Gilded Cage is a brand I've always heard about but never tried (but always wanted to). So when I had the opportunity to try one of their Unleashed lipsticks in shade 112 Bold Coral*, I jumped at it. So first let's see what Gilded Cage claim:
"Unleash the power of 6 moisture rich natural actives in a soft, silky full colour release creamy texture. A unique combination of synthetic waxes and gelly base create the ideal silky texture that glides into a weightless thin film of pure colour and extreme comfort.
Achieve creamy medium to high coverage shine that is smooth, weightless and soft.
Unleashed lipstick is formulated with wild mango butter, water lily and orchid flower extracts and natural collagen boosters. A new unique sugar derived molecule works to create a 3-D structure to firm and lock in moisture over time for a smoother softer lip surface."
Shade 112 Bold Coral is very....bold! It's a vibrant orange-coral, perfect for Spring! When I opened up the tube I literally said out loud "woah!". I was quite surprised when swatching with how pigmented it was as the formula is quite thin, just as Gilded Cage claim.
The packaging is gorgeous. You can't quite beat matte black & gold metallic writing (ok except for YSL...YSL own packaging). It also has a quite satisfying "click" when you close the lid. No chance of it accidentally coming off on your purse.
Bold Coral glides on really smooth and despite the thin formula, it builds up very easy. As you can see they're quite glossy and feel comfortable on the lips. Wear time before needing reapplication is approximately 4 hours however I find you are left with a stain which helps hide the fact you need to reapply!
Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipsticks retail for AUD$40 and can be bought from Gilded Cage online.
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