Gosh foundation and BB cream

Morning all! Happy 4th of July 🙂

Today I’m going to be reviewing a couple of make-up products for the face which will be extremely helpful if you are ghost white like I am. First we have the Gosh X-Ceptional Wear Make Up in the shade Porcelain, this is the palest shade of foundation I have ever come across and I am so thankful that it is cruelty free!

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The product is creamy but not thick and provides great natural coverage, evening skin tone as it’s applied. This foundation provides a slight glow which sometimes I find a little too dewy, on days where it’s too much I finish with the Gosh translucent powder. The night before I apply any sort of make-up to my face I tend to exfoliate as I get dried skin around my t-zone which can really affect the look of a foundation. When I apply this product I like to use a firm brush to cover the face and then a blending sponge to finish, but that’s just a personal preference. The added benefit of this foundation is that it contains vitamin E so it protects your skin from free radicals and aids in skin repair. The product lasts for a long time, often a full day of wear and especially if I use primer before and powder to finish.

Gosh X-Ceptional Wear Make Up is currently on sale for the full price of £7.99 at Superdrug and I would say it is well worth the price, and it also comes in five other shades. I recommend going into store to try out shades of make-up against your skin tone.

I’m also going to review Gosh BB Cream in the shade Sand, this is a great new addition to my make-up bag, especially with summer finally arriving.

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The BB cream is a lighter alternative to the Gosh foundation, and while it doesn’t come in the porcelain shade this sand shade is a good match for my pale skin. The cream has great coverage but I still find I need to use concealer and foundation to cover my dark circles which are quite prominent as my skin is quite thin around the eyes. I would also add that the tone of this shade is cool so it doesn’t leave my pale skin with orange tones like some warmer tones have. Gosh boast that the BB cream adapts to skin tones and maybe this is why a shade I wouldn’t usually go for matches my skin so well. The product functions as a primer, moisturizer and foundation in one so it’s perfect for throwing on when you are in a morning rush. A final benefit of this product is that it has SPF 15, allowing you to stay in the sun for approximately 150 minutes with minimal damage to your skin. This is great for protection during a commute in the summer, or short trips but not for protection while staying in the sun for long hours. However, the protection factor depends on skin type and sunlight intensity (1). The Gosh BB cream is currently retailing for the full price of £9.99, so it is more expensive than the foundation but I still think it’s a great little addition to my make-up routine.

Hope you have a fantastic Saturday, I’m going to be spending it with a friend eating lovely vegan food,

Sophie

References
(1) http://www.badgerbalm.com/s-30-what-is-spf-sunscreen-sun-protection-factor.aspx

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