Chocolate lovers and make up lovers prepare for a beautiful collection of makeup to satisfy your sweet cravings! I am so excited to share with you the contents of the August QVCUK Today’s Special Value from Laura Geller.
|Laura Geller August Qvc Tsv – For the Love of Chocolate|
Laura Geller Fans may already be aware that this beautiful cosmetics line is also available in High end department stores in the UK. However, these Special collections can only be found on QVCUK and the prices are outstanding! This collection is only available on 14th August 2016 for 24 hours or whilst stocks last. For those of you not familiar with QVCUK you can also purchase the product online HERE, no membership required, just the same as shopping anywhere else online.
The first thing you will notice about this beautiful collection is the gorgeous packaging. Presented to you just like a luxurious box of chocolates, this 7 piece collection contains everything you need to create a flawless look for day and night and all through the seasons. Suitable for any skin type and with very forgiving foundation shades of :Porcelain, Fair, Medium, Tan and Deep, hopefully there is a colour to suit all.
|Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate|
Balance-n-Brighten Foundation 9g –
|Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten in Fair|
This Foundation is created from Liquid pigments which are Baked in Italy for 24 hours on Terracotta tiles. This means, as it starts out as a liquid even dry skin can use this without it causing further dryness, cakeing or any cracked look to the skin. Regular readers of mine may know that I have incredibly dehydrated skin, drier than the Sahara Desert, caused by medication. Therefore my 41 year old skin has to be very, very careful what it wears. I usually always choose a liquid foundation because of this, however I have been wearing Laura Geller BnB for many, many years without compromise.
|Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten in shade Fair|
Making sure my skin is moisturised well and primed before application, I swirl my brush into the marbled compact, picking up a little of each colour in there and buff it over my face. Instantly the light reflecting particle’s brighten my skin, the darker shades cover any blemishes and pigmentation and it colour corrects my skin whilst leaving a lovely, natural looking finish and even coverage . This foundation can be expertly applied by you in seconds! It is very easily buildable and using the retractable synthetic brush included, you can make the brush head smaller and pick out certain colours from the pan to give more coverage over a blemish, or use over the eyes and create your own bespoke look.
Baked Blush in Cherry Truffle 4.5g –
|Laura Geller Baked Blush in Cherry Trufle|
This gorgeous, mouth watering shade of blush is very youthful looking on the skin. When used lightly it gives a hint of blush that really lifts the skin. It is a deep pink shade on my medium skin tone and I love applying a deeper swipe of it to really show it off. Again an easily buildable product that will look beautiful on the lightest skin tones all the way to the deepest skin tones. A very universal shade for all ages, and non drying on the skin at all. This will last such a long time too!
6 Shade Eye shadow Mocha palette –
|Laura Geller Matte Palette in Mocha|
Drumroll please!!! Tah-Dah, Oh I am so in love with these Highly pigmented Matte Shades!! I so love Matte eye shadows as you know. I just think on my eyes which do now have slight hooding, they look so much more flattering than a sparkle. These certainly do not disappoint and there really is the perfect selection of shades in this compact palette that fits easily into any handbag. Thanks to the inclusion of Cocoa Seed butter, these eye shadows are sooo unbelievably creamy, cling to the eyes easily and really last the day! They are an absolute joy to use for someone like me that wears eye shadow on a daily basis, as i can blend and buff as much as i want, but also if you are a make up novice. The pigment is so gorgeous and rich, yet they blend out easily too allowing you to create your perfect look.
|Laura Geller Matte Palette in Mocha|
Containing 6 lovely shades giving you everything from your base shade, highlighting shade, crease shade, liner and brow shade, this little palette really is all you need if you are travelling.
I love the highlight shade under my brow bone, in the corner of my eye and as my cheek bone highlight. The lighter brown is great to run through your eyebrows and the darker brown can be wet and used as a liner. My favourite shade has to be the deep, dark plum shade. This is beautiful at making my green/blue eyes pop.
|Swatches of Laura Geller Mocha Matte Eye Shadow Palette|
In the look below I have gone for a darker, Smokey look, but it is also very easy to use the shades to create an everyday look too.
|Laura Geller Mocha Eye Palette|
Iconic Baked sculpting Lipstick in Chocolate Raspberry
|Laura Geller Baked Lipstick in Chocolate Raspberry|
Using a similar baked process as the Balance-n-Brighten, this shade is deeply pigmented. I actually have not stopped wearing it since I received it. Chocolate Raspberry is not only very flattering on the skin but really lasts a long time. On me this is a Raspberry shade mixed with milk chocolate, it feels beautiful and hydrating on the lips and very creamy. The lipstick has a beautiful curve in the tip which has been specially created to act as a lip liner and help you easily carve out the shape of your lips. It is very easy to apply and really brightens the teeth. Not only does this shade work perfectly now, in Summer, but will look fabulous in the Autumn Months too!
Colour Drenched Lip Gloss in Café Au Lait –
|Laura Geller Lip Gloss in Café Au Lait|
Again another creamy, lovely to wear shade. This lip gloss on me is a cross between a pink and a mauve, but looks very flattering. Obviously shades will differ on you depending on your lip colour but it feels beautiful to wear and really lifts the complexion. In my photo below I am wearing it over the lipstick and it really looks lovely. Worn on its own it has a great colour payoff, but just remember, lip gloss does not have the longevity of a lipstick because of its formula. This is a great size to carry in your handbag for re application. Not sticky at all which is key in a lip gloss.
Also included in this collection are two much need synthetic brushes. As mentioned above you receive the retractable Foundation brush which is incredibly soft and makes application of Balance-n-Brighten a dream. Plus you can load it up with product and pop it into your handbag for touch ups, which is very handy.
|Laura Geller Retractable Foundation Brush|
You also receive an eye shadow brush which feels lovely to hold and has a great density which is wonderful when applying shadow on the lower lid and under the brow bone.
In the Before and after photos below, you will see I have used Only the contents of the 7 piece collection and mascara. No added concealer etc. I have used only the Balance-n-Brighten in Medium as coverage on my face, with a little of the eye shadow highlighter under my eyes to brighten my dark circles.
|Before & After Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate ( No Photoshop or airbrushing)|
My thoughts on this collection – Wow! The collection first off, looks beautiful in the packaging so this would make a beautiful gift for someone. Secondly, you have everything here for a full face except mascara. These products all fit into a small make up bag so are very versatile for travelling, and feel and look beautiful on the skin. Less is more with Balance-n-Brighten as you really do get great coverage. I think the price is outstanding for this amount of product and I absolutely believe this kit is suitable for all skin types, skin tones and ages. What makes these products different from many other brands is the expert knowledge and know how that goes into each item. A wonderful collection that will last you an age, can be shared by all ages and looks beautiful on everyone in my opinion. A truly beautiful collection from Laura Geller.
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No airbrushing etc used in before and after photos! I am 41 and that’s me!