On Trial: Rodin Olio Lusso Luxury Lipsticks

Linda Rodin is a fashion and beauty icon.  She clearly inspires all the women who follower that growing older gracefully is the way to go and that you are never too old to become the person you've always wanted to be.  Her line of chic beauty products, Rodin, has a huge cult following.  She started with her popular luxury face oil and it has morphed into a fashionable collection of skin care products and most recently, a line of curated lipsticks.

I have yet to try the face oil, but I jumped in quickly to purchase her lipsticks.  Inspired by her mother and her beloved poodle, Winky, her line of lipsticks are beautifully housed in the chicest, Instagram-worthy, clear lucite packaging where you can actually see the lipstick bullet.


Jasmine Oil, Neroli Oil, Rose Flower Wax, Lavender Flower Wax, Apricot Oil, Argan Oil


Linda started with five classic shades in her lipstick range to include Billie on the Bike (a bold violet berry that was inspired by her mom), So Mod (a soft pale nude), Tough Tomato (a bright orange red), Red Hedy (a classic Hollywood red), and Winks (a shockingly hot pink).

The lipstick range was recently extended by five more new shades to include Berry Baci (a muted berry violet), Heavenly Hopp (a warm pinkish nude), Loving Lucy (a deep jewel-toned red), Pinky Winky (a berry stained fuchsia), and Arancia Adore (a pinkish coral).

For my first Rodin purchase, I chose Loving Lucy and Pinky Winky.  They are the perfect shades for spring!  Going by the descriptions of the colors online, when I actually received the lipsticks and tried them on, they were more wearable than I thought.  With not being able to test and try them before purchasing, I was pleasantly surprised that the colors are very pretty on me. 

Pinky Winky is described as a berry stained fuchsia, but on my skin tone, it's more of a sweet, soft pink.  Loving Lucy is described as a deep jewel-toned red, but on me it reads like I suspect how the Red Hedy reads on someone much fairer than me.  It's like a classic red for a dark skinned woman like me.


Velvety, with the slightest bit of sheen.  Not as matte as one may think.  Sits very comfortably on the lips.

Let me just say that Rodin lippies are not cheap, so I took a huge gamble on purchasing them sight unseen.  However, I suspect that most of these shades can be worn by all.  I definitely have my eye set on Billie on the Bike.