Lipstick is an aspect of beauty that I’ve only recently embraced. A few years ago, I had no idea how to choose a good quality lipstick in a shade that suited me, let alone how to apply it without looking like a clown gone wrong. I’m so glad that I’ve since seen the fun and vibrancy that lipstick can bring to beauty; now, it’s one of my favourite ways to bring a look together.
Being a cruelty-free consumer, it is so refreshing to have a variety of brands (both high street and high end) to choose from to get my lipstick fix. My favourite, go-to brand is GOSH – an independent, Danish company with a large vegan offering, which you can shop on the high street at Superdrug. I’ve found their lipsticks to be long-lasting, moisturising and available in a range of shades, and am steadily building up a collection.
I’ve never been a fan of the red lip, so I usually opt for berry tones or pinky nudes, which GOSH thankfully stocks in large quantities. By coincidence, I’ve ended up with shades 158, 159, 160, and 161 – clearly, my subconscious is as organised as I am!
Forever Yours (158) is a bright pink shade which I wore loads over the summer – it especially complimented the sun kissed glow I developed after visiting Crete in June. I also picked up Delicious (160) when the weather grew warmer, in a bid to secure the perfect pinky nude for my skin tone. While its consistency isn’t as great, and it settles more visibly in lines and cracks, I do like it for barely-there looks.
The other day, I nipped into Superdrug on my lunch break to pick up some new shades for Autumn. Armed with Kelly’s very useful list of vegan products from GOSH, I was able to select two animal-friendly colours to add to my collection – Sweetheart (161) and Boheme (159). I’d had my eye on Boheme for a while; it’s a rich, berry purple shade, ideal for adding impact to a daytime makeup look. it went on a trial run yesterday and, while I did have to reapply it after inhaling a sandwich, it lasted well for the rest of the day, fading nicely.
There are certain brands (dare I mention the infamous, once cruelty-free, three letter M-word?) which seem to be staples among the beauty community, and I challenge this by saying there are brilliant vegan alternatives out there which compete in terms of colour options, quality and pigmentation. GOSH is an affordable brand with a wide range of gorgeous lipsticks on offer, and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Have you tried any of GOSH’s lipsticks? Which are your faves?