February 23, 2011

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Color Collection Review, Swatches, Photos

It’s today, it’s today, it’s today! You have less than 10 hours to grab yourself the brand new Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Color Collection available on QVC today!

I pre-ordered mine a few weeks ago and got it in the mail yesterday. I used it this morning and absolutely adored it.

Let’s check it out!

A six piece selection of full size Laura Geller products featured in a QVC exclusive gift set!

Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Color Collection is featured as a one time shipment or as an auto delivery which allows you to recieve two more collections like this in different shades over the course of the next few months. I went with auto delivery as 1. I really love Laura’s products and 2. it was a nice little deal at $48 for full size products.

The set includes:

  • Laura Geller Balance nā€™ Brighten Foundation (Choice of shades)
  • Laura Geller Baked Cheek Dream Highlighter & Blush in Neapolitan
  • Laura Geller At Long Lash Mascara in Black
  • Laura Geller Italian Marble Lipstick in Berry Banana
  • Laura Geller Baked Eye Shadow and Eye Rimz in Vanilla Toffee and Black Cherry
  • Cookie Tin

Balance n’ Brighten is one of my very favorite products. It evens out skin tone, offers lightweight coverage, and brightens up my complexion leaving behind a flawless finish however I really don’t need more of it. I already own several already from previous sets and I’m disappointed that I’ll be getting two more full sizes of it in the next sets I get. Ugh. Oh well, good swap bait!

The Cheek Dream Highlighter & Blush in Neapolitan is something new for Laura. This is a baked blusher/highlighter/contour powder all in one. I personally stink at highlighting and contouring so I simply swirl my brush in all three shades and buff onto my cheeks. The shade is a softer peachy-pink creation with a subtle kiss of color. It’s not dramatic but leaves behind a more natural finish. The other two shades are a brownish contouring shade and a softer creamy beige for highlighting. I liked the overall product alot and thought it was a nice change from Laura’s normal baked range. I think anyone who collects her baked blushes will find this is a refreshing and welcome change.

The Baked Eye Shadow and Eye Rimz in Vanilla Toffee and Black Cherry is pretty stunning. I lined my eyes thinly this morning with Black Cherry and used Vanilla Toffee all over the lid and crease. Vanilla Toffee is a bronze-y brown shade that works brilliantly with my eyes. It has a high shimmery finish but looks metallic when applied wet.

Laura Geller Italian Marble Lipstick in Berry Banana (love the name) is a shade Kim Kardashian could easily rock. It’s a nude caramel beige with swirls of beige banana that gives my lips a nude mod look. It actually wears well considering I can’t really do nude lippies so well. The formula is highly moisturizing so you get a nice shiny finish and a good deal of pigment along with your lip color.

Laura Geller At Long Lash Mascara in Black is a nice buildable mascara with a thinner curved brush applicator. It grabs lashes well and coats them in an inky formula that lengths and separates well but doesn’t necessarily create a fuller, fatter fringe of lashes.

You also get a dual ended brush which has a smaller slanted brush on one end and a sponge applicator on the other. The sponge applicator is huge, I really liked this for some reason, and can be used to highlight with but I actually used as a shadow applicator ha! I liked the big size, it covered my entire lid in one swipe!

I loved the cookie tin this came in. Call me a packaging whore but I absolutely adore great presentation when it comes to products and this just screamed quality and cuteness! The set also includes a booklet giving instructions to create the look.

Sadly, the Balance n’ Brighten Foundation was a bit wasteful for me and will prove the same for fans of Laura Geller cosmetics as I’m sure you have at least one in your stash if you love her products however everything else included outweighs this one con!

  • Those new to Laura Geller (what a delightful way to try her products out for size).
  • Those who’ve been wanting some new Laura Geller products and colors to try out (some new additions to her line and new shades make this a nice selection to get).
  • Those seeking a nude yet fresh Spring look!
  • Those wanting a complete work friendly look that’s easy to apply!

  • Those who already own Balance n’ Brighten might feel like the kit is a bust particularly getting so much of it in the auto delivery option (it’ll take me a year to use an entire powder and getting two more in the next few months, well, doubt I’ll use them all!).

Overall, I felt the Laura Geller Vanilla Nudes Color Collection was a great little set. I’m quite happy I purchased it and loved all the shades. I think the set is appealing because it contains some brand new products from Laura that I wanted to try as soon as I seen the promo image. I really love Laura’s baked formula and none of these products disappointed!

Quite a steal and a deal and a perfect selection of colors for Spring!

Loves it!

Muse Approved for purchase!

Did you order it?

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For a one time shipment you can use item number A212685 and item number A212685 for the auto delivery at www.qvc.com

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • S

    What a cute set! I’ve never tried LG products before. What shade of Balance/Brighten did you choose? I’m MAC NC30- would you suggest the Regular shade for me? Thanks, Muse!

  • Anitacska

    I only wanted the blush at first, but now I want the eyeshadow duo too! All your fault, Muse! šŸ˜‰

  • Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    Damn you Muse! I passed as I too have a full size Balance n’Briighten just waiting for me to dig into. Your description of the shades now has me lemming it. I wish I knew what the color of the other collections.

    • the Muse

      ha cindy sorry girl! ;-D good question, she’s on qvc all day, tivo it and see if the mentioned the other shades ;-D I’ll try to catch it too and let you know if I hear the word!

  • Larie

    That lipstick looks interesting! It looks almost like a tinted balm or something in terms of moisture. How does it wear/feel?

    • the Muse

      larie def feels like a balm but very glossy and hydrating. It has a nice shiny finish and a melty formula. Not sure of wear time yet, sorry, this morning I put it on but proceeded to wipe it off to sip my tea (I hate having lipstick on when drinking a hot beverage).

      but so far loves!

  • Lindsay

    I have no idea how you did the crazy winged out shadowed on your top lid, where it seprates from your lash line at the end and swings upward but it looks amazing!

  • nancy

    i cant decide if i want to get this set, but im really wanting the BnB in porcelain!! is the kit worth it for that one BnB… hm…. the blush does look amazing as well!

  • isis

    I had myself convinced today that I did not need the eyeshadow… changed my mind now! Is the lipstick similar in consistancy to the marbled riviera one? If it is I’ll need it too. The eyeshadow is stunning on you.

    • the Muse

      isis I don’t have the riviera one hmm….thinking through my stash mentally…no I don’t have that. It’s really nice balmy and shiny ;-D great lippie! aw shucks you’re WAY TOO KIND!

  • isis

    Sounds very like the riviera lipstick. . curses on you muse now I’ll have to get them. Love the packaging on this. I showed a friend this blog and some of my LG blushes today she is now totally hooked….Your a bad bad influence šŸ™‚

    • the Muse

      haha isis thanks for spreading the cheer of Musings girl! Hugs! ;-D got I love LG ;-D she makes some great blushes ;-D!

  • Phyrra

    Yay thank you for the swatches! I think I’ll really love the eye shadow and blush for sure! I’m still waiting for mine to ship šŸ˜›

  • Josh

    I’m sooo glad they have a Balance and Brighten in Porcelain! I was watching Laura on the Q last night and I was so close to ordering! I think I still need to. šŸ˜€

  • Jane

    Sigh, I wish we had access to these in my country! I’d love to take the balance n brighten foundation off your hands lol!

  • Renata

    Have you tried the porcelain shade? Like?
    Funny: balance and brighten is the only item I’m interested in. I guess I’ll have to wait for the porcelain shade to be sold by itself.

    • the Muse

      too light for me renata so haven’t tried it! i’m positive they’ll sell it alone soon šŸ™‚

  • S

    I ordered this last night too, can’t wait to try it! Oh, does the lipstick have any scent/flavor?

    • the Muse

      mmmmm S I think it does (sorry I’m not a morning person LOL) but don’t quote me, maybe not…I tried several lippies yesterday and can’t recall if this was one of the scented/flavored ones….if anything it was a vanilla scent and subtle but again don’t quote me ;D I’ll double check my stash later as I am at my office right now and don’t have the lippie handy šŸ˜€

  • Alessandra

    I did not know these products, I found really beautiful! Will deliver in Brazil? Love to try!