This Ocean’s Pretty Cool: The Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection for Spring 2013

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Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection

Wearing the new eight-piece Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid collection for spring 2013 on my eyes, cheeks and lips, available now at Whole Foods and Pharmaca stores, and online

Calling all mermaids and beach babes! The Oceanid collection by Gabriel Cosmetics ZuZu Luxe may tempt you to take the plunge into this indie line of all-natural, gluten-free and vegan makeup.

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection

Made without synthetic chemicals or animal by-products, the line is pretty new to me, but being a water baby and all, the teals and blues caught my eye.

I also liked how Gabriel Cosmetics sprinkled in cool-toned shades for the eyes and lips — something kinda different from the warm bronzes and golds that typically come with beach-themed collections.

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Calypso Eye Shadow

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Calypso Eye Shadow ($15.25 for a 0.07-ounce pan), a bright blue matte with cool undertones


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Breeze Eye Shadow

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Breeze Eye Shadow ($15.25 for a 0.07-ounce pan), a shimmery warm golden teal


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Platinum Eye Shadow

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Platinum Eye Shadow ($15.25 for a 0.07-ounce pan), a shimmery cool pink


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Sunset Blush

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Sunset Blush ($21.50 for a 0.10-ounce pan, a shimmery, warm golden apricot


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Crystal Lip Gloss

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Crystal Lip Gloss ($13.80 for a 0.17-ounce tube), a clear gloss


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Crystal Lip Gloss

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Crystal Lip Gloss


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Navy Mascara

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Navy Mascara ($16.70 for a 0.25-ounce tube, a matte navy


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Navy Mascara brush

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Navy Mascara brush


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Fresh Lip Liner

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Fresh Lip Liner ($13.80 for a 0.04-ounce pencil), a matte cool pink


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Fresh Lip Liner

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Fresh Lip Liner


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Liquid Eyeliner in Taureg

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection Liquid Eyeliner in Taureg ($14.85 for a 0.10 ounce bottle), a matte cool brown


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection packaging


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection swatches

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection swatches from the left: Breeze, Calypso and Platinum Eye Shadows; Sunset Blush


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection swatches

Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection swatches from the left: Navy Mascara, Fresh Lip Liner and Crystal Lip Gloss


Gabriel Cosmetics Oceanid Collection

HAAAY, GURL! I’m wearing Taureg Liquid Eyeliner, Navy Mascara and Calypso, Breeze and Platinum Eye Shadows on my eyes; Sunset Blush on my cheeks and Crystal Lip Gloss with Fresh Lip Liner on my lips

The stand outs? The eye shadows. They boast mad pigment, refuse to fall out and blend like buttah. I think they could easily hold their own with the MAC, NARS and Urban Decay eye shadows in my makeup bag.

Quick takes on the rest of the collection:

  • Sunset Blush: A super-saturated apricot with fine powder grains; love it
  • Navy Mascara: A little hard to see the blue; better at lengthening than thickening
  • Taureg Liquid Eyeliner: Loaded with pigment, but the stiff brush makes it hard for me to get sharp lines
  • Fresh Lip Liner: A matte cool pinkish beige that feels comfy and smooth
  • Crystal Lip Gloss: A non-sticky, unscented clear gloss with a very faint sugar flavor

Overall, I like this collection, especially the eye shadows and the blush, and I think the cool-toned elements add a fresh twist.

PRICE: $13.80-$21.50)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Whole Foods, Pharmaca and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Chelsea says:

    Really nice stuff! Way to step up the game, Zuzu Luxe!

  2. Sunny says:

    These colors are definitely waving at me! Love Sunset the most! The blue eyeshadows look nice and fresh on you too!
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  3. Agata says:

    I have never heard of this brand. But I love the blush.

  4. Rose says:

    I am so glad you got to try this line! I don’t know if you remember, but this is one line I mentioned in a reply long ago about depotting my eyeshadows. This is one that is easy to depot and put into my palettes. I LOVE this line and have just about every eyeshadow from their permanent collection.

  5. Let says:

    Those blues. Want. :-D

  6. These will definitely make head turn. The range is so appealing that it would be a crime not to buy it.

  7. SO pretty! Those shadows and that blush especially! I think I need to investigate this for sure!
    Tracy@Beauty Reflections recently posted … Review:Sephora +Pantone Universe Colour Theory Shadow Block in Elemental

  8. Eli says:

    Wow! The shades of the eyeshadows rock – so summery <3 <3 <3

  9. I’ve never heard of this brand! Very cool how they don’t use synthetic chemicals or animal by-products though and still get the pigmentation and blendability of brands like MAC.

  10. Love the colors in this collection, soo bright and beautiful! The bright blue colors are stunning! They look great on you.
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  11. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE natural lines!!! Can’t wait to try this!

  12. Angel says:

    Hi Karen! I’m digging that lip liner, looks right up my alley.

  13. Cristy says:

    So happy that you review a Vegan Line!!! It would be great that you can do it more often!! :D

  14. Sarah S. says:

    I’ve got to second that happy to see a vegan line on your blog! I hope you’ll try BWC, Ecco Bella, Pacifica (actually I think I’ve seen Pacifica on here before), Boscia, Crazy Rumors, Butter London… there are a lot of brands out there that are vegan or nearly so and their products are surprisingly good.

  15. Lilly says:

    How lovely to see Gabriel Cosmetics reviewed by you, Karen! I like one of their blushes called Apricot, it’s such a great warm apricot color. I believe it is very similar to Sunset, so I will have to check that one one too, it looks so pretty! xx
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