Gwen Stefani the queen of red lipsticks has come out with her own makeup brand. I tried three lip products from Gxve By Gwen Stefani Makeup. All three are red lipsticks with different finishes.
Gxve By Gwen Stefani Anaheim Shine Clean High-Performance Satin Lipstick
Currently on the Sephora website there is just one shade. This shade is called Original Recipe. The website describes this as “A cushiony, high-performance lipstick with high color payoff and a smooth-as-silk satin finish.” This lipstick has a very lovely satin finish. On me it lasts for about 5 hours. It is comfortable and does not dry out my lips. This lipstick is not transfer proof, but that is understandable as it has a creamy, satin formula. It feels lightweight on the lips. This is a pink toned red. The black and white packaging is absolutely stunning. Bold and beautiful!
Gxve By Gwen Stefani Original Me Clean High-Performance Matte Lipstick
Again there is just one shade called Original Recipe in this matte formula as well. The Sephora website describes this as “A luxurious, high-performance clean lipstick formula with high color payoff and a velvety-matte finish.” It is indeed a velvety matte lipstick. It is very pigmented and also does not tug on the lips. In other words, this is a beautiful non drying matte lipstick. I love the packaging too, which is similar to the satin lipstick packaging. It is definitely, uniquely Gwen!
Gxve By Gwen Stefani I’m Still Here Longwear Clean Matte Liquid Lipstick
You guessed it! The name of this red liquid lipstick is Original Recipe too. The Sephora website describes this as “A lightweight, long-wearing, and transfer-proof clean liquid lipstick in an ultra-matte finish.” This is a beautiful red with blue undertones. It’s highly pigmented, dries fast and is longwearing. There is some slight transfer, but it still looks good . Moreover it smells like vanilla frosting. I especially like the fact that it did not pill in the corners. It did not feather or bleed into the lip creases. A perfect red for my medium skin tone.
*I was kindly gifted these lipsticks with no obligation to make a blog post about them.
In conclusion, I like whatever I have tried from Gxve By Gwen Steffani. All 3 lip products are beautiful. Among other things, the packaging is beautiful. In fact, I am a hydrating, creamy, satin lipstick girl at heart. So I really liked the satin formula here too. But that does not go to say that the other matte lipsticks are not good. It’s just a personal choice. Gwen gave us some beautiful red lipsticks in this release, and in the meanwhile I’m hoping she comes out with more shades as well.