The Aveda Art of Nature Collection welcomes Spring with a bevy of beautiful colors, inspired by nature. A mix of pastel and vibrant shades, this is a collection you’ll want to seek out. Read on for more…

I’ve used Aveda hair products for as long as I can remember; maybe it’s the salons that I’ve gone to, but the makeup has never really called out to me. So when I had the opportunity to preview and try out the spring/summer collection, I was eager to test it out and see for myself.


The Aveda Art of Nature Collection for Spring/Summer 2013 includes:

  • Petal Essence Single Eye Colors in Bare Bellis, Lantana, Cinnamon Bark, Lemongrass, Oceanica and Papyrus
  • Petal Essence Eye Definers in Wild Indigo and Jade Vine
  • Petal Essence Face Accents in Hibiscus
  • Nourish-Mint Lip Colors in Melochia Bloom and Cana
  • Nourish-Mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze in Kukui
  • Nourish-Mint Lip Liners in Barberry Bloom and Cocoa Bean

Since this was my first experience testing Aveda, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I found is that the colors are really beautiful and even ones I thought might be a little too bright or too dark to wear, weren’t. I would recommend using an eye primer under the eyeshadows, as the look is so soft, you really need something to grab onto the color. But even the greens and blue shades that I’m normorally not drawn to, are undeniably pretty. The lip products feel especially great, too,  thanks to an infusion of plant and fruit waxes.

My favorite product in the entire collection is the Face Accents Face Powder, which is a combination of three shades: a highlighter, blush and deeper shade for accenting/contouring. When swiping my brush over the three shades, you get the most vibrant cheek color that I would call “perfection”. Even though I have a TON of blushes and highlighters, this will be my go-to for Spring.

The Aveda Art of Nature Collection is available while supplies last at Aveda salons, spas and retail locations.

And since April is Earth Month, make sure to pick up an Aveda Light the Way™ Candle ($12) which supports the Global Greengrants Fund for water conservation projects. This candle is scented with a Madagascar-inspired aroma, blended with one hundred percent certified organic essential oils including vanilla, cinnamon and ylang-ylang. An inspired buy, find the Light the Way Candle in Aveda salons, spas, stores and at Great for a spa night!


Disclosure:  Press samples have been provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing and review.
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