Aerin Essentials Collection Spring 2014

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 25 - 2014

New from Aerin Beauty this season is their Essentials Collection*, primarily featuring a weighty compact filled with a kaleidoscope of colour.

The Kaleidolight Palette (£40) is essentially a Spring bronzer, offering the kind of skin boost and colour-correction that delivers on Spring’s more subtle promises.  This is the Spring bronzer for those of us who tend to shy away from bronzing, it adds a boost where Winter has stripped the skin of its luster, an inbetween complexion solution for these tricky months ahead.

Aerin Essentials Collection Spring 2014_1

Aerin Essentials Collection Spring 2014_2

At first glance, the six shades housed within the impressive gilt exterior lean toward the cooler side of the spectrum… I think the inclusion of a skintone-correcting lilac skews my overall impression, as this is definitely a warm-toned bronzer once all shades are swirled together and applied.  It is best suited to those with fair to medium skintones, overall a buildable formula that applies smoothly and blends beautifully on the skin.

If you prefer, you can… of course, use each shade independently.  The palette is generously-sized and the pans aren’t crowded together, allowing for decent pickup with a smaller-sized blusher brush.  If you were to use the palette more precisely in this manner, you have everything included from colour-correction to contour to blush.

Aerin Essentials Collection Spring 2014_3

Aerin Essentials Collection Spring 2014_4

I’ve swatched each shade below, as they apply straight out of the palette… you can see that pigmentation-wise, you’re getting a fair amount of colour payoff with only a couple of swipes from each pan.  The bronzing shades complement each other well and I’ve been using a duo-fibre brush to apply to my cheeks, ensuring a lighter hand.  Overall, the palette delivers mostly colour and warmth with a subtle radiance.

Aerin Essentials Collection Spring 2014_5

The Rose Balm Lipstick in Whisper (£25) is another new addition to the line, promising a balm-like texture with medium coverage colour.  Whisper is an ultra-pale pink with the slightest hint of shimmer, more noticeable in the bullet than on the lips.  I’m not a fan of the texture, which feels somehow heavier than it should and a little “claggy” over the drier areas of the lip.

Aerin Essentials Collection Spring 2014_6

Aerin Essentials Collection Spring 2014_7

I’ve included a FOTD below which displays the products worn (please excuse my badger grey streak in my fringe!), I’ve limited use of the palette to the cheeks so that you can visualise the bronzing effect of the shades when swirled together.

IMG_4902

IMG_4916

The Aerin Essentials Collection is available to buy online now from esteelauder.co.uk and harrods.com

* press samples

if you liked this post, please don’t forget to check out my subscriber options, here


5 Responses to “Aerin Essentials Collection Spring 2014”

  1. Hello, pretty! I love the look of this palette — and I LOVE the badger stripe in your fringe ;) It feels very Chanel! But, you know, without being high-maintenance and pastel.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0

  2. Kristi C. (@lov2read68) says:

    I quite like the badger stripe – I would keep it! This is a very understated and elegant palette – I really like the look of it!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Raquello says:

    You’re looking gorgeous!! xx

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. Eleanor says:

    They look so pretty and are lovely on you! One of my favourite make up looks ever :)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. Jamie says:

    I love the packaging of Aerin’s brand, I wish they would update the packaging of Estee Lauder though.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Jean Paul Gaultier's NAUGHTY Christmas Advent Calendar

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on a Selfridges Advent Calendar this year, dry your eyes and console yourselves with one of those …

Lipglossiping's still lusting! (and this time, it's not just beauty)

I don’t know if it’s my return to being allowed to treat myself to frivolous things once again, or just normal (forgotten) behaviour for me …

Darling Diva Polish Space Beetle NOTD

OH HAI MOST PRETTY POLISH IN THE WORLD.  WHERE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE? You know, it’s funny.  The nail polish community online have been …

A year on Lipglossiping – Lookback (October 2009)

I bitched and whinged about the merits of buying NYX in the US as opposed to the UK, I wonder if my original sums are …

Weight Watchers Friendly Pizza!

Pizza is one of my (many) vices… hot, cold, hot then cold then warmed up again – however I eat it, I love it.  The …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

LUSH Christmas Gifts 2010

The ever-popular LUSH Christmas gifts are back for the Winter… ranging from the accessible Secret Santas right up to those lustworthy hat boxes! Here’s what …

NOTD: Orly - Flirty

Barbara Cartland is wearing this shade on her toes up in Heaven. As flashy as a silver tiara and as pink as a poodle dipped …

Andrea Fulerton Glitterati Nails - Good, in theory...

Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique have expanded their popular line of nail products with a set of ultra-cute glitters encased in little ‘puff’ tubes… let me …

Too Faced Smoky Eye Kit

Halloween’s a-coming… and I’ve got my beady eye on the Too Faced Smoky Eye Kit. I am such a sucker for ‘tutorial’ kits like these, but …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads