Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Gosh CC Cream Illuminating Foundation review - before & after photos

Is it a foundation?  Is it a CC cream?  The answer is yes!  Well, according to the packaging anyway.  We're talking about Gosh's CC Cream Illuminating Foundation on the blog today and while it's been out for a few months now, I'm finally getting to grips with it this summer and had to tell you all about it.

I was sent shade 03 Sand which was a pretty decent match for me considering there are two lighter shades and three darker shades.  I tend to go a teeny bit darker with my bases in the summer as it is and once I take it down my neck, I'm good to go.

So why do I love this CC cream/foundation?  Well, as I'm all about having dewy skin this summer, but not too dewy because one will look like one is in a perpetual sweat, and the light reflecting pigments in this gives me a soft, natural, dewy glow.  The kind of lit from within glow that makes you look healthy.  I'm all about faking luminosity so this one is a winner in that regard.

It gives a light coverage - enough to cover my blotchiness and many imperfections, but still light enough to let my skin shine through so it looks like it's my skin, not like I'm wearing makeup.  As much as I'm about the glow and all, I'm all about faking it too.  I will fake my glow, having nice skin and whatever else is going!

In terms of texture, it looks quite dense when I apply it to the back of my hand but blends out easily, feeling weightless on the skin.  There's nothing worse during the summer than feeling product on the face, especially when you're melting in the office.  It has an SPF10 which is grand if you're going to be indoors most of the day but if you're venturing outside in the sun, then you'd need to put on something higher.

The obligatory close up shot shows I speak the truth and you can't see it on the skin.  As an oily t-zoned lady, I find the glow becomes a shine by about lunch time despite it being an oil-free formula, but if I use a primer underneath or set it with a powder in the morning, I get the whole work day out of it.  Those with dry skin will love this because it lightly moisturises as well as making you look radiant even if you're feeling anything but!

For €13.99, it's a great summery base which you can buy here or from one of the many Gosh stockists which are listed on the website too.

Do tell, what are you wearing on your skin right now?


  1. Karen your skin is just flawless looking! So jealous!

  2. This sounds so good, your skin looks so ALIVE! On saying that, you'll have a hard time peeling me away from Bourjois' CC Cream, love that stuff!
    Maria Flan

  3. This looks lovely :-) I'm currently using Estee Lauder's DayWear BB Anti-Oxidant cream.
    In other news I saw Joanne on the Dart yesterday evening and was so excited but too shy to say hi (I got off before she did) and that I love the blog and the vlogs!

  4. I like the "those with dry skin" bit, sounds like a good option for me but shame about the low spf! Looks fab on you!

  5. Hmmm...interesting. This is my first time to hear about this and it seems like a great one to try out. Your skin looks flawless after application.


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