Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Laura Geller Escape To The Tropics Collection Review

Well, not the whole collection, because I only got 4 products whereas the collection actually contains 7. The reason I only have 4 is that this collection isn't available in the UK, so I purchased the products on eBay (where else?) and I only got the ones I was really interested in:

Blush-N-Brighten baked cheek color in Tropic Hues (9 g): "Sheer enough to look natural, and colorful enough to look great! Like Laura's other baked items, this powder is made in Italy with an amazing process that begins with a multi-color, pigment-infused liquid that becomes a rich, silky powder after baking for 24 hours on a terra cotta pan. This superb formula is mineral oil- and paraben-free. It is also loaded with antioxidants."

Dream Creams lip palette in Tropic Hues (8 ml): "Each of the four shades were chosen to perfectly match the colors in Blush-N-Brighten. Use one stripe, or combine them all." It came with a retractable gold lipbrush (forgot to take photo, sorry).

Baked Eye Dreams palette in Sunset Horizon (6 g): "Like the Dream Creams lip palette, there are four stripes, one for each shade."

The collection also includes:
  • Balance-N-Brighten (9 g): "This baked color-correcting foundation helps balance and even out the palest skin tones." Comes in three shades: Fair, Regular and Tan.
  • I-Care waterproof eyeliner in Purple Paradise: "Soft, smooth, and super long-wearing, this formula glides into place for a well-defined, flattering line."
  • Double-ended eye brush
Quotes were taken from QVC, where US readers can purchase the set for $54.12 + $5.97 shipping and handling. Unfortunately it isn't available in the UK yet, not even sure if it's going to be, because the Tropics Collection that included the mini-version of Tropic Hues blush was also not available. Thanks to eBay I did manage to get it, and ever since I'd been wanting a full size version of it. You'll see why.

If you've been reading my blog for a while you will know that I'm a big fan of  mineralized products (and if you haven't, well now you know) and I really like Laura Geller's baked blushes too. They all look absolutely gorgeous and they are very good quality, pigmented and very finely milled. One of my favourites is her duo blush in Boysenberry/Amaretti which comes with a highlighter part that is an exact dupe for Mac Pleasureflush MSF. Anyway, back to this collection, Tropic Hues is a breathtakingly beautiful pink blush, it's a blend of apricot, pink and gold with slight shimmer (not glittery though).

Dream Creams lip palettes are another favourites of mine, they are very creamy, moisturising and really nice to use. They are one of the nicest lipsticks I've ever tried. I think I already had 3 or 4 of them. This one is called Tropic Hues that has 4 shades: Sheer Golden Shimmer, Burnished Apricot, Peachy Pink, Deep Plum.

The Baked Eye Dreams palette is a new product and other than swatching it, I haven't really tested it, but it seems nicely pigmented and soft. This shade is called Sunset Horizon, it has four shades: pink, copper, gold and brown.

Right, let's move onto the product pictures and swatches. Apologies in advance about the lip palette swatches, I was in a hurry, so they are not the best. 

Dream Creams Lip Palette, Blush 'n' Brighten
Baked Eye Dreams eye palette

Blush 'n' Brighten in Tropic Hues

Dream Creams Lip Palette in Tropic Hues

Baked Eye Dreams in Sunset Horizon

Tropic Hues blush, Baked Eye Dreams eye palette (daylight no flash)

Dream Creams lip palette (daylight no flash)

Tropic Hues blush, Baked Eye Dreams eye palette (with flash)

Dream Creams lip palette (with flash)


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