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Written on Friday, January 11, 2019
Pros: a little bit goes a long way, delicate highlighter, easy to apply, magnificent glow, very nice, well pigmented

Hello everybody! :)Before Christmas, a lot of cosmetic brands released different limited edition Christmas kits. This way I saw the Laura Geller - The Gilded Goddess Kit.

Laura Geller is an American brand, which was created by a woman Laura Geller, originally from New York. I’ve heard a lot how different bloggers cherish this product in a shape of swirled highlighter. I decided that it was a perfect chance for me to try out the brand and bought it.

The set retailed with a very cute packaging and included the following products:


  • Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Make-Up Primer in the shade Champagne (mini of 15ml)

  • Easy Illuminating Stick in the shade Gilded Honey (a mini pack of 4.95g)

  • Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in the shade Gilded Honey (a mini packaging of 2 g)


And today I’ll tell you about the most popular and hyped illuminating powder Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator.

For quite a while I was hesitating on whether to buy it or not and when I finally dared to do so, I’ve never regretted it! Honestly, I used to think that I would present it to anyone, but when I saw it, I knew that I’d keep it.

The shade Gilded Honey won’t flatter anyone with fair skin-tone, in my book, yet still, it’s so charming! Delicate glow, it doesn’t shine yellow and appears so beautiful on my skin.

Here I want to show the list of ingredients, maybe some of you find it important. Smile I don’t find anything criminal here. Smile By the way, unlike Becca, for instance, this product has Mica as the first ingredient, not Talc. It’s pleasant. Smile

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

The highlighter is stunning. It’s baked but still, I appreciate the pigmentation it has. The swirl 3D print looks fantastic and stays on for a long time.

The product is dry to the touch, but at the same time, it has a buttery texture, which really reminds me of a cream. And if you want to make the glow visible, I advise you to use a brush for cream product application or just use your fingers. Here are the swatches under different lights.

brush application
brush application
daytime swatch
daytime swatch

The nicely grained shimmer shows a bright golden glow. This color is called “Gilded Honey” and I want to highlight it once again that it’ll be the most flattering over the gals with a warm-toned darker skin tone.

It’ll look delish with a festive or evening makeup as well. The full-size cost 3 dollars more and offers 4g of the product.

And here’s the total look, where you can see how beautifully the illuminator shines under lights. I’m head over heels with it! Smile

I also used a foundation primer here.

Price: $26 for the full-size.

To be honest, I have to tell you that I’m more into mini compacts. And I think that I was truly lucky to buy this kit of three minis for that price. I use all of them.

I can genuinely recommend this illuminator for purchasing! SmileThanks for your attention! Smile

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lodestar recommends Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator

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Type: Illuminator
Brand: Laura Geller
Category: Make-Up
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