A staple of many Insta-famous makeup artists, I’d seen the gorgeous Farsali 24k Rose Gold Elixir dripping down the faces of most of my faves for some time before finally deciding to try it myself.

Having quite oily skin I wasn’t sure it would be the best for me, however aside from looking amazing as a makeup base and to help blend contouring, I’d also started to realise the extra ways it could be used which prompted me to finally buy.

About the product

As the name suggests, it contains gold flakes which makes for a luxurious AF product! If you like being extra, and feeling like a queen everyday then this is a must have for you!

Despite my fear of using it on my oily skin, it’s actually suitable for all skin types and is perfect for everyday use as a lightwear moisturiser to help keep your skin soft and hydrated. The gold flakes also absorb into your skin, helping to leave it with a natural radiant glow.

The base is Rosehip seed oil, which is made up of essential fatty acids like linoleic and linolenic acids, as well as Vitamin C and Vitamin A (retinol) which are all essential nutrients for healthy skin. Rosehip is also a cult skincare product on it’s own, as studies have shown it can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation and stretch marks, as well as assisting in tissue regeneration.

It also has an AMAZING citrus flavoured smell which is actually one of my favourite things about this product. All benefits and fanciness aside, it honestly just smells so good!

Usage and application

  • As a moisturiser
    To use as an everyday moisturiser, simply add onto the end of your skincare routine, massaging in 1-3 drops into clean skin. As it is superhydrating and nourishing, you may not need to use with other serums or mosturisers (depending on your skin).
  • As a makeup base
    Apply 1-3 drops of this oil in place of a primer, to leave your skin with a super smooth and radiant finish. It also helps your foundation and contour products to blend, creating a flawless finish. Or, you can also mix into your foundation as you apply.
  • To hydrate your lips
    Gently massage the oil onto your lips to keep them super soft and hydrated before applying and lip colour products, allowing the oil to dry first. This is especially helpful for matte lip products which can be super drying. As someone who loves liquid lipsticks, this was one of the major reasons I wanted to buy this product!
  • To revive dried cream products
    This use was also a major selling point for me. I use a lot of different products, and it’s always so disappointing when they dry up and just don’t apply as well. My eyebrow gel had dried up lately so I tried this out by adding a small drop into the product and mixing in – viola! It was like new! For easy and flawless application of products it really is essential that you have: a) the right brushes and b) product that applies smoothly and easily.


Yes, it may seem expensive, but depending on how much you use it should last a long time. I honestly think it’s a beauty cabinet staple as it can be used in multiple ways, and anything that helps extend the life of your products and helps to provide a flawless finish is a must for me!

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Sophie is the owner and creator of The Beautiful Existence. A Melbourne based self proclaimed nerd, gym junkie and lover of all things creative, tasty and well designed!

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