Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “light peach.” It’s a light-medium, pink-tinted peach with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. MAC Perfect Topping (2014) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter. MAC Corol #1 (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Sleek MakeUP The Surf (P, ) is more shimmery. Makeup Geek Honeymoon (P, $9.99) is cooler. Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker. LORAC Unimaginable (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler. Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. NYX Soft Spoken (P, $6.50) is less shimmery. MAC Nude Pink (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Indecent (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer. bareMinerals The Spring Fling (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Bobbi Brown Nude Peach (P, $26.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as having vivid and “translucent, vibrant color” with a “flirty, natural-looking flush” that goes on “like a powder but feels like a cream.” They have a very similar texture as the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators I reviewed earlier this year, which I totally fell in love with. The texture has a smooth, denser feel to it that has good color payoff that’s incredibly easy to blend out on the skin. The pigmentation varies from shade to shade, but they are generally quite pigmented. Cantaloupe had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff with a luminous sheen; there was subtle shimmer but it wasn’t detectable on the skin. This particular shade is more suitable for fairer complexions, as the lighter color is too similar to my natural skin tone to be visible other than as more of a highlighter/sheen. It has a really smooth, blendable texture that sat well on the skin without emphasizing its natural texture. On me, the color lasted for seven and a half hours before fading.

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Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Cantaloupe Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Laura Geller Plumberry Blush
On eyes:
  • Zoeva Naturally Yours Eyeshadow Palette
  • Zoeva Opulence Eyeliner
On lips:
  • NYX Rags to Riches High Voltage Lipstick
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At first blush, the swatch looks too orange to me, but it looks beautiful on the cheeks. Cantaloupe is the perfect name for this one

I was tempted by these blushes but I don’t think they’ll work for me, especially this color.

Do you swatch blushes over a primer and/or foundation, or are they swatched on bare skin, kind of like how you test eye shadows without primer? I’m asking because I do not wear foundation, at most a tinted moisturizer, and no matter which brand or color, blushes look so much more vibrant in your photos than on my cheeks!

My coloring is medium-warm (NC-25ish), I guess somewhat similar to your complexion, but I cannot get blush to perform as well as they should. Case in point in Clinique Pink Pop — no matter how much I layer, it doesn’t do much for me. So I will def pass on Cantaloupe.

Everything is over bare skin and tested over bare skin. For photos, I wear foundation everywhere but my cheeks!

I agree that this shade would look like it’s intended purpose as a blush on fair or very light skintones, but definitely wouldn’t even show up on mine either! Well, except as a little bit of a highlight, LoL!

I have two of these. One is a very light color and one is deeper in the pan. I don’t know the names off the top of my head but both of them barely show up on me and I have very fair skin. I’m loving this on you though!

What brush were you using? I haven’t had trouble with them showing up on me except the lightest shade since it is closer to my skin tone so it gets lost (but the powder is there, lol) — so I’m bummed you didn’t like yours!

Even without knowing what it could look like on the skin, this is the type of product that is fun to look at just in the pan, I LOVE the swirls!! I would be all over a light pinky version of this.

Christine this is just a beautiful product; I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who has been ignoring this line over the years. It seems like many of your readers have skipped it over too. I’ve got to try ballerina next!
My questions is what brush is your favorite to apply cream blushes like this? I have several of the Make Up For Ever cream blushes as well as a few of the blushes/highlighters from ColourPop that you recommended but I feel like my application technique could use some polishing as I never seem to get a good finish on the skin using my fingers or the real technique pink stippling brush that everyone seems to recommend for cream blushes.
I have seen you recommend both Mac 131 and 159 in recent years for cream blushes and was wondering if you could narrow it down between the two or if you had a totally new favorite. Thanks a bunch!

This is actually a powder blush, so whatever you use normally should work! 🙂

For cream, I like the 159 a lot!

How embarrassing! I bought it (and have used it not once, but twice!) totally thinking it was a cream to powder formulation blush. I guess I need to read your descriptions more carefully lol!

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