Musings of a Muse

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May 26, 2009

Laura Geller Baby Cakes Complexion Palette Review

The Muse was loving all over the Laura Geller Baby Cakes Complexion Palette a few weeks ago. It's cute size and it's small price tag definitely made it appealing to say the least. With my great success with the Laura Geller Baked To Go Balance n Brighten I was about ready to venture deeper into the world of Laura Geller baked products so indeed I spilled out my $30 bucks to QVC on the double and waited patiently for the arrival of my little Baby Cakes palette.

And it finally arrived.






You can hear all about what I think after the jump!

No likey. That about sums it up.

Ok, uber cute packaging, loves it! Good job Laura. Love the cute flip top lid, love the idea of three cute little baked face powders available in one spot with a small brush for application. Love the inexpensive price tag of $29.99 too! All good things as far as the Muse is concerned. Who doesn't think this thing is adorable? I admit I was worried about the kick up of dusty face powder ending up all over the black palette but I overlooked that and just concentrated on the fact that it was rather a nifty, neat little design. I liked the idea of toting around three little face powders with a handy, dandy brush for application. The powders are small, a little bigger than a quarter. This could be a deal breaker for some but for me it just added to it's appeal and seemed to make it extra travel friendly.


















However, all this doesn't make up for one of the reasons I avoided Laura's baked products for a long time. The chalky way they apply. Le sigh.

Ok, first off I'm pretty chuffed with the Balance n Brighten. This is the lightest shade in the palette and meant to create a nice, even finish to skin. It does just that and does the job very well. I generally love this product and was happy it was in the overall palette. It evens out my skin tone, brightens it, erases dull spots, and just makes me look flawless.


My beef lays with the Ethereal Rose Face Powder and the Bronze-n-Brighten. I guess Ethereal Rose isn't really supposed to act as a blush but I suppose I was thinking it would be pigmented enough to work as one. It's sheer, chalky, and applies a bit on the nasty side. It makes my dry skin look even drier which is not a good look in my humblest. This particular powder is one reason I've failed to purchase any of Laura Geller's products in a long time. The Bronze-n-Brighten is just as bad. It's chalky and sheer as well but at least it applies somewhat better however you'll notice no real difference in your skin tone once applied as it's not pigmented enough to make much of a difference. Disappointing to say the least.




We are purchasing this because it contains three great products but sadly only one of three actually works well so what's the point? Count this Muse disappointed. This one just didn't work out as well as I'd have liked and the cuteness and inexpensive price tag just aren't enough to make me grin and bear it.

Skip.

Not worth it in my humblest opinion.

Anyone try?

Love it?

What are your experiences with Laura Geller Ethereal Rose Face Powder?

How about the Bronze-n-Brighten?

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Lucy said...

Awh damn. I was all set to go a hunting for this one! I have some pretty lovely Luara Geller baked Eye Rimz which are just so pretty.. a sucker for any baked-marble-ish powders. Thanks for the review I think I'll try and search for something else. Oh and thanks for the reviews on Beauty Credit! They sent me a 50% off code and I went a little mad. The Q10 Fitting Gel is brilliant, and I adore the Pink Mix blush. Again, a baked-marble-ish product.. ahaha I have a problem.

May 27, 2009 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey lucy,

I dunno it just wasn't all that fab. love, love the packaging but the powders are super sheer :( I'm a sucker for baked too. Try out the blush and brighten from Laura Geller, those are really good!!!!!

So happy you discovered Beauty Credit fantastic :-D!!!!!!!!!!

LOL I hear ya I love the marblized products too w00t!

May 27, 2009 at 12:11 PM  

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