Review | GOSH Velvet Touch Matt Lipsticks

Hey Beauties! 

I’ve been an avid blog reader since my early teens so I have come across a number of products that are infamous through the beauty blogging community. One of those products was GOSH’s Velvet Touch Lipstick in the shade Darling, a nudey pink that everyone and everyone they knew (especially in the UK) claimed was the perfect nude lipstick. It’s a few years on and I still haven’t managed to get my hands on that classic GOSH lipstick but I did get the chance to try the new extension to the Velvet Touch Line! 

The GOSH Velvet Touch Matt Lipstick Collection features 8 shades that range from a true nude (think Myth from MAC) to a bold plum and everything in between. They come in beautiful sleek black packaging that is chic and understated – my favourite kind. They have no smell and no real taste. 

The lipsticks are meant to be the “matte” counterpart to the original Velvet Touch line but these are a very interesting form of matte. They appear to have a cream formula that has a slight sheen to it so they are almost semi-matte instead of a true matte. They give a matte appearance but they don’t make your lips look dry or chapped like most true mattes would. They are nicely pigmented but do need to be built up for full opacity, one or two swipes will leave you with a nice soft flush of colour but three or four will give you a bold statement. 

That first swipe can feel quite dry and will drag a little bit but once you get the lipstick warmed up it will glide on smoothly. That dry texture does not translate into the feeling of the lipstick at all, because they are not a true blue matte they feel surprisingly comfortable on and are not at all drying. This could be due to the inclusion of natural waxes and hyaluronic acid that help keep lips hydrated and plump. 

{L-R Classic Red & Raspberry}

Their creamy matte formula means they will smudge and transfer throughout the day but they are not too creamy that their lasting power suffers. They will last you a good 5 hours before you need to reapply. 

The GOSH Velvet Touch Matt Lipsticks are overall a really nice lipstick, it has a great formula and the colours are beautiful. I would love to check out what the other shades look like in person and if you are a lipstick lover you should definitely check them out. 

The Gosh Velvet Touch Matt Lipsticks are available at your local Shoppers Drug Mart. 

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  1. Charlotte Thomas
    September 21, 2015 / 5:35 pm

    That red one looks beautiful! Charlotte – xx

  2. Jessie-Ann Lewis
    September 22, 2015 / 8:24 am

    Stunning shades. I love the look of raspberry as it has a slight twist to the classic red. xxJessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  3. Jen27
    September 22, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    I think a lot of brands are using "matte" for any lipsticks that are super pigmented these days. But I don't really mind, as I think semi-matte finishes are so lovely to wear! And both of those shades are stunning :)

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