I finally got my Aromaleigh Valentine 2009 Shadows samples, and I really, really love the colors. I believe this is going to be one of my favorite Aromaleigh eyeshadow collections, together with Bete Noire and Gothic Lolita. For now I'll just let the pictures do the talking. I swatched them on my hand dry without a base. I also took different shots and angles of the swatches so you can better see the color nuances.
First of all, here's a shout-out to Phyrra (Decorative Diva): you were right, I love Pillow Talk! I am amazed you actually knew my type of shades. :) I *think* (not sure because I have not placed them side by side yet) this is going to be similar to Champagne Toast from the Holiday Blast collection, but a little pinkier, maybe? Anyways, I think I might end up with a full size jar of Pillow Talk.
I love the shades in these collections because most of them are pretty neutral- chocolate, mauve, pinks, beiges are some of my favorite eyeshadow colors, mainly because they are very wearable and feminine at the same time. I am also loving Affair, Soul Mate, Chocolate Heart, Be Mine, Wine and Dine, Intrigued and Lovelorn. The good thing is that these are also on sale at 25% off up till 10a.m. EST on February 18. It's too tempting!
Here are the official descriptions of the colors from the Aromaleigh website.
Soulmate: A soft, velvety frosted pink that is extremely wearable due to it's buff undertone.
First Kiss: This appears to be a plush, smooth medium cool pink... but it goes on with a surprising violet highlight.
Bliss: A warm frosted coppery brown with tiny glints of silver throughout.
Fervor: Cool brown with a heart of pink roses, and bright sparks of copper.
Chocolate Heart : Luscious cool toned brown, pearlescent.
Sweet Nothings : Rosy mauved light brown with vivid twinklings of blue.
Be Mine : Soft and buttery smooth frost with unexpected bright twinklings of gold.
Pillow Talk : Pale buff pink with violet sparkles. Fans of our holiday big seller "Champagne Toast" will love this!
Love Note : Cool brown with green iridescence. Pearly frost, steely undertones. Like a cooler version of our discontinued "Elfin".
Intrigued: Smooth, pearl frosted warm chocolate brown with a deep undertone.
Hot Stuff : Can't resist vivid coral-red soft frost with violet sparks. Don't be shy!
Sea of Love : Deep, richest pearlized teal with deep pewter tones and glints of silver.
Lovelorn : Exquisite! Deepest rose brown with a myriad of smooth iridescence. Sure to please.
xoxo : Purply mauve with coppery iridescence. Very smooth and plush.
Heart and Soul : Sheer, easy to wear vivid magenta with sparks of pink. Can be foiled for more intense application.
Affair: Mid-deep smooth rosy coppered brown with soft golden iridescence.
Wine and Dine : Wine and rich garnet tones apply like silk with the slightest copper iridescent highlight tone.
In my opinion, I find the finish, texture and color pay-off of the Valentine shadows better than the Opulent Lustres, but I also like some of the shades from that collection. If you want romantic, feminine, and something really gorgeous to wear for a romantic night out, check out the Valentine limited edition shadows from Aromaleigh. I can't wait to come up with looks using these.