Friday, January 11, 2013

GOSH Eye Shadow Palette look and swatches

Hey! I picked up this GOSH palette on sale in a pharmacy just after Christmas. It was reduced to €14.99 from €28, and there are 22 shades in it. I'd never tried GOSH cosmetics before and I hadn't heard anything about them. I looked them up online briefly and learned that they're a Danish company. I picked the palette up since for the price and with this number of shades, I can get a good idea of what their shadow range is like! I don't see a whole lot of GOSH stands around here, I think I know of two. Like any other cosmetics enthusiast, I was curious and wanted to try them out. Here's what the palette looks like:

I like the packaging! The outer box looks great, it caught my eye in the store. Palette itself is matte black and quite small, it measures six inches across and four down. It's a pretty portable size and contains a decent sized mirror, definitely good for taking on trips.

Swatches, over Too Faced Shadow Insurance.

Row 1
Row 2
Row 3
Row 4
These colours are beautiful. The shadows are soft and just the right amount of crumbly when  you swirl your brush in them. Some seem better pigmented than others, though. The shimmer ones seem to have the best colour payoff. Some of the paler shades and mattes are just a little lacking in strength, but not to an off-putting degree. I did a look using mainly the pink and purple shades. Check it out!

These colours are really soft and pretty. With nude pencil on the waterline and maybe less dramatic liner, I think this would make a nice bridal look! I was wearing this as an evening look though so I added the black instead.

These shadows are very nice to work with. They blend extremely well, I was really impressed with that. I can really suck at blending pretty often, so it's always nice with a product makes that easier on me. This isn't a proper review since there are so many shades, I'm not sure I can get a fair idea of them all without wearing more of them. I'll most likely do another look too and then say whether or not I'd recommend it. So far it's looking quite good though, and I feel like I'll be even more impressed by the other shadows. Here are a few more pictures and product list. Sorry for the monster post! <3

Products used:

Green - Lid | Red - Crease | Blue - Highlight
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
No 7 Stay Perfect Liquid Liner - Black
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Pencil - Zero
Benefit 'They're Real' mascara


  1. *raises hand* I'm a new follower! Just want to say your blog is great! :)

    And as for the post, oh these colors ARE gorgeous! :D I think I'm in love with row 4 just by your swatches! :)

    1. Hello! Thank you for following me! <3 I'm so happy that you like my blog :D

      I'm loving the silver in row 4, and I'm also very excited about row 2, there's a great range of shades here!

  2. I LOVE the look you did with the palette - right up my alley heh.

    The palette is beautiful. I think with most companies matte colors never come out as pigmented or striking as shimmers or satins. Overall the palette is just lovely though.

    1. Hey Kit! <3

      Yeah some companies are like that with mattes, I've been using a lot of UD and Sugarpill lately, and yesterday I reviewed the MUG palette with some super intense mattes. I might just have the bar set a little high for what I think is mainly a drugstore brand?

      Most of these shadows seem well pigmented and vibrant so I'm mostly really happy with it right now!

  3. This looks is so gorgeous! <3