|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have purchased 2 or 3 Aveda lipsticks and ALL of them broke off the case after a while.. I like the colors and the scent, but I ALWAYS lost the lipstick way before it was finished because it broke and fell off.. Total waste of money.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love, love, love Aveda lipstick.
Stays on well!
Love the natural colors!
Love the way my lips feel!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I think many of these posts that dislike the Aveda lipstick - are referring to the older version! I found a color I liked and purchased sever (car, coats, purse) - I believe the color was Orliana - or something like that. Well, I found a tube in a coat (that I hadn't used since last fall) and it was horrible. It was like using a crayon on my lips! LOL I was glad is was a very small amount left in the tube!
So, back to the Aveda salon I went. I discovered their Nourish-Mint lipstick in Stargrape and fell in love! BTW - these are reformulated from the previous ones I found in my coat pocket. Glides on smooth - the yummy mint is fabulous and the color is beautiful! I tend to like the blue undertone liip colors (plums) as they make your teeth look whiter!
I am a huge MAC fan but have yet to find a lipstick in their line that I like! I'm glad I found Aveda! ...and yes! I purchased 5 tubes! You will love it! Make sure it's NOURISH-MINT!!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
UPDATE (2012-02-17): BOYCOTTING RE. CURRENT ANIMAL TESTING FOR CHINESE MARKET
Aveda changes the names of their entire ranges from time to time, probably just to thwart MUA. Currently (December 2008) they're offering:
Nourish-Mint Sheer Lip Color = current incarnation of assorted previous "sheer" ones. See further below.
Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color = equivalent to various earlier ranges calling themselves smooth, more intense color, more saturated, and so on. Some good colours for the pale of complexion: Lychee Splash, the very lovely Fossil, Wild Plum and Stargrape (a touch deeper and more, well, plummy), Sun and Blushed Honey (both deeper, but more rose-peach group).
Lip Shine = gloopy lip gloss, like any other sticky lip gloss: it will come off your lips and onto everything else, and your hair will stick to and into your mouth. Plus ca change.
Lip Glaze has remained fairly constant over the years, with the odd special edition shade. We like.
This year's new Lip Tints with SPF = a winner.
The rest of this review is for the Sheers.
As with the Smoothings, many of the old colours are still here, some have changed, and some have reappeared. Moonflower, for instance, once limited edition, is back and in the mainstream. As ever, an excellent range of good colours: try the classic test of going along to the counter, looking in the mirror, biting down on your lips - and you'll find an Aveda colour that matches nicely. (Well, I did, anyway. *Glow.*) This stuff's supposed to smoothe, nourish, and plump lips; and there's an accompanying Nourish-Mint Renewing Lip Treatment, that is just a colourless version of these lipsticks. Or their tinted version of it. More tinted still, have a look at the Nourish-Mint Smoothing Mineral Lip Color.
For the pale blue, there are quite a few options: Moonflower (light, slightly peach-pinky, really lovely); Mandarin (more beige-tawny; maybe for the warmer-toned); Filaree (deeper than Moonflower, and a little like Fossil in the Smooth Lip Color line). Clover is the same old Clover of days of yore: a beauty, and the finest of the lot on pale-blue freckled skin with red hair. Light rose/faded berry, peachy-tawny undertone, and a touch of lilac under that. Enough goldiness and russet to go with red hair, but no coral/orange. Enough lavender to go with pale blue skin, but not look brown or muddy. All in all, a lovely lift to one's natural assets. [Indecisive, I got both Moonflower and Clover in the end.]
Easy to apply. The Sheer is, unsurprisingly, sheer. It will not give you more than a subtle wash of colour; two or three coats, with blotting in between, makes it stronger and last longer. It stays on fairly well; always an issue with the sheer colours, that they go fast. Nicely moisturizing: probably more attractive and comfortable than those last-forever lipsticks that leave you with dried-out cracked lips with gore in the crevasses.
Flavoured, like the various Aveda lippies, with mint (and a very mild vanilla - not much, and it fades quickly). Not sure about the plumping, but feels nice and lips are in good condition. I find the flavour pleasant, but I do eat these things regularly, and loathe and despise things on my lips that taste of things I don't usually put in my mouth voluntarily and for pleasure (bubblegum, fake fruit, super-sweet candy, crude oil, etc.). NB Aveda seems to be getting rid of their previous array of favours (that had put me off a lot of the total range), though still some aniseed and cinnamon (the SPF15 lip balm. Loathe.)
Costs around EUR 18.00 (!!!). Let's just not talk about how much less it is in USD, or even in GBP (well, let's: GBP 10.30 at current rates, so we're paying 50% over the odds on Aveda here in the Eurozone; as compared to the US, it's OK, we're quite used to paying double your prices...).
All very green and nice on the packaging front; no animal testing; lots of plant oils and waxes in the mix (see elsewhere for ingredients listings for individual ranges); lasts quite a while. I'm using the Sheer in evenings or on top of regular day-time lippie (Aveda SPF lip tint in Peony - an allied shade). And sometimes, as mentioned, under the Raspberry Tea lip glaze.
One CON: the packaging is a bu**er. One really needs to buy the separate refillable case too. But to be fair to Aveda, you can indeed refill old cases with new lipsticks: witness my old flax-seed one from 2003 (I think? maybe '04), which still works with new contents. And has stood up to regular battering in my bag pretty well along the way. The cases are mercifully cheap, anyway, and the new resin ones are quite nice too, if you're not into the flax.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I love Aveda lipsticks because the colors are nice and they don't cause my lips to peel like many others on the market do. My only complaint is you need a liner for longer wear.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Other Eyes: Black
I wish "Wouldn't use this again if I got it for free" was an option. I've had this for three weeks, and it's now dry, sticky, and won't even mark a line on piece of paper. It now has the consistency of an old glue stick. The color was beautiful (while it lasted, bleh), but I was forced to purchase an extra additional case to house the lipstick as part of Aveda's "recycling program". Aveda sells its lipsticks in cardboard boxes, with useless 1cm tall covering over the tips. Then you purchase an additional cover (very ugly, imo, made out of mashed old flax seeds) to house the already $$$ lipstick. The idea is that you can replace just the lipstick when you need to refill, but what about those of us who enjoy more that one lip color? We're forced to purchase extra cases to house them, and it turns out that the lipstick goes bad in under a month anyway. Aveda gets an all around Bronx cheer for this rancid contraption.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This review is for Sun(old and new version). I was really upset when I saw the "new and improved" Sun. The older version was a beautiful frosty medium pink. Not too dark, not too light, just perfect for me(DDD with golden undertones). In addition, it had a peppermint/cinnamon scent. It was a HG lipstick for me; I loved it. Now the new Sun is just a golden bronze colour minus the peppermint/cinnamon scent. This is a nice colour, but why would they change a colour that was so nice and complimentary? It would have been fine to just add this new colour to their collection and title it with another suitable name. Not only that, the scent in the new version is indescribable and has faded to a scent that is not nearly as pleasant(the older version still has the peppermint/cinnamon scent after many, many months). To Aveda, I say BOO!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
'Scuse the rant, but I am experiencing a huge disappointment in Aveda's reformulated lipsticks. Bixa used to be my HG. Too bad that only after buying a couple in the new packaging did I realize that the formula was new also, and that it is now about 90% shimmer, and the color I used to love is buried under this dry glitz. Why? Why? Is it cheaper? Must be. Why else would a successful company mess up something so good, turning it into something so bad. Reading the reviews from years back, I see that I am not the only one who was once a fan. Some of the creamier colors (sweet petunia, etc.) aren't bad, but I am in mourning for the old formula of Bixa. Beware of the boring new formula.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I recently purchased Aveda's Kola Nut spf 15 lipstick. I don't think I've ever had a lipstick that was this "dry" before. Really. Even Wet'n Wild offers more moisturizing lipsticks. Even putting the Aveda lipstick on my lips was quite a challenge considering that it barely spreads properly. I think I shelled out like $15 for this and now I'm not sure what to do with it. I may try to melt it down in the microwave and mix it with some lip balm or something. My question is - Does anyone at Aveda test these things before marketing them? The color is beautiful but this texture is the equivalent of rubbing chalk on your mouth.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I've tried several Aveda l/s including the lip concentrate, lip sheers and tinted balms. The colours are generally very pretty with a high pigment content and good spf, but they can be incredibly drying. Every time I wear one of aveda's lipstics my lips are very chapped. I think i'm sensitive to the essential oils in their formulations simply because I don't have a similar problem with MAC l/s, not even their reds. The more l/s I apply to abate the dryness, the worse the condition gets! Balms seem to help a bit, but I prefer just to apply a layer of l/s rather than balm + l/s.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I got the Pepino lip glaze and several other lipsticks fr Aveda and it gave me a very bad allergic reaction.
I went home and tried on the oolours for just a few minutes in front of my mirror. Then all i did was wipe it off and washed my face and went to bed. Next day, I woke up with very very dry lips and dark patches at the corner of my mouth. It is now the 2nd day and none of the allergic reaction has gone away even slightly. Just goes to show that natural does not mean its not going to harm you. I will be gladly going back to my cheap, non-natural lipsticks.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Just a note to other AVEDA lipstick fans. The last 3 lipsticks I've bought (Lip Concentrate) have gone bad after 3-4 months. I don't know what's going on maybe has to do with the new SPF factor they put in there. The taste changes and imo goes rancid. If you're having similar problem, let me know. Thanks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I am from u.k, and i'm absolutely devastated that my favourite lipstick ever, origin's 'rain and shine' has been discontinued. origins don't offer any make-up now, just a few glosses. So, seeing as i don't want to smear lanolin and other animal fats on my lips, i was forced to go to the only other premier range of natural cosmetics, aveda.
i was dubious from the start, aveda do hair, not make-up. I was right.I'm afraid they just don't know how it's done. Rain and shine had a real zingy mint kick, this is just tingly and licorice (can't stand licorice!) More to the point, the range is soooo limited, i had to force myself to pick one. I chose kashmir brown, as i have estee lauder's 'spice' lipliner (estee own aveda by the way) a great lip liner incidentally...and every other colour was bright red or dark brown. i prefer sheen to shimmer, but aveda exclusively deal in shimmer frost tones. My colour is flat and unflattering, it needs some reddish undertones, instead it has no undertone, and is a glorified beige.Don't get me started on the packaging, i nearly dropped it with shock- i haven't seen packaging like that since i was 6 and spent 12p on a tacky mock lipstick. How dare they? a plastic top that doesn't even click shut for goodness sake!! cardboard would have been more glamorous (and i daresay better for the environment).
For all you americans out there, i envy you. i have been stalking ebay to find rain and shine, i wish someone would offer it!!! (please put it up if you're a member! will pay full retail and more!!) get origins rain and shine, skip this terribly drying dull selection that feathers and clumps, just don't even give it a chance!!
Sorry, but i do not recommend. not the worst, but there is much better stuff out there (for some grrr)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have this in Prim Rose and Sugar Apple. When I first bought PR in the metal tube, I adored the color, but the color was different with the newer packaging version! The colour stays on forever, and the smell is quite nice.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have mine in sheer orche (kind of darker than berry color). It does not feel dry and glide on easily. I love the smell, actually the best of all my lipsticks ever. Packaging is bad but I can live with that. Will buy again but probably try a lighter color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Green
A fabulous primarily natural lipstick that smells and tastes great. I own several aveda lipsticks from various "stages" of their packaging evolution. I really don't like the cheapness of the newest packaging with the halfway-on clear plastic cap, but I love the product so will continue to purchase. I just like my lipsticks to be in a metal tube. Colors bixa, orellana, annatto are my all time favorites and are great for warm-ish skintones.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I own Cerise and it looks great with my dark hair and dark eyes. I have pretty pale skin, and it's a gorgeous color. No problem with dryness, it's a very creamy lipstick. Edit: Just got Primrose today, it's very similar to another favorite lippie color Fossil. And it's also like a deeper shade of their Sheer Casava. I think their lipsticks are lovely. 1/2007.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Silver, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I received a tube of this in swap as an extra from a very generous swapper. The colour I got, Cerise, is a very pretty shade of rosy pink, sort of a more intense YLBB. The coverage on this is more opaque than I'm used to, and you definitely want to apply lip balm first, but the lasting power is great. And, unlike Aveda's foundation, I love how this smells. (This one is anise-scented; I believe different colours have different scents.) I keep finding myself reaching for this one, even when I'm not going out. Very nice!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I bought one called "Kalahari Clay". I'm not sure if it's the Natural Colour line or not... It's a gorgeous deep red/burgundy but not too overpowering for my pale skin. It goes with my new reddish hair. The texture is not bad, but better with a little lip balm as a base. Otherwise, a teeny bit of clumping going on there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Smells great. Nice, if not limited colors. Liked their old packaging better. The newer packaging is too chintzy. I also hate the SA at the Aveda stores and counters (I've been to quite a few throughout southern cali). That said, I like my lipstick. I have Annatto. It's a bit drying, which is why I gave it a 3, but it IS a matte colored lipstick and most of them are drying. The aromatheraputic aspect of the lipstick makes up for the drying factor. Plus, if you are going to whine, then whine about something you CAN'T fix. Just put on some friggin lip balm (looooove Prada) first and you'll be fine. The color is a beautiful brick red. Staying power is amazing. Perfect red for somebody who wants a red but is afraid of clowns.