I purchased this
“Inspired by the lush foliage and flowers of an Italian garden, this Laura Geller collection has everything you need to create a warm autumnal look. Begin with Baked Liquid Foundation for color-correcting, skin-perfecting coverage–the specially designed brush ensures flawless application. Create eyes that stand out with the eye shadow palette. A waterproof eyeliner and Laura Geller’s best-selling volumizing mascara complete the look. Finish with lip stain in a brand-new shade for fall.”
Last week I had a day when I wasn’t feeling well and I ended up watching the QVC channel. I know from past experience this is dangerous territory. I KNOW this but I couldn’t avert my eyes–they were glued to Laura Geller and her newest kit: Italian Garden. The shimmer blinded me and the price had this
frugal lady cheap chick on the hook. The Italian Garden Collection contains 7 pieces for only $65.96 with reduced shipping for $3! That is a spectacular price for this universally flattering autumnal look!
The collection includes:
- 1-fl oz Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation in Porcelain, for peaches-and-cream complexions; Fair, for light pink complexions; Light, for golden beige complexions; Medium, for neutral sand complexions; Golden Medium, for honey complexions; Tan, for olive complexions; or Deep, for cocoa complexions
- 0.33-oz Baked Multi-Color Eye Palette in Autumn Leaf, with shadows in Creamy Vanilla, Matte Bark, Warm Bronze, and Forest Green
- 0.01-oz INKcredible Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in Brown Sugar, a matte chocolate brown shade
- 0.28-fl oz GlamLASH Dramatic Volumizing Mascara in Black
- 0.09-oz Lasting Love Lip Stain in Pinot Noir, a deep, rich berry shade
- Angled Liquid Foundation Brush
- Double-ended shadow/liner brush
- Wooden box
Can we talk about packaging for a minute? The presentation of this kit is incredibly original and very impressive. The kit is housed in a wooden keepsake box with brass reinforced corners and a brass fastener. The Laura Geller logo is embossed on the front along with a lovely filigree design. I will definitely keep and reuse this box!
The inside of the box has all the ingredients for a beautiful autumn look surrounded by burgundy faux velvet.
On to the good stuff! Let’s review the components of the Laura Geller Italian Garden Collection!
Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation ($38) – the perfect look starts with a great canvas. This full coverage foundation doesn’t look cakey or thick. Loose pigments are coated in almond Oil, then baked in Italy on terracotta tiles to create color that lays evenly on skin. I like that the coverage is very buildable. I can put a little extra on dark spots without it looking too heavy. The texture is very lightweight on the skin which I also appreciate. Available in seven shades, I chose the light which I thought was going to be too yellow, however it works fine. If you like Too Faced Born This Way but want a bit more coverage, I suggest Laura Geller Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation.
The included Angled Liquid Foundation Brush ($25) is awesome! This handmade synthetic fiber brush contains over 50,000 whisper-soft bristles to evenly pick up liquid foundation and deposit it for streak-free medium to full coverage. The slant allows you to get into the contours of the face–sides of nose and under the eyes. With this brush you get streak-free flawless coverage!
Baked Multi-Color Eye Palette in Autumn Leaf – this stunning eyeshadow palette contains four warm shades: Creamy Vanilla, Matte Bark, Warm Bronze, and Forest Green. Creamy Vanilla is a shimmery cream with yellow undertones, Warm Bronze to my eye (and eyelid) is a orange shimmery copper, Matte Bark is a matte deep brown and Forest Green is a deep shimmery green.
These eyeshadows have a lovely creamy texture with great lasting power. All the shades have a warm tone that is ideal for fall. The shimmer is perfect for us over 40 gals–no glitter here.
For this look I used Creamy Vanilla on the brow bone and the inner corner, Warm Bronze on the lid and Forest Green in the crease. I lined my upper lash line with INKcredible Eyeliner in Brown Sugar and Matte Bark to line the lower lash line.
The double-ended eyeshadow and liner brush made this look easy-peasy! It is great quality and I will be using it a lot!
INKcredible Eyeliner in Brown Sugar is a deep matte brown that is super creamy and easy to use: no skipping or tugging. Laura’s GlamLASH Dramatic Volumizing Mascara in Black is a nice lengthening mascara that gets the job done.
Lasting Love Lip Stain in Pinot Noir is a deep pink berry shade. The two standouts with this lip stain is that it is moisturizing which can be unusual for a stain and the stain wears evenly. Yay!! It applies smoothly and it the perfect shade for fall.
The final look:
Bottom Line: the Laura Geller Italian Garden Collection is a super duper buy at $65.96, a $182 value! Everything in the 7-piece collection is high performing and of fabulous quality. I especially like the high quality brushes.
What’s your favorite look for fall?