Featuring exclusive luxury and indie cosmetic brands, The Gilded Girl Beauty Emporium is the hot spot for local, national, and international beauty finds unavailable anywhere else in Pittsburgh. With a distinctive vintage vibe, The Gilded Girl offers a comfortable space to experience new products, take skin care and make-up classes, and create your own signature look. Our carefully curated fragrance, skin care, and cosmetic selections (many of them organic and vegan) include old world brands, as well as small-batch and hand-crafted goods that have been featured in top magazines and boutiques around the globe. In addition, our classes, with professional instruction and complimentary wine, provide a venue for friends to enjoy a night out in a non-traditional setting.

With professional level advice, unparalleled service and selections, The Gilded Girl will become your go-to destination for all of your beauty needs.


Liz Quesnelle is the owner of The Gilded Girl Beauty Emporium in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA. With a B.A. in Theatre (focusing on costume design and make-up) and esthetics training at the Aveda Institute of Chicago, Liz has spent over a decade creating flawless looks and guiding people to better skin. After interning at the Dermablend Corrective Cover Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where she learned how to use her cosmetic skills to benefit those with congenital or acquired skin disorders, Liz opened her own skin care clinic called Le Bon Visage. At Le Bon Visage, Liz helped thousands of individuals heal their skin through careful facial treatments and personalized product recommendations. The success of her service was evident through an average 4.5 star rating on Yelp, as well as through the number of physicians who would send patients to her for adjunct treatments.

Liz now brings her considerable talents to Pittsburgh with the opening of The Gilded Girl Beauty Emporium. Liz is curating a world class collection of cosmetic, skin care, and fragrance products, many not seen up to this point in Western Pennsylvania. This collection includes vegan, small-batch, and organic lines, along with beauty editor and celebrity favorites from across the globe. The depth of Liz’s knowledge in the area of ingredients and skin physiology and health will create a new standard for cosmetic boutiques everywhere.