Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “peachy champagne shimmer.” It’s a light peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Devotee (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Light (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Crafty (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (DC, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (LE, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sparkling Rose (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator formula is supposed to give a “translucent wash of luminous color” that can be used all-over or as a highlighter with a powder-cream hybrid texture. Long-time readers will know I have a fondness for this formula, so I was happy to see shade extensions! The biggest “downside” to the formula is that they’re really more pigmented than described, so if you really, really want something barely-there, then I’d say to look elsewhere; otherwise, they’re easy to use as a semi-sheer product or applied at more opaque coverage. To me, the formula would be better described as having medium, buildable coverage. Peach Glow is one of the more metallic, lightly sparkly shades in the range–it did emphasize the texture of my skin slightly when I applied it as I have done with the other three shades in the range. It can be applied without emphasizing pores, but it’s not as foolproof as the other shades. That being said, on my skin tone, it looks almost the same as Charming Pink (I triple-checked photos, because they were so similar) as they’re both light and slightly warm (which makes it worth pointing out that the range could really use medium-to-dark options for darker complexions). The texture was soft, blendable, and a smidgen dry. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.