Review and Lipstick Swatches: Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipsticks

Hello beauties,

I think its fair to say most of us beauty addicts are familar with Gilded Cage. You would have first seen Gilded Cage’s rise to prominence when they featured in The Parcel from Marie Claire. If you don’t know much about Gilded Cage, that’s fine I’ll try and do a quick recap. Gilded Cage was created by Rhys to celebrate Singular Beauty. Gilded Cage protects, glorifies and highlights natural beauty. The brand was born in Australia, designed in Paris, and made in Italy

About the Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipsticks*

  • Retails for $28 AUD
  • Available in 8 shades from your nudes, pinks and statement reds
  • Variety of finishes from satin, to semi matte and some have a shimmer finish
  • Rated a 4 out of 5 by The Parcel Consumer Test
  • The whole Gilded Cage range is cruelty free, but not vegan
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Image Courtesy of Coote Connex for Gilded Cage

Below I’m wearing their perfect nude lipstick, 105. At first when I saw it in the bullet I was like, this is going to be too light for me. How wrong was I? It really is the perfect nude for all skin types. I find this applied smoothly and was really pigmented.

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Wearing Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick in 105

Shade 130 isn’t something I would ever look to purchase or wear. It gives me 80s or 90s vibes- something my mum would wear. Except even my mum wouldn’t wear this…. However to be fair, I think this shade looks really nice on me.

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Wearing Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick in 130

Another shade I wouldn’t be drawn too as it contains shimmer. This one was a bit difficult to apply but that could be because of the shimmer particles.

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Wearing Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick in 108

This is similar to the above shade but more mauve tone. I found it difficult to build up the pigmentation with this shade but liked the end result.

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Wearing Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick in 107

This shade is too pink for my liking but would be beautiful on fairer skin tones. It applied a bit patchy but that could be because I had done loads of swatches by this stage.

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Wearing Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick in 125

For a coral shade I found this quite pink on the lips.

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Wearing Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick in 112

This is their orangey red lippie and suprisingly its quite glossy. Because it has more of a shiny finish I think a lip liner would really help to apply perfectly.

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Wearing Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick in 117

And last but not least their signature red. Love the red, I think its the glossy alternative to MAC Ruby Woo. It applies beautiful and is the perfect red lipstick.

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Wearing Gilded Cage Unleashed Lipstick in Singular Red

So there you have it, lipsticks swatches of all the shades in the Unleashed Lipstick collection. The formula is pretty darn good, moisturising and smooth to apply. I think some of thecolours are questionable- why is there so many shimmers? I really think they need to add some more mattes and also introduce lip liners.

Have you tried the Gilded Cage lipsticks?

*This product has been provided for reviewing purposes, all views and opinions are 100% honest.

**Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences, and are not sponsored. rachelbeautystyle is not a make up artist, beauty or skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

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