Aerin Rose Balm Lipsticks

The Lipstick Edit

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I’m forever trying new lipsticks, but if I had to narrow down my collection and pick my favorite shades from each category, these would be it. Here is my lipstick edit: 
Nudes
1. Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Pretty – One of the most perfect natural lip colors with a fantastic texture to match.
2. Marc Jacobs Lip Gel in Roleplay– A bit deeper than my regular lips, this works great with neutral eyes and cheeks for a great everyday look.
Corals
3. Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick in Coral Sand – I am not typically a fan of light coral shades, but this one manages to make the cut – probably because it has a bit more of a brown undertone to help balance out the orange.
Pinks:
4. Hourglass Opaque Liquid Lipstick in Canvas – I have been wearing this shade for years and it never lets me down. And it is the one color that I always bring with me on vacation – that is probably the biggest compliment a lip color can get.
 
5. Marc Jacobs Lip Vinyl in Paint It – A raspberry shade that works with just about any look.
Reds:
6. MAC Ladybug – The one red shade that I find perfect for wearing to the office as well as to dinner. Sheer and buildable, this color would work for almost any skin tone.
7. Armani Rouge Ecstasy in 400 – Everyone is always looking for that “perfect red”, and this is mine. Not too orange, not too blue, it is the essential classic red lipstick everyone needs.
Dark lip shades
8. Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense in Envoutante – I was a bit hesitant to dive into the world of vampy lip shades, but this one helped me ease my way in. A great texture and not too dark for my pale skin. My fall wardrobe is not complete without this shade.
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New: Aerin Rose Balm Lipsticks

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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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