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?

Ofra Cosmetics: Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick

Last month, at The Makeup Show Orlando, I discovered Ofra Cosmetics. This line was one that I just seemed to be drawn to but, I didn’t know why. I didn’t stay too long looking things over at the booth before moving on. But, later that day, I found myself back there wanting to learn more. When all was said and done, I purchased several products to try out and the lovely staff of Ofra Cosmetics gave me this item to review…

Since I was going to give a new-to-me cosmetic line a try, I picked a shade that I would not normally wear. It was an opportunity to step outside the vanity box and try something new. And boy, am I happy I did! Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick is awesome!!! I can’t wait to get other shades. In the meantime, I’m wearing ‘Sunset Beach’. This a lot more coral than I would ever wear on my lips.

The shade isn’t the only thing that is new to me. Check out this applicator…

That end is hard; it’s not a brush and it’s not flexible. I discovered that many makeup artists use a stick to apply lipstick rather than a brush. OK. So, I’m trying it. It’s different and, I would rather have a brush, personally. But, what I do is use the stick to smear some of the product onto my lips. Then, I use my finger to smooth it out. I’ll show you the end results in a bit. But, here is a swatch of ‘Sunset Beach’…

You can see that the lipstick dries to a matte finish. And, this liquid lipstick is aptly named; it is long-lasting. I found that it stayed on my lips for 5 hours with a gloss over it, touching up with the gloss at least 3 times. And by itself, it lasted close to an extra hour. All of that was with drinking water and chai tea throughout the day. That’s wonderful staying power.

See what it looks like on my kisser…

I have thin lips. I can’t change that. So, I think it is easier for me to wear bolder lip colors because it isn’t too over-powering for my face.

My eye look…

This is a very simple look. I have on just a touch of NYC’s Blushable Creme Stick in Plaza Pink. It’s still a coral pink and I wanted to tie it in with the coral shade of my new Ofra Liquid Lipstick. On my eyelids is Ofra’s Eye Gel Primer (which will get its own review because I am in love with it too!). Then I followed with MAC’s Paint Pot in ‘Soft Ochre’. Next, I lined my lids with Physician’s Formula’s Custom Eye Enhancing Gel CreamLiner in ‘Black’. I used Lash ‘Em’s Double Trouble Mascara. The brows are done up with Senna Brow Powder and Wax. I finished off the entire look with a dusting of NYX’s HD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder.

That’s it. I made it very simple but with some impact…

Again, since I am thoroughly enjoying the products I did purchase, as well as the Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick, I do wish I would have purchased more. Fortunately, we can order from Ofra’s website. And, it should take too long for me to get my order since Ofra Cosmetics is based right here in Florida.

Have you tried an Ofra Cosmetics?

Milani Monday: Face Of The Day

This Milani Monday is a FOTD look. I used all Miani cosmetics to create it. Let’s start with the two eye shadows that I based this look around. These are from the Runway Eyes collection, which is a core collection…

‘Silver Charm’ is a soft color; not overly metallic-looking at all. ‘Royalty’ is a purply-violet that has lots of shimmer to it. ‘Royalty’ looks pink in the photos, but it is a lot more purple, which will show better in the swatches…

It might look like the sparkles are over-spray. However, I swirled into the pan and it stayed shimmery through.

I swatched both wet and dry. The larger swatch is dry while the narrow swatch is done wet…

‘Royalty’ is showing truer in the swatches.

To create my look, I used Milani for everything but the translucent facial powder. These are the Milani products I used…

From the top: my very favorite mascara, Total Lash Cover in Black; the lipstick is ‘Pink Love’; on top of the lipstick I used Haute Flash Full Coverage Shimmer Lipgloss in ‘Quick Flash’; I used two different eyeliners, both from the Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow collection, ‘Green Safari’ and ‘Brown Deluxe’; and as the liner under my eyes, I used Color Play Felt-tip Liquid Pen in ‘White Line’.

This is how I got them all together…

Without a doubt, Milani’s products are very pigmented. I did the shadows wet and I couldn’t be happier with the intensity and blendability. The lipstick and gloss complimented each other very well.

In self-portraits, why is the nose made to look so huge!?? I wish it would make my lips look bigger. LOL

Do you have any of these Milani products?