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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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Laura GellerBalance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation
 
4.5

(based on 827 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (725)
  • Lightweight (674)
  • Blends well (630)
  • Long-lasting (540)
  • Goes on smoothly (384)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (58)
  • Poor coverage (42)
  • Doesn't stay on (31)
  • Messy (17)
  • Unnatural color (17)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (301)
  • Sensitive skin (250)
  • Normal skin (240)
  • Mature skin (183)
  • Full coverage (154)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (425), Budget shopper (298)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (247), Fair (234), Deep (3)

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5.0

Best powder!

By Mrs priss

from Oklahoma

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Wears great as a foundation, or as a setting powder. It's the best in my opinion.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Awesome coverage

      By Ashton

      from Garner, NC

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Pricey / Poor Value

      Best Uses

      • Full Coverage
      • Light To Medium Coverage

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

      I use this over the Laura Gellar Anti Aging liquid foundation when I want to cover my freckles. This is great for giving me some color at the same time.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      AMAZING!!!

      By Bri

      from Miami

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

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

        I adore this product! I live in a hot, humid area and foundation always feels heavy or melts off. Not to mention it tends to settle into my fine lines. So I've never worn foundation, just powder. BUT, since finding Laura Gellers "Baked Foundation" I am able to get the flawless look of full coverage with a powder.

        It goes on so easily, for casual I use a brush for a light layer, if I'm going out for the evening and want to contour/blend I use a sponge - both work beautifully.

        It's not drying to my skin, it doesnt sink into the fine lines around my eyes, and it lasts all day through sticky humid weather.

        It's the perfect coverage for me - more than I usually spend, but this is an item I will continue to splurge on!

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Glow from within

        By S

        from Alpharetta , GA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Goes On Smoothly
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

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

        When I first bought this product I hated it. I thought it made no difference and offered poor coverage. This changed after I used it a few times and realized it gives a nice natural glow. The coverage is sheer, but this works well for me on the weekends. Since it is a powder, you will need to use with a primer to make it last. I have become a huge fan of primers as they make my makeup last all day. If you want a natural look, I recommend this product.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        An okay product

        By Carina

        from Morrisville,NC

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Causes Breakouts
        • Doesn't Stay On
        • Poor Coverage

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Normal Skin

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

        Great product is you have normal skin, I was told by the associate this would be better than bare minerals for my sensitive skin but obviously she lied to make a sale out of me, very disappointed. I don't wear make up so I didn't know what products to use or what color matches best, I've heard good things about bare minerals which is what I came in for but the associate had me convinced with this product, my mistake.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Love This!!!

        By Linda

        from Atlanta, Ga

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Mature Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

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

          I like how light it is and non greasy. I do have to reapply at night if I used it for the workday.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again

          By savy shopper

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Normal Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

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

            I have been using Clinique foundation for years & liked it, but was always looking for something lighter it(not in color but in weight). I bought this to go over the Laura Geller take cover anti-aging foundation spf20 w/ skin defense complex (both of these at the suggestion of the sales lady) and love it. It came in a set with blush, eye shadow and lip gloss.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My New HG Foundation

            By k8rtotz

            from Corona, CA

            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

              • Light To Medium Coverage
              • Normal Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

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

              This is my absolute new holy grail foundation! I have combination oily skin, and I use the Fair shade, which I would say is great for light skin with a neutral to warm undertone. In combination with Spackle (I used the one with SPF) I get a good 12 hour wear. It simply looks beautiful. My skin is glowing, but the texture is matte. Never looks cakey and never separates. I get a lot of compliments on how fresh and young my skin looks which is always a plus! I feel like you don't have to use much product to get a nice light to medium coverage, however if you're looking for full coverage, this is definitely not the right product for you. I haven't used it on top of a liquid foundation, but I'm sure with a light hand it would make a great finishing powder. I apply this with a Real Techniques Stippling brush, gives a really nice airbrushed finish.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair
               
              5.0

              Love

              By Arelle B

              from Irving, Tx

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Long-Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I use this over my BB cream and I love it!

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Deep
                   
                  5.0

                  Love, love,love

                  By Beckster

                  from Corona, CA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  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
                    • Light To Medium Coverage

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

                    Love this powder! It's the best I've ever used.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair

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                    • 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 Reviewer

                        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 Reviewer

                        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 Reviewer

                        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 Reviewer

                        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

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