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

Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark pink-coral with a subtle, golden sheen. Charlotte Tilbury Las Salinas (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter. NARS Panic (Right) (P, ) is warmer. MAC Secret Admirer (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter. IT Cosmetics Pretty in Peony (P, $24.00) is warmer. NARS Soulshine #1 (LE, $30.00) is warmer. NARS Realm of the Senses #1 (LE, $30.00) is warmer. NARS Realm of the Senses (Together) (LE, $30.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Simmer (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer. 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. Guava was intensely pigmented with a soft, blendable consistency that was dense and almost cream-like but applied and blended exactly as a powder blush would. I felt like it almost melted into the skin and gave a more stained-like appearance, but it was very even (and stains can be tricky to work with for that reason, at least for me!). What’s nice about the formula is you can use less and blend out for a tint of color or apply normally and get a bold cheek look. The blush has a luminous sheen that gives it a dewy look without emphasizing pores. It wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading slightly.

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Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Guava Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Zoeva Naturally Yours Eyeshadow Palette
  • Zoeva Opulence Eyeliner
On lips:
  • NYX Rags to Riches High Voltage 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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Mmmm, gelato! I already have the IT dupe, but this is also very pretty. And love the lipstick, perfect match for this blush

THE 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.

Hi Christine, I think you mean Geller Guava blush. 🙂

I have all of the gelato blushes. They remind me of Clinique’s cheek pops. The only one I didn’t like was a Rosewater that came in a kit (maybe Garden party??) The pan looked like a pink and white flower. It had way too much shimmer. I looked like a disco ball. All the ones that are sold separately worked great with my pink skintone/fair skin.

I bought this blush 2 weeks ago when I needed a peachy pink blush. I LOVE it. I use the Real Techniques stippling brush to put it on. It is a beautiful shade and blends beautifully. Christine’s review is spot on and I can’t say much more than she did. Except, buy this blush. You won’t be disappointed.

I really want this blush badly!! It’s been sitting on my wishlist for months. I should just break down and buy it. It’s gorgeous on you!! <3

would this color look good on a darker skintone? i.e. Kelly Rowland skintone ? thanks ..so loving the color, never ever tried any of her products..

I love this shade so much! But the price over here is totally outrageous.

Would you mind telling me at which retailers I can get it in the US?

This formula from Laura Geller is divine, I wish this brand was sold in Canada. I don’t like using sites like MyUS.com as they too need to make money and the shipping charges keep adding up. lol

The finish on this is unreal! It looks like it’s just part of your skin, which I think is crucial for very bold shades like this. I’ll definitely check out the other colors, and the highlighters too.

Guava looks yummy! Perfect summer blush shade, for sure. Love that Nyx High Voltage lipstick on you with this blush, perfectly synched!

When I head over to Ulta and Old Navy in a few, I am going to see if they have Rags To Riches and get it! Also if still BOGO, the Nyx Golden Peach Prismatic Eyeshadow too.

I was thisclose to ordering this shade the other day, but held out for your review! Now I can super confidently buy! 😀
I am wondering though, if I should get Cantaloupe (the other I almost bought right after your review because, LOVE, when I already have Nude pop and Melon pop. Do you think it’s different enough to justify buying, or should I try one of the other shades like rosewater (or the darker one I forget the name) instead? Now that I know they all (most likely!) perform great, it becomes a matter of dupes and shade preference. Which are your fave colors?

oh my goodness LOL, for whatever reason I just glanced at the title, scrolling through the posts and thought it said “Laura Geller Baked Potato” !!! Hahahaha!!! I had to share that “doh!” of the day 🙂

That looks so pretty – the sheen on the swatch looks absolutely stunning! Love it on you Christine and it pairs so well with the lips!

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