Laura Geller Baked Foundation
I have always been hesitant to try powder foundations on my skin. There’s something about them that just doesn’t sit right with me. But in the spirit of thoroughness, I decided to give the Laura Geller Baked Foundation a chance. In this review, we will explore the application process, how it looks on the skin, and of course, put it to the test with a full day of wear.
The Different Types of Laura Geller Baked Foundations
Laura Geller offers a range of baked foundation options, and I will be reviewing the Laura Geller Baked Balance n Brighten Foundation which retails for $36 in the US. This particular foundation is targeted towards mature skin types and claims to be great for uneven complexions. It is also said to adjust to your skin tone, providing a seamless match.
Application Process and Wear Test
To start off, I decided to apply the foundation to one half of my face with a primer, and leave the other half without. I used the Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Primer on the left side and left the right side bare. I already had my concealer on and my eyes were done, as I prefer not to apply liquid concealer over a powder foundation as it can start to look heavy and cakey.
For reference, my skin type is combination, and I generally prefer liquid foundations. They are easier and faster to apply, look the most natural on my skin, and have the best wear time. However, I do occasionally use powder foundations as a setting powder over my liquid or cream foundations, especially when I need extra coverage.
Using a dense foundation brush, I began applying the Laura Geller Baked Foundation. The texture of the powder is smooth and velvety, and it glides onto the skin effortlessly. The coverage is buildable, allowing me to achieve a natural-looking finish on one side of my face while leaving the other side untouched. The foundation blends seamlessly into the skin, effectively minimizing the appearance of pores and imperfections.
Throughout the day, the Laura Geller Baked Foundation held up remarkably well. It remained in place without any signs of creasing or fading. My skin maintained a fresh and radiant look, even hours after the initial application. I was pleasantly surprised by its longevity and found that it exceeded my expectations for a powder foundation.
Laura Geller Baked Foundation Review & Wear Test
I find this gives the most beautiful coverage, the most beautiful finish for a powder foundation. Honestly, any foundation can’t match the realistic idea of what this foundation is supposed to be. It provides a natural finish with a light to medium buildable coverage, which is really good for a powder laughing Foundation.
Applying the Foundation
To apply the Laura Geller Baked Foundation, I simply pack it into my brush and distribute it all over my face. I start by tapping it gently onto my skin. If you wear foundation, what is your preferred formula and why? As for me, my entire face is prepped with my typical moisturizer, toner, and serums.
Building up the Coverage
After the initial application, I noticed that it toned down the redness on my face but I wanted a little more coverage. So, I added a little more foundation to my brush and focused on areas that needed extra coverage. In comparison, this foundation is more like a tinted moisturizer or a skin tint – a powder skin tint version, to be precise.
Oxidization and Buffing
I did notice that the foundation doesn’t have a scent, but it smells powdery. Laughing. However, as I continued to wear it, I kind of think it’s oxidizing on my skin, giving it a slightly orange hue. To address this, I applied a bit more foundation to my cheeks and gently buffed it into my neck to create a seamless blend.
And that’s my experience with the Laura Geller Baked Foundation. It provides a beautiful, natural finish with a buildable coverage. While it may have its quirks, such as the slight oxidization on my skin, it is still a great option for those seeking a powder foundation that offers a more lightweight and subtle look.
Laura Geller Baked Foundation: A Detailed Review and Wear Test
Building up the Coverage
When applying the Laura Geller Baked Foundation, I aimed to achieve a seamless transition from my ear to the rest of my face. I made sure to blend it into my concealer to create a smooth and subtle effect. Initially, I was satisfied with the coverage, as I didn’t want to overdo it and risk a cakey look. The foundation appeared color-corrected and natural, mimicking the appearance of my skin.
Testing the Other Side
Moving on to the other side of my face, I noticed that it took slightly longer to build up the coverage. I took my time with the application process, focusing on areas that required extra attention. Although it required more effort, the end result was worth it.
Comparing with a Primer
To test the effectiveness of the Laura Geller Baked Foundation, I decided to apply it on one side of my face with a primer and observe if it made any noticeable difference. Surprisingly, the foundation looked even more beautiful when paired with the primer. It didn’t emphasize any fine lines on my forehead and gave a flawless appearance around my nose.
In terms of application, I found that the Laura Geller Baked Foundation required a bit of finesse and took a little longer compared to regular liquid foundations. It was important to ensure a perfect match with the rest of my makeup by gently stamping it into my skin. While I expected a more natural finish with a subtle glow, I was pleasantly surprised by the stunning soft matte finish and velvety texture it delivered.
Overall, the Laura Geller Baked Foundation impressed me with its ability to provide a flawless and natural-looking coverage. Although it required a bit of extra time and effort, the end result was worth it. If you are seeking a foundation that offers a soft matte finish and a touch of luxury, the Laura Geller Baked Foundation is definitely worth a try.
The First Application
When it comes to the Laura Geller Baked Foundation, I have to say that I really, really like it. It reminds me of the Make Up For Ever HD Blurring Powder Foundation, which is a personal favorite of mine. Whether I use primer or not, I don’t see a huge difference in the initial application. However, I am curious to see how it holds up throughout the day and whether one side will look better or wear better than the other.
The Rest of My Makeup
After applying the Laura Geller Baked Foundation, I proceeded to finish the rest of my makeup routine. I applied some powder bronzer, some powder blush, and lip color. Overall, I am quite satisfied with how the rest of my makeup applied on top of the foundation. The foundation acted as a smooth canvas for the other products, allowing them to blend seamlessly.
The Wear Test
Now, let’s move on to the wear test. I’ll check back in with you guys after a few hours.
The Five-Hour Mark
After approximately five hours of wear, let’s take a look at how the Laura Geller Baked Foundation is holding up. I can actually see a noticeable difference between the side with primer and the side without primer, especially on my forehead. Without primer, my forehead appears very glowy, almost oily. However, with primer, the glow is more subdued and the oiliness is reduced.
Upon closer inspection, I notice that the texture on the side with primer is less exaggerated. It looks more even from my cheeks to my chin and all the way down to my jawline.
Continued Wear Test
I will continue to wear the Laura Geller Baked Foundation and update you on its performance throughout the day. Stay tuned for my final thoughts.
Foundation Application and Initial Observations
Upon applying the Laura Geller Baked Foundation, I immediately noticed that it had a nice finish. However, on the non-primer side, there seemed to be a slight exaggeration of my pores and additional texture. Particularly around my smile lines, chin, and jaw, the foundation started to crack and lose its pigment coverage. It was clear that the foundation wasn’t holding up well in those areas.
Effects of Primer
In contrast, the primer side of my face showcased a more favorable outcome. The foundation applied on the primer side appeared to wear better and looked more polished compared to the non-primer side. The primer seemed to prevent oil from surfacing and breaking apart the foundation. As a result, I experienced less coverage loss in my T-zone, where oils tend to accumulate.
End of Day Review
Now, after a wear test of 10 hours, I can say that the Laura Geller Baked Powder Foundation has held up fairly well. Despite the foundation becoming less visible due to the oils breaking it apart, my skin still looks even and nice. It hasn’t become excessively dry or oily. Although my pores remain exaggerated, the foundation’s performance on the primer side is noticeably better.
Based on this review, I would recommend using a long-wearing, pore-diffusing, or oil-controlling primer if you desire extended longevity for the Laura Geller Baked Powder Foundation. These primers are particularly suitable for those with oily or combination skin. On the other hand, if you have dry skin, I suggest opting for a hydrating gripping primer to enhance the foundation’s staying power.
Through this wear test, the foundation has demonstrated its potential to provide a decent and lasting coverage, especially when paired with the right type of primer.
The Laura Geller Baked Foundation is a good option for those who prefer a sheer to light coverage. However, it falls short in terms of longevity, especially without the use of a primer. Despite building up the foundation, it seemed to continuously layer on top without blending seamlessly. Additionally, the coverage did not live up to its claims. In my opinion, this foundation is best suited for those who prefer a sheer to light coverage, but if you’re looking for higher coverage, it may not be the right choice.
Alternative for Higher Coverage
For those seeking a blurring, soft, velvety, and long-wearing foundation with high coverage, I recommend trying the Make Up For Ever HD Undetectable Powder Foundation. This particular foundation is simply stunning and provides the desired coverage. It is also great for touch-ups throughout the day when used with a liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer. The way it layers on top of other products is incredibly beautiful, giving a flawless finish.
While the Laura Geller Baked Foundation may not offer intense coverage, it surprised me with how natural my skin still looked at the end of the day. As mentioned during the application process, the foundation has a skin-like appearance due to its minimal coverage. This attribute prevents a cakey look and minimizes settling into fine lines. So, if you prefer a foundation that looks natural and doesn’t settle into fine lines, this foundation might be worth considering.
Laura Geller Baked Foundation Review & Wear Test ended up being a pleasant surprise for me. While I don’t have many fine lines, the coverage provided by this foundation is not exaggerated and it truly makes my skin look natural. I have to say, I really like it.
The key to this foundation’s natural appearance is its sheer pigmentation. The color is not heavy or overpowering, but rather provides just the right amount of coverage to even out the skin tone. It gives off a fresh and youthful vibe, making it perfect for everyday wear.
Mild Wear Test
I wore the Laura Geller Baked Foundation for an extended period of time to test its longevity and performance. I must say, it held up quite well. The foundation stayed intact throughout the day, without any major signs of fading or creasing. It provided a natural and radiant look that didn’t feel heavy on my skin.
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The Laura Geller Baked Foundation definitely impressed me with its performance. It provided a natural-looking finish, effectively evened out my complexion, and stayed put throughout the day. While I still prefer liquid foundations for my skin type, this powder foundation offers a great alternative, especially for those with mature or uneven skin.
Overall, the Laura Geller Baked Foundation is a reliable option for those who prefer powder foundations or want to add extra coverage to their existing makeup. It delivers on its promises and is definitely worth trying out if you’re in search of a high-quality powder foundation that lasts.
Thank you for taking the time to watch and spend time with me during this Laura Geller Baked Foundation Review & Wear Test. I hope you found it helpful in deciding whether this foundation is right for you. Stay tuned for my next review, which will be posted very soon.