Beauty Product Review of Larua Geller Bestseller Lipstick Trio ($28.75)
Having not given much thought to my lipstick wardrobe this holiday season, I was excited by the three beautiful shades in Laura Geller's Bestseller Lipstick Trio in which to dress my pout.
My holiday attire needed to be kicked up a notch, and Coral Chiffon, a tender shade of peach and pink, Make It Mauve, a fresh and delicate shade of pink and lilac, and Safari Blaze, a brownish-berry shade with a luminous kick, took me from mundane to marvelous. The colors are flattering on both pink-toned skin and peach-toned skin.
The lipsticks feature a lightweight high-shine that is soft but adds some holiday spirit. The harsh winter weather is trumped by the lipsticks' formulation of vitamins E and C, shea butter, and cocoa butter.
This would be a perfect holiday stocking stuffer for the woman that is looking for the perfect pout.
Beauty Product Review: Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting (Sephora $40) - New!
Okay, girls, I have found another beauty product that doesn't turn my pale skin orange: Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting. I shouldn't be surprised. Laura Geller Bronze-N-Brighten Twisted Toner has been my Holy Grail of natural-looking bronzers. (How many HG's can one woman have? Technically, only one.) But Baked Body Frosting is not just a bronzer: It's the icing on the cake -- er, the body.
What it is?
An extremely fine, silky smooth powder that adds a warm, bronze luminosity to the body. What it does: Laura Geller created her unique Baked Body Frosting for whenever you want skin that's polished to perfection. This baked body productadds a little sexy bronzed shimmer to your arms, legs, shoulders, back, décolleté, and even to the nape of your neck. The Honey Glow hue kisses your skin with the sun-warmed radiance of wholesome, golden, outdoor color. A Body Puff is also included, and its lush texture picks up just the right amount of Baked Body Frosting to give you that perfect glow.
What else you need to know? To give this exceptional formula a more luxurious feel, and to provide the moist dewy look of well-hydrated skin, a few special drops of ceraphyl oil are added for moisture. Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting is paraben- and mineral oil-free, with the antioxidants white tea and centella asiatica added for extra care.
The Honey Glow swatch is of my inner arm. (On my computer, the swatch looks darker than in person.)
Pros: The addition of ceraphyl oil makes Baked Body Frosting amazingly hydrating, and the shimmer adds smoke and mirrors to wrinkled and blotchy skin. The fluffy puff is of very good quality, and allows you to dust your arms, legs, shoulders, and back with a light touch. Just out of curiosity, I dusted the product on my face, and it could also work as a facial bronzer -- at night (shimmer). Since I loved the product, I was delighted to know that Baked Body Frosting is paraben- and mineral oil-free.
Cons: Since I was icing Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting all over my body, I would have hoped it wouldn't transfer to my clothing. Unfortunately, there is some transfer.
Reviewed by Beckie
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I have yet to find the perfect solution to ironing out my facial winkles, and my laugh lines are no laughing matter now that they are carving out a niche in my face. I would gladly consider Botox except that a 20-year ride of Botox would cost as much as a new BMW 335i coupe. (The truth: $40,000 for Botox or the BMW). So what's a girl to do? Spackle, girls, spackle!
The truth: My previous primer, Perfekt Skin Perfecting Gel, was a perfect symphony of primer and foundation, but it only lasted approximately 24 pumps, to the tune of $1,000 a year. (My SephoraBFF indicated that it should last 240 pumps.) In the quest for the perfect primer, my primer morgue includes, among, others, Laura Geller's Spackle Makeup Primer which tends to coagulate in my lines like platelets in a blood vessel, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and Nars Makeup Primer which left a filmy residue that looked like the inside of my shower door.
The naked truth is that anybody's skin looks its best naked -- freshly exfoliated and intensely moisturized -- no matter what you apply as the next layer. Perfekt is still the best smoke and mirrors on the market to date. Although Brainsindicates the primer is too costly, Beauty wins this debate: The multitasking Perfekt can be worn as a primer or as a light foundation. It covers redness, fine lines, and looks very natural. I am off to see my little gal pals, Leah and Amy, at Sephora to turn in my empty container of Perfekt for a new one with the hopes that I can achieve a 240-pump regimen.
Once again, I must applaud our local Sephora girls and Chantelle who helped at the Christ Child Society fashion show fundraiser. Between Sephora's gals and Chantelle, owner and stylist who owns the salon Flashbangs, they turned our models into supermodels.