AMANITA MUSCARIA- eyeshadow
This premium eyeshadow collection features truly unique, color traveling pigments that display a strong and vibrant color shift under low light conditions/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.
Amanita muscaria, inspired by the iconic, poisonous Fly Agaric "fairy" mushroom.
Fly agaric was first described by Carl Linnaeus (Swedish botanist and the father of modern taxonomy) in 1753, as Agaricus muscarius, the epithet deriving from the Latin ‘musca’, or ‘fly’, apparently referring to its use in parts of Europe as an insecticide, crushed in milk for attracting and killing flies. Amanita refers to Ancient Greek Amanitai, meaning "fungus". It is amongst the most iconic of the toadstools, commonly depicted in children’s books and on Christmas cards around the world. It is highly distinctive and, at least when fresh and in good condition, can hardly be confused with any other species. Its hallucinogenic properties have been well-known for centuries and the species has a long history of use in religious and shamanistic rituals, especially in Siberia. It is a common and widespread fungus, native to much of the north-temperate world. (Source: Kew.org)
Color Description: This shade is inspired by the warm reddish to golden tones of the Fly Agaric mushroom. It has a warm red base and strong gold to chartreuse color travel. You may also see aqua - depending on lighting conditions and angles in which you view.
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.
This formula features added ingredients for adhesion and wear, which also intensify the color shifts and make it easier to wear and blend over both bare skin and a variety of primers. Your eyeshadow will not arrive in "little balls" like some semi-loose formulas do, but it may be more difficult to get through the sifter holes. Sifters are easily removed. As always, I recommend a regular cream base such as NYX cream eyeshadow base. Your mileage may vary with sticky glue type primers.
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.
VIDEO: The following videos were shot 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. These eyeshadows are most reactive in low light conditions , and light sources that emit on the warmer wavelengths. This is incandescent (regular light bulbs), some halogen and fluorescent bulbs. In indirect or ambient window light you'll often see a reflective highlight glow of iridescence. The pigments in these eyeshadows are very chameleon-like and will look very different in pretty much all different lighting conditions that you will come across in your everyday life. They aren't like regular duochromes. The main ingredient in these eyeshadows is synthetic fluorphlogopite, which is transparent, and comprised of varying thickness layers of iron oxides micro-coated onto the platelet at varying thicknesses and angles. It's also extremely costly- making these eyeshadows a premium formulation. There are 3 potential color travels for each color, and the interplay of these colors with the base colors creates even more options. Why do these look completely different and not colorful in sunlight or intense/direct daylight balanced light (including camera flash)? That is because the sunlight is a broad, intense, daylight balanced (5500K) light source. The light from the sun (or any direct daylight balanced lamp/camera flash) has rays of light entering the individual pigment platelets at all angles, so the color transmission is scattered (you can't see distinct colors when viewing), and the intensity of the light passes through the transparent platelets, washing out your color perception of the base color