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Laura Geller Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation

Laura Geller

Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation

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Item #: 2218588 Size: 0.32 oz

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A revolutionary baked foundation with multiple color infusions to color-correct your skin and give you a glowing, flawless-looking complexion. Mineral oil and paraben-free formulation also contains powerful anti-aging and anti-oxidant protection of centella Asiatica and white tea extracts. Features a matte finish.

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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.
Mica, Talc, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retynyl Palmitate, BHT, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

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Laura GellerBalance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation
 
4.5

(based on 1230 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (1062)
  • Lightweight (984)
  • Blends well (925)
  • Long-lasting (785)
  • Goes on smoothly (687)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (95)
  • Doesn't stay on (53)
  • Poor coverage (53)
  • Messy (18)
  • Unnatural color (17)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (556)
  • Sensitive skin (373)
  • Normal skin (350)
  • Mature skin (321)
  • Full coverage (277)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (627), Budget shopper (439)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (432), Medium (423), Deep (13)

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4.0

Love it. Good coverage and application.

By Mimi

from Bastrop, LA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage

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

    I use this product instead of liquid makeup.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    I will absolutely be buying this product again!

    By L

    from MS

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      Easy to apply. Long lasting and keeps to matte.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair
       
      5.0

      Love this

      By Katydid

      from Springfield Mo

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Light To Medium Coverage
        • Mature Skin

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

        I use daily. Love the coverage and feel.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        5.0

        The only makeup I need.

        By Michelle

        from Yorkville illinois

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Light To Medium Coverage

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

          I don't like going through many steps of makeup. I use moisturizer and only this product. No primer, no liquid...Just simple and enough.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Laura Geller Powder Foundation

          By Jo

          from North Carolina

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage

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

          It has such great coverage and looks great even after a long day.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Fair
           
          5.0

          Love Love Love

          By KP

          from Glenview, IL

          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

            • Full Coverage
            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Must moisturize well
            • Sensitive Skin

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

            I LOVE this powder foundation. It's so easy to use and you can build on it for coverage. If you have never tried a powder foundation you HAVE to try this. Just make sure your skin is super moisturized. Works best with nice hydrated skin.
            I have super sensitive skin as well and this doesn't irritate or break me out. I do use a setting spray. Fabulous product!!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Medium
             
            5.0

            Love this

            By Kris

            from NC

            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
              • Mature Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

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

              Great product

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              Favorite

              By Choopie

              from North Carolina

              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
                • 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:

                Been using it for years! Impeccable and each compact lasts a little over a month!

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Yes!

                By Fair Skin Fix

                from Pennsylvania

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sensitive Skin

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

                  Lightweight luminescent foundation is great for a glow

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  5.0

                  Face Poweder

                  By stacsvl

                  from lake forest, ca

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  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:

                    Very light. A time use for me as most powders are so heavy. this one is very light, I like it alot

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Medium

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                    • Q:

                      I loved the bare minerals foundation powder but it broke me out. I tried the it cosmetics powder foundation and it did the . Could it be all mineral makeup i have really wanted to try this laura g product thank you also i have dry skin 36
                      Asked on 6/21/2016 by Jennifer from Lakeland fl

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This product contains skin loving ingredients like botanicals white tea and centella asiatica, and skin soothing and conditioning jojoba oil. It is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested, so there is not much in there that will break you out. Even my clients with the most sensitive of skin can use our products and will not break out. I definitely recommend trying it. It is so easy to use and extremely light weight looking and feeling, you will love it. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 6/22/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      What shade if I'm a Mac nc25 or a mufe 120n??
                      Asked on 6/17/2016 by Maria from Boston mass

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The fair would work best for you. If you get much more color in the summer time, try the medium, but if you usually stay the same shade all year long, the fair should work perfectly. You can always warm it up by adding a pop of bronzer on the cheeks too. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 6/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      I am looking for a beach-friendly summer makeup option...I am naturally quite fair with some freckling. My usual foundation (which I LOVE for long wear and coverage) is Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra in 110 Ivoire (c)...but in the summer I do get some more color in my face. I like to minimize the freckles with spf, so although I DO get more neutral tones, I'm still pretty cool.
                      I'm looking to use this over a BB or tinted moisturizer/sunscreen.
                      Will the porcelain be too pasty white in the summer (as is the 110 Ivoire)? The Teint Idole 140 Ivoire (N) tends to be a bit yellow....as does Estée Lauder's Double Wear Light in 2.0.
                      Hoping to get some comparison. Thanks!
                      Asked on 6/13/2016 by Beauty hypochondriac from Cle oh

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes! It sounds like the porcelain will be too light for you; especially if you get a little color in the summer. I would definitely recommend tha fair. I absolutely love pairing Balance-n-Brighten with a BB cream or tinted moisturizer- so you're going to love this combination! But go with the fair. Even though you're cooler, the fair contains up to 6 different shades so they work for all undertones. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 6/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      Can i use a face lotion under before applying the foundation powder? Would it still give the same results and/or smooth look. I have dry skin.
                      Asked on 6/10/2016 by yve from vista,ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Absolutely! I always recommend using your face lotion every day under your foundation. It will not make it look cakey or powdery. Another item that I recommend is an under makeup primer, such as Laura Geller Spackle. This will hold your makeup on and keep it looking fresh all day long, as well as creating a silky smooth surface so makeup will glide on smooth and easy. Spackle goes on after moisturizer and before the balance-n-brighten. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 6/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      Does this make up lay in lines on your face am 70
                      Asked on 6/10/2016 by Sue from Michigan

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Because this is a baked powder (it starts off as a cream and is baked on a terracotta tile), it is a powder that absolutely will not settle into lines! The terracotta also helps it retain moisture, so it's a powder that will actually add some hydration. Perfect for any age! Enjoy!

                        Answered on 6/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      I have super oily skin... I use the matte maker and it helps but I'm looking for added color... can I swirl this and the matte maker together on my brush and apply?
                      Asked on 6/10/2016 by Von from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        You most certainly can! Great idea! I believe that makeup should be fun and there are no rules. This combination seems like it will make exactly what you're looking for. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 6/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      I really want to try this foundation, but I'm worried about the coverage and how to apply it. I need something fool proof ☺
                      Asked on 6/2/2016 by Love2017 from 18643

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This is the most fool proof foundation I have ever used- you will love it! The coverage is medium, however it is buildable so you can apply more layers to reach the coverage you desire. I recommend using a large fluffy brush, something like a kabuki brush, dip into the compact and swirl onto the skin. If you're not sure what shade you are, Medium is a great place to start. If you're lighter, choose fair. Because it has multi-pigmented swirls on color that will blend in seamlessly in with your skin tone, so it'll be very easy to color match. This foundation seems like it'll be perfect for you. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 6/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      I have extremely fair skin with no yellow undertones. Many foundations look too warm or yellowish on me. How might the porcelain work for me? Also, my age is 47 and my skin can look dry with powder foundation, so I am wondering if it will work for mature skin. Thanks.
                      Asked on 4/29/2016 by GeorgiaGirllas from Atlanta

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The porcelain has definitely more of a cooler undertone, with more pinks and beiges. It is perfect for skintones in the range of Nicole Kidman. Since you mentioned you're extremely fair, the porcelain sounds like it'll be great for you. Our balance-n-brighten has more yellow swirled around, so I am afraid it might be a bit too warm for you. Try the porcelain! And don't worry about your age or skin type... because this is a baked powder (it starts it's life as a cream), its a powder that looks extremely weightless and natural and it won't dry out the skin or settle into lines! You will love it. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 5/2/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      I'm using the medium shade but could also use the fair. I would prefer a brighter look for my under eye area. Could I use the porcelain shade for that or would that be to much of a contrast?
                      Asked on 4/23/2016 by jenni4 from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        I would recommend switching from the medium to the fair. Because this product has multi-pigmented swirls of color, it will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your skin tone and you'll never have that line of demarkation under your jawline. I am afraid the porcelain will be much to light for you... the fair should be perfect. I am more of a medium and I wear the fair because I love the brightening effect it delivers. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 4/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                    • Q:

                      Because the product is a swirl of colors and not fully mixed, is there a concern that as I continue to use the product, it will reveal just just the white or a paler color?
                      Some have said the color changed as they got deeper into the product. Thank you in advance.
                      Asked on 4/12/2016 by Patti from Los Angeles

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This is a completely logical concern, however I can tell you from 5 years experience using this product, the color will stay the same overall shade until the very end. Make sure that you swirl your brush throughout the entire compact so that the brissles look like the are picking up each shade. It also helps to use a somewhat lager powder brush, like a kabuki brush. Enjoy!

                        Answered on 4/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
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