I love cosmetics and have for most of my life. They make a woman feel pretty. They make her have confidence and make her feel great about herself, even though I do feel that women don’t need to wear make up to be beautiful, sometimes its nice to dress up and put on lipstick and blush and enhance what you have. Self esteem sometimes needs a little push.
As a woman and a mom, I’m always looking for cosmetics that are creamy, non drying, and those that I don’t have to reapply; because, honestly, who has time for that?
Gerard Cosmetics has cosmetics that do just that! Their line of lip products are creamy and long lasting. They have saturated lip colors that make your lips feel moisturized and soft. The color is deep and beautiful. There are a variety of colors that will suite you for date night with your sweetie, or to run your daily errands.
“Gerard Cosmetics was created with a pure passion and clear vision to offer every woman products that were the solution to everyday makeup blunders. Our CEO Jennifer Gerard grew tired of the extensive and time-consuming blending of multiple foundations, liquid highlighters and primers so instead of carrying on with this time consuming process of mixing her custom concoction our first product BB plus illumination was born and perfected. Instead of launching a complete line we made the conscious choice to create quality instead of quantity.
We stand by every product we release and make everything with love and attention to detail. In a sea of endless makeup palettes and lipsticks we strive to take your essentials and infuse them with glam and an innovative twist that has never been seen before in the beauty industry.”
Rosie and I tried two shades of Gerard Cosmetic’s Lipsticks, Mai Tai and Enchante. Both were silky and smooth. They did have to be re-applied after eating and drinking, but they were moisturizing and soft. They didn’t bleed nor dry out our lips. She did get complements when she wore them to school, as the colors are much deeper and brighter than we normally wear. However, with a teenage girl that never wears any color on her face and only wears black clothes, it was a nice change.
Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss
This packaging is pretty neat. The tube itself has a mirror on it and when you unscrew the cap, the cap lights up giving the operator an opportunity to touch up whenever and wherever she needs to; regardless if there is a restroom or a car mirror/visor available. It’s a brilliant concept!
We tried two shades of Gerard Cosmetic’s Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss. This was my favorite product we received. I loved the color, Madison Avenue. It was a neutral shade that was almost a nude color.
Raspberry Sherbet was the other color that was sent. It is a very bright pink color that is meant for a much younger crowd. Well, maybe not, but it’s just not for me, however, it is a beautiful color and the product is moisturizing and long wearing. I will say that a lipliner will help with the look and the wear of the product. But, then again, I am a makeup junkie and have way more than the common person.
Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick
This product was Rosie’s favorite. It was sent in Ecstasy color, which may not be the name you want to associate with your 14 year old daughter, but she loved it and she was beautiful in it. She loved the long wear, the matte finish and the feel of it on her lips. She told me that it was moisturizing and non drying, but it did look like it was flaky and drying to someone not wearing it by the end of the school day. Her friends loved it when she wore it to school and I was really surprised when I picked her up after school it was still on her lips.
BONUS: Brow Bar To Go!
These two shades of brow powder and brow wax combo compact is nice to have for blending the correct shade for your brows. The brush that comes with it is angled and prefect for blending in the powder. The wax is a great product for calming and keeping stray hairs in place. It’s long lasting and easy to use.
The products are rich in color and easy to use in several ways. They can be used for special occasions, for going out on a date, or just for running errands around town. They are suitable for your teen daughter or for yourself. All their products will make good stocking stuffers this holiday season.
I love that they are made here in the United States.
After reading up on them, I found out that their mission is “…to help women feel beautiful and loved from the inside out. True beauty is in a woman’s heart!” This is a great philosophy.
Learn more about Gerard Cosmetics by visiting them online.
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