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.
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.