Thursday, August 16, 2012

Gorgeous Cosmetics Primer & Powder Foundation Review

When I was at Cosmopof NA, I had an opportunity to discover some new to me beauty brands. One of the brands I came across was Gorgeous Cosmetics. I had never heard of them before, but their booth display instantly grabbed my attention. I stopped and talked to the wonderful ladies representing the brand and they gave me two products to test, review and share with you guys.

I couldn't wait to try these products out. I have been looking for the perfect foundation primer so I was so excited to be able to try First Base Foundation Primer. I recently discovered and fell in love with a primer from Reviva labs, but after about 2 weeks I started getting acne and so I stopped using the product to see if that was doing it. As soon as I stopped using it, the break outs stopped. I don't know if it was necessarily their primer as I was using a new moisturizer as well after the 1st week so it may have been a combination of the two. But I continued to use the moisturizer just fine, so who knows.

As for the powder foundation, I have a powder foundation that I LOVE. The problem is is that it is a loose powder, which I HATE. I have tried other pressed powder foundations and have always gone back to my tried and true loose powder, thinking that this was just the way it would be. So I was excited to try Gorgeous Cosmetics Powder Perfect Pressed Foundation. I wasn't expecting much, but you never know.

I have been using both of these products for the last 3 weeks now and I have to say that I am seriously impressed. So impressed that I actually put away my holy grail loose powder foundation and replaced it with Powder Perfect! As for the primer, I received a few others to try and purchased a sample of another that I have heard great things about, so I am putting away this primer so I can test the others. But I love this one.

I'm getting ahead of myself though. Gorgeous Cosmetics was founded by makeup artist David McConnell back in 1999 in Melbourne, Australia. It is now one of the main beauty brands in Australia. They are now available to those of us state side through I am so glad to have another brand to play with here!
Not my best looking pic, but here I am wearing First Base Primer and Powder Perfect Foundation for a natural look. This is how I do my makeup for the day time. I love a soft natural look for day.
First I want to talk about First Base Foundation Primer. This primer is enfused with Aloa Vera to calm and sooth the skin while it prepares it for flawless makeup application. It helps hide fine lines on your face and helps keep your makeup in place for hours. It feels like a smooth moisturizer going on. I could only like this primer more if it had some of the anti-aging properties of my moisturizer. If I could eliminate the step of using a moisturizer and only use a primer, it would be perfect. Unfortunately this primer is just a primer and not a treatment. As for making my makeup last. It absolutely does. My makeup stays in place and doesn't settle into any fine lines (real or imagined). My makeup looks just as good at the end of the day as it does when I first apply my makeup. After 3 weeks, I haven't had any breakouts and my skin looks amazing. Overall I love this primer, but since I have a few others to test out, I am going to stop using this one for now. But I am really sad to stop using this one. I absolutely love it. Like I said though, I wish it had some anti-aging benefits to it as well. Gorgeous Cosmetics First Base Foundation Primer retails for $30 at

I have also been using Gorgeous Cosmetics Powder Perfect Pressed Powder Foundation for the last three weeks as well. Now this I LOVE! It is my new holy grail powder foundation. It helps even out your skin tone and provide you with a flawless finish. It leaves you with a slightly airbrushed look, but natural at the same time. Like you have amazing skin, not like you're wearing makeup at all. It offers sheer to moderate coverage, so if you need full coverage, this one probably isn't for you. It is silky smooth and feels super light on my face. I don't feel like I'm wearing any makeup and it doesn't settle into any fine lines. It helps keep my makeup in place and I have not had any acne outbreaks while using this product.  An added boys I have received so many compliments on my skin since getting back from traveling. I went to a dermatologist the other day and she even said my skin looked like a commercial ad for her services. Now that's a compliment, especially since it is the first time I went there! Powder Perfect retails for $32 at

I am super excited to welcome Gorgeous Cosmetics state side and I have a feeling we'll be hearing about them a lot more in the future. What is your beauty routine like? Do you wear a primer when you do your makeup? Are you inclined to try these products or have you tried them? I'd love to know what you think!

I decided to add a Youtube review for this as well.  Let me know what you think of the video and if you'd like to see more like these. But, this is my very first makeup review video, so please be gentle. :)


  1. I always hate the way primer feels too (I know what you mean by that "velvety" texture). This sounds like a really great option. The powder sounds fab as well!

    I loved your video! It's great to see you in action and hear you voice :) And every time I see your hair, I get the 'itch' to go short again!!

  2. Yes! Do more videos! And, I can attest that you are madly in love with these two products. I was there when you tried them the first time and you were super impressed.