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.

  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!

  3. Raquello says:

    You’re looking gorgeous!! xx

  4. Eleanor says:

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

  5. Jamie says:

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

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Olay launches the PROFESSIONAL range in the UK!

When a well-known skincare brand announces that it’s bringing out a professional line with professional results, it’s a point of interest.  When well-known skincare brand …

Red Lip Series: Kevyn Aucoin Blood Roses

I picked up Kevyn Aucoin’s lustful Blood Roses on L’s recommendation early last year, almost a full 12-months ago and I’m ashamed to admit that …

Lipglossiping 2011 - A Retrospective (July - December)

A look back at some of my personal blog highlights of 2011… Turning 30  |  Day Trips  |  Louise James Facial  |  Burberry Lipstick Makloubeh  …

Last chance to win!

My Sugababes Perfume giveaway closes tonight at midnight… if you want the chance to bag yourself a new fragrance in time for the party season, …

Spring releases from Too Faced? Innnnteresting! *strokes chin*

Browsing the Sephora website late at night is a dangerous pastime. I’ve talked before about how Too Faced is a brand that tends to skim …

Wahanda Mob Deals

Incase you live under a rock and haven’t heard about Wahanda‘s mob deals, listen up! Every night at midnight, when the clock rolls over to …

China Glaze Summer Neons collection: Orange You Hot NOTD

Orange You Hot? Well, you are indeed warmer than a slice of Kingsmill, toasted on the defrost setting.  I’m not really damning this polish with …

Lanolips Herbal Treatment Body Oil? Oil have some of that fnarr fnarr!

Having spent the afternoon skirting around the possibility of knuckling down and doing some actual work, I was indulging in one of my favourite evening …

Bourjois So Laque! Nail Polish Review

I was browsing the shelves of my local Boots looking for something to spend my latest ‘£2 off’ till spit on, when I spotted Bourjois’ …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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