The Aveda Indian Sunset Collection: These Sunset Shades Go Together Well

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Aveda Indian Sunset Collection

OK, as soon as I saw this collection, I knew it would be perfect for my friend Pearl. She and I went to art school together and have long since loved collaborating.


We basically just make pictures and push each other out of our comfort zones. She has impeccable style, and her makeup is usually just mascara and lipstick (if any at all). The limited edition Aveda Indian Sunset collection is perfect for gals like her who don’t generally wear bolder makeup but still want to experiment with some color.

Aveda Indian Sunset Collection

Aveda Nourish-Mint Sheer Mineral Lip Color in Sheer Clove $17, Nourish-Mint Lip Liner in Spring Rose $17, Petal Essence Single Eye Color in Desert Clay, Peach Nectar, Lilac Glow, and Amethyst Dawn $15, Petal Essence Face Accents in Tesserae and Apricot Whisper $24, Petal Essence Eye Definer in Violet Blossom and Sea Fern $17

The collection includes 11 new shades for eyes and lips, including four shadows — two purples and two orange shades. My favorites are Amethyst Dawn (a purple satin) and Desert Clay (a matte, earthy orange), which are the shades I used on Pearl’s lid and outer corner, respectively.

On Pearl’s skin tone, the earthy shades look really natural and totally enhance the sunflower-babe vibe she’s always got going on.

The purples vibrate so lovingly with the warm shades. I put Peach Nectar in her crease and Lilac glow in her inner corner.

This collection is perfect for gals like Pearl because the shadows do the work for you. I call shadows like these slap-and-go, and the sunset shades just go together so well.

There are also two eyeliners in the range — Violet Blossom and Sea Fern — and both shades are gorgeous. I used the purple to add a little extra oomph to Pearl’s lash line. 

Jewel tones like these will flatter anyone. Since Pearl doesn’t generally wear makeup, the purple looks softer than black and did more for the color story more than brown would have.


The lip liner is a versatile shade that would work under many different nude lipsticks, but we opted for just the liner. It’s a nude, which is still perfect for my slap-and-dash ladies, but it still complements the shadows. The warmth of the liner pairs with the earthy tones on the eyes, and the hint of pink plays into the soft violet tones as well, creating a cohesive look that isn’t monotonous. 

Overall, I think this is a stunning collection for the season.

Aveda Indian Summer

Aveda Indian Summer

Nicole Fraser-Herron

Nicole was born a red-headed fairy child and nothing has changed. Ditching the mountains tucked away in East L.A. for the mountains in Oakland, she became a photographer with a flair for too much glitter. You can check out her work and follow her adventures on her website and @elephantinfantry on Instagram.


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  1. Vanessa says:

    These portraits are amazing!

  2. The shades definitely look nice. Would love to see some swatches and close-ups!
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  3. Chris25 says:

    Wow, these photos are lovely! I agree that this makeup collection totally suits your friend. The sunset colors are so gorgeous but not at all overwhelming.
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  4. Lovely colors, they really seem to blend seamlessly into each other. How do they swatch?
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  5. sarahc says:

    Lovely photos! Would you mind sharing swatches also?

  6. Oh wow! These shades look really pretty! 🙂 Stunning indeed.

  7. Kwmechelle says:

    The photos are gorgeous! Totally get an “Indian Summer” vibe from them & the boho chic look is one of my faves! Lovely job 🙂

  8. Eesha says:

    Lovely shades. I love such earthy shades in my makeup.
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  9. Fran says:

    Your friend Pearl is gorgeous! I love her hair 🙂

    I’m glad to know that you liked these products. I’m going to go back to school to get my esthetician’s license, at a Jean Madeline Aveda Institute, and I’ve never tried any Aveda products! I decided not to spend money in order to try them, since I’ll get to try them soon anyway, so it’s nice to get someone else’s opinion.

  10. Erin says:

    I like how subtle the look is until she closes her eyes and then BAM!
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