After stumbling across the GOSH Forever Eye Shadow Sticks by pure chance, these cute eye shadow sticks certainly deserve a blogpost of their own as they are by now a firm favorite in my make-up bag. (I was organizing my mom-in-law’s cupboards and discovered them in a forgotten shopping bag. I have severe OCD and because of my extreme neatfreak-streak, people tend to take advantage of this quirk of mine by making me organize their wardrobes. I am trying to sound annoyed, but I actually get on a serious endorphin high from color-coding and organizing etc. I am what I am:) I loved these sticks so much that I bought a matte brown as well.
Product and Packaging: The GOSH Forever Eye Shadow Sticks are metallic or matte creamy eye shadows packaged in a crayon-like twist-up system.
Pigmentation: All the eye shadow sticks my mother-in-law and I have are incredibly pigmented and so rich in color. The glittery bits on the metallic shadows are finely milled and actually gives more of a metallic sheen than a full on foiled-look. The matte option is a true matte without looking ashy.
Consistency: The GOSH Forever Eye Shadow Sticks are ultra creamy and effortlessly glides onto the skin. It is an absolute pleasure to blend, sets after about a minute and then it stays put for the day. What I really like is that is doesn’t feel tacky/pulling when applied to the lids as it is often the case with these type of eye shadow sticks (I cannot wear the Sephora branded sticks I have at all on my lids) – they are just a pain to apply).
Wear: The eye shadow sticks are waterproof for which I can vouch! Once the shadow has set it does not budge and is truly long-wear. I’ve never have to top it up during the day and this feature makes it an attractive option for readers that require heavy-duty products.
Performance: I am so in love with these eye shadow sticks! They look lovely as an eye shadow or as an eyeliner. I struggle with oily lids from time-to-time and wearing eyeliner can be a raccoon-ish nightmare – I can assure you that even if you do have oily lids the GOSH Forever Eye Shadow Sticks are unlikely to let you down. This is almost the best feature of this product for me. I do not experience any significant creasing with these shadows scoring major points! The GOSH Forever Eye Shadow Sticks are so easy to apply and blend while really long lasting on the lids.
Shades: From what I could see at Edgars there are 6 metallic and 6 matte shades available.
Price: R150, available at selected Edgars stores. It is not the cheapest eye shadow crayon but definitely worth it in my opinion and I am sure the product will last you a really long time.
Will I buy this product again? Yes,yes,yes! The GOSH Forever Eye Shadow Sticks are one of my favorite make-up products the last few months. The are so versatile, long-lasting and good value for money. I would strongly recommend you add one or two (or all) of these sticks to your make-up bag I am definitely going to add more to my collection when I visit SA next year!
Have you tried the GOSH Forever Eye Shadow Sticks? Please leave a comment below!