Laura Geller Gilded Goddess Collection Review

Laura Geller Gilded Goddess Collection

One of my gifts for Christmas was this little trio of products from Laura Geller, it contains the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in the shade Gilded Honey, Easy Illuminating Stick also in the shade Gilded Honey and the Spackle Tinted Make-Up Primer in the shade Champagne. This set is still currently available on the Beauty Bay website (at a reduced price) but as it was a Christmas gift set I doubt it'll be around much longer, I decided to write up a review regardless because you can buy the full-size version of these products all year round.

The star attraction of this gift set and the product I had wanted to try for the longest time is, of course, the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator so that's what my focus is going to be on in this review but I will include my initial thoughts on the other products also.

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator - Gilded Honey

Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator - Gilded Honey
I was so excited to try out this highlighter, I had heard amazing things and wanted to pick this up for the longest time. Initially, when I opened this I thought it looked a bit too gold and I was worried it might show up a shade too dark for my skintone, this made me worry that I wouldn't like this highlighter but I was so wrong. When you apply this with a brush to the tops of the cheekbones it gives a beautiful intense glow that doesn't show up as a strong gold, you can apply this very lightly and buff away for a soft finish or build it up to really give some impact. This doesn't look chunky or glittery and I have fallen in love, once I've used up this little mini I definitely want to purchase the full-size.

Laura Geller Easy Illuminating Stick - Gilded Honey

Easy Illuminating Stick - Gilded Honey
This is a super big chunky highlighting stick that comes in the same beautiful shade as the powder highlight, it has a thick balmy texture that blends nicely into the skin. I'm still experimenting with this product as the first time I tried it out I felt like it disrupted my foundation slightly so currently, I am applying it before foundation then layering the Baked Gelato on top which seems to be working nicely. I think this would be really lovely to use on the body in the summer or on nights out as it's quick and easy to use and gives a really lovely dewy finish, it does have a slightly more glittery finish than the Baked Gelato. I like this product and as I mentioned I am still experimenting with the best way to use it but currently, I don't think I would repurchase the full size.

Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Make-Up Primer - Champagne

Spackle Tinted Make-Up Primer - Champagne
I had heard good things about the Spackle primer so this was another product I was looking forward to trying out even though I have been wondering more recently if primer really does do anything for my skin and the longevity of my make-up (but that debate is for another post perhaps). I have used this a fair few times and it has a lovely light moisturising feel on the skin, I would prefer it to be colourless, the champagne shade has fine glittery particles that show up on the skin which I don't know if I'm keen on. Once make-up is applied on top I don't notice the glitter anymore which is nice and make-up goes on smoothly but as I already mentioned I'm not convinced it does anything to increase the wear time of my make-up. I did try it out on half of my face to see if this made the differences more visible but I still don't think this does much.

 Laura Geller Gilded Goddess Collection

This is my first experience trying out any of Laura Geller's products and so far I'm pretty happy, I can definitely see the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator becoming an essential in my make-up collection and I'm enjoying using the other products in this little kit.

Laura Geller Gilded Goddess Collection Swatches

Swatch nearest the top is the stick, middle shade is the gelato swirl and at the bottom I blended a little of the primer.

What are your favourite primers, do you think they really work?

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