AVEDA Petal Essence Eyeshadows (Papyrus, Bare Bellis, Lantana, Cinnamon Bark) Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow
Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow

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.

Papyrus is described as a “satiny, budding green.” It’s a warm, chartreuse green with a satiny sheen. It had decent color payoff, but the color looked slightly faded applied. The texture was soft and a bit powdery. Dior Peacock #1 is lighter and more shimmery. Buxom Shish Tzu is darker and a cream product. Dior Garden Pastels #1 is darker and more frosted. MAC Juxt is lighter.

Bare Bellis is described as a “satiny, baby pink.” It’s a rosy beige with subtle, warm undertones and a satiny sheen. It had good color payoff, but the texture was so soft that it was also powdery. Cinderella Midnight Hour is more beige and frosty. Urban Decay Laced is matte and slightly more beige. MAC Love Spice is more frosted.

Lantana is described as a “satiny, fresh coral.” It’s a softened, peachy brown with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff and wasn’t powdery. Chanel Eclosion is more frosted.

Cinnamon Bark is described as a “satiny, rich mahogany.” It’s a rich, burgundy red with a satiny finish and strong, warm undertones.  The texture was soft and smooth but not powdery, and the pigmentation was rich and intense. Chanel Eclosion #4 is purpler, less warm-toned. Maybelline Pomegranate Punk is more burgundy and frosted. MAC Festive Delight #4 is similar. MAC Cranberry is more frosted. Inglot #452 is more frosted as well.

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Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow
Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow

Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow
Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow

Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow
Aveda Papyrus Eyeshadow

Aveda Bare Bellis Eyeshadow
Aveda Bare Bellis Eyeshadow

Aveda Bare Bellis Eyeshadow
Aveda Bare Bellis Eyeshadow

Aveda Bare Bellis Eyeshadow
Aveda Bare Bellis Eyeshadow

Aveda Lantana Eyeshadow
Aveda Lantana Eyeshadow

Aveda Lantana Eyeshadow
Aveda Lantana Eyeshadow

Aveda Lantana Eyeshadow
Aveda Lantana Eyeshadow

Aveda Cinnamon Bark Eyeshadow
Aveda Cinnamon Bark Eyeshadow

Aveda Cinnamon Bark Eyeshadow
Aveda Cinnamon Bark Eyeshadow

Aveda Cinnamon Bark Eyeshadow
Aveda Cinnamon Bark Eyeshadow

Aveda Cinnamon Bark Eyeshadow
Aveda Eyeshadows: Papyrus (inner lid), Bare Bellis (center),
Lantana (outer lid), Cinnamon Bark (crease)

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Aveda Petal Essence Single Eye Color $14.00/0.04 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Haha! I’ve had these silly things for well over a month now and just this weekend I finally ended up taking photos of them for a review… you beat me to it! 😉

I am really pleased that companies like Aveda are trying to make makeup more healthy and natural; It would be nice if they had a refillable palette for these eyeshadow singles though

They do!
http://www.aveda.com/product/5337/17078/Makeup/brushescompacts/Professional-Envirometal-Compact/index.tmpl

The price is pretty steep for what is just basically a branded freedom palette. I would recommend either buying any other brand, or making your own. Depending on what you choose you could have 2 or 3 for what Aveda is charging. But if you like to keep your makeup in original packaging so you know what you’re reaching for it might be worth it.

Hi guys. I am a student at aveda institute. We recently did free makeup applications and I got to work with these colors. The key is to pat the color on, then blend. :).

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