Today I’ve got some beautiful products and two very different looks from Aveda to show you today. This is my first foray into Aveda cosmetics and I want more! There are a few bits in the collection that I didn’t get so Might just get myself those, since I’m so impressed.
The first thing I want to tell you about is the packaging. It’s all recyclable, it’s functional rather than needlessly pretty and in terms of eyeshadows, you just buy the pans, and are encouraged to buy palettes to store them in rather than lots of plastic cases.
Don’t get me wrong, the packaging is lovely, but it’s basic and that really encourages you to concentrate on the products within.
The items I received to try out are as follows:
Petal Essence Single Eye Color Refills in Bare Bellis, Cinnamon Bark, Oceanica and Papyrus (£11.50 each)
Nourish-mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color in Melochia Bloom (£12)
Nourish-mint Smoothing Lip Color in Cana (£12)
Nourish-mint Lip Liner in Barbarry Bloom (£14)
Petal-essence Eye Definer in Jade Bloom (£13.50)
Nourish-mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui (£15.50)
On looking at these pictures I’ve realised I’ve not taken any photos of the Lip Glaze in any pictures, although I have got a hand swatch so I’ll do a separate post on that.
Okay, so before I show you the looks, here’s the hand swatches of the stunning colours.
My favourite things are the two pencils, the eye and lip pencil, they are so packed full of colour and they stay put all day long, just great products… and that red lipstick, well it’s mind blowingly bright on… a little out of my comfort zone, but just amazing.
Anyway, here’s the first look, brace yourselves!!
For this look I used Cana Lipstick with Barbary Bloom Lip Liner, and on the eyes Jade Vine Eye Definer with Papyrus and Oceanica shadow. The lipstick is just insane, so so bright, but absolutely stunning and really I don’t have a bad word to say about any of these products.
But if brights aren’t your cup of tea, fear not, Aveda’s Summer collection has subdued tones too. Here’s my second look.
For this look I used Cinnamon Bark and Bare Bellis eyeshadows, with the much softer Melochia Bloom Lip colour. Again, lovely products that blend flawlessly to create a lovely soft look.
There are a few other items in the collection, but mostly I just wan the Petal Essence Face Accent powder in Hibiscus which is gorgeous and a palette to put them all in!
Anything take your fancy and would you go bright or natural, or maybe mix it up a bit?
All items are available now from www.aveda.co.uk and I’m seriously impressed.
*Disclosure – PR Samples*