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Gorgeous Cosmetics Swatches & Review - First Impression

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Gorgeous Cosmetics Profile

Gorgeous Cosmetics is an Australian brand founded in 1999. They offer a wide variety of cosmetics including foundation, face powders, eye products, etc. 

I became aware of Gorgeous Cosmetics earlier this year and they seem to be growing in popularity among bloggers. I was offered 4 products to share with you today.


Gorgeous Cosmetics Pics & Swatches - Ink Liquid Eye Pencil, Colour Pro Powder Blush, Sheer Brilliance Liquid Foundation, Lipstick


gorgeous cosmetics colour pro powder blush in coral review
Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Pro Powder Blush in Coral

gorgeous cosmetics colour pro powder blush in coral swatch
Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Pro Powder Blush in Coral

gorgeous cosmetics ink liquid eye pencil in carbon black review
Gorgeous Cosmetics Ink Liquid Eye Pencil in Carbon Black

gorgeous cosmetics ink liquid eye pencil in carbon black swatch
Gorgeous Cosmetics Ink Liquid Eye Pencil in Carbon Black

gorgeous cosmetics lipstick in tango review
Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick in Tango

gorgeous cosmetics lipstick in tango swatch
Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick in Tango (slightly more pink in person, but camera had trouble capturing it)

gorgeous cosmetics sheer brilliance liquid foundation in 1n-sb review
Gorgeous Cosmetics Sheer Brilliance Liquid Foundation in 1N-SB

gorgeous cosmetics sheer brilliance liquid foundation in 1n-sb swatch
Gorgeous Cosmetics Sheer Brilliance Liquid Foundation in 1N-SB


Gorgeous Cosmetics Reviews - Ink Liquid Eye Pencil, Colour Pro Powder Blush, Sheer Brilliance Liquid Foundation, Lipstick


Gorgeous Cosmetics Ink Liquid Eye Pencil in Carbon Black Review

Product Type - gel pencil liner
Shade - jet black
Finish - satin
On the Eye - super pigmented; very creamy; can be smudged right after application then sets
Price - $24
Where to Buy - GorgeousCosmetics.com
My Thoughts - This is an extremely creamy eye liner--super smooth and lovely. The pigmentation is amazing and this is a super black-black liner for those that prefer black over charcoal. Once applied, this can be quickly smudged out before it sets, though it does tend to remain the most pigmented on the original area it's applied to. It sets fairly fast, so I recommend working fast. This removes very easily with makeup remover.


Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Pro Powder Blush in Coral Review

Product Type - pressed powder blush
Shade - slightly coral pink
Finish - matte
On the Cheek - well pigmented; slightly drier formula but not powdery on skin; blends nicely
Price - $25
Where to Buy - GorgeousCosmetics.com
My Thoughts - This is a great summer blush color! The texture is a bit drier, though it's not powdery on the face at all. It's well-pigmented and offers a matte finish. Overall, a decent blush.


Gorgeous Cosmetics Sheer Brilliance Liquid Foundation in 1N-SB Review

Product Type - semi-sheer liquid foundation
Shade - 1N-SB (light neutral beige
Finish - matte powder-like finish
Fragrance - extremely strong fragrance
On the Face - lightly pigmented; sets to velvety powder-like finish; dries a tad deeper in hue than when in liquid form
Price - $42
Where to Buy - GorgeousCosmetics.com
My Thoughts - First of all, I love that Gorgeous Cosmetics offers a decent variety of undertones. Sheer Brilliance seemed to come in fewer than some of the other foundations, though I'm assuming it's because it's semi-sheer and therefore more flexible. I've included the shade guide I was sent by Gorgeous Cosmetics below for reference. This shade in particular was a tad too light for me, though because it's so sheer once applied, I could make it work in a pinch. The color itself is fairly yellow-toned, though neutral. I'm a cool-neutral medium beige and found the color of this shade a tiny bit too yellow, which is often the case with many consumer brands for me. I think for someone with a bit more yellow in their skin, this could be a great shade. I should note that this foundation has a super strong fragrance. Personally, because my nose is so sensitive and I get migraines, I generally avoid foundations with fragrance. If that's not an issue for you, you may not mind it. This sets to a velvety powder-like finish, which is great for those that try to avoid super dewy looks. If you have dry skin, I strongly recommend moisturizing well beforehand as this formula is light, but slightly drying with wear on dry skin. While this wasn't the best fit for me personally, I think the product itself is nice and will work well for others with different coloring and skin types. 

Gorgeous Cosmetics Foundation Guide: 

FIRST, FIND YOUR NUMBER (this is the intensity)
- Our light tone is #1
-#2 is our medium range
-#3 is for tanned skin and
- 4 and 5 are for deeper skin tones.

SECOND, FIND YOUR LETTER (this is the undertone)-The letter should match the undertone of your skin:
N= Neutral (if your undertone is between yellow & pink— a balanced undertone)NB= Neutral Beige (closer to pinkish undertones)B= Beige/Pink (beige/pinkish undertones)Y= YellowD= Dark


Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick in Tango Review

Product Type - lipstick
Shade - bright red-pink (slightly more pink than red in person but hard to capture)
Finish - fairly glossy
Fragrance - faint scent, but hard to identify 
On the Lip - super creamy; melts quickly onto lips; glossy finish; well-pigmented
Price - $25
Where to Buy - GorgeousCosmetics.com
My Thoughts - This lipstick was such a fun color! It is incredibly creamy and melts very quickly onto the lips, though I didn't find it melted off my lips once applied. The pigmentation was great, even without a lip liner. I was surprised by how glossy the finish remained with wear, which was nice. It was very comfortable and even slightly hydrating with wear. I did have some slight staining, but I often find that's the case with such pigmented lipsticks. Overall, really lovely!

Have you tried Gorgeous Cosmetics? Did any of these products catch your eye?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 

8 comments :

  1. HUGE fan of Gorgeous Cosmetics! Love Tango on you!

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    1. It's a very pretty color!

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  3. My word, that lipstick is just stunning on you. A fab shade!

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    1. Aw thanks! It's a fun color ;)

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  4. I love the blush and lipstick! Such gorgeous colours!

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