I promise you I’m not being sponsored to write about Laura Geller products. It just so happens that a lot of her products have worked their way into my everyday makeup routine over the last couple of months.
Balance n Brighten was the first Laura Geller product I tried after coming across it on QVC. I’m a sucker for demonstrations and when I saw this and the coverage it gave, I knew I had to try it. Everyone has that holy grail foundation or the one they go back to and for me this is one of them.
This is a baked colour correcting foundation, that starts it’s life as a cream and is baked for 24 hours by artisans in Italy. Doesn’t that sound fab and extra special? When you first apply it you do feel like you are applying a powder foundation, but as soon as it hits your skin it goes back to a creamy consistency.
I have to be honest and say that I was a little unsure about this foundation after I tried it as the end result was a lot warmer than I would usually go for. I am quite fair with yellow undertones and the colour correcting pigments seem to correct my skin to a warmer shade and at first glance it didn’t look natural to me. I wore it for a couple of days and got a few compliments and questions about what I was using on my face. Even my boyfriend noticed when I started wearing this foundation and mentioned that to him it seemed a more natural look.
Speaking of the boyfriend, I do put all foundations I try through ‘the boyfriend test’. I am very pale in comparison and a lot of foundations I have tried in the past have ended up transferring onto his face after a few smooches and cuddles. He usually ends up looking like a clown, but this foundation doesn’t transfer at all and passes the test.
As for coverage, this is very buildable and is capable of being a full coverage foundation. On me it does last all day and survives a gym session. A couple of swirls will give you a light and natural coverage. If you want to get a fuller coverage, just apply more or use a more compact foundation brush. One thing I do recommend is that you apply the foundation gradually and pause after your first application. You might not think that you have applied enough, but it takes a couple of minutes for your face to catch up with the foundation. Took me a while to work this out, but if you do want a more natural looking result, it’s good to take your time and wait.
This foundation can easily last for around 3 months, depending on how much coverage you need and costs just £28.00 from QVCUK.