Hallo ihr Hübschen,

nachdem zwei meiner Freundinen in höchsten Tönen von den Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks schwärmten musste ich auch unbedingt zwei Farben ausprobieren. Zum Testen habe ich zunächst zu zwei eher alltagstauglichen Tönen gegriffen, wobei ich sagen muss, dass alle Farben im Vergleich zu den Liquid Lipsticks von Jeffree Star, Dose of Colors, Limecrime und wie sie alle heißen recht natürlich sind und sich somit auch gut im Alltag tragen lassen.


Eckdaten:

Hersteller: Gerard Cosmetics
Bezugsquelle: z.B. über Beautybay
Inhalt: 1,75ml
Preis: ca. 11,00€ - 19,00€ (je nach Shop)



Was das Packaging angeht trifft Gerard Cosmetics bei mir mal wieder total ins Schwarze.
Der goldene Deckel in Kombination mit dem anmattierten Röhrchen wirkt auf mich sehr hochwertig und edel. Auch die Verarbeitung wirkt durchaus solide sodass es hier nichts zu beanstanden gibt.
Übrigens besitzen die Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks einen Flockapplikator wie man es z.B. auch von Lipgloss kennt.


Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick 
"Cher"




"Inspired by the iconic character from the 90's hit movie Clueless, this sumptuous shade combines warm muted rose with purple undertones"

"Cher" würde ich als kühlen Mauveton mit violettem Unterton beschreiben. Eine wirklich außergewöhnliche Farbe welche ich so in meiner Sammlung noch nicht habe. Der Kühle Unterton lässt das ganze etwas grunge-ig wirken, was mir mega gut gefällt. Vor allem im Herbst stelle ich mir die Farbe MEGA auf den Lippen vor!



Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick 
"Serenity"


"Inspired by the Japanese anime, Sailor Moon, this playful pink with warm undertones is guaranteed to bring out the vixen within."

Farblich würde ich "Serenity" als peachiges Nude mit leicht rosanem Einschlag bezeichnen - fast eine "my lips but better Farbe" die so gut wie jedem stehen dürfte.


Die Konsistenz würde ich nicht als "flüssig" sondern eher als Mousseartig beschreiben. Generell sollte man bei Liquid Lipsticks eine eher dünnere Schicht auftragen, weswegen ich empfehlen würde den Applikator zunächst gut abzustreifen.

Ansonsten funktioniert der Auftrag sehr gut - die Lipsticks lassen sich sehr präzise auftragen. Sollte einem die Deckkraft noch nicht genügen oder ist das Ergebnis streifig oder unregelmäßig geworden kann man das ganze mit einer weiteren (dünnen!) Schicht aufbauen. Währen die Lipsticks trocknen sollte man die Lippen nicht aufeinander pressen, da die Farben sonst evtl. ungleichmäßig werden oder der Lipstick bröckelt.



Nach ca. 2-3 Minuten trocknet das Produkt auf den Lippen leicht an und wird relativ matt... von "Hydra Matte" kann hier allerdings nicht unbedingt die Rede sein!

Ebenfalls muss ich leider sagen dass sich die Lipsticks auch bei sehr dünnen Schichten leicht in die Lippenfältchen verkriechen und diese zumindest wenn man lacht unschön betonen.... vor allem bei dem helleren Ton "Serenity" fällt dies auf.


Gerard Cosmetics beschreibt die Formulierung als "nicht austrocknend" und dem kann ich auf jeden Fall zustimmen. Allerdings spürt man die Lipsticks als recht klebrigen Film auf den Lippen was mir wiederum überhaupt nicht zusagt! Ich habe permanent das "Verlangen" meine Lippen zu befeuchten weil das Tragegefühl für mich sehr unangenehm ist. Außerdem beurteile ich leider auch die Haltbarkeit als mangelhaft! Schon bei  (Heiß)getränken knicken die Lippenstifte ein, indem sie sich stückweise am Tassenrand abtragen und mit der Zeit leider total bröckelig auf den Lippen werden. Spätestens nach einer Mahlzeit tragen sie sich zumindest in der Lippenmitte dann vollständig ab und werden auch am Lippenäußeren recht bröckelig was ein erneutes Auftragen recht schwierig bis unmöglich gestaltet....



Fazit:

Ich kann den Hype bzw. die Lobeshymnen meiner Freundinnen nicht nachvollziehen....  das Tragegefühl ist recht klebrig und die Farben bröckeln schon wenn sie in Kontakt mit Speichel (!) oder Getränken kommen. Spätestens nach dem Essen sehen sie dann völlig unansehnlich aus da man nur noch "Farbfetzen" auf den Lippen vorfindet.  Gut, dass ich mich für zwei so neutrale Farben entschieden habe... da sieht man das Übel nicht ganz so stark....

Habt ihr die Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks von Gerard Cosmetics schon ausprobiert?
Seid ihr zufrieden mit ihnen oder decken sich eure Erfahrungen mit meinen?
Welche sind eure liebsten Liquid Lipsticks?






As I'm sure you all know by now, I love YSL and I especially love their lipsticks. I have a fair few in my collection that I've accumulated over the years as gifts or a little treat to myself and one of the first I ever bought was from the Rouge Pur Couture range in the shade 'Le Orange', a vibrant orange toned red. I still have it now despite buying it a few years ago and still to this day it's one of my all time favourite lipsticks. 

So as you can imagine, when a box of YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks with my name on arrived in the post, I was just a little bit excited. It still amazes me that brands like YSL send me these amazing gifts - if you'd have told me YSL would be sending me a box of my favourite lipsticks in the mail a few years ago, I'd have laughed. It's also really nice to see such a well established brand going the extra mile and personalising the box - little touches like that really do make all the difference and make us bloggers feel valued. Gold star for you YSL, hehe.


Anyway, ramble over - you guy should know by now that I like to go off an a tangent sometimes. Back to the lipsticks - YSL have added five new shades to their existing Rouge Pur Couture mats collection. I'm not usually a matte lipstick kinda girl but this is definitely my favourite formula of YSL lipsticks as they're super pigmented but still feel hydrating on the lips and have a slight sheen to them. If you like a true matte lipstick, the kind that feels dry and stays on the lips for hours, these probably aren't for you but for me personally, this is the perfect formula. In saying that, I was thrilled to see they've added five beautiful and more importantly wearable shades to the range. There isn't one shade I wouldn't wear from this new bunch - they're all right up my street. Here's a little overview of each of them and some swatches ...


No 214 - Wood On Fire 
This is a really difficult shade to describe as it isn't orange, it isn't coral and it isn't pink - it's somewhere in between. I'd probably describe it as one of those 90's nude shades - darker than your typical nude but it has brown tones which give it that whole Kylie Jenner vibe. It's actually pretty similar to 217 too, just slightly less Pink. It's definitely a very wearable shade and one I'll be getting a lot of use out of for everyday wear.

No 215 - Lust For Pink 
This is the brightest shade of the five but it's also one of my favourites. I personally love a fuchsia lip as I find it a really flattering shade on my skin tone and with this one in particular having blue undertones, it's perfect for making my teeth look extra white! I also think this one will look stunning on holiday with a tan so it'll definitely be coming away with me on the trips I'v got planned later in the year.

No 216 - Red Clash 
I wouldn't typically associate red lipstick with the Spring/Summer season but this one is actually really lovely as it's not a classic postbox red or too in your face. I'd say it has pink undertones but also hints of brown too - it's definitely not like any red shade I've seen before but I like that about it as it's unusual and also more wearable for those of you who don't typically go for bold red shades.


No 217 - Nude Trouble 
Despite this being called Nude Trouble, it definitely isn't a nude. A my lips but better shade, yes but a nude, no. I'd describe it as a dusky pink and it really is a beautiful shade that will suit so many skin tones. It's one of those you always need in your makeup bag as it's perfect for all occasions both day and night.

No 218 - Coral Remix 
This is the lightest shade of the bunch and is what I'd describe as a peachy nude shade. I don't typically go for light shades as I find they wash me out but this one is lovely as it still gives my lips a nice wash of colour and has a nice glossy finish, despite being in the mat collection. This one is definitely a Summer shade and as peach and corals are always a colour I associate with this time of the year.

L-R: 218, 214, 217, 215, 216

The YSL Mats are available to buy here and are priced at £26.00 which is pricey but you really do get what you pay for with these lipsticks. 

Have you tried the Rouge Pur Couture Mats? What's your favourite shade?

As I'm sure you all know by now, I love YSL and I especially love their lipsticks. I have a fair few in my collection that I've accumulated over the years as gifts or a little treat to myself and one of the first I ever bought was from the Rouge Pur Couture range in the shade 'Le Orange', a vibrant orange toned red. I still have it now despite buying it a few years ago and still to this day it's one of my all time favourite lipsticks. 

So as you can imagine, when a box of YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks with my name on arrived in the post, I was just a little bit excited. It still amazes me that brands like YSL send me these amazing gifts - if you'd have told me YSL would be sending me a box of my favourite lipsticks in the mail a few years ago, I'd have laughed. It's also really nice to see such a well established brand going the extra mile and personalising the box - little touches like that really do make all the difference and make us bloggers feel valued. Gold star for you YSL, hehe.


Anyway, ramble over - you guy should know by now that I like to go off an a tangent sometimes. Back to the lipsticks - YSL have added five new shades to their existing Rouge Pur Couture mats collection. I'm not usually a matte lipstick kinda girl but this is definitely my favourite formula of YSL lipsticks as they're super pigmented but still feel hydrating on the lips and have a slight sheen to them. If you like a true matte lipstick, the kind that feels dry and stays on the lips for hours, these probably aren't for you but for me personally, this is the perfect formula. In saying that, I was thrilled to see they've added five beautiful and more importantly wearable shades to the range. There isn't one shade I wouldn't wear from this new bunch - they're all right up my street. Here's a little overview of each of them and some swatches ...


No 214 - Wood On Fire 
This is a really difficult shade to describe as it isn't orange, it isn't coral and it isn't pink - it's somewhere in between. I'd probably describe it as one of those 90's nude shades - darker than your typical nude but it has brown tones which give it that whole Kylie Jenner vibe. It's actually pretty similar to 217 too, just slightly less Pink. It's definitely a very wearable shade and one I'll be getting a lot of use out of for everyday wear.

No 215 - Lust For Pink 
This is the brightest shade of the five but it's also one of my favourites. I personally love a fuchsia lip as I find it a really flattering shade on my skin tone and with this one in particular having blue undertones, it's perfect for making my teeth look extra white! I also think this one will look stunning on holiday with a tan so it'll definitely be coming away with me on the trips I'v got planned later in the year.

No 216 - Red Clash 
I wouldn't typically associate red lipstick with the Spring/Summer season but this one is actually really lovely as it's not a classic postbox red or too in your face. I'd say it has pink undertones but also hints of brown too - it's definitely not like any red shade I've seen before but I like that about it as it's unusual and also more wearable for those of you who don't typically go for bold red shades.


No 217 - Nude Trouble 
Despite this being called Nude Trouble, it definitely isn't a nude. A my lips but better shade, yes but a nude, no. I'd describe it as a dusky pink and it really is a beautiful shade that will suit so many skin tones. It's one of those you always need in your makeup bag as it's perfect for all occasions both day and night.

No 218 - Coral Remix 
This is the lightest shade of the bunch and is what I'd describe as a peachy nude shade. I don't typically go for light shades as I find they wash me out but this one is lovely as it still gives my lips a nice wash of colour and has a nice glossy finish, despite being in the mat collection. This one is definitely a Summer shade and as peach and corals are always a colour I associate with this time of the year.

L-R: 218, 214, 217, 215, 216

The YSL Mats are available to buy here and are priced at £26.00 which is pricey but you really do get what you pay for with these lipsticks. 

Have you tried the Rouge Pur Couture Mats? What's your favourite shade?

To Do: Try A Bright Pink Lip

Sure, earthy neutral tones are good and nice. But that story was published ages ago (in 2015). As the saying goes: new year, new face. Or at least a new shade of lipstick.

Something Hung Vanngo said last time he was in the office got us thinking about branching out a little. After a full afternoon of making up (then remaking up) the perfect canvas that is Josephine Skriver, the makeup artist said, “Sometimes if you add a little color, it gives a little youth to the face.” Point taken—but what about a lot of color?
So he started removing any and all traces of product on Josephine’s lip and replacing them with bright pink. “We’re just playing, you know what I mean? This is going to be a look for a girl who loves to play with color.”

Hung prepped her face with the Glossier Phase 1 Set (Priming Moisturizer, Perfecting Skin Tint, and a bit of Balm Dotcom), then went in on the pink. He started with a CK One Color Lipstick in Wow, a matte fuchsia. “We’re going to do a reverse stain—fill it in with a pink Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil liner afterwards.” Then he tapped on the cream side of the CK One Color Cream and Powder Blush Duo.

The ‘Do’s’ here are:
+ Very dewy skin that contrasts with the matte lip
+ A defined lip shape. Touch up the edges with concealer and a brush.
+ Other colorful accoutrement. Josephine’s jacket is by Karen Walker.

And, of course, Hung also shared his list of ‘Don’ts’:
+ Don’t wear mascara: “A smoky shadow is fine, but lashes are too much.” Hung added a touch of L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Silver Sky all around Josephine’s eye area. Blend well.
+ Don’t use gloss: “I can add a bit of Lip Shine after I do the color if I want, but never lip gloss to start.”
+ Don’t wear too much blush. If anything, stick to cream. Better to air on the shinier side of things.

As we type this, it’s a blustery 30 degrees outside (without the windchill). Staying in and playing around with pink lipstick seems like just the activity to properly distract. Drop us a line if you’re doing the same thing wherever you are.

Josephine Skriver photographed by Tom Newton. Makeup by Hung Vanngo. Styling by Anna Santangelo.

Josephine wears a Karen Walker jacket and Nikki Chasin top.

Three more looks care of Hung Vanngo can be found right this way. And get inspired with more of The Makeup here.

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Clarins are definitely one of my favourite brands - I've tried a lot of their products over the years including their skincare and makeup and have to say, I've been so impressed by everything I've tried. Their moisturisers are amazing, their face tanner is a must-have in Summer and their lipsticks are stunning. The lipsticks would probably be my all time favourite Clarins product - especially the Joli Rouge range which I'm sharing today! I first tried this range of lipsticks a few months back and the shade 'Orange Red' became a staple for me over the Christmas period - if you like orange toned reds  with amazing pigmentation and a moisturising formula, that's a must-have! Unfortunately I never got chance to review them before Christmas as everything was so hectic but I can tell you I've been using them a lot and they've gone straight to the top of my 'favourite lipsticks'  list. Clarins have now released a new S/S range of the lipsticks naming them 'Joli Rouge Brilliant' which has the addition of a new Shine Booster+ complex which makes them even glossier than the original Joli Rouge range so I wanted to share them with you as a post about these lipsticks is well over-due!

Firstly, I have to talk about the packaging as I'm a self confessed makeup packaging addict. I'm just drawn to pretty packaging, what can I say. The Joli Rouge's come in sleek gold tubes and feel really expensive and luxurious. The lid also clicks into place in a very satisfying way and the curved tip of the lipstick makes application more precise. Is it just me who loves little touches like that? The name of each lipstick is also on he bottom of the tube so it's easy enough to find the one you're look for if you have quite the collection - guilty!! They all have cute but self explanatory names too which I like. Sometimes brands go way too far with their product names to the point that they don't even make sense! You go Clarins and your 'Watermelon' and 'Hot Fuchsia' naming.


Now my favourite thing about these lipsticks is definitely the formula. They're classed as a 'moisturising perfect shine sheer lipstick' and I 100% agree on the moisturising and shiny parts but not so much on the sheer. Considering they have such a moisturising formula, you'd expect them to be very sheer and more like a tinted gloss but as you can see from my swatches, they've got great pigmentation and I find you can really build the colour up so it looks exactly on the lips as it does in the tube. Some of the more neutral tones are slightly more sheer but I don't mind this as they're perfect for day to day wear when I only want a hint of colour on my lips. 

I find they make for the perfect Winter lipstick as when my lips are feeling dry, the last thing I want to wear on them is something heavy and matte as those kind of lipsticks cling and generally don't look all that nice. However, I also think they'll be perfect in the Summer months and on holidays when you want a natural and fresh faced look. I'm a big fan of glossy lips and usually always add a gloss over lipsticks but with these ones, a gloss isn't required as they're so lovely and shiny anyway.


In terms of lasting power, they last for a couple of hours before the need for a touch up which is understandable with the formula being moisturising and glossy. However, Clarins have also released a new lip base product to help make their lipsticks last even longer. The Instant Light Lip Perfecting Base is a primer for the lips which creates a smooth base to ensure lipstick lasts and also looks its best. It's transparent so can't be seen on the lips but much like a face primer, it preps the lips and smooths out any imperfections as well as nourishing the lips. It also smells like sweet and sugary Vanilla - almost good enough to eat!! 

This product probably isn't a necessity, especially as the Joli Rouge lipsticks are already so hydrating but if you want a product to prime your lips before wearing matte lipsticks, this could be the answer. I'm not sure if it does make lipstick last any longer but it definitely hydrates the lips. Then again, so does Vaseline so considering this is priced at £18.00, I do feel like its an overpriced lip balm and not something I necessarily need in my collection.

L-R: Coral Tulip, Guava, Raspberry, Watermelon, Rose Blossom, Tea Rose & Hot Fuchsia

My favourite shades from the ones I own would have to be Tea Rose as its the perfect every day neutral shade, Raspberry as I find these kind of berry shades really flattering and also Hot Fuchsia as I love wearing bold fuchsia shades for a glam look - I find the blue undertones make my teeth look whiter. However, I honestly do love them all and there isn't one I wouldn't wear!!

Priced at £19.50 these lipsticks definitely aren't cheap but they're totally worth the price in my opinion as they're everything I could want from a lipstick and more. If you're more of a matte lover, these probably won't be for you but if you want a beautiful glossy lip colour that will keep your lips feeling hydrated throughout the day, the Clarins Joli Rouge range is for you.

Do you like the look of these products?!