Hey everyone! As most of you area already aware, the 90's makeup craze is in full swing thanks mostly to Kylie Jenner. The mauve-brown matte lip has made quite the comeback, and seems to be a look that everyone is after. I went through my collection and found several shades that work in this category (see that blogpost here). I am usually a nude, pink, or nudey-pink girl myself, so I knew I didn't want to go out and buy a ton of lipsticks in this color scheme. I simply bought one in the shade '1995' by Gerard Cosmetics.
This lipstick is really pretty. It's really creamy, not what I would call matte exactly, but really is spot on for the 90's makeup trend. (If you wanted a completely matte look you could just lightly dab a little setting powder on your lips). It is widely rumored that the 2 products Kylie Jenner often uses to get her look are MAC's Whirl lip liner and Faux lipstick. Gerard Cosmetics teamed up with YouTuber Jaclyn Hill to make this lipstick, and she described 1995's color to be like that of MAC's Whirl lip liner.
1995 is the top swatch, Whirl down below. While they are similar, 1995 is definitely a little bit warmer and Whirl comes off more mauve. I think both of these colors will give you this basic 90's grunge look. I equally love both of these products, and I think if you have one of them then you don't necessarily need both....unless you're like me and you just want them both, lol. Have a great day, peeps!!! xoxoxo -