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Laura GellerBalance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation
Laura Geller

Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation

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Item #: 2256220

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Laura GellerBalance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation
 
4.5

(based on 910 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (794)
  • Lightweight (735)
  • Blends well (688)
  • Long-lasting (595)
  • Goes on smoothly (450)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (64)
  • Poor coverage (44)
  • Doesn't stay on (35)
  • Messy (17)
  • Unnatural color (17)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (354)
  • Sensitive skin (281)
  • Normal skin (262)
  • Mature skin (216)
  • Full coverage (181)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (472), Budget shopper (326)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (279), Medium (279), Deep (4)

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5.0

great

By marilynclssc

from Columbia, SC

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

        Daily

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        My new fav!

        By Akelly424

        from Humble, TX

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Lightweight
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

        • Pricey / Poor Value

        Best Uses

        • Full Coverage

        Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

        I normally buy Bareminerals but the ulta associate suggested this and I absolutely love it! Its not a loose powder which is what I normally use but it goes on just the same. My skin is flawless with this brand! If you are wanting to try something new I recommend giving this a try, its a few more bucks but so worth it!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair
         
        1.0

        I would not buy this product again - they must have changed

        By senior years

        from howell nj

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

              foundation flakes too easily in compact - at least half of it lands on the table

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              The Best Foundation!

              By S242

              from Midwest

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Goes On Smoothly
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting
              • Matte Finish
              • Noncomodegenic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Dry Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Light To Medium Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

                I have been so impressed with Laura Geller products and am loving this foundation! I have fair skin but wear Medium in Summer and Fair in Winter. This foundation applies like a powder but wears like a cream without feeling or looking powdery or heavy - I hate feeling like I am wearing make-up. I love that it contains antioxidants and vitamins, it does not break me out, there is no smell, it does not fade, turn darker, or settle into fine lines, it lasts all day, and it can be light/sheer or heavy coverage depending on how you apply. I've been through several and it seems the first time or two is harder to achieve heavier coverage - maybe because it is baked the pigments settle a bit? You can use a brush, damp sponge, or puff. I prefer a dense soft brush for medium coverage. Very natural looking and it does give you that lit from within glow that she claims. Not shiny and not quite matte finish. I've found that when I wear this with her Spackle Primer it appears slightly lighter in color than without. Because it is baked and highly pigmented, you use much less than other products so a little goes a long way and this container lasts a very long time. Well worth the price. I receive the most compliments when wearing Laura Geller products including this foundation. Highly recommend!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                4.0

                So far, so good !

                By GloGlo

                from Ohio

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Goes On Smoothly
                • Matte Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

                    Personally, am monitoring usage closely because it contains mica & some "sparkly" ingredients give me itchy eyes.
                    That's why I said "so far, so good' but it's only been a week.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Have been using this for years.

                    By skinns

                    from Pennsylvania

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Blends Well
                    • Easy To Apply
                    • Goes On Smoothly
                    • Good Pigmentation
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long-Lasting
                    • Love it
                    • Matte Finish
                    • Noncomodegenic

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Light To Medium Coverage

                      Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

                      It's easy! Stays all day! Often complimented on my skin.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it

                      By Kellielaine

                      from Richton, MS

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                      • Pricey / Poor Value

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                      • Light To Medium Coverage
                      • Normal Skin

                      Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

                      It evens out my skin tone, makes it appear flawless.

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium
                       
                      5.0

                      WARN FOR A LONG TIME

                      By GRANDMA-MA

                      from TOLEDO OHIO

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting
                      • Matte Finish

                      Cons

                      • Na

                      Best Uses

                      • Full Coverage
                      • Normal Skin

                      Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

                      USE EVERYDAY - STAYS ON ALL DAY.
                      VERY HAPPY WITH IT

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Medium

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best powder makeup

                      By Gracielouise

                      from Ohio

                      About Me Budget Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Blends Well
                      • Easy To Apply
                      • Goes On Smoothly
                      • Good Pigmentation
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long-Lasting

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dry Skin
                        • Light To Medium Coverage
                        • Mature Skin
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

                        Adequate coverage; if more coverage needed apply more. Blends well. Does not cake or seep into wrinkles or pores. Looks natural. Is light weight and does not feel like makeup on your skin.

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        So easy

                        By Dar

                        from Nj

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Blends Well
                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Good Pigmentation
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long-Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Full Coverage
                          • Light To Medium Coverage
                          • Normal Skin

                          Comments about Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation:

                          Very easy product to use...no fuss no mess!! Great coverage and easily blended. One of my faves!

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Fair

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                          • Q:

                            I wear fairly light in bare minerals..what color should I use in this product? Fair?
                            Asked on 7/16/2015 by Ashleigh

                            2 answers

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Your best bet would be to choose the "fair". This product is extremely forgiving because of it's multi-pigmented swirls of color. So even if it's not quite the perfect match, it adapts to your skin tone and you'll never have that line of demarkation under your jawline. It's an amazing foundation and I think you'll be quite happy making the switch. Enjoy!

                              Answered on 7/21/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Please use our shade finder to determine your best match:
                              http://www.ulta.com/shade-finders/laura-geller-balance-n-brighten/

                              All shades can be tested at your nearest ULTA Beauty store:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                              Answered on 7/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                          • Q:

                            I'm an NC42 in MAC,what shade do you recommend I try from this. I am tan with yellow/golden undertones. Thanks
                            Asked on 7/15/2015 by Kukita from Tucson Ariozna

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            Would it work for me to use the fair and medium together? The medium is a bit too dark, but I really like the cool undertones. The light looks like it would be the right shade but it has a little too much yellow for me.
                            Asked on 6/26/2015 by New to Laura Gellar

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              You nailed it- the medium does have some cooler undertones and the fair is more warm. Each shade is extremely forgiving, so if you simply choose one, it should work just fine. Perhaps just go with the fair and see what you think. I am a more neutral-medium but I personally like use the fair. It never makes me too light and it covers all the same. If you prefer to mix shades (which is totally fine), I would use the medium first and then the fair to brighten and add warmth. This product is so lightweight that it'll never look cakey, no matter how many layers you use. Good luck!

                              Answered on 6/27/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            Does this product have SPF?
                            Asked on 6/2/2015 by anonymous

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              We do not offer this product with SPF. I always like to pair my balance-n-brighten with an under makeup primer (we call ours Spackle), and we currently make a Spackle that has SPF 30! Use the Spackle first for your SPF protection and for incredible anti-aging benefits, and then apply the Balance. The Spackle will also hold your makeup on and keep it looking fresh all day long. Enjoy!

                              Answered on 6/10/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            I am half white and half Asian.The light shade fits my skin in terms of lightness, but is a touch too yellow. Medium seems more neutral and is a closer fit to my undertones, but is a touch too dark. Will any of the Spackle primers correct the off coloring or do you have any suggestions for a closer color match? Thanks!
                            Asked on 5/31/2015 by Scout from Long Beach, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hello! Our Spackle Neutralizer brings your skin tone back to where it is supposed to be. It'll take yellow out of sallow skin, it'll take redness down, and it'll slightly start to color correct. I would recommend trying this Spackle and sticking with the Balance-n-Brighten in fair. It sounds like the medium is too dark, so by neutralizing the skin tone with this Spackle, the fair should work even better! You can also offset any of the yellow by adding some bronze-n-brighten in fair to your cheeks. This has a very pink/cool undertone and will add a gorgeous touch of color to your face.

                              Answered on 6/2/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            I have dry, sensitive skin. Will this product be too drying since it is in powder form?
                            Asked on 5/22/2015 by Triple T from Orange County, CA

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              This product is baked- so it absolutely will not be drying! Baked means, it starts it's life as a cream and is baked on terra cotta tiles for 24 hours and hardens to form a silky, smooth powder. This product (and all of our other baked powders) glide on the skin so smoothly and evenly, it's almost like you're applying a cream! They're highly pigmented but have this incredible lightweight look and feel. Also, the terra cotta tile helps the product retain moisture- so again, it will not be drying. One of my favorite products! Enjoy!

                              Answered on 5/28/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            Does this product cover red spots, pigment age spots?
                            Asked on 5/15/2015 by Laney from Trenton, NJ

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Yes! This is a color correcting foundation and also completely covers redness and any dark spots. It is buildable, so you may find that you need to apply multiple layers to reach the coverage you desire. I would also recommend using a brush that has sense brissels, this way it'll pick up more pigments and give more coverage. This is one of my favorite products, I know you're going to love it!

                              Answered on 5/19/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            I am currently using bare minerals and while I like it I don't love the foundation..how does this product compare?
                            Asked on 4/23/2015 by ashleigh from United States

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation is handmade in Italy and is created by baking liquid pigments for 24 hours; the effect is an almost creamy texture once applied to your skin. It is very blendable and buildable, and layering looks very natural. Unlike some powder foundations, it never looks chalky!

                              This foundation can be tested at your nearest ULTA store:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                              Answered on 4/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                          • Q:

                            My skin has a yellow undertone, but it's extremely light. The lightest colors available here have pink or neutral undertones that look off. Are there other colors available or is it this limited?
                            Asked on 2/18/2015 by trish

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              I would recommend trying the Balance and Brighten in Fair. This has yellow undertones and should compliment your undertones as well. It is pretty light and is forgiving because it's infused with up to 7 different shades in each compact. So even if he color isn't perfect, you won't have a line under your jaw and it'll blend perfectly in with the rest of your coloring. Enjoy!

                              Answered on 2/20/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            I have really oily skin. Would this foundation last all day?
                            Asked on 2/18/2015 by trish

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              This foundation does a very good job at lasting. However, no matter what makeup you use, the natural oils in our skin want to suck everything through so you may find that you'll need to do a touch up half way through the day. I highly suggest trying our Spackle Under Makeup Primer! This creates a barrier between your skin and whatever makeup you use on top, so the makeup sits on the primer and does not sink into the skin. It will hold any makeup on and keep it looking fresh all day long! Try the Spackle Mattefying- our newest primer designed for oily skin :)

                              Answered on 2/23/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            does the product have any illuminating qualities or is it matte? thank you
                            Asked on 2/4/2015 by loleemba

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation is matte; however, because of its color-correcting swirls of pigment, it works wonderfully to brighten and even your complexion and add a youthful glow.

                              Answered on 2/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I bought this product in Fair. It seems to make my skin red, I already have some red undertones. Do you think that I am using too much product or should go to the lightest shade in this product. I really want to love it. Help
                            Asked on 2/4/2015 by elle from huntington beach, ca

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              If you consider yourself a level one on the skin tone spectrum (porcelain, light, or fair) then I would definitely recommend trying the porcelain. If you're more of a level two (medium to tan), then try the medium. Because these products are so forgiving, if you're a true fair, you will be able to go a shade lighter or a shade darker without having that line of demarkation under the jaw. I do think that if the fair is making you too red, trying another shade will certainly help! You can also try our Spackle Neutralizer before you apply the Balance-n-Brighten. This will start to eliminate any redness that may already be in the skin, and it will hold your makeup on and keep it looking fresh all day long! Enjoy!

                              Answered on 2/4/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            IS THIS PRODUCT OIL-FREE?
                            Asked on 1/30/2015 by SHELL from OH

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Hello! The foundation in this collection does contain Jojoba Seed Oil, however this type of oil is extremely lightweight and non-greasy. It is often used to treat acne and moisturize the skin. It soothes, conditions, moisturizes, softens, and does not clog pores. You will absolutely love this collection!

                              Answered on 2/9/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            How does this product in the tan shade differ from bronze n brighten?
                            Asked on 1/14/2015 by Nona from San diego

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Balance-n-Brighten is meant to color correct and provide all over coverage, and Bronze-n-Brighten is not. Use Balance-n-Brighten if you want an all over even skin tone, and to cut away any redness or skin discolorations. If this is your goal, use the color that is most like your natural skin tone. Use Bronze-n-Brighten if you want an all over warm, natural, bronze glow. This can be used all over the face, or we recommend using it on the high points of the face to contour, such as cheek bones, forehead, and chin.

                              Answered on 1/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Does this product come with a brush?
                            Asked on 1/5/2015 by Sarah

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            Is this product noncomedogenic?
                            Asked on 12/28/2014 by Quest for good skin from NY

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Yes, Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation is noncomedogenic and won't clog pores or cause breakouts.

                              Answered on 1/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Does this product have SPF in it?
                            Asked on 12/11/2014 by Lizzyspringbell from Hoboken Nj

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              This product is not formulated with sunscreen and is not SPF-rated.

                              Answered on 12/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Will this settle into lines and pores?
                            Asked on 9/26/2014 by kr from United States

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            Does this cover acne well?
                            Asked on 9/17/2014 by Amber from St Louis

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            Is it a mineral makeup?
                            Asked on 9/13/2014 by confident woman

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Laura Geller Beauty Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation is formulated with mineral pigments, though it is not a 100% mineral formulation.

                              Answered on 9/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Is this a good foundation for dry skin?
                            Asked on 9/12/2014 by Rhonda

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            Does this product look have sparkle or look shiny?
                            Asked on 9/11/2014 by Rcherriesr from San Antonio, TX

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              This product does not contain sparkles and is not shiny. Its finish is matte; however, because of its color-correcting swirls of pigment, it works wonderfully to brighten and even your complexion and add a youthful glow.

                              Answered on 9/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            I have a medium skin tone but will be getting lighter with fall coming (I lose my tan quickly). So, I'm not sure if I should get fair or medium. I have green eyes, freckles, and yellow undertones.
                            Asked on 8/21/2014 by tngirl from TN

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            If this is used daily, how long should it last?
                            Asked on 8/13/2014 by Apryl from murfreesboro, tn

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              If this product is used daily, it should last about 6 months.

                              Answered on 8/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            This appears to have yellow undertones. I have pink undertones. Will this product work for me?
                            Asked on 8/12/2014 by krfty1125

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Please see these shade descriptions to assist you in choosing your best match:

                              Porcelain - Very fair skin, burns easily, with pink undertones
                              Fair - Fair skin with neutral undertones
                              Medium - Medium skin with cool undertones
                              Tan - Olive to tan skin with yellow undertones

                              Please note that all shades can be tested at your nearest ULTA store, if you prefer:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                              Answered on 8/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            How is this applied?
                            Asked on 6/7/2014 by Marie

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              Use all over face in place of foundation or with your favorite base for an even and healthy glow. Mix with Bronze-N-Brighten to achieve a flawlessly bronzed complexion.

                              We recommend applying using a large, dense brush like Laura Geller Beauty Retractable Kabuki Brush (Item #: 2218975):
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2240053

                              Swirl the brush onto the baked powder, tap off excess, and buff onto the face in circular motions until your desired coverage is achieved.

                              Answered on 6/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            Is This a Foundation that is Sweat Proof and Has Good Coverage of Age Spots???
                            Asked on 5/29/2014 by Peoples from Aransas Pass Tx

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            What is the size of this product?
                            Asked on 5/26/2014 by Lou from Donnellson, IA

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              This product's size is 0.32 oz.

                              Answered on 5/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            What is the best way to apply this product? I just bought the baked 101 kit with the medium and I love the product but it looks a bit cakey on the cheeks and almost muddy.
                            Asked on 5/2/2014 by Jen from Chicago, IL

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              We recommend using a big, fluffy brush like Laura Geller Beauty Retractable Baked Powder Brush (Item #: 2218974), which picks up and deposits just the right amount of product to prevent "cakey-ness". If Medium appears muddy, the shade may be too dark for your complexion. We'd recommend trying one shade lighter - Fair (Item #:2218587). These shades can be tested at your nearest ULTA store to ensure you've found your best match:
                              http://www.ulta.com/ulta/stores/storelocator.jsp

                              Answered on 5/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                          • Q:

                            What is the best applicator to use with this. I tried an all over foundation brush but the powder seems to break up and make a mess.
                            Asked on 4/9/2014 by Julie

                            1 answer

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