New in – GOSH Copenhagen makeup

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A while back I was enjoying breakfast with GOSH Copenhagen and I got some new products to test out. I hadn’t tried any of their products before, so it was interesting to learn more about the brand.

GOSH is cruelty free, 70% of their products are vegan and usually free from perfume. They also have their own lab in Denmark, where all the products are made. They are quite innovative when it comes to packaging and they are working on making their packaging more eco-friendly. Their newest foundation packaging is made with 40% ocean waste plastic – meaning waste collected from oceans. (If you are wondering why it’s only 40% and not 100 %, I can tell you, that it has something to do with the durability of the packaging. Because yes, I asked about that.)

But let’s get to the products, shall we?

Gosh makeup review

GOSH makeup review

I’m wearing all of these products on my skin in the photos, so you can see them in action.

GOSH Brow Hair Stroke Semi Tattoo Ink  Liner, 002 Greybrown
My absolute favorite product out of everything is the Brow Artist Brow Pen. You can create brow strokes with the applicator and that actually works. It’s easy to use and the color payoff is just perfect. If it was too heavy, it would look unnatural. If it was too light, it wouldn’t show. I have taken this brow product into my routine and I use it always after first painting my brows on with the mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, which is essentially a brow powder. This product is also awesome for filling in any gaps, which most of us tend to have in our brows. Vegan.

GOSH Matt Shadow Collection, To Be Cool in Copenhagen
This eyeshadow palette contains nine cool shades that are perfect for a smokey eye – or for every day use. The palette itself is super handy. It’s small and it has a big mirror inside, which makes it perfect for travelling. The pigment is good in the palette and it has enough light, medium and dark shades. I think this would look perfect on grey/blue eyes or on someone who really benefits from cool colors.

GOSH Catchy Eyes Mascara
This mascara was a nice surprise, because I’m quite picky when it comes to mascaras. The wand is rubber and makes separating your lashes easy. I would say this separates and gives nice length to your lashes. It’s impossible to make clumps with this! If you like thin consistencies and a mascara that gives detail to your lashes, this might be a good choice.

Gosh to be cool in copenhagen eyeshadow palette

GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick Matt, 026 Antique Rose
This lipstick has a very nice velvet texture. It’s super pigmented, but comfortable on the lips. The shade is beautiful as well – a cool pink shade, that I can see myself wearing often.

GOSH Lumi Lips Lipgloss
This lipgloss has to be my second favorite product here. The shade I got is a beautiful everyday pink color, but more importantly, the lip gloss comes with a light and a mirror! This lip gloss is definitely made for keeping it in your purse on the go. The consistency is very smooth and it feels hydrating on the lips. It’s unscented. Vegan.

GOSH Under Eye Primer, Chameleon
This product is the least interesting one to me out of all these. I can’t help but wonder why do I need yet again a new product? I guess the idea behind this product is to smooth the skin around eyes to make your concealer go on more evenly. It also has a slight cooling effect, which can be refreshing. I personally didn’t really get much out of this product, but I get the idea behind it.

GOSH Primer Plus Skin Adaptor, Chameleon
I haven’t really used primers nowadays, but I’ve somehow grabbed this primer quite often. It’s perfect for those days, where I want my skin to look like it was glowing from within. It seems to do something to the skin, that you can’t quite point out. Unless you’re me. This primer smooths out the skin, evens out the skin tone just slightly – and it reflects light. All this makes your skin look like your skin, but a bit better. When it comes to lasting powers, I wouldn’t say this helps combination or oily skin to stay matte. It’s definitely more of a glow product. Vegan.

GOSH Waterproof Setting Powder
This has to be the first powder that promises to be waterproof. And I’ll say that it’s the most waterproof powder I’ve tried. Obviously there’s not a product that would last swimming, but if it happened to rain and you were wearing this powder, I’d say your makeup is pretty safe. This powder keeps the makeup locked really well. The texture is silky smooth and the finish it leaves is quite matte, but not dry-looking. Vegan.

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How to achieve the perfect red lip makeup?

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Is there anything more powerful than bold lipstick? It instantly cheers me up and makes me stand up straight. No wonder I chose red lipstick as my blog logo.

Lipstick makes me feel awesome – and I want you to feel that way as well. That is why I wanted to share my tips and tricks to applying lipstick. I used red lipstick as an example, but choose whatever color makes you feel powerful.

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First things first: Get yourself a lip balm, that doesn’t cause addiction

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How to apply red lipstick

  1. Lining your lips helps to get the shape right and it also prevents the lipstick from getting off-track, in the fine lines. If you struggle with the shape or your lip lines are not that clear, I suggest lining your lips first. You should apply the liner slowly – don’t even try and get it in one swipe.
  2. Start lining your lips on your cupid’s bow. Then make your way into the sides of your upper lip. Always stop and look in the mirror to compare the lines and make your upper lip as symmetrical as possible.
  3. Once your upper lip is lined and you have the shape right, start lining your bottom lip. Start from the middle – it honestly makes it easier to get the shape symmetrical.
  4. Smile while you apply the liner/lipstick. That way you’re stretching your lips a little and it’s easy to get the product in all the gaps. It also helps to see the lipstick in action to see the symmetry better.
  5. Apply the liner right in the lip line, not inside it. The line should touch your skin and your lip at the same time. You’re basically overdrawing a little. Understanding this changed my lipstick game. It sounds such a small thing, but it makes all the difference! It’s always up to you how much you want to overdraw. That said, it’s easier to succeed when you keep it as close to your natural lip shape as possible.
  6. Finally, color your lips with the pencil for extra lasting power, or just apply the lipstick.

Here’s another pictorial on how to apply the lipstick. If the lipstick has a matte consistency that stays in place, you can get away with just the lipstick. And when you’re in a hurry, you’ll probably skik the lip liner (I know I’m guilty of that). For the best result, use a lip liner first.

How to apply lipstick & how to apply lipstick without a lip liner

  1. Start applying the lipstick on your bottom lip. You don’t have to focus on the edges at this point, just make sure to get the lipstick somewhat in place.
  2. Press your lips together. That blends the lipstick on your top lip and makes everything so much easier. Even makeup artists use this trick!
  3. Go over the edges and perfect the lip shape. This is super easy with the YSL Tatouage Couture lipsticks, because the applicator is squared.
  4. Perfect the edges with a tiny amount of concealer on a brush or a Q-tip.

How to avoid getting lipstick in your teeth?

The final step in lip makeup is always making sure you don’t have or end up having lipstick in your teeth. I usually just put my finger in my mouth, press my lips together and pull out my finger. That way the excess lipstick ends up on my finger. It sounds weird, but it works!

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lipsticks

For this post I used YSL lip products. I chose some beautiful red colors that are perfect for Fall – or for any occasion. Yves Saint Laurent makes the prettiest lipsticks. I might not have a YSL bag, but I have their lipsticks, which is almost the same. Or not, but using these makes me feel glamorous nonetheless.

*YSL Lip Liner in Le Rouge

The most beautiful lipliner I own. The shade is a classic red shade, which you can see in the first tutorial. I love that the lip pencil is retractable, so I don’t have to sharpen it.

I also got three YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stains, which I’ve been using nonstop. I usually don’t like matte lipsticks, but these are so lightweight and comfortable on the lips, I could wear them every day. They have a genius applicator, that makes applying the lipstick so easy. The applicator looks weird, but it’s easy to get in the corners of the mouth with it. I got three shades:

*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in  Crazy Tangerine 2
This is a gorgeous orange red shade. It’s bright, but not too crazy – even if the name suggests that. A beautiful color, that I know I will get a lot of use out of.

*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in Red Tribe 12
This shade is the perfect plain red. You can’t go wrong with a classic.

*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in Tatouage Couture 21
I got so many questions about this one, when I was wearing this on my Insta Stories. I love the shade as well. It’s a deep slightly brown red, that is made to be worn in Fall. I’m obsessed with this one at the moment.

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