I'm having a beauty bonanza today!
Now I don’t know about you but I am really not very good at eye shadow techniques. I love the smokey eye look but whenever I have tried to pull it off I have just ended up looking like a dirty Panda or blending dark eyeshadow over my entire eye to cover up the bodge job i’ve made of it!
That is why when I was sent the new GOSH! Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palettes I couldn’t wait to try them out. They are BRILLIANT. They come in hard, magnetic shut compact cases with 4 colours in each and are the perfect size for slipping into your handbag. Each kit contains directions on how to apply to your eyes, showing you what colour to put where. The kits currently come in three colours, Black, Brown and Plum and they are SO easy to use!
I found the dark colours in each kit quite strong but the lighter colours (that highlight your brow bone etc) to be paler. I like this - although all of the colours are quite pigmented you don’t want the white to be practically illuminous as it would end up giving you 'bruised' eyes and that is not a good look! I tried to apply each of the colours with brushes but ended up using my finger for the darker colours as I found the colours to be a lot stronger when concentrated like this.
I really like the products and I successfully managed to pull off the smokey eye for the first time ever – it’s nice when products are dumbed down for normal every day people, as sometimes if you aren’t a trained make up artist you just need someone to show you what to do!
These are the colours and how they looked on my eyes:
|Purple - I blinked!|
The lovely people at GOSH have also offered 10 palettes to offer as a giveaway to my lovely readers – I don’t believe in asking people to follow me on GFC or anything like that to win, I just like sharing the make up love SO if you are interested in winning one of these palettes (you can pick which colour you’d prefer) then all you have to do is comment on this post below and let me know which colour you’d pick and why (make sure you include a Twitter name or a way I can contact you if you do win) – i’ll pick the lucky winners randomly on the evening of the 18th April, so get commenting and feel free to RT this around to give everyone a chance!
You can follow GOSH Cosmetics on their twitter account @GOSHUK or find them on Facebook HERE if you want to be kept up to date with all of GOSH’s great new products.
Thanks for reading, and good luck!