Friday Giveaway & Review! Aveda Fall/Winter Makeup Review "Jewels of the Earth" Collection

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and Friday Giveaway!  I've featured Aveda's Fall Collection in a few looks and tutorials already but I wanted to make sure to give you a detailed review and also give you guys a chance to try out the products!
Let's start off with my favorite, the eyeshadows!  I love how they come in pans because they stick perfectly to a z-palette.  You can also choose to buy the containers separately, but this way is more ecologically friendly.  These shadows are really nice...they're pigmented, smooth and aren't overly shimmery.  I like that you can wear all of them together without them being too matte or's a nice, metallic texture with no powdery effect or crumbling.

Left Column Top to Bottom:  Sarioine, Terraverte, Jade
Right Column Top to Bottom:  Amethyst, Citrine, Azurite

Next we have the Tessearae tri-color bronzer/blush/highlighter.  I find that when mixed together this is a nice, neutral cheek color on me.  It comes off as a pinky bronzey brown on my skin tone.  I think this is a good option for those who are a little timid of blush - for that reason I gave it to my mom!
You can conveniently place the tri-color pan into this mirrored compact which can also hold one lipstick.

Next we have the lipsticks.  I find them all to be nice and pigmented as well as moisturizing.  They all have a really refreshing minty scent.  Unfortunately, I'm not really a fan of metallic finish lipsticks which most of these are.  However, I am absolutely in love with Tanzanite - a creamy deep wine tone.  You can wear it sheer or build the color out though, it's super creamy so it can tend to move a bit.  It's best to wear it with a coordinating lip pencil.

Top to Bottom:  Vanadinite, Tanzanite, Sheer Petalite.  Second Pic:  Maracuja

I was able to try one of the lip glazes and I actually love the color they sent - Wineberry Nourishmint Rehydrating Lip Glaze.  It's also very moisturizing and minty and this is an everyday, appropriate color.
Swatches of the lippies.  Top Row is lipsticks and bottom is the gloss.  

I definitely suggest that you all give Aveda cosmetics a try.  It's a really wearable line that is high quality and very environmentally friendly.  

Now it's the time we've all been waiting for, Friday Giveaway!  

One of you will get the following set:

106/Brazilian Sun - Bronzing Ritual Set (featured in a past review)
Eye Shadow Transformer (I use this as a mixing medium)

Here's how to win!
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  • Leave a comment telling me why you'd like to win
  • Open internationally
Good luck!

FTC Disclosure:  Products sponsored for review and giveaway.  I am not affiliated with this company and not paid to make this review.  These are my honest thoughts and opinions.