Liquid lipsticks have kind of taken the whole make up lovers world by storm in the last year. And I’m so glad they did! I’ve always, and probably always will be, a matte lipstick fan. I’ve just never totally been into gloss. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I love it & gloss can be so pretty but the majority of the time you’ll catch me wearing a matte lip. It’s just so practical. They last longer, have stronger pigmentation and used to be hard to find. But, thankfully, not anymore!
The Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are not my very first liquid lipstick rodeo. I’ve tried the Lime Crime Velvetines and MUA LUXE Lip Lacquers before even ordering the Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Mattes. I really the Lime Crime Velvetines and actually would say they are quite similar in comparison. These are like a middle ground between the Lime Crime and MUA lipsticks. The Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks are a fantastic product in my opinion. They aren’t completely liquid, they have quite a creamy consistency that dries quite quickly. It comes with a doe foot applicator which is fine for applying the product, but I definitely recommend using a small lip brush if you want precision.
I love colours of these! They are both what I would describe as nudes but both are quite on the dark side. Ecstacy is described on the website as a ‘euphoric, mind altering hue will make you happy every time you wear it. Purple and neutral undertones make this Hydra Matte liquid lipstick a unique but beautiful choice for your go-to lip color.’ I would definitely agree, it is a deep mauve-y coloured nude that looks beautiful on all skin colours. Invasion is described as a ‘gorgeous grey toned liquid lipstick.’ This is pretty much on point although it does have a little bit of a nude brown to it also.
Have you tried these? What’s your favourite liquid lipstick?