AMANITA - chromatic Eyeshadow
Amanita muscaria, inspired by the iconic, poisonous Fly Agaric "fairy" mushroom. Originally released in 2015, name shortened to "Amanita" based on customer feedback.
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: 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.