I’ve recently tried two of the Gosh Long Lasting Lip Markers, in pink and chocolate.
I’d heard about lip markers for a while and was intrigued by their promise of staying power.
This claim was a real selling point for me, as I’m a real git for eating or drinking away any lip colour I wear.
I know this is stating the obvious, but the Markers themselves look exactly like real marker pens (so keep away from children!). Clad in the usual black Gosh branding, the Markers are sleek and slim enough to slip into the smallest of clutches.
Gosh Long Lasting Lip Markers review – my honest thoughts
However, the Gosh Long Lasting Lip Markers slightly missed the mark for me. It strange drying effect they had on my lips. Don’t get me wrong, my lips didn’t go flaky or chapped after use, but they did look and feel pretty parched.
I think that the whole concept of a marker is that is uses little moisture, as this would simply rub off, as lipsticks so often do. Anyway, I wasn’t happy with the ‘I’m so thirsty look’, so I applied a slick of lip gloss over the top.
Also, the shades weren’t really for me. The chocolate colour, as you’d expect, was particularly dark and thinning. I have full lips so could kind of get away with it, but it’s a shade to avoid if you’ve got thin lips.
Gosh Long Lasting Lip Markers swatch
Gosh Long Lasting Lip Marker swatched
The pink was slightly more flattering, but overall I think it was too light to do me any huge
favours. This is another point of the Gosh Long Lasting Lip Markers, the colours come on pretty sheer. This is great if you want a subtle look or have pale lips. But it’s perhaps not the best option if you’ve got darker lips and want more definition.
On the plus side, the Gosh Long Lasting Lip Markers do live up to their name. I wore the chocolate shade one evening when I was out for dinner. It survived a buffet which featured raitha (cucumber yoghurt), curry and ice cream. So I must give the marker credit where it’s due.
So I’m not totally pooh-poohing the Gosh Long Lasting Lip Markers – they have staying power, and the Pink shade probably looks great on pale skin, but I’d team with lip gloss for the perfect finish.
Gosh’s Long Lasting Lip Markers are available at Superdrug and cost £6.99.
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