A great nude lipstick can work for almost all kinds of looks, Picking out the perfect nude lipstick isn’t as easy as you’d think. The perfect color must assist in balancing your skin tone and avoid making you appear too pale or tired. The right lipstick is a must!”. Having said that, I have tried various brands to find my perfect nude lip shade. None of them showed justice to my lips except for a few like – MAC Taupe etc.

Today, I am reviewing  Gerard Cosmetics – 1995. All thanks to Nabamita to let me know of this brand. Gerard Cosmetics is quite popular among bloggers, vloggers and in Instagram. Now, the company’s description on this particular shade was convincing enough for me to place an order with them. Read about my Gerard Cosmetics haul here
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The 1995 lipstick is probably the most popular shade in the lipstick range of Gerard, The shade is a collaboration between world-famous makeup artist/Youtube guru Jaclyn Hill, and the CEO of Gerard Cosmetics, Jennifer Gerard. 1995 is meant to resemble the neutral brick brown lips that the supermodels wore in..

Packaging & Price

Lipstick retails for 19 USD. Now, the packaging: This lipstick comes in a reflective gold tube. The packaging looks very classy. Unfortunately, the Gerard Cosmetics packaging is very drug store in quality.  While the gold is beautiful and eye catching, the lids on the lipsticks come off easily and the base which the lipsticks click into always comes out.  One drawback to this beautiful packaging is that the highly metallic nature picks up fingerprints. IMG_1365

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My experience using 1995 lipstick from Gerard Cosmetics
Shade 1995 has a matte finish, and I would consider it a warm medium brown with cool undertones. I wouldn’t say its a mere brown shade . Its more rose toned brown..This lipstick doesn’t have a creamy formula, so it tugs a little upon application. Even though I made sure my lips are nicely prepped before applying, I found the formula of this lipstick to be a little bit on the dry side, but I’m quite used to that when it comes to matte lipsticks. It doesn’t leave the lips streaky or gritty. It wears down quite evenly all the way to the end. I get about four hours of wear after which I reapply. The fragrance of this lipstick is faint vanilla (scent like a MAC lipstick).IMG_1359

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Overall, 1995 is a very pretty nude shade that look awesome on every skin tone. Not so moisturizing on lips, If you have dry lips like me, you definitely need a nice lip balm before applying this. The packaging is not that great except for the golden look. I know packaging isn’t important to a lot of people, and let’s be real, the quality of the product is what makes you want to spend your money. Shade wise- its lovely…One of the gorgeous nude shades ever. My most favorite lipstick at the moment. About the price, 19 $ -I never paid full price for it.. Keep an eye on their Instagram page. They have coupons and promotions all the time.

Right now you get 3 lipsticks for 25 $ with worldwide free shipping. Code is “3for25” if you want to order.


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Sinead · June 29, 2015 at 7:41 am

What a lovely post! I have just found you and I really love your writing! This is also a great and honest review, I’ve been wanting to order off Gerard Cosmetics for a while now and this was on my list! I think I want it even more now I’ve seen this 🙂

renjianooj · June 29, 2015 at 8:24 am

Thanks a lot for visiting dear <3 <3 Do order 🙂 check for bundles discount code on their instagram page 🙂

Meagan Kerr · June 29, 2015 at 10:06 am

I love that colour! It really suits you and it looks like one of those colours that would suit most skin tones!

    renjianooj · June 29, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Thanks Meagan 🙂 This color sure suits every skin tone…

Pavithra Balakrishnan · June 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Renjoo this lipstick looks lovely on you :* I love 1995 too.. 🙂 they always have discount coupons which is nice.. I want to try their powder highlighters now 😀

RENJI ANOOJ · June 29, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Thanks Pavithra….I also wanted to try their highlighters….. 🙂

Samileen · July 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm

This is such a lovely shade, looks beautiful on you.. I need try some lipstick from this line..

    renjianooj · July 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Thanks a lot dear 🙂 You have such a lovely blog..Love the way you take photographs etc…I need to learn a lot of blogging tips from you <3 <3 <3

Raji · July 3, 2015 at 3:01 am

Such a gorgeous and lovely shade dear!! Loved the packing too.. <3

renjianooj · July 3, 2015 at 3:09 am

Thanks a lot Raji

Vipra Patil · July 4, 2015 at 6:25 am

Pretty packaging and the shade is looking beautiful on you dear 🙂

renjianooj · July 4, 2015 at 6:26 am

Thanks dear <3 <3 <3

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