Aerin Beauty Lip Gloss in Casis Is Giving My Lips a Case of Smooth Pink Lip Gloss Love

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Aerin Beauty Casis Lip Gloss Review Swatches Pictures

Wearing the new limited edition Aerin Beauty Lip Gloss in Casis ($30), available now at Aerin Beauty counters and online

I feel like the greatest pink glosses — the epic ones you dream about, and about which you say in casual conversation with other makeup nerds things like, “Remember that one pink gloss from the spring 2007 collection? Gawd, I loved that color!” — are major threats to most of the products I carry in my makeup bag.

With an epic pink gloss that gets the shade just right, one that I feel illuminates my entire face, I’m tempted to just wear it and almost nothing else.


And when I see one of those pink glosses basking at the bottom of my makeup bag, it’s as if it says to me, “C’mon, Karen, forget about primer, foundation and all that extra stuff. As long as we have each other, a little under-eye concealer, mascara and brow powder, we’ll be fine.”

For me, Aerin Beauty’s new spring 2013 collection Lip Gloss in Casis ($30) is totally one of those pinks.

What I love most about this rosy, almost full-coverage neutral pink, other than the ease with which it adds dazzling color to my face, is how smooth it looks on my lips.

Casis doesn’t settle into my fine lip lines or highlight any dips and crevices. Instead, it creates a seamless, glassy block of opaque color that looks almost like I stretched a piece of pink vinyl across my pout.

Aerin Beauty Casis Lip Gloss Picture

Aerin Beauty Casis Lip Gloss also has a doe-foot applicator

Aerin Beauty Casis Lip Gloss Picture Swatch

Aerin Beauty Casis Lip Gloss on my lips

The non-sticky, medium-weight formula also doesn’t have any fragrances or flavors, and the color lasts from 3-4 hours on my lips.

If you are/were considering the dialed-down pigments in Aerin’s spring A Garden In Bloom Face Palette, A Garden at Dusk Face Palette or Sweet Pea Blush, I think any of those look lovely balanced with bright Casis. I just like the way the intense lip color contrasts with those watercolor eyes and cheeks.

Casis makes me smile. πŸ™‚ It’s like a MAC Lipglass without the stickiness, and even though it’s $30, I still think it’s pretty great.

Now I’m curious about the other colors in the line.

PRICE: $30
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Aerin Beauty Counters and online

Gotta get my vitamins D and C (for cat)

We’ve been having some unseasonably sunny weather out here lately. Sunny and crisp, and I feel like I shouldn’t let the sunshine go to waste, so I think I’m going to take a really quick walk, otherwise known as “go on a neighborhood cat safari.”

Be right back.

My buddy Charlize

Oh, this is kind of random, but do you get emails from Benefit Cosmetics? If you got one for Fake-Up Concealer today, did you happen to notice MBB??


Ha! It was a little weird reading that this morning. At first it did not compute. I was like, “Hey, that sounds like me.”

Have a great day today. Let me know how you’re doing in the comments. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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So far, 29 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. Nichole Clark says:

    Shut. Up. You look so pretty today, Karen! Hair & makeup are perfect.

  2. Agata says:

    Wow, you look stunning. The lip color is great but your hair is to die for!! Remember when you promised to do a hair tutorial?? πŸ™‚

  3. virginie says:

    Woawwwwww, you are stunning those pictures!!! What’s your secret??? This color is yours definitely!

  4. varsha says:

    I want to know which is that concealer pretty almost at my ropes end looking for a one that covers and dont crease and fit my weird skintone..sigh

  5. Wow your pink lip gloss really looks great on you! It is a really lovely shade of pink. Luv you hair too, it looks amazing.
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  6. varsha says:

    On the same note would you pls consider including the products you used on your face for every look/post?That would be awesome!

  7. Kim says:

    Dude… you realize that it’s Harper’s Bazaar, Real Simple and YOU, right? Um, that’s pretty, freaking awesome!! The next thing you know people will be saying, “where did you read that? Harper’s Bazaar?” and the reply will be a casual, “no, it was from Karen”. I mean, I’m sure that happens already, but this is way cool. Big congrats to you!! πŸ™‚

    Oh, and the gloss is very nice, too. But that’s such an afterthought! HAHA!

  8. Agata says:

    Also, what blush are you wearing on your cheeks in those pictures?

  9. marcia says:

    your complete makeup looks great: natural, radant, feminine. can you post the products you used and how you prepared it?

  10. Brian aka Roulette says:

    Forget the gloss!! I know you change up your foundation routine, but your skin in these pics possibly looks the most perfect I have ever seen it..Is there a new secret?

    Very cool getting quoted in print!! Love it.

    Please share whats on your skin here! πŸ™‚ Thanks. –Bri

  11. You look cute today, so happy and bubbly πŸ™‚
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  12. gio says:

    You look gorgeous! Love the lipgloss.
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  13. Susan says:

    That lipgloss is fabulous on you!

  14. Brandee says:

    Gloss looky pretty on you!!! I’m with everyone else here who wants to know your makeup breakdown and if you have changed up your skincare. I want some of whatever you are using!!!!!!!

  15. Icequeen81 says:

    love your hair band

  16. Evelyn says:

    WOAH! Bangin’ hair Karen! LOVE.

  17. Chelsea says:

    Your skin looks amazing! And congrats on the mention from Benefit, that’s awesome!

  18. LOVE your look in these photos. Your hair is SO fab and your skin is glowing and that gloss shade is perfection on you! Also, congrats! That’s really cool that they included your quote πŸ™‚
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  19. Wow! What a nice surprise from Benefit!! I second Kim’s comment above – pretty amazing to be grouped in with Bazaar and Real Simple! Damn girl! Frankly, I’d trust your review over Real Simple’s any day – just sayin’ – but that’s really freaking cool to be in good company like that!

    PS: Have to second everyone and their mamas: You look super gorgiepants in these photos! Your hair! You are kicking ass today.

  20. christine says:

    You look gorgeous, as always, but your hair is amazing!!! Can you share some tips please?

  21. Phyrra says:

    I love your hair! It looks so gorgeous.
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  22. Nima says:

    Your makeup here looks wonderful! Please with a cherry on top do a post on it!!!

  23. BooBooNinja says:

    You look radiant in these photos. Are you wearing the new NARS concealer, by any chance? Also, I second the motion for a hair tutorial.

  24. sandra says:

    Hi Karen, you look beautiful in that color gloss. And wow, loving your hair! Yay for yoour comment showing in the Benefit Fake Up add!!!

  25. Fieran says:

    You look amazing, Karen. I love your blouse.

    That lip gloss is so you. Please never let it out of your handbag.

    Congrats on being quoted by Harpers Bazaar πŸ™‚

  26. Alison M says:

    I of course love the look you put together, but your skin is stealing the show! You look absolutely incredible…what are you wearing?
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  27. Chynna says:

    Glowing and beautiful. You should give lessons!

  28. MonicaP says:

    $30 although expensive is reasonable for a high end gloss and if it performs well .. then I may have to pick one up πŸ™‚

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  29. windie says:

    Hi Karen.

    Was wondering if there is a dupe for this? Having a hard time getting casis this by Friday.

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