I\’ve been meaning to write and publish this makeup haul for what seems like years but every time I started typing I told myself \”Wait a bit longer, you\’re going to Paris in the next few days/you\’re going to order off the website soon, publish the article afterwards !\”. So everything you\’re going to see in this article is actually the sum of several orders and visits to the Cookie\’s Makeup store : I\’ve been waiting for about six months to publish this piece in which you\’re not seeing any swatches as per usual. You know how I work : I\’ll just show everything I\’ve bought so you can ask for reviews of some products quicker than others if you\’re interested. I\’ve actually been waiting for the Longstay Liquid Matte Lipsticks to be released on the Cookie\’s Makeup website to get some. Now that\’s done, I have everything (or should I say almost everything) I wanted from Cookie\’s Makeup so let\’s get down to business !
WHAT IS COOKIE\’S MAKEUP ?
Few people know this store you notice only if you\’re looking for it. The address is 44 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. It has a cute pink, white and grey storefront with stickers on the window precising the start price of the makeup they sell.
The whole store is about the Turkish brand Golden Rose with the exception of maybe one range of nail polishes near the cashier that are from another brand. Golden Rose is one of my fav cosmetics brand ever. I think I own about 50 lipsticks, several eyeliner pencils, eyeshadows, lipliners…
If I\’m not mistaken, the store opened end of 2012 and they\’re the official Golden Rose reseller in France. Yes, it is annoying for those of us who don\’t live in Paris because that\’s their only store. I live in Troyes and what I do is mostly buy off their website following bloggers\’ swatches online or I sometimes take advantage of the times I\’m in Paris to visit the store.
So many cheap makeup products with a great quality, that you\’ll see throughout all the articles I\’ll write about their makeup.
MY COOKIE\’S MAKEUP HAUL
On this picture, I have two ranges of Golden Rose nail polishes : Matte Velvet Nail Lacquer and Matte Nail Lacquer. From the Matte Lacquer collection there\’s #05 (dark burgundy) and #18 (baby pink). I also have #105 (teal), #110 (grey) and #108 (blue/grey) from the Matte Velvet Nail Lacquer (top to bottom). They\’re €2.90 apiece and they\’re easily recognizable whether you buy them off the website or in the store.
Then I only have one Paris nail lacquer I\’ve bought for €1 a long time ago. I wasn\’t overly pleased or shocked with its quality which is why up to now I\’ve never bought another one. The one I have is number 147, a taupe color with golden pink flecks, a beautiful color !
On the other side, I am crazy for the Rich Color range with its €2.50 nail polishes. Which is why I only have two, number 125 (deep blue/grey) and number 115 (a deep chocolate color). If I could I\’d buy them all, what a catastrophe ! They\’re almost opaque in just one layer and the colors are amazing !
DREAM EYES EYELINERS
I love these. They are €2.50 apiece and there are many colors to choose from. Up to now I\’ve only bought everyday colors like grey, navy blue or plum. From the top to the bottom, there\’s #420 (matte navy blue), #408 (matte coffee brown), #402 (matte deep grey), #413 (matte forest green), #414 (shimmery green on the light side), #415 (teal/lagoon shimmery blue) and #425 (slightly shimmery plum).
EYELINERS AND GLOSS
From the left to the right, I\’ve bought the Cat\’s Eyes Liner for €3.50 that has this very slim brush and is matte ultra black. Then there\’s the Color Sensation Lipgloss in 127 that costs €3.50 as well as two Metallic eyeliners in 01 and 11 (€4.90 each).
Some time ago they were just €2.90 but the price has increased to €3.50. It\’s still an amazing price for amazing lipsticks. They have this reassuring smell I love and I can\’t explain.
Left to right : 114, 115, 121, 122, 125, 127, 73, 140, 144 and 159.
ULTRA RICH COLOR LIPSTICK CREAMY
That\’s the only one from the range that I\’ve bought from Cookie\’s Makeup. I have others but my article is about the things I\’ve bought from CM and given I haven\’t bought these from the store… Cookie\’s Makeup actually have less lipsticks from the Ultra Rich Creamy range than there is. This one is number 59, a brownish color with mauve undertones. Wonderful.
DREAM LIPS LIPLINER AND RETRACTABLE LIPLINER
I have five Golden Rose lipliners. They have a large color range and I appreciate it since I use my lipliners mostly as lipsticks.
From the Dream Lips Lipliner range I have #510, #511, #512 and #521. They\’re €2.50 apiece.
From the retractable lipliner range, I only have the €3.90 number 53. It\’s creamier than the others so it\’s bound to be used up quicker too.
Okay, here we go with my favorite lipstick ranges ever.
VELVET MATTE LIPSTICKS
I\’ve written only one article so far comparing #02 with Matte Lipstick Crayon #10. I\’ll get to the others pretty soon, I guess. There are 32 shades in this range and there\’s a real balance between the number of nude and flashy or dark colors.
Left to right : 02, 03, 07, 09, 10, 12, 14, 16, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31, 32.
MATTE LIPSTICK CRAYON
Those are outstanding as are the Velvet Matte lipsticks. They are €3.50 apiece. I have numbers 05, 08, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18 and 19 (not in order in the picture).
And my last Cookie\’s Makeup purchases… The waiting, the patience… Longstay Liquid Matte Lipsticks Kissproof. I have bought 8 out of the range of 12 shades. From the left to the right, I have numbers 12, 11, 05, 06, 10, 04, 01 and 03. A lot of these are out of stock currently and their quality is outstanding ! They are only €5.90 apiece… What an awfully great purchase that was.
Okay guys, I know that\’s a huge haul. I expect to be writing quickly about each and every product. I love the Golden Rose brand and I hope to be contaminating you soon !