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Aerin Lauder is really getting into her stride as a flag bearer of no-brainer beauty, a slightly girlier version of Bobbi Brown if you will.
Where Bobbi is all about the everyday make-up in graphic, black packaging, AERIN does the same job but with luxe golden compacts and pastel-pink or pastel-printed boxes. The prints are a really nice (and original) touch that have become a brand signature. If you know anything about Aerin Lauder (not that I’m obsessed or anything), you’ll know she’s all about the NY-Hamptons lifestyle, with plenty of outdoorsy inspiration driving the brand aesthetic.
Product-wise, I like how sensible and practical everything is. For autumn, AERIN has launched the Essentials collection which includes a Weekday palette and a Weekend palette (£48 each). Both are well thought out, featuring neutral powder blushers, eyeshadows and multi-tasking lip-cheek colours in a decent-sized gold palette with a big mirror and brush/sponge applicator included. To be honest they’re pretty interchangeable, but the weekday one in slightly more colourful. If you’re a beauty minimalist, these shades are spot on and will get plenty of wear. There’s also two new nude lip glosses, two eyeliners and a rose-tinted lip balm. (Actually I can’t detect much colour from the lip balm and though it feels lovely on, I’m not sure I’d fork out £25 for it.)
The fragrances have been very well received and for good reason. The packaging is stunning (those pebble lids!), the size is just right and the scents are distinctive but not overpowering (I’m so over generic fragrances). New to the collection for autumn is Waterlily Sun (actually smells like summer to me) and Iris Meadow (clean and meadow-y with a hint of musk). Both come in the famous painterly boxes and cost £85 (for 50ml eau de parfum).
The five original fragrances now also have accompanying body creams, all in lovely printed tubes designed by Lee Jofa. They’re quite spendy at £40 but then
I’m a bit of a cheapskate where body creams are concerned they’re very pretty and super gifty.
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THE NEW YORK TIMES ON THE FASHIONISATION OF BEAUTY
In the same week that Marc Jacobs Beauty leaked a handful of its products on Sephora, (the entire range officially launches next month), the New York Times wrote a story on how fashion designers are innovating in make-up. Highlights include the influence of Chanel, Dior and Alber Elbaz. You can read the whole story here… Continue reading
Aerin Lauder’s own-name beauty brand was never going to be a low-key launch but the product itself is an unflashy as it gets. OK, the gilded compact packaging is something you’ll want to show off at the table, but the contents are purely functional, in the best possible way, of course. Continue reading
I mentioned Aerin Lauder’s new own-name brand last week. This week, I came across the first picture of the make-up line. I’m seeing shades of Estee Lauder (unsurprisingly), YSL and Tom Ford in the angular gold packaging, which to be honest is alright by me; I make no secret of the fact that I buy beauty prods as much for the packaging as the goodies therein. Not sure how much the world needs another line of luxe neutrals but then, this is all about branding. Get that right and you can sell anything you want. What’s interesting is that Aerin (as the brand is known) has soft-launched itself on Twitter and Tumblr first, selling the Aerin dream life and aesthetic before there’s any hint of product. Even if you weren’t an Estee Lauder girl, and you don’t need another latte-coloured lipstick, there’s no denying there’s something extremely appealing about the Aerin ‘ski lodge in Aspen’ Lauder lifestyle. On that basis alone, I’m sold.