Hi my loves! Today’s post is a return of the Shop My Stash series with a product I’ve been itching to write about — my collection of Gerard Cosmetics lipsticks! I had been wanting to get my hands on some of these for a while, and after seeing some really good sales, I finally bit the bullet and splurged on some earlier this year.
Without further ado, let’s get going.
Let’s start with the nude-ish colors I got. From left to right, we have: Buttercup, Nude, Berry Smoothie, Rodeo Drive, 1995 and French Toast. Once I swatched all of these, I realized the difference between Berry Smoothie and Rodeo Drive is pretty undetectable, so I gave Rodeo Drive to a friend who’s just as makeup obsessed as I am and kept Berry Smoothie to myself.
From top to bottom: Buttercup, Nude, Berry Smoothie, Rodeo Drive, 1995 and French Toast.
As you can probably tell, Rodeo Drive is a bit lighter than Berry Smoothie, but they look practically the same, so I figured it’d be silly to keep them both. When I was swatching these, I was super sad to discover that 1995 was broken — the lipstick had broken off the bottom and was just rolling around inside the tube. Fortunately, I emailed GC and they were super quick to reply and promise to send me another. You’ll be reading this in a few weeks so I may have received it already, but I just emailed them today so I haven’t gotten it back quite just yet!
Then we have all the colors that don’t exactly fit into the nude/brown category. From left to right, we have: Vintage Rose, Underground, Enchanté, Fire Engine, Merlot and Sangria.
And for our swatches! From top to bottom, we have Vintage Rose, Underground, Enchanté, Fire Engine, Merlot and Sangria.
I was very excited to see how I liked Underground because it looks quite different from anything else I have — I was expecting it to be a bit more grey, but it’s really just a very neutral nude and it looks great on! Another surprise was Sangria, which I was expecting to be much darker but it’s really a very vibrant and beautiful color.
So far, I absolutely love these and I loved them on when I swatched them on my lips, but I haven’t had a chance to do a wear test to really form an opinion yet. I know I have high expectations, though!
Let me know if a review is something you guys would be interested in and I’ll definitely write one up for you guys! Thanks for reading!