For years, you have been asking Laura and me to bring her iconic Balance n Brighten in a Home and Away collection and, as we knew it would be so popular, and the best things are worth waiting for -we have finally managed to do it as a Product of the Month.
This means you get the added bonus of the free P&P but also fantastic value as the full size Balance n Brighten with the brush is normally £28 and in this collection, whilst stocks last, you have it for the same price, but also with a mini Balance n Brighten all in a great Laura Geller branded bag (pictured below).
Balance n Brighten is Laura Geller’s most famous product and for me, the one on that put her on the map, so it is a perfect product to start with if you are a new customer.
The majority of existing viewers are pretty much already using it. Testimony to that are the 500 plus 5 star reviews that you can click on and read for yourself. But, why was I so impressed with it all those years ago and still so today? There is nothing else like it on the high street and also, don’t forget Laura Geller only retails through QVC in the UK so it’s a real artistry secret.
Balance n Brighten is a foundation, a colour corrector, a concealer and a finishing powder all in one. If you are a make-up novice, you will immediately grasp this explanation and want to use this product for its quick coverage and fool proof ease of application. If you are a make-up connoisseur, everything that you have experienced in the past will make you sceptical and think ‘how can this product do that?’
This is exactly how me and Sarah Jagger, Laura’s second in command, and a current top British make-up artist thought the first time we tried it. Yet, the genius of the product is that it looks like a powder but it goes on like a smooth cream. It does this by starting its life as different mousse pigments mixed with botanicals and pore refining, smoothing agents. These individual pigment colours, some used for cover some used for colour correction, are swirled together into a flat pan and then baked.
The baking process sets the liquid, mousse texture into what appears to be a solid powder and this is how you then use it – from the compact which is really easy to do on the go with a brush. When you swirl the brush into the compact you are picking up the creamy mousse which is reactivated when it is smoothed onto your skin and gives the coverage of a liquid but the ease of application of a powder and the convenience of a compact.
The product is quite genius, almost fool proof and makes skin look like better skin, not made-up skin. Your face can look so good that men can use it and non-make-up wearers. It has great problem solving properties, in that no matter what your skin condition, it doesn’t break up on the surface or crack or show wrinkles because ultimately it was originally a creamy texture.
With the summer months coming up it is fantastically economical and durable to travel with as it really is high quality and stands up to the vigours of the make-up bag, handbag and holiday bag. The only choice you have to make is which colour shade and you don’t have to make an exact match, remember, because each option covers four or five different foundation shades because of the blended colour tones that you can clearly see in the compact. It is very intuitive and will adapt to your personal tone.
You can’t do anything wrong with it and it will blend in just as easily to an advanced skincare regime as it will to a basic skincare regime. Obviously it works fantastically with a primer but for ease of use it also works fine without. It doesn’t cause spots or over stimulate the skin. The brush is synthetic so therefore, doesn’t hold bacteria. My recommendation would be to wash the brush once a week in your shampoo as you know you are not allergic to this.
You can put either a fine layer on or go up to full coverage and spot cover by applying more product or dabbing the brush with a shortened brush head onto an area that needs full cover. You can also layer it up if you want to with liquids or bb creams etc. underneath and for wedding make-up or special occasions, whether a beginner or advanced, the texture doesn’t break up on your skin so its long wearing.
With QVC’s 30 day money back guarantee, this is how Laura has developed her cult following, including make-up artists like Sarah, because you get a chance to prove its performance to yourself.
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