GOSH have recently launched their Spring collection which is pretty extensive and I’ve already professed my love for the GOSH Lumi Drops from the collection. Another item from the collection is the GOSH To Be Cool In Copenhagen Matte Eyeshadow Palette which contains nine eyeshadows and retails for £10.99. GOSH already have three nine shade eyeshadow palettes which all contain a combination of eyeshadow finishes, but this is their first all matte palette offering.
The palette is said to be inspired by the effortless, pared-down cool attitude that is synonymous with being Scandi’ chic which I think is a nice touch especially with the Copenhagen skyline on the front of the box.
The palette itself is slim and compact, with quite sturdy plastic packaging with an handy mirror within the lid. What I particularly liked about this palette is that it’s quite cool toned overall, and there’s a good range of shades from the palest of creams to the darkest of blacks which makes it a very versatile palette and it takes up very little room so it’d be ideal for travel or your makeup bag.. I can even use the middle shade for my brows.
The first three shades are all pretty pale so they hardly show up on my skin, but what I will say is that this palette really does need a primer to achieve its full potential. I found the shades a little difficult to blend when I applied them without a primer, but the primer definitely helps with blending. Shade one is a pale cream, shade two is a slightly beige toned cream and shade three is a pale grey shade.
Shade four is one of my favourites within the palette as it’s a silvery taupe with a satin finish, and I just love using it as a crease shade on the days I want a minimal makeup look with one of the top three shades across my lids. Shade five is a cool toned dark brown, and shade six is a slightly warm toned chocolate brown. Shade five and six also work well as liners with an angled liner brush along the base of the lashes.
Shade seven is a silvery grey, shade eight is a graphite grey and nine is a full on black. The pigmentation of shade eight and nine is remarkable, so much so they actually stained my hand for these swatches and I’ve never had an eyeshadow stain my hand – it’s crazy, but you know they’re not going to budge on the eyelids. Overall, I think the GOSH To Be Cool In Copenhagen Matte Eyeshadow Palette is fab little palette for £10.99. Yes you have to use a primer to get the best out of them, but to be honest I find that even MAC shadows need a primer to perform well so don’t let that put you off.
The shadows are buttery and velvety in texture, and they have very little fallout and I just love that this is a mainly cool toned matte palette as they’re so hard to find. I really think I need to check out the other GOSH palettes now especially the To Enjoy In New York Palette which is packed with plums and rosy tones which are my favourite as the GOSH To Be Cool In Copenhagen Matte Eyeshadow Palette is so decent.