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|
- Nars Luster
- Nars Orgasm Multiple
- Nars Orgasm Illuminator
- Nars Super Orgasm
- Aerin Freesia
- 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?