Review: Gilded Cage Beauty

Gilded Cage are an Australian brand with products designed in Paris and made in Italy.

I was sent some items for review by the company – two Revelation eyeshadows and their best selling Charisma lip gloss.

I was really impressed by the minimalistic design on the packaging. The Dark Green box is offset by the beautifully simple Gold design.

First up: the Revelation eyeshadows. These are cream shadows that set to a powder finish. And when I say set, I mean budge proof, long lasting vibrant colours.20161110_110023-01

I received two eyeshadows – No. 8 Jewelled Aubergine and No. 23 Rose Gold. They come in a tube with a doe foot applicator. The tubes are well made and speak volumes of a high quality product. The design on the product reflects the design on the box.

Single swipe swatch of the Revelation Eyeshadows
Single swipe swatch of the Revelation Eyeshadows

The shadows are vividly pigmented and feel silky smooth, but can be sheered out by applying it in thin layers. I prefer to use a brush because I can control the level of pigmentation and blending. You have a bit of time to blend, but once set, it doesn’t budge. I love the micro shimmer in the shadows as they add a beautiful new layer to the look when the shimmer catches the light.

20161110_110052-01Next in: The Charisma lip gloss. I received the shade Aurora, which is a clear gloss with a beautiful micro shimmer in it. Now, I have to admit that I’m not the biggest fan of lip glosses. I love how they look, but they are sticky, goopy and your hair gets in it and gets messy. Not so much with this one.2016-11-14-14-19-12

It is a thick gloss, but it doesn’t slide nor does it get everywhere and mess up that makeup you spent ages perfecting. You definitely need a makeup remover to get rid of traces of this gloss; a simple swipe with a wet wipe will just not do. I really love the micro shimmer in the gloss – similar to the shadow. It really elevates your lips and boosts whatever product you’re wearing underneath. While I’m not shouting from the rooftops, this product has helped me make my peace with glosses.

Charisma lip gloss over Urban Decay Vice lipstick
Charisma lip gloss over Urban Decay Vice lipstick

You can find out more about Gilded Cage products and shop the full range of Revelation shadows, Charisma lipglosses and Unleashed lipstick on their website.Gilded Cage

Note: all products for this look were gifted to me by the company. All reviews and opinions are my own.

Have you tried products from Gilded Cage? Let me know your favourite products from the brand in the comments section. 


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