ATROPA - Vintage Aromaleigh Eyeshadow

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Back by customer request and available while supplies last for May's Vintage Aromaleigh offering. Available in the "demi sample" size only, due to the high comparative cost of multichromatic pigments (more info below).

 

This premium eyeshadow collection features truly unique, color traveling pigments that react to various types of light and viewing angles to show their effects. In direct sunlight or diffused light, you don't see color travel. They seem to flash their brightest in low light, and mixed light. All swatches were photographed in my kitchen, in mixed lighting. No specialty professional lighting was used.

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. 

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.

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Atropa belladonna, one of history's most infamous poisons. From the Halloween 2015 FATALIS collection.

Scientific name: Atropa belladonna

Atropa: Derived from the Greek Atropos, one of the Fates who held the shears to cut the thread of human life.

belladonna: Italian for "beautiful woman", a reference to the use of the plant to enhance beauty.

"Atropa belladonna is a Eurasian perennial with reddish, bell-shaped flowers that bear glossy-coated, black berries. Other names for the plant include belladonna, deadly nightshade, devil’s berries, naughty man’s cherries, death cherries, beautiful death, and devil’s herb. The plant earns its sinister nicknames, as its foliage and berries are extremely toxic, containing potent dosages of tropane alkaloids. Its most common name, belladonna, derives from Italian, meaning “beautiful woman.” Historically, women have used the herb’s oil to dilate and enlarge the pupils for seductive effect. But it’s best known as the plant of choice for assassins through history." (SOURCE: Slate)

Color Description: This shade has a medium-deep purply mauve base which flashes to reddish pink and violet - 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.

  1. Sizes available- Due to the extreme high cost of the specialty pigments used, I have adjusted sizing to be half the amount for the same price. For 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)
    1. Demi Sample: 1/8 teaspoon in 3 gram jar. No sifter. Bottom label only.

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.