Monday, 22 April 2013

Gothmetic Cosmetics

Last week I got an email from the Finnish Gothmetic importer asking if I'd like to try out their products, and I sure did! I had been looking at this line last summer in Germany, but didn't get anything and have been drooling over the pretty packaging ever since. Here's the website for Finnish customers.


They sent me a package with a black mascara, a pencil sharpener and a lip liner in the shade Plum.

The Gothmetic range is mainly black, white, purple and red to suit gothic tastes. The products are wonderfully decorated with ornamental pattern and fleur-de-lis stamps. I especially like the pencil shapener, she black and silver design is very sophisticated.

I tried the mascara briefly, but since it's not waterproof, it's not for me. My eyes are quite sensitive to wind and light (mark of a true goth? ;P) and my eyes tend to water easily, so water soluble mascaras only make a mess. It did make my lashes look nice but further testing will take place once it's less windy and sunny.

I really like the packaging!
I requested the lip liner and was really happy with it. The shade is called plum. The swatch on the site was not very accurate, but I didn't have a nice cool, dark pink liner I decided to give it a go. The end of the pencil is painted to represent the liner shade, but on my pencil it looks very different from the actual product. The paint is brown-ish wine red, but the actual liner looks like this:

Gothmetic lipliner in Plum. Taken in natural light, no editing.
It's a cool dark pink and seems to fit my many purple lipsticks quite well. The texture is a bit on the dry side, when I coloured my whole lips with it the colour "rolled" a bit, meaning it made little colour clumps that didn't want to blend in. I got rid of the clumps by gently rubbing my lips with my finger, making the liner melt better. This only occurred when colouring whole lips, when traditionally lining, it worked perfectly. The liner is soft and therefore very comfortable to use.

Gothmetic lipliner in Plum, coloured on whole lips.

And another shot!
After taking pictures of the liner, I applied clear gloss on top. This made the liner melt and spread more evenly on my lips. After an hour the liner had slightly feathered, but I think that was my fault for painting the gloss all the way to the edge of the liner, leaving a small gap would possibly have prevented bleeding.

Gothmetic lipliner in Plum with transparent gloss on top.

And again!

All in all I'm very happy with the liner. It's not the greatest I've ever used, but it does what it promises and looks damn good while doing it! The mascara formula is nice and easy to apply and the sharpener works like it's supposed to.

The eyeshadows also looked interesting and the liquid liners are just gorgeous, so if you are in need of some beautiful things to fill your make-up bag, have a look at the site :)

11 comments:

  1. lovely colour! ヾ(@°▽°@)ノ

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  2. I had never heard about Gothmetic Cosmetics around these parts. The packaging is amazingly beautiful!

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    1. I think they are fairly new, I first encountered them last summer. I agree about the packaging!

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  3. I am glad you mentioned the thing about sensitive eyes, it makes me feel less odd. Although mine are sensitive to the point of not really being able to wear makeup.

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    1. I've come to slowly find products that suit my eyes. I think a waterproof mascara is the most important thing, but maybe it's just me and my albino lashes ;P They are almost see-through!

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  4. Agreed on the pretty packaging! I have also not heard of this brand. My eyes are super sensitive as well - the eye doctor told me that blue eyes are especially sensitive to light, etc. Sometimes the sun just kills mine...and I seem to tear up all the time with a little wind, too. I have to swear to the people I'm with that I'm not upset and crying!

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    1. I've been having trouble since my eyes have recently rejected contact lenses ans thus I've been wearing glasses, which means I can't wear sunglasses since I don't have sunglasses with prescription and would be kinda blind ;P I hope giving my peepers a break will help and soon I can use sunglasses to help with the light sensitivity!

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  5. The packaging blew me away the first time I saw it, but so did the prices. I never even tested them for quality, as you can get good quality makeup for less than a third of the price (with admittedly less attractive design).

    Do you think the quality can compare to MAC? Because that is the price range that the Gothmetic is in as well...

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    1. I do agree the range is pretty expensive. Unfortunately I don't have any MAC lipliners so I can't easily make a comparison, I would be inclined to think MAC would provide better quality. But like I said, I don't have lipliners to compare to. I myself like to pay a little extra for nice packaging, but the price is an issue.

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  6. The packaging is really stunning! I tagged you for a versatile blogger award by the way http://ohtofeelpretty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/versatile-blogger-award.html

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