Sunday, November 1, 2009

Primed and Perfectly Tan - Laura Geller Spackle® Tinted Under Make-up Primer Review

Hello my lovelies!!! Did you do anything fun for Halloween? My friends and I were supposed to go out as characters from Gilligan's Island, but several of us were not feeling very well, so that went down the drain, and I ended up hanging out at home and handing out candy to the little ones, which was actually super fun! The babies especially were SOOOOO adorable! There were a few who came in strollers, and even a 3 month old dressed as a ladybug!! We also gave out the light up glow bracelets, which were a big hit! It's fun to see kids get excited and I love to watch their eyes light up!

In other news I recently tried a sample of the Laura Geller Spackle Tinted Under Makeup Primer in Bronze. It is an oil-free face primer that creates a perfect base for your makeup, while giving you a hint of color. It is described on the Sephora website as the following:

Laura Geller Spackle® Tinted Under Make-up Primer has the same features and benefits as the best-selling Spackle®, but now shimmers with a sheer bronze tint. Revive your skin with a primer that re-texturizes the skin's surface to achieve a flawlessly smooth finish with a hint of sunkissed glow. The lightweight formula is also great for your skin—a complex of Botanical extracts nourish, moisturize, and protect. The velvety formula creates a perfect canvas for foundation and blush application and keeps makeup in place and looking fresh all day long.

This product is WONDERFUL! The product itself is very thin and liquidy. It feels light and silky on the skin and it gives a perfect, clean slate for makeup, but also looks wonderful on its own! It has a slight tint to it that makes you look sun-kissed. It gives you a nice tan glow without looking orange. Seriously, I would take this over self-tanners any day! It is not streaky, it blends so well into the skin and you won't even be able to feel anything. It does not provide the coverage of a foundation or tinted moisturizer, but if you are like me and don't really need coverage, this is great because the tint gives you just enough oomph that you feel like you are not naked (in the face that is), while giving you a natural, sun-kissed glow. This really is effortless, gives you a nice base for a natural no makeup look, or for a full face of makeup.

When you first pump the product it will look super dark, as in the swatch below, on the left. But then when you blend it out the color sheers out, as pictured on the right side of the swatch:

I know the blended out side makes it look glossy, but once the product is dry, it is matte, so you don't have to worry about being shiny. Even though the blended product looks almost colorless, I am NC 30 - NC 35 and this product makes me look perfectly tan. I am not sure how dark it will be on NC 15 skin tones so you might want to swatch it first at Sephora and see how it works for you. This is definitely tempting me to try out more Laura Geller products.

For a little fun & games, I was recently tagged by Fantastic over at Suka & Spice to do a one-word tag game. The purpose is to answer all the questions below with only one word. Here are my responses:

Where's your cell phone? Dresser
Your hair? Floppy
Your mother? Kitchen
Your father? Computer
Favorite Food? Chocolate
Dream Last Night? None
Favorite Drink? Limca
What Room Are You In? Dining
Hobby? Crafts
Fear? Pain
Where Were You Last Night? Home
Something That You Aren't? Short
Muffins? No
Wish List Item? Wii
Where Did You Grow Up? LA
What Are You Wearing? Express
Your Pets? None
Friends? Fabulous
Something You're Not Wearing? Bracelet
Favorite Store? Costco
Favorite Color? Red
Last Time You Laughed? Today
Your Best Friend? Fiance
Bestest Place You Go To Over and Over? Motherland
Person Who Emails You Regularly? Fiance
Favorite Place to Eat? TV

Now I would tag some of y'all, but I'm going to let it go this time....


  1. when is this impending wedding??
    the spackle looks nice--a product i've seen but have never tried. for halloween i ended up giving out candy (and skull shaped erasers) to a total of two groups of children..then we went out and danced a bit in our strange, last minute costumes :)

  2. My wedding is in May. I still have a many months left but time flies and there is so much to do! Since you just got married, do you have any good wedding tips!?!?



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