When I first found Aveda’s Petal Essence Triple Accent two-ended pencils, I thought it would be a convenient lipcolor and highlighter pencil in one. But it’s so much more than that!
All of the colors have great antioxidants and moisturizers in them – Bilberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Jojoba Oil, Orchid oil, and Sunflower oil. I love when color products have treatment properties to them – and you can’t beat those antioxidants for repairing your skin. Sunflower oil is one of my favorite moisturizers (find a bottle at a health food store and start moisturizing your legs with it now, you will have amazing looking legs by shorts season!), and Jojoba works to drive the sunflower oil deeper into your skin. In short – the stuff in this pencil is great for your skin!
I tried four variations of the pencil (they are all beautiful – it’s worth picking up more than one color!), and I’ll be posting about each combo in the upcoming days. I’m particularly impressed with the Topaz Taupe/Heather combo (the one the farthest to the right in the picture). The lip pencil side (Heather) is a pretty, ever so slightly iridescent burnished russet-coral. It modifies easily with either gloss on top or a lip liner or stain underneath – a definite advantage over lip colors that turn mud brown when mixed with anything else.
I found that my lips look full and moisturized. It lasted through a soup and pasta meal without smearing or wearing away – which really impressed me for a moisturizing formula. I’d advise using a lip brush to apply it if you want a precise application – it is more of a lipstick consistency than a lipliner. But I had success in applying it straight on my lips from the pencil and getting a good line and good coverage.
The eye color side of the pencil, Topaz Taupe, really blew me away. First I applied it as a eyeliner. My lashes are pretty long right now (Style Chicks spoiler alert: watch for a post in a few weeks in which I’m complaining that my lashes are in the short part of their growth cycle…), and I haven’t been wearing eyeliner all that much lately – just seems a little over the top with long lashes. But my eyes still looked kinda bare without any liner. Enter Topaz Taupe – this is the perfect color and consistency all around the eye. I could not place why my eyes looked so big and awake with it on, then I realized that light was reflecting off the liner and back-lighting my eyelashes! Each lash was defined in its little halo of light – my lashes stood out, not the liner itself. The inner rim of my eye looked bright white, which made my eyes look big and gave the overall appearance that I was wide awake and refreshed (I was anything but wide awake and refreshed, BTW)
I quickly applied it as an eyeshadow to see if it had the same effect on my top lashes (it did!), and once I got past the fact that my lashes looked long and extremely black, I was impressed with the consistency and brightness of the color as an eyeshadow. My eyelid looked dewy and slightly smokey – very wearable during the day, and a great base for a more smokey eye at night. And one extra coat on the crease sealed the deal that this pencil will be my go-to eye pencil for rushed mornings. It lasted all day and the creamy consistency didn’t fade or smudge.
This is one of few cream products that work for me as an eyeshadow – cream eyeliner is good for me (and I cannot underscore enough how great this is as an eyeliner), but prior to the Triple Accent pencil in Topaz Taupe, I’ve never had great success with cream eyeshadows. But Aveda did an outstanding job with this one!
Stay tuned for more Aveda Petal Essence Triple Accent pencils in the upcoming days – and in the meantime, go order Topaz Taupe/Heather at Aveda.com!