Aveda Art of Nature Spring 2013 Make Up Collection Part 3: Lips & FOTD

My final instalment of the Aveda Art of Nature collection is all about the lips lips lips!  Once again I’ve never really used Aveda lip colour products before. 

I have the Nourish Mint in Melochia Bloom Lipstick (914-Sheer), Nourish-Mint Lip Liner in Barberry Bloom Lip Pencil, Nourishing Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui – all of these formulas are Limited Edition.

Nourish Mint in Melochia Bloom 914 Sheer Nourish Mint Lip Liner in Barberry Bloom Pencil Nourishing Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui Aveda art of nature

What I found interesting about these products is that they’re not necessarily complimentary, although you can use them together, they are all quite different in colour, texture etc.  So let’s take a closer look…

Nourish Mint in Melochia Bloom Lipstick (914-S) is a sheer finish lipstick.  It comes with the barrel but not a ‘proper’ case (see below – you get the two on the left hand side when you buy the lipstick).  As I mentioned in my first post, this is because Aveda are a eco friendly brand and the idea is you can  buy one case and switch lipsticks (so many women just use one at a time anyway) and save on packaging. 

I couldn’t bear to see this lipstick lonely so I went out and purchased a refillable case on the right hand side (£3) which is quite lightweight but offers more protection for my lip colour!

Aveda Art of Nature Make Up Look Lipstick

The Nourish Mint range is scented with mint and has the very very subtle warmth (I won’t even call it a tingle because I don’t believe the minty plumping thing is what Aveda are looking for?!). I love mint and although I don’t usually like scent in lip products, if it had to be anything it should most  definitely be refreshing mint! 

If you have sensitivities to mint, then be aware of it in these products!

The sheer lipstick has a really lovely soft texture and it really reminded me of a lip balm rather than a lipstick. Therefore it was also quite hydrating.  It is a sheer lipstick, there is only a small amount of pigment in there (Aveda also do a lipstick range which is more pigmented).  It gave me a gloss finish in a stick – this is my kind of shade, nude peach;

Nourish Mint in Melochia Bloom 914 Sheer

Nourishing Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui is a cinnamon brown type shade although it also looks a bit berry like.  This is the kind of shade I would avoid like the plague (I am a nude or hot pink gal) but this colour grew on me – it’s not that scary once on, it looks like an elegant berry.

The texture of this glaze – and it really is a glaze, not a gloss – is thick although it isn’t sticky.  The pigmentation is very high for a glaze, impressively so, however it didn’t leave much of a stain which I like (getting a bit sick of having stained lips!). 

Nourish Mint in Melochia Bloom 914 Sheer Nourish Mint Lip Liner in Barberry Bloom Pencil Nourishing Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui 1

This is a very hydrating lip glaze – it’s so thick how could it not me! The applicator is nice, as it’s thick and pigmented, I spent a few minutes on the application, making sure it was neat because it’s not one you can just slap on…

All you need is one layer for good coverage.  It’s a really interesting formula, not like many other glosses I have – I’d definitely go and buy some of these but in some shimmery summery colours. 

Lip swatch:

Nourishing Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui 1

Finally there is the  Nourish-Mint Lip Liner in Barberry Bloom Lip Pencil.  This is the creamiest, most pigmented, richest lip pencil I have ever used. I mean, who gets excited over a lip pencil???  Well I did, over this one. 

The pigment is super high, and the texture is creamy and rich, yet unlike some pencils, not drying.  I think it’s interesting didn’t make a matching lipstick or gloss in Barberry Bloom, and yet, it is strong enough to be a lip pencil and lipstick on it’s own.  With Melochia on top, it lightens up and because a coral pop of a lip.  With Kukui on top it becomes darker and sultry.

This is the first bright orange red I’ve worn on my lips and ventured out of the house wearing without feeling really self conscious – it just feels right against my olive skintone.

Swatch:

Nourish Mint Lip Liner in Barberry Bloom Pencil

Group swatch:

Nourish Mint in Melochia Bloom 914 Sheer Nourish Mint Lip Liner in Barberry Bloom Pencil Nourishing Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui

They don’t really look like they are part of the same collection do they? 

I love that! There is something in there for everyone!

My FOTD using the eyeshadows, pencil, blusher and lip products from the Art of Nature range.  Here I have the Barberry Bloom pencil with Melochia Bloom lipstick on top.

Aveda Art of Nature Make Up Lookr

Verdict:

This collection surprised me and I love it more than I ever thought I would (hence this excited posting!). It’s a breath of fresh air when there are so many same-y collections out there.  

My top 3 favourites are the green eye pencil Jade Vine, Lip Pencil in Barberry Bloom and Blush in Hibiscus. 

What are your favourites from this collection?

Check out the whole Art of Nature range on the Aveda Website

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