Gosh Lip Markers + giveaway
Not just a Gosh favorite now, but one of my all time favorites: their lip markers!
They’re insane, insane – insane.
I own 3/4 shades: 001 Red, 002 Pink, and 003 Berry.
The other one is a brown, called Chocolate.
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Polysorbate 80, PEG-150, CL 17200 Red 7, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum, PVP, Acacia Senegal Gum, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Saccharin, Sodium Hyaluronate.
You either love it or you hate it.
I happen to love it, but I used to love the smell of scented markers. And that’s exactly what they remind me of. (Ahh.. the 90’s.)
Could be that my brain is just linking it all together though because these are markers too..
Anyway, these smell fruity and sweet.
Also worth noting: they taste sweet too.. like candy on your lips.
The reason for this kind marker-like packaging, is that the substance is so watery.
Unlike lipsticks and lip balms, a tube wouldn’t be able to hold it.
Besides that it’s very compact and sturdy!
Real throw in your purse and never think of it again – material, hence why I lose them all the time.
As i’ve complained about more than enough in previous posts!
The tip of the tube shows you what color it is you’re holding too by the way, I love nifty packaging!
Even though the colored tip of 001 Red looks brown.. but now i’m just being finnicky.
Colors & pigmentation
First an arm swatch:
Then on the lips:
A warm berry color, deep purple toned pink. Very vampy!
I don’t have pics of this color yet, because there are only so many hours in a day and my lips were just too stained with the red and pink to be able to put anything else on top afterwards!
Just for laughs: here’s how my lips looked after trying to scrub away the Red with an oil-based waterproof make up remover.
And a rough washing cloth.
Watery and pigmented, but not as runny as the Revlon lipstains.
The one exception to the rule, that did run into fine lines, was 003: Berry.
Pink is a tiny bit runny too, but Red doesn’t go anywhere at all.
As you can see on the arm swatch picture, I can draw squiggly lines with them. So outlining your lips with these is a breeze once you get the hang of it!
Staying power & quality
Mark my words, these stay for HOURS, and fade evenly, if you apply them well.
- Don’t swish the marker over your lips and be done with it.
Apply it like you would a lipstick: outline, and press your lips together, fill in, and press again.
- Then apply a second coat and really work that into your lips with the tip.
When going out, I make sure the second coat is really full-on.
I go back and forth until my lips are fully saturated.
Like this the shade stays put evenly for hours, through meals, and doesn’t transfer.
(Yay for the cheeks and lips you’ll be smooching at Christmas and Newyear parties!)
As I said, my favorite lip stain!
Now for the good part!
As a little Christmas gift from me, i’ll be giving away the Gosh Darling lipstick (pics here) and the lip stain in Red!
Aaaand i’ll throw in an extra gift too, but I won’t tell you what yet because that’s a surprise!
I can tell you it’s one of my favorites from POP Beauty.
I’ll add some cruelty free perfume testers from Lgns London too, if they reach me on time.
What to do
- Share this blogpost on Facebook (I’d love for more people to find my blog!)
- Like my Facebook page (I will announce the winner on my page and contact you on Facebook if you win)
- Answer following question in the comments:
Do you celebrate Christmas? And what’s your favorite tradition?
- If your name on Facebook is different make sure to let me know! Else I can’t contact you!
This is open internationally, no exceptions!
It’ll run for two weeks.
I look forward to reading your answers! :D
Posted on December 5, 2012, in Box o' appearance, Cosmetics, Reviews and tagged 2012, alternative, animal testing, animals, christmas, cosmetics, cruelty, cruelty free, drugstore, give away, giveaway, gosh, lip, lip stain, lipstick, make-up, makeup, party, personal, pictures, pop beauty, raffle, red, review, reviews, sexy, stain, stay put. Bookmark the permalink. 43 Comments.