I don’t know why but I was saving Enchante from Gerard Cosmetics until the spring, I received this at the Beauty Bay event I went to last year and I don’t think I even opened it until late December.
The bullets from Gerard Cosmetics are a dead ringer in size and shape to MAC’s iconic bullets. Whilst the Gold is quite showy – which might not be to everyone’s taste, but is fairly unique – I think it would have been nice to have not used such an iconic shape. The Gerard Cosmetics packing feels heavier compared to a MAC lipstick, and you get 4g of product vs MAC’s a 3g, which surprises me as I thought it would be identical.
I’d remembered Enchante as being a lot lighter and more lilac toned, but it’s a gorgeous wearable plum rose (not like plumrose from Milani, way more purple!). Enchante was create with the bloggers at Dupe That – not a blog I was familiar with, but they try and find similar shades – so in theory you would have thought that they would be attempting to create a unique colour that they wouldn’t be able to dupe, I know certainly within my collection that this is the case. One of the things I’ve really loved about wearing this shade is that it really seems to adapt how it looks depending on what colours you’re wearing. Swatched on the hands this looks quite bright, but it’s very wearable – I have two jumpers which are berry toned, and this looks way more pink compared to when I wear it with more greys or neutrals.
The formulation of this is absolutely lovely, it’s such a comfortable lipstick to wear. Creamy and highlighly pigmented, it reminds me of an even more creamy formula than MAC’s Creamsheens. It glides on the lips with ease and has an almost balmy texture. As you’d expect with such a creamy formula, the wear time isn’t the longest, however for such a creamy formula I find that it’s been lasting me from when I apply my makeup in the morning before work – and by lunch time it’s worn away.
These lipsticks are cruelty free & priced at £11.50 which compared to a MAC lipstick at £15.50 and you get 25% more product here makes them really good value. Available exclusively from the Beauty Bay website clicking here in the UK & also via their own website.
Have you tried Gerard Cosmetics?
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