The Baked Blush-n-Brighten from Laura Geller claims to “create a gorgeous flush, no matter the season.” This supposedly artisanally-crafted product is one of the brand’s bestseliing products, and it’s easy to see why. In the pan, these blushes are so attractive, with the actual blush shade flecked and marbled with gold. But the question is: Does the product work as well as it looks?
This blush is very strongly pigmented. Though this may be a difficulty for people who normally apply blush with a heavy hand, people who opt for light hands will find that just a few taps will product just the right amount of color on one’s cheeks. Besides the strong and beautiful color of this product, though, one of the things that really attracts us to it is the subtle highlighting effect it gives. With the gold incorporated into the blush, the color looks almost a little bit lustrous, and the subtlety of this glow makes it appear as if it’s coming from within. In addition, this blush also adheres pretty well to other makeup, making sure you get the most possible wear time out of it.
Yes, we do, for the most part, enjoy this blush, but be that as it may, there are a few things that did bother us about it. Besides the flecks of gold, there are visible glitters in the powder that also help brighten the skin, but are a little too chunky to look natural, which means you have weird, gigantic spots of glitter where there definitely shouldn’t be. The product can also be moderately difficult to blend out. If you used a light hand to apply the blush, it’s not as difficult, but if you ended up using a heavy hand, good luck because you’re going to need some new facial skin.
While it’s certainly not the most groundbreaking (or even memorable) product on the market right now, it’s still a solid item for someone who wants their blush to look just a little more alive.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types.
- The Laura Geller Baked Blush-n-Brighten is available in nine shades.