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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Aromaleigh Asteriai Collection Swatches

Sent for review


I have swatches of Aromaleigh's newest collection, Asteriai

I had planned on having this post up a few days ago, but I didn't like my first set of swatches (lighting was off in the photos), so I had to re-swatch them and I'm much happier with the results!

This is the first collection by Aromaleigh to offer 4 different sizes: sample baggie, deluxe sample jars, mini jars (although this size will be discontinued once they are sold out) and full size jars. This collection consists of 10 beautiful color traveling shades and they're inspired by the "wintery tones of the starry night skies". Here is a little more information on this collection and the history behind the collection:

"The Asteriai were the star nymphs, most well exemplified by the Daughters of Atlas- the Pleiades and Hyades. This is the third of four seasonal collections featuring different types of Greek nymphs (Summer was Okeanides and Fall was Dryades). Each color of this series has matching inspiration found in a classical painting, often of the Pre-Raphaelite style."

I had no trouble at all with the application of each color. All applied smoothly and blended well. All swatches are done over NYX Eyeshadow Base. Color shifts are captured from turning the swatch away from the daylight lamp.

 Merope- "a satiny frost base of purplish mauve, with a color traveling duochrome that ranges from pink/red to orange/gold as lighting conditions change.

 Eudora- "a maroon base with a strong gold to green duochrome color travel."

Koronis- "one of the sparkly shades in the collection. It’s a soft cream with a strong blue/violet duochrome when foiled or used over dark primer. It has blue and gold sparks."
*This color has a strong pink/peachy color when turned away from certain lights. I tried to capture this in the 2nd picture but it didn't pick up too well.*

Maia- "a satiny deep blue base with a color traveling duochrome that ranges from green to teal to blue."

Kleeia- "a warm cocoa frost base, which is enhanced by duochromatic effects of gold/red and gold/green, depending on lighting conditions. It’s a gorgeously complex neutral."

Elektra- "a smooth golden khaki frost with brilliant blue and gold sparks."

Sterope- "an aubergine to russet base with a beautiful violet/blue/teal iridescence."

Taygete- "a warm grey base, with a strong color traveling duochrome from pink/red to gold/copper- this makes it a great complex neutral."

Alkyone- "is what I would describe as a blue on blue duochrome, which ranges in color travel from blue/violet to blue/teal. The base is a rich navy blue frost."

Kelaino- "a rich chestnut frost with russet tones, and a strong blue to violet duochrome."

I had a little bit of trouble trying to pick up on some of the shifts. They're definitely there in person, my camera just didn't want to cooperate with me. I think my favorites out of the bunch are Koronis, Maia, Elektra and Alkyone. Alkyone just glows that gorgeous blue tone that I love!

You can read more and purchase these amazing colors HERE!


a satiny frost base of purplish mauve, with a color traveling duochrome that ranges from pink/red to orange/gold as lighting conditions change. - See more at: http://www.aromaleighcosmetics.com/product/merope/#sthash.N9tn0mFk.dpuf

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