I was very excited to see the promo image for this latest GOSH collection which has been out for a little while now.
The eyeshadow palette in particular caught my eye:
*sigh* Such beautiful taupes…
Unfortunately for me, the stock image looks nothing like the product. Way to go Mr. GOSH product photographer/retoucher.
This is what the palette really looks like:
Black to White… hey, where did my lovely taupes go?
I can’t really bitch too much – I was sent this by the nice people at GOSH.
Well I can bitch, ‘cos that’s what I do when I don’t like something… so yeah… where the hell was I?
Oh yes, it’s often helpful if the promo images reflect the actual product, don’t you think?
Let’s have a look at the packaging and see if the palette can redeem itself.
Oooh, a tutorial. I’m a sucker for these and always happy to receive some inspiration and direction!
This is really nice, sturdy casing… good job!
2 eyeshadow applicators and a big mirror… all good stuff.
How about the actual shadows themselves?
They feel chalky and they’re simillar to Sleek shadows in as much as they’re quite soft and crumbly. Shadow dust will fly everywhere when picking up the colour with a brush.
That’s where the Sleek comparison ends. Unlike Sleek these give very little payoff in terms of colour. Wanna see?
That third grey from the left is a real bastard to get much out of. *swipe, swipe, swipe*.
Having said that… hand on my heart, I don’t mind at all in this instance. I usually err on the side of heavy-handedness when it comes to applying eye shadows and with a palette of this nature, my looks usually end up all black and not much else.
The Sleek Graphite palette is a real bugger for this as it’s *so* pigmented I generally look like I have a pair of black eyes after using it. This, on the other hand gives me the chance to build up the colour and stop short of Panda.
However, for most… I’m sure that this lack of pigmentation is not a good thing. And if it were a palette of different shades, I’d most likely agree with you.
One more thing I will say though, is that it does state that you can use these eyeshadows wet… I shall give it a go and be back with a FOTD, you never know… it could be amazing – eternal optimist that I am!
I’ve heard great things about the nail polishes from this collection. In general, I find GOSH Nail polishes to be *awesome* but I’m still dipping my big toe into the world of glitter polishes and don’t need another black so didn’t pick either of these up.
The Gosh Bright n’ Black Collection is available to buy from Superdrug and the eyeshadow palette is priced at £8.99
How have you been finding the collection? Have you tried any other GOSH eyeshadows?