Sunday, January 24, 2010
Aromaleigh Mineral Eye Shadow Haul and Swatches
I've had this haul for about a month now, but it's only now that I've had the chance to post this Aromaleigh purchase. As I've said again and again, Aromaleigh is one of my favorite mineral makeup companies when it comes to mineral eyeshadows. I love the pigmentation and texture, and how the colors come up vibrant on the lids. Here were some of my hauls from the L'orchidee and Les Papillons collections.
Seed Pearl would be a great lid color. It is described as "a most delicate neutral satin taupe with soft pastel sparkles". I always go through my lid colors quickly, so I bought a full size of this pretty color. Great with neutrals and for work.
Moth is "[p]ale and delicate iridescent tones appear softly grey, always changing". I would be using this with silvers and greys; perfect for smoky eyes.
Unicorn is the "[p]alest yellow luster that phases to a cool blue highlight." This is a nice color to highlight the browbone or inner corners.
Earthy Delights is a definite favorite. It's described as "silvery taupes morph with earthen greys, reflecting soft sparkles of blue, coral and gold. Metallic." Love this; a nice neutral color that can also be amped up using bolder hues. Reminds me of a lighter version of a foiled MAC Coco pigment, a sought-after, rare discontinued pigment.
Ephemeral Violet is "[a] cool frosted metallic purple with strong finish and sparks of copper flash", reminds me of a slightly deeper version of MAC's Quietly pigment.
Thalia's Return was something which I didn't like at first, but upon swatching, I saw the beauty of this color. It's "[a] deep and vivid warm chestnut metallic brown with sparkles of wine, coral and gold". Great for the crease or outer lid.
Vigil of Change is an "[i]ntense deep cool purple with smokey metallic undertones and golden highlights with pink sparkles". I would love this to be a crease color to my Ephemeral Violet lid color. Very pretty, especially since I love purples.
Morphing Moon is a beautiful teal. It's not so bright that it looks too "eighties". It's quite understated and yet the teal nuances truly stand out especially with the shimmer.
Crimson Mimicry is the deepest among this batch of shadows I got. It's described as "rich frosted metallic smooth true red with sparks of coral, red and gold shining in the sunlight".
I have bought full-sizes of the other shadows from these collections like Flying Flower and Dormant Dream. I love the vivid and rich hues, and how pigmented they are even without foiling. I have samples of all the colors in these collections, and I haven't even made a dent in those samples. They may look miniscule in the baggies, but since the colors are pigmented, a little goes a long way.
Watch out for eye looks featuring these!