First Look: Aveda CULTURE CLASH!

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collection palette

collection palette

single eye colors

single eye colors

Working with an Aveda lifestyle SALONSPA comes with so many benefits: an amazing mission statement, a talented and creative community of support, a beautiful range of products to utilize...the list goes on. One of my favorite things that Aveda produces - seasonal trends collections. Unwrapping the big brown box of new products and posters, looking at what's NEW and what the Global Artistic Team for Aveda have created next - I live for these moments. This limited-edition SS14 collection is topping all of AVEDA's previous collections, in my opinion. The new collection, CULTURE CLASH - featured on the cover of AMERICAN SALON - is a stunning range of rich neutral and pastel eye shades, shimmering and intense lips. All eye colors can be interchanged in the recycled aluminum Aveda mirrored compacts. Here's a look at the palette...

Favorite standouts for single eye colors so far are Burnished Bronze -a red toned bronzey neutral- and Peony Blush - a gorgeous pale coral pink. Peony Blush, however, is the only color of the six eye shades that I have experiences any major fallout from. The rest of the colors hold up very well for mineral based makeup products. As always, the best way to increase impact on all of these tones is to dampen your brush before applying into the product, this will help to create more of a cream shadow look on the eye and will also minimize the powder product falling onto cheeks and face.

Two lip colors are shown here next and I am sure that the pink will be a huge hit. Bright semi matte pink is nourish-mint™ smoothing lip color in Peruvian lily. The warm and more sheer color, nourish-mint™ sheer mineral lip color in Sheer Muscadine. The AVEDA lip formula is refreshing, hydrating, and plumping product- infused with plant & fruit waxes. Shown below that are the three pencils of this Culture Clash. First up, the Eye Definer in Charcoal. This color is a great addition to the Aveda Eye Definer range. Smooth and easy to apply, the tone is perfect for anyone that wants to slightly soften up from black, but prefers to stay away from the warmth of a brown liner. Lastly, two brand new colors in the nourish-mint™ rehydrating lip glaze, Maple (warm reddish neutral) and Cactus Blossom (intense violet based pink). Loving Cactus Blossom on every skin tone I've seen it on. It really looks good on everyone.

smoothing lip colors

smoothing lip colors

graphite eye definer, maple lip definer, and cactus blossom lip definer

graphite eye definer, maple lip definer, and cactus blossom lip definer

rehydrating lip glazes in berrybud and rose copper

rehydrating lip glazes in berrybud and rose copper

Overall, I give it a big fat GORGEOUS. I love the combo of softer colors combined with those that pack more of a punch. To check them out in person, head to your nearest AVEDA salon, spa, or experience center. You can also visit aveda.com To explore more product info and details. Now if only the weather would mirror our new makeup....