If you've been around the beauty blogging/vlogging community for any length of time, you will have heard of Whitening Lightening/Color Your Smile/Gerard Cosmetics...every YouTube beauty vlogger has these glosses and RAVES about them. Now, being the good beauty blogger that I am, I knew I needed to get some to test out...it's for research purposes ya know!
First things first, these glosses are expensive. Like cost you an arm and a leg kind of expensive.
$24 for a single lipgloss. Yeah. To my way of thinking, I would rather take that same $24 and get a couple of glosses, or lipsticks, or a decent foundation...or the list could go on and on. I was lucky to have an awesome discount code so I got 5 glosses for $40, that I can do. Now, that being said, I'm not saying I don't like these glosses, or that they are crap, I just don't think they are deserving of that high price tag.
I decided to do a sort of comparison review of Milani Brilliant Shine gloss vs Gerard Cosmetics gloss. I love both formula's, the packaging is quite similar with the exception of the mirror on the side and lights in the top of the wand that GC glosses are known for.
Gerard Cosmetics glosses are more creamy and very opaque while Milani is more glossy and can be sheered out easily. Both are great glosses, but at a fraction of the cost, I would probably choose to go with Milani...unless I had another really great discount code to use on Gerard Cosmetics ;)
Check out this video where I talk about the two glosses and show swatches
What do you guys think, is it worth the high price tag to get the Gerard Cosmetics gloss?