LEIURUS - chromatic Eyeshadow
Leiurus quinquestriatus, commonly known as the Deathstalker scorpion. From the Halloween 2015 FATALIS collection. Name shorted to "Leiurus" based on customer feedback.
"The deathstalker (Leiurus quinquestriatus), is a species of scorpion, a member of the Buthidae family. It is also known as the Israeli yellow scorpion, Palestine yellow scorpion, Omdurman scorpion, Naqab desert scorpionand many other colloquial names, which generally originate from the commercial captive trade of the animal. To eliminate confusion, especially important with potentially dangerous species, the scientific name is normally used to refer to them. The name Leiurus quinquestriatus roughly translates into English as "five-striped smooth-tail". The deathstalker is regarded as the most dangerous species of scorpion. Its venom is a powerful mixture ofneurotoxins, with a low lethal dose. While a sting from this scorpion is extraordinarily painful, it normally would not kill a healthy adult human; young children, the elderly, or infirm (such as those with a heart condition and those who are allergic) are at much greater risk. " (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
Color Description: This type of scorpion is a distinctive warm greenish yellow, and did you know that all scorpions glow a teal/blue in ultraviolet light? This shade has a base that is a smokey warm green with a golden glow, and interference shift that goes gold-chartreuse-green-teal - depending on lighting conditions and angles in which you view.
In the finger swatch photos, Leiurus is on the far left.
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.