Laura Geller have released a whole host of new products as part of their Spring collection, and the one item I was particularly excited about was the launch of the Laura Geller Filter Finish Baked Radiant Setting Powder £21. The Laura Geller Filter Finish Baked Radiant Setting Powder is described as being as addictive as your favourite photo filter, and that the powder will create soft focus perfection.
Laura Geller say;
- Droplets of pure pigments blur flaws, balance your skin tone and illuminate your face with a warm natural glow.
- Swirl it on liberally over your makeup—there’s no such thing as too much—for the perfect finish.
- Sets foundation for a glowing “photo finish”.
- Color-correcting pigments blur imperfections.
- Feels weightless, looks naturally radiant.
The Laura Geller Filter Finish Baked Radiant Setting Powder contains 7 grams of product within a domed compact, with a clear plastic lid. The powder itself is domed too, with multicoloured sections including lilac, mint, pastel yellow and peach sections; I love the patchwork effect. Each of the different coloured sections are designed to impart different effects to the skin;
Neutralizer – diminishes redness for a brighter, more luminous effect.
Champagne – creates a flattering candlelit radiance.
Ethereal – gives the skin a dreamy glow whilst correcting blue or sallow tones.
To use the powder, I swirl my Real Techniques Setting Brush around the pan to ensure I get all of the sections and then apply to my skin. The finish of the powder is quite sheeny for a setting powder, so I find that it works much better as an highlighter than a setting powder as I much prefer to use a matte powder for setting my makeup. The powder gives my skin such a beautiful sheen without adding any colour to my skin, so it would work as an highlighter or a blush topper and it’s just stunning but my photo doesn’t do it justice.
If I use a dense brush within the powder, the sheen is a lot more intense but if I use a very fluffy brush like a fan brush, it adds a glow without any obvious shimmer and it looks very natural. I really love how versatile the powder is as I can choose to use it as an highlighter, or a setting powder depending on the brush I’m using and the effect I’m wanting.
When used like an highlighter, the finish is very very similar to MAC’s Lightscapade except the Laura Geller Filter Finish Baked Radiant Setting Powder is actually more beautiful, and longer lasting than Lightscapade is too which is even better and I much prefer it over the very overhyped Hourglass Ethereal Light Ambient Lighting Powder, and not to mention it’s £13 cheaper too.