Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Laura Geller Beauty Off the Vine AD Shipment #2

Back in December when I received the Laura Geller Beauty Off the Vine TSV from QVC, I didn't expect to keep up with the auto-delivery kits.

It wasn't that I didn't like the products -- most of them were big favorites actually (and have continued to be).  But there were a couple of small issues with the one of the items and since I already have plenty of makeup, I thought it might be best to cancel the auto-delivery option.

Well, perhaps I'll cancel the final shipment but I just couldn't resist this second one. 

Like the first kit, the second installment includes five products:

  • Spackle Supercharged Fortified Under Makeup Primer
  • Take Cover Anti-Aging Foundation SPF20 with Skin Self-Defense Complex
  • Baked ImPRESSions Blush in Barolo Blush
  • Baked ImPRESSions Eyeshadow Duo in Vino Cotto
  • Colored Enriched Anti-Aging Lipstick in Cabernet Crush
It also comes with a wine glass charm.

Laura Geller Beauty Off the Vine AD #2

The Spackle, foundation, and wine glass charm are exactly the same from the first kit.

I originally thought about cancelling the auto-delivery for this kit because of the foundation.  While the formula is quite nice, the Fair shade is a bit too dark for me.  I can get it to blend in if I work with it, but I have so many foundations in my collection and most of them don't require that much effort to wear.

However, as luck would have it, the Fair shade is a pretty good match for my mother (which just shows how dark this particular fair shade is -- my mother is not what anyone would consider fair) so she's happy to receive her own bottle from this installment.

(If you want to see a swatch of the fair foundation, check out my original review of the TSV.)

I have fallen completely in love with the Supercharged Spackle and am happy to have a back-up.

Laura Geller Take Cover Foundation, Supercharged Spackle, & wine glass charm

For me, though, the stars of this kit are the eyeshadow and lipstick.

The Baked ImPRESSions Eyeshadow Duo in Vino Cotto features a light lilac shade and a vibrant pinky purple.  Both shadows are matte.

Laura Geller Baked ImPRESSions Eyeshadow Duo in Vino Cotto

Laura Geller Baked ImPRESSions Eyeshadow Duo in Vino Cotto
I absolutely adore this shadow combination. With the light lilac shade on the eye and the pinky purple in the crease, you get the perfect spring/summer eye. 

If you're not comfortable with the brightness of the pinky purple shade, it blends out really easily for a nice soft look. 

I find both shadows easy to work with, though you can probably tell that the lilac shade isn't quite as pigmented as the pinky purple. Still, you can layer it to get a pretty deep look if that's what you're after.

When it comes to the Color Enriched Anti-Aging Lipstick in Cabernet Crush, I have to be honest -- when I first opened the tube, I was taken aback.  The color looks so deep and dark, making it an odd choice for a spring or summer makeup palette.

Of course, looks are often deceiving, especially when it comes to lipstick in the tube, and that was definitely the case here.

The shade is actually a bright pinky purple that seems pretty on trend for spring/summer.

Laura Geller Color Enriched Anti-Aging Lipstick in Cabernet Crush

Laura Geller Color Enriched Anti-Aging Lipstick in Cabernet Crush

It's funny because I don't usually wear bright shades like Cabernet Crush.  However, in recent weeks, I've been reading lots of blog posts and watching lots of YouTube videos featuring the Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids Lipsticks and Brazen Berry has totally caught my eye. I was thinking about picking it up but since Cabernet Crush is a similiar shade -- I think Brazen Berry may be a bit more purple, though I'm only going by swatches -- I don't need to get it now.

If the color is a little too bright or bold for you, it's easy to tone down by blotting or rubbing it in with a finger. 

It's a gorgeous color that is perfect for spring. 

(I will say that I don't think I'd wear the lipstick with the eyeshadow duo as the pamphlet that comes with the kit recommends.  With my fair skin, it's a little too bold and bright for my comfort level.  However, if you like bright makeup or have darker skin, they definitely complement one another.)

The Baked ImPRESSions Blush in Barolo Blush may seem like nothing special, but really it's the perfect combination with the bright eyeshadow and bold lipstick.  The shade is a soft matte pink.

Laura Geller Baked ImPRESSions Blush in Barolo Blush

Laura Geller Baked ImPRESSions Blush in Barolo Blush

It is a fairly light shade so it looks extremely natural on my fair skin.  However, if you have medium or darker skin, you may need to layer the blush a bit to get it to show up.

For the Spackle, eyeshadow, and lipstick alone, this kit is worth it to me so I'm very happy that I didn't wind up cancelling the auto-delivery shipments. I may still cancel the final one... I haven't made up my mind yet.

What do you think of the shades in this kit?  Are you a fan of the bold, bright lip color that seems to be popular this spring?


  1. the bold shades looks amazing! i would totally wear it.. i really like how there are designs on her products :)

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    1. The lipstick shade is nothing short of amazing -- and I say that as someone who doesn't usually wear bright lip colors.

      The little designs on the products are definitely a cute touch. :)


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