About Thin Lizzy

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Apr 21, 2015

Thin Lizzy is an Auckland-based mineral cosmetics brand that claims to be New Zealand’s number-one makeup thanks to their matching-made-easy tones. Their products are used “on sets across Australasia,” including TV shows Shortland Street and Outrageous Fortune. Now, American shoppers have a chance to try this “As Seen On TV” brand through their Thin Lizzy six-piece starter kit.

Thin Lizzy products are composed of “crushed, pearlized minerals” and color-corrective pigments. The company claims that their 6in1 Professional Powder Set kit offers buyers a professional-grade natural cosmetic that, when combined, can do double or triple duty as bronzer, blush, and even lip color, for a simplified makeup application routine.

Thin Lizzy 6in1 Professional Powder Set Products

The Thin Lizzy Starter Kit promises to offer everything needed for a full-face application:

Face Contouring:

The Thin Lizzy Starter Kit is based around their flagship product, the 6in1 Professional Powder Set, which claims to give makeup wearers everything they need to sculpt, enhance and beautify all skin tones in one single compact. The product promises to replace six separate cosmetics, including:

  • Eyeshadow
  • Blush
  • Contour
  • Lip color
  • Face framer
  • Body bronzer

The 6in1 Professional Powder Set is only available in two shades, light and dark, and is not meant to be used as a foundation or base. Those with very fair to medium-dark skin tones are advised to choose “light,” while dark or deep-dark skin tones can achieve contouring with the “dark” option.


The starter kit includes two full-coverage brushes that are supposed to work for all the above applications, including contouring. The brushes are described as hypo-allergenic and “vegan friendly”—so, synthetic bristles.

Eye Definition:

Also included are Thin Lizzy eyeliners. The dual-ended black and brown pencils are claimed to be easy glide, and each lid is fitted with a sharpener.


Thin Lizzy includes their Strawberry Lip Gloss, described as giving an ultra-high gloss finish with a sweet strawberry scent.


Thin Lizzy Concealer Creme comes in eleven shades and promises to instantly hide a multitude of skin flaws, including:

  • Blemishes
  • Dark circles
  • Discoloration
  • Birthmarks
  • ​Tattoos

Described as a lightweight creme, the concealer is based on refined beeswax to offer smudge and water-resistant coverage. Thin Lizzy claims the formula is great for anyone with sensitive or acne-prone skin, as it includes ginger extract to help keep pores clear and reduce irritation.

Thin Lizzy Pricing & Refund Policy

While Thin Lizzy products are offered through several online pharmacies, their current Starter Kit promotion offers the following for a free 30-day trial (plus $4.99 shipping and handling):

  • 2 6in1 Powder Compacts
  • 2 Flawless Fiber Brushes
  • 2 Black & Brown Double-Sided Eyeliner Pencils
  • 2 Clear Strawberry Scented Lip Glosses
  • 1 Step by Step Application Instruction Guide
  • 1 Free Bonus Concealer

Customers who dislike their trial products must contact customer service within 30 days to schedule a return. If customers fail to do so, their credit card will be charged $49.99 on the 31st day after purchase. Unlike many of the other skincare products we’ve reviewed, it doesn’t appear that Thin Lizzy signs their customers up for any kind of autoship program after they’ve been charged full price.

Thin Lizzy products are covered by a 60-day warranty, although what defects the warranty covers aren’t specifically stated in their fine print.

What Customers Are Saying About Thin Lizzy

As the 6in1 Professional Powder Set kit is only available on Thin Lizzy’s promotional site, we checked reviews from NZ customers who have purchased their products individually.

The consensus on Makeup Alley is that the 6in1 Professional Powder gives a good glow, is fairly blendable and easy to use as far as bronzers go. However, the product contains some shimmer and can’t be used as a serious contouring option, as the reflective minerals pick up light and defeat the purpose of creating shadow under cheekbones and jawlines.

The same product board rated Thin Lizzy’s concealer as one of the best, even above brands like Dermablend, MAC or Bobbi Brown, stating it offers effective coverage, even in tropical climates, without getting sticky or streaking.

While Thin Lizzy Professional Powder and concealer have many fans, we weren’t able to find unique reviews for their eyeliner or lip gloss. On another review board (below the big rave about 6in1 Professional Powder), a customer states that Thin Lizzy’s brushes fall apart too easily.

Bottom Line on Thin Lizzy

When considering purchasing Thin Lizzy products, it’s important to remember that their Professional Powder is not intended for use as a full-face makeup, but only for contouring and coloring.

However, this does bring question to Thin Lizzy’s claim that their kit is “everything you need” for a professional makeup application, as many makeup wearers prefer coverage beyond concealer and bronzer.

If you’re concerned about how oily or acne-prone skin will react— don’t fear! WebMD reports that mineral makeup is a sensitive skin-friendly option.

Shoppers who aren’t put off by the limited range of powder shades (remember, their concealer does have more options) can feel confident that Thin Lizzy appears to be a legitimate company with many happy customers. Additionally, we couldn’t find any reports or negative experiences about their free-trial program.

While your personal makeup preferences will be the final guide, those seeking easily blendable bronzing or serious concealer coverage might really enjoy the Thin Lizzy line.

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Too little coverage and too much "silver" in their powdered products!

    • By Radha N.,
    • Sydney, Australia,
    • Dec 14, 2018
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    I tried several of the powered products for coverage in different tones. Even when applied several times over - there's no much coverage of blemishes!

    There's too much "silver" in the powered products. I have to use another brand of powder to make the silver less visible!

    The company should've concentrated on improving the PRODUCT rather than the packaging. We don't buy products because of the packaging.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Excellent product, used for 15 years.

    I've used the 6 in 1 for about 15 years. Have tried several other brands when I ran out after leaving NZ, but couldn't find anything as good and easy with the same effect. I've never felt the need for any other foundation, just using the concealer for my high colour areas and the odd wrinkle works a treat. Wish it was available in UK. Don't mind paying the shipping as it lasts many months.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 11 people found this review helpful

    TV Advert

    • By Helen,
    • Australia,
    • Dec 24, 2015

    BE CAREFUL with the TV offer. I thought I was getting a 2 for 1 Risk Free trial. What I got were 2 Thin Lizzie Packs that cost $25 (includes postage), and a bill for $60! Of course I did not look carefully at the Invoice and have now realized I should have rung within 30 days and returned the lot! So now I have a $60 bill to pay. I am told that this would be the case when I ordered via the phone but obviously I did not hear that bit. Again be careful.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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