7 August 2014


I have long known about the brand Gorgeous Cosmetics, and been fascinated with the large range of products, so when I was asked to trial some of their products, I happily accepted. If you have never heard of Gorgeous Cosmetics before, now is time.

The brand was founded in 1999 by award-winning Melbourne Makeup Artist David McConnell, and today the large and gorgeous product range is sold at Nordstrom and 250 other high-end retailers across Europe and the US, which is a testament to how amazing the products are.
Here are my thoughts on the 8 Pan Essential Eye Shades, 8 Pan Blush/Highlight Palette, Powder Brush, Liquid Lips, Lipstick and Lip Pencil…. And keep reading for how you can WIN all of these products from Gorgeous Cosmetics..



The Gorgeous Cosmetics Palette 8 Pan Essential Shades* contains absolutely everything you need, and for someone as conservative as me, usually reaching for nude and brown shades, this palette is nothing short of amazing, and absolutely essential, as the name suggests.

The eye palette contains the shades Monkey, Gold Digger, Fab, DMC Black in the top row and  Smudge, True Taupe, Fudge and Jet in the bottom row. The top row are all shimmery shades, while the bottom row are all matte.

And you probably got several of those multi-shade palettes where you've ended up using just a few of the shades, but not with this palette, as it is simply so well put together that you'll want to use every single shade included.

All the colours are beautiful, both used individually for a simple classic look, but also layered for an endless combination of looks. When I first saw the palette I thought that there was no way that I’d use the charcoal and black shades, but these are surprisingly workable, and work perfectly with the rest of the shades in the palette when you’re creating that smoky eye, and they can be used as liner shades or to deepen other colours in the palette.


The shadows are all extremely pigmented and so easy to blend. You can apply just a wash of colour, or easily build it up as intensely as you like. And they are very long lasting, even on my combination skin with slightly greasy eyelids, and without the use of a primer they still stay put all day without creasing or fading.

The shadows come in a large slimline black palette with a huge mirror. It may be a little large to carry around in your handbag on a daily basis, but I rarely do touch-ups doing the day anyway, so for me it doesn't matter - but the palette is perfect to take with you when you go away on mini breaks or holidays, as you simply won’t run out of looks to do, so it is all you’d need to pack for your eyes.

The Gorgeous Cosmetics blush and highlight palette* is an absolute must-have for the cheeks, and it contains 8 shades; 4 highlight shades and 4 blush shades. The shades included are Potato Cake, Nude, Peach Glow, Rhubarb in the top row and Natural, Toffee Shine, Sesame, and Apples in the bottom row. Four of the shades are matte, while the four shades Peach Glow, Rhubarb, Peach Glow and Rhubarb all have the perfect amont of shimmer without being over the top glittery. And there really is something for every taste and occasion in this palette, from the palest of pale pastel peach, a dusty rose, an apricot, a peachy brown and a peachy pink as well as of course the nude and natural colours which are perfect for highlighting.


These blushes and highlighters have an incredibly soft and creamy powdery formula and they are so beautiful to work with as they are so pigmented and so easy to work with a blend using a blush brush. And the result is natural, even when you build up the colour to be more intense, it never looks cakey. And like the eyeshadows, it is long lasting doesn’t fade or budge, and even in the end of the day, still looks freshly applied.


The Gorgeous Cosmetics Medium Powder Brush #029* may be a classified as a powder brush, but personally I find it works brilliantly for applying the blushes and highlighters thanks to the slightly tapered tip. And because it is made from natural hair it picks up the powder extremely well and makes blending it out breeze.

The brush is of such a high quality, and I love that it comes with a little plastic sleeve to protect the bristles. I’ve love to add a few more to my collection, especially one of their amazing brush collection sets but may just settle with a contour brush, shadow blender and eye wash brush to begin with.


The Gorgeous Cosmetics Liquid Lips*, unlike other lipglosses is incredibly long lasting, lasting well over 4 hours on my lips and even surviving a cup of tea and a drink of water. It has a lovely creamy formula feels so lovely and moisturising on the lips and it gives the lips a super glossy and high shine finish. The colour Allure is a lovely medium pink that is perfect to wear alone for a natural casual look, or it can be worn over any lipstick for an instantly shiny result. There are 12 colours available in the Liquid Lips range, and I’ve already got my eyes on a few more of them..



The Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick* in Persuasion is a lovely red with a blue undertone. It has a lovely smooth texture and feels very light yet very moisturising on the lips. It is incredibly pigmented, and consequently it gives you a high colour pay off with an intense colour that simply stays put for hours on end. It is so glamorous looking with such a nice glossy finish. It even lasts through cups of tea and a light lunch, although it does fade slightly more than if you eat and drink, naturally. And if you don’t, the beautiful glossy finish remains for hours too. And when it fades, it fades evenly, leaving a nice stain on the lips, that simply doesn’t budge all day!!!

The lipstick works perfectly when using the Gorgeous Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Red Carpet* first to line your lips and ensure your lipstick stays in place and you have no bleeds. The pencil is so soft and creamy and glides on easily without feathering. There are 30 colours available in the lipstick range, so there is a colour for ever taste and occasion.


Overall these products from Gorgeous Cosmetics really are just that – gorgeous, and I am so enjoying using every single one of these products. They are of such a high quality, which makes then a dream to work with and wear, and the fact that they are enriched with anti-aging and healing ingredients including as Chamomile, Aloe Vera and Vitamins A & E, just adds to that.

And I love that Gorgeous Cosmetics was founded right here in Melbourne, it doesn’t get any more local than that! And while I absolutely love all the products, the standout products for me were the Eyeshadow palette and the Blush/Highlight Palette and the Powder Brush, however there are so many products in their range, there is something for everyone, and so many more products that I’m so wanting to try!
*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

  • Gorgeous Cosmetics Palette 8 Pan Essential Eye Shades: RRP $89 – Available here
  • Gorgeous Cosmetics Palette 8 Pan Blush/Highlight: RRP $89 – Available here
  • Gorgeous Cosmetics Medium Powder Brush #029: RRP $52 – Available here
  • Gorgeous Cosmetics Liquid Lips: RRP $30 – Available here
  • Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick: RRP $35 – Available here
  • Gorgeous Cosmetics Lip Pencil in Red Carpet: RRP $25 – Available here


But if you enter code FAN30 at checkout when you shop online at Gorgeous
Cosmetics, you can get 30% off. And this offer is open internationally too as Gorgeous Cosmetics ships worldwide! (Discount offer expires 17th August 2014)

Have you ever tried any of the products from Gorgeous Cosmetics? What do you think of these Products?


And now for the good news, the lovely people at Gorgeous Cosmetics wants to give one Beauty and Lifestyle Hunter the chance to win one set of these beautiful products. Yep, you read it correctly, you can WIN ONE OF EACH OF THE PRODUCTS IN THIS POST… How Amazing is that….  to find out how and to enter, click here. 
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  1. The shades in those palettes look stunning and the brush looks fab too x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  2. i would love to live in korea ^^

  3. I'd love to win and try them all, they sound awesome!
    johtkool@gmail.com Australia Thanks


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