Lately I’ve been really interested in how good (or bad) budget friendly makeup brands are. I most recently done a post on Seventeen cosmetics but I’ve previously focused on the best from Rimmel and Maybelline. If you want to see a higher end version I did Lancome here.
GOSH are an innovative Danish makeup brand offering budget friendly quality products. Their Foundation Drops are very similar to the much more expensive Armani Fusion makeup and they also have an affordable lip oil to try. Unlike Maybelline and Rimmel I’ve only used a few products from GOSH previously but I liked what I tried. I had read good things about their X-Ceptional Wear Foundation so after purchasing and using that for a few days I decided to pick up some more products. Superdrug were doing a 3 for 2 and who can resist that? (not me). And I’m so glad I did. (BTW I think the current offer is £2 off selected GOSH products so I may have just bought some more..)
I’ll start with Velvet Touch Matte lipstick in Smoothie. This is a beautiful mauve pink/dusky rose shade that I absolutely love. Not only is the colour beautiful but the formulation is great too. It’s a comfortable long-wearing matte that applies easily straight from the bullet. There’s no feathering and little transfer. Easily one of the best budget lipstick formulas I’ve tried in ages, in fact just one of the nicest formulas I’ve tried. Definitely purchasing more.
GOSH X-Ceptional Wear Foundation is a long-wearing medium cream foundation. I have Porcelain which is the lightest shade and would be a good match for most pale skin tones. It’s neither too pink nor yellow, a good neutral undertone. The cream formula blends easily and doesn’t sink into pores or fine lines. The finish looks natural with a matte yet slightly radiant finish. Again I love this, it lasts practically all day on my combination skin, it provides a good medium coverage that’s buildable without looking mask like and it also feels really comfortable. Thumbs up.
I’ve been using GOSH BB Powder as a finishing powder as the coverage is very light. If you like a barely there finish that mattifies you’ll probably like it as it is but I prefer a bit more coverage. This is a lovely powder. The shade I have is no.2 which I think is the lightest shade available. The powder is finely milled and sets makeup nicely. The packaging comes with a mirror and applicator which is actually quite good. I’m really impressed with it, another repurchase for me.
And finally is GOSH Forever Eyeshadow Pencil in Twisted Brown. I accidentally picked up the wrong colour. I meant to pick up Silver Rose which is the most beautiful colour but I’ve been pleasantly surprised with Twisted Brown. This is a matte dark taupe and is perfect for everyday wear and goes really well with the lipstick I bought. It’s also incredibly easy to apply. It takes a few minutes to set properly so you have time to blend out if you like. Once it’s set it last all day without budging or smudging. I’m so impressed with this seemingly innocuous eyeshadow. It’s a strong staple product. I’ll also be purchasing more of these, they’re so easy to wear.
I haven’t picked one duff product. Every single thing has been a hit and really quite beyond my expectations. Also what I like about GOSH is that while the products are budget friendly the packaging is solid. I feel like some cheaper brands forget that packaging is vital on makeup products but not with GOSH.
Are you a fan of GOSH? Any products I should definitely get?