This is big. Literally. Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow is the largest piece of makeup own. Tahitian glow is used to give a glowy look for both face and body. (Due to the behemoth amount of product, I'm guessing the folks at Laura Geller were taking the use for body seriously). However, what exactly is a baked body frosting? Is it a bronzer? Highlighter? Both? Read on to see what I made of Laura Geller's Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow.
First, I'll cover the stats. Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting weighs in at 0.85 oz. (compare with 0.28 oz. for NARS Laguna bronzer). It's good for liberal use on the body. Not only is there a lot of product, it's encased in plastic packaging that makes it look even larger. You can see above that the lid is at least an inch thick. The product doesn't dome much above the pan, but the cap is huge. The extra room is to hold the puff that is meant to apply the product on your body. There's also a disposable quality plastic tray that holds the puff. To be honest, it's a bit impractical. I'd rather have a puff-less product with a smaller lid, or a built-in-shelf for the puff to give it a more luxe feel. I received Tahitian Glow as a part of Laura Geller's Glow and Behold Set (QVC exclusive), however it is sold individually for $45. While the quality of the product inside is nice, it could use sleeker packaging.
The swirling tan, cream, and pearly pink are beautiful in the pan. They remind me of MAC's mineralize products. I think these swirls are a fun aspect to the product; each individual product will look a little bit different. Laura Geller's Baked Body Frosting formula can be used both wet and dry. It's well pigmented and has a smooth but slightly thick and powdery texture which seems to be characteristic of baked products. The ingredient list isn't too long and it doesn't contain mineral oil or parabens.
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retynyl Palmitate, BHT, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
|Clockwise from left: NARS Laguna Bronzer, Laura Geller|
Overall, Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow is a fun addition to my summer makeup collection. The swirled product looks beautiful in the pan, though the packaging is a bit bulky. It's a less messy alternative to liquid illuminators for the body, and if used lightly can provide a strategic J.Lo glow to the body. Due to Tahitian glow's frosted nature, I'd be hesitant to layer this on heavily for an actual color change of your skin. The color looks nice on the face as well, though I would purpose this more towards illuminating purposes as opposed to bronzing or contouring. Thanks for reading! Have you tried Laura Geller's baked body frosting? Do you have products in your collection designated for body use?
Disclosure: This post contains product(s) sent to Cute and Mundane for consideration by PR. The ideas and opinions in this post are genuine and my own.
I LOVE this stuff. My mom purchased the Glow n Behold set as well. I have very pale skin but when I use it lightly on my arms and neck, it doesn't look fake at all. Also, the great thing is it doesn't transfer. I wore a 3/4 length white shirt and none of it came off on the inside of the sleeves.ReplyDelete
Hi Amanda, thanks for the extra insight--- I think this definitely works for lighter skin. It doesn't show up a lot on my currently tan skin, but just enough for a little glow :)Delete
That is enormous! I like that it gives a glow but just a hint of color, actually - it makes it great for layering. And thanks for posting the ingredients, Dovey.ReplyDelete
Hi Larie- I know, I wish you could see it in person! I like hints of color too. I'm glad you like my ingredient posts; I'm hoping they help someone out there!Delete
I think I would just get this for the beautiful swirls of color, I have one Laura Geller baked blush and I love it!ReplyDelete
Hi Rocaille, I love the pan too! I do have one blush that came with the kit, and I actually like it a lot too. I'll try to post on that soon :)Delete
I have one of these behemoth sized bronzers and just want to smash my face into the giant pans whenever I open it. LOL I've been too lazy to bronze my body when I rarely take the time to bronze my face, but you've reminded me to give it a try. I think the sheen on this LG body bronzer is really pretty on your swatch. :)ReplyDelete
HAHA, I'll contemplate face smashing the next time I get one out. I'm way too slow with makeup as-is. Body bronzing would only occur for special occasions :PDelete
Beware, I own this and transfer to clothing and furniture was a problem whether I used it wet or dry! And oh, my, please don't seweat! Won't use it again. Into the trash it went.ReplyDelete