Saturday, February 16, 2013

Aerin Spring 2013 haul

'Aerin' is the brainchild of former Estee Lauder SVP and creative director, Aerin Lauder.  Last year she launched her own brand of cosmetics-she describes the range as 'the perfect capsule wardrobe for busy modern women'.

Nothing in the range really caught my eye until I watched this Lisa Eldridge video where she used a product called 'Multi Colour For Lips And Cheeks' in Sweet Pea.  This looked similar to the Stila Convertible Colours I love and it really sparked my interest.  I trawled the internet for this product not realising it wasn't launching until February-doh!

Then I saw Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup post about the same product in Freesia-she described it as gold flecked coral with a hint of Nars Orgasm-that's so up my street it's practically outside my front door.

Then pictures started popping up online of the new Garden Colour collection which included these 2 products and it was love at first sight!

I bought my goodies from John Lewis and here's my pick of the collection

Aerin Spring Style palette, Multi Colour for lips and eyes in Freesia and Sweet Pea and Lip Gloss in Cassis

Spring Style Palette

Spring Style Palette in 'A Garden in Bloom'

This zip around make up case containing 3 eyeshadows and a powder blush, plus a mirror is very pleasing on the eye!  I love the gorgeous floral case as well.  It also has a nice big mirror for make up on the go.

The eyeshadows make a nice daytime smokey eye-a neutral colour complimented with a light brown/taupe and a purple-grey.  The blush is a nice fresh rosy colour

The Multi Colour for Eyes and Cheeks are my favourite!  Firstly the packaging is divine, light as a feather gold compacts.  The colours are nicely pigmented and soft and blendable.  I'm more likely to use them on my cheeks than lips.

Aerin Multi Colour for Lips and Cheeks


Sweet pea (left) and Freesia (right)

The lip gloss is the most disappointing thing I bought.  Don't get me wrong, the packaging is beautiful, it looks expensive and high quality.  But this colour is not very pigmented and is sticky.  I could foresee a loose hair/wind/sticky lip gloss all over cheeks moment.  The colour is a very subtle rosy shine on the lips.

Aerin Lip Gloss in Cassis

These are my first Aerin products.  I feel like I want to explore the range more when I am back in the UK so I can play with some of the products at the counter.  Without doubt you would not be ashamed to whip these beautifully packaged products out of your handbag.  It feels like 'grown up' make-up-I suspect this is exactly what Aerin wanted to achieve when designing this range and she really is hitting the mark.


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