Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm, coppery-orange undertones and a frosted sheen. MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $33.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Watermelon/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is more muted (85% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Telluride (LE, $46.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The Baked Blush-n-Brighten formula is supposed to be “smooth” and “long-wearing” with “a blend of rich, marbleized color.” The texture was really smooth and soft without being dry or dusty, like some Baked formulas can be, but the powder wasn’t stiff, either. This made it really easy to blend out on the skin, as it applied evenly and diffused nicely. It had a more shimmery finish, but it didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture or pores. On me, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before I noticed the blush start to fade.