First Impression- Serenity
I am so damn excited about what landed in my mailbox today! I still keep looking at it. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a little biased or what but I just can’t get enough.
So one of my favorite YouTubers collaborated with Gerard Cosmetics and as we all know, I LOVE Gerard Cosmetics. When Jaclyn Hill collaborated with GC, I had to have every shade. Now that Manny has collaborated with GC, I had to have his shade right away. Manny named this shade Serenity. He made a YouTube video all about his shade and why he named it Serenity so go here to check it out if you’d like.
Gerard Cosmetics came out with Hydra Matte liquid lipsticks that are unlike any liquid lipstick I have yet to try. Currently they have 3 gorgeous shades and yes, Serenity is one of them. This shade is a gorgeous darker nude with a brown/pink undertone. Well that’s my take on it anyway. I find it very flattering and love the way it looks on me. Now when I say this liquid lipstick is unlike any that I have yet to try, it’s because it doesn’t dry out my lips like several liquid lipsticks have done. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the ones I own, I just really love that GC’s doesn’t dry out my lips so I don’t have to worry too much about pre-treating my lips prior to applying. Being that it isn’t drying, I find that it feels so light on my lips. Almost as if I didn’t have anything on them.
The only flaw that I have found with this liquid lipstick, and it really isn’t a huge flaw, is that it doesn’t last as long as some of the other liquid lipsticks out there. I got a good 4 hours of wear time before I had to reapply. When I did need to reapply, it was more of a touch up just on the outer corners. Not too bad if you ask me.
The packaging is very pretty and sleek. I love the frosted tube it comes in. It does have a dome applicator which we, of course, love. The only think missing is the adorable mirror that comes on Gerard Cosmetics’ lipgloss packaging. That’s okay though. The frosted tube makes me so happy and it makes the product look so high class.
Oh! The scent of the lipstick itself is yummy! It reminds me almost of a vanilla cake batter. This part made me happy because I don’t like it when a good lipstick has an awful scent. It’s like do you really want me to put this poop smelling lippie on my lips? Okay…I guess if the color is right. Haha So major kudos for the yummy smelling lippie.
Gerard Cosmetics & Manny (mannymua733) both have discount codes out right now for these hydra matte liquid lipsticks so go follow them on Instagram and order! I got mine for $14 + free shipping and it got here so fast! I just love Gerard Cosmetics!
Overall, my first impression definitely met all of my expectations and then some. I know that this shade is going to be my go-to shade for quite some time. So proud of Manny and how far he has come in the beauty world. He has fought his way into it and I love watching him succeed. He deserves it!