Have you discovered Frankie Rose Cosmetics yet?

frankie rose cosmeticsIn the vast sea of cosmetics lines, a major stand out is Frankie Rose Cosmetics. This Los Angeles based line is a relative newcomer to the makeup scene, created in 2013 by professional makeup artists who know what works and what doesn’t. The Frankie Rose Cosmetics focus is on perfecting the basics needed for every cosmetics collection.

A plethora of Frankie Rose Cosmetics goodness
A plethora of Frankie Rose Cosmetics goodness
A Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day
A Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

I first tried Frankie Rose Cosmetics back in November of 2013 and I fell in love with their super pigmented eyeshadows, creamy lipstick, and shimmery lip gloss. This time around I have different shades of the lippie products, as well as an eyeliner and their famous foundation.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Matte Perfection Foundation in Vintage
Frankie Rose Cosmetics Matte Perfection Foundation in Vintage

Frankie Rose Lipstick in Soft CranberryNormally, I don’t test a product until after I have taken photos.  It has been so cloudy and dreary in Michigan the past few months that good photography light has been hard to come by. It was about a week before I could take pics of the Matte Perfection Foundation ($32), but I was so curious about this foundation that I tried it before taking pics. Then I tried it again…and again and again! I couldn’t stop wearing it.  I realized very quickly why so many people swear by it and actually consider themselves ‘addicted’.

Frankie Rose Matte Perfection Foundation in VintageMatte Perfection Foundation is a long-wearing liquid foundation with buildable coverage.  It is matte enough to keep me from getting shiny but it doesn’t have that super flat look that is a drawback for many matte foundations. I love the coverage and it doesn’t settle into my pores. This really is one of the best liquid foundations I have ever tried. It’s available in nine different shades, a great variety for different skin tones. Vintage is the perfect shade for my ‘somewhere between light and medium’ skin tone.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Powder Foundation in Buff
Frankie Rose Cosmetics Powder Foundation in Buff

The Powder Foundation ($30) does everything a good pressed powder should do, but with more coverage. It has a creamy texture so it doesn’t look dry on the skin. When I buff this over the Matte Perfection Foundation I achieve skin nirvana – I still look natural but all those imperfections are gone, gone, gone.  Throughout the day I take out my compact to powder my nose…then stop, because it doesn’t need it! I am completely addicted. With 12 different shades you are sure to find your match. Buff Powder Foundation over Vintage Matte Perfection Foundation is my exact skin match.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Infinity Eye Pencil
Frankie Rose Cosmetics Infinity Eye Pencil

Infinity Eye Pencil ($16) goes on smoothly and has some play time for smudging out before it dries.  It lasts for a few hours on the waterline. I like it best on the upper lid…I have some issues with smudging on the lower lid, especially if I am having problems with my contacts drying out. It comes in four shades. I tried the matte Black, which is a very dark black. I’d like to try Rebel, a dark blue shimmer, which looks beautiful.

Frankie Rose Lipstick in Soft CranberryThe Lipstick ($16) in Soft Cranberry is a shiny mauve with shimmer. It’s a beautiful shade that I know I will wear all year. I love the lipstick tube; it is chic with just enough heft to feel substantial without being too heavy. The lipstick is nicely moisturizing with jojoba and canolin oils. There are 14 stunning shades available, so if you are looking for a new lipstick you will want to check out Frankie Rose Cosmetics.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Pressed Flower
Frankie Rose Cosmetics Lip Gloss in Pressed Flower

The Lip Gloss ($16) is excellent, a staple everyone should have. There are 12 shades, including Pearl, Sugar, Pressed Flower, Gala Pink, Cotton Shimmer, Raspberry Dazzle, Valentine, Sunset, Sangria, Crushes Berries, Winter Plum, and Tangerine.

Frankie Rose Lip Gloss in Pressed Flower swatchedPressed Flower is a neutral pinky/brown with lots of shine. Since the lip gloss is a combination of a lipstick and a gloss it has beautiful pigmentation and lasting power. I am very impressed.

Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day
Frankie Rose Cosmetics face of the day

For my face of the day, I used a silicone based primer first, then applied the Matte Perfection Foundation in Vintage with my hands. I put two pumps into my palms, gently rubbed together, then patted on the foundation. I followed this by buffing in the Powder Foundation in Buff.  No concealer….didn’t need it! Lips are Soft Cranberry Lipstick with Pressed Flower Lip Gloss.  roducts from other lines that I used include Makeup Geek Powder Blush in Hanky Panky, Paula’s Choice Brow Defining Cream Duo, MAC Painterly Paint Pot, and tarte lights, camera, LASHES mascara.

You can find Frankie Rose products online at FrankieRoseCosmetics.com, on Pinterest @FrankieRoseCo and Twitter @FrankieRoseCosmetics #FrankieRoseCosmetics, and they have a gorgeous Facebook page at facebook.com/frankierosecosmetics.  Be sure to give them a look – you won’t be sorry.  – Lisa

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Eugenia | 5th Mar 15

    That eyeiner looks super black and pigmented!!

  2. [email protected] | 5th Mar 15

    I love the look and sound of this line! Every product looks top notch!

  3. Chelsea | 5th Mar 15

    I love the packaging of this line, simple and clean and to the point! Very classy. I love the soft cranberry lipstick too, such a perfect year round color!

  4. Brooke @ Blushing Noir | 5th Mar 15

    I love the finished look! Especially the lip!

  5. Destany | 5th Mar 15

    LOVE that lip gloss! What a great shade.

  6. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 5th Mar 15

    Looks nice, is it only sold online?

  7. Justina | 5th Mar 15

    I’ve never heard of this line. The lipstick swatch looks really pretty!

  8. Jess Scull | 5th Mar 15

    WOW! Soft Cranberry is gorgeous!!

  9. Nidia - Lit From Within | 5th Mar 15

    I love the sound of that foundation. I love a matte foundation that isn’t flat, but more natural. And that cranberry lipstick! gorgeous. Thanks for introducing me to this brand!

  10. denise | 5th Mar 15

    very nice look!

  11. Laura MyNewestAddiction | 6th Mar 15

    OOO I definitely want to try the Frankie Rose

  12. Kath TheFabZilla | 6th Mar 15

    I want that lippy! Thanks for introducing me to this brand

  13. Renu | 6th Mar 15

    The matte perfection foundation looks fabulous and that lippie is so pretty! I need to keep a lookout for this brand.

  14. Lisa Heath | 6th Mar 15

    I have never heard of this brand, but these all look fantastic! The lippie is definitely one I need to try out!

  15. beautyin | 7th Mar 15

    Hi everyone! The lippie really is beautiful, even better in person. Cindy, Frankie Rose Cosmetics is sold online and in stores as well – there is a store locator at the top of the website. They sell in several stores in California, plus in a few other lucky states as well.

  16. Kimberly | 10th Mar 15

    This is a new to me brand! Thanks for sharing. And may I say that you look SMASHING!!!!

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