Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator ($26.00 for 0.16 oz.) is described as a “soft pink pearl.” It’s a light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous shimmer-sheen finish. Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl (P, $68.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush I (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Iridescent (100) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Ciate Solstice (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Enamored (Highlight) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Milk Makeup Pink (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Algenist Rose (PiP, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX State of Flux (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Clear Radiance (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Spellbound Glow (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Catrice Stardust (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Dior #002 (DC, $56.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #19 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Frosted Kiss (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. Charming Pink is soft, smooth, and easily blended on the skin. There’s enough shimmer to highlight the skin, but it is just shy of pore-emphasizing-territory. This one lightens and brightens on my skin tone, but it may show a little color on much fairer complexions. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque color payoff. On my normal-to-dry skin, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before fading.

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Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Charming Pink Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

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Laura Geller Charming Pink $26.00/0.16 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC Nano-Nude Eyeshadow Quad
  • Sephora Tiramisu Eyeliner
On lips
  • MAC Cybernaut Mineralize Rich Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I love this but since Laura Geller isn’t available here, I will happily settle for the UD Aura dupe. And I just got my 15% off VIB Rouge card in the mail yesterday so maybe that’s one thing I will pick up.

Because I already have a very close dupe in my MAC Pearl Blossom, it’s pretty likely that I won’t be getting this. However, I am totally LOVING how this LG one has a “wet” look to it! That is gorgeous for summertime!?

Saw this one is now avail at Nordies, so thank you for the timely review. 😀 I’m passing..it would read as a highlight on me whereas I like using these as blush. Ballerina pink will continue to hold reign in my stash.

I’m so happy to see another light pink illuminator, and it’s not talc based! I prefer the cooler toned UD Aura, but if I hadn’t seen that one, I probably would have picked this up, who knows, I still might 😉 It looks lovely on you. 🙂

I’m not a big fan of highlighters or illuminators – they look better on the younger crowd – but I might have to give this one a try. It’s very pretty!

I don’t know where to buy her products in Canada. They are not sold anywhere. I hope a Canadian fellow can help. It looks really nice on you Christine!!

I love this! I ashtray have two dupes (am loving MAC Pearl Blossom at the mo), so will pass. I do still want this as well though, it’s so pretty!

I’m torn on this whole line of illuminators because they look so nice but they just seem a bit much for my uses. I’m pretty low-key makeup wise on the regular and I think these lend themselves to more glam looks even with a light hand!

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