Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation

Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation

laura geller baked liquid radiance foundation - the beauty puff
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The Product

Laura Geller products have always been appealing to me because of their quality, ease of use and value.  When a new foundation was released I knew I wanted to try it!  Laura Geller's Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation comes in nine different shades and is $38 for 1 oz. of product.  It is advertised as a full-coverage, long-wearing, weightless foundation with color correcting pigments.  I personally have oily skin so keep that in mind as you read this review.

The Function

Application - This foundation is incredibly smooth, light-weight and blendable.  At first application it does not look like it has much coverage.  However, as it sets, you can begin to see its opacity.  To me, if a foundation is advertised as full coverage, that means if I have a slight bit of redness on my skin, it should easily be covered.  I do not find that to be the case with this foundation so I would consider this more medium coverage.

Note - I am not in the habit of layering foundation on my skin because I honestly think that looks unflattering and unnatural on me.  When I apply foundation I use one layer and if additional coverage is needed in a particular area, I follow with  my concealer.  I find this gives me the most natural finish possible.

Coverage - I typically have redness on my chin, around my nose, and of course, if I happen to have a blemish.  Recently I was "blessed" with an unwelcome blemish which, although not appealing, was only slightly red.  I had hoped with this foundation, it would be covered with additional stippling motions over the area.  That did not cover the blemish at all and I still had to use concealer.  I certainly don't mind, but for something to be advertised as full-coverage, I just hoped for more opacity.

Finish - After initial application I definitely find the need to set this foundation with a powder.  It is of course, called "liquid radiance," so I did not anticipate a matte finish.  But as someone with oily skin that does not want too much shine all over my face - powder was an absolute must!  I really like the look of it once topped with a translucent powder.  My skin looks like skin - very natural and healthy looking!

Wear - Throughout the day this foundation is felt very lightweight.  However, it did not control the oil in my t-zone.  (Note - it is not advertised as being able to control oil).  Also, if I brushed my hand against my face, I could feel product transferring on to my skin and it felt somewhat greasy.  If you have oily skin and want to wear this foundation on a hot or humid day, be prepared with blotting sheets and additional powder throughout the day.  

The Style

This foundation comes in a glass bottle with a pump.  It is really gorgeous packaging!  The pump makes it incredibly functional and easy to use.  If you plan to travel with it, I would definitely protect the bottle, seeing as this is a more pricey foundation.  I would not want this bottle to break!

The Bottom Line

 For me, I think this foundation would be much better suited for the fall & winter.  I love the natural finish and initial look of this foundation on my skin (once set with a powder of course).   However, I would definitely classify this as a medium, not full coverage foundation.  As someone with oily skin, I find the need to "assess" the oiliness of my skin with this foundation in humid/warmer weather. This may not be the case for you, if you have normal/dry skin, but this is my personal experience.  I will definitely be using this more in the cooler months where I do not have to worry about my oily skin acting up as much!

Have you tried the Baked Liquid Radiance foundation?  What are your thoughts?

The Beauty Puff

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

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