Friday, 8 June 2012

GOSH Lusty Pink Cream Blush, Green Long Lasting Liner & Bootcamp Nailpolish

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I have a weakness for blusher.  I knew it was only a matter of time until I ended up with too many of them - and as a result, some get overlooked from time to time.  It’s been a while since I reached for this little cream blush beauty by GOSH Cosmetics, for no reason other than it was buried below lots of other ‘stuff’.  (I need makeup storage urgently, but that’s another post)

Anyway, I realised that I had been very rude and not shared it with you - along with a couple of other items from the same range, so here we go…

GOSH Natural Touch Cream Blusher #005 Lusty PinkIMG_1188

Don’t be scared of the colour - it really won’t look like this on your cheeks!  I’d call this Poppy Red rather than Lusty Pink, but there you go. It’s bright, but workable.  Although a cream blush, this is more dry than creamy, which is good as it helps create a more subtle effect. Your fingers/brush won’t sink into it; just lift a little from the surface.

GOSH Cream Blush

Bottom left is a heavyish swatch, above that is a lighter one (both with fingers) and to the right I swatched it with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush, which is how I apply it to my cheeks.  See how soft it looks? 

This is one of those blushes that really brightens up your whole face when you look completely knackered.  It’s highly pigmented, so you only need a teeny bit - I literally ‘stroke’ it with the edge of the bristles then blend it into my skin. 

Using a brush to apply cream blusher has opened up a whole new world to me… I just can’t get the same even finish with my fingers and always felt like I was wiping off my foundation - not any more!

This has good lasting power and is reasonably priced at £7.49 at Superdrug (also available in lighter colours!).

GOSH Long Lasting Eye Liner Pen #001GreenIMG_1245

This comes with an almost solid applicator with very little give, almost like a very fine pen for drawing on the colour with.  The green is just gorgeous - a dark iridescent racing green with a delicate turquoise shimmer that creates a metallic finish when it catches the light.  IMG_1251

I’m no expert at applying liquid liner, but found this reasonably easy to work with, especially if I held the applicator at an angle, almost sideways.  I’ve tried to show how you can create lines of different thicknesses depending how you hold it.  It wears quite well, though does tend to crack a bit if I apply the line too thickly.

Long Lasting eyeliner costs £6.49 at Superdrug & comes in 8 shades.

GOSH Special Edition Nailpolish in BootcampIMG_1267 IMG_1265IMG_1271 IMG_1280

This special edition polish is a deep metallic khaki toned bronze, which applies smoothly and is opaque in 2 coats.  Sorry that I didn’t get around to swatching it on my nails, but you can see my friend Stina’s lovely swatches at Chic Beauty Blog {here}.  A good option for an Olympic mani?

This costs £4.99 though I can’t find it on the Superdrug website at the moment.

Do you have any GOSH favourites?

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