Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten ($28.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy plum with warm, coppery-orange undertones and a frosted sheen. MAC Wonder Years (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Outer) (LE, $34.00) is cooler (95% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). Becca Watermelon/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Coucher de Soleil III (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Black Up NBL 04 (P, $26.50) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Incandescent (Bottom) (PiP, $75.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dior Plum Pop (11) (LE, $48.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is more muted (85% similar). MAC Buddy (Shimmer) (LE, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Tempo (-, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Tropic Hues (P, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Margin (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS Blissful (P, $30.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blush-n-Brighten formula is supposed to be “smooth” and “long-wearing” with “a blend of rich, marbleized color.” The texture was really smooth and soft without being dry or dusty, like some Baked formulas can be, but the powder wasn’t stiff, either. This made it really easy to blend out on the skin, as it applied evenly and diffused nicely. It had a more shimmery finish, but it didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture or pores. On me, the color lasted for eight and a half hours before I noticed the blush start to fade.

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Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten
Laura Geller Pink Buttercream Baked Blush-n-Brighten

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Ok, that’s really strange. Pink Buttercream is definitively cool on me. My pan swirls have no shades that pull warm at all. I saw your pics first (before the shade you were reviewing registered in my head) and I thought the shade you were reviewing was Tropic Hues which looks exactly like the blush applied on you…it also looks identical to your swatches and the pan. Is there any chance your pan was mislabeled?

I shoot the label before taking a picture of the product open, so it’s hard for me to mislabel, but I went back and double-checked (looked at the labels, looked at the pans, swatched again) — Pink Buttercream definitely is much warmer in the pan and a warm color and Tropic Hues still is warmer when swatched but has a cooler appearance in the pan. I bought mine directly from Laura Geller in the last 2 months. Unless I bought each shade again, I don’t know if there’s a way for me to tell that it is mislabeled by the brand?

Oh, no Christine – I didn’t mean that you mislabeled it at all! My thought was that somehow it came to you mislabeled. I looked at both of mine and the Pink Buttercream is most definitely “pinker”. (Enough so that it doesn’t look like the difference in our skintone as sometimes shade variance is.) I just poked around online too and looked at the pics on the Laura Geller and Ulta sites and their pics also looks “pinker”. The other thought I had, judging by the online pics, is that if it wasn’t Tropic, it could maybe be Pink Grapefruit… IDK. Or maybe it’s the batching in the baking process since all the pigments are swirled then baked. Either way – looks really pretty on you! 🙂

My favorite blush is Pink Buttercream. There are actually two versions (or just differences in production batches). The one I got in the brown case is much cooler. I loved it so much, I decided to purchase a back-up. The second one I got was in a black case like Christine reviewed and looks like a completely different blush–much warmer. I do still love it, but not as much as the one in the brown case. I also have Tropic Hues which is still warmer than the black case Pink Buttercream.

What on earth… why would there be two versions under the same name? I mean, to go from cool to warm can really make or break a purchase! That is so weird.

Thank you for sharing, Dora!!

I had the same issue Dora! I wonder I’d it’s due to the ratio of swirls of different shades. I know I read somewhere that the color or shade may vary for that reason. Christine”s swatches look like the tropic hues that I have. Mine looks much cooler. So weird that it would be THAT different though!

I thought that at first. However, the base shade (not the swirls) seems to be a different color–lighter and pinker in the first, and darker and warmer in the second. Pink Buttercream was my first blush-n-brighten blush and I purchased it when it first came out. Perhaps they changed the formula since? I am just happy I got the original, although the warmer one is still beautiful.

This is such an interesting color. I can see the similarity to the Becca dupe, but I feel that this one might be better for those on the paler side than the Becca!

It’s pretty on you! Looks like a very versatile color, will work with many skintones and lippies. I think you forgot to list the dupes

You know how I’ve been looking for that perfect, rosy, yet natural blush,that hopefully I didn’t have to order online? This is IT!!! The ONE!!! And I can just waltz right into Ulta for it, too, instead of being terrified of ordering Nyx Tuscan and having it arrive shattered.

I’m so glad I own this blush tbh. It’s so pretty and makes a beautiful summery color. Pigmentation levels are a huge plus! Also not bad to use the pink and bronze sections separately as eyeshades 😉

Mine runs very warm! It’s interesting, reading the above comments, because the second I opened it I was scared it would look almost orange. The coppery undertones are very strong in my pan. I think a lot of it can be attributed to the placement of the copper–most of it is in the center of my blush, not the edges.

Thank you! What are your must-haves? I have only tried the blushes and the Gelatos, but I haven’t tried too many of the brand’s products outside of that.

I have a big collection of Laura Geller, but my “must have’s” include:

Blushes: Pink Grapefruit, Ethereal Rose, Tartufo (d/c).

Eyeshadows (some of these may be d/c): Fresco, Praline, Chocolate Mousse, Unearthed, Tiramisu, Fine Wines, Candied Bronze, and the trio Birthday Cake.

Baked body frostings (I use them as eyeshadows and highlighters): Tahitian Glow, Sugar Glow.

The marbleized bronzers and blushes like Sunswept etc are so pretty but many are too deep for my coloring. (For bronzers, I just tend to reach for my old faithfuls from Estee Lauder.)

So pretty. It is such an unusual shade I think it would be pretty on all skin tones. It’s discouraging to think that you might purchase the same product but end up with a different blush.

These so reminded me of the Becca product at the outset, so I’m not surprised to see two as dupes (they suffered the same fate of all looking rather similar swatched, but different in pan).

I still think this is a really pretty blush.. just not a must have for me.

Pretty color. I have had problems with LG in the past, in part st application issues but mostly st determining true color with all those swirls. This review helps tremendously.

Ah, yes! I could see that being an issue – true with any melange-baked type products, since they can have different ratios of colors.

When Laura Geller first hit the market, I was so not a fan. But over the years, her products have improved and I do love her blushes <3

Monica.

I’ve tried this, and had to return. I wanted it to work so much. This color and Pink Grapefruit get excellent reviews, and the way it swatches looks like exactly what I want, but the product line is all too dark/pigmented for me, and I can’t seem to apply sheerly enough enough for the look I prefer. My friend opined that Blush n Brighten is a combined bronzer/blush and is intended to enhance tanned skin … she might be on to something!!

I just bought this about 3 weeks ago and mine looks totally different. It has very little if any bronze. It’s just dark and light pinks!

Pink Buttercream is one of my faves! It does look cooler on me, but I’m quite pink-toned. A warmer pink in the Laura Geller line is Pink Grapefruit.

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