X HELLEBORUS NIGER - DISCONTINUED
By popular request, I have made the Fatalis collection permanent as of 4/21/16!
This premium eyeshadow collection features truly unique, color traveling pigments that display a strong and vibrant color shift under 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.
Helleborus niger, the poisonous but lovely "winter rose". From the Halloween 2015 FATALIS collection.
Helleborus. Believed to come from the Greek 'ellos/hellos', 'fawn' and 'bora', 'food', thus, food for a fawn, and "niger", meaning black- as pertaining to the color of the plant's roots. In Europe Helleborus niger is considered one of the most traditional and noble flowering plants of the Winter season. The knowledge of the powerful toxicity or rather the medicinal potential of Christmas rose goes back to the Middle Ages, when it was extensively used by herbalists, and even to earlier times. Theophrastus (Greek philosopher, c. 372-287 BC., "the father of Botany") and Dioscorides (Greek physician, 1st century AD., author of De Materia Medica) have mentioned Christmas rose in their works. Pliny has mentioned the use of H. niger as early as in 1400 BC. by a soothsayer and physician Melampus, after whom the plant has sometimes been referred to as "melampode". (SOURCE: Cornell University)
Color Description: This color has a has a purplish taupe base and shifts to gold and chartreuse and aqua - depending on lighting conditions and angles in which you view. 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.
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.
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.