CHIRONEX - chromatic Eyeshadow
Chironex fleckeri, commonly known as the sea wasp. From the Halloween 2015 FATALIS collection. Name shortened to CHIRONEX based on customer feedback.
Derived from the Greek `cheiro' meaning `hand', and the Latin `nex' meaning `murderer', and `fleckeri' in honour of its discoverer, Dr. Hugo Flecker. "Commonly known as sea wasp, Chironex fleckeri is a species of box jellyfish found in coastal waters from northern Australia and New Guinea north to the Philippines and Vietnam. It has been described as "the most lethal jellyfish in the world". It is the largest of the cubozoans (collectively called box jellyfish), many of which may carry similarly toxic venom. Its bell grows to about the size of a basketball. From each of the four corners of the bell trails a cluster of 15 tentacles. The pale blue bell has faint markings; viewed from certain angles, it bears a somewhat eerie resemblance to a human head or skull. Since it is virtually transparent, the creature is nearly impossible to see in its habitat, posing particular danger to swimmers." (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
Color Description: This shade has a base in a deeper blue-grey and it shifts to a brighter blue to teal and also violet - depending on lighting conditions and angles in which you view.
In the finger swatches (gallery), Chironex is the second from the right.
Sample baggie: 1/16 teaspoon in zip baggie.
Demi Sample: 1/8 teaspoon in 3 gram jar. No sifter. Bottom label only.
- 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.
Contains: synthetic fluorphlogopite, mica, iron oxide, talc, magnesium myristate, isododecane, capric/caprylic triglyceride, dimethicone May contain: ferric ferrocyanide, red #40, ultramarine pink, carmine
** The shade "Atropa belladonna" contains carmine. All other shades are Vegan.
Fatalis eyeshadows are formulated with unique, color traveling pigments that display a strong and vibrant color shift under artificial or mixed light sources. Under direct sunlight or diffused artificial light, the effects are washed out, or may appear simply as a sparkly duochrome.
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.
VIDEO: The following videos were shot in 2015 with my iPhone 5c using no photoshop or image editing (My still swatch photos are not photoshopped either- I do not alter my swatch photos to make them unrealistic, and these videos prove that). The swatches are over NYX cream eye base in skintone (I never swatch over glue fixatives). They were not shot in a studio (you can see my kitchen sink, parts of my house and sometimes even a dog walking by :) ) If I had shot these outside in the sunlight, or under a direct/bright light source the colors would be washed out, and you wouldn't see the shifts very well.