Giving NARS A Run For Their Money: The New Purse-Friendly GOSH ‘Velvet Touch’ Lipstick

There have been many great lipsticks before them, and there will inevitably be many great lipsticks after, but this summer GOSH have stolen the must-have-lipstick crown from some of their more premium counterparts. Available in eight shades of loveliness, GOSH’s new Velvet Touch matte lipsticks offer an incredible pigment in a Vitamin-E enriched formula that glides on to leave a sophisticated finish. It’s slightly glossy to start with, drying to leave a non-powdery result that’s elegant and on-trend; at £6.99, these are totally purse friendly while giving much more premium brands a run for their money.

From the nudest of nudes, to bold coral and pink, right through to a cherry red and statement aubergine, within these eight shades is a tone for every lipstick need. The bullets contain hydrating oils and Vitamin E, but there’s no avoiding the dryness matte lipsticks cause – these definitely won’t last all day and definitely won’t leave your pout feeling plump, but when used in moderation with a touch of lip balm underneath to protect the surface, they definitely make a statement. They’re probably best worn of an evening or in conjunction with a dab of gloss (although that defeats the point of a matte finish,) but regardless they’re a fab budget buy. The darkest shade is completely comparable to a NARS lipstick I have which has the going rate of around three times the price; you just can’t argue with that. GOSH are definitely upping their game this season and this launch is the first of many to float my boat. Watch this space…

What do you think of these new lipsticks? Are you a matte lover, or prefer a glossier finish?

The GOSH Velvet Touch lipsticks are available in eight shades, priced £6.99 and exclusive to Superdrug.

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  1. Charlotte Price
    August 4, 2015 / 10:06 am

    I love a good ol' matte lipstick! These look absolutely stunning and all very wearable (apart from the lightest nude)! Loving the statement colours especially (the dark purples and bright coral shade). Thank you so much for sharing your opinion and these wonderful photos, I know what I will be picking up in my next drugstore run xxxLove Charlotte

  2. Hannah J
    August 4, 2015 / 10:13 am

    I love the look of these! I usually prefer the feel of a glossy finish but the look of a matte finish haha. I'll definitely keep an eye out for these.Hannah | Rated In Beauty

  3. Alisha A
    August 4, 2015 / 10:31 am

    The look amazing, especially those more nuder shades. Alisha xx

  4. Ash M / The Beauty Collection
    August 4, 2015 / 10:42 am

    Was just watching your Periscope (completely agree with everything you said) and admiring your lipstick! Wishing I could get my hands on these in Australia!Ash /

  5. Dagmara K
    August 4, 2015 / 10:54 am

    I like the sound of these lipsticks, will definitely check them out! And dark shade looks gorgeous on you! xMummy’s Beauty Corner

  6. The Bargainista
    August 4, 2015 / 10:57 am

    I am slightly scared of matte lipsticks for some reason but would love to give them a try

  7. Pam Scalfi
    August 4, 2015 / 12:04 pm

    that last shade looks great on you! Must buy these :)Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  8. Crazyblondegal
    August 4, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    These look much more expensive than £7, I'm definitely going to pick up a few!Frankie | Crazyblondegal

  9. Michelle Cookson
    August 4, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    Oooh, yet more products to put on my cosmetic shopping list. Thanks x Michelle x

  10. Anonymous
    August 4, 2015 / 1:41 pm

    Will be looking out for these the next time I'm in Superdrug. I actually like both matte and glossy the same. That shade really suits you; its lovely. x

  11. Sara Fleming
    August 4, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    I need to give these a go, I love the GOSH lipliners!Sara – She Who Is Short

  12. Bella Noir Beauty
    August 4, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    I wish GOSH would come to the states already!

  13. Emmys Beauty Cave
    August 4, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    I love GOSH and cant wait to buy these xEmma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  14. Mary Bloomy
    August 4, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    I love matte lipsticks and I have a few products from Gosh that I really like! Can't wait to put my hands on these!! The darkest shade is my absolute favourite!Sara |

  15. Jasmine Stewart
    August 4, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    Gosh is definitely a brand I tend to overlook but I looove the look of the shades in this collection so will definitely check them out once they arrive in my local Superdrug 🙂 the formula sounds gorgeous too xx Jasmine Talks Beauty

  16. C Leiper
    August 4, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    That colour looks great on you! I love an affordable lipstick that has good payoff, I haven't really tried matt lipsticks though. Will have to make a trip to Superdrug soon!

  17. Frankly Flawless -
    August 5, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    Wow I do like the Nars lipsticks but these definitely look fab too and great that they are sooo much more affordable.

  18. Rebecca Bowes
    August 6, 2015 / 2:48 pm

    I've not tried much Gosh makeup but this post makes me want to buy all of these lipsticks. Great post, thanks for sharing!

  19. Rebecca McMahon
    August 8, 2015 / 4:24 pm

    Well, well, well. I'm obsessed with Nars lipsticks and have loads of them in my kit. I'll have to check these out!

  20. Sam New
    August 12, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    These look really lovely. I've been looking at GOSH makeup lately, as I've been looking for new colours to wear for day to day at work – still haven't actually got anything, as I'm a bit nervous when buying lipstick but I might go have second look this week.

  21. Hollie Rose
    August 13, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    The colours look so great!! always wondered about this brand too as i always walk by it in my local superdrug. might have to give them ago now though!! great review xxwww.hollieroseblog.comx

  22. Isabel Louise Beauty
    August 14, 2015 / 10:33 pm

    All 8 of these lipstick shades are everything I want in life and more ? so beautiful! Definitely picking these up next time I'm in boots

  23. GOSH Cosmetics
    September 2, 2015 / 8:52 am

    Wow! What a great review. Thank you so much Hayley xx

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