Indie 100% vegan and animal cruelty-free. Gourmande girls cosmetics owned by a woman! an amazing human being that creates superb products this is indeed the kind of company I love to support not only for the great products the brand makes but also for the big heart behind the brand.
Holaaa hellooo beauty! oh my goodness we are in September! The year is going in a flash! Crazy right. How are you, my friend? How is it going? I hope you are alright 🙃 without further ado let’s jump in in this week episode
Note: I am not affiliated or sponsored by the brand but I do have a code that you can use for a 10% off your purchase and save some money 🙃 The code is: FEMENINE and is for all of us to enjoy! This post is just my personal opinion.
Gourmande Girls Cosmetics. Chances are some reading this has not heard about this brand as happens with many Indie brands. I just discovered Indie brands myself last year! But I am so glad I did they are very necessary as they are truly in my opinion a worthy contender to Mainstream brands. Gourmande Girls Cosmetics is indeed an amazing brand.
I discovered this brand by browsing Youtube. An influencer mentioned some brand names I looked them up on Instagram and this one caught my eye I ended up buying their spectra palette which is colorful and beautiful and some glitter. When the package arrived came with a very nice handwritten note which is surprising to see from a brand I thanked the brand on Instagram and the owner replied! We became instant friends which I still cannot believe how approachable the owner is to its customers. Let me tell you a bit about the brand:
The brand is owned by one Woman her name is Cristina who has Mexican roots the brand is 100% Vegan, animal cruelty-free, and uses her brand to do some good for her community like making donations to places like Lizzy’s Hospice which is an animal rescue that cares for senior animals like dogs who may not have a long lifespan. Also created fundraising for her friend with Cancer to help with the bills and supports small you tubers and artists to help them grow. Most definitely a woman to admire for her Heart but she also shines through her super affordable products. I was very satisfied with my first purchase and knew I wanted more so bought their Vivacious Palette and some more glitter!
Cristina one day surprised me by gifting me the Exquisite Palette for me to give my honest review which was so nice of her I felt so happy she noticed me your humble blogger here 🙈 is so surreal so let’s talk about this palette, shall we?
The palette contain 12 Shades
- Supernova – reddish shimmer
- Gaia – light orange-brown
- Nebula – rich indigo
- Dark Rift – super matte black
- The Core – golden champagne shimmer
- Red Planet – orange matte
- Andromeda – medium purple with iridescent gold reflects
- Galactic- medium gray with iridescent silver reflects
- Milky Way – rich cream-colored shimmer
- Sunshine – orange/yellow matte
- Blue Moon – deep blue matte
- Dead Planet – matte earth brown
I found the Palette to be pigmented which I look for when buying makeup sometimes I get disappointed when a purchase does not turn out to be pigmented but the palette is pigmented. Gaia and sunshine do need little building up but these types of colors do need that on medium toned skin I recommend putting a white base to make them pop more 🙃 The mattes blend effortlessly which I love and the shimmers are sublime, they are not high shine or super sparkly but they give a touch that lights up the look and makes it look ethereal! They do offer glitters that are sparkly and shiny offered in a variety of colors that are so pretty I love them they pair well with any look and what I love the most is that no glitter glue is needed you just apply it with your finger and they last all day I have not seen a glitter that you don’t need glitter glue in my experience.
I tested this palette for a week and tried all colors I can honestly say I love the palette created some fun looks and can add that the colors stay all day did not vanish or disappeared like sometimes happen with other brands haha. I love the palette and I recommend it wholeheartedly. You can create colorful looks but also neutral looks I always use an eye primer before putting eyeshadow is a personal preference but I tested the palette without it and looked as amazing as if an eye primer was used and is on sale now for just $10 and if you use my code femenine you save even more 😉
Arm Swatches. Not the best done by your friend here haha my apologies is the first time doing arm swatches for a palette.
5 Looks created inspired by the palette 😇
I love this palette I invite you to try the brand it won’t disappoint that is for sure 🙃 and for all the beauties living outside the US no worries Gourmande Girls ships to all countries worldwide, excluding China, Turkey, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cote D’Ivoire, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the Crimean region of Ukraine, Sudan and Syria.
As a bonus, I leave you here two videos I made just for fun and your entertainment. 😆
There you have it my beauties my first review on a makeup palette that I am most definitely enjoying.
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