Berry Lips with Aveda Winterberry

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 17 - 2013

They say that old age doesn’t come on its own but I’d like to add pregnancy to that adage.  I mean, apart from stating the bloody obvious, seeing as you’re growing another whole person, it really doesn’t come without its “side-effects”.  I haven’t had a proper pooh in almost five months and my skin, hair, and nails have had all moisture sucked from them, it’s like I’m spawning a human dehumidifier, set to high.

Instead of a normal moisturiser, the only thing stopping my skin from flaking off in great sheets is a twice-daily slathering of the sunburn-soothing Biafine, left on as a mask overnight.  Even then, I still have to prime with a moisturising primer before a drop of foundation can touch my skin.  As for my lips, well I’m out of Lanolips at the moment and none of my alternatives are cutting the mustard.  It’s a drastic step but until I replace my overnight lip saviour, I’ve had to stand down the lipstick army in favour of… *spit*… lipgloss.

If you’re a regular reader, you may know about my distaste for the sticky stuff but I have to concede that it does have its merits.

Aveda Winterberry Lip Glaze

Aveda’s Rehydrating Lip Glaze doesn’t go down the ordinary gloss route.  Yes, it’s kinda sticky… yes, it feels a little thick on the lips at first but… with this shade at least, you get some decent bang for your buck.  This innocuous tube of colour packs one hell of a pigmented punch and keeps my lips from puckering up into a dehydrated mess.

Winterberry is a purple-toned plum with a deep, vampy hue and colour that builds quickly from the very first swipe.  You can apply and blot without losing too much pigment if, like me, you’re not a fan of how glosses/glazes feel on the lips.

Aveda Winterberry Lip Glaze (3)

Priced at £16.00, Winterberry offers a little splurge that won’t break the bank for a slightly more unusual lip colour this season and is very much in keeping with Pantone’s 2014 Colour of the Year – Radiant Orchid.  Despite the minty aroma, the plumping effect is gentle and understated (though appreciated considering the vampy lip-thinning shade).

Are you reaching for more lip-friendly offerings as the mercury plummets?

Aveda Winterberry Lip Glaze (4)

Aveda Nourish-mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze is priced at £16.00 and available on counter and online from aveda.co.uk

* press sample


11 Responses to “Berry Lips with Aveda Winterberry”

  1. What a stunning shade! I hate sticky glosses so that sounds right up my street.

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  2. Oooh that’s so pretty. I’d never dare wear it (it’d go goth on me, I just know it, I can hear it plotting against me even now) but looks very lovely on you. The dehydrating will all be worth it when Leila II comes! Have you got the pregnancy toothache yet? Ooh I loved the pregnancy toothache. x

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  3. Miss Louise says:

    yeah, I’m not a huge fan of lip gloss, but Aveda has some lovely shades! I haven’t tried this one yet! I’ll have to check it out the next time I go and get a hair trim :)

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  6. Lisa says:

    I treated myself to the Smashbox lip gloss set for £19 recently (an early Christmas present to self) and can’t get over what fantastic value it is. Lovely, wearable colours that last AND hydrate my lips for ages. Almost better than balm. I’m a lanolips & Aveda gloss fan, but prefer these over both. Still might have to purchase this though. Looks pretty…

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  9. Jennifer Pham says:

    I actually don’t usually mind sticky, if they aren’t so thick. These Aveda glosses actually feel too much on my lips!

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  10. Joanne Green says:

    That shade is beautiful on you. I’ve got lanolips in all forms dotted around the house, just in case! For winter, I love Estee Lauder’s Color Gloss Sticks as they apply like a lippy but are really moisturising. Don’t know whether they discontinued them though so tend to pick up new ones on bargain cosmetic sites and ebay when they pop up. Rose Dusk is my favourite every day nude one.

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