Okay, so I bought the Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Metallic Lipstick in the shade ‘Dreamweaver’ many months ago with high expectations as I LOVE their standard matte liquid lipsticks. Only to be slightly disappointed, if I’m honest.
I hate sharing negative reviews and I’m still happy with this (very old) look I managed to achieve using Dreamweaver (below)… I just want to share some honest advice for anyone planning to purchase this product.
I don’t know if it was a poor colour selection on my part, and I certainly can’t speak for the rest of the collection, but I found that ‘Dreamweaver’ looked nothing like the online lipstick swatch when applied with no base, became thick in consistency after a few applications and wore away from the inner lip quickly after a few sips of drink.
I didn’t find that it packed the ‘glimmering, bold’ punch of colour I hoped it would – I knew the colour would be neutral, but the metallic nature suggested it would look a little stronger.
The odd thing is, although not the best liquid lipstick, the formulation is ideal for a base layer on the eyes – I like to apply this, let it dry and add some sparkling Mac pigment on top. So, while it didn’t meet my high expectations as a lipstick, I HAVE found alternative uses for this product.
It also won’t deter me from purchasing other products from the Gerard Cosmetics range… I’m definitely a little obsessed with the flavoured Fixing Sprays!