X - DENDROASPIS POLYLEPIS - DISCONTINUED
This product is discontinued and is 35% OFF with Coupon Code CLEARANCE35. Please see the Clearance section for further details and additional clearance eyeshadows from the FATALIS and INSECTARIUM collections.
By popular request, I have made the Fatalis collection permanent as of 4/21/16!
This premium eyeshadow collection features truly unique, color traveling pigments that display a strong and vibrant color shift under artificial light sources. When they are in between two different light sources, you will be able to see the strongest multiple color transmission. Under direct sunlight or diffused artificial light, the effects are muted or washed out, and you will only see a slight and subtle color shift. They have a highly reflective/chrome finish, and they show the most saturated color effects and color travel when exposed to artificial lighting and especially mixed lighting of different color temperatures, much like the beautiful Alexandrite gemstone exhibits trichroism, reflecting and absorbing light differently in different directions and color temperatures.
As the pigments used in this collection are extremely costly and used as the highest percentage in the formulas (they are six times the cost of the typical duochrome/interference pigment), I have adjusted prices/sizing accordingly. Basically, you will find that these are twice the cost of other Aromaleigh eyeshadows. Example: a regular Aromaleigh sample is 1/8 tsp in a baggie for $1.25. In Fatalis, you get 1/16th tsp in a baggie for the same price of $1.25)
Recommended application for these is over a cream eyeshadow base (NYX cream eyeshadow base is my go-to!). Sticky or glue bases may work well for you, but I personally don't use these or test/swatch my products with them. With all color shifting/duochrome shades, I urge you to use a flat taklon brush or other suitable tool to flatten and align the color shifting component of the eyeshadow. This will create a more uniform and reflective surface.
Dendroaspis polylepis, inspired by the Black Mamba snake. From the Halloween 2015 FATALIS collection. The name Dendroaspis is derived from Ancient Greek Dendro, which means"tree", and aspis or "asp", which denotes "cobra" or simply "snake", while polylepis means "many scales".
"The black mamba has quite a reputation. It is one of the world’s deadliest snakes. It is the fastest land snake in the world, and “the longest species of venomous snake in Africa and the second longest in the world,” said Sara Viernum, a herpetologist based in Madison, Wisconsin. This snake’s potential danger has been the subject of many African myths and it has been blamed for thousands of human deaths. Just two drops of potent black mamba venom can kill a human, according to South Africa’s Kruger National Park. “Like cobras and coral snakes, the venom of a black mamba contains neurotoxins,” Viernum told Live Science. She described the venom as “fast-acting.” It shuts down the nervous system and paralyzes victims, and without antivenom, the fatality rate from a black mamba bite is 100 percent. " (SOURCE: LiveScience)
Color Description: This shade is inspired by the black mamba snake. While the snake is markedly grey tones, I saw a lot of pictures where the scales had a pinkish/violet tinge, and some shots of the inside of the snake's mouth as it strikes. This is where I took my color inspiration. This one has a more delicate shift, as it's a neutral greyed/cocoa base with the copper to rose to violet shift.- depending on lighting conditions and angles in which you view. (Click on "Videos" above, to see rough video skin swatches of this color shot with my iPhone 5c- it doesn't show the vibrancy as well as my Nikon, but you can definitely experience the color travel in real time). Product photographs here at Aromaleigh appear more "sparkly" than these colors are in real life. This is a photographic technique used to better display hard to capture color shifts, by purposefully using shallow focus. In real life these shadows, when used with a base, obtain a smooth and almost metallic color-shifting appearance.
Sample baggie sets (available in SETS of all ten shades only): 1/16th teaspoon in a zip baggie - ORDER HERE
Demi Sample: 1/8 teaspoon in 3 gram jar. No sifter. Bottom label only. Sets available.
- Mini Size Jar: 3 gram jar with sifter and top/bottom labels. This size jar contains 1/2 teaspoon which has a minimum net gram weight of 1 grams. This is the same jar size/type/labeling found in the eyeshadows of the Ephemera boxes Sets available.
Contains: synthetic flurophlogopite, mica, iron oxide, talc, magnesium myristate, isododecane, capric/caprylic triglyceride, dimethicone May contain: ferric ferrocyanide, red #40, ultramarine pink, carmine ** The shades "Atropa belladonna" and "Nerium oleander" contain carmine. All other shades are Vegan.