Makeup Stash: Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks review and swatches

gerard cosmetics hydra matte liquid lipstick review swatches
Liquid lipsticks are my love, it’s not a secret. I am a matte lipstick kind of girl mainly because they look gorgeous, last all day and therefore I don’t need to worry about touching up or bleeding. Therefore liquid lipsticks are like the ultimate dream in my book. Among the many brands out there that make them, I have tried four of the Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipsticks and I want to share here my review and swatches of each shade.
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Wycon Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick Review and Swatches

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Liquid lipsticks have been all the rage in the past year and I am personally a huge fan of the matte finish and velvety look they give. Therefore I’m always hunting for the best, most long lasting fomulas out there and couldn’t pass on these widely praised Italian gems. I am talking about the Wycon Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks, that were in my wishlist (here) for quite some time now. Wycon is an Italian beauty franchise, similar to Kiko, that offers affordable makeup in gorgeous brand stores that look like candy shops to a makeup addict like me. During my trip to Italy over the holidays (read my haul here) I picked up four shades of the liquid lipsticks and here are some swatches and first impression reviews.
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L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds: the drugstore answer to MAC matte lipsticks

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Bold matte lips are all I wear these days and as every good makeup addict I have been drooling on the new MAC Matte LE lipsticks. However, I’m not ready to spend 19€ per lipstick, I guess it’s a psychological thing, dunno. You can imagine then my reaction to a new release from the drugstore: the L’Oreal Collection Exclusive Pure Reds, a full line of red matte lipsticks with different undertones to suit all different skin tones.
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