Assalamualaikum and hello love. As promised (in my instagram that is), I am gonna share with all of you my thoughts on Golden Rose cosmetics. Wait, have you ever heard of Golden Rose? To be honest, I have never heard of the brand before and being the makeup junkie that I am, I'm definitely intrigue to try out their products. Golden Rose is manufactured by Erkul Cosmetics which hails from Turkey. Erkul Cosmetics is one of the leading companies in the industry with 30 years of experience. Rest assured all of Golden Rose products MUST go under Product Safety Assessment as to ensure the safety of all products. Their products are 90% made in Turkey and another 10% from other Europe countries such as Germany, Czech Republic, etc. The best part is, all of Golden Rose products are halal, as told by the manufacturer. We don't really have a lot of halal cosmetics here in Malaysia, so this is definitely a great addition :) Okay enough of the stories, can we please go ahead and talk about the makeup? :D
DREAM EYEBROW PENCIL #307 (Taupe Brown)
Retail Price : RM15
Size/Weight : 0.25g
Golden Rose Dream Eyebrow Pencil comes in 3 shades and I got myself in #307 which is a taupe brown. It is a retractable pen so you don't have to worry about sharpening it up. The texture of the eyebrow pencil is not too creamy nor too hard. Just the right consistency, well for me at least. It's easy to draw out the shapes I wanted and it blends pretty well. But I think I would suit #304 which is a dark brown better because the taupe brown is a bit light on my complexion. I am not really a fan of the brush as I would always prefer a spoolie. But it's still workable and my eyebrow looks good too but I need more time to get used of the brush.
WATERPROOF RETRACTABLE EYELINER #06 (Platinum)
Retail Price : RM22
Size/Weight : 0.31g
Golden Rose Waterproof Retractable Eye Liner in Platinum is gorgeous! I'm not sure how Platinum supposed to look like but to me it's Silver. It is so creamy and glides on smoothly on my eyes. This is perfect for inner corner and under the brow bone highlighting because it can reach to the small corner. As for the waterproof criteria, I do not face any smudginess and I do not noticed any transfer when I used it for about 4 hours. I would give this eyeliner a thumbs up!
I'm not sure whether you can tell based on the photo above, but I think my eyebrow looks a bit lighter than I used too draw them in. The Platinum Eye Liner really stands out and makes my eyes look brighter!
CAT'S EYES LINER (BLACK)
Retail Price : RM16
Size/Weight : 6ml
I'm glad that I got an eyeliner because I love eyeliner because it opens up my eyes and makes them look prettier. *hahaha perasan* Anyway, Cat's Eyes Liner gives a matte finish and it is really black. The only thing I don't like is the brush is too flimsy. It's hard to give a precise flick as the brush does not follow my hand movement whenever I drag the brush on my lash line. The formulation is somehow a bit too wet as it smudges to my lower lash line. Maybe I just gotta use this more so that I can get used with the right technique.
The eyeliner does give a beautiful finish and I really like the final result. It does not move or smudge even after using it for 5 hours so that's good news. It's also easy to remove with makeup remover.
SILKY TOUCH BLUSH-ON #207 (Deep Coral)
Retail Price : RM22
Size/Weight : 6g
Admit it, we need colours on our cheeks for that healthy glow. Be it flush of pink. peaches, warm tones berry or whatever, we need it to make our face more lively. That's the use of a blush. Golden Rose Silky Touch Blush-On is beautiful deep coral shade powder blush that is pigmented and blend out easily. It is silky to the touch and buttery. However it is a bit powdery as whenever I dunked my brush into the pan, the powder goes everywhere. I did not notice any shimmer so I guess this is a powder matte blush. This colour would be great for everyday use because it's very natural and subtle.
Peachy cheeks for a natural look.
LIP LINER #204 (Hot Pink)
Retail Price : RM17
Size/Weight : 1.0g
Golden Rose Lip Liner in #204 is described as hot pink that is very vibrant indeed. A good match for any bright pink lipsticks and even purple tone lipstick. It's quite creamy and easy to glide on. This is not retractable so it needs to be sharpened. I have nothing to complaint about this lip liner, really.
VELVET MATTE LIPSTICK
Retail Price : RM20
Size/Weight : 4.2g
From left to right | #26 : Matte Cotton Candy, #08 : Matte Party Pink & #18 : Matte Deep Red
Ahh we have come to the best part, which is lipsticks. Golden Rose Velvet Matte lipstick is a high pigmented lipstick with a velvety matte finish. 27 shades is available on the website so you have plenty to choose from. Even though this is a matte lipstick, it does not feel dry on my lips due to the moisturizing agent and Vitamin E included in the formulation. It is long-wearing in my opinion because it stays on at least 3 hours without eating or drinking. Even after eating my meal, I can notice the stain but of course being me, I would touch up my lips. The lipstick glides on smoothly on my lips and I find the tip of the lipstick really helps to create nice line at the edges of my lips without going out of shape. The packaging is quite confusing actually as I thought I've received all berry/oxblood lipsticks due to the burgundy packaging. *hahaha*
Which one is your favourite shade?
*TYPO : Waterproof Eyeliner is in the shade #06, NOT #90.
So what do you think? Are you gonna get any of the Golden Rose products? Golden Rose makeup will be available in retail outlets somewhere in March/April 2015 and all of the products will be screened and approved by our Malaysian Health Ministry. Of all the products I tried, my favourite products are the Velvet Matte Lipstick, Waterproof Retractable Eyeliner and the Lip Liner. I think they are must try items! :)
For more information, you guys can check out :
http://goldenrose.com.my/ - prelaunching products only
https://www.facebook.com/goldenroseMY - Golden Rose Cosmetics Malaysia Facebook Page
http://www.goldenrose.com.tr/en/homepage - Official site (Turkey)
Thanks for reading love! ^_^