I always really look forward to the GOSH seasonal launches as there’s always something to get excited about; for a budget brand, they really do consistently pull it out of the bag, providing fun and innovation products each and every season. There’s no major innovation in the GOSH SS18 collection, but there’s lots of fun newness with great use of colour and some lovely formulas too.
I’ll start off whit a quick mention of the Mix & Fix Colour Drops which I haven’t had a chance to try yet, but they’ll be getting their outing shortly. There are currently five products – Light for lightening foundations and concealers, Green for neutralising redness, Purple for neutralising dullness and yellow skin, Dark for darkening foundation and concealer and finally Masala for neutralising ashiness in darker skin tones. They’re £9.99 each here – link.
The FoundationPlus+ Creamy Compact High Coverage is a new creamy foundation available in a rather limited four shades. It promises a full coverage with a silky matte finish. It also comes in a handy compact that contains a sponge that you can use to apply, but I would avoid and try and use a brush instead, as the sponge doesn’t spread the product very well. It’s £9.99 but it doesn’t seem to be online yet.
I’m wearing the 002 Ivory shade above (along with the Liquid Matte Lips in The Red), which I’m pleased to say is a great match for me; GOSH make one of my most favourite foundations by the 002 Ivory shade is a little dark, so I’m pleased the Ivory in this is coming up lighter. I actually thought this was a powder at first, but it’s a thick cream that could actually work as a concealer. It’s a little too dry for me, but I might stick with it and try it on a few different primers to see if I can make it work as I like the coverage and shade. In time for Valentine’s Day there’s also The Red Collection, which contains five different red formulas including the Liquid Matte Lips shade I’m wearing above, all of which can be found here – link.
I love GOSH Lip Oils as they provide light hydration, gentle shine and a hint of colour, so my perfect lip product! I’m so happy they’re adding a few more shades to the line and I hope this means they’ll keep doing that. The three shades are the pictured Crystal Star and Flower Essence as well as a deeper pink, Cherry Blossom. These are £7.49 each – the new shades aren’t showing online yet.
The Flower Essence is seriously pretty, and it gives lips a slight iridescent pink sheen that can be built-up to a slightly stronger hit of pink, but it still stays natural and terribly pretty – love this shade. Above I’m wearing it along with the new Turn Me On Vibrating Mascara.
GOSH are developing quite the mascara wardrobe, especially with the SS18 releases which adds another three products to their already impressive line-up. The Turn Me On Vibrating Mascara (£8.99 here – link) is an interesting concept that’s definitely been done before, but I can’t remember by who, so clearly it didn’t leave much of an impression! I actually really like this one, it has two speeds and it works the mascara into the lashes so you get a more decent coverage. Is it absolutely necessary? Probably not, but it works for me. There’s also the Fake It! Lash Primer (£9.99 – not online yet) which is another of those products that you might find handy if you like a primer, but I don’t see much of a difference. I like that it’s grey though – whenever I used to use the old style white ones I’d always miss a bit and not notice until I was out and it was too late! Finally the Blown Away Mascara (£9.99 – not online yet) has a tidy little brush that grabs every lash. It’s fine but not really blowing me away – if you go for just one, get the Turn Me On Vibrating Mascara. I’m wearing both the primer and Blown Away in the pic above where I’m wearing The Red.
There are four new Metal Eyes liners, which are creamy liners in metallic hues. I was sent Turquoise which is the one I’d be least likely to wear (there’s some gorgeous greys/silvers/blacks) but I still gave it and go and it’s a lovely, blendable formula that’s creamy and comfortable to use, adding a subtle line of colour as you can hopefully see. These are £6.99 but not online yet.
Above I’m wearing the Turquoise Metal Eyes liner as well as the Ultimate Lipliner in Vintage Rose as an allover lip colour, which is part of the new lipliner range. There are six new shades, most of which are neutral/nude leaning, but I’m glad there’s a red too as I their The Red shades are such strong pops of colour, they could benefit with a bit of guidance from lipliner! They’re £6.99 but not online yet.
Finally the Slanted Pro Liner is another product I haven’t tried yet as my lashes are still very curly from my recent LVL treatment, which I find makes applying liquid liner a bit tricky, but the minute they start straightening out again I’ll give this a go as it looks like it could be a great product that’ll help achieve a sharp line…and maybe even a cat’s eye/flick too? I don’t have a press release for it, nor can I find it online, so hopefully it’ll show up soon!
GOSH seasonal collections are always so packed full of goodies that they really do provide a little something for everyone to get excited about. Their formulas are reliably decent and punch high above their price point too, so I do love a bit of GOSH. If you’re wondering what to try, I’d recommend picking up one of the Metal Liners, something from The Reds and I also really love the Vintage Rose Ultimate Lipliner. If you have oily/normal skin, then the new foundation is great too.