Friday, December 16, 2011

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 shiny...it'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 up...watch 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!
  • Follow my blog
  • 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.

35 comments:

Patricia H. said...

I really want to try this line, because my look needs to be updated. Please pick me!

tousledkitten said...

I'd love to win this because I've been wanting to try this brand for ages. :-)

Twister said...

Iwould like to win because I would like to try their makeup.

Violet Hues said...

I'd love to get a chance to try this makeup brand.

mimi said...

thank you for the giveaway! I would like to try Aveda products because I never have before and these look great!

Misstania08 said...

i would love to try this brand because here in Malta i never heard about them !thanks

Annie said...

I would love to win because I want to try their products.

Lilipad16 said...

I would Love to win the products because I would love to try them.. I have never heard of this brand and the eyeshadows look amazing and the Blush/Bronzer as well.. thank you for the giveaway
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Barbara1923 said...

Hi Ren, i would love to win because i am always on the hunt for new products which are highly pigmented and suitable for our weather and skin. Winning will give me a chance to try out these products and if good, recommend to others.

L281173 said...

Hi Ren:


I would like to try this product line because I have tried previous Aveda products have been really impressed. It is also a very fashion forward brand.

Crysteena said...

I'd love to win this set because I love trying new products, these especially because Aveda is environmentally friendly. I've heard a lot of good things about the eyeshadow transformer. And those lipsticks are gorgeous!

Ileana Madarnaz said...

I'll love to win this because I have never tried that brnad before, I am sure I can't get here in my country and it does look like ana amazing brand!

11gHiEsZeLLe07 said...

I love to win because to want to try this brand and the products look great......

preciouspearl said...

This brand looks great that's why I want to win :)

hanidee said...

Lovely review, Ren. I would love for a chance to try out cosmetics from this brand.

Rola said...

I enjoy Aveda's skincare and makeup. I would love to try the giveaway items. Most of all, I support Aveda because they promote environmental awareness and they use natural ingredients in their products! Thanks!

shahtaj said...

Hi,
Follow you through GFC(shahtaj)
I would love to win b/c this brand is not available in my country and the products look really appealing:)

Becky said...

I'd love to get a chance to try this makeup brand.

Kristin M said...

Hi, I've followed you on GFC (Kristin M/kristincoyne123 at gmail dot com). I would love to win this because my make up collection is depleted and the products look amazing!

ngocupham said...

I really like to try this! Seem sooo great!!

Elaine Lopez said...

I'd love to try new products! :)

Afterglow Cosmetics said...

That is super cool...the colors are very earthy and suitable to a huge range of skint ones.Good to know about new products and colors here.

EsteeDarla said...

I would love to win cause I have never tried their products didn't know they had all of this out knew of some but what else to share with beautiful looks, it all looks beautiful,

Sadia Chowdhury said...

I would love to win this because I am awesome! :P

RizsaMae said...

I've never tried products from this brand so I would love to win this giveaway! Also, I've been meaning to pick up some bronzer and I would like to add high end brands to my make up collection. Thanks for this opportunity Ren! :)

Unknown said...

This would be great to win!! I don't have a lot of money to spend on cosmetics, but I LOVE makeup, so it would be fantastic if I won! :)

Bee Luzada said...

I want to win so I can try this cool stuff out! ^_^

Holly Kolvig said...

I am a recent follower your have been so inspirational. I would love to try either of these products as I have not done so, and I am trying to build my MUA kit. I have decided to start freelancing. Thanks for such an awesome giveway!

arra said...

I love to win because I want to try the brand Aveda!looks promising!

Arra Morta
naked_cannibal@yahoo.cpm

whitewallet04 said...

i havent heard about this product before and i love trying out new products! :) thanks for the giveaway, so generous!

LoveLy LaShEs said...

Hey Ren, In reality I never win anything and would love to try this product.......................

Sadi said...

i would love to try this brand because here in my country i never heard about them

GFC : Sadi

email : sadia.latif10@gmail.com

meredith m said...

i follow your blog as memoma
i would love to win this b/c i would share as christmas presents!
mermont84 at yahoo.com

sihirlimavi said...

Hi Ren,
I would like this, because I have never tried that brnad before :)
Thank you so much...

worldsameworld@hotmail.com

Hil'Lesha said...

I'd love to win, because I've never tried their make-up products before. =)

HilLesha@gmail.com