Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
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). Fenty Beauty Girl Next Door (PiP, $36.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Illuminating Glow (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Light (P, $58.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Crafty (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d'Ambre (Highlighter) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2018 (Highlighter) (LE, $60.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Devotee (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Eclat du Desert (LE, $70.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Molten Rose Gold (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Goody Two Choux (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Teasecake (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Coronation (LE, $8.00) is warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Coups de Minuit (12) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% 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. 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.

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Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Laura Geller Peach Glow Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

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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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These are so pretty on you! I’ve never tried one of Laura Gellar’s Gelato Illuminators, but this and the pink one are both pretty to look at and pretty on.

This peach highlight looks so pretty on you. Your skin looks amazing as it is but this gives you such a beautiful glow and looks really nice with your skin tone.

Pretty. Definitely calls for a fan brush in my case. I can’t go overboard with metallic highlighters or I just make myself look crazy old.

It’s weird how the two look SO similar! As I have just ordered MAC OtherEarthly Mineralize, I don’t think I’ll be grabbing any more highlighters this month. But I do love how LG ‘s blush and highlighter formulas look applied, very glowy! Yet, not OTT.

Luckily, these are permanent, and Laura Geller has some good sales on the regular (40% off, for example). The last sale she had didn’t apply to these (new), but hopefully next time around 😉

I think the pink one is a little more unique (lots of peach/gold/warm-toned highlighters out there) compared to this one.

This looks beautiful on you! I finally saw it in person and it looks even more gorgeous. I have a feeling that I’m going to end up buying it lol. It’s stunning!

I loved the pink one but I love this too! Hopefully my local counter will have these for me to test so that I can see what they’re like on me. ?

I think I’m going to have to try one of these. Probably this one as I have several that are more pink.
I have noticeable pores on my nose so I use either Dr Brandts Pore More primer all over my face or Benefit Porefessional. They both have the advantage of filling fine lines and wrinkles too. Just a thought. It doesn’t require a lot of product.

Pass for me as I didn’t like the formula when I tried Gilded Honey. I was so disappointed I returned it. Looks good on you though!

Normally I don’t like to go overboard with highlighters on my fair skin but I do love peach and this would be perfect for summer. This looks lovely on you!

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