Musings of a Muse

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May 1, 2009

Laura Geller Baked To Go Balance N Brighten Foundation Review

Several days ago the Muse was ohh'ing and ahh'ing over the cuteness that is Laura Geller Baked To Go Balance N Brighten Foundation. It was so tiny and so cute I couldn't resist snagging one for myself.

Sure am happy I did check out why after the jump!

The Muse's last experience with Laura Geller wasn't particularly great. She makes an incredible line of products but for some reason I'm always pushing them to the back burner after trying a powder out a year or two ago and finding it very chalky. The chalky episode prevented me from indulging in anything else ever after that.

When I seen the Laura Geller Baked To Go Balance N Brighten Foundation I loved the packaging so much (and the price, hello $24 bucks) that I decided to indulge. Baked to Go is simply a smaller version of Laura Geller's popular Balance N Brighten Foundation (this happens to be the product that I experienced chalky bliss with). Count me scared to try this but I couldn't resist. I'm glad I did purchase it as it's rather fabulous and all the promises of lightening, brightening, and erasing dullness are all true.

The formula of the powder is mineral oil and paraben-free which is always a plus for those on ingredient watch. The powder creates a super flawless even coverage that brightens up my skin and removes dullness. It's funky how they designed the packaging as the powder is just a mini baked powder slapped into a spring-fed case which has a removable sponge applicator. Twist open and plenty of product is distributed on the brush so you can easily blend onto face. The product is plenty pigmented that one twist should give you plenty of coverage.

Indeed, as promised it works great as a foundation but I prefer it as a finishing powder or a touch up powder through out the day simply due to it's wear. It needs a touch up within 2-3 hours of application so I really can't enjoy it as a foundation as it doesn't last long enough without having to reapply in between. It's rather ideal for toting to work and doing a fresh up with as it brightens up any signs of tired, dull skin and creates a nice flawless finish.

It only comes in two shades so I'm unsure if I'd bother recommending it for anyone with skin darker than fair or medium fair.

All in all I absolutely loved this. It's incredibly travel friendly and does delightful things to my complexion!

Big Muse Approval for purchase.

Get yours at QVC by typing in item number A87995.

Loves it!

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Anonymous Lucy said...

ooo this is one I'll be checking out!
I just bought her Balance n Brighten blush in berry pink, so hoping thatwill arrive soon. The swirly baked marble pattern was just too pretty to resist! Even though I already have 5+ of the cute little MAC Mineralize shadows and blushes that I barely use as it is.. serious problem ;) Great posts again, Muse!

May 1, 2009 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Mukho said...

Heyy... what a great packaging idea - and if the product's great too, double bonus!! :) :)

May 4, 2009 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi lucy!

It's rather awesome :-D

they kinda remind me of MAC MSF LOL I hear you ;-D I know, I truly know :-D the addiction *head desk*

Glad you liked :-D

May 5, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi mukho!

it's awesome! :-D

May 5, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Sher said...

hi muse! thank you for this! it looks promising!

May 7, 2009 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

my pleasure sher :D

May 12, 2009 at 4:15 PM  

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