September 26, 2013

Laura Geller Baked Elements Foundation Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Laura Geller Baked Elements Foundation is a new powder foundation that recently launched in the Laura Geller Baked Innovations Set on I adore Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Foundation even though I have drier skin this works fabulously for me. So of course, I was intrigued when Laura Geller Baked Elements Foundation popped across my beauty radar.

Let’s take a look!

Laura Geller Baked Elements Foundation

Although only available in a set the Laura Geller Baked Elements Foundation is bound to become available as an individual purchase at some point. This is a powder foundation that’s available in six shade selections.

The powder comes in an oval black dual compartment compact. It has the powder and a mirror on top and a small rubber sponge in the well housed below the powder. Baked Elements Foundation is a matte coverage foundation but promises a hydrating experience as it contains hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and jojoba oil.

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At a glance I thought it simply looked like a reshaped version of Balance-n-Brighten with a lighter marbling. As with Balance-n-Brighten this is a sheerer powder with the potential for buildable coverage however, it won’t conceal major problems so if you’re looking for fuller or even medium coverage this might not be the foundation powder for you.

It’ll likely be more agreeable with those that have oily skin as anyone with drier or combination skin might not like the texture. My own skin is drier and even with plenty of prepping I felt like the powder had a drier texture that clung to my drier areas. I was also surprised it wasn’t as silky as Balance-n-Brighten and blended poorly in comparison. I felt like it applied a bit patchy overall. The wear time is a bit iffy for me as it seemed liked I didn’t apply at all by hour three. It just faded off into the great beyond, wherever powder foundations goes to lay their weary heads.

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Laura Geller Baked Elements Foundation Swatches

Medium swatched above

I did take note that the sponge included was rubber so perhaps they thought a wet application would be best but I’ll be honest I really dislike apply powders wet. If it was for that I’d just use my regular cream products and skip the powder ya know?

In the end, perhaps Laura Geller Baked Elements Foundation might be a suitable pick for those with oily skin. This drier skin girl didn’t love it and will stick with be beloved Balance-n-Brighten.

Do you own it?

Do share your thoughts!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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  • Monica

    I really love the balance and brighten too, but this looks a bit disappointing. How do you normally apply balance and brighten? I find mine to be a bit tricky with a brush, maybe a sponge is better?

      • Monica

        Good to know! I’ll give that a try soon. I’d been using the Sigma kabuki brush, but I felt like nothing was happening, haha.

        • the Muse

          def try a puff it works much better because bnb is already sheer so the brush is sheering out even further 🙂

  • Betty Kanner

    I have been using the Baked Elements Foundation since it was shown on QVC. I ordered
    the light, since I have light olive skin…………I love it, and it is so easy to use with the brush
    that I received with it. My skin looks like velvet, and having been in the cosmetic profession
    for years I believe I am a good judge of foundations, having used and sold cosmetics for over
    twenty years,

    I am now eighty years old, and don’t enjoy leaving my home without being totally made up.
    Fortunately I have beautiful skin, which I’ve always taken care of, naturally. it still is such fun,
    and I’m always told that I look beautiful. At eighty, when I tell people my age…….they really
    are very shocked, and naturally I enjoy that immensely.

    I would really like to see what the next darker shade looks like. Is there any way that that would
    be possible,as I’m reluctant to order it thinking it might be too dark. You know how we people
    are in cosmetics, always wanting to try something new.

    Thank you Laura for the many products I have used of yours over the years.

    Sincerely, Betty

    • Robyn Frid

      I am 58. I use Retin-A. I have dry flaky patches. I have tried MANY liquid foundations for dry skin. They just stick to my dry patches. At first I didn’t like this makeup. Now I exfoliate, moisturize, and use cover fx antiaging primer. I then pat this foundation on using a dry beauty blender. It covers all my age spots and does not look dry. It is the only thing that works. It is great!