughout the day.  But when I wore this product I caught myself checking my reflection every chance I got.  Whether indoors or out in natural sunlight, I was pleasantly surprised every time I saw my complexion.  There was no glitter, no unflattering or unnatural shimmer... just a beautiful glow every woman should see when they look in the mirror.


The Style

When I first opened this illuminator I immediately thought it looked like swirled ice cream and wanted to dive right in!  This, I imagine, is the excitement and awe Laura Geller strives to instill in her customers when they open her products.  Many companies come out with collections that have different packaging to attract new customers and gain renewed interest in their products. However, when your products are always beautiful, they can speak for themselves.  The compact itself is clear and sleek, giving you a full view of the gorgeous product inside.

The Bottom Line

I love the versatility of Laura Geller's products.  This illuminator is a perfect example.  If you read my Double-Duty Beauty post on highlighters you know I love finding multiple uses for this type of product.  If you are on the fence about adding a highlighter to your makeup routine, you need to try this illuminator.  It gives a natural, air-brushed glow that is perfect for any skin type.  In case you missed my introductory post featuring my everyday essentials, my skin is oily/combination.  I personally love the natural radiance this product gives my skin.  It is what I would call, a fool-proof complexion enhancer.  And you just have to see it to believe it.  As always, happy shopping!

Love,
The Beauty Puff

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*Disclaimer - This product was sent to The Beauty Puff for review.

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