The Aveda “Art of Nature” Collection is such an amazingly earthy, gorgeous collection. It reminds me of the various shades of spring we see throughout nature, from leaves to grass to flowers. Aveda says:
Let eyes blossom, with our flower wax-infused, soft-to-the-touch shadow. A silky powder-both color-true and crease-resistant-that builds and blends effortlessly, surrounded by a soft floral aroma.
Aveda is a really fantastic Earth-conscious brand with a recycling program, and they are also cruelty-free and do not test on animals. The shades are luminous and stunning, so take a look inside if you’re ready for some natural beauty!
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There are six shades total in the “Art of Nature” Collection. These are single eye color’s, meaning they come in just a magnetic pan. You can purchase palettes from Aveda to stick them in, or you can browse the web for magnetic makeup palettes where you can store these. I personally stuck mine in a magnetic eyeshadow palette I had lying around. It makes these really easy to store and travel around with because they take up so little space.
Bare Bellis is a baby pink shade that falls between a satin and a frost finish. It’s a very sophisticated, grown-up baby pink shade that will bring light to your brow-bone, the inner corners of your eyes, your eyelids, and even on your cheekbones.
Oceanica is a bright lagoon-like blue. What a stunning shade! It’s bright and sunny without being over-the-top. There is a softness to the color which makes it very wearable.
Papyrus is a satin-finish grassy green shade. This applies very softly, and much like the Aveda brand, it has a very earthy, organic feel to it. It’s a great way to wear green eyeshadow if you’re intimidated by color.
Cinnamon Bark is a rich mahogany shimmer. Oh my. This is absolutely a stunner! It’s so pigmented and rich in color, with just a slight shimmer in it that makes it even more beautiful. This is a great color for the crease of your eyes, or for lining around your lash-line to create a smokey effect.
Lantana is a fresh coral shimmer. This is just another one of those really soft, amazing shades. It will look great on absolutely anyone and really bring light to the face. It’s extremely summer-like because of how luminous it is.
Lemongrass is an iridescent green shimmer. It’s lighter than “Papyrus” in color, and more on the yellow-green side. It also has a subtle iridescence to it that glows when the light hits it.
Overall, my thoughts on this collection are all positive. If you’re a natural, earthy makeup lover and wearer, you’re going to love these eyeshadow shades. I love that Aveda infused color into the collection, but still kept true to their organic roots by maintaining a softness to each shade. I can honestly say that the formula on these was fantastic, as well, with each eyeshadow being incredibly soft and easy to apply. Cinnamon Bark is fantastic for blue and green eyes, while Oceanica, Papyrus, and Lemongrass are especially great for brown eyes. Bare Bellis and Lantana are universally flattering on anyone, though the entire collection of six eyeshadows really is suitable for any skin tone or eye color!
The Aveda “Art of Nature” Collection is available for Spring 2013. The Petal Essence Single Eye Colors shown are limited edition and retail for $14.00 USD each. There are six total, as shown in this post. You can purchase these at Aveda counters nationwide, as well as online at Aveda’s website.
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