Sunday, February 23, 2014

AERIN Beauty Rose Balm Lipsticks - My Picks


I swatched all of the new Aerin Beauty Rose Balm Lipsticks a couple of days ago here. Today I'll show you my picks along with lip swatches. Aerin Beauty Rose Balm Lipsticks ($30 each for 0.14 oz/4g). These are buildable lipsticks with a moisturizing feel. There is a very soft rose scent which I find similar to the Rose Hand and Body Cream. It's a sweet soft rose that fades after a few minutes. For reference it's not as strong as the rose scent in some Chanel lipsticks. The Rose Balm Lipsticks have a soft shine to them which makes them look like a shiny balm but they have the pigment of a lipstick (meaning more coverage on the lips than the MAC Lustre formula). Coverage is quite good from medium to full coverage. They apply better on the lips versus the hand or arms. You do need a smooth lip to apply. If you have any flakies, I recommend prepping your lips with a balm first for about 5 minutes or so to smooth them out. Since the colors adhere well to the lips they can enhance anything that is chapped or peeling.

I tried Poppy in store and photographed it on the lips before it faded. I purchased Coral Sand, Liebling, Pretty and Wild Lilac for myself. I bought Geranium for my mother as a Valentine's Day gift so it is not swatched below.



Swatches without flash:


Swatches with flash highlight the shine factor:


Close ups and lip swatches shown below of each shade I bought. Here is Poppy which I tested in store but did not purchase. If I remember correctly Poppy may have had a tiny bit of shimmer in the tube but on the lips the shimmer does not show up.


Coral Sand is a fresh peachy shade. The Aerin rep in San Francisco was wearing this color and it brightened her whole face (she had light skin and dark brown hair). I think this one would be flattering on almost anyone. It's the perfect shade of peach for the transition into spring.



Liebling is a cool mauve. It looks darker in the tube than it applies on the lips. On me it pulled very blue-toned due to my olive skin. I saw it on some cooler-toned lighter skinned women at the counter and it looked amazing on them. I like this one but it's a bit too cool-toned for my taste - but I usually have a hard time wearing anything mauve on the lips.



Pretty is the perfect pink in my mind. It's a neutral soft pink that doesn't wash out the skin. This one is my favorite out of the collection.



Wild Lilac is a dark vampy wine color in the tube. Similar to Clinique's classic Black Honey, this translates into a brighter wine on the lips. On me it pulls cool-toned however on the hands it swatched more red. The color on your lips will probably depend on your skintone. I swiped it twice a bit unevenly before I photographed it. If I had pressed my lips together to blend a bit it wouldn't have been quite as blotchy.



Geranium is a stunning brighter rose pink cream. It's the kind of color my mother loves. She's a loyal Estee Lauder and Chanel fan and likes anything bright. I thought this new lipstick would be right up her alley.


One last photo:


Overall thumbs up. If you're an Estee Lauder fan you will love these as well. The overall feel of Aerin's line is like an updated modern version of Estee Lauder. My heart still belongs to Chanel, Tom Ford and Edward Bess for lipsticks, but Aerin's Rose Balm Lipsticks are close behind as a new favorite. My must-have shade after testing these is Pretty although Perfect Nude is still calling my name. See all the lip colors swatched in this post.

Aerin Rose Balm Lipsticks retail for $30 each. Online now at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales and Saks.

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful swatches! Wild Geranium is perfect! xo

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  2. Love all of them!

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  3. The packaging is gorgeous on these and I'm totally lusting over that Coral shade. xx
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  4. I love the look of Pretty, it is such a gorgeous colour! x

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  5. i. am. obsessed. Picked up Liebling and Geranium.

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  6. Aerin should be proud of you..or at least give you the shade Perfect nude for free! Because of you I bought 4; Pretty, Liebling (which I now fear that cool shade seeing on the lips-this may go back), Perfect Nude and Geranium. Fabulous reviews!

    On an off-topic side note, Bobbi Brown is having friends and family 20% off-bought some lip products due to your reviews! I just found your blog and I am already going to have to stop visiting-I'm going broke! :))

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  7. I saw these and was wondering about them. Pretty, Coral Sand and Liebling look beautiful, as well as Perfect Nude (in your swatch). I think I'm going to have to pick a few of these up, they are in my shopping bag right now, lol. Thanks so much for the review Sabrina!

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  8. pretty shades! wild lilac is such a gorgeous color! thanks for the swatches and review <3

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  9. Hi Sabrina,

    What a beautiful set of lipsticks! The Aerin Rose Balm Lipsticks look like such a wearable set of shades. I love love love the beautiful pink that Aerin Pretty transforms into on your lips :)

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  10. Pretty lives up to it's name!

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  11. Really gorgeous! I ordered Coral Sand a few weeks ago and need to try it out :) I love Wild Lilac on you. Pretty looks like the perfect shade for any occasion!

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  12. Great swatches!!! I super like the shades especially the coral sand. Its not too light and not too dark. Its seem so natural on lips. Its worth the try.

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  13. Gorgeous set of lipsticks!!! I love them all but I really fell for the coral shade!!
    Wish we could find them here as well!!!

    ♥♥

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  14. Thank you for your thorough and lovely review. I purchased Liebling and I adore it, I'm very fair and cool toned and it looks dark pink/plum on me, it's very soothing and moisturizing, I'm getting more of these! Thank you again!

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