Posted by Laura on Jun 21,2012
I spend a lot of time on Facebook, Twitter and QVC Community reading through comments, to see what my GGs are up to. Your feedback is always important to me, and I love being able to chime in and help you whenever I can.
I also love reading the threads and discovering ingenious beauty tips and makeup tricks that you GGs share among each other. I must say, sometimes you gals come up with such fun and creative techniques on how to use my products!
Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow is currently in the spotlight—one QVC Community member shares a tip on using a big powder brush as an alternative to the enclosed Puff:
“I took a very large, very fluffy powder brush and I very lightly dusted some of the Tahitian glow on my neck and I cannot believe the wonders it did! It sort of equalized the skin tone between my neck and face and my neck isn't the glaring white thing it was before” –QVC Community Member
My Facebook Fans also all rave about the product (thanks for reminding me that it’s the PERFECT bridal makeup bronzer!):
“I gave my daughter the Tahitian Glow. She is getting married in June and I know she is going to be even more beautiful with it on” –Facebook Fan
“Your Baked Body Frosting in Tahitian Glow is definitely my go-to bronzer now!” – Facebook Fan
So THANK YOU to all of you GGs who leave such fantastic comments! I encourage you to always share your feedback and tips, because who knows—yours could be featured someday here on laurageller.com or my social media outlets to share with other GGs :)
Posted by Laura on May 22,2012
Whether it’s an interview with a magazine editor or a conversation with my GGs on Facebook, I’m always asked this question: Who inspires you? To be honest, there isn’t just one person who has inspired me in my career (other than my mom, of course). My answer is…YOU.
My inspiration comes from all of you women out there—from those in the workplace to the stay-at-home moms and caregivers, I find women everywhere around the world marvelous and inspiring! When I’m stopped in the street by a woman who tells me how my makeup has changed their life, I’m immediately flattered and motivated to continue to deliver breakthroughs in products and technologies, and develop beauty problem solvers that are helpful, affordable and universally flattering (and goof-proof in every way!).
As a makeup artist, I applaud and commend every woman out there who isn’t afraid to be herself and who charges up ahead, proud of her own style. In the entertainment industry, I’m inspired by women like Joan Rivers—original to the core, still doing their own unique thing and stylish at any and every age.
And, speaking of those in the beauty and fashion forefront, another source of inspiration for me are magazine editors.
Me with Fitness Magazine's Beauty Director, Eleanor Langston, at their Blogger event in NYC!
Here I am at the Cosmopolitan Magazine office in NYC getting ready to meet with editors!
These are the people who seek, discover and report on everything that is new, trendy, innovative and good for you out there. They’re smart and savvy…they give you the truth on what’s in (and often times what’s out, ha!) in the beauty world. While I’m usually the one being interviewed, I oftentimes turn the tables and ask about what inspires them as beauty advocates and what’s on their radar for the next big, game changing, must-have product or trend. I love hearing their industry insight and learning what the next can’t-live-without products will be. When I tell the editors about my own upcoming products and innovations, they also get so excited that it always reminds me of why I love what I do, and love who I do it for—all of you.
Posted by Laura on May 11,2012
I just wanted to tell you all I had so much fun at QVC last Friday presenting my Glow-n-Behold Collection (which included three brand new, worldwide products launches!). I also brought other brand new products and technologies that I am so proud of, and I hope all of my GGs love them.
Here I am with Sharon Faetsch holding my brand NEW Lip Pops Lush Waterproof Lip Glosses. Sharon is holding my brand NEW Take Cover Anti-Aging Foundation with SPF 20. We also showed viewers my brand NEW WOW Factor Mascara!
Me and Jane Treacy with my Glow-n-Behold Collection after my QVC US TSV last Friday! We had such a blast.
Thank you to EVERYONE who joined me throughout the day on QVC last Friday. I am always so happy and humbled when you are able to tune in and connect with me on my Facebook and Twitter, sharing your wonderful thoughts and comments. I’ll be back on QVC US June 25th-26th, girlfriends. As always, I hope you'll be joining me.
Posted by Laura on May 07,2012
Photos are priceless, and you never realize how much you truly treasure them until you take the time to look through your photo albums. I found this photo of me (when I was four years old!) and my mother, and I was filled with so many wonderful emotions.
Me with my mom when I was 4 years old
Seeing the joy in my mother’s eyes while I held my newborn almost twelve years ago is a moment and a memory I will treasure always. I simply don’t know how to describe the pure joy of being a mother myself.
My mother with me and Daniel as a baby
There’s never a day I’m not mindful of how lucky I am to have my mother in my life. For those of you who are fortunate to still have your mothers, or even that special someone who has been like a mom to you, please know you are truly blessed. And for those who have lost your mothers or the person in your life who was like a mother to you, you’re in my thoughts and in my heart. Since my father passed away, I know how hard it is so lose someone you love, and my heart goes out to you.
I think Mother’s Day is not only about mothers, but about women everywhere! Women should be celebrated and applauded (all the time!) because we are all caregivers at some point or another, whether to children, elderly or even our dearest friends.
Take a moment to pat yourself on the back this Mother’s Day or even buy yourself a gift because you deserve it, girlfriends.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing women out there. Enjoy your day!
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.