Gerard Cosmetics is a brand which has been on my radar for a really long time as I didn’t want to make an order and be lumbered with customs fees, so I’m thrilled that Beauty Chamber are now an approved UK stockist so I can don’t have to worry about the dreaded grey customs card coming through my door. Gerard Cosmetics is such a buzz brand within the YouTube community and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things, and I’ve had a number of Gerard Cosmetics products on my wishlist, so I’m really happy that I’ve been able to try some of the items from my wishlist and I’m so impressed with what I’ve tried.
Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray 30ml £9.95
The Slay All Day Setting Sprays are available in an amazing eleven different scents; coconut, cucumber, grapefruit, green tea, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, mango, peach, rose and watermelon and the spray can be purchased in a 30ml mini size and a 100ml full size. The Slay All Day spray has been formulated to mattify your skin and set your makeup with an oil control formula which will help to hold your makeup in place all day. You can apply it before, during or after your makeup application to keep the face fresh and flawless, and increase the weartime of your makeup.
I love anything coconut scented so I knew I needed the coconut version in my life and it really does smell amazing. I wasn’t sure if the fragrance would make my skin sting as I do have very sensitive skin but it’s so gentle and not at all uncomfortable to use and if anything it feels soothing on the skin. I like to use this setting spray after applying my foundation and concealer, and using the Mist-ified mist prior to applying any of my makeup.
Gerard Cosmetics Mist-ified Hydrating Facial Mist 30ml £9.95
The Mist-ified Mist is also available in a mini 30ml and 100ml full size, and this size is so handy for keeping in the fridge for whenever my skin’s feeling particularly sensitive or inflamed as it’s so cooling. This spray is described as being a super dewy and nourishing spray on moisturiser that soothes dry skin and preps the skin for foundation. You can use it before makeup, spray it on your brushes and blenders or use it to set your makeup. For a quick moisturising boost, spray on any dry areas such as the back of your hands or down the front of your legs. I tried the Smashbox Primer Water and I liked it but I didn’t love it, but I really love this Gerard Cosmetics Mist-ified Mist as it makes my skin so hydrated and primed for makeup. I particularly enjoy using it on my BeautyBlender prior to using it with my foundation for an extra dewy finish to my makeup.
Gerard Cosmetics Long Wear Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick – Serenity £14.95
The Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are one of Gerard Cosmetics’ bestselling products so I knew I needed to see what the hype was all about. There are currently sixteen shades to choose from on Beauty Chamber within the matte range, as well as three of the Metal Mattes. I chose Serenity as it looked like my kind of shade and I believe it was created by Manny MUA and was inspired by Sailor Moon, and is a ‘playful pink with warm undertones’. It’s a little deeper in tone than the swatches I’ve seen online, but it’s a very pretty warm toned salmon pink.
The pigmentation of this lipstick is incredible, and the swatch above is just two swipes of the doefoot applicator with zero patchiness or streaks. I didn’t expect the formula to be so longwearing, but I can get six whole hours before needing touch-ups which is very rare and even by then it’s only in the very centre that the wear is visible. It has a delicious sweet scent and the formula is without a doubt one of the best I’ve tried when it comes to matte liquid lipsticks, and that’s saying something as I’m more of a gloss girl but this formula has me converted as it’s so comfortable and amazing on the lips.
Gerard Cosmetics Honeymoon Starlet Palette £23.95
I had absolutely no idea that Gerard Cosmetics even did palettes or blushes. I knew they had some bronzers but this palette was a complete surprise and I’d not read any reviews prior to trying it so I had no preconceptions on how it would perform but I have no idea why nobody is talking about this palette. The packaging is quite simple with a gold, foil effect cardboard casing which is magnetised and inside there’s a slim mirror and three x three gram powders; two blushes, and one bronzer. It would appear there are two different Starlet Palettes, and the Honeymoon Palette is the one which I own and there is also a Starstruck Palette.
Firstly I was really surprised by the scent of these powders as they have the same divine chocolate scent as the Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer which smells incredible. This particular palette is designed to give you a romantic flush and sunkissed skin all in one; hence the Honeymoon name. The bronzer in the palette is #4ever which is almost identical to the Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer by Too Faced in shade and tone, and is a lovely light coloured bronzer. The two blushes are First Class which is a soft mauve plum, and Wifed Up which is a warm apricot shade. All three powders are matte, super soft and buttery and very blendable on the skin. First Class reminds me of a slightly deeper version of Benefit Havana and would work well as a blush/bronzer hybrid if you were short on time. It’s such a beautiful palette and it works out at just £7.98 a shade which is so good considering the quality is so decent.
I’m so impressed with my first introduction into the Gerard Cosmetics brand, and I’d love to know if you’ve got any product recommendations yourself? You can find the Gerard Cosmetics range over on Beauty Chamber.