Thursday, 19 August 2010
Laura Geller TSV - Looking on the Bright Side
So I succumbed to the Laura Geller On The Bright Side TSV (as predicted!), I had it delivered to my folks, so I only had possession of it last Friday. So I'm excited to finally have a look at it.
The kit included Balance N Brighten in fair/light. I chose this option as I have been using the regular shade over the summer, although I can't say we have seen that much of one at present! But the regular shade is a little dark for me in winter. I just about get away with it in summer! I'll be honest, I don't usually use this a my foundation. I find that it doesn't give as much coverage as I would like. So generally I use it as a finishing powder and take it to work with me for touch up's. I suppose it is quite similar to a MAC Mineralize Skin Finish. Some people choose to use those as foundation, some as finishing powder. It depends on the individual. I still think this maybe a little dark for winter, but we shall see.
The Baked Sateen eyeshadow/Eye Rimz in Fresco Pink and Mystic Sea is gorgeous. The whole purpose of the kit is to make you look "fresh, vital and radiant, in a matter of minutes". The Fresco Pink is designed to be used as a wash of colour all over the entire lid, to make your eyes "pop". Whilst the Mystic Sea Eye Rimz is a dark teal that will enhance the whites of your eyes, making you appear more awake. That's got to be a good thing! I like that the Eye Rimz can be used wet or dry, depending on the density of colour required. However, I'm not usually a pink kind of girl. So I will have to see how I get along with Fresco and report back.
This is a combo of the Ethereal Rose radiance face powder and Blush N Brighten in Sateen Subtle Berry. I don't suppose that needs any further info from me. The info that comes with the kit advises you to use them separately, but I think I'll just swirl the brush over the whole thing, me being the rebel that I am. You might find that I retract that statement at a later date, but for now, that is how I think I'll use it!
The last 2 products are the I-Care eyeliner in Bone and the new Banish N Brighten concealer. I really like the I-Care eyeliner, its water resistant and can be used on the waterline or as a brow highlight. I think they have chosen to include Bone as I imagine it is a very flattering shade for everyone. When I have tried to line my lower waterline with white, it looks too harsh and almost clown like! I think a colour such as Bone or Benefit's Eyebright, which is a baby pink shade, work better against the skin tone. I think this product will get a lot of love from me. Its probably something that I will use on a daily basis.
The Banish N Brighten intrigued me from demonstration on air. Laura said that the Palladium metal tip would feel cold on the skin. Now, I haven't actually tried the concealer yet. I've been having a weekend at home and make up free! But I did try the metal tip against the eye area and it feels amazing. I thought the words metal and eye, were something that were just not meant to go together. But the fact that the very smooth tip of the application remains cold is a real treat for tied eyes Its an ingenious idea. Just using the applicator around the area was nice enough, so I cant wait to give the concealer a go tomorrow! I really, really hope I'm not disappointed with the actual product now. That would be awful.
So, there we go. That was the On The Bright Side collection. I've used quite a lot of Laura Geller's range before, so I kind of know what I'm getting. And its always nice to be introduced to new products from the range. I optimistically ordered my TSV on Auto-Delivery. Therefore, in January and April I should receive 2 additional kits. The main items of Balance N Brighten, Banish N Brighten and I-Care remain unchanged, whilst the eyeshadow/Rimz and the Blush N Brighten will change to allow Laura to colour forecast for Winter and Spring. I think I will see how I get on with the current kit, safe in the knowledge that I can cancel the Auto-Delivery at any time. Big thumbs up to QVC for this.