Waterproof!: GOSH Extreme Art Eye Liner

by Janine on 24 June 2009 · 31 comments

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You want waterproof? You’ll get more waterproof than you can handle with GOSH Extreme Art liquid eye liner ($16) — in a good way — especially in icky, makeup-melty summertime humidity.

I’ve heard tales of this stuff staying on for days. In fact, I heard exactly that kind of story from a friend of mine, a savvy beauty editor at another of my favourite Canadian beauty magazines (I won’t use her name because I haven’t asked permission to tell!). She wore the liquid liner on a beach in Mexico a little while ago and loved its stay-put sass. But she’d forgotten her takes-off-the-waterproof makeup remover in Toronto; by the third day, in desperation, she resorted to using Vaseline as remover because she was tired of hiding behind her sunglasses. (Hey, just because it stays put for days doesn’t mean it looks good past day one.)

GOSH cosmetics are available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart and in the US at goshamericas.com

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The Rock 24 June 2009 at 7:27 pm

Who? You have to tell.

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:26 pm

Once again, comments out of order. *sigh*. Reply originally posted 24 June 2009 at 7:38 pm

Naughty, naughty, Rockie — not without permission! *grin*

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Tania 24 June 2009 at 10:59 pm

really ??
thats wicked….yes i am odd ::))
please send my regards to the staff….. ::))

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:36 pm

reply originally posted 24 June 2009 at 11:11 pm

Don’t get me wrong, the stuff rocks. I smeared some on my lids as liquid shadow… WAY cool. As for the staff, whatev. *grin*

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You Look Hot Today 24 June 2009 at 11:11 pm

Man, them pictures make that product look like I need it.

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:31 pm

reply originally posted 24 June 2009 at 11:12 pm

That’s because they look like thin bottles of cool-coloured nail polish!

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Yvonne 25 June 2009 at 7:15 am

ooooooohhhhhh – pretty. Must have before summer beach vacation!

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:40 pm

reply originally posted 25 June 2009 at 7:25 am

Brilliant for a summer beach vacation, actually! A swipe or line of fun colour like green or purple lets you skip the eyeshadow fuss and get to the fun without fear of smears or smudges! Better get Nadia her own, though. You don’t want her stealing yours!

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:42 pm

reply originally posted by Yvonne 25 June 2009 at 9:12 am

You know she will! I’ll have to get her one in every colour.

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:44 pm

reply originally posted 25 June 2009 at 2:23 pm

They’re not really expensive, but one in every colour will do damage! There are about four more in the collection — I had to crop out the blues so the image would fit the way I wanted!

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The Rock 25 June 2009 at 3:17 pm

Boo, Falcon, boo! And boring!

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:28 pm

reply originally posted 25 June 2009 at 5:23 pm

I can’t believe you just threw out “boring” like a weapon! I am wounded. Now I’ll never tell.

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Tania 25 June 2009 at 9:23 pm

no boo !!
and no whateveh either….
sheesh…
i am gonna get me one btw !!
::))

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:46 pm

reply originally posted 26 June 2009 at 11:30 am

Get a purple one, Tania — it’ll look great with your eye colour.

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You Look Hot Today 25 June 2009 at 11:09 pm

Um, do you think I can wear the purple one, or will it look like crap? So pretty and, apparently, so allergy resistant. If not the purple, which one do you currently have in stock? Not black – don’t want black & can’t do orange.

Advise when you have a moment.

Many thanks,

You Look Hot Today.

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:33 pm

reply originally posted 26 June 2009 at 11:29 am

YOU want to try LIQUID LINER? How long’s it been?? I have a green and a purple. Next time I see you, I’ll bust ‘em out.

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You Look Hot Today 26 June 2009 at 1:38 pm

What? Sometimes I draw on my face, you know.

And I want to try a DISTINCTLY WATERPROOF liquid liner. You put the em-PHAS-is on the wrong words.

purplepurplepurple!! Wheee!!!

(ps. Me no like that green tube-o-mascara you done gave me last time I seen ya. Not good for people who are lash challenged but I’ll betcha it’s good for those who aren’t.)

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:34 pm

reply originally posted 26 June 2009 at 1:48 pm

Really about the green mascara tube? It’s one of my faves! Hmmmm. Must revisit.

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Emily 26 January 2010 at 5:22 pm

I have this product in black. Yes it is water proof also make remover proof and face wash proof! If you make a mistake well your kinda stuck!
If you know how to get it off please be free to share!!

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Janine 26 January 2010 at 5:52 pm

You need remover specifically designed to remove waterproof makeup, Emily. A formula with oil will do the trick: Lancôme Bi-Facil makeup remover is one you could try, or any other makeup remover that looks like it’s half oil/half water in the bottle.

You have a point about being stuck if you make a mistake. It’s a pain to have to start all over again. Possible, but annoying!

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YouLookHotToday 17 May 2010 at 12:26 pm

Okay. It was on sale so I bought one. And then I bought another one.

I think I’m in the loves with the Gosh Extreme Art Eyeliner.

Pretty sure it makes me look hot today. In a good way.

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Janine 17 May 2010 at 6:11 pm

Told ya so, You.

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Indy Blue 29 July 2011 at 11:41 pm

this is the best metallic waterproof liner!! I tried a bit on my hand, it stayed for 2 days til I took it off with makeup remover!! I got them on sale for 12$ at shoppers :-)

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darlene 29 December 2011 at 11:01 pm

i want to get hold of someone in the company. I love the eyeliner for
its staying power but all of mine has gone thick. I would like to know
what to do about it, the bottles are 3/4 full and I would hate to throw
them away. I went to shoppers to ask if I could put oil into them and
the girl (of course) didn’t know. Then came the supervisor who said
don’t put oil into them for some reason so I said what about water and
she said I could try it,but the product is extremely waterproof , that
doesn’t make a lot of sense. So I came home angry that I was treated
rude by the supervisor tried the water and likely ruined my liner
Could you suggest something I could try because I really like this
product.

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Janine 3 February 2012 at 9:50 am

Hi Darlene,

Through their PR company, GOSH responded as follows:

“This product is an amazing product that is easy to work with and that dries quickly – it is very waterproof and will last all day. This is a sure benefit, but can also be tricky if you are not storing the product correctly. The product has a PAO (used in Europe to show how long the product is expected to last after opening) of 12 months – but if the container is not sealed properly after each application the product will become thick and viscous (sticky). We will not recommend to add water or oil to this formulation as this can contaminate the product and might cause the formula to react differently.”

And after all that, it turns out GOSH has discontinued this liner to make room for new items, such as an Intense Eyeliner Pen, which has an easy-to-control marker-like tip I love.

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Amber Hanrahan 24 February 2012 at 7:29 pm

I love this eye liner! I wore it all last summer, going swimming and on the beach. It stays on through anything. I wear it everyday, but now I can’t find it in any supper drug! I’ve looked online and I can’t find it! I need to buy some more. Anyone know where I can get it?

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Janine 25 February 2012 at 3:43 pm

Hi Amber,

It’s pretty amazing in its durability, isn’t it? Sadly it’s been discontinued, replaced with the GOSH Intense Eyeliner Pen, now available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada. I’ve been testing one, and can tell you I love the firm, felt-tip pen for its smooth, precise application. But I’m not certain it has the same stay-put quality as Extreme Art Liner. It seems to smudge after a while… but that could have been the new mascara I was testing that day instead. Stay tuned.

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Rebecca 22 March 2013 at 2:28 am

Recently bought a bottle of this at Shoppers because it was discounted down to a dollar, which was great. The only disappointment was that there was only one colour choice. and doesn’t really go with the sole eyeshadow I own.

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lisa skrabyk 8 August 2013 at 12:45 am

I have to say I am heart broken that they have discontinued this product, it was by far the best Eye Liner I have ever tried and believe me I have tried a lot, Including 2 of the so called long wearing Mac eye liners, the pen and the gel ( trash ), Makeup Forever, Loreal , Maybeline, Kat von D, so on . I have extremely oily skin and frequently have watery eyes and this stuff stayed true, yet I did not have a hard time removing it with make up remover. I could leave the house and never worry about it smudging or reapplying and that is rare for me with any makeup including foundation , blush etc . I am currently trying to find a replacement having tried a few other brands and even some of the other gosh long lasting liners and no Luck. Even sent a message to the company it’s self begging to bring it back. Guess I’m just out of luck. :( The only complaint I ever had was that they did not have a brown colour, but I LOVED the black.

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lisa skrabyk 8 August 2013 at 12:52 am

Ps, I never had a problem with it Thickening up, but I always made sure I closed it back up tightly, and the new gosh replacements are Not even close to how good it used to be . BOO !! Lol ! :(

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YouLookHotToday 8 August 2013 at 8:56 am

Lisa, I feel your pain. That was one helluva liner.

I too had to search for a GOSH replacement and have since found the Urban Decay 24/7 pencils. You’ll never get as straight and even a line as liquid liner but it’s got an incredibly good stay-put-ness about it. Try it out if you can and to get the cleanest line possible, sharpen it often. G’luck!

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