Hiiii ! Today's post is pretty exciting because it's been a really long time since I write anything about beauty. I am going to try really hard to incorporate beauty into the weekly posts; As much as I love everything about style and outfits, beauty is another area of interest which I secretly adore. While I am writing this I am currently looking for ways to store my makeup, which is practically spilling out of my dresser drawers LOL !!
Anyways, I recently ordered some lipsticks from Gerard Cosmetics and I completely fell in love with them. Not sure why I have waited so long to try these. I suspect because I've stuck to the usual brands, but NO MORE ! I know these will quickly become some of my favorites. Also, the best part, they are always on sale ! I was able to get three of their lipsticks for $20, which it an amazing deal (makeup wise anyways..) !!!
Ok Let's get started...!
I have to admit, I am a true sucker for presentation and cute packaging. Although I regret not taking a photo of it, I'll still tell you about it lol. All of their orders come in a sleek black package complete with a adorable message on the top of the box. They also packaged the lipsticks nicely with tissue paper and cute "confetti", which I appreciate. I know this is kind of silly to talk about but it really makes the experience of opening up a package more pleasant and enjoyable, and Gerard cosmetics gets an A+ for that !
It was difficult choosing from their selections since they have so many nice ones but I decided with these three: Underground, 1995, and Cherry Cordial. The second I saw the colors in person, I was so happy I chose them!!!
Here they are!
L to R: 1995, Underground, Cherry Cordial
1995 : I've seen and read so many great things about this shade, and now I know why. It is absolutely beautiful. It is a mix between a very subtle burnt orange with a hint of brown. It is described as a matte color, but it glided on smoothly on my first try. This is a must have color !
Underground: To be quite honest, I was a little scared of this color when I saw it online but I just took a risk and chose it. I never gravitate toward gray tones or muted colors because I feel like they would make me look sick LOL...But oh. my. goodness. I was/am so wrong about this shade. It is the PERFECT mix of a cool gray color with some pink undertones. As much as I thought it would be a "scary shade" to try, I know I will be wearing it often. It is such a nice change from your typical nude color; so take the plunge like I did and get this color!! Totally worth it.
Cherry Cordial: I just knew I had to try one of their dark shades because I feel like the darker shades are always so flattering on everyone. This is a great shade and it definitely lives up to its name. It is a very dark burgundy red almost close to purple but its not!!! It is such a nice change to the other dark shades that I own which are more on the purple side. This shade can really transform any makeup look.
Shop the lipsticks HERE
Shop their sale section HERE (awesome deals!)
Let me know what you think & also what are your favorite makeup brands?!
I love trying new ones.
Thanks for reading and Happy Wednesday!