I’ve finally gotten round to playing with the GOSH cosmetics from the fab goodie box we received at the launch party, and I’m more than happy to talk you through my favourites.
I wasn’t expecting any lip products to be on my list, let alone two… but I like both the Light & Shine Lip Glaze in Raspberry/Shade 11, R140 and Volume Lip Shine in 01 Soft Coral, R120. Light & Shine looks like a bright fuschia in the tube, but is actually pretty sheer when applied. I was initially disappointed, but the sparkly shine soon made up for it. And, well, the total gimmicky-ness of the LED light and mirror that goes with it. Volume Lip Shine has a surprisingly pigmented creamy formula, even though its a light colour, and this particular one makes for a very sexy nude lip.
On the launch day, one of the makeup artists used the Apricot Anti Wrinkle Primer, R220, on me, and after I got over the initial horror (of someone choosing an anti wrinkle product for me) I was pretty impressed at how it smoothed out dry areas, reduced redness and mattified/unified the rest (aside from the obligatory silicone concoction, it contains Matrixyl 3000 peptide to smooth out rough texture and lines, and I’m still figuring out what the soothing component was). I’ve now been revisiting primers in general after deeming them unnecessary for the past couple of years, and although its a very basic version, the Classic Foundation Primer, R190 from Gosh is pretty decent too.
After initially pulling my nose up at it, I’m now rather enjoying the Multicolour Blush in Bronze Pie, R135. It’s not nearly as scary as it looks, and even with my level of paleness I can use it on my face with a light hand. It’s very buildable, so start with less that you think you need, and go from there. It has a medium shimmer, so I’m looking forward to using it on summery nights out.
Finally, there’s the Eyebrow Kit, R155. You get 3 shades of powder shadow, a reasonably decent applicator and wax to keep it all in place with. I have dark brows that are fairly full, but filling in little gaps does wonders to your appearance, especially if you’re doing full makeup.
GOSH products are exclusive to Edgars and Red Square stores, and you can view the store locator here.