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      10.05.2013 13:29
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      An average nude lipstick

      I acquired this lipstick after reading lots of good reviews about it while I was looking for a good nude lipstick last year. I purchased it from Superdrug as at the time is worked out cheap with an offer of free delivery. After using it a few times I must admit that for me it doesn't live up to the hype and I would describe it as being an 'average' lipstick. There are 12 shades available from the velvet touch range and today I am reviewing shade 134 'Darling.'

      The packaging.
      I love the packaging, it looks really stylish, sleek and modern. It comes in a matte black plastic tube with a black matte lid. A black glossy band goes around the tube just under the lid and the brand logo 'GOSH' is inscribed in this. The bottom of the tube tells you the colour and the shade number. It tells you that it is a velvet touch lipstick and the weight/size of the product (4g)

      The product.
      The lipstick itself is a pinky peach colour, which I have to say looks different to the shade chart available on their website (www.gosh.dk) It has a really nice creamy texture and is easy to apply. Simply pull up the lid, gently twist the bottom of the tube to reveal the lipstick and apply to the lips. Repeat if necessary to build up the colour.

      Benefits
      - Range of shades available
      - Contains SPF 6
      - Extra care and protection of the lips

      Price and availability.
      The product is widely available from some beauty stores and on line. Superdrug currently have a 3 for 2 offer on with the lipstick itself priced at £6.49 (4g)

      Additional Info
      Other shades available from the range are: chocking coral (145), cappuccino (146), nougat (122), mulberry (127), amethyst (131), tropical pink (43), lambada (60), Bourgogne (66), romantic (77), exotic (82) and kitch (86)

      My verdict.
      Although this product feels silky and soft upon application it still tends to dry out my lips a little after a while and I have found the colour does not stay on for very long. It does give a nice nude and natural colour although it is not as intense and pigmented as is claims to be. Overall I give this 3 stars and would class it as an average lipstick that I wouldn't purchase again.

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        27.06.2012 15:01
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        a nice lipstick

        I love getting dressed up for a special occasion and pampering myself a bit. I picked this lipstick up in Superdrug because I needed a nice shade to go with an outfit for a wedding.

        Colours Available
        When I was buying this lipstick, I noticed that there weren't really a lot of colours available in it, there was just one pink shade, one red shade and a nude shade, there wasn't great variety, but I decided to buy this pink shade, which is called Tropical Pink.
        I found that this is quite a vibrant colour, as is the red shade available, though the nude looks a bit more subtle. I actually quite liked this pink lipstick on me though, I wouldn't usually buy such a bright colour, but is suited me quite well.

        Application
        This lipstick is very easy to apply, you simply apply it over your lips as with any other lipstick and pucker your lips to spread it. I found that this lipstick spread quite nicely over my lips and the colour was easy to blend and even out.

        Results
        I quite like this lipstick, it is quite a bright colour so I wouldn't use it for everyday, but for a special occasion it is quite nice and actually the colour comes off quite striking.
        I found that this lipstick lasts quite a long time, when I wore it to the wedding, I got ready in the morning and didn't need to re-apply it until after eating our dinner in the evening when I was getting ready for the evening doo. I think that this is quite good for a lipstick, as usually I need to re apply lipstick 3 or 4 times a day.
        I think that this lipstick feels lovely when it has just been applied, it really does has a velvety feel that make my lips feel like they are in great condition. One thing that I really like about this lipstick is that it does not dry my lips out if I have been wearing it.

        Price and Availability
        You can buy this Gosh lipstick in Superdrug for around £6.50, this is a good price for this lipstick in my opinion, however it is a little pricey so I only buy this as a little treat when I am needing a nice lipstick for a special occasion.

        Overall
        I think that this is quite a good lipstick, I wouldn't really say it is good for everyday wear because the colours are quite bright and it is quite expensive, but it is lovely for a little treat if you are going somewhere special. Overall I would give this lipstick 4 out of 5 stars.

        *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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        08.10.2011 16:32
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        not a fan

        I am one of those people who is never happy, especially as far as my appearance goes. I think a lot of it is lack of confidence really, which is probably why I'm obsessed with beauty products. One thing I really hate - as strange as it may sound - is the colour of my lips. They are very dark red, which is something I hate, although ironically my fiancé says my 'rosy red lips' are one of my best features. A while ago, I saw some pictures of girls wearing nude lipstick and convinced myself that I needed a nude lippy to lighten my lips. After doing a little bit of research online, it seemed that GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick is 'Darling' seemed to be the most popular choice for nude lipstick, so I headed down to Superdrug to pick myself one up.

        ==Packaging==

        I actually really like the casing of the lipstick, despite it being relatively plain. It comes in a black soft touch casing with a glossy black band around the middle bearing the GOSH brand name. Like I say, very simple, but very effective and I think it looks subtly expensive (even though it wasn't in particular!).

        ==Colour==

        There are eleven different colours in the GOSH range, from bold pinks and purples, to more subtle neutral tones. 'Darling', the one I bought is a very pale cream-nude colour and the tone actually makes it look more like a concealer stick than it does a lipstick, because it has a perfect pale flesh tone. I don't own any others in the range, so unfortunately I can't compare them to this one.

        ==Application==

        The first thing that I would recommend you do if wanting to use this particular lipstick, is to prepare your lips. I have found that if I apply this over dry or chapped lips it seems to highlight any imperfections and cling to dry skin, which just looks terrible. I'd recommend just using a soft toothbrush to buff away old skin or if you have one, use a lip scrub.

        I'll be honest, I usually apply straight from the stick as I can't often be bothered with lip brushes, but in the case of this particular colour I do think a lip brush is the best way to apply. The reason is that your natural lip colour is likely to be darker than the colour of the lipstick, so you need to get into every corner and every contour of your lips, as it will look odd if you have missed bits.

        The lipstick has a very creamy feel to it and glides over the lips really smoothly and evenly.

        ==Results==

        The lipstick feels quite nice on the lips - not at all heavy or sticky, which is one thing it has going for it. In terms of appearance however, I can't be so positive. Now, not everyone will have the same results, but on me, it turns out nude lipstick looks ridiculous! I guess I was made to have 'rosy red lips' for a reason, as having studied the nude look on me, I've come to the conclusion that it makes me look either ill or sort of like an alien. And no-one wants to look like an alien. Or ill for that matter. As I say, this is just on me, I have seen plenty of blogs and youtube tutorials of girls looking stunning in this colour - it just doesn't suit my skin tone, so you should really take your colouring into consideration before purchasing this particular shade.

        The lipstick does have quite a glossy finish to it, which is nice as it gives the lips a subtle sheen without the stickiness you would get from a lip gloss.

        As for longevity, I didn't find this to be too good. As it is, I've not worn it all that long anyway - only in the house, but even then I noticed that it started to wear off within about half an hour. This was especially noticeable due to the shade I bought and my natural lip colour started to show through a bit making the lipstick look patchy. Also, having just applied this to jog my memory of how it feels on the lips, then taken a swig of tea, I can tell you it doesn't stand up well to drinking as most of it is now imprinted on my cup.

        ==Price and Availability==

        I believe that GOSH are only available in Superdrug on the high street - I certainly haven't seen the products in any other shops, but they are more widely available online. This lipstick costs £6.49 which I think is an OK price.

        ==Conclusion==

        All in all I'm rather surprised by how many people really rate this lipstick. Putting the fact that the colour didn't suit me aside, I don't think the quality was all that good and so I wouldn't buy another shade. It feels lovely on the lips but it comes off too quickly and so personally I would not recommend it.

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          06.10.2011 16:37
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          its worth a try if your looking for nude lips or a lipstick base

          Gosh velvet touch lipstick in the shade 134 darling, I have been using this lipstick for the last couple of years, it's a lovely nude colour and comes in a matt black packaging which has a glossy GOSH sign around the middle!
          You can buy this from Superdrug for £6.49 but usually they have a 3 for 2 so after I bought my first one I made use of the 3 for 2 and now I don't have to purchase them at the full price.
          when I first started to buy it I used to wear it alone with a nude lip pencil and a bit of gloss (a little goes a long ways as If you were to just apply like a normal lipstick then in my opinion it would look cakey , all I do is dab the lipstick on for a light coverage I have always worn it this way until recently where I still apply it the same but I use it as a lipstick base instead of foundation which can actually dry your lips out, I find dabbing a bit on before your chosen lipstick colour gives your lipstick a true colour.
          I have found some lipsticks in my collection that I thought I would never wear as I found them unflattering but with a dab of gosh darling they look much better as the gosh darling gives you a blank canvas to start on so the natural redness from your lips doesn't clash with your lip colours!
          The lipstick doesn't have much of a smell just a very mild sweet smell.

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          16.07.2010 11:27

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          Recommended if you're looking for a nude that'sa not drying

          Like the other reviews on here, I had seen youtube videos praising Gosh Velvet Touch in Darling and decided to give it a shot.
          I'm very pale with big eyes, so I like to do dramatic eye makeup when I go out, the only problem being I have very dark red lips naturally, so combined with dark eye makeup it can look too much, so I like to make my lips more neutral.
          I usually use an orangey, peachy toned lipstick from rimmel when I wear bronzer or a peachy toned blusher, however when wearing a pink blusher it clashes, so I needed to find a light pink. I looked but to no avail, so I thought I'd go for a nude instead, and having heard about it before, chose Gosh in Darling.
          I'd previously bought Barry M Lip Paint in Marshmallow and was very disappointed with the way it dried out my lips, and was worried that this was common with all nude lipsticks. However this Gosh product is very creamy and makes my lips look really smooth.
          I'm very pale and it can make me look a little washed out so I use it underneath lipgloss or for a pinker shade I put Maybelline's Colour Sensations in Ambre Rose over the top.

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          30.05.2010 19:17
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          If you have read any of my previous reviews then you'll know that it wasn't until a few years ago that I started using lipstick. I always believed that lipstick was fro grandmas and us young'uns should be using lipgloss. Yes, yes, I was young and stupid, but that's okay! Now I'm a lipstick convert, I won't go a day without it! Any of you girls out there who like to sport the nude lip will know just how hard it is to find a perfect nude lipstick, but I'm pretty sure I've found The One. This review will not be about the whole Gosh VelvetTouch range, but about one specific shade - Darling.

          Darling is described as a nude tone lipstick with peachy pink undertones. The Gosh website says of the VelvetTough lipsticks "Gives an intense and lasting colour to the lips due to a high concentration of colour pigments.
          - Intense and very staying colour
          - Brilliant and shiny look
          - Extra care and protection of the lips
          - Contains SPF"
          Anything that claims to have good pigmentation and SPF is good with me!

          Just like any of the other VelvetTouch lipsticks, Darling comes in a small black tube with a black band round the middle that says GOSH (the image above is of previous packaging). The colour name and number is printed on the bottom of the tube (134 Darling) and it states that there is 4g of product.

          Upon popping the lid off and twisting the lipstick up, you are met with a lovely, nude/peach coloured lipstick that looks lovely and creamy. You can usually tell if a lipstick will be moisturising or not due to the appearance in the tube, and from first impressions, I expected it to be very moisturising.

          I then sniffed the lipstick, I'm not sure if anyone else is like this, but I simply cannot put a badly scented product on my lips. No thank you! Luckily, this lipstick smells very similar to the MAC lipsticks, like a vanilla cupcake. Perfect.

          Then it was time to put the lipstick to the test.
          Would it be as moisturising as expected?
          Would it be as pigmented as expected?
          Would it last all day?
          Would it be too light for my skin tone and make me look dead?
          Would it be the perfect nude?

          Well, to answer those questions, the lipstick was very moisturising! It felt as if I was using a lip balm or chapstick instead of a lipstick. I didn't need to apply a base for it and didn't need a gloss on top either, the finish was beautifully glossy itself.
          The pigmentation was wonderful, I didn't need to build it up to get the nude colour I wanted, but you could use this as a sheerer lipstick by applying it with a lighter hand.
          The staying power wasn't great, but it did last me an hour or two. Creamy lipsticks like this don't tend to have great staying power though, and I tend to top up my lipstick a few times throughout the day anyway, so I wasn't too bothered by this.
          Finally, the colour/tone was PERFECT! I've used it both with my natural skin tone (very pale) and whilst being tanned and it's looked lovely with both. I truly believe that this is the perfect nude for any pale/lightly tanned skin tone.

          Gosh VelvetTouch lipsticks are available from any Gosh stockist and retail for £6. I purchased mine from Superdrug.

          Advantages
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          - very moisturising
          - doesn't need a gloss on top
          - highly pigmented
          - cheap
          - sleek, basic packaging
          - nice scent

          Disadvantages
          - poor staying power

          Overall, I highly recommend that you give this a try if you're looking for a nude lipstick, and if not, maybe give the rest of the range a try as I'll definitely be going back for more!

          Thanks for reading!

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            07.04.2010 02:32
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            Bad product, breaks easily but nice colours

            I purchased a Gosh lipstick in 134 - Darling after watching a makeup guru on Youtube mention it. Gosh Darling is a nude colour lipstick much like the Barry M lip paint in 101 - Marshmallow.

            This product cost £6 (at Superdrugs) which is quite a good price for a drug store lipstick. However, unfortunately it turned out to be a waste of my money!

            I found the product to be very creamy which was brilliant as it was easy to apply and was not dry like a lot of nude lip colours that i have tried. It lasted a fair while aswell and looked great with a clear gloss. However, about 2 days later i went to re apply this product and noticed that the side of the lipstick was extremley dented and most of the product was now not there. I thought this to be strange as i always look after my products well and it has never happened to any other lip product that i have purchased.

            Having recently gone back to check this product i was shocked to find that it had broken in half now aswell! I am extremley dissapointed with this product as i have only used it twice. I don't think i shall be purchasing another Gosh lipstick in future. It could just be me and my luck with the lipstick that i chose but as it is a very creamy product that may not be the case.

            Good price, packaging, colour and consistancy. But overall not a good product for me.

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            24.02.2010 17:51
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            Review also on Ciao - Erenthae

            Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick - Darling (shade)

            How did I find out about it?
            I was on Youtube and watching a make-up fashionistas review on the items they had recently purchased and this lipstick came up. The reviewer raved about this item so i decided to do some homework and look around. I noticed that typing in 'Gosh' in google, this lipstick is the ninth item that google suggests. Typing in 'Gosh lipstick li' into google this lipstick is the first item google suggests.

            It is raved and reviewed all over the internet not only in make-up review forums and sites such as 'www.makeupalley.com', 'www.beautyjunkielondon.com' and has a large following by YouTube make-up reviewers and fashionistas.
            Pros and Cons
            Pros:
            1. Extremely luscious shade - It is nude with a slightly pink undertone.
            2. Very creamy and moisturising - It's soft and glides onto prepped lips like a dream.
            3. Simple modern packaging - All black, very slick.
            4. Very wearable - It's lovely for a basic day look & lip-gloss over the top for evening.
            5. Good alternative to YSL's Rouge Volupte - YSL's is slightly peachier.
            6. Contains an SPF - SPF 6

            Cons:
            1. It may be slightly too nude on certain skin-tones - PLEASE test in store.
            2. Without the 3 for 2 offer it is fairly expensive - £6.00
            3. Velvet touch lipsticks are so moist you may need to re-apply regularly.
            4. It will show up all imperfections in lips - Make sure your lips are buffed and conditioned to iron away the cracks.
            Personal Opnions
            I personally love this lipstick and I will wear it again. I am not a lipstick person, i prefer gloss, but this lipstick works well for me and keeps my lips moisturised. Although because it is so light it may not suit darker skintones - I am very pale ( Ivory/biscuit toned in make-up)

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            05.12.2009 13:52
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            Amazing colour, I wish it lasted longer

            Okay so, I have the colour 134 - Darling.

            I only ever wear nudes, so I thought I'd try this one out.

            Comes in a small cylindrical black, matte tube. Its vey plain bar the GOSH brand name in the middle. It's all black, unlike how the picture here shows, although I've noticed that it's only this particular shade where it's all black...

            My lips are generally in good condition, except around winter they start getting all dry and stressing me out, but come on, who's don't? They're quite a bit darker than my skin tone, which is why I'm a fan of nude lipsticks.

            A run through of Pros and Cons:

            Cost; Affordable. Around £6 in England. I bought it in Ireland for Euro10.99.

            Colour; Nice! It's very very nude. It's like concealer coloured if you like. It's not too pale but not dark. It looks good if you have dramatic/heavy makeup on your eyes, as it doesn't make you look like a drag queen. Compliments smoky eyes amazingly, and gives a good finishing touch to a 60s look! It would probably be too pale for someone with darker skin.

            Texture; Creamy. I personally don't think it's too greasy. It glides on easy enough and looks pretty good. Doesn't show up the dry-ness on dry lips unlike some lipsticks I've tried before.

            Smell; Has a slightly smell that I can't quite put my finger on. I'd say it was like a very faint sweetshop type smell - but it doesn't have a taste.

            Staying Power; Average. Not amazing but not terrible. Frequent reapplication is required, after drinking eating, biting lips etc, but for my love of the colour I don't mind it too much.

            Life Span; I've had it a while now, around 3 months, and still have quite a bit left. I don't use it every day - probably about once or twice a week.


            If it were a different colour, I'd probably have rated it a 3, but because I love the colour so much, it's got a 4.

            I've got reviews for my other 2 nude lipsticks I own, so if you're looking for a good nude - check them out.

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            10.06.2008 15:54
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            Test, test, test ladies!

            On another of my recent lipstick hunts to revamp my make up bag I came across a range in Superdrug I had never heard of before so I decided to try this brand, 'Gosh'. Ok I liked the name (I admit it lol!).

            Now when choosing a lipstick in this range be aware that that there are two different types of lipstick within the range. One formula is 'pearl shine' (my choice) and the other is 'velvet touch'. There isn't loads to choose from colour wise only about 6 colours in each formula from what I saw and they're all about £6.00 each. The pearl shine is as it indicates by it's name. It just a bit shinier than the velvet touch one and both ranges house different colours.

            The Packaging:

            Plastic shiny dark grey conventional lipstick casing which the lid, like any other lipstick pulls on and off and the product itself twists up and down to reveal the colour. It has a silver band where the lid fits on and off and on the front also in silver writing I'm simply told 'Gosh'. On the bottom is a coloured sticker the same as the colour I have chosen and I'm told it is Pearl Shine, 'Desire' and the colour is 608 in my case. It's quite nice, grown up packaging and is robust and none scratching.

            First time you see the colour it's slanted and sharp looking but it loses that the more you use it of course.

            Using It:

            Well it's ok. I'd love to say for the money it was great but it was as I say simply ok! Applying it is easy and it's easy to shape and colour in the lips. Shaping and defining is simple as anything and coverage is great and not too thick or thin. It looks a little bit shiny but not fake and doesn't make the lips look large or full it just gives colour to what you have normally.

            It looks quite natural (my colour does anyway, I can't speak for ever other colour in the range of course). However I don't like the smell which is a really odd cosmetic smell and it tastes quite odd however the taste does fade after a while but it does give a sweet aftertaste about it that I hate though it's not a flavour. Also the feeling on the lips is just gross if you apply and go and go about your buisness.

            Now I can use this better if I apply, blot , apply and blot all over again. However if you apply and go yuk!!!!!!!!! Although it doesn't look greasy it makes lips far to smooth and my lips feel too greasy and it's awful and annoying. It transfers off everywhere which is a nuisance but it can be wiped off where it transfers to quite easy but you lose the colour quick say in about half an hour of eating, drinking and smoking etc and this is horrible when it comes off on food and stuff (which it does).

            If your doing nothing but sitting pretty this stays on a bit longer say an hour or so and it just simply fades off without staining or going on teeth or hanging about in the corners of lips.

            Overall:

            I don't like it. I'm fussy about lipsticks at the best of times and the one thing I really dislike is that greasy slimy feeling when wearing it. I do reinforce the fact it doesn't appear greasy and although it doesn't feel heavy at all you can feel the product on the lips. Not one for me at all! I would'nt advise anyone to purchase this without giving it a good test in the shop first. I found it really irritating!

            This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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