Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Aromaleigh's Pure Hue Pigments and DreamWorld's Amenti
Last week I ordered several samples of Aromaleigh Pure Hue eyeshadows because they were on sale for $0.98 each with free shipping if you only buy samples. I was honestly disappointed when I got the samples because there was only a smidgen of the pigment per baggie, just like The She Space, but at least She Space samples are only fifty cents each. I then decided to try these pigments out today and I am just impressed by how pigmented and beautiful they are when applied. Application was also very easy and I didn't have a hard time blending these out. I can honestly say that these Pure Hue minerals are the closest thing to MAC pigments, both in pigmentation and application, at least in my experience with mineral eyeshadows. Hmmm, is that the reason why these are expensive? I like the fact that they are not just sparkle bombs, but, just like their name, they radiate pure hue and the texture is outstanding, especially for mineral shadows. I applied all these foiled using my MAC mixing medium, and boy, did my mixing medium love these babies! They really worked very well together and were never splotchy in application.
I guess the real test would be the staying power of these shadows. I used my MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base, then I applied Rollickin' paint pot on the lid under the shadows to smoothen the application and to make the colors pop. I'm still wearing these as I write and I have applied the pigments 5 hours ago, and amazingly, the eye look is still immaculate with no trace of creasing or smearing. I now understand why I read a lot of raves regarding Aromaleigh shadows. I would prefer to stick with Pure Hue for now, though (for those unfamiliar with the company, Aromaleigh offers a wide range of formulas and an unbelievable spectrum of colors for the eyes). I can't wait to try my other little baggies of pigment bombs!
Also, I am wearing my favorite mineral foundation in DreamWorld, but this time, I added Amenti shade to my usual shades of Theia and Tethys. Amazingly, it looked a lot better to my eyes. I love that Amenti infused a warmer color to my face, without making me look jaundiced. Unfortunately, I forget the exact ratio of these shades, but I surmise it won't be hard to come up with this look using the three, as DreamWorld shades are very forgiving. I also used DreamWorld's Butterscotch cream topping (finishing powder) in the silk formula, and I just LOVE how creamy the finish was. Perhaps it's time go get full sizes of the cream toppings and Amenti!
MAC Beige-ing shadestick on lid, lower lashline and smoothed on brows as base
MAC Rollickin' paint pot on lid
Aromaleigh Pure Hue mineral eyeshadow in Lucky foiled on lid and inner lower lashline
Aromaleigh Pure Hue mineral eyeshadow in Arbor foiled on mid to outer lid and outer lower lashline
Aromaleigh Pure Hue mineral eyeshadow in Smokescreen to contour crease
MAC Femme-Fi eyeshadow to highlight and on tearducts
MAC Blacktrack fluidline to line
Rimmel and MAC mascaras
Ardell falsies #106
Camellia Rose skin-smoothing primer
DreamWorld mineral foundation in Theia, Tethys and Amenti (Luna formula)
Physician's Formula Mineral Wear cream concealer
Bare Escentuals Well-Rested
DreamWorld cream topping in Butterscotch (silk formula)
Cory mineral blush in Spiced Plum
MAC Sculpt powder to contour
MAC Sublime Culture cremestick lipliner
MAC Royal Assets: 3 Pink Lips lip palette