VERNICIA, from FATALIS Volume II released 8/1/2017.
This color-traveling shade has a smoky teal base with strong color travel from gold to copper to reddish pink, depending on lighting conditions. Often, the base can be overpowered and give this shade a warm green or brown green appearance- it is a real chameleon!
Shown in a variety of lighting conditions around my home, office and outdoors in sunlight (color travel doesn't appear in sunlight). Swatched over NYX cream eye base in skin tone. A base is required to reveal the reflective color traveling effects. Applied without a base, it will appear more a multi-color shimmer.
Inspired by the poisonous Tung Tree, Vernicia fordii.
From Wikipedia: Vernicia fordii, known as the tung tree. It is poisonous in all of its parts, including the fruit and the seeds, although some parts of the tree have been used for medicinal purposes in the past. According to one university website, just one seed from the fruit can be fatal, and other symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea, and slowed breathing. The leaves can also give a rash similar to that from poison ivy.
- 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, tin oxide, magnesium myristate, isododecane, capric/caprylic triglyceride May contain: ferric ferrocyanide
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.