Sunday, March 31, 2013

Aerin Freesia Multi Color for Lips and Cheeks








Freesia Multi Color for Lips and Cheeks ($42 limited edition) from Aerin's Spring 2013 collection is a beautiful pale golden-peach shade that is light enough to be used as a highlighter, but when applied heavily it has enough pigment to also serve as an understated blush. It is definitely shimmery, but in a refined sort of way--without any large chunks of glitter. It has a creamy consistency that does not feel heavy or sticky on the skin, and I love that it works well as both a lipstick and cheek color. I had purchased the other, darker, shade in this collection, Sweet Pea, a couple of months ago and liked it so much I decided to go back for Freesia before it's gone! 

Aerin Freesia Multi Color for Lips and Cheeks 










Comparisons


  1. Nars Luster 
  2. Nars Orgasm Multiple 
  3. Nars Orgasm Illuminator 
  4. Nars Super Orgasm 
  5. Aerin Freesia 
  6. Aerin Sweet Pea
Left to right:  Nars Orgasm Multiple, Nars Super Orgasm, Nars Luster, Nars Orgasm Illuminator, Aerin Freesia 


As you can see above, Freesia is more golden and less pink-toned than Nars Orgasm and Super Orgasm. At first glance, Freesia might appear to be similar in tone to Nars' Orgasm Illuminator as it looks here in my swatch, straight from the tube and unblended--but in reality they are quite different (as you may know, the texture of Nars' Illuminators is a thin, gel-liquid that becomes sheer when blended out).  

As a lipstick, Freesia is comfortable to wear and moderately long lasting. It is shimmery, but not glossy or shiny, and is thicker and more opaque than a lipgloss. It provides about the same coverage as a typical sheer lipstick formula. The color is lighter than the shades I normally grab for, but wearable. I think it will be perfect over a slightly darker pink, coral or peach lipstick or pencil.  

Sweet Pea and Freesia 

Above is a view of Sweet Pea next to Freesia (final two swatches on the far right)

Freesia applied generously on lips and cheeks 

Dior's Spring Ball on nails  

MAC Macroviolet and Heirloom on eyes

Shades of peach, pink, or coral blended with gold are favorites of mine year-round and I reach for them even more, now that spring is here! Do you have any favorite products that are similar? 

14 comments:

  1. Hi Shannon, I really love the drawstring packaging + the patterned cover of the Aerin multi-color! Freesia looks quite unique amongst your swatches --- and beautiful when paired with violet liner!

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    1. Hi Dovey, Thank you! :) I really like the dusty pink color they chose for the packaging. I don't have anything exactly like Freesia in my collection :)

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  2. Amazing! Both the packaging and the colour itself, I'm in love! I really love sweet pea as well tho, it's a very pretty wearable shade. The make-up is absolutely perfectly done, I love the purple on the eyes!

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    1. Hi Teri, Thank you! :) I love purples!
      I think of the two, my favorite is Sweet Pea -- because it is darker it works much better as a blush and lipstick, but Freesia has such a nice sheen to it :)

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  3. I've walked by Aerin counters many times, but nothing really moved me to stop and play until I saw this. Freesia is an amazing color with a really amazing sheen. I have so many similar products and colors that I told myself "no", but your swatches are making me regret it a little lol. Maybe.. I'll take another look. :) Thanks!

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    1. Hi Reene, I was the same way with this brand -- it was a while before I actually liked anything enough to want to make a purchase. This product is a little pricey but I like the color. I do think Sweet Pea is more versatile though :)

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  4. The colour is so pretty on you, and I must say that the Dior Spring Ball looks rather lovely. I'm starting to slowly form an Aerin wish list ;) x

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    1. Hi Replica, thanks so much! The new Dior polishes are all very pretty. I always find it hard to resist peachy pinks! xx

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  5. Beautiful! I know this wasn't the point of your post, but how did you get Macroviolet to look so smooth and perfect on you? I've bought two jars over the years (I was hoping the first one was just a bad one and the second one would be better, but it wasn't) because with both, it would go on sheer and patchy on me no matter what brush I used - totally unlike the other 20+ Fluidlines I have and love! How did you get it to look so even and perfect on you? Did you set it with a shadow or anything? I must know! :D Thanks!

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    1. Hi Kristina, Thank you! :) I had to use about two layers in order to get it to cover well. It was also a bit patchy on me on the first try. I didn't use anything underneath and the brush I used this time was Sonia Kashuk's synthetic precision eyeliner brush, which has a flat edge. It is also a fairly large/dense liner brush so it tends to pick up a lot of product. I tried to push most of the liner into the lash roots and then spread it out and upward, and then smoothed and evened out the line with what was left on the brush. :)

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  6. Beautiful. I think on me this would be too frosty but it looks so great on you. I think I prefer Sweet Pea on you more though!

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    1. Hi Kelly, Thank you! :) I agree - this is pretty, but it's not really great as a lipstick. I like Sweet Pea better! I was thinking Freesia might make a nice highlighter on darker skin tones.

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  7. Gorgeous collection, mm! I'm forever going to associate you with Aerin. The aesthetics of the brand is just so you. :)

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    1. Hi Liz, hehe thanks! You know me well :) I think what attracted me to the collection are the flowers and the colors she uses in the packaging - the dusty pink, etc. :) The products themselves aren't bad either! Just a little on the pricey side :/

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