If you don't know, I'm a huge fan of liquid lipsticks. I wear them all the time, I'm slightly obsessed, and I adore Kat Von D and Stila's formula more than any other brand.
Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick - Cher and Iced Mocha | £9.50 | Beauty Bay |
I've been buying Gerard Cosmetics since the beginning, I'd order from America and get it shipped over to the UK. I'd seen their lipsticks and glosses all over Instagram and Twitter, so I had to try them. When Beauty Bay began stocking Gerard Cosmetics, I jumped all over it.
I'd wanted to try the Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks since they were released last year but never got around to purchasing. However, when the new colours were released, I practically threw my credit card at my laptop.
The lipstick comes in a frosted glass tube with a doe-foot applicator, and it's just the right size to perfectly add the opaque, beautifully pigmented colour to the lips. The lipstick dries fairly quickly but there is enough play-time to correct any mistakes or add another swipe - not that you'd need to as it's straight up full coverage.
Cher is a muted dusty rose with purple undertones, whilst Iced Mocha is a chocolate. When I saw swatches online, I thought Iced Mocha would be similar to Kat Von D's Bow n Arrow, but it's nothing like it, it's much, much darker. Iced Mocha, on my skin tone, is much more of a true brown, unlike the muted brown it is described as.
Both lipsticks wore really well and lasted around four hours, through eating and drinking - which was really impressive. Alas, Iced Mocha did fade on the inner-part of my lips, but that's always more noticeable with a darker shade.
Out of the two, I prefer Cher, it's a much more wearable colour and easier to apply. I think I need to pick up Serenity next, for sure.
Do I like Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick as much as Kat Von D Everlasting and Stila Stay-All-Day liquid lipsticks? No, only because I find KVD and Stila much longer-wearing and more comfortable, but they're certainly up there for awesomeness.