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We deeply regret to inform you that Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa Guildford and Walton are closing their doors temporarily as of today, Monday 23rd March. Unfortunately, the unprecedented spread of the Corona Virus has meant there is no real choice but to try to help fight it. We hope to be back in business by May, should the situation be under better control, but will let everybody know as and when things change via our website.
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The Salon & Spa Blog

8 Aveda Tips & Products for the Best Natural Makeup for Spring

Spring is on it’s way and it’s time to align with nature as it comes alive! Go for a fresh light look with your makeup, think soft feminine colours and natural contours, for all day wear that enhances your radiance. Aveda embodies all things natural, so of course their makeup range reflects that too. Cruelty free, naturally derived, sustainable ingredients and ethical packaging, means we are the number one go to brand for the environmentally conscious consumer.

Remember, the golden rule for a natural look with your makeup is less is more. The minimal, barely-there makeover, creates subtle, effortless beauty. That’s not to say it doesn’t take a little bit of effort to get there! We hope you enjoy these top tips and product recommendations from Aveda make up artist professionals, to help you on your way to mastering your natural look.

The Right Toolkit

You wouldn’t expect a hairdresser to turn up to your appointment with a sword instead of scissors! Never underestimate how crucial the right makeup brushes are to bring out the very best in your makeup. Great makeup brushes ensure precise application and stay put placement.

Aveda Make Up Brushes are professional grade with flax-infused handles and super soft bristles made from non-animal fibres. There’s a broad range to choose from including the eye smudger for subtle definition, the eye contour brush for depth and the complexion brush for foundation and tinted moisturiser application.

It’s All About That Base

All good things must have the best foundations and makeup is no different! Inner Light Mineral Dual Foundation is a clever little product that can be applied to the skin wet or dry. For the natural look, you can achieve sheer-to-medium coverage by applying it with a damp sponge or powder brush. The talc-free based means no caking around your eye creases, while the minerals help balance out your skin tone. Defuse light and minimise the look of fine lines, pores and imperfections. So basically like your skin, but fresher, clearer and more even! Even more awesome is the packaging; 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) and a clam shell and paper sleeve.

Aveda Tinted Moisturiser is another perfect option for natural looking coverage. Because it’s essentially a moisturiser, you benefit from smooth hydrated skin that’s nourished with plant emollients and 100% mineral derived pigments. Enjoy the sweet aroma of certified organic lemon, lavender bergamot and rose. Apply with the Aveda complexion brush for even, all day coverage.

Mix it Up

Sometimes a natural look is about playing down the colour palette and simplifying. One of the ways you can do that, is to use the same colour over your eyes as on your cheeks. A light dusting of blush over the whole of the eye lids gives soft, natural definition, particularly if you add a little more into the eye socket.

Lash Love

As you’re not overloading the eye makeup, lashes become all the more important. With a little attention, you can wear almost no makeup at all and still look fresh and effortless. Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Guildford and Walton spas both offer a range of lash options. LVL lash lifts lifts and curls your own natural lashes for optimum natural volume. No mascara is needed for up to 6 weeks. For eyelash extensions, a more natural look can be achieved by asking your beauty therapist to simply add less lashes. Our therapists also offer eyelash tinting for those with lighter eyelashes who want to avoid mascara.

If lash lifts, tints and extensions aren’t your thing, Avedas Mosscara is a smudge free formula made using Iceland moss to hydrate, nourish and soften each lash from root to tip. A build up product, mosscara is designed for you to use as little or as much as you wish, so if you’re heading for a natural look, simply use less. Non-fragranced and opthalmologist-tested, mosscara comes in black forest and earth brown.

Brow Wow

Natural shaped brows don’t have to be bold. With one of Avedas brow definers, you can subtly and lightly define your brows for a gentle frame for your eyes. The brow definers come in four colours and include a handy brow brush at the other end, for simple and effective application.

Eye Line

For a natural look, try to avoid black eyeliner. A fabulous tip is to gently apply Aveda Petal Essence Eye Definer in Sepia, Cacao or wild indigo to the bottom and top lines of your eyelash lines. The eye definer is specifically designed to be creamy, blendable and smooth, so perfect for natural makeup days. Squeeze your eyes shut really tightly, to help press the pigment of colour into the roots of your lashes. This should give depth to your natural lashline, so your lashes will look naturally defined without the drama.

Don’t Blush

Think light and subtle with your cheeks, remembering to blow on the blush brush before you apply. Avedas Petal Essence Face Accent in a neutral pallet like Tesserae as shown here, is perfect to double up as your eye shadow as above as well as give soft definition and glow to your cheeks. To find the apple of your cheeks, suck your inner cheeks inwards so that you might find your cheek definition.

Sensual Luscious Lips

So you want your lip colour to be long lasting but not over the top. Choosing the right shades is key to complimenting your assets ‘How to Choose the Best Lip Shade for My Skin Tone and Hair Colour’!) Rather than choosing the bolder shades, neutral is a fantastic way to enhance your lips whilst staying natural. The Aveda Feed My Lips vegan lip gloss range is 98% plant derived, smooths and visibly plumps lips. The perfect hint of colour give all day sheen and moisture.

Why not try our makeup range next time your in for your hair or spa appointment at Mary Ann Weeks? We are delighted to offer finishing touches with any appointment such as a brow or lip touch up. If you have a special occasion coming up, our talented Aveda makeup artists offer full makeovers complete with a 20% discount on any makeup purchased on the day. Call us to book on 01932 240856 for Walton or 01483 306655 for Guildford.

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