Gerard Cosmetics lipstick in Nude
Nudes are hard to get right, as too pale and you look like you've got concealer on your lips, too dark and it defeats the purpose. I think this particular one is a nice suit-most Nude with enough warmth not to look like I've powdered my lips. I have been wearing it with a brownish lipliner to give it more definitition (Rimmel lipliner in Cappuccino).
Gerard Cosmetics lipstick in 1995
Ah yes, back in 1995 I was still in high school and I wore these types of shades to class. I don't think they looked good on me back then. Even now I'm not too sure about it, it's not the type of colour I normally go for. But I got it, because I'm trying to get away from my usual shades so this was a good enough diversion. It's a mauve-brown, which looks darker in the tube than on lips.
Look, I'll be honest. These are good, but they're not the best. They're matte so dryness is expected, but these were really really drying (you can see the dryness in the lip swatches). When applying it over lip balm you don't get the same colour pay off, it kind of dilutes it. And for a matte shade I expected more pigmentation but I had to swipe them several times to get the colour you see in these pictures. The packaging is gorgeous though, very luxurious looking. I'm not disappointed about them, but I won't be getting more. At the time I bought these they were 3 for $30 plus international postage. They always seem to have some kind of sale on, or there's a discount code going around so I suggest you google for a code if you want to give these a try.
What do you think of Gerard Cosmetics lipsticks? Have you tried them?