I purchased the Laura Gellar Baked Vanilla Nudes collection a while ago from QVC. I was thoroughly impressed by the quality of the foundation, blush and eye shadow, so I ended up picking up a few more of the LG eye shadows.
Vanilla Toffee – a shimmery caramel
Black Cherry – a black-cherry bronze
Blue Heaven – light blue, violet, sea foam green, black
Spumoni - a warm beige-pink
Sinful Praline – light brown with charcoal swirls
Macchiato – bronze with gold and copper swirls
Fruit Tart – olive green gold
The Website Claims:
The eye shadow and liner duo starts as a swirl of liquid pigments that are poured onto terracotta pans and baked for 24 hours. The result is an extremely fine powder that’s silky smooth to the touch, with a dewy fresh look that adapts perfectly to each individual complexion. Easy and goof-proof, this eye shadow and liner glide on with a fluidity that creates a smooth, flawless line.
The Ingredients are:
Vanilla Toffee/Black Cherry – .06 oz (purchased as part of a set from QVC)
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Titanium (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Silica, Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Ethylhexanoate/Stearate/Adipate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyacrylamide, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Sorbitan Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Methylparaben, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylparaben, Tin Oxide, Laureth-7, Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Butylparaben, BHT, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Lauroyl Lysine Net Wt. 0.06 oz./1.8 g
Blue Heaven – purchased for $17.10 from Apothica
Mica, talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Mineral Oil, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Ethylhexanoate/Stearate/Adipate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Isopropyl Myristate, Sorbitan Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Methylparaben, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Butylparaben, BHT, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Ferric Gerrocyanide (CI 77510)
In Spumoni & Sinful Praline
The price varies wildly. You can get some shadows for inexpensive on ebay, or as part of a set. $17 on Apothica, $23 at Ulta, $26 on LauraGeller.com
Does it live up to its claims?
Yes. I think these are truly gorgeous. The baking really does impart a smooth, pigmented, multidimensional color that I thought was only available in loose mineral eye shadows. I could not get over how gorgeous Vanilla Toffee and Black Cherry turned out when worn, nor how beautiful Blue Heaven and Sinful Praline & In Spumoni are. I also really love Fruit Tart. Macchiato is nice.
Vanilla Toffee & Black Cherry
Would I purchase again?
Yes! I absolutely love the way one of these eye shadows can give such a gorgeous, multi-dimensional look. They’re very smooth, pigmented, silky and long wearing. I truly had no idea I’d love these so much and I’m glad I was finally turned on to Laura Geller.
Have you tried the Laura Geller baked eye shadows? If so, what did you think of them?
Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.