Gerard Cosmetics – Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Iced Mocha & Gravity

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 πŸ˜€

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! πŸ˜€ 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!!!! ❀

‘Β 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 Β 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 Β£9.50, you’re getting an amazingly matted lipstick for an affordable price, how can you say NO?!!!

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Here are the swatches!

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|| 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!

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|| 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!

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Gerard CosmeticsHydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Iced Mocha – | HEREΒ | Β£9.50

Gerard CosmeticsHydra Matte Liquid Lipstick in Gravity – | HEREΒ | Β£9.50

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45 comments

    1. Thanks so much sweetie <3! Yes They're only Β£9.50 each they're so affordable and match a lot of drugstore brand prices! But these ones exceed my expectactions in terms of Colour pigmentation & matte effect & the colour choice is wider!!! Xoxox

    1. Hehe I have my eyes on Serenity too! πŸ˜€ I’m going to buy it, it would be wrong not too, as it follows after my name :p!!! They are amazing Alina, you’ll love them ❀ thanks so much lovely! πŸ™‚ xoxox

  1. I love these liquid lipsticks! The formula is so good! I don’t have any of these shades though but they both look so nice especially Iced Mocha, not sure I could pull it off though haha!

    1. Awww sweetie, what shades do you have? I think you’d look amazzzzing in Iced Mocha, you can lighten it up by using a like nude lip liner to shade in after you apply the Iced Mocha on πŸ˜€ it will create an ombre nude brown lip colour :)! Xoxox

      1. I’ve got Serenity, Everything Nice, Cher and 1995! I am planning on doing a post soon πŸ™‚ I will definitely need to try it! Even mixing it with other shades can help if the colour doesn’t suit me!

      2. I love them all! I think you would love them! Cher is like a lighter and less purple version of Gravity by the looks of it! Serenity is a much lighter pink-y mauve shade and 1995 is a gorgeous brown-y red, you would so love it!

      3. Ahhh I think you’ve sold all of them for me! I think beauty bay sold out of 1995 is it part of the hydra Matte collection?! I’ll definitely grab Cher & Serenity!!! ❀ πŸ™‚ xoxo

      4. Haha! Yes 1995 is one of the new ones for Summer but it’s a popular shade in their normal lipstick range too hence why they brought out a liquid lipstick so I wouldn’t be surprised if it was sold out! You should, they are beautiful!

      5. Hahaha, If I ever get my hands on it Looool, I saw pics on IG of it! Loooool, now I want 1995 so so bad LOL! It looks beautiful 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍! Im so gutted it’s sold out! …

    1. Thanks so much sweetheart!!! The packaging is so luxurious! & yes they are even more Matte than MAC lipsticks, I should mention that!!! & a fraction of the price! You should definitely order one (or a few) haha πŸ™‚ you’ll absolutely love them πŸ™‚ xoxo

    1. Awww thanks so much gorgeous! Yesss Gravity is such a beautiful shade, if you want a really lilac version of Gravity I’d say look at Ecstasy too it’s a beautiful light / lilac purple colour! I agree, lip swatches give a truer colour than on the hand! πŸ™‚ thank you again! Xoxo

      1. Oh same here looool! I cant help it they’re only Β£9.50!!! You wouldn’t have a clue where I could buy dose of colors matte lipsticks? Lol! They’re all sold out on Beauty bay & I really want a few colours haha xoxo

      2. I’ve actually been waiting for these to come back in on beauty bay too (it’s my favourite haha) but the only place I can find them is Amazon, I’m not sure if I trust enough to buy! Let me know if you do find them! I’m such a lipstick hoarder xxx

      3. Hahaha, me too! I will let you know if they come in stock! Yeah I don’t trust Amazon either & they charge Β£27 quid lol! :0 !!!! I love my lippies too ❀ xoxo

    1. Awwww thanks so much Liz πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜! They are amazing you should try a couple, they even have a summer range out with some bright / pale toned colours! & thank you again, I’ve just introduced A Fb page for my blog! Still working on it hehehe πŸ™ŠπŸ’œ! You’re the ultimate Babbbbe! πŸ’—

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