Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kylie Jenner Lip?

Hello my lovelies! Today's post is going to be about lipsticks that are Kylie Jenner inspired. We all know that YouTube, Instagram, and bloggers everywhere have been on the hunt for that perfect Kylie Jenner 90s lippie. However, this post actually came about because of a lovely follower of mine on Instagram named Helen. Check her out @hellybellyxo. She's a beautiful lady and a fellow makeup lover! It all stemmed from a question she posted on another Instagrammer's page asking if Milani's "Teddy Bare" was a dupe for Gerard Cosmetic's "1995". So, I decided to look into it and discovered that I had several lipsticks that can be considered inspired by Kylie Jenner's signature lip look. So before I even post a photo, let's answer Helen's question shall we? Is Milani's "Teddy Bare" a dupe for Gerard Cosmetic's "1995"? Short answer...Nope! And it will be obvious in the photos below. I chose four lipsticks to highlight in this post and they are from left to right in the photo below: Gerard Cosmetic's "1995"; Milani Color Statement Lipstick in "Teddy Bare"; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in "Rose Velvet" and Charlotte Tilbury's K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in "Stoned Rose". For the lip swatches I blanked out my natural lip color with foundation so that the true color of the lipstick is shown. I used Jordana's lipliner in "Tawny" for all of the lip swatches and overdrew my natural lip line a bit. (It ain't pretty...don't judge! LOL)

They all look very similar lined up next to one another, but they show definite differences in swatches as shown below:

I'm going to start with the lipstick that was so highly anticipated that on it's launch date it crashed Gerard Cosmetic's website! I am referring to the infamous "1995" lipstick created by YouTuber and awesome makeup artist Jaclyn Hill in conjunction with Gerard Cosmetics. If you haven't yet, check out her YouTube channel at She has such extensive knowledge and experience and gives fantastic tutorials. (Oh...and did I mention she's flippin' gorgeous?)

Let's start with Gerard Cosmetic's "1995":

"1995" retails for $19.99 and can be purchased from (Check Jaclyn Hill's YouTube channel for coupon codes!) This is a matte formula that I find a bit drying (but that's my personal preference...I've never been a huge fan of matte lipstick) so I will wear it with a light lip balm under it and a lip balm over top. It is a deep brown with a definite "brick red" vibe. It goes on smoothly with one swipe and with full color. (I messed it up while applying for this photo. DANG!) It's a beautiful shade, although it's a bit dark for my personal preference. I use it lightly by dabbing it on with my finger. The staying power on this lipstick is amazing!

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in "Teddy Bare": 

"Teddy Bare" retails for $5.99 and can be found at Walgreens stores or on Milani's website at While this can be considered a "nude" shade, I would describe it as a "brown nude" with a hint of a peachy undertone. This is a creme formula and comes off with quite a bit of shine, and as you can see in the photo, it doesn't sit quite right on my lips. However, it is oh so creamy and super comfortable to wear. I love Milani Color Statement lipsticks, this one just isn't for me to wear on it's own. You will need to reapply but the wear time is comparable to other creme formula nude lippies.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in "Rose Velvet" #130:

"Rose Velvet" retails for $7.99 and can be found at your local Walgreens, CVS, Target, etc. I've actually had this color for quite awhile but rarely wear it. This is a lighter brown with a slightly pinkish undertone. It's not so prominent that you think "pink brown", but it's definitely there. It's a creme formula and as all of the Revlon Super Lustrous line it's very comfortable to wear. There isn't a lot of shine with this shade and I can get away with not reapplying for about 3 hours if I am not eating or drinking.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in "Stoned Rose":  

"Stoned Rose" retails for $32.00 and I purchased mine from I did a whole blog review on items I purchased from the Charlotte Tilbury line...this lipstick being one of them. To take a quote from my previous review: "The K.I.S.S.I.N.G. lipsticks are very creamy in texture and go on sheer or can be built up to full color. Filled with essential oils, UV protection and special waxes this lipstick is very comfortable to wear. It does not bleed outside the lipline. "Stoned Rose" is a lovely slightly brown rose that is a terrific neutral for everyday." This color is almost identical to "Rose Velvet" on the lips. It appears more orangeish (is that a word?) in a hand swatch, but it doesn't come across on the lips orange at all. Very smooth and goes on with quite a bit of shine.

When it all comes down to whether or not these brownish shades are that "Kylie Jenner lip" everyone raves about, I'd have to say "sorta". I believe that "1995" is definitely very close...especially due to the fact that it is matte. I've seen so many photos of Kylie Jenner and I feel that her signature matte lip is more of a mauve toned light brown. Regardless, all four of these lipsticks are beautiful and have their own special personality!

I hope you enjoyed this post (from a brochitis ridden blogger such as myself!) and that it helps you out! Please comment down below with your thoughts, I love hearing from you. And don't forget to follow me on Instagram @beautography_by_bruch and on Twitter @ReneeBruchPhoto. Also, please "like" my Facebook page at and check out my official website at  That's all for now my lovelies!

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