Aveda Jade Vine Petal Essence Eye Definer

Aveda Jade Vine Petal Essence Eye Definer ($16.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “matte, bright, grass green.” It’s a yellow-toned, medium green with a matte finish. MAC Emerald Sea is less pigmented. Make Up For Ever #16L is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Landscape Green is darker, brighter. See comparison swatches.

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Aveda Jade Vine Petal Essence Eye Definer
Aveda Petal Essence Eye Definer Jade Vine
F
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
6
Application
2.5
Total
59%
Permanent

AVEDA Lemongrass and Oceanica Eyeshadows

Aveda Lemongrass Petal Essence Single Eye Color ($14.00 for 0.04 oz.) is described as a “satiny, light, iridescent green.” It’s a lightened, pastel green with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, and it applied well. When I tested it, the shade lasted eight hours with some minimal fading. bareMinerals Wicked ius lighter, not as warm-toned. MAC Juxt is slightly warmer. Dior Peacock #1 is slightly darker. Dior Peacock #5 is lighter. Urban Decay Jealous #2 is darker. Aveda Papyrus is darker, less frosted. See comparisons here.

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Aveda Lemongrass Petal Essence Single Eye Color
Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color Lemongrass
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
88%
Limited Edition
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AVEDA Petal Essence Eyeshadows (Papyrus, Bare Bellis, Lantana, Cinnamon Bark)

For spring/summer, Aveda Eyeshadow ($14.00 for 0.04 oz.) released several shades, and I’m reviewing four of them in this post. The Petal Essence eyeshadow formula is supposed to be “non-fading,” “flower wax-infused,” “silky,” and “both color-true and crease-resistant.”  Two of the shades I tried were powdery, while the other two were soft and smooth.  The color payoff varied between good and great, but I noticed that these had a tendency to fade after seven hours of wear (without a primer), with Cinnamon Bark being the lone shade that lasted for a full eight hours without fading or creasing.  All four shades were blendable during application.

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Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow
Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color Papyrus
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
84%
Permanent
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Aveda Hibiscus Petal Essence Face Accents

Aveda Hibiscus Petal Essence Face Accents ($24.00 for 0.30 oz.) is described as a “nude highlighter to soft coral to bright coral.” Together, the blush swirls to create a subtly pink-tinted coral with a soft, beige-champagne shimmer-sheen finish and warm undertones. Tarte Curious is pinker. Too Faced Sweethearts is lighter and pinker. bareMinerals The Natural High has a stronger gold sheen. MAC Fleet Fast is darker. NARS Deep Throat is similar. Because this is a split-pan blush, it can be applied lighter/darker depending on how you swirl your brush. The individual shdaes consist of a deep, rich orange-red with a satin finish; light-medium rosy beige with a satin finish; and champagne beige with a champagne sheen.

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Aveda Hibiscus Petal Essence Face Accents
Aveda Petal Essence Face Accents Hibiscus
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
94%
Limited Edition

Aveda Art of Nature Collection for Spring 2013

Aveda Art of Nature Collection for Spring 2013
Aveda Art of Nature Collection for Spring 2013

Aveda’s Art of Nature collection is inspired by nature, boasting pure pastels and vibrant colors. Janell Geason, Artistic Director Aveda Makeup, introduces a blossoming color palette — created with a conscience. Aveda makeup goes beyond minerals with natural plant ingredients that are gentle to skin — and the planet — while sheer to intense shades for eyes and lips create a romantic flush of color.

“We’re seeing a return to color in makeup with techniques that create a more lived-in, less ‘done’ look,” says Janell Geason, Artistic Director for Aveda makeup. “Our new makeup collection starts with pure pastels like the first buds of spring, and builds into lush, high-summer color.”

Petal Essence Single Eye Color ($14.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Lemongrass
  • Papayrus
  • Cinnamon Bark
  • Lantana
  • Bare Bellis
  • Ocaenica

Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color ($16.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Cana
  • Melochia Bloom

Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze ($18.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Kukui

Nourish-Mint Lip Liner ($16.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Cocoa Bean
  • Barberry Bloom

Petal Essence Face Accent ($24.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Hibiscus

Pearl Essence Eye Definer ($16.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Jade
  • Wild Indigo

Availability: The collection will be available while supplies last in Aveda salons, spas and retail locations February 2013.

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Aveda @ Richard Chai NYFW Fall 2012


Aveda @ Richard Chai NYFW Fall 2012

AVEDA was backstage creating the look at Richard Chai this past week. Hair styled by Frank Rizzieri and Kevin Ryan for Aveda at Richard Chai autumn winter 2012 show is inspired by Matt Dillon in Drugstore Cowboy and Chet Baker – well-groomed gets a tousle. “Richard’s collection incorporates disproportionate tailoring,” says Kevin Ryan. “The hair – like the clothing – is deconstructed. The overall style starts out looking very tidy, but the finish disturbs the original styling, like you’ve pulled a sweater off over your head.”

  1. Section the hair from ear to ear at the flat of the crown, securing the bottom half with a clip.
  2. Spray the top section from root to midshaft with a generous amount of Aveda Volumizing Tonic.
  3. Blowdry the Tonic in the top section with a fine-toothed comb or Mason Pearson brush, creating lift at the root, up and away from the face and hairline.
  4. Work Aveda Men Pure-Formance Grooming Clay into the hair from root to mid-length with a Mason Pearson brush. Hair should be slightly textured throughout – use Aveda Air Control Hair Spray or Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion to add texture, if needed.
  5. Follow with a quarter-sized dollop of Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade emulsified in the hands and raked in, using fingers to comb through.
  6. Comb hair back and away from face with a side-parting on the left. Secure with clips and let set while finishing makeup.
  7. Using a fine-toothed comb, reverse the style by combing forward for a tousled, random finish. Saturate the hair at the sides of the face with Brilliant Spray-On Shine and comb backwards, then run fingers through for added texture over the ear.

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