A week ago, I was kindly invited by Golden Rose Slovenia to join them in opening their first ever store in Slovenia. As some of you who follow me on Instagram know, I mentioned I could live in that store – it’s absolutely packed with wonderful products and my hands started itching the moment I got there. The store I visited is in BTC Ljubljana in Hala A, but they opened another one today in Mercator Center in Šmartinska, which by the photos looks just as great and I can’t wait to visit it as well.
Golden Rose is a Turkish brand and this is their first appearance in Slovenia. Even though their selection is already huge, they will be adding BB creams and primers (among other products) to it in the following few weeks. I got a sneaky peek at both of them and I can’t wait to get my hands on the BB cream – it was smooth as butter and really gave good coverage as well.
Anyway, the lovely ladies at the store were very kind and helpful and since I was allowed to pick out a few products to try out, I let them do the choosing. Honestly, I couldn’t be more satisfied with their choices. I also really like the fact that all the products displayed are only testers and the new products are given to you from the back – that way, you’ll always know you’re really getting a new, sealed product that hasn’t been opened yet.
I really think that there is something for everybody in this store – but beware, if you’re a nail polish junkie, you might want to take a day off. All of the products are really inexpensive and what’s even better, the price – quality ratio is absolutely wonderful.
Anyway, let’s take a look at some of the things I got to take home with me.
It’s always quite difficult for me to pick a foundation and even more difficult to choose a right shade, but again, I got significant help from the sales assistant. I came home with the Golden Rose Perfect Finish liquid foundation in shade 63.
It’s a medium coverage but can be built up to full coverage and has a matte finish. I am excited to use this more in the upcoming colder months when I don’t really want to look as dewy as during the summer. The product itself has a very slight smell, but nothing overpowering. I also like the pump since it’s easy to control the amount of product you get out of the tube.
Next, it was brow time. I’ve been using the same NYX Cake Powder for a year now and was really getting bored with it.
This is the Golden Rose Eyebrow Powder in 103. The 2,5 grams in the packaging should probably last me at least a year.
The shade is again absolutely perfect for my brows. As all powders, it needs some help staying in place when applied directly on the brows, but if you take your time and seal it, it won’t move or budge at all. I tried using it in my crease during the weekend (since I was traveling and forgot most of my make-up at home) and it worked like a charm. Looking at the packaging, the pan could easily be depotted, if that’s the way you like to roll.
Liners and I have a love – hate relationship. This Golden Rose Precision Eyeliner has such a fine point that it’s quite easy to handle.
The swatch spilled a little bit since the back of my hand was slightly damp, but when I used this on my eyes (once just as a liner and once to attempt a cat eye), it gave a nice, thin line which dried only semi-matte, so it kept a lot of its intensity. I had a feeling that it dried really fast as well, which is always a bonus when you’re getting ready in the morning.
Last but not least, I was advised to try one of their lipsticks and walked away with the Golden Rose Matte Lipstick Crayon in shade 04. This pencil absolutely reminds me of the NARS Lip Pencils which I looked at many times but could never allow myself to spend that much money on.
The color payoff is intense and the formula is so soft and rich you won’t even know you’re wearing anything on your lips at all. With proper rotation, the pencil is super easy to use and it takes no time at all to fill in the entire lip. I would wish for a bit more staying power of the full effect of the color, but all in all, I’m really happy with it.
So to recap, in my mind Golden Rose came and conquered. And since I’d like you to try some of their products as well, I’m doing a mini giveaway.
Together with Golden Rose, I’m giving away a Matte Satin nail lacquer in Nude (05) and what is apparently their most sold product, the Golden Rose Perfect Lashes Ultra Volume X4 mascara. I also have both of these product myself (but they deserve a separate post) so I hope you’ll be as excited about them as I am.
This Giveaway is open to my Slovenian beauties only. The enter the giveaway, you must:
- follow me on Instagram (@ low_maintenance_beauty)
- like this photo of this giveaway on Instagram
- share the photo of this giveaway on your Instagram and tag 3 people in it.
The winner will be chosen at random on Sunday, 20th of September at 22h and announced on Instagram and my Facebook page.
Good (and Gold) luck! Until next time, stay beautiful!