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Pigments For Beginners - GOSH Effect Powder



I am not a huge fan of eyeshadow pigments as they create a lot of mess and I do not want to associate with the fuss of applying them in a rush each morning. Hence no point spending a huge amount on humongous MAC pigment jars which I will never get to using.

However I found these GOSH Pigments a much more feasible option. They come in tiny glass jars which are uber cute in the first place. I am more likely to get through these then huge pots of shimmery powder!

GOSH are well known for they superb quality for a drugstore brand and they are a tiny bit on the pricey side to when it comes to their products. I am not sure how much I got these for though but I am assuming they retail around £5 each (correct me if I am wrong).

Coming to their quality, it is absolutely amazing for drugstore. I have used similar pigments from Collection 2000 and Barry M (both drugstore) and although they are decent, I do not find them up to quality. Barry M which are a cult favourite do not live up to my standards too as I am not fond of their texture.

However these are so silky and extremely pigmented - the only pigments that I actually liked and will use after MAC. I like how their vast range of colors mimic so many of the MAC pigments. Why not try to find a wish-list MAC Pigment from their range?

I got four stunning shimmery colors which I love to use in the inner corners or just a dab on the center of the lids during the day and for a wash all over the lids, finished with a strong liner and tonnes of mascara for night outs.

Gold Dust resembles MAC Vanilla to quite an extent. I love using this as a cheek highlighter too! Satin is a pinky gold which is a dupe for MAC All that glitters. Pineapple is a yellow-gold which I wanted for ages and Kiss is unique shimmery-frosty lilac which is my favorite of them all.

If you are planning on experimenting with some pigments try these out for sure as you wont be disappointment for the quality you get for the price. I plan to get more wearable shades from this range for sure.

These are called GOSH Effect Powders and you can find them lined on GOSH counters in Superdrug. The lovely people from the US can buy them from here.

p.s Check out Tugba's blog and enter in her giveaway to win a gorgeous OPI. Plus she surely deserves more followers :)
KamilasWorldx said...

A really helpful post :) xx

Tugba said...

I have to try :D

LilyRibbons said...

I also am sceptical of Barry Ms dazzledusts! I will have to give these a go! Thanks for the post! xx

Tugba said...

@get gawjus: U know what I thought when looking at my swatch pics? hehe I could combine the green and lilac :D On my toes in the summer. One toe nail green and the other one lilac. I think it would look funny :D Will try hehe What do u think?

Get Gawjus! said...

@Tugba - I checked out your swatches again and you're right, they would look really funky paired up together. The combination reminds me of the beach somehow - so bright and fun! You could totally get away with that :)

Stevie Georgina said...

These look like they are really pretty! I think I might have to try them out :) I have been looking for a colour like the 'satin' swatch for a while now so Im glad I saw this :D x

Leanne said...

I've been thinking about trying these out for so long now (was never a huge fan of Dazzle Dusts either) but Satin looks so gorgeous! Thanks for this, I'm gonna keep an eye out for that exact one now :) x

Love, Sweetcheeks said...

Ohhhh those are so pretty. they actually remind me a lot of Barry M dazzle dusts :)

Thanks for this review hun!

SilhouetteScreams said...

Those are all so pretty and soft *___*

shivanixx said...

Hey Shifa - I accidently deleted your comment (not intentional at all). Sorry hon. Do you want to enter again? Don't worry I will remember you entered, if you dont want to. xx

Lavender said...

Nice pigment. thanks for the swatches!

Ro! said...

I usually hate pigments because they are so messy but I think I will give these GOSH ones a try! I've tagged you for a "Sweet Blog" award over at my site. Check it out :)

GlamSam said...

I totally agree with U.... Gosh pigments are amazing! I have a gold and bronze one and they are miles better than the Barry M dazzledusts in my opinion...! Sami xx

missy_ellie_uk said...

I like Barry M, but agree they can be difficult to work with! These look great. I love pigment eyeshadows but only ever use them when I have lots of time, otherwise I make a massive mess.

The Beautifier said...

Hey hun! I have a few GOSH pigments in my kit and I also find them to be super silky and pigmented, I also like Barry M pigments but the GOSH ones are silkier in texture xoxo

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Pigments sure get very messy, but look gorgeous. I'm liking that shade-Satin. Cute packaging..look like the Inglot lip pots :)

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Katy Wilko said...

They look gorgeous! Will have to check them out next time I'm at superdrug/boots! xx

Imo said...

I so agree wit you! thats why get MAC pigment samples for like 2.75...they last ages as I dont wear shadows everyday :)

Christina Love said...

love the blog!

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Ella Pretty said...

Thanks for this post! I went out and bought Satin - and blogged about it (linking back to your post):

http://ellaprettyblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/beauty-shopping-bargains.html

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