Sunday, May 10th, 2009

Golden Apricot

Laura Geller’s Blush-N-Brighten Blushes ($29.50 each) are AMAZING. These are baked, marbleized pigments swirled together. They’re placed into terracotta pans, baked 24 hours, and the result is a soft, shimmery powder. If you love MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinishes, I think you’ll love these. Possibly even more. Why more? With the two I’ve tried, they give me a lot more color than many of the ones from MAC. I’ve always ended up using MAC’s MSFs as highlighters or complements to other blushes, rather than as a straight up blush. Besides, some of the real gems from MAC’s MSF releases are discontinued/were limited edition, so these provide you with an opportunity not to get sucked in by insane eBay prices, too!

The range currently includes six shades:

  • Berry Pink, berry, cream, gold
  • Golden Apricot Bronze, gold, rose
  • Honey Dipped Bronze, gold, copper
  • Pink Grapefruit Beige, mauve, pink shmmer
  • Roseberry Rose, copper, pink
  • Sunswept Bronze, coral, rose

The first shade I tried was Golden Apricot, which is a swirl/composition of coppery-peachy-orange, raspberry pink, apricot pink, and paler peach/apricot shades. It’s really pretty, has micro-fine shimmer, and the color goes on well. So despite the pretty look the blush has, it will kind of all swirl together and end up in one final shade — which is very much true to the name — golden apricot. You might call it a peachy-apricot, perhaps a peachy coral in a sense. It’s definitely a blush color that’s right up my alley, though. It would most definitely be a flattering shade on warmer skin tones, but I don’t think it is so warm as to make it difficult for cooler skin tones to wear it well.

The second shade I tried was Roseberry, which is a swirl/composition of rosy pink, a touch of raspberry, and a coppery-toned raspberry shimmer. This one looks less interesting at first glance, but it swatches beautifully. It’s a soft, rosy pink that’s not cool at all. It’s neutral-to-slightly-warm. It’s not overly intense, nor is it sheer. I find that the Blush-N-Brighten blushes are buildable in color/intensity. The shimmer is almost a soft gold sheen, but it doesn’t feel chunky at all.

Overall, I’m pretty impressed by Laura Geller’s Blush-N-Brighten blushes. The shimmer is extremely fine and soft–no chunky glitter here–and the color pigmentation is perfect. The ones I tried out included Laura Geller’s retractable brush for application, too ($35.00 each instead of $29.50), but the included brush is worth the extra $5.50. It’s ridiculously soft and dense. You won’t find one of those tossed in brushes that you’ll never use in these. Kudos to Laura Geller for that! (I’d say pick up one blush with the brush, and then you can just buy the blushes alone, since one is probably enough!)

See an image of Roseberry Blush-N-Brighten and swatches!


Golden Apricot, Roseberry

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44 thoughts on “Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten Blushes For Divine Cheeks!

  1. Thanks for the info! I’m definitely going to have to buy one :)

  2. Thanks for the info. Great pics! Nice to see the colors so well.

  3. Shontay

    I’ve been wanting to try these for a while. I really like roseberry. I think that shade will brighten me up a bit. I’m like a beyonce/ halle berry complexion, but I have dry sometimes dull skin due to eczema and I always look for things to illuminate my complexion.

  4. Megan

    I picked one up in golden apricot months ago..after seeing it on youtube. Its really pretty I love it, Im so glad you’ve done a review on them. I cant wait to pick up more

  5. Anitacska

    I have Golden Apricot, it’s so gorgeous. :) Love the look of Roseberry too. I also have the Baby Cakes blush palette which includes 4 shades Golden Apricot, Sunswept, and two other, can’t recall their names. I have tons of eyeshadows and two lip palettes from Laura Geller too, they’re great too.

  6. roseberry is my favorite! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee these blushes. they last alll day on my cheeks and it doesnt turn orange on me. everyone should check these out. i just wish they had more colors.

  7. lisa

    These colors look gorgeous!

  8. Kella

    How many grams are in these?

  9. Victoria Maria

    These are really nice! I thought it was common knowledge, that the Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit is the closest thing you can get to MAC’s very wanted MSF in Stereo Rose! I have both, and they are very similar :-)

  10. Mikki

    This looks very very nice, and MSF-like! Too bad they are even more pricy than MSFs lol

    • Aww! They are a bit more, but I think they’re smoother and more pigmented. They’re what I wanted MSFs to be :) Some MSFs are very similar in terms of texture and color, but a lot of them are chunkier and lacking in color, too :(

  11. Ooooh, I haven’t heard a lot about Laura Geller’s products, but these look gorgeous. Thanks for the review!

  12. heather

    I like the look of golden apricot but sunswept sounds nice.

  13. Chelsea

    Oh no!! Something about Laura Geller’s products always turned me off when I saw shots of them on Sephora. I don’t know if it’s the packaging, or if I just don’t get the baked hype, or what. But that raspberry one is gorgeous!

  14. Sara

    Hi Christine!
    Do you mind me asking, where did you find them with the brush included? The ones online at Sephora don’t come that way unless I am looking in the wrong place. Seems like a great deal and I’d like to try them out! Thanks!

  15. charlieee

    oohh they look gorgeous!

  16. carriespooner

    I have the Pink Grapefruit. It’s beautiful. I’m jonesing for the
    Golden apricot one. Yum.

  17. Jen

    You know I saw her on television this past weekend on either HSN or QVC during one of their 2 hour beauty shows. I had it on for back ground noise (while I was depotting some MAC eyeshadows actually!) and I wondered if it was a good line or not. She seems to be getting a lot of buzz lately. Thanks for the review!

  18. Sasha

    Love these! I have Roseberry and one other I believe, but I really want Golden Apricot!

  19. melissa

    I got one of these in Golden Apricot in the GWP. It’s awesome!

  20. I bought Golden Apricot last year when a SA at Sephora picked it out for me. I’m an NW45, so I really appreciate the pigmentation these pack. Also it’s just a nice sophisticated shimmer and not the disco ball effect you sometimes get with MSF’s.

  21. Ashley

    I’m looking to try her Balance and Brighten. Any chance you could do more reviews on her products?