Gerard Cosmetics Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss
First off let me say…I don’t usually like lip glosses! Whew, so relieved that’s off my chest. Don’t throw me to the fire just yet; I can explain. The gooey, sticky textures of most glosses are simply unpleasant. As an added bonus, they feel strangely heavy on the lips. That’s not to say I don’t own plenty for the times when a little glass-like POP is necessary. Afterall, you can’t have it all, right? And then I met Gerard Cosmetics’ Color Your Smile Gloss, the color rich compliment to Whitening Lightening’s teeth whitening products. Seems like an odd relationship but really it’s more like utter brilliance.
To start, the color variety is solid. Whether you’re in the market for a eye-catching orchid (my fave), nudes, or a swoon worthy red, Gerard Cosmetics has you covered. Out of 24 shades, you’re sure to find the perfect hue for your needs.
Best of all the pigmentation doesn’t disappoint and is said to make your smile appear brighter. While I didn’t witness any life changing brightness, these glosses were vibrant and very true to the bottle. You get pretty much what you expect. Shimmer of Hope and Wild Orchid were especially flattering and didn’t require a liner. Thumbs up!
Gerard Cosmetics boasts that these babies are packed with a collagen peptide to add maximum hydration and fullness to your lips. I already have a fairly full pout so that wasn’t as important but the texture is quite nice, and there was no sudden urge to slather on lip balm after removing it. Its wear was on par with most lip glosses; 3 hours or more with some light re-touching afterwards.
Lastly, there is a handy little mirror for making quick touch-ups and a LED light for application in dim lighting. Though clever in theory, the light was super bright and a little obnoxious. It shines almost directly in your eye. Wish there was a way to turn it off.
What We Love
- 24 colors
- Smooth texture
- Highly pigmented
- No liner required
- Side mirror for touch-ups
Not So Much
- LED light is blinding
- Average wear length