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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.

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Makeup & Goodies Swap/ Haul from the US

10 Apr

A mountain (or hill?) of surprises!

Hi everyone! I want to share with you another swap I made from the US. Right at the time when Tiny T of ChromaMeSilly and I were planning to do a makeup swap, another lovely lady (Maria) from the US messaged me if we can do a swap together. Since I like shopping for friends and receiving surprises not to mention the many American brands that are unavailable here, I gladly agreed. After many e-mails of discovering more about each other, we finally did our swap.

I got my package a few days ago and I was so ecstatic. Maria packed them all so beautifully and I was a little embarrassed with the way I just bubble wrapped her goodies. Anyway, on to the products I got!

Lollies!

Let me start with the lollies: Mike and Ike Tropical Typhoon candies and Lemonhead & Friends Jellies. We don’t have these awesome treats here 🙂 My sweet tooth can’t resist them all but I gladly shared them with my friends 🙂

Package revealed!

Eye Products

elf Brightening Eye Color 2011 Butternut, elf Professional Defining Eye Brush, elf Professional Eye Shadow Brush, elf eyeshadow duo in Berry Mix, wet n wild coloricon 335 Silent Treatment, NYC Individual Eyes 942 Smokey Blues, LA Colors Mineral Eyeshadow BME495 Teal, Rimmel Colour Rush Trio Eye Shadow 720 Dreamy

Eye & Face Products

Rimmel Glam Eyes 001 Black, elf Blush 83141 Twinkle Pink

Lip Products

wet n wild  red velvet 910D, NYC Ultra Moist Lip Wear 314 Petal, wet n wild  pink sugar 900B, wet n wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss 576A Rose Gold, ULTA Lipgloss Lovely, Lip Smacker Bubble Gum

Nail Products

wet n wild Wild Shine 429D Dreamy Poppy, wet n wild Wild Shine 460D Kaleidoscope, Dawn nail polish No. 4, Dawn nail polish No. 2

 I’m really so happy and thankful for all the goodies she sent me! I haven’t really used most of the products I got because I’m still in the stage of just admiring them in their pristine condition. I know it’s kinda weird of me 🙂

Like what I mentioned before, I like doing makeup swaps not only for the new products I get which are unavailable in my country but more importantly, I like meeting new friends and having someone to share common interests with.

Maria doesn’t keep a blog but she kindly sent me a picture of some of the goodies I sent her 🙂

Goodies from moi 😉

Makeup and goodies swap are really awesome! Hurray for that and for new friends 🙂 Have you participated in a swap before? Please share your experience in the comments section below.

Cheers! 🙂

International Makeup Swap/ Haul

6 Mar

Makeup Swap Haul from the UK

… and so I finally tried an international makeup swap. Raelessi from the UK has invited me to do a swap with her and what better way for me to try it out. It was both our first time and we were both excited shopping for each other. The only thing (or things) I requested from her are some LUSH products because they don’t sell them here in Bangkok. She mentioned some items that she wanted to try out, too. The other items were a surprise, though, and we just relied on each other’s instincts on what we feel would each of us like.

So here are the lovely goodies she sent me…

MUA (nos. 10 and 4) and Barry M Crackle (Black Magic) nail varnishes

I have tried MUA Nail Varnish No. 10 and here’s how it looks like on my nails.

Sleek Makeup Face Contour Kit

I haven’t tried the contour kit because I have yet to check out how to properly contour my face. But I made sure to get a contour brush when I went to Seoul so I will be trying it out one of these days.

GOSH cosmetics

The GOSH trio are: Velvet Touch Eyeliner Black Ink, Eyeshadow Quattro Q51 Angel Dust and Volume Lipshine Raspberry Galore (I’m not too sure about the lip gloss, though… I have to check later). The eyeshadow quad colours are sooo pretty. I just have swatched the colours and have yet to use them.

LUSH Godiva Shampoo Bar and Mint Julips Lip Scrub

The products I requested for! I love the lip scrub! I haven’t used the Godiva Shampoo Bar yet but I used this yearsss ago and I like it that’s why I asked Rae to send me one 🙂

Make Up Academy Professional Eye Palette Heaven & Earth

I don’t really experiment on eyeshadow colours for my everyday office look so this palette works for me!

Herbal Essences Shampoo & Conditioner Hello Hydration

Shampoo and conditioner are both used up. I brought them with me on my trip to South Korea last week 🙂

I was really happy with all the goodies that Rae sent me.Thank you so much for the lovely products!

Participating in an international makeup swap was not only about exchanging makeup products but another good thing that resulted from it is meeting someone new and having a new friend albeit virtually.

Here’s what I sent Rae 🙂

Has anyone tried makeup swaps before? Care to share your experience? Cheers!