August 24, 2016

Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate Set Review & Swatches

Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate Set

The new Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate 7 Piece QVC Today’s Special Value for August Set is some of the best money I’ve spent this month. This set is available for $49.98. It officially debuts August 26th but it available and ready to ship as I was able to purchase it with no issues and got it shipped to me promptly!

Berries shades are playing an important role in Fall 2016 Makeup Trends and this boxed is filled with some lovely ones for lips and cheeks! It’s a set that I’d say shouldn’t be missed.

Here’s a look!

Laura Geller has done chocolate themed makeup sets in the past but this is one of my favorites to date and I did take advantage of the auto delivery option available on the set which gets you a new seasonal shade selection of the set in December and again in March 2017 for the same low price of $49.98.

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Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate Gift Set

Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate

The set comes in a gorgeous gift box that’s shaped like a chocolate sampler box. It even has a little top sheet that chocolate gift boxes come from. I thought the packaging was darling and also thought it would make a wonderful gift for some makeup lover. At this price, no reason you can’t do a little early Holiday shopping for your dear old makeup loving mom or auntie! The set also includes a huge get the look card that features two looks and instructions on how to do them.

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There is a huge deal breaker with the For the Love Of Chocolate Set which would be the addition of Baked Balance-N-Brighten. I love my Baked Balance-N-Brighten but I don’t need another compact of it. I have far too many from past QVC Today’s Special Value Sets. But honestly, that didn’t stop me from indulging anyway because the set has many keeper products. I got Medium this time around but I’ll be switching it to Light for the next set!

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You get all full sizes of the following Laura Geller items:
Baked Balance-N-Brighten (Choice of shades)
Blush-N-Brighten in Cherry Truffle
Baked Sculpting Lipstick in Chocolate Raspberry
6 Shade Baked Eyeshadow Palette in Mocha
Color Lip Gloss in Cafe Au Lait
Retractable Brush
Eyeshadow Brush

Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate Fall 2016

One of my favorite things in this set was the Blush-n-Brighten which is a rich, shade of berry red. I was so relieved that the formula wasn’t liked the recently released Fruit Punch and and Peach Delight shades. This is the smooth, dense yet super pigmented and easy to blend formula that I know and love!

Laura Geller Cherry Truffle Blush-N-Brighten

Laura Geller Cherry Truffle Blush-N-Brighten Swatches

The Baked Sculpting Lipstick in Chocolate Raspberry is a gorgeous brown based raspberry pink. This pairs up beautifully and coordinates so well with not only the blush in this set but also the eyeshadows. That’s a reoccurring theme you’ll notice in this set! All the shades perfectly play off each other, except for one anyway but more on that in a bit. This formula is rich, creamy, and very pigmented with a smooth, easy glide across lips that wears for a solid five hours without migrating, feathering, or fading.

Laura Geller Chocolate Raspberry Baked Sculpting Lipstick

Laura Geller Chocolate Raspberry Baked Sculpting Lipstick swatches

Another of my favorite items in the set was the Baked Eyeshadow Palette which includes six shades of eyeshadow. It comes in a tiny box with a ribbon pull drawer and quite reminds me of a little tiny chocolate sampler box. I love the shades here. Laura combined some very Fall-trendy colors into this tiny palette. There’s beautiful berries, plums, and nude, natural shades that work beautifully together. The matte formula is smooth, silky, and easy to apply without every being dry or chalky on application. Some shades are sheerer where as others are pigmented but all pull together to create two main looks from the get the look card provided in the set.

Laura Geller Mocha Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Geller Mocha Baked Eyeshadow Palette

6 Shade Baked Eyeshadow Palette

Laura Geller 6 Shade Baked Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Laura Geller Mocha Eyeshadow Palette swatches

The only put of place item in this set was Cafe Au Lait Color Lipgloss. This is a shade that’s been previous done across a few different sets and definitely a formula I love. It’s a full color, glossy lip color with a creamy formula that applies easily and leaves lips pleasantly moist while wearing for a solid five hours without a tacky or sticky feel! The shade is a little bit of an odd pick for this set which is dominated by rich berries! I’d have loved to see a raspberry shade versus this medium pink peach.

Laura Geller Color Lip Gloss Cafe Au Lait

Laura Geller Color Lip Gloss Cafe Au Lait Swatches

The set also includes a retractable blush brush and an eyeshadow brush. My eyeshadow brush came bent sadly and it even after cleaning and reshaping it refused to hold its original shape! Oh well!

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The Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate Set is absolutely the perfect way to ring in the Fall season! This is a fabulous set that’s fill with Fall trendy shades that you’ll find yourself reaching for all through the season! Not to mention it is an excellent value.

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(Lips: Cafe au Lait Eyes: 2nd Eyeshadow Shade, Top Row on Lids along with Last Shade, Last Row and Last Shade, Top Row smudged on last line with First Shade, Top Row used as a highbrow highlighter)

(Lips: Cafe au Lait Eyes: 2nd Eyeshadow Shade, Top Row on Lids along with Last Shade, Last Row and Last Shade, Top Row smudged on last line with First Shade, Top Row used as a highbrow highlighter)

Laura Geller Baked Sculpting Lipstick in Chocolate Raspberry

Laura Geller Baked Sculpting Lipstick in Chocolate Raspberry

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Eyes: Middle Shade, Bottom Row on lids with First Shade, Top Row as a highlighter, and Last Shade, Top Row smudged into lash line

Eyes: Middle Shade, Bottom Row on lids with First Shade, Top Row as a highlighter, and Last Shade, Top Row smudged into lash line

This one gets a Muse Approval!

The Laura Geller For the Love of Chocolate Set is available now at QVC.com.

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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.

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  • Renee

    Hi Muse,
    Did you pay the $49.95 for it? It’s listed right now for $72.50. Thanks.

    • Isabella Muse

      I paid $49.95 and free shipping, I’m a qvc insider so that might be why! Try signing into your account! That might reflect the price change!

        • Isabella Muse

          Sorry! 🙁 It’s launching on the 26th so not too far away to grab the deal 😀

  • Robin

    Your review and swatches may just push me over the edge. I’m not a fan of this particular foundation by Geller, but I love those colors and even the auto delivery sets are appealing to me. Decisions decisions!

    • Isabella Muse

      I didn’t need yet another powder but the rest of the contents are awesome! and well worth it 😀

  • Jennifer

    Just ordered it for 49 dollars and change. I got the fair. I think the medium will be a tad too dark for winter. If the fair is too light, I can mix with the medium that I already have. Thanks for letting us know about this. I don’t normally watch QVC and I would not have known about it.

    • Isabella Muse

      I got medium because I’m a little more tanned but I’m changing to light for the Winter 😀 My pleasure!!!!!

  • Maria

    I agree Muse. I have plenty of the balance n brighten to last me until I am 130 years old from previous QVC sets. The other items look great and I am tempted.

  • Stacy

    These colors look really pretty on you!! I just purchased at the TSV price. The medium option indicates waitlist :(…….must be patient!

    • Isabella Muse

      Thanks Stacy! Try on the official launch I’m sure they’ll get more by that time (the 26th).

      • Stacy

        Really looking forward to receiving this TSV. I haven’t been really excited about a TSV in awhile. The colors are really beautiful! Perfect for the upcoming Fall Season…..my favorite season! YAY

        Have a wonderful weekend!!

        • Isabella Muse

          likewise! the TSVs have been a bit uneventful lately but this is just fabulous! glad you got it! You as well dear!

  • Elaine G

    Thanks for the heads up..pretty! I am still on a boat and heading to New York city next week..to see Wed matinee of, what else, Beautiful. Do you work near Times Square ? Would love to meet the Muse. Realize you are busy..wanted to ask. I will take LIRR from Port Washington in & out. I need some potions & scents on my sailboat for trip south. Elaine G…s/v Njord.

    • Isabella Muse

      AWESOME! I don’t! But are you free in the evening? Maybe we can grab some dinner! E-mail me!

    • Elaine G

      I did send u email… Thanks for all great posts. Still deciding if I go wed. Sure love to meet ya, busy gal. Elaine G on board Njord in Oyster Bay

  • Dee

    I almost passed on this but will order after seeing this review. Love anything chocolate and the colors are perfect for fall!

  • Cecilia

    Tsk, what a disappointing name! I was expecting everything to be as chocolate-inspired as Chocolate Bar or Lunasol’s Selection de Chocolat… 😛

  • kellly

    I am tempted to get just the lipstick (which is a great color for me) and the blush, but not sure if they are available separately or they are trying to make you buy everything.

    • Isabella Muse

      The shades in the set including the blush and lipstick are exclusively available in it. I don’t really see it as they are making you buy everything, it seems like they are doing us a favor as the set is $50 bucks where as one lipstick is $21. For a little bit extra you get 7 full size products.

  • Fluke67

    Thanks so much for the review. The colors looked dark in the email from the Q so I didn’t pre order, but the set looks great on you. Our coloring is similar, so I’m in! Not too sure about the colors in the 2nd AD, but the 3rd AD looks beautiful, with one of my fave blushes of all time, pink buttercream.

    • Isabella Muse

      They are a lot lighter in person, Fluke 🙂 My pleasure 🙂 I hope you love it! I didn’t see the others yet! Headed over to see them now!

  • genevieve

    What a fabulous bargain if those shades happen to be yours. No wonder you were so happy with it – they look beautiful on you.

  • Katmary

    I don’t wear the foundation either but if you’d wear the rest, it’s actually worth it. It was sold on QVC (UK) I think plus some people received it early and gave it good reviews, plus you can find more reviews and demos on You Tube if you want. I ordered Laura Gellar’s TSV from earlier this year and it’s not as good but a bit more expensive and also has this foundation in it as well, and my skin tone’s light-medium (I go with fair though I usually don’t wear it being on the drier side, but my skin’s more yellow-olive so medium’s way too beige and peachy for me and I look dirty). I love that the colors are different than the usual neutrals, and while the blush looks crazy-bold, it’s one of those that goes on lighter that it looks and seems to flatter many complexions.

  • Amanda Loughridge

    I just ordered it! I’ve never used Laura Geller before but this set is so gorgeous!!

  • Powell

    Great set. I love the shades. It looks pretty on you. You should see if they will send you a new brush. No harm in asking. Thks. 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks Powell! Ah it’s ok! I have tons of brushes so, I don’t mind!

    • Kathy

      When one piece is damaged, they want you to send back the whole kit. However — tell them you’ll take a credit to your account instead.

  • Cathi C

    i had originally decided to pass when I first looked at it in the monthly magazine, but your review changed my mind. The Muse has been detrimental to my wallet the past couple of days, lol!