I can never resist a new lipstick launch. I don't always jump on new product bandwagons but lipsticks are quite a weakness for me, so when I see a particularly beautiful collection, I cave. Hence, my purchase of 5 of the new Aerin Rose Balm Lipsticks. I first saw them mentioned on Beauty Lookbook, one of my favorite beauty blogs, and she always has such wonderful taste so I logged onto to Neiman Marcus and placed my order immediately.
I picked up a smattering of colors, from bold to bright to natural because they all looked too good to pass up. Normally it's the packaging that lures me in with products, but to be honest, I was not in love with the gold case, as it looked a tad dated to me. I love the raised detailing on the cap, but other than that I was not wowed. But what was in the packaging more than made up for it. I had anticipated these lipsticks being more of a lip balm with tint, but surprisingly they are quite pigmented with significant staying power. A tad shiny but not as glossy and emollient as the Fresh lip sugars or even a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine. The feel is creamy and smooth on the lips, and the colors are so wearable. Obviously Pretty and Perfect Nude were in my basket first, followed by Coral Sand which seemed a necessity for summer. Wild Lilac was a gamble since it seemed so dark in the tube, but when seen on Beauty Lookbook's post, I thought this would be a gorgeous deep berry for me. The only shade that has brought me the most disappointment is Poppy. On me it wears brown and dull, but that is probably because I am fairer than Casper. I suspect that someone with a darker and warmer skin tone would wear this and look stunning. But nonetheless, I have been loving the whole collection. I am new to the entire Aerin brand and this was quite the introduction. I already have my eye on some more pieces from the line such as this bronzer and this lip and cheek color. And I always need more makeup - said every beauty blogger ever.
To check out the entire Aerin Rose Balm Collection, click here.
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