24 April 2016

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator & Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blush

Hi everyone! Sorry my blog has been lacking in posts this month I've honestly been so busy with uni, I've got three assignments and an exam still however exactly a month today I will be finished and will no longer be a student so I can finally concentrate on my blog more. I'm thinking about doing a little life update post sometime soon because I feel like a lot has been going on with me recently that I should probably update you on so that might be up soon. Anyway back to what this post is actually about, I'd never actually tried any Laura Geller products before I bought these two but I'd heard a lot about them so when I was in Leeds and there was a counter in their House Of Fraser I was so tempted by them! I knew straight away I wanted to get their Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey because I'd heard so much about it and it honestly is so pretty I actually couldn't resist it, but their Baked Gelato Vivid Swirl Blushes looked so nice as well so I picked one of those up in Cantaloupe.




Not going to lie the appearance of these products is definitely what pushed me to buy them, I'm obsessed with the swirls I think they look so nice, only thing is they look a bit rubbish once you've used them a lot so this appeal doesn't last forever. I've been trying to go for blush shades a bit different to what I usually go for which is why I went for Cantaloupe, it's described as a light peach which is different to my usually pink shades, it looks so bright in the pan but it's a lot more subtle when you swatch it, it's got a luminous sheen to it which I quite like, I usually prefer this to a totally matte blush. I'd actually heard a lot about Gilded Honey so when I saw it in person I needed to get it, it's a light-medium yellow gold with a luminous sheen and it looks so pretty at the tops of the cheekbones, I always go for gold/champagne coloured highlighters so this one was perfect for me, I only wish I was a more tanned at the minute because it would look so lovely with a tan. It does go with fair skin as well but I think if I was a bit more bronzey it would be so nice.


Gilded Honey, Cantaloupe

To be honest as pretty as Cantaloupe is I do regret buying it a bit because it is expensive, it costs £21 and I just think that it's similar to a lot of other cheaper blushes. It was definitely an impulse buy and it is lovely however when it comes to blushes I just think cheaper products do the same job. When it comes to Gilded Honey however which also cost £21 I 100% do not regret buying this because it's so gorgeous! I'm actually highlighter obsessed so I'll happily spend more money on highlighters and this one definitely lives up to the hype, I also don't own a highlighter like this one so I've been getting so much use out of it. It gives the nicest golden glow without being too full so I'd definitely recommend this!

One issue I do have with them is the size, I like to use a fan brush with highlighters and it's so awkward trying to put product onto the brush because it's a small pan so I wish they were a little bit wider. The packaging as well for the price isn't very luxurious, I actually think it looks quite cheap considering these cost £21, those are just minor issues because the quality of the actual products is lovely especially Gilded Honey which I have been using non-stop, let me know in the comments if you've tried these and what you think!
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59 comments

  1. Gilded Honey is absolutely gorgeous!!! Love it!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  2. Oh my gosh these are so pretty. Gilded Honey looks so nice!!

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.com

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  3. Both shades are stunning and yes, I agree that Gilded Honey would be stunning on tan skin. Never tried Laura Gellar before because it's not easily available where I live (small town living, sigh) but have read really great reviews on the brand.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I can't wait to be tanned again so I can wear it!x

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  4. I agree that the packaging looks quite cheap, I've never heard of the brand before but was quite shocked to hear that they're £21, the actual product looks pretty and are probably of great quality it's just a shame the packaging doesn't match
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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    1. I know it really bugged me, such nice quality but so cheap looking!x

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  5. Both products look stunning! I think the highlighter would be slightly out of my comfort zone, I'm very pale faced so he golden shimmer would be very obvious. Thanks for writing about the size of the pans. When I saw the packaging on the photos I thought the size looked very generous, didn't notice there wasn't anything to compare the size to ;) Great review!

    Cheryl | SwissBeautyTalk

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  6. Both of those shades are really pretty, although Gilded Honey might be too dark for me!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. It's not as in your face on actually which is nice!x

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  7. The glided honey illuminator looks great, I will definitely be seeking this out!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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  8. I've never actually heard of Laura Geller before but your swatches are convincing me that I need to learn more!

    Musings & More

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  9. I can definitely see why you bought these because of the swirls, but the colours are just as lovely too!

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic - Personal Style, Beauty and Lifestyle

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  10. Oh my gosh Cantaloupe looks incredible! I really want to try it as I love Laura Mercier xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  11. These look so pretty! Ive heard so much about Gilded Honey too! Didn't know they had counters, I've just seen them online before!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. This was the first time I'd seen one of their counters!x

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  12. Very nice! Please check out my latest hair tutorial on how to wave with a flat iron!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

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  13. Such beautiful colors!!!

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  14. These look absolutely gorgeous! It's a shame they don't come in a wider pan though to make them easier to use

    DippyWrites

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  15. They are both absolutely beautiful colours - right up my street! xx

    Beautylymin

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  16. These products look lovely! I haven't tried Laura Geller however I have been admiring her products on-line.

    These colours are really pretty!

    Laura xo

    www.shehearts.net

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  17. I'm such a fan of Gilded Honey - though I must admit I was surprised at how small it was for the price when it showed up! It's a shame you regretted getting Cantaloupe - the shade looks beautiful xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. It's really pretty, just a bit too expensive!xx

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  18. The swirl design on these are so pretty! I say the gold looks amazing on! x

    - Eternalleigh.blogspot.com

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  19. Omg! The gilded honey looks absolutely gorgeous! Just wish the packaging didn't look so Wet'n'wild-esque (super cheap) for the $26(USD) price tag. Love you blog and template!

    Jordan @ www.notyourordinaryblonde.com

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    1. I know it's so annoying, for the price it should look much nicer!x

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  20. Good luck with your exams, hun! I love the look of that highlighter, and I know you said you're disappointed with the blush but I actually think that it's really pretty, also! Thanks for sharing. x

    Kay
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  21. I would buy these for the swirl design too - I thought that as soon as I saw them :) Its a shame you weren't so keen on the cantaloupe but the gilded honey swatch does look stunning! x

    Viva Epernay

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    1. I know I'm such a sucker for daft things like that!x

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  22. I agree the packaging and size of them should be improved considering the price. But I do love the shades you have here and the design is so pretty x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. The quality is so nice I just wish the packaging matched!x

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  23. The shades are so stunning! Lovely post and blog!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  24. These both look so gorgeous! I definitely agree with the fact that Gilded Honey would look so nice with a tan, it's the perfect holiday highlighter! xo

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know I can't wait to have a tan again!x

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  25. Oh wow!! They look sooo pretty! I need them!

    Darriyan ♡ | http://darriyancateland.blogspot.com/

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  26. Wow, gilded honey looks amazing. It looks a little strong for pale old me though!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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    1. It's not as in your face on actually, but I do think it would look gorgeous with a tan!x

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  27. These are so beautiful! I love the highlight I have been dreaming of this one for so long! Sorry you arent as in love with the blush though - it is beautiful! Love the blog, now following :)

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  28. The swirls look so pretty hha! That highlighter looks incredible oh my!!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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  29. Wow they look utterly gorgeous! I need to try the Laura Geller Gelato range! :)
    - Ambar | Her Little Loves

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