When you find a gem like quality high end makeup at TJ Maxx or Marshall’s it’s worth freaking out over. I wouldn’t judge you for shrieking to yourself right there in the makeup aisle. That’s just what happened to me at Burlington Coat Factory, my latest favorite for deeply discounted makeup and skincare. Sometimes you get duds, but most of the time you find steals like the Laura Geller Summer Goddess Collection I got for $10.
Laura Geller Spackle Under Makeup Tinted Primer in Champagne. $32 at Ulta.
Honestly I was just searching for a primer and didn’t feel like shelling out my money on my latest fave, Benefit’s Porefessional Primer, for a tube I’ll go through really quickly. I love the formula and everything about the product but it gets pricey to use it every day so I sometimes switch to cheaper options to get me by. I was stoked to see Laura Geller’s Spackle Tinted Under Makeup Primer in Champagne in the set.
Though I’ve never used it, I instantly googled some reviews and found almost nothing but praise. I thought it was worth a shot and the formula intrigued me. 🤔🤔
I also thought “$10 for four products?! Yay!”
I’ve tried and tested them all and paired them with a sunset makeup look I did the other night for a birthday party.
If you like glowy primers that still keep your makeup looking fresh, I think you’d like this primer. I’m not much of a glowy girl since I’m really oily but I was shocked my makeup stayed put. I think this would work for all skin types.
I used e.l.f.’s Mad for Mattes Summer Breeze Palette, one of my latest favorites. I know I’ve mentioned it before but it’s imposible to put down and has every matte I would ever need.
e.l.f’s Mad for Mattes Palette in Summer Breeze. $10 at Ulta, Target, etc.
I thought the look would pair well with the burned salmon nude lip the set came with and the bronzer. I’ve never tried a marbled bronzer like the one in the set but I’m kind of obsessed with these now because they’re like a bronzer, brush, and highlighter all in one so they’re great if you’re in a pinch.
The Baked Body Frosting Face & Body Glow in Tahitian Glow “…(mélange of swirled tan, cream and pearly pink) (0.32 oz)” as noted on LauraGeller.com is beachy, summery, and just enough glow. It would look lovely on most skin tones but if you’re very Fair it’s definitely going to need to be used with a light hand. If you have a very deep skin tone this will only serve as a highlighter with a light glow most likely.
I love the cute puff but won’t ever use it for my face. I’ll give it a go on my collarbone.
As a lover of nude lipsticks, I fell in love with the burned salmon shade. As a person with extremely dry lips I shy away from liquid lips even though I love how they look. I was surprised that I could get through half the day without retouching and my lips only cracked when I forgot to put chapstick or lip balm underneath. With a few coats of something moisturizing underneath, I was good to go.
I feel like this lip is perfect for every day as it’s not only long wearing, but appropriate for both work and for going out.
I was inspired to create the eye look by Tahiti, the name of the collection, and summer vacations. I pictured myself on a tropical island.
I first primed my eyes with concealer. I then placed the peachy shades from the summer breeze palette in the crease. I intensified it with the reddish rust color and smoked out the outer corner with the purple shade. I used the lightest peachy shade to go over the crease for a gradient effect.
I used the mascara from the collection and I thought it provided just enough volume for everyday looks but it was t anything super glam. I’m not much of a máscara girl though, so don’t take my word for it. It’s hard to capture on camera but I really liked how the whole look turned out.
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