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Review: Gilded Cage Cosmetics

One of the things I enjoy most about Instagram is its ability to expose me to beauty brands previously unknown to me. I recently came across Gilded Cage Cosmetics; a cosmetics brand born in Australia, designed in Paris, and made in Italy. Gilded Cage creates lipsticks, glosses, and eyeshadows that are formulated to highlight and reveal your natural beauty. I was lucky enough to be sent some products from their fabulous collection to test out, and today I am here to share my thoughts.

Gilded Cage is a smaller brand I can easily see becoming huge in the near future. From their luxe matte black and grey packaging with gold etching, to the colour payoff and texture, to the longevity of wear, Gilded Beauty are onto a winner.

Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick - No.107 Sparkling Mauve
"Our hydra-boosting full colour release lip formulation is indulgently soft, weightless and infused with natural moisturising actives. An amino acid derivative, wild mango butter, water lily and orchid flower extracts combined work to nourish and soften the lip surface. An innovative sugar derived molecule locks in moisture so that your lips are smooth, soft and moisturised across time. A filming copolymer in innovative gelly base delivers a cushiony sensation and a gellified system delivers a creamy texture that is rich, comfortable and full colour in release."

This lipstick is the ultimate spring colour. It is perfect for daily use and will leave your lips feeling comfortable and hydrated all day long. It is a gorgeous mauve shade with a finish that gleams in the sunlight. It is super creamy and glides so effortlessly onto the lips. With its buildable colour payoff, hydrating properties and sexy latte black with gold etching bullet packaging, this lipstick has become one of my go-to products.

Gilded Cage Charisma Lipgloss - No.84 Copper Rose
"Our lip gloss formulation creates a sophisticated game of light for a luxe finish. Charisma lip gloss is enriched with softening and smoothing Aleurites Molucanna seed oil (kendi oil) for luscious healthy lip comfort across time. A unique spherical pearl reflects light to optically hide lip lines and furrows. Each jewel like shade looks stunning applied stand alone. Or you can transform your favourite lipstick when overlaid. Our texture is soft, cushiony and non-tacky."
This gloss has the most beautiful shine and sparkle. As a gloss alone on the lips it does not provide much colour payoff, but when applied over the top of the lipstick it brings it up another level with the gloss and sparkle it provides. It has a yummy vanilla scent and taste that is subtle and not overpowering like some other brands' lipsticks are guilty of. This gloss is not sticky, and is actually one of my current fave makeup products which is a large compliment coming from a mostly non-gloss-loving gal.

Gilded Cage Revelation Eyeshadow - No.23 Rose Gold & No.5 Metallic Mahogany
"Our long lasting cream- to-powder “set and forget” formulation offers up to 14 hour budge proof crease proof wear. This innovative formula extends a window of play to achieve endless 3-D buildable custom finishes, from sheer to highly metallic before setting. Revelation eyeshadow can also be used as a longwear base to make your eyeshadows jump, a highlight under the arch of the brow and corner of your eye or layered for a fool proof smokey eye in minutes. Each shade is enriched with Carthamus Tinctorius oil, algae and orchid flower extracts, offering not only flawless glide but restorative properties for the skins hydrolipidic film."
These liquid eyeshadows are some of the most beautiful eyeshadows I have ever used. These two colours are super pigmented, and creamy with a mousse-like consistency. They set quickly on the lid and last for a full days wear; no budging, smudging or creasing. These eyeshadows can be applied with a brush, fingers, or the ingenius doe-foot applicator attached to the lid. For maximum colour pay-off I preferred to use my finger to apply straight to my lids.

I am totally enamoured with all of the Gilded Cage products I have tried so far, and hope to test more in the future.

To purchase Gilded Cage goodies, head to their website.


  1. I've always wanted to try some of their products. Was a great read!

  2. I'm yet to try any Gilded Cage products, but they look amazing!!! I will have to now!

  3. Their eyeshadows are so nice so metallic!

  4. I've always wanted to try their products, they look so good xx