Aerin’s Flower Power Punch-------
Since announcing almost two years ago that she’d be branching out on her own with an eponymous lifestyle brand, Aerin Lauder has been busy. She has an extensive home collection to her name, in addition to a well-edited beauty range, and now a line of shoes that is on its way to retailers in the coming months. We were fast fans of Lauder’s initial cosmetics offering when it launched this Fall and included seasonal colors as well as an essentials range that highlighted simple multitaskers in a variety of complexion-flattering shades. Fresh, straightforward hues with luxe formulas and packaging have become something of a calling card for Estée’s granddaughter, an aesthetic that now continues with her Spring lineup. In addition to updated shades of her classic Bronze Illuminating Powder, Fresh Skin Compact Makeup, Multi Color for Lips and Cheeks, and Rose Lip Conditioner, Lauder is launching a limited-edition Garden Color collection inspired by flowers, which features two gorgeous eye and cheek palettes. Garden in Bloom showcases three eye shadows in Iris, a lavender-tinged champagne; Lily, a pale lilac; and Dahlia, a steely purple, as well as a single blush in Nectar, a dark rose. Garden at Dusk includes eye shadows in Peony, an icy pink; Hyacinth, a shimmering periwinkle; dusk, a dark grape; and a blush in Blossom, a pretty mauve. Both come housed in happy floral-printed zip compacts that should make your face light up long before you even apply their contents.
$70 each, available February 2013 at www.aerin.com.