I finally put in an order with Gerard Cosmetics when they posted a few discount codes and free international shipping, just to settle this curious mind of mine
I got the Just 4 You set, reg.
$76, $39 after coupon, no extra shipping/ fees – worked out to be almost $10 a piece.
I chose 3 of the Color Your Smile Lighted lip glosses – Rose Hill, Wild Orchid and Seduction, and a lipstick – 1995 of course.
Here is the light up cap on the gloss (reg. $24). The wand is a little long, as with most glosses, so it takes a bit of work for precise application.
The lipstick has all gold packaging but the metal feels light and not as luxurious as its price tag suggests (reg. $19).
The quality is quite good for both lines. The glosses are not sticky but slightly tacky, good colour payoff. They claims to have collagen peptides and anti-aging ingredients, but I can’t confirm that with a few wear.
The lipstick goes on smooth, with decent pigmentation. No particular scent detected.
Wear wise, I got a few hours with the glosses and they do transfer to my tea mug (I don’t think they claim long lasting power anyway). The lipstick fared a little better.
Here are swatches of the 3 glosses – Rose Hill, Wild Orchid and Seduction, with 1995 lipstick underneath.
The colours stay true to what we see on the tubes. Seduction requires some layering for full coverage but smooths out well on the lips. 1995 is on trend but very close to my lip colour, only adds a hint of pink and brown.
Overall, I like these lipstick and glosses for the amount I paid but don’t think they are much better than drugstore lip products. If you want to get some Gerard products to try, I would totally suggest doing that in a bundle during a sale