IRIDOTAENIA - Vintage Aromaleigh Eyeshadow
IRIDOTAENIA, inspired by the Iridotaenia congruens beetle. From the Insectarium collection, inspired by the vibrant beauty of the insect world! Scroll down for links to video swatches/reviews.
Back by customer request and available while supplies last for June's Vintage Aromaleigh offering. Available in the "demi sample" size only.
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 household, 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.
Color Description: A muted deep blurple with gold to green iridescence. 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.
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.
Contains: synthetic flurophlogopite, mica, iron oxide, talc, magnesium myristate, isododecane, capric/caprylic triglyceride, dimethicone May contain: ferric ferrocyanide, blue #1, yellow #5, red #40, ultramarines, carmine
** The shades "Sagra" and "Megaloxantha" contains carmine. All other shades are Vegan.
Check out these reviews and video swatches to see these colors in action. As these are color traveling and appear vastly different depending on light source, you will find understandable variation in swatches from person to person.