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Gosh Makeup

Hi everyone!

A while back I received some goodies from Gosh (Arabia) and wanted to share my review on it with you all.

I first heard about this brand here in the Middle East and more recently I’ve been seeing Gosh stands at various drug stores and beauty outlets in Turkey and the UK. It’s an affordable brand and is mostly found in large hypermarkets and department stores here in Bahrain.

I remember initially purchasing their bronzers and blushers a while back but never repurchased again. (Don’t know why).

I didn’t really know much about the brand, but later found out that it’s Danish and that it uses natural ingriedients, it’s paraben free and cruelty free. All good things we like to hear from this industry, so here it goes.

These are the products in all:-



It included a Prime and Refresh Illuminating roll on for the eyes, a Skin Perfecting Illuminating Primer, a Mascara, a Setting Powder, Lipstick, a Lip Pencil and an Eyeshadow Palette.

Prime and Refresh Illuminating Roll On

This is something I’d never really thought of using before as I’ve only just gotten into the habit of using eye creams!. A primer that illuminates and refreshes, that it does! The cooling effect of this roll on is really soothing, and the thin gel like consistency allows it to absorb nicely into my skin. I’ve used it under heavy and light makeup and although i can’t say it would replace my Mac Paint Pot in Ochre, it’s definately one to use when your skin is feeling super dry and thirsty.


Primer Plus Illuminating Skin Perfector



Now this is something very exciting! Illuminating? Mmm not really sure about that but skin perfecting? Oh yes! I’ve been using this straight for almost a week now with various types of foundations and BB creams and I just love it! I have quite large pores especially on the frontal part of my face and the formula of this is quite amazing. It not only minimises pores but also reflects or diverts the light away (I think that’s the science behind the ‘illuminating’ part). The texture is not like the sillicone based ones at all, it’s slightly more grainy/fine powdery like which gives a matte finish.



I’d be glad to use this on good skin days with a light dusting of powder and bronzer on top. perfect for during the summer.


Prime n Set Setting Powder

An all round good setting powder that has worked beautifully on top of my foundation, even during flash photography, with no ‘flashback’. Smaller than some setting powders, brilliant for when travelling.

9 Shades Shadow matt eye shadow palette (To Be Cool in Copenhagen)

Another product that I found great to use! Highly pigmented shades with gorgeous grey and nude tones that are true colours, They are easily blended and you can mix all shades together which is just genius.



Top 3 shadesIMG_4648


MIddle row shades



Bottom 3 shades



These were all with just 1 stroke of colour so you can see the intensity of the tones in each colour.

Classic nudes, intense smokey eyes, chocolate shades… these eye looks can all be created with this palette.

Lipstick and Lipliner


IMG_4660This matt lipstick in 010 ‘Smoothie’ and lipliner pencil in 001 ‘Nougat Crisp’are both a beautiful shade of what I like to call petal pink.



The liner is ever so slightly deeper than the lipstick and when worn together they both very pretty.


Boombastic Mascara

Now I like my mascaras to have a bit of moisture but unfortunately this mascara didn’t. The only thing I can say that liked about this mascara was the wand, the bristles were shaped in a swirled sort of way which captured easch very well. Maybe it was my lashes (!) I’m not quite sure if I just had a bad lash das (if that’s even possible), but I’ll keep using it and keep you guys updated on this particular one 😉


AquaMatics by Makeup Forever

I recently received a lovely package from Makeup Forever in Dubai. It was an introduction to their latest collection of Aqua makeup.

So seeing as it’s still summer and I’m still using them, I wanted to write a review for you guys and explain more about the collection.

This new Aqua collection is gorgeously waterproof, and provides a truly unique staying power on the face, eyes and lips. It’s the perfect companion during your summer break whether in the swimming pool, on the beach, or on an evening night out in any hot and humid climate.

AQUA MATIC cream eyeshadows are a new addition to MAKE UP FOR EVER’s award-winning Aqua range, I’ve heard a lot about this range and I must say it sure lives up to it’s name. When applied it has a light, smooth and creamy texture which makes it easy to blend. The colours range from nude to pop in matte and diamond effects. Here are some swatches on the back of my hand:-



The range also includes a collection for lips called Aqua Rouge and one for the eyes including an Aqua Liner: a waterproof eyeliner, Aqua Black: an intense waterproof cream eyeshadow.

Aqua Eyes: a waterproof liner pencil and Aqua Cream: a long lasting cream for eyes, cheeks and lips.

Aqua Lip: a very long-lasting lip liner that has an extremely waterproof texture to reshape and emphasize the lip contours. It’s water and saliva resistant.

Aqua Rouge: A high-impact waterproof liquid lipstick delivers intense and long-lasting coverage with an eye-catching shine of a gloss. It is highly pigmented, and most important, smudge-proof and sweat-proof.

Aqua Seal: Turns all types of eye makeup and pencils into waterproof textures. Its alcohol-free formula does not irritate the skin and can be applied close to the eye.

Aqua Smoky Lash: A waterproof mascara that provides volume, length and instant curl to the lashes.

Aqua Smoky Extravagant: Comes in a waterproof rich black shade which combines both dramatic impact for a look that is intense and strong from far where length and volume stand out and graphic precision for close-ups where lashes are flawlessly separated with professional precision.

And finally, Aqua Brow Kit: A waterproof eyebrow corrector that fills, defines and lengthens brows. It’s creamy gel texture gives an even, natural result with a long-lasting hold under all conditions (water, heat, etc).

aqua internet

Make Up For Ever Aqua MaticI must say, if it’s good enough for synchronised swimmers at the Olympics it’s good enough for the rest of us!


Nyx Illuminators

Now that summer is finally here I’ve been in constant search for the perfect highlighter.

Centre Point here in Bahrain currently have a great sale on so why not try things out on a bargain!

Let’s start off with this one.

01 Narcissistic this is a neutral kind of champagne colour. It’s quite light in texture so you can just keep applying depending on the intensity you want.

Secondly I tried 02 Chaotic. This has a lot more colour to it than the first one and could certainly pass off  as a shimmering blusher. It’s a beautiful light shade of pink that would look gorgeous on any bridal or prom makeup.

01 Narcissistic and 02 Chaotic

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