I just love this gloss. There is very little color, it just adds a nicely natural flush to the lips. If there is any shimmer (which I'm not a fan of), it works. Very faint scent, no taste and a texture that is neither watery, nor tacky. Basically, my perfect nude lip for summer. Packaging is beautiful. I'm a huge fan of the entire Aerin line. Classic, chic and natural-looking beauty products.
I don't see it here, but my sister already wrote a review (asiaanne) and I'm pleased she did. I will be brief: I have already ordered 2 of these, and she has ordered 2 more (our house orders a lot of Estee Lauder, I must admit). I had the luxury of seeing hers first before I bought, and it is gorgeous. I want to buy the whole collection, but finances are tight. The value on this is excellent for product quality, but the prices are still a bit on the high side for me personally. The colour on this is a stunning peach-based deep beige. It is difficult to describe this shade, because neutral is just, well, NEUTRAL. It is a deep, rich, saturated colour yet subtle and sheer. There appears to be some "sparkle" in the product so people with an aversion to any of that may object. The sparkle doesn't seem at visible (to me) when applied, however. But, then, I prefer some added shimmer to my lipsticks every now and then. When I first tested my sisters, I admit I DID try to see if there was any smell and at first I got a little whiff of "rose", but it seemed to go away and just smell "fresh". Unlike a lot of lipsticks, even ones from here, there is no flat base-product semi-harsh smell. It is very nice regardless of scent of not. It is lovely, and from my family to yours, we say buy at least 2 of these! Being limited, they will most likely disappear quite quickly. I have seen several complaints about some of the other lip glosses here being too sticky or glue-like. This is VERY different and quite light and sheer while maintaining depth and full colour. I hope this line by Aerin continues with colours and products of this quality well into the future!
Best For feeling pampered, everyday or special use, worn alone or layed with lipstick
WOW. This is my first ever purchase from the "Aerin" line, and I admit I was concerned. I had no benchmark for quality, other reviews or anything other than seeing something that looked kind of pretty with a HUGE price-tag. I ordered on the customer service center information provided by a wonderfully patient representative who took my colouring, past order history, age and everything into full account. I am THRILLED!!! Not only is the colour amazing (this item I am reviewing from the palette seems closest in true colour to the image shown...or maybe it's merely my own monitor settings)...and the texture is so super lush. It glides right on and stays there. It is extremely gentle in sheen, but saturated enough in consistency to not look merely "glossed" at all. The colour is very similar in hue to what I usually wear, (and to match with the rest of the palette...more reviews to follow...) in that it is classic, classy and yet also modern. This is an absolute definer of "nude beige" (just a note for long-time EL users and other reviewers who recall and loved the old "Chesnut" lip liner: this would be a companion colour, if that gives a visual...) I LOVE IT. I tried it both alone and with the lip colour here in the palette. It is perfect either way, although prefer using both. The colours are totally complementary which was no doubt the whole intent in designing the collection. I don't notice any "scent", but then again, I wasn't really sniffing it. It just goes on a sophisticated bare neutral. Also, in the container, there appear to be very noticeable gold flecks (especially when sitting next to the other lip items in this palette which are truly matte in finish). Once applied, I only noticed the colour seemed a bit more of a "shimmer sheen" than only "sheen". I could not see any noticeable gold or speckles at all. I suspect they only enhance and refract light to add subtle dimension as opposed to giving an appearance of visible or obvious gold sparkles. My sole and truly minor complaint would be size. The lovely square container is WAY tinier than I expected it to be. However, the consistent Estee Lauder quality for value remains high in my regard. Overall: STUNNING. I am pleased I made the order and send my thank you to the call center for the representatives always providing an above-average customer experience. It looks great and it feels great. I really do give this my highest praises!