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I have heard much about Gerard Cosmetics, most of it wonderful things about their lip products. I was able to try out some of their other products, and a couple of them have quickly become part of my everyday routine. Everyone knows I am sort of a makeup fanatic, and it’s products like these that make me feel so excited about cosmetics.
Makeup has been a huge part of my life for a long time. When I am feeling down, or not so great I can throw on some mascara and boost not only my confidence but also my mood. Great products not only make that easier, but they also make it even more fun to play around with different looks. I love expressing myself through cosmetics.
Slay All Day Setting Spray
Let’s start from the top, Slay All Day Setting Spray. This setting spray from Gerard Cosmetics promises to lock in your makeup look for hours and provide oil control. I have an extremely oily nose area which usually ends up with the separation of my foundation around the nose and onto my cheeks unless I put on a super duper primer and some great setting spray. I was able to spray my face with this and I can tell you for certain that this setting spray made my makeup last much much longer than usual.
My favorite thing about it though was most certainly the amazing scents it comes in. I chose the scent jasmine. If I use this setting spray I know my makeup will stay looking as great as when I put it on.
I also wanted to mention that the actual size of the product is great. You get a lot more product than other setting sprays I have tried.
Slay All Day Setting Spray comes in at $22.00, and though a little pricey, I think it’s worth it for the amount of product you get, and how awesome it works.
BB Plus Illumination Creme
What Gerard Cosmetics has to say:
BB Plus Illumination is a versatile and luminous product that can be used in a variety of ways. The product’s golden undertone adds dimension and a youthful glow to any complexion and is completely customizable to your lifestyle. Get creative and experiment with this all-in-one product. Wear it alone, use it as a cream highlighter, as a primer or mixed in with your favorite foundation or moisturizer. BB creams are famous for their anti-aging, hydrating and brightening properties and with the boost of illuminating particles that reflect your imperfections, you will embrace a more vibrant you.
The first time I tried this product I used it as a creme highlighter. I get really nervous about using creme products on my cheeks because of the oiliness mentioned above. Usually, creme highlighters really draw attention to my pores, but in the comfort of my home I tried it- and well, I was pretty pleased. I noticed straight away that the color probably wasn’t the best on my for highlighter, a little too dark, but the actual formula didn’t cake up on my foundation or give me excess oil on my cheeks. It also set nicely and stayed put!
The next time I tried this I decided to use it more as a primer, and this is where I fell in love with this product. I applied this all over and then layered my foundation on top and I was so happy with how it looked. It gave my skin a luminous finish without looking greasy at all. Slam dunk as using it as a primer. I still have a few different ways I want to experiment with this product, but overall, I am pretty happy with it.
BB Plus Illumination drops in at $36.00. If you are looking for a higher end illuminator I would recommend this one.
Brow Bar To Go
Many of you don’t know the ridiculous struggles I have gone through with my eyebrows. If you have followed for a long period of time though you can see my eyebrows go through some pretty errr… weird changes. I have tried so many brow products I was settling for “pretty good” but not great. Seriously I cannot say this enough- this is the greatest brow product I have ever tried.
The wax that comes with it is the thing that completely makes it for me. It makes your eyebrows perfect all day long. The pigmented powders are so blendable I can obtain any sort of eyebrow look I need to from natural to dramatic.
Brow Bar To Go‘s packaging is great. The brush that comes with it is pretty good as well. Normally brushes that come with products I toss, but I didn’t with this one. I wish I could tell you more about this product, but I feel like I am not doing it justice. If you need to fill in your eyebrows at all, you need this product.
Gerard Cosmetics says:
Our BROW BAR TO GO includes two smooth highly pigmented, super blend-able powders so you can create your perfect brow color. Bold brows are a necessity for any makeup addict. Define those arches for a more youthful, polished look. Our BROW BAR TO GO includes two smooth highly pigmented, super blend-able powders so you can create your perfect brow color. Our fabulous wax helps brows last all day. Perfect your brows, contour or use this kit for a neutral eye look.
Brow Bar To Go is priced at $28.00 and it’s worth every single penny.
Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick
I always admired those women (like my grandmother) who looked so polished and always had their lipstick on. I tried for a long time to find my signature color and brand, and after all these years of trying, I just couldn’t find one that was me. I still haven’t really found the right one that I could stick to, but I think that maybe I’m not meant to find that one “Signature color”, but rather have many.
Berry and Mauve colors always look the best on me so I chose to try the shade Berry Smoothie from Gerard Cosmetics. The color wasn’t perfect for me personally for daily wear, but I did really like it. It was a little bit more dramatic than I had thought it would be. I did, on the other hand, wear it out to dinner the other night with my husband and I felt really great about the look. It didn’t hurt that he told me how beautiful I was, and since my husband is a man of few words, I take that as the highest compliment.
The formula of this was one of the better lipsticks I have tried. Moisturizing without being “slick”. It didn’t get on my teeth either (low transfer). I loved the finish. It stayed on all day and had very little fading.
This lipstick is priced at $19.00, worth it if you are looking for a long wearing moisturizing lipstick.
Hands down the best lip pencil I have ever tried. Gerard Cosmetics pulled out all the stops for this one. The formula is absolutely great. It’s so pigmented and creamy it makes it an absolute breeze to apply. I chose the color “Cher” and it pairs beautifully with the lipstick color I chose- “Berry Smoothie”.
I’ve also used this to create a beautiful ombre lip, and because it’s so creamy you can easily blend it into other colors. I decided to fill in my whole lip with this and I noticed my lip color lasted all day through eating and drinking.
Gerard Cosmetics Lip Pencils are priced at $16.00.
My Review in Summary
All in all- I liked everything I tried. All of the products are great quality.
The packaging makes everything from Gerard Cosmetics stand out. Not only is it sturdy, but it’s also beautiful. If you are looking for high quality, higher end makeup, be sure to check them out because I promise you won’t be disappointed.