Laura Geller Bakes Up a Flawless Complexion - Beauty Addict

Monday, June 22, 2009

Laura Geller Bakes Up a Flawless Complexion

I've been familiar with the Laura Geller line for quite some time, but never really had the chance to play with any of the products (other than on my Sephora missions). I finally took the plunge with Balance-n-Brighten, a baked powder created to even out your skin tone.

Balance-n-Brighten comes in two shades, Fair and Medium. Fair is swirled with soft tan, beige and ivory, while the Medium is deeper and has more peach and pink in it.

It's like a cross between Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil and Clear Radiance, but in solid form. Depending on your skin tone and how you apply it, it can be a sheer foundation, finishing powder, or an allover brightenener.

On me, the Fair is closer to my skintone and thus more foundation-like; the Medium works as a brightener/luminizer to add allover color, or just a touch on cheeks. I really like the texture of the baked powder and the very subtle glow it adds to your face (not quite shimmer, but there's mica in there, which gives it a pearly quality).

Overall, Balance-n-Brighten is a pretty versatile little compact, especially in the summer when the weather demands some lightweight foundation options.

Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten, $28.50 at Sephora.