March 21, 2016

Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten Review & Swatches

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Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten Fruit Punch

Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten is one of two new shades the brand recently introduced to their Baked Blush-n-Brighten Collection. It’s no secret that I really love Laura Geller’s baked blushes! They have a beautiful, radiant finish with an easy to apply formula that always looks incredibly flawless and luminous.

I purchased both Fruit Punch and Peach Delight but I was quite disappointed with Peach Delight since the formula was so very different from what I’ve come to known and expect from these blushes.

Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28) is a bright pinkish coral and considerably nicer than Peach Delight but still there does seem to be a formula change overall with this blush. I’m not sure what happened with Peach Delight but that formula was a little thicker and powdery compared to older shades I have in this formula.

In the case of Fruit Punch, again the texture seems a little powdery, but it isn’t nearly as bad as Peach Delight thankfully. I just feel like the older shades were a truer baked formula with a very smooth, refined texture that applied flawlessly on cheeks. The newer formula seems a little inconsistent to me with Fruit Punch being the better of the two newest shades. Although powdery this applies fine on my cheeks with a luminous, glowing finish and an excellent wear of eight hours. I felt like the old formula applied a little more flawlessly and smoothing than this new formulation but regardless Fruit Punch still managed to look very nice, wears very long, and had plenty of pigment to go sheer or bold.

Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten swatches

I was a little disappointed with the color. It wasn’t as bright on my cheeks as it was in the pan. I thought it would be a pinky coral pop but it was more a subdued pink on my cheeks!

I could be crazy but Laura Geller Fruit Punch and Peach Delight Baked Blush-n-Brighten aren’t quite what I know and love from the Baked Blush-n-Brighten formula. Fruit Punch is definitely the lesser of the two evils here but I am left wondering, “What fix it when it isn’t broken?”

Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten fotd

Laura Geller Fruit Punch Baked Blush-n-Brighten is available now at nordstrom.com.

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  • Fancie

    I just recently tried her blushes and I really like them. My goodness they’re so beautiful! Now I’m curious to see know how the older formula performs. Is it just the new shades that have been reformulated?

    • Isabella Muse

      These two new shades are the only ones I own that are very powdery (in peach delight’s case it’s a bit frosty as well). I’m sad because I liked the smoother more refined texture that the originals had. They also seemed to have a better radiance and glow to them. Shrug maybe I’m being a nitpick but sometime seems to have changed!

  • Michelle

    I have her Grapefruit baked blush that I love. This looks like a beautiful shade, just in time for Spring, and really looks great on you. I’ll have to think about it. Thanks Love.

  • Barbara Thompson

    The blush looks beautiful on you. So does the lip color you’re wearing. Would you be able to tell me what it is? It’s stunning on you. Thank you!

  • Cali

    I got Fruit Punch from an online order today. I’d been wanting to try a sheer red type blush. On first test try, yikes! Bright orangey red with shocking pink! Too much on brush. Next I started over and sheered it over Honeysuckle, (same order!) And it is beautiful, just what I’d hoped. Almost like my natural redness, but where I want it ha ha. So, thank you, your review was helpful to me in ordering, really showed what the shade looks like on.

    • Isabella Muse

      aw you’re welcome Cali! Glad it worked out after mixing! 🙂