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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Swatching Aromaleigh Shadows!



After speaking with Kristen (owner of Aromaleigh) and reading through multiple blog posts from others, it seems that this issue mostly lies within the Diavoli and Dryades collection since they have color-traveling pigments that can be hard to photograph if you aren't using the primer it was made for. You'll still get great results with other primers/bases, just not the exact ones from the website. If you'd like a very detailed and informative post to read about these colors/collections from Kristen, you can read it HERE!

Hi Everyone!

I decided that I should make a post on Aromaleigh eyeshadows. Not just any post, but one on how to get great color payoff.

I've seen a few people say how their swatches do not match the website's swatches. I've had the same issue in the past, but I've still had great results. When I was swatching the Diavoli collection I was having a hard time trying to capture the shifts so I asked how the website swatches were done on the Aromaleigh Facebook page.  I was told that they were done over a light layer of cream primer, but not just any cream primer, it was NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone. Ah ha! Now I was getting somewhere! 

Well, I didn't get the primer until a month or so later but it has made ALL the difference with Aromaleigh eyeshadows. I'm now getting them to look almost exactly like the website's swatches. Yay! My old method of swatching Aromaleigh shadows was either over GDE's Foil Me or ELF Eye Primer. I never knew how much of a difference it would be to use a different primer. Here's some recent quick swatches I've done. I'll link back to the product's page so you can see the product swatches on the website. If you'd like to take a look at my older Aromaleigh swatches and posts, you can find them HERE.

As stated above, these are all taken over NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone. These were taken under a daylight bulb with a Nikon D3100.

Chrysalis- "This shade is a soft greige with iridescent sparkle and shimmer. We like to think of this shade as a “veil” to wear over other colors, or on it’s own as a delicate highlight."

 Gargouille- "This color is very chromatic and ranges from rich copper to deep teal to evergreen, with copper and bright aqua iridescence."

 Keto- "has a deep grayed blue satin finish base with vivid aqua interference highlights and shimmer."

Ligeia- "a satin finish grayed wedgewood blue base with a strong shimmering gold highlight duochrome."
 Starling- "This shade is warm black frost with a strong orange/copper duochrome."
 Sublime- "This shade is a beautiful duochrome with tones of peacock blue, jade green, chartreuse, aqua and gold."
 Unorthodox- "This shade is a a soft warm beige with a vibrant turquoise duochrome."
 Abattoir- "This shade is a muted copper frost with a strong blue duochrome shift."
 Aido Hwedo-"a cool mocha frost with a strong green to blue shifting effect, and green sparks."
 Azimuth- "It has a taupe base, but a strong blue/green duochrome effect."
 Betelgeuse- "This shade is a warm brown frost sheen with very strong duochrome that goes from green to chartreuse to gold, with a cool green highlight sparkle."
I think my swatches are extremely similar to the website's swatches now (the way that I wanted). You can use glitter bases/sticky bases, but it will sometimes make the duochrome effects muted but will make it a nice and rich jeweled tone. I hope this helps some of you! I knew it took me a while playing around with different bases to finally realize I should just ask!

You can purchase these shadows and many more from the links (names) within the product descriptions or HERE!


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