I was lucky to meet Laura Geller herself back in November last year for Brunch and listening to her just made me more obsessed over her brand. She is such an amazing woman!! I was also super lucky to be invited to the House of Fraser Launch which I talked about here and it was a beautiful event. All the products featured in this post were gifted to me by the Mark McDonald Consultancy and/or at Laura Geller Events I have attended. I feel absolutely spoilt by them but very grateful. You can check out there Instagram page here, and their website including their Lifestyle Page which was just recently launched.
Laura Geller Beauty products can be purchased from various retailers including Debenhams, House of Fraser, Cult Beauty, Beauty Bay, Feel Unique. They are also available in-store including Debenhams, House of Fraser and most recently, Elys Wimbledon which is my local store. I am most delighted to know I can pop into a Laura Geller counter in like 10-15 minutes and I am visiting the counter today!! I wanted to do a quick round up of these Laura Geller Products which I hope is useful for anyone looking to try Laura Geller Beauty and I would be showing you how I use them in a tutorial (coming soon, so subscribe to my YouTube channel here). Right, let's get into the review
(P.S. I went crazy with pictures so pardon me; I just lose control when there are lovely products to photograph)
Spackle Tinted Under Makeup Primer (Champagne)// Link // £24
The Laura Geller Spackle Primer* is one of the best selling products within the range and with good reason. There are different variations of the Spackle Primer which all look amazing. However, the Champagne version is definitely my favourite. It is an oil-free primer which I absolutely love because I have combination oily skin so I always lean towards anything oil free. The shade Champagne looks very flattering on my complexion and it gives a "lit from within" glow which is a difficult balance to achieve in many primers. I find that primers which give this kind of glow don't do a good job at priming and keeping my makeup in place. Thankfully, the Spackle Primer helps my makeup last longer and prevengs unnecessary shine. I do have to say on warmer days, my T-zone gets dewy (not oily) but it just makes me look fresh. I am keen to see how well it fares during Summer. If you love a healthy glow, especially under matte foundations, I would highly recommend this primer.
The Delectables Eyeshadow Palettes// Link //£35
First off, the Delectable Eyeshadow Palettes are my absolute favourite product among the LG products I have tried. Like seriously, who can resist baked eyeshadows? Not me!! I am so lucky to have been gifted two of these amazing eyeshadows- Shades of Cool* and Shades of Nude*. I have a full review of the Shades of Cool here which is more detailed if you fancy. A post on the Shades of Nudes is in the making so keep an eye out for it. The Delectable Eyesahdows both have 14 eyeshadows each wiith incredible pigmentation and can be used wet or dry. I particularly love that they don't have an annoying film when they are used wet. I find that some eyeshadows claim that they can be used wet but they have this film that forms when you use them wet. I am super pleased the LG Eyeshadows can truly be used wet/dry. I have fallen hard for the LG Shades of Nude (No, just take a look at it?!!). If you love warm toned eyeshadows, I would highly recommend it. It just has all the shades I love and I have been experimenting with it here and here on Instagram.
Eyeshadow Duos- Baked Eyeshadow // Link // £17
If you are new into makeup or you are not a fan of having palettes, these beautiful Laura Geller Eyeshadow Duos have your back. They are so compact and easy to throw in your makeup bag. I love how complementary the colours are next to each other. I am impressed at how Laura Geller eyeshadows maintain their pigmentation no matter what form the eyeshadows are packaged in. The first one is the Baked Marble Shadow Duo in Opal/Violet* and it is seriously pigmented. I am a huge fan of anything purple or lilac so this duo had a big welcome to my stash. Sometimes, I use Opal on my lid (and lightly on my brow bone) while Violet goes lightly in my crease. On other days, I just use Violet all over my lid and Opal lightly on my brow bone. The second duo is the Baked Color Intense Dolce/Raisin* which looks really pretty. It's perfect for everyday wear and the Raisin shade is so beautiful on the lid (It's a beautiful chocolate bronze shade). I love both of them as they are easy to use (and very handy for on the go makeup).
Easy Cover Up Concealer//Link // £18
This concealer was the latest addition to my stash and I have only used it a few times but I can tell you, it's the business!! I have always used concealers that have a doe foot and are moist/creamy. I have never tried a crayon concealer and seriously, I am so cross for not doing so all this while. It is the easiest way of using a concealer in my opinion although I think it is down to the amazing LG formula. The proper name is the Easy Cover Up Hydrating Concealer Crayon* and I am heads over heels in love with it. The shade I got is Medium Deep and it is perfect for my complexion. They are other shades available which is always a good thing. First off, it rolls up and down which makes it super easy to use. The fact that it has a pointed tip (not sharp or abrasive) makes it incredibly easy to get into the most difficult places ever e.g. near the corners of my nose and eyes. It glides on like a dream, super hydrating and blends out so beautifully!! I can only imagine the level of production and thought behind creating this concealer. I have been using it to clean up my eyeshadows (say goodbye to tapes) and it gets right into the very corner I want. I also use it to highlight my face and it does an amazing job (makes me feel like I am a pro when I clearly am not). Check it out in action here on Instagram.
Highlighters// Link // from
Another popular product from Laura Geller Beauty are the highlighters and illuminators which are always sold out. I won't lie; I am totally new to full on highlighting and I am loving it. The first highlighter is the Baked Highlighter in Golden Rose* which is more of a subtle highlighter. I actually like this highlighter for everyday wear especially to work because it is quite subtle on my complexion. I love using it with my Real Techniques Fan Brush which does an amazing job as it fits so well in the highlighter. The highlighter is described as Golden Rose but it doesn't look rosy on my complexion. I also use it on my brow bone and cupid bone and it looks gorgeous. The second highlighter is actually an illuminator- Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Ballerina*. It is in the same range as the best selling Gilded Honey which is constantly sold out. I feel Ballerina is a much better match to my skin tone and I always whip it out when I am going out. It can be built up from a nice glow to a really fleeky glow (I had to use the word fleek..#sorrynotsorry). Again, I use it with the RT Fan Brush and it just looks incredible in person and in pictures. I really like it a lot.
Blush// Link // from £21
I am officially a blush girl now and my blush collection is seriously growing. I find that I gravitate towards rose gold pink shades because they look so feminine on my complexion. On other days, I just go for a stronger blush like plum or deeper shades. You can imagine my delight when these two lovely blushes from Laura Geller made their way to my stash. The first one blush is the Blush-N-Brighten Pink Buttercream* which is hands down one of my favourite and most used blush (also featured in my 2015 Makeup Favourite). It reminds me so much of NARS Orgasm but shows up nicer on my complexion. As you can see from the swatch, it's a beautiful rose gold pink shade with some illuminating glow. It doubles as a blush and highlighter for me on days when I am rushing. It's so beautiful and I think it would look gorgeous on all skin tones. The second blush is the Baked Gelato Swirl Blush in Plumberry* which is not for the faint hearted at all. If you have darker skin, say hello to your new BFF Blush. It is incredibly pigmented and you need a super light hand with it. The swirl texture and design just makes my heart flutter. It also blends so easily which is so handy if you use too much. You know how blushes fade after a while; well, it's not happening with this blush. The lasting power is excellent and I love it for days out especially when I now photos will be taken.
Baked Foundation/Powders //Link // £26
The Baked Balance-N-Brighten Foundations* have the most beautiful mosaic design I have ever seen. This was one of the products that Laura Geller mentioned when I met her along with other bloggers. I was delighted to find this included in the goody bag that day and I could not wait to test it out. The first shade is in Medium* which I really liked although it was not the perfect shade. It looked best on my complexion during Winter or when paired with a slightly darker foundation. I was lucky to be sent my exact shade in Deep* and I just love using it. These powders are actually cream products which are baked until they form into a powder. This is the reason why they never look cakey no matter how much you pile it on and it's a true beauty to look at and use as well. I just swirl my brush all round to get all the pigments and pat the brush to my face. It gives my face a healthy complexion no matter what foundation I use and I have been using the Deep shade non-stop since I received it. Although I use it as a powder, it is actually a foundation and it's really lovely using it as a foundation. I was quite surprised at how much coverage it gave me because it feels so light on application. I don't wear it alone most of the time but if I am pressed for time, I would use some concealer and this foundation only. It's also one of my favourite products from the LG brand.
Lip Products// Link // from £14
I am definitely a lippie lover and I was excited to try the Laura Geller offerings. The first lip product is the Love Me Dew Lip Crayon in Dragon Fruit Sorbet*. At first, I thought there is no way this lippie would suit me. I could not have been further from the truth. It's the total opposite as it looks super flattering on me . It looks like a Fuchsia Pink shade but on my lips it comes off as a pinkish lilac shade which I adore. The formula is really nice and it glides on perfectly even when my lips are so dry/chapped. The most surprising thing about is the lasting power. I did not expect a Lip Crayon to last a good while on my lips but it does and eventually fades to a beautiful natural shade. The second Lip Product is the Color Drenched Lip Gloss in Pink Lemonade*. It's a Barbie Pink shade which would look perfect on lighter complexions but it's not very flattering on mine. I don't wear this shade as much but when paired with a good lip liner, it actually looks lovely. However, it is slightly sticky on my lips which I am not a fan of so I wear it the least.
The third Lip Product is the Pout Perfection Waterproof Lip Liner in Claret*. Now, this shade is right up my alley and it is such a flattering red shade for my complexion. It truly loves up to its name as being waterproof as it is long wearing even when you eat or drink. I use it mainly as a lip liner for my red lippies especially the Shade Mulberry St. I have tried using it as a lip stick and I was really impressed with its performance. However, I think it is better suited as a lip liner. I saved the best for the last- The Iconic Baked Sculpting Lipstick in Mulberry St*. Ladies and Gents, it is gorgeous!! Everything from the packaging down to the actual product is stunning. It comes in a weighted black lipstick bullet with a magnetic closure. This means it would never open up and get damaged (or damage other products) in your makeup bag. The Lipstick in itself has a sculpted tip which literally hugs your lips and improves application. It also has the cutest detailing on the lipstick which I love. The formula is very moisturising and is easy to apply. It also has a good lasting power although I do have to reapply towards the end of the day (which is pretty normal for me)
I know this was a super long post but I just wanted to have a post which can help people decide what Laura Geller products they want to try. I hope you enjoyed this post and I had so much fun writing it up and taking so many photos.. That's pretty much all for today. I have a separate review of the Delectable Eyeshadow Shades of Nude* coming up soon. Have you tried any product from Laura Geller Beauty?
*Gifted PR Sample + PR Sample, Affiliate links used (read my full disclaimer here)