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Aveda How to: Update your Skincare Routine for Fall

We’re just a little more than a month into fall and it’s time to make sure your skincare routine is in season! Skincare routines are a little bit like your closet – a few times a year, it’s important that you switch out the pieces that don’t fit the season. As the days grow shorter, the temperatures drop, and the air becomes drier. Autumn is a time of transition, and the best autumn skin care routine will correct any summer damage that has occurred and prepare your skin for winter. Here are our favorite tips to transition your skincare regimen from the late summer heat to the crisp autumn chill:

av_A0L8_2541) Exfoliate – As your skin starts to dry out, you might fear that an exfoliant will exacerbate the dryness. However, a scrubbing formula is the best way to treat flaky skin. We recommend using Aveda tourmaline charged exfoliating cleanser twice a week – the jojoba exfoliating beads will help to increase cell turnover and remove impurities. It’s the first step to bringing back your healthy glow.

2) Switch out your moisturizer – Part of what gives autumn air its cool crispness is drier air. Cool, dry air carries moisture away from the surface of your skin, leaving your face rough and parched. The fix? A creme rather than a light summer lotion – Our tourmaline charged hydrating creme protects skin from harsh environmental influences and leaves skin soft, radiant and optimally hydrated.av_A04M_254

3) Protect your lips and hands: Start moisturizing now to prevent dry, cracked lips this winter. Our Aveda lip saver, nurtures your lips with a  botanical balm that contains nature’s anti-oxidants and natural waxes that help seal in moisture. Hands also start to become dry and cracked during the fall and winter: slather on the Aveda hand relief  for some incredibly rich moisture therapy. It will soothe dry, chapped hands leaving them noticeably softer and smoother.

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Aveda at New York Fashion Week: Roundup

This fall, Aveda pros, led by Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global Creative Director, took New York City by storm as they fashioned hair and makeup for 5 shows of New York Fashion Week! Their hair and makeup helped to showcase the Spring/Summer 2015 collections for Ann Yee, Osklen, Novis, Tibi, and Richard Chai.

Antoinette Beenders served as the lead for eco designer Oskar Metsavaht of Osklen, whose collection was inspired by Brazil’s outdoor contemporary art museum. Beenders oversaw the creation of an organic hairstyle that spoke to Oskar’s vision while incorporating pieces from the designer’s collection, like his flower necklaces.

Aveda Guest Artist, Frank Rizzieri, served as the lead for the Spring/Summer 2015 showings of Richard Chai, Novis and Tibi, creating a distinct look for each that perfectly aligned with the designers’ visions and collections.

Aveda Guest Artist, Jon Reyman, created a sleek and contemporary style for Ann Yee that spoke to the designer’s urban city/spring storm collection.

Janell Geason, Aveda Global Artistic Director for Makeup, created a subdued face to coincide with the vivid colors and graphics of the Novis presentation.

We love this roundup video that showcases all of the Aveda artistry and pros in action at NYFW:

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Aveda How To: the Perfect Red Lip

red lipWhile pulling off a red lip feels a little intimidating, you don’t have to hire a makeup artist to the stars to achieve the perfect red lip. With a few products, and the right technique, mastering the romantic red lip can be done within the comfy confines of your own home:

1) The key to achieving any bold lip is to make sure your lips are hydrated and smooth. Cracked or peeling lips will make your lip color bleed and appear uneven. We recommend using a homemade exfoliating scrub like this once a week:

Homemade All-Natural Lip Scrub Recipe

1 tsp honey
1 tsp olive oil
1tsp brown sugar
2-3 drops of essential oil (Aveda peppermint oil or your favorite Aveda scent)

Heat honey in the microwave for 5 seconds. Mix in the oil, sugar and essential oil. With clean hands, gently massage onto lips and then rinse with warm water. Follow with Aveda lip saver.

2) To achieve a long lasting red lip, you’ll want to apply lip liner all over your lips. We love our Aveda nourish-mint lip liner in fire maple. It’s the perfect shade to complement a cool and vibrant red lipstick.gogi berry

3) Apply your lipstick evenly and generously. For extra control, use a lip brush, or put the color just in the center of your lips and blend out using your pinky. Our favorite shade is Aveda nourish-mint smoothing lip color in gogi berry.

4) If you prefer a matte finish, you can skip to step 5. If you prefer a glossy look, apply Aveda nourish-mint rehydrating lip glaze right over top of your lipstick. We love a clear or dark pink lip gloss with a red lip. Try Aveda nourish-mint rehydrating lip glaze in cherry blossom.

5) Lastly, dab a bit of concealer around your lips. This will keep the color from smearing and make the red lip pop against your skin!


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Aveda How To: Smooth and Volumize Hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion

When you’re scrambling to get out the door in the mornings, every minute matters. That’s why we’re showing you how to give yourself a voluminous and smooth blow out in only 8 steps using our Smooth Infusion product line:

1. Shampoo and condition hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion shampoo and conditioner.

2. Emulsify Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother between your palms, and apply evenly throughout your hair. Next, emulsify Aveda Smooth Infusion Glossing Straightener, and apply the same way.

3. If you wear bangs, comb them forward and blow dry. If not, begin to rough dry the rest of your hair, stopping when it’s about 85% dry.

4. Section the hair at the crown, and clip it. Then, section the hair on the sides and back of head into 3 more sections. This will make hair easier to manage while drying and styling.

5. Release the bottom section, and use a round brush to smooth the hair and create volume as you blow dry. Repeat the process with the middle sections of hair.

6. Now split the crown into 3 smaller sections. Round brush dry the middle section, and set it with a roller. This will help to maintain volume. Repeat with the remaining sections.

7. Blow dry all 3 sections with a diffuser. Once the hair is completely dry and cooled down, remove the rollers and brush out hair.

8. Use Aveda Air Control hair spray to set the look you’ve created.

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Aveda Product Spotlight: 3 Fall Looks to Try

It’s officially fall, which means we’re looking forward to a new season of makeup trends! We’ve gathered 3 of our favorite looks from the runway for you to try this season:

Allspice1) The Color Pop: Pops of color on the lids, cheeks and lips were seen all over the runways. Our favorite was bold eye color – a trend that requires a little courage to pull off. Try Aveda petal essence single eye color in allspice – a reddish, brown shadow that will really make blue and green eyes pop!

2) Radiant Skin: We saw this trend on the runways all year, and we love it because it’s easy to achieve and flatters everyone! Add a glow to your skin with Aveda inner light mineral tinted moisturizer. Then, add highlighter and some color with Aveda petal essence face accent in apricot whisper. The combination of theseav_A2P9_254 two power products will leave your skin with a radiant and healthy looking glow.

3) Metallic Nails: Metallics will be a top trend for both the fall and winter seasons. We love the OPI Nordic fall/winter collection. With shades ranging from dramatic color to soft and shimmery metallic, it’s a perfect line to carry you from fall all the way through winter. Pop in for a mani/pedi to kick start the fall season – right now we are rocking the cool toned dark brown, How Great is Your Dane?

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