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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 890 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (778)
  • Lightweight (723)
  • Blends well (674)
  • Long-lasting (581)
  • Goes on smoothly (434)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (62)
  • Poor coverage (42)
  • Doesn't stay on (34)
  • Messy (17)
  • Unnatural color (17)

Best Uses

  • Light to medium coverage (342)
  • Sensitive skin (277)
  • Normal skin (256)
  • Mature skin (209)
  • Full coverage (174)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (460), Budget shopper (320)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Medium (271), Fair (269), Deep (4)

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5.0

Great Powder!

By Abby

from State College, PA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

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 first bought this product several weeks ago, as I was looking for a power that I could use on its own on light makeup days as well as a powder over liquid foundation on heavier make-up days. Thus far, this product has been exactly what I was hoping for! I like that it is a solid powder, so it is much less messy, in my opinion, than a loose powder. It provides a decent amount of coverage - I would say medium - which is enough for just every day use on its own, but I have found that it also blends really well with a liquid foundation underneath, to provide a more airbrushed finish. On my combination (oily t-zone) skin, it does appear oily at times after several hours, but I was not expecting it to be completely matte anyway. I think it has a nice, smooth, natural finish, and does not appear powdery on the skin. I would say to err on the side of going a shade lighter than normal, at least in my experience. I have the shade 'fair' which is good for me now that I have a bit of a tan in the summer, but in the middle of winter I will likely need 'porcelain' (and usually I do not need the lightest shade in any foundation). Overall, this is great and I plan to keep using it!

    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Multiple swirls of foundation coalesce into a sheer coverage

    By Lise Lulu

    from Prescott, Arizona

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Easy To Apply
    • Goes On Smoothly
    • Good Pigmentation
    • Lightweight
    • Perfect skin tone match
    • Wonderful Texture

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complexion Enhancer
      • Imparts Radiance
      • Light To Medium Coverage
      • Mature Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

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

      I apply this over a tinted sunscreen. It eliminates shine and refines the color of my face.

      • Skin Tone:
      • Fair

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Love this foundation

      By Ambertmd

      from Billings MT

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Light To Medium Coverage

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

        I have tried many foundations. After years of trying to cover up my freckles and basically putting on a new face, I decided to embrace my face. It took years to realize that makeup is meant to enhance not hide how we look. Plus, I hated the feeling of wearing liquid foundation it made my face feel dirty and I couldn't wait to wash it off. So I decided to give this Laura Geller foundation a try. I was amazed!! It looks like I'm not even wearing makeup. My skin looks beautiful and glows. It is so natural. So glad I found it.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Medium
         
        4.0

        Great Foundation

        By Cyn

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation
        • Long-Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Full Coverage
          • Light To Medium Coverage
          • Mature Skin

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

          This is a great foundation that can be light, medium or full coverage, depending how you apply. It looks natural and isn't cakey or drying.

          • Skin Tone:
          • Medium
           
          5.0

          love

          By wac

          from Jonesboro,Ga.

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Full Coverage

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

            Every day!

            • Skin Tone:
            • Fair
             
            5.0

            Love this product.

            By Rena

            from Austell! GA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              Apply over the Laura Geller Spackle. Has a lovely finish on your face.

              • Skin Tone:
              • Fair

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect foundation

              By Allie

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

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

                I use this daily by itself as a light foundation, and it works wonderfully. I'm a fair skinned person and this is the only brand I've been able to find that doesn't have orange undertones in it, so it's nice to finally be able to use a foundation without looking like I got a spray tan on my face, and on top of that it hides virtually all redness and most of my acne, except for the inevitable times when I get huge red breakouts.. It also doesn't make me break out (if anything, it dries out my oily skin so I get them less often), and it lasts all day but is also easy to take off with a clarifying makeup remover. I see a lot of people complaining about how pricey it is, but honestly I use this every day and it takes me more than a few months to get anywhere close to using up an entire compact, so I think it's actually a good value.

                • Skin Tone:
                • Fair
                 
                5.0

                Laura Geller Balance and brighten

                By Kim

                from Manchester, CT

                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
                  • Sensitive Skin

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

                  everyday

                  • Skin Tone:
                  • Fair
                   
                  4.0

                  Good Purchase

                  By LadyTalkingDoc

                  from Morganton, 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

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

                    Got this to use over liquid foundation to set it, and it works great. Feels good and looks pretty.

                    • Skin Tone:
                    • Fair
                     
                    5.0

                    I have bought this product for several years

                    By young senior

                    from nj

                    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

                      • Light To Medium Coverage
                      • Mature Skin
                      • Normal Skin

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

                      can use product without applying foundation first - great for getting ready in a hurry

                      • Skin Tone:
                      • Fair

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                      • 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 Reviewer

                          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 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
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