Welcome to the first episode of review month! I received and bought a lot of makeup products the past few months, and most of them really deserve a mention on this blog. I do not want to refer to this month as “dry January”, so I created this series! Stay tuned for a whole load of reviews this month! I am excited, are you?
Today I decided to review the two Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte liquid lipsticks I own. The color ecstasy is very comparable to Embellishment, a Lip Lingerie liquid lipstick by NYX. Which one has the best quality?
Gerard cosmetics Hydra Matte liquid lipstick in Ecstasy
I really like the formula of this Gerard Cosmetics liquid lipstick. The color pay-off is really great and the color is exactly like the tube shows. When the color dries, my lips feel kinda dry and I can’t really rub my lips together in a comfortable way. This problem is easily solved when I apply some lip balm. I am very impressed with this lipstick. It is very long wearing. After dinner the color rubbed off a little but it was still fine.
NYX Lip Lingerie in Embellishment
Time to make a comparison with the Lip Lingerie by NYX. This color is slightly more brown where Ecstasy is a bit more pink. I really like the color, but the formula isn’t good. The formula is extremely flakey. You can see that on the swatch I made on my wrist. On the lips, it dries immediately so little mistakes can’t be easily erased. The flakiness really annoys me because it leaves me with an annoying feeling on the lips. I have to take off little flakes all the time. It just doesn’t look pretty and I think people will notice it. After eating, the flakiness is even worse. I am not happy with this liquid lipstick by NYX. Too bad because I really like this brand! In this case I love the Gerard Cosmetics one much much much more.
Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte liquid lipstick in Strawberry Fields
The second color I got from Gerard cosmetics. I got this from my boyfriend for Christmas! Obviously I picked out the color myself because I think he would go crazy If I send him to a makeup site without instructions, haha! I was so happy when I got it from him. I love the color. It is a pinkish, coraly red, perfect for spring and summer. The formula is the same as the Ecstasy one, but I kinda like this one a bit more. I would really recommend this one!
I got Gerard Cosmetics on Beautybay.com. I ordered from them before and I am very satisfied with their service.
That was it for today everyone! Have you tried Gerard Cosmetics’ liquid lipstick? Let me know in the comments! Your Belgian blogger, xoxo, Tessa Disclaimer: Not sponsored. All opinions are my own. Pictures are all mine.