WIN a LIVE NATIVE Gold Eye Balm £45

Above: Live Native Essential Woman Frangipani Daily Moisturiser


About 18 months ago, we reviewed Isle of Skye skincare brand Live Native’s Essential Woman Frangipani Moisturiser (the closest thing to an organic sorbet-style-cream-for-the-face you’ll find on the planet) Intrigued by founder Vicky Ewbank’s commitment to feeding everyone’s skin with raw-blended, nutritious skincare, we followed Live Native’s news.  And since then, a lot has happened, one of the highlights being Live Native’s addition to the impressive brand stable at

Now, along comes something new and rather fabulous. Live Native’s latest launch is a 96% organic Essential Gold Eye Balm with 23k gold leaf. The gold helps reflect light and protect skin while cold-pressed Comfrey oil helps calm puffiness and reduce the look of dark circles. Anti-ageing Argan oil, coconut oil, raw cacao butter and rosehip are also in this lovely little pot of gold.

What is it like to use? Luxurious.  You won’t want to put this on pre-make-up, because it’s very silky and very rich although it feels decidedly delicate and “sheer”, not like a heavy balm at all.  You will want to put it on first thing in the morning, the minute you get home or as a pre-bedtime treat, because it’s like a mini spa treatment for the eye area. It smells almost chocolatey/vanilla (probably because of the cacao butter) and you can’t actually see “gold bits” in it – it is has a lovely light, almost a shimmer to it.



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The winner will be picked by Live Native, and entries close midnight on 15th July 2012. Winner to be announced shortly the week commencing Monday 16th July 2012.

Gold Eye Balm ingredients (96% organic) Virgin cocos nucifera (coconut) oil*, Butyrospermum parkii (raw shea butter)*, Theobroma cacao seed butter*, Helianthus annuus (sunflower seed) oil*, Argania spinosa (argan kernel) oil*, Symphytum officinale (comfrey) extract*, Daucus carota (carrot root) extract*, Euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, Rosa canina (rosehip) fruit extract*, D-tocopherol and tocotrienol (natural vitamin E) in GMO free Soybean (glycine soja) oil, Rosa damascena (rose otto) essential oil*, Santalum austrocaledonicum veill (sandalwood) essential oil*, Plumeria rubra (frangipani) absolute, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary leaf) extract*, Vanilla planifolia (vanilla fruit) extract*, 23K edible Gold dust, citral**, citronellol**, eugenol**, geraniol**, farnesol**, linalool**. (*denotes organic and wild harvested ingredients, **naturally occurring in organic essential oils)

6 responses to “WIN a LIVE NATIVE Gold Eye Balm £45”

  1. M Lang says:

    The reviews on the Beauty Short List are so well written and yet
    give us a maximum of information in relatively little space.
    Any chance of more coverage of e.g. legs and other parts of the body?

  2. Sugarpuffish says:

    Great competition I am hearing lovely things about this brand, I’m following on Twitter as Sugarpuffish & subscribing via email

  3. bernadette nolan says:


  4. yasmine choudhry says:

    a fab prize yet again
    i have been looking for a good eye product after trying so many which did nothing. would like to try this natural one to see the results i achieve with this.
    my email is which i have used to subscribed to the newsletter i already subscribe to beauty shortlist
    my twitter name is @yasminec9 where i have followed @liveNature1thank you

  5. Lola Skinner says:

    Hi, signed up and following. Thanks for introducing this brand. Very interesting products and would love the opportunity to try them out.

  6. Yasmin says:

    I’ve been looking for an effective eye cream that doesn’t contain harmful ingredients, this one sounds great. I’ve subscribed to Live Native’s newsletter, following them on twitter (@yasminamrgaber) and i’m already a subscriber of The Beauty Shortlist newsletter.