Saturday, January 24, 2015

GERARD COSMETICS | LIPSTICK REVIEW


If I had a dollar for every time a youtuber mentioned Gerard Cosmetics or gave all of their viewers a discount code in the down bar, I'd be a millionaire! After countless videos and reviews, I caved and purchased all the lipsticks and a few of their lip glosses.

I was excited to receive the lipsticks, because I had heard so many good things and at a $19 price point ( I got them for 30% off using a handy dandy discount code), I knew I couldn't go wrong.  For, those in the US, I'm sure $19 is expensive for cosmetics and the price you traditionally pay for some higher end products, but the reality is in Australia Revlon Lipsticks retail for $24 a pop.


I must admit my first impressions of these lipsticks were a little lacklustre. For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while you'd know I'm a sucker for packaging. Unfortunately, the Gerard Cosmetics packaging is very drug store in quality.  While the gold is beautiful and eye catching, the lids on the lipsticks come off easily and the base which the lipsticks click into always comes out. 

 
I know packaging isn't important to a lot of people, and let's be real, the quality of the product is what makes you want to spend your dollars.  So let's get to chatting. First, and foremost I have to say their formula for their darker and more pigmented colours are great. Fire Engine, All Dolled Up, Cherry Cordial and 1995 are beautiful. They go on smoothly, and feel comfortable on the lips. Their lighter colours, are a little bit of a miss.  Nude, Buttercup and Tequila Sunrise weren't what I expected, they felt a little chalky and I had to rub the product so hard on my lips to get the proper colour pay off, which made me a sad panda,,Tequila Sunrise looks beautiful in the tube and lovely when swatched on the hand, but it doesn't come off as great on the lips.

My recommendations would be 1995 and Cherry Cordial, because they are lovely and very different colours from what I have seen from any other brand. However, for the more traditional colours, I strongly believe the drug store has some lovely alternatives, which will set you back less than $19.  However, if you are buying anything from Gerard Cosmetics, I strongly recommend their lip glosses, they are highly pigmented and feel delightful on the lips.

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24 comments:

  1. Ah what a pain about the lighte ones. I think the ones I like the best are the ones you recommened - 1995 is a lovely shade! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. 1995 is amazing! It's my favourite shade. Miss Jaclyn Hill did an amazing job.

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    1. But I also hate when the caps comes off!

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    2. They are very stunning. Yes, the caps need a bit of TLC.

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  3. I'm also very curious about those! 1995 tempts me specially, such a pretty colour! I'm a neutral lover when it comes to lips.

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    1. 1995 is amazing. I'm also a neutral lover. That is worth the investment.

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  4. I'm glad I read this, I'd been eyeing up Gerard lipsticks for a little bit and wondering if I should try them out. 1995 is a pretty gorgeous color and I still want it now, it looks like a nice neutral color.

    bigfluffycats.blogspot.com

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    1. Hali! You should definitely try 1995. ;)

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  5. I love the Cherry one :) xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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    1. The Cherry one is fabulous! It's just very different in tone.

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  6. The 1995 and Tequila Sunrise look really great.

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  7. Cherry cordial looks amazing.

    http://itscaitlinsblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Every color of shades is so special. Very nice review Miss Dee! You made me convince to try those too <3

    xx
    Shar
    life cell cream reviews

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    1. No worries ;) Be sure to stick to the darker shades.

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  9. I'm a sucker for packaging too and yes these don't look that good! x

    www.thejessjway.com

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  10. 1995 is such a lovely every-day colour! Been looking for a shade like that for agessss! Great post. Holly x
    http://thechroniclesofholly.blogspot.com.au/

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  11. 1995 looks like a dream, definitely wanna try that!

    Cindy // www.cindyhyue.com

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  12. Just wondering if the price was under USD or just in general.

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