Saturday, 1 September 2012

GOSH Holographic Hero

GOSH Holographic was an old favourite, one of the few holos available in the UK, that had been discontinued after lots of people complained about its poor wear.  They have now brought it back, with a slightly revamped formula (apparently) and lots of big print to say that it isn't intended to last well!  They said that they were launching in early August, but I could not find this in any of the Superdrug branches I tried, and staff had never heard of it.  But today, finally, there it was!
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This is two coats of Holographic Hero, with no topcoat or basecoat. 
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Application takes a little practice. Like many other holos, it can drag a little if you're not careful, so you need a decent amount of polish on the brush. After that though, this is fine - brush is nice, formula is smooth and dries quickly. 
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This is a nice shiny silver holo. In indirect light it's not special, just a pretty silver. But in the sunshine - wow, it's so pretty!
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Gosh Holographic Hero is available (if you're lucky!) in Superdrug for £4.99 and the label now clearly says 'One night wear for Holographic Lovers' so you can't complain when it chips. Not that you'd wear holo for a night out, because you need the sun to make it work. Oh well.

I'll let you know how it wears!

11 comments:

  1. Ooh it's so shiny in the light! It's odd that it says one night wear, but still very pretty!

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    1. Holos are notorious for chipping and peeling really quickly, so I think they're just covering their backs to be honest. We shall see how long it lasts!

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  2. We will definitely need to swatch the two together. The old one is really big particles compared to SH Diamond, and this one looks similar. It's the same reference number (549), so I doubt there's any great difference in them, we shall see. (How are we going to make sunlight in November?)

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    1. I don't think there is much difference going on what people are saying. I think they just jazzed up the packaging to cover their backs when it chips!

      (maybe I should make a lightbox?)

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  3. So jealous! I still haven't managed to find this in any Superdrug near me :(

    It looks gorgeous in the sunlight, definitely one to take on a sunny holiday!

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    1. Aw, keep looking! I think it's only just started actually appearing in the shops.

      Did you know that your blog doesn't have a Follow button for Blogger?

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    2. Thanks Elanor, I'm still very much in the "learning phase" of this blog malarky. I've added some Follow stuff now :)

      Just logged on here to say I finally found the Holographic Hero is my most local Superdrug! I reacted like a 5 year old child in a sweet shop. It's a gloriously sunny day today so the holo effect looks great.

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    3. Woooo! Well done for finding it - and yay, I'm off to follow your blog now.

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  4. You're not supposed to use base or topcoat with holos?
    It's quite pretty and shiny though, as is.

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    1. Apparently not, from what I've read. You guys probably get better holos though.

      I put topcoat on this and ruined it - it went all milky and dull.

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