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Friday, July 18, 2014

Laura Geller Beauty Garden Party 6-Piece Make-Up Collection Product Review

Ohhh a garden party!!! Garden parties can be so beautiful...flowers, petit fours, teacups and such! They can also be a nightmare...inclement weather, insects...OH MY! I picked up Laura Geller's Garden Party 6 Piece Make-up Collection when it was on sale two weeks ago. Was this garden party sweet or not? It was a mixed bag. I felt like the Mad Hatter had put this collection together and I was in makeup TRIPPY LAND. Let me tell you what worked and what didn't! >.<

supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)

Laura Geller BB Cream All-In-One Skin-Perfecting Beauty Balm SPF 21 - Not Sweet
Do you have luck with BB Creams? I don't! I have yet to find a BB Cream that will work with my skin. I think it's the fact that my skin requires coverage. So I always stick to foundations. Several blog posts have stated the best BB Creams are from Asia. If that's true or not, I do not know. I DO KNOW Laura Geller's BB Cream seems more like an illuminator. It illuminates your skin! However, I thought it was too shiny. I have super dry skin and it made it look oily (see picture below). The BB Cream in this kit only comes in medium and it offered NO COVERAGE for my skin (I think your skin has to be PERFECT to wear this alone). It comes out the tube beigey-brown, but provides no color when applied to the face. I ended up putting on my Urban Decay Naked Foundation and Benefit Boi-ing Concealer OVER this BB Cream. See the difference? For my regular readers, I'm almost out of my UD Naked Skin, so I'll be purchasing MAC & YSL soon.

Laura Geller Supreme Lip Spackle - Not Sweet
The purpose of this lip spackle, is to keep your lipstick in place. Well, IT DID but it felt like a glue stick! It's HEAVY & THICK! You better exfoliate the hell out of your lips, or your lips will look like you are on drugs girl! I know it's a primer for your lips (before applying lipstick), but damn. I HATED THE FEEL OF IT! LOL :P

Laura Geller Lipstick in Pink Mink - Sweet
This is where the Garden Party gets better! I must say it was a rough start! LOL I love Laura Geller's lipstick. And guess what? You can purchase this lipstick WITHOUT buying the kit! I wish I would've known! LOL Gorgeous color! It's a pink-brown color. Nice shine! Very moisturizing! I can't complain. I also love how her name and lips are imprinted on the lipstick. Very nice touch! Very classy!

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Vivid Flower Blush Pink Dahlia - Sweet
Isn't this blush gorgeous!?! It's a gorgeous dimensional flower, that's a raspberry pink and light dusty frosted pink. There's a little sparkle in this blush, but nothing that's annoying. It's really nice and gives you a healthy glow. It goes on very light. I wish it had just a little more punch to it, but it is buildable. So add and add on baby!

Laura Geller  I-Care Waterproof Eyeliner Caffe' Mocha - Bittersweet
This eyeliner fades fast! HaHaHa It's a beautiful brown when applied, but it fades over time. Waterproof? It may not run, but it will disappear. HaHaHa Surprisingly, I got a lovely look out of all of this! Thanks to my Urban Decay Foundation, Benefit Boi-ing, Laura Geller Lipstick and Blush. Kits are funny! They definitely can be a mixed bag. Oh well! That's my honest review!

Laura Geller Retractable Baked Powder Brush - Bittersweet
One more thing! The brush! I thought this was a blush brush, until I read the outer casing (powder brush)! I didn't quite understand this, because there's NO POWDER in the kit. There is however BLUSH! A blush brush would've been nice! HaHaHa This brush is strictly to powder your face. The bristles are longggg and soft! Put some powder on it, retract it and put it in your purse. You'll use it later that day :) That's how I use mine. If you want this kit, don't pay full price (I didn't! Wait for a really good sale!). This garden party wore me out!!! I'm going to relax by the pool this weekend and catch up with your blogs. Have an awesome weekend my friends! I'll see you next week! <3



Unknown said...

The makeup look awesome
And you look so gorgeous
Fabulous review and pictures
Great work

LoveT. said...

Wonderful Product Pictures! Some products sound not so nice .. but the Blush looks gorgeous ,love the Design :)

Happy Friday

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Love a Garden Party! Great theme, too bad it's a mixed bag, at least you didn't pay full price for it. The pink mink lip color looks great on you. Glad some of the items worked out! Have a wonderful weekend!

Coco said...

PinkMink lipstick looks very good on you. All in all, never heard of this brand before and I'm not going to bookmark it :-)
Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

The Dragonfruit said...

Hmmm, well at least the blush and lipstick worked. That blush really is the cutest thing ever. Everything else sounds meh :/

The Dragonfruit Diaries

The Dainty Dolls House said...

What a shame about the duds in there. They looked great too. I haven't found a BB cream that works for me either, I've given up actually. The last one I tried made me look like I had been out playing in the dirt, hahaha. It was so horrible, like a very bad fake tan & it made my skin feel greasy. I just use foundation as it evens out my skin tone anyways. The products are gorgeous though, I love the designs :) At least there was some good ones in there for you too. Super review doll. Have a great weekend xx

Lilli said...

Oh Kim, the kit sounds pretty disappointing! Though the pink lipstick and the blush looks very good, the whole set doesnt inspire me at all. I have ur same trouble with BB creams, I give up at the end!:) Enjoy the pool and have a marvelous weekend Kim! Hugs! xo

Mica said...

Such a shame that they weren't all great products for you Kim! Especially the BB cream - I hope you find the perfect one for you soon!

I couldn't use my regular BB cream during pregnancy because of the ingredients, so I switched to another one that was okay, but not as good as my regular one. Makes getting ready really easy, one cream and I'm done! Worth hunting down the right one for you :)

Away From The Blue

Jackie Harrison said...

Great review the makeup looks smooth on the skin, have a great weekend doll.

Emmylou said...

Wow! You're so right about the BB Cream just looking at that picture. I have problem skin and need coverage, so that would be a no-go for me. I do like the Garnier one though. Have u tried that one?
At least, that lippie is great though:D You look fab in that colour, Kim.

Unknown said...

omgish that blush !
A Beautiful Zen

Rainbow Gatherer said...

your makeup look gorgeous Kim! How great are those colours, I loved them !

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Such a shame that a couple of products aren't at all what you expected. I really like the design of the blush, though. :)

Stanislava E. said...

The red lipstick and the blush look great. I don't use a BB cream as my skin is oily and it gives an extra shine which is not cool. I only use powder. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Have a great weekend by the pool!


Unknown said...

The blush is pretty, but I have had bad luck with BB creams too!


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I love the way the Pink Mink lipstick and Pink Dahlia blush look on you Kim! So pretty! Such a shame that not everything was a winner in this set but at least a few things worked out. BB creams from Asia definitely offer better coverage but the downside is the limited shades.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Glamour ZONE said...

Great review dear.love your honest opinion.
The lipstick looks great on you

Cee said...

This collection sounds like it has some great hits - but some serious misses, too. I have the same problem with BB Creams that you do, Kim. I have oilier skin and BB creams just make me look shiny! Estee Lauder has some of the best ones I've tried, but even so... Foundation is the way to go for me.

SprinklesofStyle said...

oooh, the Laura Geller products look gorgeous on you and bring a glow to your skin!!

I've used the baked bronzer and powder which I loved!! It's easy to use and the brush is also really lovely and soft! :)

Layla xx


Corinne said...

Yikes! I think I'll be giving this brand a miss after your review. Thanks for the honestly =)

Corinne x

ALLIE NYC said...

The Laura Gellar lipstick and blush is beautifully packaged I must say. And wow yes that BB cream does not offer any coverage. But then if your skin was perfect you probably wouldn't need it haha.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

jo said...

Hey Kim, I have never heard of this brand. That's why I love reading your posts, so informative. You look fab in hot pink lipsticks. Very pretty!

xo Jo


Imogen said...

You're always very helpful and informative...and yes! garden parties are the best

The Adventures of a Shopaholic said...

Nice collection :D


Unknown said...

Wow that blush is gorgoeus!!! And the darker lipstick looks great on you! Too bad you didn't like the other lipstick or the bn cream, I don't have good luck with bb creams either!

xxx said...

Great review, the BB cream looks amazing on your skin!

My Makeup Mémoire

Jessica said...

Amazing products! I'm loving that lipstick and blush, I want them! =)



Unknown said...

You look gorgeous! I'm into the BB cream, so interesting right now:).


The Fashion Stir Fry said...

Very beautiful concept and totally cute kit. Love the imprint of her name on the lipstick too and the red is awesome. Niiiice! You are such a doll. Lovely post!


Jo said...

What a mix bag it is. I'm glad you didn't pay the full price for it. Initially I thought the BB cream was amazing coz I thought the left pic was the before and the right pic is the after. What a shame that you've to pile foundation and concealer to achieve the pic on the right. That said, UD foundation and Benefit concealer look so promising. The lipstick is lovely and I love the embossing.

Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

crafty-zone said...

Amazing cosmetics, I really like design and color of its and this lipstick suits to you, my dear!


get carried away said...

you look wonderful sweety!

Hélène Heath said...

Great descriptive reviews! That blush is not only a really cool format but it looks pretty on as well :)

xx Hélène

Tina Bradley said...

Sorry to hear not all these products were what you'd hoped (you look lovely in all these pics, BTW). That Pink Mink is TDF! I just went to a garden party, myself, the other evening--so, this is a timely post! :) xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Kat said...

ooh i loveeee the lipstick in mink pink! it looks sooo good on you :D



Although, I love the lipstick details, it's too bad about the kit. I don't really use BB cream, but the only one that I bought last year that worked was actually one of the Japanese and Korean brands, because my skin has yellow undertones. Hope you can relax and enjoy your week.
Fantastic Flavorings

Ramona said...

Kim, that lipstick and blush looks gorgeous on you. Love it!
Such a shame about everything else. I would like to try some BB or CC creams, but I haven't heard nothing great about them, except from Asia.

xoxo Ra


SprinklesofStyle said...

I know I've already commented but I've just noticed how beautiful the blush looks haha!

I have the baked bronzer and blush but looks nothing like this…it's just a dome shape!

How pretty - the colour suits you perfectly and gives your skin such a beautiful glow!!!

Layla xx


Anett said...

These products look awesome on you, great review!


Mikka said...

Flawless make up Kim, love those pink lipsticks on you, sweet and summery. Have a great day!! xo

Sam said...

The lipstick is so pretty on you and love the blush compact, really appealing, Id buy it based on how it looks alone. Its always nice hearing your comments...Have a great week ahead!

TheTinyHeart said...

That is a bummer about the BB cream but hey, if foundation works well for you, then stick to that!

The Tiny Heart

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

I never have luck with BB creams because I never find one that is my complexion! They are always too light! I've given up on looking!

The lipstick looks lovely on you!

PAPS said...

That's a lovely color Kim. Looks good on you.

Jessica said...

Have a great start of week! =)



Unknown said...

Hey Kim..

Great review! Sounds a little disappointing.. :( After you applied the UD your makeup looked amazing!!!



Unknown said...

Lovely a D perfect make up Kim!

Unknown said...

It's too bad it was such a mixed bag, but that lipstick looks awesome on you! I love the color!


Unknown said...

The blush look so adorable and all the pictures are so pretty. It is such a shame the products don't turn out to be so great . BB creams are tricky business, some people just never find the right one, i was until I found one good enough from TBS, it wasn't perfect but still.

fabulouspetite said...

The blush looks so adorable that I would not want to use it and get mess up. The lipstick though(red) looks fabulous on you and glad that some ended up being "sweet". Thanks for keeping in touch and for all the sweet words.


Darcy said...

Thats a bummer all of the products didn't work out! I have struggled with finding a good BB cream!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

I like the blush so much!!


Ahleessa said...

The packaging of the blush is to die for!


Unknown said...

Lovely makeup and that bb cream looks really appealing! Loved that lipstick so much! <3

Happy tuesday!

oomph. said...

i have not had any luck with BB creams either. finally purchased two to try and hated them both.

LyddieGal said...

Oh my gosh. I have a retractable brush (which is my favorite thing ever) but I never would have thought to load it with powder and then store it in my bag for later. That is brilliant Kim!!
Chic on the Cheap

Jane said...

ah too bad that it was a mixed bag. i haven't tried bb creams before. i have seen them but honestly i had no idea what they were! :)

Lorena said...

Sorry to hear that the "garden party" was not as amazing as the products looked.
Its incredible how little coverage the bb cream had-
For BB cream I can recommend Clarins, it works well.

Anonymous said...

Love, LOVE that shade of lipstick on you!! :)

Unknown said...

Kim I think you are just so pretty!! I love reading your honest reviews and that tan lip color on you looks awesome!!

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