Posted by Laura on Apr 09,2012
Many of you have been asking me on Facebook and Twitter what products are best to use to achieve the “matte look.” I think this is a great look, and with the right products and application techniques, you can create a truly flawless finish.
Here are some products that I recommend using:
Welcome Matte® Skin Enhancer
This amazing gel-based liquid keeps skin looking fresh, clean and shine-free, all day long. Apply to areas on your face with high shine or visibly large pores. You can even apply this throughout the day on top of your makeup.
Matte Maker Invisible Oil Blotting Powder
Suitable for all skin types, my invisible Oil Blotting Powder reduces shine, makes pores appear smaller and creates the perfect smooth matte finish.
Shimmer Down® Reduce Sparkle and Shine for Face and Eyes
This is perfect for my girls who love sparkle, but want to switch their look up every now and then (it’s like doubling your makeup collection without spending a lot!). Transform any of your favorite sparkly eyeshadows, blushes and more into new, (gorgeous!) soft matte powders. This product is also suitable for all skin tones, and won’t change the color of anything it mattifies. You can also apply Shimmer Down® over areas you’d like to de-shine.
Also, all of my Sugar Free products are designed to deliver a matte texture. Add one (or more!) of these products to your makeup routine:
Sugar Free Blush-n-Brighten
I love how this matte baked blush brightens your face and enhances your cheekbones, minus the shimmer. My Sugar Free Blush-n-Brighten is a blush that works for everyone, thanks to swirls of classic, neutral cheek colors that play up every skin tone. Simply apply the blush on the apples of your cheeks, and blend towards the hairline.
QUICK PIC HOW-TO:
Sugar Free Marble Matte Baked Eyeshadow Duo
My Sugar Free Matte Baked Eyeshadow makes every eye color pop! This duo is a perfect pairing of classic neutrals, with shades that can be worn together or on their own.
QUICK PIC HOW-TO (Peaches N Cream/Green Tea):
Discover and shop all of my matte makeup today!
I hope I’ve answered your mattifying questions, girls! Please connect with me anytime on Facebook and Twitter with any other questions or comments you may have. I am always here to help.
Posted by Laura on Mar 28,2012
It is with so much excitement that I announce to you my upcoming In-Studio Semi-Annual Sale*! Many of your favorite items will be discounted at 30% off. If you are in the Tri-State area, be sure to head to my studio on Saturday, March 31st (10AM – 6:30PM) to join in on all the excitement.
Love you and enjoy,
*Not valid on laurageller.com or phone orders. Sale price only applicable to transactions at the Laura Geller Makeup Studio, 1044 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY from 10:00 am -6:30 pm EST Saturday, March 31st, 2012. Some exclusions apply. Sale does not apply to new QVC items.
Posted by Laura on Jan 10,2012
Every year, I look forward to the end of December when my son Daniel is off from school and we get much needed down time. This year, we chose to get away to Dominican Republic for some relaxing, quality time together. There were so many kids Daniel’s age and he had a ball making lots of new friends. It was perfect because it gave me the time to catch up on a lot of reading. We had such a wonderful week and I still wish I was back in the warm weather.
It occurred to me as I was getting ready every day, that there were a few items that I kept reaching for. These are the same items I must have if I’m going on an overnight to QVC or long extended trips like this one. I thought I’d share them with you, as I love each item very much:
- Floxite 10X/1X Lighted Dual Mirror Compact in Pink – this is my new must have that I take with me everywhere I go. The magnified mirror is perfect when applying makeup. It is convenient and portable which makes it the perfect companion to take with you on a trip
- Dr. Denese’s Hydro Shield – the sun tends to leave skin dry and can take away the moisture in your face. This luscious cream makes my skin feel rehydrated. It also reduces fine lines and wrinkles which is an added plus.
- Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath – Being able to carry light was great and I have Philosophy to thank. Instead of carrying multiple items, I was able to use their all-in-one shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath for Daniel and I.
- Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Body Lotion – this is the ultimate Must-Have if your skin is dying of thirst. The lotion is so lightweight yet keeps my skin extremely moisturized. I suggest anyone who is suffering from the cold, dry months to pack this in their arsenal.
I was very fortunate to carve out time to go on vacation with Daniel. It left me feeling rested and rejuvenated for my All Stars Today Special Value on QVC. In presenting this special collection to you, it was my special way of saying “Thank You” for making these items award-winning customer favorites. Thanks to all who tuned in and brought in the New Year with me. It was a very special day for me and I’ve included some photos that showed you the fun we had. I can’t wait to see your comments on the QVC Forums and on my Facebook and Twitter pages.
Posted by Laura on Dec 26,2011
I am so excited to be ending 2011 with a bang – on December 31 st , I will present my brand new Today’s Special Value: All-Stars . If you have always been a fan of my makeup, this is certainly a collection you don’t want to miss out on as it includes all of my top selling and most loved items.
These items will help you perfect your makeup routine to achieve professional makeup artist results at home. Featuring my highly rated Italian-baked products in my best selling shades along with my “all star” face and eye primers to complete your look, all in a convenient and stylish cosmetic pouch, this collection is sure to make your New Year a success.
Make sure you’re there on QVC on December 31st to get a full preview of what’s inside. Below is a list of times:
12 AM EST / 9 PM PST (12/30) - Laura Geller Makeup Studio
7 AM EST / 4 AM PST - Laura Geller Makeup Studio
2 PM EST / 11 AM PST - Laura Geller Makeup Studio
6 PM EST / 3 PM PST - Laura Geller Makeup Studio
9 PM EST / 6 PM PST - Laura Geller Makeup Studio
Can’t wait to ring in the New Year with each and every one of you!
Posted by Laura on Dec 20,2011
The hustle and bustle in NYC and the twinkling lights almost everywhere can only mean one thing – the holidays are very, very near. The holidays for me have always been a nostalgic time to reminisce on family traditions and holidays past, but it is also a time to appreciate the present and look forward to the future. It is a time to express love, gratitude, and excitement about what comes next!
I am eternally grateful for all of your support this past year. Please know you, all of you, are a part of the memories I cherish and reflect upon always.
As another year comes to an end, I look so forward to starting a new chapter with you. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday that brings joy to your heart and are able to spend this special time with your loved ones.