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Makeup: Laura Geller Beauty.

Favorites from Laura Geller Beauty.

Hello there! I came across a few deals on Laura Geller beauty products that I thought would be worthy of sharing here, and then I realized, hey, I have enough of her products to do a complete face, everyday makeup tutorial! So, head over to my Instagram @OrangeJulius7 and take a look at my stories today for some tips, tricks, and see how I use her products.

All of the products I’m currently using will be listed below, along with some deals happening this month.

But before I dive in, I should tell you about how I stumbled upon Laura Geller’s iconic products. It all started with my love for QVC. I used to love watching QVC no matter what they were selling – it’s no drama, nothing crazy, and I especially enjoyed watching it during the holiday season.

This is when I saw Laura Geller for the first time, and she demonstrated several of her baked beauty products on the models. It looked so nice! While I didn’t buy any products right away, I started seeing sampler kits at Ulta. I got one for Christmas a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. Some of her products are my all-time favorites (talking about you, Fifty Kisses Liquid Lipstick)!

Here are the products I’ll be showing in the Instagram tutorial:

Spackle Under Make-up Primer

This is the original formula – I’ve tried the moisturizing version, along with the tinted (champagne), and what I like about all of them is how light and blendable they are. Here is the product description from the Laura Geller website:

Revive your skin with my best-selling Spackle® Under Make-Up Primer, which retexturizes the surface of your skin to achieve a flawlessly smooth finish. Spackle® is made with natural plant extracts and the powerful anti-oxidants, White Tea and Centella Asiatica Extracts. These ingredients protect the skin along with Aloe Vera Gel. Spackle® also helps the skin retain moisture, feel softer and look smoother. It is lush, incredibly lightweight and suitable for all skin types.

Baked Balance-n-Brighten Foundation (fair)

If you’re a fan of powder foundations, this one’s for you. I love that it’s FULL coverage, no questions asked. It also features a swirly mix of different colors, which gives the skin a more dynamic look. I used the shade “fair”, which is almost the lightest one. Here’s the official product description from Ulta:

A revolutionary baked foundation with multiple color infusions to color-correct your skin and give you a glowing, flawless-looking complexion. Mineral oil and paraben-free formulation also contains powerful anti-aging and anti-oxidant protection of centella Asiatica and white tea extracts. Features a matte finish.

Baked Body Frosting All Over Face & Body Glow (Tahitian Glow)

I got this as part of a sampler kit and it is a true, rich, chocolately brown color, but it’s got those signature swirls of color in it, too, so it has a really nice shine to it. I use the shade “Tahitian Glow” but I think that’s the only shade available. It’s a great bronzer to use on your face, but also neck and chest when your outfit allows it. Here’s the product description from Ulta:

This unique Baked Body Frosting polishes your skin to perfection. This moisturizing body powder adds a little sexy bronzed shimmer to your arms, legs, shoulders, back, decollete, and even to the nape of your neck. Mineral oil and paraben-free formulation also contains powerful anti-aging and anti-oxidant protection of Centella Asiatica and White Tea Extracts.

Filter Finish Setting Powder (universal)

I’m not going to lie, this product isn’t your typical setting powder, as it has quite a bit of iridescence to it. I think it makes a better highlighter, especially under the brow, but I’m going to keep playing with it. The product reviews online are mixed – it may just depend on your skin tone. Here’s the product description from Ulta:

Droplets of pure pigments blur flaws, balance your skin tone and illuminate your face with a warm natural glow. Swirl it on liberally over your makeup – there’s no such thing as too much – for the perfect finish.

Editor’s note: I used this as it’s meant to be used in my tutorial on Instagram this morning and I actually LOVED it. It blurs everything together!

Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush (Rosewater)

Another signature baked item, this blush will last forever – a little goes a long way (which I love) and it’s a powder, but almost creamy. I use the color “Rosewater”, but there are a few color options and the “Cantaloupe” looks gorgeous! Here’s the product description from Laura Geller:

Indulge in creamy swirls of Italian gelato with every application of Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush. The fresh 3-D design captures the look of this decadent frozen treat, and lasts until the very last application! The innovative hybrid texture applies like a powder but feels like a cream, creating translucent, vibrant color for a flirty, natural-looking flush.

Baked Highlighter (French Vanilla)

I bought this at Ulta and it came with a special applicator that I love – it’s like a two-side sponge, great for applying highlighter along the bridge of your nose and at the Cupid’s Bow. This color is subtle, but has the perfect amount of sheen for a highlighter. Here is the product description from Laura Geller:

Mineral oil-free and paraben-free highlighters add a gentle glow to skin, creating youthful luminosity. Part of the Baked Collection, each silky dome starts as a cream baked for 24 hours on a terracotta tile, then hand-finished. Simply illuminating, my Baked Highlighters allows you to create dimension and brighten up your face with a lit-from-within glow!

Fortifying Lashes Eyelash Primer

I got this is in one of my monthly Birchboxes, and I use it every single day. Honestly, I should probably toss it and get a new one, but I’m using every last drop! No matter what mascara you put on top of it, it makes my eyelashes POP! Here’s the product description from Birchbox:

You prep your skin before foundation and apply a base coat before nail polish, so it only makes sense to get your lashes ready for mascara too. A swipe of this primer strengthens and lengthens your fringe and helps prevent clumps. The black tinted formula blends in seamlessly underneath your mascara (read: no white streaks in sight), and even wears great alone on low-maintenance mornings. Lashes look longer, more defined, and dramatic for eyes that do all the talking.

DramaLASH Maximum Volumizing Mascara

This mascara has the biggest brush/wand you’ve ever seen – but it offers a big lash without looking clumpy. I am on my second tube of this stuff, and I’m a fan! Here’s the description from Laura Geller:

Our most extravagant mascara ever! Introducing DramaLASH Maximum Volumizing Mascara, an insanely lush, maximizing formula with a rich, luscious texture that plumps every lash. In a single stroke, this innovative gel-based formula expands and thickens each lash to its fullest—without the flaking and drying of traditional volumizing mascara. The specially designed, decadently soft, oversized XXL brush is designed to catch and coat each lash to completely transform your look. Infused with Spherical Powders to enhance the thickness of each lash and Vitamin B5 to help nourish, this creamy, buildable formula creates the false-lash look for seriously dramatic results!

LashBOSS Major Length, Volume, Curl Mascara

I got this as a sample in one of my Birchboxes, and will be using it for the first time in today’s tutorial! Here’s the product description from Laura Geller:

Take control – lengthen, volumize, and curl your lashes like never before! LashBOSS tells your lashes what to do. Laura Gellers signature, protein-infused Take-Charge Technology and dual-sided bristle brush customizes the intensity of your look without clumping or flaking.

Benefits:

  • Hydrolyzed keratin: Strengthens and moisturizes lash hair.
  • Collagen: Makes lashes appear thicker.
  • Take charge peptides: Creates an instant curling effect.

Color Luster Lip Gloss

This is some of the BEST gloss I’ve tried – it adds a nice amount of color and is truly glossy, not sticky! I use “Sugar Cane” nearly every day – it’s a great nude shade, but I also have “Peach Sorbet”, which is great for spring and summer. Here’s the product description from Laura Geller:

Give your lips something to smile about! This moisturizing, high-shine lip gloss leaves lips drenched in light-to-medium coverage with soft, yet brilliant, shine—ideal for everyday wear! The lightweight formula is infused with antioxidant Italian Tomato Extract to protect lips and moisturizing Kendi Oil to condition, leaving lips soft and supple.

Fifty Kisses Lip Locking Liquid Color (Beige Bite)

I saved the best for last – I love, LOVE this liquid lipstick. It has a fantastic matte finish without being drying, and they are NOT lying when they say it stays on! It’s fantastic! I use shade “Beige Bite” regularly, but all of the colors look great – I want to try “Ravishing Rose”! Here is the description from Laura Geller:

No more air kisses. Our pure pigment formula stays true with soft, satiny color that stays put from morning peck to midnight smooch. The uniquely curved applicator hugs lips for precise application. The built-in well delivers the perfect amount of color with each application.

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Do you use Laura Geller products? If so, what are your favorites? I’d love to hear!

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Comparing makeup finishing sprays.

I haven’t written much about it, but I’ve been experimenting more with my makeup lately. It’s a fun way to express myself, even at my desk job, and I love trying new products – and okay, I really enjoy watching makeup tutorials. It’s oddly calming!

Loved this one for everyday use.

At first, I was hesitant to spray my face in hopes of setting my makeup and helping it last longer. I mean, that just doesn’t seem right. But, lots of people say it works, and why not try it? It’s taken me months to try multiple brands and types – I like to get a complete opinion! While I tried to test different kinds, I also have to stick to what I like, but who knows, maybe you’ll find one you like or have one you can suggest to me! Here goes…

NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray

This was the first setting spray I purchased. I’ve used NYX products before, and like them, and you can’t really beat the price tag. The bottle looks small, but I usually just need one or two sprays a day and I’m good to go.

Honestly, even with nothing to compare this to, I loved this product. I have always had a problem with my makeup settling into my skin by lunch time, or even fading by the end of the day. This stuff makes my face bullet-proof. Even after a day of work and dance class, my makeup looks good!

I bought this one at Ulta and when I checked the website later, it has 4.5 stars out of 5 – sounds like a winner to me!

Setting spray with SPF.

$7.99 (NYX), for 2.2-oz bottle 

Coola Face SPF 30 Makeup Setting Spray

I got this in one of my monthly Birchbox shipment, and it made for a great setting spray while traveling. I used this anytime I was going to be outdoors, including an outdoor protest/rally, a music festival, and outdoor volunteering – all hoping to get a little extra SPF on my face.

It worked fine as a setting spray – it does have a slight “sunscreen” smell, which doesn’t bother me, but I know it’s not for everyone.

It set my makeup, but I’m not sure I would choose this for everyday use unless my job required me to spend lots of time outdoors. It doesn’t take much though, so purchasing a bottle would probably last you awhile.

$36.00 (Coola), for 1.7-oz bottle

Ulta Matte Makeup Setting Spray

Coconut scented!

I get my hair cut and colored at Ulta, and Often used the 20 minutes under a cap to shop (yes, I’m roaming the aisles in a cape, clear cap, with red dye all over the place). I came across Ulta’s makeup line and saw this matte setting spray had a special feature that sold me: coconut scented.

I know it’s small, and really, no one is getting close enough to my face to smell it, but I can smell it when I spray it on and that’s all that matters. The price was great, and it’s on-par with NYX as far as quality.

I don’t wear a ton of makeup, but I do wear enough that needs to be looking good at the end of the day. This one does well keeping my makeup in place, while keeping shine under control.

$10.00 (Ulta), for 3-oz bottle

So far, I think the NYX is my favorite, but I will probably keep trying new brands. I haven’t tried any of the aerosol setting sprays, so maybe that’s next. I do have a Smashbox primer/setting spray that I have yet to try (not sure how I feel about 2-N-1 products). But let me know what makeup setting sprays you like to use and maybe I’ll give them a try!