15 July, 2015 New Lippies From Gerard Cosmetics
A good old lipstick review coming at you today. A newer range this time, but one that’s seriously popular across the Atlantic. Gerard Cosmetics are quickly becoming the average shiny, manicured, super glamorous vlogger’s favourite brand, and their collaborations with popular Youtubers means it’s almost hard not to jump on the Gerard bandwagon.
Their lipsticks are the jewel in their crown, with a bunch of shades that have been created by various beauty gurus. Jaclyn Hill created the two lippies I purchased – 1995 and Buttercup – and I have to say, they did a fantastic job on the shades and formulas.
First up is 1995. This 90s-influenced (obviously) deep nude is very similar to the Kylie Jenner trend of earlier this year, but with a deeper hint of brown that, surprisingly, makes it more wearable. With hints of mauve, pink, beige and plum, it’s a great everyday shade for deeper skin tones and it pairs beautifully with MAC’s Whirl and Hover liners. I’ll definitely be wearing this lots in the colder months for a more wearable take on the berry lip trend, and it’s a great night out shade too. The formula with Gerard lipsticks is semi-matte; with enough slip for comfortable wear, but also dry enough to stay on for a good 3-4 hours without the need to top up.
The second shade I purchased is Buttercup. Gerard describe this as a ‘nude pink’, although to me it’s more of a creamy pink-peach. It has a lovely balance of cool and warm tones, and considering its light colour and slightly glossy finish, it wears beautifully on its own – although liner does help to create a more polished look, with MAC’s Dervish being my go-to to wear with it. It’s similar to Lipstick Queen’s Saint Pink and Charlotte Tilbury’s Nude Kate, only with a little more pigment to it. A lovely shade for paler skin tones, but also great with a tan.
You can purchase the Gerard Cosmetics 1995 and Buttercup lipsticks here for £11.50.
Have you tried other of these shades, or any other Gerard products? Let me know in the comments below!