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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 934 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (814)
  • Lightweight (753)
  • Blends well (705)
  • Long-lasting (609)
  • Goes on smoothly (467)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (65)
  • Poor coverage (45)
  • Doesn't stay on (35)
  • Messy (17)
  • Unnatural color (17)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (368)
  • Sensitive skin (289)
  • Normal skin (268)
  • Mature skin (227)
  • Full coverage (188)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (483), Budget shopper (336)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (290), Medium (290), Deep (4)

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5.0

GREAT FOUNDATION!!

By Winnie

from Massachusetts

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Blends Well
  • Easy To Apply
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Light As A Feather
  • Lightweight
  • Matte Finish

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Light To Medium Coverage
    • Mature Skin
    • Normal Skin

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

    AFTER APPLYING CONCEALER PRIMER APPLY BALANCE & BRIGHTEN WITH BRUSH. IT'S AS LIGHT AS A FEATHER AND COVERS GREAT.

    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium
     
    5.0

    Love the product.

    By Mama v

    from Duncanville, T

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          For coverage and my dry skin

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          Laura Geller products are wonderful

          By PJ

          from Augusta ME

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Light To Medium Coverage
            • Mature Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

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

            I have never been a make up fan. Approaching 65, I wanted something to brighten and even out the various skin tones on my face. This product is fabulous. Although it is pricy, it lasts 8 to 12 months. It is easy to use and does exactly as advertised. I wouldn't trade it for any other product.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Glad I took a chance

            By Glam bag

            from Canton, GA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply
            • Lightweight
            • Matte Finish

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage

            Best Uses

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

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

            I've been looking for a powder that doesn't look cakey and settle in pores and wrinkles and this product doesn't do any of those, very happy I took a chance on it.

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Pretty awesome

            By Kay

            from Gresham, Oregon

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

            I've used this powder for about a year or two. It isn't cakey, it covers up my blemishes, I'm super pale and the porcelain perfectly matches my skin tone. It may have to be reapplied during the day but that's usual for powders. It's also pretty to look at, kinda looks like a planet

             
            5.0

            I would definitely buy this product again.

            By Beck

            from Westminster, CO

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Full Coverage

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

              I normally use a medium foundation, but I have a few dark spot on my skin now so I use the tan. It evens my skin out so I look fresh and younger.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Medium
               
              5.0

              My favorite product

              By Mary

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
                • Full Coverage
                • Mature Skin
                • Normal Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

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

                This gives me the best, most natural looking coverage and is so easy to use.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Medium

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Full Coverage All Day

                By Krankenheim

                from Denver, CO

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  I can use this in Fair or Medium. Medium is the color that will suit most skintones. For the longest time, Medium was the only color they had! Fortunately Laura Geller now caters to the fairest to the deepest of skintones.

                  As for the product itself it looks great on me but anyone using it will need a primer or moisturizer to help it bind to the skin. Applying it to dry, bare skin is just a waste. Not only will you need more, you won't get near the coverage. So applied properly it's a great product. With setting spray it lasts all day without color oxidation or streaking, even on my oily skin.

                  I also find this is one of the few foundations that doesn't irritate my skin. I use a prescription retinoid and am sensitive to many, many skin products.

                  I recommend this for anyone with sensitive, oily, and or normal skin as a great, long-lasting alternative to liquid foundation.

                  It's absolutely worth every penny. Used five days a week one compact lasts me almost two months and I use it to full coverage.

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My favorite

                  By JR mom of two

                  from Owings, MD

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        This is my new favorite make-up. It has good coverage without being cakey and the color blends well. I've already purchased a spare so I'm never without it. A bit on the spendy side but I think it's worth the splurge!

                        • Skin Tone:
                        • Fair
                         
                        5.0

                        Like it

                        By Beanie

                        from Mason City, IA

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Blends Well
                        • Easy To Apply
                        • Good Pigmentation

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Light To Medium Coverage

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

                          I like variation in color. I was a bare minerals, but like this, too.

                          • Skin Tone:
                          • Medium

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                          • Q:

                            I have a older balance n brighten foundation but it says regular for color what color would that be now fair or medium
                            Asked on 8/21/2015 by nana from ri

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Great question! Regular is Medium. its what Medium used to be called.

                              Answered on 8/21/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • Q:

                            I currently wear Balance n Brighten in porcelain. I feel like it is a bit to light. The next shade up in fair has a little too much yellow in it. Could you please make a suggestion for me.
                            Asked on 8/4/2015 by pretty woman from charleston sc

                            1 answer

                            • Brand Expert

                              A:

                              Because of it's multi-pigmented swirls of color, even if the fair looks little too yellow, there are other colors in there that will counteract the yellow and color correct your natural skin tone. It self-adjusts and looks completely natural, so I would suggest giving the fair a try! You can also try our Spackle primer in Neutralizer which will add a gorgeous peach tint to the skin, so your sin tone will be neutralized and somewhat color corrected even before you apply the foundation. You can also add a pop of light pink blush to the cheeks if you aren't getting enough pink from the fair foundation. Overall, the fair should be perfect because it does contain so many shades that will naturally adapt with your skin tone.

                              Answered on 8/11/2015 by Brand Expert from Laura Geller
                          • 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
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