Quite some time ago I reviewed IsaDora as a brand, I did, however, put more emphasis on the products. I do want to pick up this idea again now and by utter coincidence I picked another Scandinavian brand.
I do have to admit I never realised that GOSH is still run as a family business and even runs its production in Denmark! A great plus in my book. The product line has a sleek monochrome design, elegant in mattefied black – I have to say I’ve never tried their perfumes or skincare before, hence my review being based solely on cosmetics.
Years ago I introduced the X-ceptional Foundation, the Foundation Drops and the Lumi Drops are still relatively new (more or less…) in my drawer – my impression so far regarding their face products is good, the Lumi Drops are a wonderful addition to mix into your foundation, sadly though, even GOSH’s scandi foundations appear to be just a smidgen too dark for me. I can wear them but mixed lighter they are even better.
More face products I discovered last year: Simply out of curiosity I started swatching in store – the slim choice of shades intrigued me – and without any expectations found a true drugstore gem!
The simple powder blushes, Natural Blushes, are just that – very simple, natural and soft colours in matte shades. Yet so incredibly fine that I could not leave Rose Whisper behind – the shade is a perfect mixture of rose and brown.
You simply can’t overblush! As you can see I really, really got to love it. It might even be the first blush where the elusive hit-the-pan phenomenon actually becomes reality. It is so simple to apply and due to the matte finish just about every highlighter works with it. For a more intense result I usually apply it layered on top of the cream blush, prolonging the wear time as well.
So, after I found such a blush gem I obviously had to check out more of the other products in the range. And what is bought even easier than blush? Lipstick, of course. How come lipsticks are so easily bought? I don’t know but I found out that GOSH lipsticks are no exception from the rule:
It started when I saw the Velvet Touch Lipstick Matt in Antique on Instagram – what an interesting, neutral shade! Not to mention the great soft-matte finish…oh and did I mention they smell more chocolate-y than the usual (gross) vanilla to me? Antique was bought, tried on and I was smitten – the tender-balmy feel on the lips and this shade…it seems so easy, elegant and put together. It even survives simple, small meals. So you see I had to purchase Smoothie as well. And we’ll see about the darker Raisin…because, reason…
In retrospect I find it rather interesting that even though I do own a couple eye products there are no classic eyeshadows among them. A mistake? A mistake I have to correct soon?
What I own is rather nice: The Eyebrow Pencil in Greybrown has been a favourite for a long time, the shade is a nice cool brown, doesn’t smudge and it comes with a spooly on one end (this pencil is my second one already).
However, even better are the relatively new Forever Eye Matt Lidschattenstifte – I bought Dark Brown and Twisted Brown. And I love them. A quick make up would be an understatement, they are creamy but so long wearing. Blending Twisted Brown over the lid with a brush or even a finger, smudging Dark Brown along the lashline to create a very simple smoky effect, a lot of mascara et voilà! It lasts throughout very intense days, removes easily with micellar water anyway. Apropos brushes: Make sure to check out GOSH’s range of brushes, they have just about everything you really need.
After such a detailed review I am probably most tempted myself to look at concealer, powder etc again. I am very curious to finally swatch the latest Contour ‘n Strobe Kits – if these highlighters are as finely milled as the blushes…! I obviously can’t vouch for every single GOSH Copenhagen product, what I have tried so far I liked so much I thought I could promote a sort of underrepresentated drugstore brand for once. 🙂