April 1, 2015

Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation Review & Swatches

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Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation

Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation ($39) is a new full coverage illuminating foundation that launched several weeks ago on QVC. Upon hearing the same I instantly had thoughts of the brightening and flawless finish I get from my beloved Laura Geller Baked n Brighten Powder.

I should have known better!

Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation2

Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation comes bundles with a Liquid Foundation Brush and is housed in a 1 oz glass bottle. This is formulated with the same baked, color correcting pigments much like the ones you’d find in the Baked n Brighten Powder. This does contain almond oil as well as other hydrating ingredients.

Laura Geller Liquid Foundation Brush

Honestly, “radiance” should give you some hint of the finish but I just assumed that it would provide a more natural finish as advertised and not so much of a glow-y one.

One of best things about this foundation is the brush (how sad is that?). The brush is somewhat like ones we’ve been seeing from Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream and also Tarte has one as well as a few other brands. This is a very dense brush but still has softer, shed-free bristles. It is ideal for buffing foundation into skin for a flawless, airbrushed appearance.

One of the main reasons I dislike Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation is it reminds me too much of YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation which I happen to intensely dislike.

The texture runs creamy and thick and it blends out very easily. However, it is very slick and has a serum-like consistency which I do NOT like in the least. I’m really not into serum foundations as I find they make me look oily and shiny. I purchased this in a medium and the color was terribly off. It’s kinda a orange-y beige that oxidizes on my skin and dulls it horribly. The reason I wear foundation is to ease dullness but this just adds to my dullness. It just looks like I have foundation on and gives me a mask-like appearance. On top of the slick finish and horrible shade you do have to contend with it transferring so if you don’t set this with powder it’ll like end up on your jacket, shirt, etc….! The wear is very short since the finish never truly sets and it remains quite dewy throughout the wear which means it’s kinda smearing around through the wear and disappears rather quickly.

Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation swatches

Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation Swatches

As someone who has drier skin you’d think I’d appreciate how much moisture this provides but no, no way! This is just too slick! I can’t say this had a radiance or glow. I didn’t detect any shimmer or sparkle or luminosity.

I have to admit I’m a little shocked. I think many people likely went into a purchase assuming it would be as nicely formulated as Laura’s cult favorite BnB Powder but it is not. Dull, tired looking skin is all I got from this foundation!

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Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation is available now at QVC.com.

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I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Phyrra

    This sounds awful. How disappointing! I like glowy but not oily. I’m normal, sometimes dry now, when I used to be combo slightly oily, so I appreciate a little moisture. I’ve actually loved mixing Paula’s Choice Moisture Renewal oil Booster in with foundations to add some luminosity and moisture.

  • Penny

    I was excited to get this and try it…just got it the other day and I am definitely on the fence about it. I tried it right away without using any other products on my face…I was anxious to see how well it color corrected…sad to say, it didn’t do much of that at all…I will still have to use a concealer if I keep it. I felt like it was a bit runny and eventhough the finish looked pretty nice, I am still not as excited as I had hoped to be. 🙁

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t like the finish at all! so slick, so dewy and it dulled my skin so much 🙁 Sorry it didn’t work for you Penny 🙁

  • Angel

    Ugh, so glad I didn’t try this. I was very close to ordering but then something told me to wait for the reviews.

    The way you describe this makes me think of that Bare Minerals Bare Serum liquid foundation that came out last year. God I hated that foundation. It never set, even with powder on top. And my phone was always covered in foundation. It was so gross.

  • Diana

    I know her last liquid foundation was orange-isn but I thought when I saw golden medium as an alternative that the regular medium would be more neutral. Esp considering they have a gorgeous redhead as the model on QVC! The light looks pretty pink. hmm WHAT TO DO?!

  • Krysten Rodriguez

    I’m I love with this foundation. I have acne/scars, hyperpigmentation and extremely dry & flaky skin from using retin-a. What I like about this foundation is that it is semi buildable, non drying, and has a natural to matte finish (on my skin at least). At first I was put off by the orangey color of the golden medium foundation, but it sets beautifully after a minute or two. Also this foundation is definitely not full coverage!! I’m sure I would hate it if I used it alone but it is amazing when used with other LG products to create a nice medium to full coverage effect. My morning routine consists of a mild cleanser, balancing oil(L’Occitane), light shea moisturizer(L’Occitane), LG Hydrating primer, LG Real Deal Concealer(brush), LG Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation(sponge), LG Baked Balance-n-Brighten CC Foundation(buffer brush). It sounds like a lot but it feels so light, looks so natural, and does not irritate my skin or make it look dull, dry and flaky.