GOSH To Be Cool In Copenhagen Matte Eyeshadow Palette Review + Swatches

goshpalI love compact palettes a lot. These are saving grace for days when you want to change your look instantly.

Gosh’s To Be Cool In Copenhagen Matte Eyeshadow Palette comes in a small but sturdy casing. I really like that because I don’t prefer the palettes that come in hard cardboard especially those like huda beauty and the balm cosmetics ones. This case comes with a large mirror which is perfect to create the look.

Designed for cooler looks the palette comes with 8 shades ranging from lighter shades like cream to darker shades like charcoal gray. The shades are not named so let’s say I will be interpret them in my way for you all.

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Why I love the palette:

  • The shades are actually matte shades and are long stay.
  • Darker shades are perfect even if primer isn’t used. Highly pigmented.
  • Easy to carry
  • Versatile colors to suit all skin tones
  • Easy to create a day look or a night look with just one palEtte
  • Reasonable pricing and easily available
  • Less or no fall out

What I don’t love:

  • The lighter shades desperately need primer
  • Pigmentation of the shades is inconsistent
  • Blending issues with lighter shades

Overall, even though there are a few flaws I would still opt for this palette in a heartbeat because it’s very convenient. Gosh is the only drugstore brand that retails products free of any parabens and they believe in a cause dear to me that is of being cruelty free. Also they try to incorporate natural contents in their cosmetics which means less damage to the skin especially as sensitive as mine. Some of you may prefer having the palette with brush but personally I have never preferred those tiny brushes. I prefer using a sponge applicator and my blending brush that I got from Sephora.

You can purchase Gosh Products at Lifestyle Gulf and Boots Pharmacy.

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Disclaimer: Products are sponsored by Gosh Arabia, all opinions are my own

Gosh Liquid Matte Lipstick & Velvet Touch Lip Liner Review

2016 was all about matte! Nails, lips, eyeshadows everything went matte! I personally love Matte so for me this is by far the best makeup trend of the year. The trend started with luxury beauty brands and soon drugstore brands caught up too. One such drugstore brand is Gosh from Denmark.
A few years back this brand was not a familiar one. However their products, marketing efforts, pricing and packaging all have created quite an impact in middle east. Gosh products are paraben free and they believe in a cause dear to me that is of being cruelty free.
I recently got the opportunity to meet the fabulous person behind the marketing of the brand and also got a chance to try out some products from their wide range. I will be reviewing the products in parts and today It’s two products, Gosh matte lipstick and Gosh lip pencil.
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Gosh matte liquid lipstick

The shade I chose was Nougat crisp 007. I don’t get the idea behind naming it that but this is a nude shade perfect for day wear. When the Mua at Gosh kiosk applied it for my mini makeover, I fell in love with the shade instantly.
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Review: The Matte lipstick is really pigmented and it is indeed a long stay lipstick. I was surprised to see that touch ups weren’t really required for this one. Though the color faded gradually but it did stay almost 6-8 hours. I had also swatched some of darker shades at the kiosk at realized that those were much more pigmented.
Now the issue with any nude shade Matte color is that they need a smooth surface to apply on which means your lips needs to be really healthy and moist prior to application. Gosh solves that problem because their liquid matte lipsticks contain plant oils that keep lips hydrated throughout. I have generally seen that in my lancome lipsticks but this is a first for drugstore lippies.
My only complain with this product is that it’s not ultra Matte but still recommended for daily wear.
Benefits:
– Easy applicator with flat sponge brush
– Intense colors
– reasonably priced
– Highly pigmented
– Perfume free
– Free from minerals

Gosh velvet touch lip liner

Review: Super smooth and creamy liner perfect to outlook your lips for liquid matte or even by itself. I got the shade nougat crisp 001 a shade that’s very in these days. Texture-wise its,similar to MAC lip liners. The color pay off is fantastic! The shade suits my wheat-ish pale skin tone.
I tried wearing just the lip liner instead of lipstick but it lasted just about two hours.
Benefits :
– Contains vitamin E and jojoba oils
– Water-proof
– Wide color range
– Highly pigmented
– can be worn as a lipstick
You purchase Gosh Products at Lifestyle Gulf and Boots Pharmacy.
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Disclaimer: Products are sponsored by Gosh Arabia, all opinions are my own.

Kiss Products USA- So Wispy & True Volume Lashes Review

Firstly I have to admit that prior the blogging phase in my life, I always thought Fake lashes are one of those products I will never use. However after I started understanding beauty products in depth and realizing that these type of products are purely for enhancement of beauty for example if you are attending a wedding or a special occasion and want to stand out and give that look to your face then fake lashes do that job perfectly for you. Also if you notice, the eyes look more defined when you see the celeb photoshoots, well thats not only photography and makeup but fake lashes too!

I first started using these lashes when by Emarati colleague insisted that I must try them. Always ready to try something new so fake lashes were worn on her wedding day. At first it was a bit heavy on the eyes but once I started using lashes, there was no looking back! So today I am reviewing So Wispy & True Volume collection by Kiss Products USA.

So Wispy Collection

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So Wispy collection is one of those collections that features good thick lashes that not only give you a beautiful look but also make it look as natural as possible. Four sizes available 01, 02, 03 and 04. Since my lashes are already long, I wanted to add a good volume so I chose number 02 and found it a perfect fit. You can always alter these lashes as per your eyes. You can trim the lashes too in case you find the size to be a bit bigger. The lash band is very fine and blends in with the lash line! Kiss lashes are made of 100% human hair called Remy hair so it looks as natural as possible. You can totally wear them with contact lenses and these are easily removable with any oil based make up remover.

Kiss So wispy lashes are designed for all types of eyes..so whether you have almond shaped eyes, small eyes & large eyes suits everyone. The only possible feedback for So Wispy collection is that it doesn’t include Lash Glue so you need to get that separately.

True Volume Lashes

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If you not looking for longer lashes but want that thickness than these lashes are certainly for you. The good thing about Kiss Lashes is that these are tapered at the end so they look really fine and blend with the natural eyelashes so well. I really love the HOT from this collection as it  gives both volume and length equally. This collection is sold with the lash glue so I would say its a perfect starter kit for all those who want to practice false lashes application. I found this collection lighter to wear than the So wispy collection.

Overall, for a drugstore brand Kiss lashes have truly impressed me. You can re-use these lashes so they should last you about good 3-4 applications and as mentioned earlier they can be worn with contact lenses too. The tapered tip technology (with exclusive Japanese innovation) of lashes bring a huge difference as it gives more natural look as opposed to those crazy thick lashes available in the market. You can experiment on these with colored mascara prior application on your eyes and tadaa you’ve got colored lashes! These products are a blessing for those with sparse eyelashes so forget the mascara and get some Kiss Lashes. Kiss lashes are budget friendly products with costs ranging for 20-50aed for each pack.

Confused on how to apply these lashes? First time and need tutorial? This Tutorial by Celebrity make up artist Kristofer Buckle using Kiss Lashes is straight to the point. Click here to watch.

Now flutter in style! ❤

Get your Kiss USA eyelashes from leading supermarkets/hypermarkets & even pharmacies such as Aster, Boots and Bin Sina.

 

International Giveaway Alert! Beauty Basket Up For Grabs!

Its been a year & more to P.A.B. For all the love on my blog and social media, I have decided to giveaway a cute basket full of beauty goodies. Read on to know more..

Firstly let’s look at the awesome basket:

Ooooo nice isn’t it?

It contains the following products:

  • Victoria’s Secret Lustrous Hold Hairspray
  • Victoria’s Secret Hydrating Secret Charm Body Lotion
  • Neutrogena Spot Control Daily Scrub
  • Make Up Forever Aqua Cream Eye Shadow
  • One Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Varnish
  • Samples from Jergens, Rahua Luxury hair care, Nivea (not pictured here and I will keep adding more samples till the end of giveaway)

How To Win?

Winning is easy peasy with Pink Asfoura Blog. All you need to do is follow any of Two steps below or both!

Option 1: Subscribe to the blog & leave a comment below with your name, country and email address with which you have subscribed.

Option 2: Follow me on Instagram @PinkAsfouraBlog and repost the entry using #PABgiveaway . No restrictions at reposting, you can repost as many times as you want and most importantly invite your friends to participate in the giveaway as well. Comment with your name, country & invite 5 friends to join the giveaway.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Giveaway is worldwide, delivery costs will be taken care by me.
  • Delivery will be arranged for areas only covered by Aramex Couriers
  • There will be only one winner that will be selected at random from combined entries of blog & instagram.
  • Winner will be asked to email a copy of identification document
  • Contest ends on 20th November 2015
  • This giveaway is not sponsored by any brand and all products are purchased by me. The samples are something that I have received for reviewing.
  • Participants that unfollow the blog/instagram accounts after the giveaway ends will be noted & banned from future Pink Asfoura Giveaways.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid City

VividMeaning: intensely deep or bright.

For this week’s challenge I could have added some lovely traditional Faanoos lights to this post and I know you would like them but then.. I let my imagination run wild. So here is a little throwback picture(2013) from the city that never sleeps – Las Vegas.

Love the bold, bright lights.. this is the city of dreams!

Bellagio Nevada

Bellagio Musical Fountain

Feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts. Also do browse through photography section on my blog or follow me on Instagram for more images.