I have to hand it to Aveda: They are packaging geniuses.
Besides the fact that they were the first beauty company to use 100 percent post-consumer recycled PET for its skin care and hair styling products, Aveda makes environmentally and marketing-smart packaging for its makeup line.
Case in point: I visited my girls at Xiphium Salon to replace my crumbling Aveda Inner Light Mineral Dual Foundation (I dropped it, and I didn’t keep it in a compact, so it broke pretty easily). I left with the foundation, newly housed in an Essentials Eviromental Compact, as well as two new lip colors.
See what I mean about packaging? If that damn compact didn’t have a built-in space for lipstick, I wouldn’t have bought
But it’s all good, because I do love the two new lip colors I purchased that night. One of the two lipsticks I left with was Aveda’s Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color in Passion Flower.
This lipstick is uber-creamy and has a slight vanilla-spearmint tingle to it. It’s soothing, smoothing and oh-so-color-rich.
I have to admit, it was a little difficult for me to apply only because I’m not used to wearing such deep colors. Passion Flower is definitely a color that you will either want to blot and wear as a stain, or go bold and use lip liner galore.
You also want to make sure to completely exfoliate your lips before applying this deep, red plum color. It’s very rich, and it can settle into lip lines or exaggerate chapped spots — so slough it up, gals!
One irk I do have about this lip color (and pretty much all of Aveda’s products) is that a comprehensive list of ingredients is not listed on the website.
Yes, it was listed on the packaging, but I was a bad blogger and recycled it before copying everything down for you to see.
So, yes, while there is an awesome essence of spearmint, vanilla and pomegranate in Aveda Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color, I can’t remember everything else in there — and I do remember there being a few ingredients that weren’t as clean as I would have liked them to be, but it was good enough to go ahead and purchase for my collection of cleaner cosmetics.
Anyone out there from Aveda (or who works at an Aveda salon with access to this line of lippies) care to comment?
Do you use Aveda products? Why or why not? Ever tried the makeup line? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section!