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GOSH Quattro Eye Shadow Q51 Angel Dust

13 Apr

I got the GOSH Quattro Eye shadow in Angel Dust on my first swap with Raelessi. It was my first time seeing a GOSH product so I was excited to receive it. GOSH Cosmetics is “a Danish-based hip and trendy cosmetics, bath & body, and fragrance company”.

Based on the website: “The Quattro is a four-colour combination with fantastic pearl pigments. It claims to have a soft and slightly creamy consistency, with unique colour intensity with either shiny micro-pearl effect or matt velvet finish, beautiful and long lasting, and contains no perfume”.

Here’s my review and swatches:

First Impressions: The colours look interesting but I don’t think I can pull off a look using all colours in one go. It came, though, with a little instruction on how to use all four colours. It also came with a sponge applicator. It doesn’t have a mirror and the case is quite big (around 2.5″ in diameter) and thick (almost a half inch in height).

Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Cetearyl Octanoate, Titanium Dioxide, Lanolin, Bronze Powder,  Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Isopropyl Myristate, Aluminu Powder, Carmine, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, BHA, and Propyl Gallate.

the quattro eyeshadow up close

Swatching Time!

Consistency: The eyeshadows are indeed soft. They are also pigmented. Just a light dab on the pan gives a good colour pay off.

Colour: Angel Dust came in four colours: pink (eyelid), yellow (highlighter), green (middle eyelid), and maroon brown (eye corner). This is what’s indicated in the instruction label but you can use the eye shadows separately.

Smell: No smell.

Swatch: no flash, no eye primer

Swatch: with flash, no eye primer

Swatch: no flash, with eye primer*

Swatch: with flash, with eye primer*

*I used Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer.

The eye shadows are really pigmented when I swatched them but when I applied the four on my eyelids or arm (as seen in the pictures), the colour really didn’t show. They just look like shimmers. I tried using all four on my lids but unfortunately the finished look doesn’t suit me at all, it came out too light and mostly shimmers. With my oily skin and high humidity here, I experienced that with a good eye primer, the eye shadows do stay long on the lids. They fade after 6 hours or so but they don’t crease and completely disappear.

To sum it up, GOSH Angel Dust is still a good quality eye shadow. I still use the maroon-brown-ish colour and the pink/yellow as highlighters. I think that this quad suits people with fairer skqin; I’m NC40 at MAC so the Angel Dust colours are too light for me. I am not sure with other GOSH eye shadow colours or formulations because I have only this one item.

Price: I don’t know. I got this quattro from a UK swap.

Availability: It is not sold in Thailand.

Will I buy/ try it again?: I’d love to try another eye shadow with a warmer hue, only if I can find it here.

Do I recommend?: The Angel Dust may be more ideal for fair-skinned people.

Haul from Seoul: Etude House

27 Mar

This is FINALLY my last “Haul from Seoul” entry. Whew! Although, this collective haul is the first among my many purchases in Seoul, I post this the last since I bought a lot from Etude House. You see, Etude House is a fairly inexpensive brand in South Korea targeted to the young (but there are also products for the not-so-young anymore ;)) and I’ve been dying to get my hands on their well-received and cutely packaged products.

I bought my Etude House products in Everland Resort (yes, they there is an Etude House in Everland) and Hongdae.

Here are my Etude House goodies:

Bebe Foot Mask, AC Clinic Mask Sheet, Princess 3D Mask, Essence Masks

Quick Review: AC Clinic Mask Sheet

I tried it at the height of the breakouts on my chin. It did not tingle but I did not notice any immediate effects since I only used it once.

Petit Darling Nails Matte

To compare with the price here in Thailand, I got similar matte pink nail polish at THB200 (approximately US$7/ KRW7,000) and I got each of the matte nail polishes at KRW2,000 each (approximately THB62/ US$2). It is a little streaky when applied but it got smoother and cleaner when I put a matte top coat (Skinfood Gunnpang).

Total Age Repair Royal Cream, Missing You Bee Hand Cream in Rose and Acacia

Happy Teatime Waterproof Lip & Eye Remover Tissue

Happy Teatime Green Tea Cleansing Tissue

Quick Review: The green tea cleansing tissues smell so good and refreshing. It doesn’t sting and dry my face. Although, it easily removes traces of makeup and BB cream, this is not the only cleansing regimen I follow.

Petit Bijou Allover Spray in Baby Bubble

Quick Review: This is an allover spray, meaning it can be sprayed not only on your body but also on your clothes, pillows and room. I tested it in the shop and it smelled so clean and pure and I really regretted not getting one for myself.

Proof 10 Eye Primer

Quick Review: I love this! It does keep my eye shadow the whole day albeit my really oily face and super humid weather in Bangkok. This is really worth it. I should have gotten a back up.

Look at My Eyes Eyeshadow in PP04, BK01 and SL02

Dear Darling Tint

Apricot Sticks

Look at My Lips Lipsticks

And the freebies from Etude House…

Goodbye Pore Ever & Be Clear Moisturizer Samples

More Freebies and Samples

two mugs (yes, I brought them all the way from Seoul hehe), cotton pads, pear extract mask, stickers, baking powder pore cleansing tissue, Silk Scarf shampoo, Dressing Room lotion, Moistful toner and emulsion

Like all the other goodies I got from Seoul, most of what you can see here are for family and friends. I can do more comprehensive reviews, though, of the products which I quickly reviewed (except for the Petit Bijou spray) since they are mine.

Do you use Etude House products? Which products are your favourites? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

Going matte…

4 Feb

After using glitters and shimmers and whatnot on my nails, I realised I haven’t tried matte nail polish yet. I’m not sure if they sell essie matte about you here in Bangkok so I decided to do a quick google on other matte nail polish. I discovered that the Korean brands, Etude House and Skinfood carry them.

I went to Etude House first and their price here always shock me, it’s even waaaaay cheaper in Etude House Philippines (what more in Korea). Since I was curious, I decided to get just a tiny bottle of matte pink nail polish since their topcoat is mooore expensive so I go the coloured one.

When I went to Skinfood, they sell the matte top coat in the Skinfood nail polish line called “Gunppang Nail”. It is cheaper than the pink nail polish at Etude House.

I just got both today and I’ll put the matte nail polish a little later. Sorry I have no swatches yet.

Do you like matte nail polish?

Cheers! 🙂

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Nail Polish Love: Etude House LuciDarling Fantastic Nails Shimmering #1

22 Nov

The Etude House LuciDarling Fantastic Nails Shimmering #1 has a nice satiny purple colour. It is smooth to apply and quick drying. I have used it twice and my only gripe is that it doesn’t last long. No matter how carefully and properly I apply the nail polish, one fingernail gets damaged the next day. Yes, it chips after a day or two.

I got the Etude House LuciDarling Fantastic Nails Shimmering #1 nail polish from Central Department Store here in Bangkok but it is also available to Etude House shops here in Thailand. Some online dealers carry this product, too.

Cheers!