HAPALOCHLAENA - chromatic Eyeshadow
Hapalochlaena lunulata, inspired by the adorably colorful and poisonous blue ringed octopus. From the Halloween 2015 FATALIS collection. Name shortened to "Hapalochlaena" based on customer feedback.
Hapalochlaena: Latin for "soft-skinned", lunulata: Latin for "little moons" The greater blue-ringed octopus likes shallow waters with mixed seabed (rubble, reefs, sandy areas ...). Like all octopuses, it lives in a burrow and only comes out to search for food or a mate. The entrance of the shelter is littered with legs from meals (empty shells and crab shell and legs) and it's quite easily identifiable.The greater blue-ringed octopus is widespread trough out the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific from Sri Lanka to the Philippines and from Australia to south Japan. Even if the greater blue-ringed octopus looks calm and docile, it nevertheless remains capable of inflicting a deadly bite to its predators which can even be fatal to humans. Octopuses from genus Hapalochlaena have two kinds of venom glands which impregnate their saliva. One is used to immobilize the hunted crustaceans before eating them. The second one as a defense purpose which venom toxin is named maculotoxin. This toxin is a powerfull neurotoxin with a strong paralyzing power. Its effects are similar to the tetrodotoxin. (Source: Wikipedia)
Color Description: This shade is intensely color traveling and will look different in just about every type of lighting condition, ranging from cocoa/copper to shifts of teal, chartreuse and even violet - 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.