Laura Geller, the iconic make up artist of our time, created her beauty line which debuted on Qvc Twenty years ago. Reaching an audience of millions via ‘tele-shopping’ online shopping and now, in retail, this brand shows no signs of stopping, and neither does the woman behind it.
|Laura Geller 20th Anniversary Collections|
To celebrate this incredible milestone in beauty, Laura Geller has launched an innovative, modern, yet classy, selection of products, that are packaged beautifully in art deco inspired boxes, cases and sleeves. Always with her customer in mind, the collection is based on easy to use products, which make applying make up a pleasure each day. Here is a selection of the new launches :
Laura’s Star Performers –
|Laura’s Star Performers|
This compact, boxed collection contains two of Laura Geller’s iconic baked products. Full sized Balance-N-Brighten foundation and full sized Bronze-N-Brighten are included and easily and quickly create the perfect, flawless base.
– Balance-N-Brighten Foundation is created from liquid pigments which are baked in Italy for 24 hours on terracotta tiles. This means, even dry skin can use this without it causing further dryness, caking or adding a 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 42 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 B’n’B for many, many years without compromise.
|Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten|
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 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 easily build-able and you can 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.
|Laura Geller Bronze-n-Brighten|
– Bronze-N-Brighten makes me smile every time i look at it, it is the one product i hit pan on time and time again. Created in the same way as the Balance-N-Brighten above, it has a beautifully creamy texture on application. Containing no orange shades or shimmery pigments, it gives the most beautiful, healthy, natural glow to the skin. I really enjoy using this over an existing tan, as it really evens out the skin and adds that extra “oomph”, but also on days when my skin needs some life and a pep up. Again, none drying on the skin, great on all skin types as it balances everything out, even on oily skin, it is a great addition to your make up wardrobe. Easy to use by swirling in a big brush and applying softly to the face, or take an eye shadow brush and pick out individual colours for a beautiful eye shadow. The one i have currently is full of very pretty pink shades that look great on the eyes. A really cute, Limited Edition Collection.
|Laura Geller 20 Shades of Celebration|
Oh.My.Goodness!! This absolutely has to be seen to be believed. As a certified eye shadow junkie, i jumped up and down with joy upon opening this box of the most joyful shades! Seriously, Every.Single.Shade has my heart. In a beautiful presentation box with a huge mirror and small double ended brush, this is everything you could need in eye shadows. Baked in Italy on terracotta tiles, each shade is true and deeply pigmented. Perfect when used wet or dry, you have a selection of twenty matte and shimmer shades that lend themselves beautifully to shadows, eyeliners, highlight shades and brow shades. Arranged in rows which give you an already created look, you just cannot go wrong with these.
|**Swatches courtesy of my son he was off school poorly and wanted to help**|
From Nudes and browns, rose, grays, blues, lilacs, bronzes and black there is something for every eye colour and skin tone ,from day to night. One of my absolute favourite shades in the collection is Lame, a vibrant almost antique gold shade which is stunning in the centre of the eye for a pop of colour or even worn as a highlight shade on the cheeks bones. I also adore, Moon, Twinkle….in fact the whole top row, swiftly followed by Garnet, Lavender, Sangria and so it continues. Soft and creamy to blend, with no fall down and deep, long lasting pigment, this is an absolute must have. I truly adore it!!
Pucker Up –
|Laura Geller Pucker Up Collection|
Another Limited Edition collection that i think you will fall in love with as much as i have. Six high shine, buttery lip colours have been included in a pretty gift box, for you to wear alone or customise by layering. Feeling incredibly hydrating and soft on the lips, the pigment lays down evenly after the first application.
|Laura Geller Pucker Up Collection Lip Swatches|
The shades included are :
Rose – A very pretty light pink
Amber – Warm toned shade
Berry – A gorgeous Mauve
Pink – A very vibrant, almost fuschia shade
Vanilla – An easy wear warm beige
Nude – A hint of Mocha
Each lipstick has a great shape so you can outline your lips and follow your lip shape easily. Really lovely pop of shades.
|Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl in Diamond Dust|
Laura Geller was creating highlighters long before other brands were born and i for one love them. Glow me up to the hilt, let me be seen in space, i am all about that glow honey, and this Holographic gem of lusciousness is no exception, But, and there is a BUT, this is holographic pearlescent pink that moves between pink and lilac in the light, and will most definitely catch the eye, if not blind a few passers by. I say that in jest of course as i am absolutely obsessed with this product but i do think there are a few rules to follow with this one. Yes it glides on like a dream, thanks to the baked technology, glides on like a powder yet feels like a cream, but personally, and i am going against the recommendations of this product, i would not wear this all over my face as suggested.
|Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl in Diamond Dust|
The Laura Geller website says that this can be swept all over the face, but because of the holographic nature of this product, unless your were 19 and rocking Glastonbury, this should absolutely be kept to the confines of the cheek bone. This is only my opinion of course. It does come with a beautiful duo fibre brush, but i think that lays down too much product and have found a fan brush works so much better. If you love highlight, this is a must have shade! If you are a little shy, maybe opt for one of the other Gelato shades HERE However, if i am wrong and you totally rock this all over your face, please tag me on Instagram.com/backtoyoubeauty as i would love to see it.
|Laura Geller Inkcredible Waterproof Eye Pencils|
This collection contains 20 ( yes TWENTY) different shades of waterproof gel eyeliner pencil. You will never need another eye liner again if you purchase this collection, hahaha! Each eye liner is waterproof, meaning even those with teary eyes will benefit from it’s no budge formula, creamy and easy to apply without pulling or tugging the delicate eye area. These have a precision tip making it great to use in the waterline, the tight line or to create your winged look. Always on point, with a twist up to protect it, there is also a tiny sharpener included in the bottom of the pencil if you need it. The shades included are : (I swatched 10 just to give you an idea of depth of colour)
|Laura Geller Inkcredible Liners 10 swatched|
Ultra Violet – Brown Eyed Girl – BlackBird x2 – Emerald City – Blue Jean Baby – Into the Lavender – Black Gold – Fade to Grey – Deep Purple – Green River – Midnight Blue – Teal Waters – Indigo Night – Graphite – After Midnight – Blue Moon – Brown Sugar – Blue Lagoon – Purple Rain
Personally, i am not a huge eyeliner wearer as i prefer to use shadows as i find them much softer on my skin, but the purples and blues in this collection really called out to me. A great set to share with friends too.
|42 year old me! Wearing shade medium BnB and Pink Lipstick|
These collections are part of the Exclusive and Limited Edition 20th Anniversary Range and will be airing on Qvcuk from 26th June 2017 here. Links to purchase will be added when they become available.
What do you think of this new collection? Do you have your eye on any particular product? I would love to hear from you, please leave me a comment below.