GOSH Eye Shadow Base

GOSH EYE SHADOW BASE
(description from GOSH website)

This silky soft, creamy base in stick form makes easy application. Extremely waterproof, it gives all types of eyeshadow a beautiful, long-lasting appearance without melting. Recommended for eyes that easily tear up. GOSH eye shadow base has a high melting point so even under hot skies, the eyeshadow remains perfect. The creamy consistency makes it easy to apply on the eyelid and tone out with your finger or an applicator/brush. Apply eye shadow on top and blend with the base to get eye shadow that will last the whole day.  



  • Makes eye shadow waterproof
  • Perfect base for all traditional powder eye shadows 
  • Never needs to be sharpen
  • Always ready for use
  • No preservatives
  • Contains no perfume

Hi everyone. Another review of a product that is not locally available.. Perhaps this is the penultimate reason why I have more international readers than local ones.. :S I bought this from sis Ida of http://naturalsandminerals.blogspot.com/. I cannot resist because it is only 130 pesos!! I was looking for a new eye shadow base that could withstand Philippine's humidity and weird weather changes which is really alarming right? I wanted to buy Etide House Proof 10 primer but it was always OOS (out of stock). I gave this a try despite the lack of review in the internet and I am really curious about GOSH cosmetics. I love their velvet touch eyeliner which is really waterproof!! I also bought this because I have problems using shimmery eye shadows.. The light shimmery ones does not actually show up on me and glides off quickly on my lids. I have read that this works best with shimmery eye shadows.

This eye shadow base comes in a stick form which is really easy to use. This looks like a regular eyeshadow stick.



When applied, it looks like a white shimmery base. The consistency reminded me of artdeco's e/s base but better. This shadow base glides smoothly but it dries quickly. 



After blending it gives off that nice sheen. You can actually use this alone to highlight your lids!



(top: without base, down: with base)
I use my 180 palette in this picture. I tried using it with shimmery e/s and it made my e/s color look better.



(left: without base, right with base)
I want to dispel doubts on this base. Being a shimmery base, some say it would not look good on matte e/s but try looking at the picture above. It can be use with any kind of eye shadow. However unlike my all natural face primer, this does not enhances the color of eye shadow that much. 




What I love about this eye shadow base:

  • Makes my eye shadow adhere better on my lids even those powder ones.
  • Brings out the true color in my e/s. It looks good especially on light shimmery eyeshadows and those blue and violet ones. 
  • Glides easily and smoothly. I have no problem using two- three coats of this one. Just make sure to blend very well to prevent it from caking.
  • Very easy to use since it is in stick form.
  • This prevented my eye shadow from creasing.
  • It really made my e/s last longer!!! My eye shadow stayed put for 7 hrs!But I have yet to try this on a really hot and humid day. 
  • It can be used with matte or shimmery eye shadows.
What I do not like about this eye shadow base:

  • Not locally available.. :C 
  • Dries quickly.
  • I think this will not look good on lids with wrinkles since it tends to highlight lines. 
A comparative test. My eyeshadow after7 hours.



After 7 hours. Sorry for the blurry pic it was already night time when I took this picture. As you can see my eye shadow stayed in place. My eyeshadow just faded a little. I am excited to get my All Natural Face Eye Primer for oily lids!!! I already ordered and I can't wait.

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16 comments

  1. Great review Donna, as always! I love how crisp your pictures are!

    The last pic shows that your eyeshadow did fade a little, but what happened to the eyeliner? Yikes! I'm not that adventurous with shadows, but it's a must that my liner doesn't crease or disappear - which is why I'm looking for a primer that can help with that. So you reckon GOSH won't do the trick for me? - trace

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  2. Wow this is def a cool product to emphasize the eyeshadow, wanna try it! Btw I tagged ya:-)

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  3. oh, gosh. i wish had gosh here too. this looks like a very promising eye shadow base. i love how it shimmers, yet it works really well with both shimmer and matte eyeshadows. i also saw that the eye makeup look you did on the before and after look very similar. it indeed held the e/s in place without creasing.

    thank you once again for the amazing review, donna. take care. happy sunday and god bless. :)

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  4. Haven't tried this pa, but sounds like a good product! thanks

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  5. great review! love the swatches. :3

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  6. Hi dearie! Another eyeshadow base for you? Yipee! That means more EOTDs for us. Have a great day dearie. Miss reading your posts.

    Lots of love,

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  7. I know! Good things are always NOT sold in our respective countries LOL XD

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  8. yay! i'm happy to hear there's an f21 there in pinas now too. now i know where to go pag umuwi ako. hehe... :D then again, there are so many stores i miss over there as well that i would love to visit again too. :)

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  9. donna may discovery ka na naman?? wow! when i read "artdeco eyeshadow base but better" nainggit na naman ako. but i've found a workup on benefit lemon aid so im sticking to it. for now. haha :D

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  10. Sounds so good! especially for my monolid eyes lol~
    It really makes the colors so bright!
    Like your eotds! Very pretty!

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  11. I've actually never worn an eye shadow base, but now I think I have to try it. Have you ever tried wearing turquoise eye shadow? I've heard that it is the hottest color of the summer.

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  12. Ooh, very interesting! I highly rec the Etude House primer, but this is an amazing buy for the price. So curious, haha.

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  13. Ooh, very interesting! I highly rec the Etude House primer, but this is an amazing buy for the price. So curious, haha.

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  14. donna may discovery ka na naman?? wow! when i read "artdeco eyeshadow base but better" nainggit na naman ako. but i've found a workup on benefit lemon aid so im sticking to it. for now. haha :D

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  15. I've actually never worn an eye shadow base, but now I think I have to try it. Have you ever tried wearing turquoise eye shadow? I've heard that it is the hottest color of the summer.

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  16. Hi dearie! Another eyeshadow base for you? Yipee! That means more EOTDs for us. Have a great day dearie. Miss reading your posts.

    Lots of love,

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