I am so excited to talk about my first purchases from the Gerard Cosmetics range & they just happen to be the Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks! I’ve been following the brand for a while on Instagram & when I saw them stocked on the Beauty Bay website, I just had to try some of them for myself!!!
& so I bought Iced Mocha, and Gravity to try & I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them! I’ve fallen in love with the formula & the lasting nature of these lipsticks! There are a lot of struggles of trying out a new brand that’s only available online, and one thing that I’ve found when looking for swatches is that the lack of swatches available on the website you purchase from is the biggest struggle, but on the Beauty bay website, they attach a swatch of the lipstick on the lips to show you how it would appear on you! WHICH IS GREAT 😀
I absolutely love that these lipsticks are creamy & dry matte but still feel velvety on the lips! Nothing is worse than an extra drying matted texture on your lips! I love that the texture is very moisturising and hydrating!!! I’ve worn these for long periods of times, with a lasting nature of about 8 hours (without food, drink etc) … & found that the colour fades a tiny bit through eating! So carrying it around for a little touch up during the day wouldn’t be a bad idea! 😀 I also need to comment on the wonderful pigmentation of the lipsticks, they are so pigmented a lot of colour pay off is achieved in one coating!!!! <3
‘ With a specially crafted anti-flake formula, these magical lipsticks refuse to congeal, smudge or fade, making them the perfect beauty essential. ‘ – Beautybay.com
The formula for the hydra matte liquid lipsticks are all Cruelty Free & Gluten Free!!! I found that you can build up the colour through applying more layers! which is great depending on how intense you want the lip colour to be!
I also need to comment on the beautiful packaging, I am a fool for anything that is perfectly designed! I love the matte long bottle tubes with the gold top & I adore the GC Logo in black on the lid of each lipstick tube! How appropriate and luxurious looking is the packaging??? I also need to comment on the price of each Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick, with each one priced at £9.50, you’re getting an amazingly matted lipstick for an affordable price, how can you say NO?!!!
Here are the swatches!
|| Iced Mocha ||
I fell in love with this Mocha Deep cocoa Brown with coffee undertoned liquid matte lipstick, and found that it works really well when you line it with the NYX – Hot Cocoa Lip Liner underneath & even when you first apply Iced mocha, then shade in the NYX Lip liner on the outer corners of the lips for a fuller lip!
|| Gravity ||
I fell in love with this deep Grey infused with purple undertoned liquid matte lipstick! I found it works extremely well when you line your lips first with MAC – Cyberworld Lip liner which is a deep blackish infused purple. I’ve found that it intensifies the colour a lot more & deepens the purple of Gravity on top!
Gerard Cosmetics – Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Iced Mocha – | HERE | £9.50
Gerard Cosmetics – Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Gravity – | HERE | £9.50
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I hope you’ve enjoyed my Gerard Cosmetics – Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Iced Mocha & Gravity Review blogpost!!!
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