August 16, 2016

Review: Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder


Who doesn't love a strong highlight? Whether you're after than Instagram glow or you want your cheekbones to be seen from space, an intense highlight has been all the rage?

Let me introduce you to a product that I think deserves a lot more hype: the Gerard Cosmetics Star Powders.



The Star Powders come in luxurious, heavy gold packaging that feels very high quality. The product inside is embossed with a GC and it's protected by a little plastic lid that you open after opening the compact--a double layer of protection for the soft powder inside. This makes it feel more durable than the average high-end highlighter.



This range has a selection of six different shades inspired by famous female stars (Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Sophia Lauren, etc.) I have the shade Audrey, inspired by Audrey Hepburn. I think a lighter shade might have suited me better but Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite actresses so I really wanted that shade. Audrey is a light gold. In the winter it's slightly too dark for my skin tone, but when lightly applied I can still use it all year round.

The powder is so soft and buttery that it almost feels like a cream-to-powder product. It has both shimmer and sheen, but the shimmer is finely milled so it doesn't look glittery. It's very pigmented and a little goes a long way! My favorite way to apply it is with a fan brush. If I want to heighten the glow even more, I'll put it on over a cream product. But for a day to day look, a light dusting is all you need.



If you're into the more subtle look this may not be for you, but I absolutely love it. I haven't heard many people talking about them, probably because GC isn't carried in stores like Sephora or Ulta yet. The Gerard Cosmetics Star Powders cost 36$ regularly but they are always having sales on their website. I scored mine for only $15 but I think it's worth the full price!

Have you heard about or tried this highlighter before?

Xx Katie

16 comments:

  1. The shade is so stunning - I'll have to check these out! :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  2. its so beautiful! and what a complete bargain! love the shade, it looks beautiful, will need to keep an eye out on them!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  3. The highlighter looks so gorgeous andthe packaging is so classy :)

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  4. I haven't tried Gerard Cosmetics before, though I'd like to. I've actually heard a few things about these Star Powders and they were all positive. The swatch looks like it'd be a great highlighter! The packaging of it also looks really nice! :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

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  5. If it's a highlighter than subtle is not for me so this looks perfect! Such beautiful packaging too x

    Beauty with charm

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  6. Sounds like you scored a pretty good price on this one, hun, congrats! :) x So tempted to try these myself, I love the shade you picked plus I love how it's all inspired by my favourite fashion icons! Does the highlight hold up okay on oily skin? Thanks for sharing your fab review, hun. x x

    Kay
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  7. This shade is so lovely. I love the packaging too.

    www.tessyonyia.com

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  8. Love your review, the colour is gorgeous!

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  9. Oh I think I would like this highlighter! It reminds me of Champagne Pop!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  10. Great post babe! Looks like a beautiful highlighter! x

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  11. I have heard great things about GC's star powder, but I won't touch them myself. It does look amazing though!
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  12. I've never tried it but it looks so pretty! Definitely getting one :) x

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  13. They look gorgeous, I've seen videos of girls using them and girl, they definitely are intense! I really want to try them, I love a bold highlight, plus, I am a huge fan of Marilyn and Audrey! Maybe that's what attracts me the most, but they are really beautiful, though.

    Cy | Dulce de Mango

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  14. Wow that is such a beautiful powder, I so need it in my life xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  15. Great review Hun, I have a couple of these highlighters but I just don't give them enough love. I do wish they had made the packaging a bit less on the bulky side haha.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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  16. I haven't tried that brand before but that colour looks like it could suit a lot of people! I'm really, really pale so I think I'd probably choose a lighter shade too.

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