Friday, October 30, 2009

Battle of the Nudes: Gosh Darling Dupe 10.30.09

You probably all are sick to death of hearing about Gosh Darling right? Well too bad... it is my far one of my favorite nudes. The reason being that it is so soft and sheer but still imparts the perfect nude lip. It is actually very hard to come by that effect.

But as you all know here in the US you can not get Gosh unless you order it via web or like me hoard it all when you are in the UK I have about 5 tubes of it. Anyway, MAC Close to Real that just recently came out with the trend collection i believe is a close dupe. Texture and formula wise it is near identical, its very soft and sheer, maybe a bit more pigmented then Gosh. The color is a tad more pinker but on the lips it is almost exact.

I am loving Close to real, I would recommend trying it out if you love Gosh Darling or have always wanted to try it!

Gosh on the Left, Close To Real on the Right.



Gosh on the Left, Close To Real on the Right.
You can barely see but Gosh is a bit more beige and C2R is a bit more pink.

On lips.

I am going to London on Nov 9th, you bet I will be picking up about 5 more tubes of Gosh.
Thoughts?

21 comments:

  1. Yep these are definitely similar.
    I have both, lol
    Close To Real is a better formulation though.
    xoxox

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  2. I'm in the UK but I've never looked at the Gosh lipsticks! Maybe I should check them out.. esp this one :)

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  3. Gosh is definitely a must have and it's a gorgeous nude. You did a great job with noticing such a good dupe! x

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  4. I have close to real and love it. Only problem is it doesn't seem to last long on my lips at all. What's gosh darling like in terms of staying power? xx

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  5. oooo!! I want to buy close to real now.

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  6. Close to Real is my fave ever lipstick much prefer the formulation to Gosh Darling!

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  7. Gosh is definitely a stunning nude lippie. It looks gorgeous on you!

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  8. I personally prefer GOSH darling over MAC's close to real. Although it's a great dupe, I like how creamy and pigmented Gosh is.

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  9. I have GOSH darling but after reading this I want to try Close to Real. Looks very prettyeee. :) xxx

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  10. I 'm already a huge fan of Darling and have Close to Real on my wishlist!
    Had no idea they were so similar!

    xxx

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  11. OH thanks for the heads up!!! I have been coveting Gosh Darling lipstick but unfortunatley have no way of getting it- MAC on the other hand is much more accessible YAY!!!!
    Have a great time in London you lucky thing you :)

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  12. I have gosh darling, on my pale skin though it's a bit too pale and I always have to dab some pink gloss over it to avoid looking washed out. I love gosh in general though, I found my kiwi effect powder and had forgotten how much I love it!! And diamond rock trio is pretty much the only thing I wear on my eyes on weekdays lol

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  13. I have the same problem as Skarletrubyjynx, Darling is too pale for my skin, but I'd like to try other shades since I like the lipstick.

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  14. GOSH darling is my all time favourite nude! So moisturising & such a lovely colour!
    I do also have close to real & i love this too! They are both so similiar!

    Great post!

    <3 xox

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