Laura Geller Fresh Brewed Beauty Review & Swatches
I couldn’t resist, I purchased the Laura Geller Fresh Brewed Beauty Set.
*hangs head in shame*
It’s just too cute, it comes in a little coffee bean bag, how could I resist?
Is it worth your buck?
Take a look and find out!
This set will be premiering shortly on QVC as a Today Special Value however, you should be able to order it now if you’re a QVC Insider as that’s how I got my hands on it.
The set is $49.95 and $6.22 for shipping. It’s available for a one time shipment or you can order it on auto delivery which includes new seasonal shades in the upcoming months ahead of the colors in the kit.
- Baked Highlighter in French Vanilla
- Baked imPRESSions Blush in Mauve Mocha Latte (terracotta pink)
- Baked imPRESSions Eye Palette in Creamy Latte (light brown), Warm Mocha (medium brown), and Dark Roast (dark brown)
- Balance-n-Brighten Foundation (choice of shades)
- Color Drenched Lip Gloss in Cafe au Lait (creamy caramel with coffee aroma and flavor)
- Double Applicator Brush
Even after adding shipping in this is an excellent value as all the items are full size.
Laura went with something a little different here as she typically favors traditional baked domed products and the blush and eye palette are actually flat powder compacts.
I really like the overall look this creates and don’t regret the purchase at all however, I think both the shadow trio and blush were a little dry. I’m surprised since I get fairly good pigment from Laura Geller products but in this case the shadow formula was a little weak with a drier, harder texture that proves difficult to pick up with a brush which resulted in sheer pigmentation. I also felt the shades were hard to contrast with since all three are very close in color. The blush suffered a drier texture as well but had better pigmentation than the trio. I gotta admit I had hopes these products would smell like coffee, that would be rather wicked right?
Also included is a Baked Highlighter which is fairly easy to use. Considering I’m a fool with highlighting I was quite delighted how easy it was to work with this. The cool French Vanilla shade doesn’t have sparkle, shimmer but just a lovely pearlish glow.
Color Drenched Lip Gloss in Cafe au Lait (it has a creamy toffee taste) seems difficult to pull off at first since it’s a nude peachy tan but after application of the other product it does come across quite nicely on lips. This is a full coverage, glossy lip color. It’s quite lightweight with a nice wear time.
And finally you get Balance-n-Brighten Foundation in your choice of shades. I absolutely love this product since it does indeed brighten face up, eases dullness, and provides smooth, weightless coverage that enhances the look of skin and gives it a flawless finish.
Highlighter and Balance-n-Brighten in Medium
Overall, I think the Laura Geller Fresh Brewed Beauty Collection is a fabulous little set but not without a few flaws. I think the kit doesn’t showcase Laura’s great makeup particularly if this is your first Laura Geller purchase. Both the trio and blush had mediocre, uneventful formulas that surprised me as I expect so much better from Laura than this. But facts is facts, the set does create a nice, natural nude look for pennies.
Hopefully the upcoming colors in this set prove nicer.
I liked it well enough but can’t rightfully recommend it due to the formula inconsistencies.
If you tried it, I’d love to hear about it.
Available at QVC.com
This product was purchased
by the Muse for review purposes.
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