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Happy Sunday! Today I want to review the Gosh Xtreme Liquid Gel Eyeliners in two of the shades from the line. The two that I own are 005 Bronze * and 006 Plum*. Gosh is a brand that’s available in Superdrug in the UK, although the links I have provided to these two shades are tailored well for non-UK residents who want to purchase these eyeliners, should you find they appeal to you. This line also has some really fun, bright shades, but I wasn’t brave enough to buy them at the time.
These eyeliners have a slightly confusing name, as they are called both a ‘liquid’ and ‘gel’ liner, but I will explain in more detail what the texture of these are like. As you can see from my swatch photo, they apply like a liquid liner, and certainly have the intensity of a liquid. They aren’t a true liquid though as it does have a slightly viscous texture, which is where the ‘gel’ texture subtly applies. Both shades are quite dark so I wouldn’t be surprised if you can’t see a significant difference between them, but I do like the subtle difference between the shades. The plum shade (bottom) accentuates my hazel eyes and does subtly make my eye-whites appear whiter and clearer.
Personally I’m more of a fan of the plum shade, as it is a unique shade to my collection, and find the bronze shade is a little harder to work into my makeup styles. It’s dark enough to wear on bear eyelids, but if I wear any medium-darker eye shadows, the pigmentation drowns amongst the colour.
The only downside I have for this product is that because it does have a slightly water-gel texture, it does have the risk of creating clumps in between the lashes which are visible after the liner sets. I find this is avoidable if you wipe excess liner on to the tube, but this does put me off picking these liners from my collection at times. However, this doesn’t make me want to get rid of them.
I find these have a strange tendency to flake throughout the day, which I can’t quite figure out why it occurs. I have oily eyelids, and my guess is that maybe the excess oil breaks it up, like an oil cleanser does. So it is possible that normal eyelids that aren’t prone to excess oil will have a much smoother time with these eyeliners than I do.
Overall, I think these are a decent line of eyeliners, and although I don’t own them personally, this line is mixed with some bright shades among the other standard liner colours, like the ones I have. I think they’re worth a try if you find the formula intriguing, although I will admit it’s not perfect.
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