Every girl knows that a good lipstick can instantly amp up your look (and your mood). This is precisely why I am always on the lookout for some good lippies to add to my arsenal. I had seen and heard makeup bloggers/YouTuber’s raving about Gerard Cosmetics for about a year now. I finally decided to take the plunge and ordered some colours about 2 weeks ago from the Gerard Cosmetics website. I was pleasantly surprised with the service, the package arrived in a week and all lipsticks were in tact.
I ordered 4 colours: Nude, Buttercup, All Dolled Up and Fire Engine. I swatched 3 of them in the video below (explanation for the missing fourth after the jump)
I really like the formula of these lipsticks. They apply creamy but look matter – and that is a winning combination in my look. The pigmentation isn’t AMAZING, but it’ll do.
I didn’t swatch Buttercup because, unfortunately, the colour is not working for me. The first time I applied it, it just looked like I applied some lip balm. I decided to give it another go this morning but it looked just as bad. Oops! I think someone with lighter lips/skin might be able to pull it off better. For me, I will layer it over some bright colours when I want to tone them down. Here are my reviews on the other colours:
NUDE: I loooove this colour. It is really hard for me to find a nude lipstick that suits my skin perfectly. Most of them end up being too chalky or too brow and I end up mixing a couple to get that perfect shade – until now. I have been wearing this mostly everyday for 2 weeks.
ALL DOLLED UP: I would say this is quite similar to the iconic lippie that is Candy Yum Yum. It is a cool-toned pink with a slight purple-ish base. The staying power is phenomenal, I wore it out for an Indian dinner and it stayed all night so you know it’s worth it.
FIRE ENGINE: For someone who doesn’t really do red lips often, my collection of rouge lipsticks is obscene. I decided to add Fire Engine into the mix because, why the hell not. Fire Engine is a subtle red with blue undertones. I prefer warmer reds as they work better with my skin and hair. I do have a problem with the pigmentation of this lipstick, I had to apply four layers to get the colour to pop.
Let me know if you guys have any colour recommendations in the comments below!
In this video I am wearing: