Thursday, 19 March 2015

Gerard Cosmetics Haul.

Hello Glamours!!

Gerard Cosmetics is a brand I have been lusting after for months and after seeing almost every blogger/youtuber and makeup artists rave about their products, I finally placed an order.

Gerard Cosmetics - also known as Whitening Lightening - are an American brand founded by Jennifer Gerard. Their products are not easily available in the UK but can be ordered directly from the brands American site which was what I did. 

Firstly, as a brand I just love their ethics and the way the products are created. 
"Gerard Cosmetics is a line created for women by women who empower each other and strive to offer products that are luxurious, accessible and endlessly chic". 

Another thing about Gerard Cosmetics that I love is that they always have special offers and discounts on their products which makes you feel better about buying lots haha! So here's what I picked up: 

BB+ Illumination Facial Creme 

The first thing I knew I had to pick up was the BB+ Illumination Facial Creme which is a liquid/cream highlighter. This can be mixed with your moisturiser or foundation to give an all over glow, or can just be applied directly to your cheekbones, brow bone and bridge of the nose. 

This comes in a squeezy tube with a pump and is the most gorgeous golden shade which will be perfect for the upcoming spring/summer.  

Whitening Lightening Brow Bar To Go in Ebony 

I couldn't not order the Brow Bar To Go. 
Although I am obsessed with my Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade I do find that some mornings when I'm in a rush I can't be bothered with the faff so thought these powders would be a nice easy solution. Plus Carli Bybel raves about them, so I obviously had to try it! 

This comes with two brown shades - a redder tone, a chocolate tone and a setting wax. I've been using the middle shade which is more to the chocolate brown and have been loving it - it makes my brows super defined but still very natural.

Colour Your Smile Lighted Lip Glosses - L-Shimmer of Hope R-Coco Bean 

 It took me hours to choose which shades to go for in the lighted lip glosses. I eventually decided on 'Shimmer of Hope' as I have seen so many makeup artists use this and it just seemed the perfect nude, and 'Coco Bean' as I've heard it's a pretty good dupe for Lime Crime's Salem.   

The formula is a dream - creamy, extremely pigmented, non-sticky and long wearing - I just wish I'd bought a few more! 
The packaging is super cute too - a doe foot applicator which lights up and a little mirror on the bottle.

No Flash - L-Shimmer of Hope R-Coco Bean 

Flash on

L-1995 R-Berry Smoothie 

The lipstick shades weren't so hard to choose. As I am obsessed with those Kylie Jenner lips so '1995' was straight in my basket - the classic 90's brown/pink shade and after seeing numerous swatches of 'Berry Smoothie' I decided on that to which I'm so glad I did. 

Flash on - L-Berry Smoothie R-1995

Again like the lipglosses the formula is gorgeous - long wearing, non-drying and super pigmented. 

L-R Shimmer of Hope, Coco Bean, Berry Smoothie, 1995 

When I placed my order the site were offering the 'ultimate beauty bundle' which included the BB Creme, brow bar, lip gloss and lipstick for $45, which is an amazing £30.20!!! The lipstick and lipgloss duo was $20 (£13.45) in the sale section of the website and they were offering free shipping!!

I nearly fell off my chair when I got to the checkout and I had all of these goodies for under £44 - what a bargain. So when I'd got such a good deal on the products I expected to have to wait a couple weeks for my order to arrive but it actually was on my doorstep within a week!

So girls if your thinking of ordering from Gerard Cosmetics I could not recommend them enough, I am super impressed and cannot wait to place my next order <3 

Have you tried anything from Gerard Cosmetics?

XOXO Sophie