GOSH Cosmetics Core Products Fall 2016: A quick review
What it is: The new fall offerings from the Denmark-based beauty brand focus on wearable neutrals and a heavy emphasis on mattes.
Beauty bonus: This brand is cruelty-free, with some products being vegan and paraben-free as well, which makes it an easy favourite of ours.
Beauty bummer: The Giant Pro Liner ($16) was a bit of a miss for us simply because the tip wasn't as precise as we had hoped. For a quick lash-hugging line it's not bad, but for a precise cat eye, it's a little hard to work with. Having said that, it is very pigmented (big bonus) with minimal skipping on lids.
Overall: We were excited to try all the products in this line. The Overnight Primer Oil Essence ($22) was a nice surprise in a mid-range cosmetics line, feeling very luxe. It's perfume free for sensitive noses and quite hydrating for helping heal winter dry skin.
The nine-colour eyeshadow palette is strictly mattes, which we love right now. We were a little disappointed with the Lumi Drops ($17) for strobing, but mixed with foundation it gives skin a nice, subtle glow.
Our faves of the collection were the Lash Sculpting Fibre mascara ($17) and the Forever Matte Eyeshadow Sticks (available in four colours for $14 each).
The mascara gave major volume, thanks to the Bladderwrack seaweed to help give nutrients and moisture to lashes, while we found the Forever eyeshadow sticks were highly pigmented with good staying power throughout the day. If you're blending colours with the sticks, be quick: when these shadows set they are difficult to adjust.
Would recommend? Yes. GOSH products typically perform far better than their price point would suggest — and this collection is no exception. The fall release is definitely worth checking out.
Price: $10 (Velvet Touch Lip Liner) to $32 (Contour N' Strobe Kit)
Where to buy: Shoppers Drug Mart