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Jun 12, 2009

Laura Geller Baked Bites Lush Lip Color Palette Review and Swatches

Does anyone remember a long time ago in a land far, far away when Revlon (I think it was Revlon) had these uber cool powder lipsticks? I remember I had two shades and one was called came in a small compact kinda like eye shadow with a sponge applicator. You'd smooth it on using the sponge applicator and it would give lips a pigmented, matte powder finish. It was interesting to say the least and unique. I must have been 13 or so when I had it? Maybe a bit more? Bueller, Bueller Anyone?

Well ok if you're too young to recall these let me share with you the Laura Geller Baked Bites Lush Lip Color and Olive Oil Infushed Gloss Palette. Same concept here but a little different!

Check it out after the jump!

I'm sorta kinda on the fence about this one so bear with me here.

Here's the deets. Laura Geller Baked Bites Palette has two powder lipsticks or lip creams or lip powders or whatever is you want to call 'em. Basically they are a baked lip powder that are smoothed on using a sponge applicator and in their wake they leave behind a pigmented burst of color. Also included in the palette is an Olive Oil Infused Lip Gloss for placing on top of the powder after application so you have a shiny, glossy pigmented pout. The palette contains two shades which are a metallic bronzy peach and a deeper bronze berry. The gloss included has a reddish tint but is transparent after application.

Here's the deal. It would have been so much better if they simply stopped with two baked powders. Including the gloss killed it for me. The powders look incredible on my lips separate or mixed together. They really give an outrageous pop to my lips that I love. Very sexy looking and spicy. I have no idea if either sexy and spicy should be used in the same sentence when referring to me but just deal with it for a second while I tell you my tale. Now I loved the idea of having this glam pout but I admit a bit of gloss on top really sounded fab. Um not so good an idea. Adding the gloss on top does nothing. The gloss is infused with Olive Oil right? But it's barely emollient and far from glossy. It just feels cheap and hard. What happened to gorgeous shine and gloss? Damn you don't promise me things I can't have! I decided that even though I couldn't get glossy and fabulous from Miss Olive Oil Infused I'd go ahead and use some of my Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss on top of the baked lip powder. Bad idea. Very messy. Eep. I guess the powders are simply not meant to combine with a super moisturizing gloss.

So that's the story....

I'm really loving the powder lip colors, hating the gloss, and just feeling like I'm missing something when I just use the powder by themselves. Hmmm see? On the fence here.

Not sure if I adore this or not. At this point I'm wondering if I should just ditch and return it rather than have it end up in the cosmetic graveyard, unused and lonely for attention. Hmmm could be this one is leaving on a jet plane and won't be back again! Buh-bye!

Laura Geller Baked Bites Lush Lip Color Palette is available now from QVC for $29.50 USD, Item Number A87624. It's sorta kinda worth checking out as it's one of those things you might end up falling for!

For my look below I used the bronze peach shade with a bit of Too Faced Mirror Mirror Gloss on top. It took a fair bit of work to get it to look nice as during first application it was smeared and gunked up all over the place. Oh by the way that's my Summer Warrior look hehe. I'm using MAC Eye Shadow in Soft Force and Tempting on my eyes, loves 'em!

Anyone try?

What do you think of powder lip color?

Tell the Muse!

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Anonymous Jessie said...

Glad to have you back Ms. Muse =)
I gotta tell you, I'm unsure about that powder lippie... It does look interesting though. Looks like a fun item to play with at Sephora!
AND when Style Warriors came out I was very meh about it but I ended up walking out with about 4 items and I've been wearing Soft Force & Tempting almost everyday! Such a gorg combo ~ great (stylish!) minds think alike!

June 13, 2009 at 3:52 AM  
Anonymous auroragyps said...

I had a couple of the Revlon powder lipsticks too. In fact, I wore one of the colors to my Senior Ball. They were cool.

Maybe you can use the gloss in the palette under the powders. Me, I'd find a pot gloss I liked better on top of the powders, scoop out the one in there, and put in the new one.

June 13, 2009 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger DaisyChain said...

well, it looks pretty!

June 13, 2009 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger suz said...

omg I totally remember those... wow I had to dig in the archives of my brain for that one.

the one I remember is from covergirl. It was two stripes, one creamy balm and then a powder and u used both sides to set it. I musta been in 6th or 7th grade.

I'm watching laura gellar on qvc right now. I love to watch her but not crazy about her products-- partially just because I have too much junk and I don't need to buy any more.

June 13, 2009 at 7:11 PM  
Anonymous TerriB said...

You may already have these in your sizeable stash :) and can try this yourself. L'Oreal HIP blendable blushing cremes are the perfect texture to use on lips as powder color. I bought three of them while they were being phased out of the line, and I love using them as a powder lip stain. They work best with a very soft lip balm rather than a gloss or anything with a vaseline-like texture.

June 15, 2009 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi jessica!

Thank you, it's good to be back :-D Sephora doesn't have it yet but I think it'll pop up soon!

AWESOME hehe I was meh about SW too and than tempting and soft force totally floored me, loves 'em :-D

Great minds def think alike :-D

June 15, 2009 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello auroragyps
ha! someone else who remembers 'em :-D

Good idea might try that :-D I may try this!!!!!!!

June 15, 2009 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey missus :-D how are you? how's school?

It's def gorg just not applying that fabs :P

June 15, 2009 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi suz!

LOL someone else that remembers sooo cool! Gosh I don't remember the CG ones but they sounds amazing!

I'm the same. I can take her products or leave 'em. Some are incredible but many are just meh!

June 15, 2009 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi terri!

hmmmm I don't think I've ever seen these!!!!!!!! Guess I gotta go evil bay shoppin' if they have be diced from the original line up! Sounds good ;-D


June 15, 2009 at 11:04 AM  

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