A Mini Dahlia in Bloom!…A Lipcote Lipstick Review

November 5, 2015

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Lipstick Brand: Aerin

Lipstick Colour: Dahlia

Price: £24.00

Lipcote Rating: 3/5

Lipsticks with novelty features sometimes lack the quality and general appeal of more classic, sophisticated brands, but a mini lipstick we just couldn’t resist! The dinky sized Aerin lipstick in Dahlia is one we thought we’d try to switch things up a bit.

The brand Aerin is a luxury lifestyle brand cultivated by one of Estée Lauder’s descendants Aerin Lauder. Their signature beauty range is full of sophisticated treats, and these mini lipsticks are certainly pleasing on the eye with their solid, gold block design giving a designer feel. The gentle rose scent is also a bonus, and has a soothing effect on application. The full sized bullet (again, another upside as you definitely get your money’s worth of product here), reveals a rich and deep, yet vibrant purple. There is also a slight shimmer to this fuschia-mauve formulation that will look very glamorous for an evening look.

However, despite these redeeming features the final effect of Dahlia is a little underwhelming, the formula is a little sheer and needs a few layers to really achieve the dramatic look that we feel the shade is trying to acheive. If you prefer a stained, Gothic style lip look, then this could be perfect for you, but probably not suitable for someone looking for a highly pigmented finish. The moisturising effect of the shea butter, and apricot oil may have something to do with the thin colour, but feels lovely and comforting on the mouth all the same.

Overall, we totally love the cute nature of this product, and would love to see some other limited edition mini sizes such as this released. We think this could make a great present for any lipstick lover out there, and will look immaculate on any dressing table! X