GOSH Cosmetics: Swatches Of My Recent Purchase

Do you know someone that will purchase an item and then sit on it, not use it? If you don’t, you do now. That’s what I tend to do. My reasoning is that I don’t want to spoil the newness. As long as I don’t use it, hey, it’s still new, right? Well, that’s how I feel whether it makes sense or not.

There is one thing that I have found that helps me and that is capturing that newness, the unspoiled feeling and, that is with photography. I can take a ton of photos of a newly purchased item and savor it forever. Yes, it sounds demented but I promise, it doesn’t go any further than that!

In the last post, I talked about that lemming feeling for Gosh products. I have never heard of them until I started beauty blogging. And after reading posts upon posts about how great Gosh polishes are, I knew I would have to get some when it showed up at Walgreens.

Funny thing is, I didn’t even purchase any polish. I got these instead…

One lip liner, two eyeliners, and one quad eyeshadow. Let me do some so-and-tell of each.

First, is the eyeshadow quad. If I remember correctly, the store only had 3 color choices. There was this purple, a brown and a black/grey set. This purple set is a neutral purple too…

The shades are only a bit bolder than what I could capture in a photo so, here are some other light sources to get a better idea…

A close look of these powders and there are very complex shimmers going on…

This palette came with a transparent instruction sheet…

When I swatched these, I became unimpressed. These were not very pigmented, in my opinion…

The above photo is in very non-direct light. I turned away from the window (natural light) and this is where the colors show up to their fullest. Not too full, I think. I haven’t worn the shadows yet. Maybe they play better with a shadow primer. I’ll check that out. The palette cost $18.

Next are the two eyeliners I picked up. I was able to use testers at the store and that is, actually, what made it hard for me to choose. Since they are $15 each, I limited myself to just two…

Seriously, could I NOT get this green?…

And, I DID wear this green liner today. Yes, indeed, I did! The best way I can explain the applicator is that it’s like the elf liquid eyeliner but, the tip is slightly flexible; not ridged…

Now, I LOVE the pigmentation of these!…

Wouldn’t you love to have nail polishes in those shades! As I mentioned, I wore the green liner today. I found it super easy to apply and it didn’t budge all day long. Lovely!!!

I also wore, today, the lip liner I purchased…

Since I only have 7 (to the 18th power) lip liners, I chose a neutral shade as I don’t really have a ton of them like I do pink and plum…

This liner glides on; it’s super creamy. And, I didn’t just line my lips, I filled in my lips with this liner. Since I had a bold eye look today, I tamed down the lips and used this liner with an elf glitter gloss over it…

My shadows are a mixture of an elf palette and a shimmery palette from Forever 21. I don’t have the gloss on yet, so this is just the liner used as a lipstick. I used Kleancolor brow palette, Physician’s Formula pressed mineral foundation and an elf blush. And my shirt is my Christmas Hello, Kitty t-shirt.

What do you think of the Gosh products I purchased? Does this encourage you to purchase some too?

  • MarciaF (beautyinfozone)

    I sit on mine too. I won’t use before taking pictures and there’s never sun. It’s good you played with the eyeshadows so you won’t go near those again. Now that green eyeliner on the other hand makes me jealous. That is beautiful. MAC and Urban Decay make that same kind of applicator. Thanks for sharing!

    • Luckily, Walgreens return policy is nice that they will accept returns. It states their policy right on the back of my receipt. I’m going to try the shadows on first. I have oily eyelids but my arm is dry. I think you’d love that green!!!

  • Sometimes I forget about mine! I love the eyeshadow quad you swatched it looks very nice on you.