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Not knowing of Cookie\’s Makeup in these hard times for almost anyone\’s wallet is such a shame. That\’s a store that should be always crowded, makeup that should be always out of stock (I\’d still like to have the time to get what I want though !). If everyone knew of Cookie\’s Makeup, the official reseller of the turkish brand Golden Rose I\’m writing more and more about, the store would actually be very often out of stock (at least out of lipsticks).
Don\’t you know of that store ? Are you wondering about this Ali Baba\’s cave, this Ladurée of makeup ? Let us discover together one of my favorite cosmetics brands right now !
Cookie\’s Makeup : The Ladurée of makeup
I\’ve known Golden Rose since I was a kid. There used to be a store in Troyes that shut down before I had the money or the will to try out the brand. It\’s a pity for it would have been very successful had it been located in a street downtown and I\’d be there often if it was still open. Maybe I\’d even work there.
Last year, I won a prize in a contest on YouTube that included a Golden Rose lipstick, number 92, a Nicki Minaj color I\’ll review sometime but that doesn\’t suit me at all (you\’ll understand pretty easily what a Nicki Minaj color is). Even if I don\’t wear it, it\’s allowed me to know a bit about Golden Rose and… I stepped into the Parisian store last year for the first time in my life.
Cookie\’s Makeup is a small store in the heart of the 10th Arrondissement of Paris. It opened in December 2012 and they opened their website some time afterwards.
The address ? 44 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, in the 10th Arrondissement. The only store in France at the moment. They\’re opened from Monday to Saturday, from 10h30 to 19h30. They\’re also opened on holidays, though the hours vary. Any change and new info is notified on their Facebook page, so that\’s great too.
Their phone number ? +0033145234960.
What kind of makeup pastry does Cookie\’s Makeup sell ?
The brand Golden Rose represents like 99% of the store but there\’s also the brand Cookie\’s Makeup with a line of makeup brushes close to the cash register on a wall of accessories like nail buffers, lipbalms… There\’s also a basin with one or two other nail polish brands close to the cash register too. That\’s it. The rest of it is Golden Rose, Golden Rose and Golden Rose.
Golden Rose Makeup
I\’m not going to tell you the price of every little thing in the store so the post isn\’t too long, just the things I\’ve tried out or that I\’d like to get. However, I\’ve looked for pictures and info about Cookie\’s Makeup online in the past and I couldn\’t find any large and precise pics. I hope that with my article, those who don\’t live in France or in Paris will get to know a bit more about the store before going all the way there !
Before we begin, it\’s important I tell you that Golden Rose cosmetics are not tested on animals, which is pretty great and matches the French and European law.
Cookie\’s Makeup sells… lipsticks. Amazing lipsticks.
A lot of lipsticks. Vision Lipsticks (black & see-through, 2€50), Ultra Rich Color lipsticks with a shimmery or creamy finish (at the bottom left on the first pic with their golden & beige box, 3€90), Hydrating lipsticks (3€50 with their golden & black box)…
Their famous Velvet Matte lipsticks I\’ve written about several times here and I\’m not done writing about (3€90, 32 amazing shades with a burgundy and golden packaging), their brand new Longstay Liquid Matte Lipsticks (12 amazing shades for 5€90), their Luxury Rich Color lipsticks that look and feel like liquid lipsticks (6€50)…
Want more ? There are all kinds of colors of lipliners (Dream Lips Liners, 2€50 or Retractable lipliners for 3€90) and also wonderful Matte Lipstick Crayons I\’ve talked about here too, matte lipstick jumbos that cost €3.50 and are to die for.
Cookie\’s Makeup sells… Nail polish. Lots of nail polish.
I especially love the triangular Matte and Matte Velvet nail polish that you can see at the top of this picture. They are 2€90 apiece and they\’re truly wonderful. I\’ve used one of them for my Valentine\’s Day manicure and the result was really cute.
The cheapest Golden Rose nail polishes are the Paris collection and they cost 1€90. But those I\’m really in love with are the Rich Color nail polishes. They\’re opaque in almost just one layer. They\’re only 2€50 and if I didn\’t have more than three hundred nail polish bottles at home, I\’d buy more than one or two every time I go to Cookie\’s Makeup.
There are often products on sale at Cookie\’s Makeup, and there are labels underneath them. They\’re easily spotted for most products on sale are on the right when you get into the store, especially nail polish.
Golden Rose also has their line of nailcare and make-up removers. All you need in terms of makeup you can find at Cookie\’s Makeup at a low price, that\’s such a bargain ! If Tissam lived in Paris, Tissam would always be there buying new stuff. And the banker would always be mad at her. I won\’t talk about this collection of products for I\’ve never tried it out…
Cookie\’s Makeup sells… Colorful face and eye makeup.
As written above, everything you need is in that store. It goes the same with face makeup : powders, blushes, foundations… I wear very little makeup on my face and so, I can\’t say whether their face makeup is as great as the rest for I\’ve never tried it out or even swatched it in the store.
However, I\’ve tried out two or three matte eyeshadows I really love (2€90 apiece) and I\’m thinking of depotting to create my own palette. I\’ll add to this three or four eyeliners I really appreciate among which the Cat\’s Eyes Liner which is very black and precise. I still have to try out their mascaras, I have so many that I never take the time to look at theirs. Still, I\’ve seen pretty great reviews online so I can\’t wait to try some out !
Whenever I go to Cookie\’s Makeup I\’ll jump on their lipsticks and I\’ve never really tried out their eyeshadow palettes. However, if the quality of the palettes is the same as the singles, I\’m going to go for them soon ! 4 baked-eyeshadows palettes, 5 or 12 eyeshadow palettes (that resemble Sleek\’s much !) and the most expensive ones are something like 14€90.
I haven\’t tried out their eyeshadows really much but I\’ve bought some of their pencil eyeliners and I like them a lot. I\’ll talk about them soon. I\’ve so much Golden Rose makeup that I\’m kind of lost in my reviews of the brand ! I\’ve bought several Sephora pencil eyeliners in the past and I don\’t see why I should pay more than 2€90 for eyeliner pencils anymore. Those are very pigmented and they\’re very good.
Aside from the pencils and powder eyeshadows, Cookie\’s Makeup has eyeshadow jumbos, wonderful colors for €2.50. I\’ve bought one last year but I seem to have lost it in my makeup mess. It\’s pretty sad but predictable for me and all my makeup.
Makeup Removing Spot
In the shop, there\’s this spot where you can try out the products, remove your makeup and the nail polish you\’ve tried on. This is very convenient to be able to try out the makeup, especially when you come from a faraway city.
I could go on and on for a long time… I\’ve mostly talked about the products I use myself or that caught my eye in the store but a lot are missing ! You should totally go there to swatch and fall in love with their products too. I have to admit that I\’ve been wearing my Matte Lipstick Crayon 08 while I was writing this post. A delicious lipstick.
It\’s getting late, folks, so I\’ll get back to you tomorrow with my review of the 4 last Longstay Liquid Matte lipsticks ! Be there !
Do you know this smartly priced turkish brand ? What do you think of their cosmetics ?
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