On a lovely sunny Tuesday evening I took a stroll down to the beautiful Sanderson Hotel to attend the GOSH event that was showcasing their new products for this autumn/winter.
We were treated to some lovely glasses of fizz and gorgeous canapés beautifully displayed on cake stands with tea cups. GOSH's lovely make-up artist was on hand to try out a few of the products on us, we were encouraged to get creative in front of backdrops of America and take a few silly selfies with some props. There was the option to have a manicure too. We were truly spoilt!
As these were products for the Autumn and Winter line a small part of me was a bit sad that this meant that Summer is coming to an end! But the sadness soon subsided when I saw what goodies will be hitting our shelves!
The much loved Velvet Touch Lipsticks have 8 new shades (though there are only 7 on display here...strange), these have been a big favourite of mine for a while, they are creamy, super pigmented and contain vitamin E to keep your lips moisturised. The colours are more on the darker end of the spectrum -look at that lovely plum shade! But the lovely light pink 'Angel' is a great alternative if you want to keep things a bit more subtle.
Mineral Powders always seem like more of a Summer product for me as they offer a light coverage and seem to be more to combat shine than to cover redness etc. GOSH's new release offers a fuller coverage while still giving a natural matte finish. The easy to use packing is much like their primer release earlier this year so there is minimal mess. These are available in 4 shades and are very buildable for a powder. To accompany them GOSH have released a brush perfect to apply it. The short 100% natural hair bristles are nicely packed to make it easier to blend the powder into the skin. They are so soft and for 7.99 it's a great brush to add to your collection even if you don't plan to use it with this particular powder.
A product I've always been afraid of is the cream blush. I've never managed to get it right, I seem to end up looking like a china doll. GOSH are releasing 3 shades cream blush to their collection. Their gorgeous make-up artist talked me through it and it seems they've come a long way since I last tried one out. GOSH's Giant Blush sticks are packed full of colour and are easy to apply - even for me. The silky texture blends so nicely into the skin and the applicator makes it easy to apply with fingers or straight from the stick. I can see these being a big hit. You can also apply these to the lips so they are muti-purpose too!
I almost ignored the Double Precision Mascara at first. I thought it was another double ended mascara that builds up with 2 formulas, I've never found one of those that actually works and they seem like a bit of a faff! But on closer inspection it's an amazing product. There are two brushes but one end is for top lashes to add volume and one is slightly smaller to define the the finer bottom ones. How has nobody thought of this before?!
A big theme at the event was based around their 9 Shade Eye Palettes. There's 3 mirrored compacts that are all stunning. The looks that can be created are endless. First is '001 To enjoy in New York' with very wearable nude shades, '002 To have fun in LA' with an aqua selection of blues and greens and for the more daring '003 To play with in Vegas' with some stunning brights that I can't wait to have a play with. For £9.99 these are great for 9 different unique shades. I'll be adding these to a few stockings at Christmas time, I assure you!
I personally think 'To enjoy in New York' is going to fly off the shelves! Look at the lovely nude shades!
Brows have been a big thing this year and gosh have brought out a Defining Brow Gel in 3 shades go tame your brows while filling them in much like a mascara would thicken your lashes. The coloured gel lifts shapes and defined the hairs while tinting them too. It's also a complete bargain at 4.99
Another mascara to be released is the Crazy Volume Mascara. Offering no smudging, flaking or clumping, just dramatic volume and length that lasts for hours in lovely bright pink packaging.
I love GOSH Nail Lacquers, they are so affordable -these are only £3.99! Their Frosted Nail Lacquer in Frosted Rose from last season is one of my most worn polishes! With the success of 50 shades of Grey it was only natural that a brand jumped on board that bandwagon! (and why not!) While they're not quite offering 50 shades they have offered you 5 with a sparkle to it that's very unique. It's almost holographic and adds a nice texture to the nails too. Grey will be a great colour in Autumn but the lighter shades are perfect even in this lovely sunshine.
The palest '628 stardust' and darkest '632 Night Sky' are my favourites of the bunch.
After one more quick play with the props in the make-shift photo booth we said our goodbyes and took our lovely goody bag to the pub for a rummage and a cocktail...
...and it was only fitting for a make up themed evening that the pub in question was
What do you think of the new products?
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