“Glamoured”… your finishing powder dream come true!

Did you love Aromaleigh V.1’s Metamorphosis Finishing Powder? One of the top-selling products in Aromaleigh history, this unique greenish-grey powder corrected and perfected and… glamoured… a litany of beauty woes.

We’ve reincarnated “Metamorphosis” and “Parfait” in a new Aromaleigh formula… “GLAMOURED”… available in three shades- the revered greenish-grey, pale yellow and ethereal lavender, this unique finishing powder combines the magic of Metamorphosis with the Color-Correcting talents of Aromaleigh V.1’s “Coquille” Finishing powder and also offers a flawless, smooth and divine finish of Aromaleigh V.1’s “Ultra Resolution” Finishing Powders.

It’s everything you could dream of in a finishing powder… and more. Each blend employs advanced color corrective pigments that interact with light to diffuse and reflect unwanted pallor and give the appearance of youthfulness.

Available in 3 shades:

Alchemilla: (Based on the original shade of “Metamorphosis” powder… this unusual greenish-grey powder is… magical.

Gypsophillia: (Based on Aromaleigh’s top-selling Coquille Jaune, this yellowish finishing powder diminishes redness and gives your complexion the glow of perfection

Triteleia: (Based on Aromaleigh’s Cult-Favorite Coquille Lilas finishing powder, this delicate lilac finishing powder lends an effect that’s been described as ethereal, and even rumors of alchemy have arisen…

Size: 20 gram jar with sifter contains approximately 12 grams of product

Sample size: 1/4 teaspoon in sample baggie for $1.50 (scroll down to purchase samples)

Ingredients: Contains: Silica, Boron Nitride, Mica (CI 77019), Magnesium Myristate, Titanium dioxide ( CI 77891), Iron oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), May contain Manganese Violet (CI 77742) or Ultra-marines. (CI 77007)

Made in the USA by Aromaleigh Inc.

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“Glamoured”… your finishing powder dream come true!

NEW Aromaleigh “Holly-Days” Holiday 2011 Limited Edition Eyeshadow Collection!

It’s that time of year again… how did it happen so fast? Yes, it’s time to start spreading some holiday cheer. What better way to start than with some festive but very wearable shades for your eyes?We drew our inspiration for this collection not from the typical palettes of red, green, silver and gold that you are bombarded with during this time of year, but from the beauty and charm of vintage holiday images (scroll down to view our inspiration collage)

We at Aromaleigh wish you a wonderful holiday season! SHOP THE COLLECTION full sizes, samples and sample sets are available!

Size: Approx. 1.2 grams net weight for full sized jars. These are packaged in what is commonly known amongst mineral makeup fans as a “5 gram jar”. They contain a sifter with seal. Samples: 1/8th tsp in zip baggie.

Sample sets and Individual Samples are available at the bottom of this page. Scroll down for link.

Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), May contain: Ferric Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Nylon-12, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Hydrated Chromium Oxide (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper/Aluminum Powder), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Carmine (CI 175470)

NOTE: While we have made all attempts for photographs to accurately depict colors, photography unfortunately does not accurately reveal the depth and interplay of color and effect of these shadows. Also, please note that variations do exist between different computer monitors.

REVIEWS :

To be added once customers and bloggers receive the product and we have links to post.

COLOR DESCRIPTIONS: (Remember, color is subjective, so these are Aromaleigh’s color perceptions. They are helpful in assisting with color choice, but everyone sees color differently.)

naughty or nice: a frosted slate cocoa taupe with festive sparks of gold and violet.

secret santa: a warm mid-toned pinky mauve with an aurora borealis of highlight shimmers.

faux eva’green: heathery evergreen frost with a smokey lowlight and with fine subtle colorful glimmer.

more fruitcake?: fruity pumpkin frost with a hint of coral… accented with bright sparks of gold and red.

midnight mess: the darkest purple-indigo toned black with frosted pewter tones and a myriad of sparkle that defies the rainbow.

just be-claus: not your ordinary hot chocolate. This warm mid-toned cocoa frost sparkles with prismatic joy.

snowglobe: The perfect frosty white frost with bright sparks of green floating throughout…

poison pointsettia: Saturated like bright rubies and garnets, a smooth, softly metallic frost with brilliant sparkls of bright blue.

missing batteries: a cool chocolate brown frost with more shiny diamond shimmer than missing batteries at Chriustmas.

it’s MY party: perfection in a warm purple frost with contrasting green and aqua shimmy and shine.

peace on ?: perfectly peaceful peachy frost with the brilliance of bright gold and pink sparkles.

little green elves: a neutral heathered greenish greyish frost, with hints of khaki and surprising violet and green sparkkle.

uncorked: medium-toned warm buff mauve-pink fizzy with sparks of champagne pink, brilliant gold and red.

down the chimney: soot and ash has never been so lovely. A cool toned smooth grey frost with bright green sparks and soft golden highlight shimmer.

pass the glogg: neutral perfect light-midtoned buff beige with hints of pink and showers of sparkling radiance.

glisten’ in!: warm gold, softly metallic frost with hot sparkles of gold and pink.

Made in the USA by Aromaleigh Inc.

Skin Swatches of the Collection, taken in sunlight:

Inspiration:

NEW Aromaleigh “Holly-Days” Holiday 2011 Limited Edition Eyeshadow Collection!

From seed to blossom… tell us what your “dream” Aromaleigh v2 would be

photo © 2010 : Kristen Leigh Bell

Today is a new day. And we’d love for you to to enjoy it with us!

Here’s the situation:

Aromaleigh v2’s ultimate goal is to transition into a new, improved version of what Aromaleigh v1 was.

Right now we’re in a stage of transition. Everything is in a constant state of change and flux as we move towards Aromaleigh v2 blooming into a beautiful flower.

Now is the perfect time for you to tell us what you want, need, expect and would love to see in the blossom that will be Aromaleigh v2.

You have the opportunity to provide feedback that can potentially have a lot of impact on the directions we take and the decisions we make.

So while we’re still “in the bud” working towards blooming into Aromaleigh v2, we’d be so grateful if you would share your dreams, hopes and wishes for the newly realized company. (not based on what it is now, but what you hope for it to become)

We thank you all. We want Aromaleigh v2 to be all of the best of Aromaleigh v1 but better. Your input is really valuable, and we take it seriously.

 

From seed to blossom… tell us what your “dream” Aromaleigh v2 would be

Update on Aromaleigh v.2 Mineral Foundation Reformulation

We’ve received so much feedback via email, our feedback form and guestbook about the status of the reformulation of the Aromaleigh mineral foundations that we decided it was a great time to give an update about the foundations.

Aromaleigh v.1 had an expansive range of foundation shades and one of the specialties was making pale foundation shades available- something which, when Aromaleigh began offering Mineral Foundation, was not commonly available from either the few Indie companies in business at the time (about 10 years ago), or large mineral makeup brands, most notably Bare Escentuals.

Aromaleigh v.1 foundations were available in 30 gram jars, which held approximately 12 grams of foundation. Based on feedback we received, we found that many customers wanted a smaller sized jar, and many customers wanted a larger sized jar…

The new foundations will be available in sample sizes, 20 gram jars, and 50 gram jars. We do not at this time have the exact gram weights for the amount of foundation in the 20 and 50 gram jars.

The new Aromaleigh v.2 foundations will have new names (but will reference the Aromaleigh v.1 product they are based on), and the available shades we will offer will be equivalents to Aromaleigh v.1 shades, so you won’t need to completely start over again in regards to finding your shade. The shade naming system will remain the same.

 

Kristen has been devoting the majority of her formulation time working on the mineral foundations, and it is the most time-intensive product to re-introduce due to the large range of shades. We thought it would help if Kristen provided some details about the reformulation process. Here’s what she had to say:

“Aromaleigh Voile and Glissade were two of our most popular products, and when I closed Aromaleigh, I realized just how important these two products were to more women than I possibly imagined!

 

My goal in the reformulation is not to completely change these two products, but to improve the formulations using some ingredients that were not available when they were originally formulated.

 

In addition, I’ve been trying to take into account years of feedback, reviews and comments about the formulations, and products such as Pure Cover, which was formulated as a high-coverage concealer, but many women relied on as their mineral foundation.

 

One of the most time-intensive aspects of the reformulation is the “standardization” of each  specific shade. Aromaleigh v.1 foundations were blended “by eye”. In other words, I blended each new batch of Voile/Glissade by adding various amounts of iron oxides to achieve a color match to the original master batch of each color. This method of blending the foundation shades worked well for me, but for Aromaleigh v.2, it is necessary for me to develop an exact recipe in gram weights for the amount of iron oxide pigments that goes into each formula. For someone who has been blending the shades by eye for a decade, this is a new way for me to work! Hindsight is 20/20 and how I wish I had created each color this way in the first place…

 

Another aspect of the reformulation process has been to determine which Aromaleigh Mineral Foundation shades, both Voile and Glissade- were the best-selling shades. Some of the most common feedback I’ve received over a decade of offering such a wide range of formulations was that some of the shades were too “intense” in their level of coolness, warmth, etc… As a result, the combination of these shades, for example- 2C or 3C- with Aromaleigh’s Linen (L) range to create colors such as 2CL and 3CL resulted in hybrid shades that were infinitely more wearable.

 

I’ve exported 100,000 Aromaleigh orders and have been using Excel to create data spreadsheets for both the Voile and Glissade formulas… knowing that the truth about the most wearable and frequently purchased full sized shades could be found in this data.

 

The results of tabulating the data was very interesting, and was very similar for both Voile and Glissade. Here are some of my findings:

 

  • An average of 24% of customers purchased Level One foundations.
  • An average of 40% of customers purchased Level Two foundations.
  • An average of 28% of customers purchased Level Three foundations.
  • An average of 5% of customers purchased Level Four foundations.
  • An average of .5% of customers purchased Level Five foundations.
  • An average of 2.5% of customers purchased the extremely pale foundations such as Alabaster (00) of Ghost (pure white)

Within each Level, I also determined what percentage of shades were purchased in full size jars:

Of the 24% of customers who purchased Level One foundations, here is the percentage breakdown which shows the top sellers in each shade. I have marked with an asterisk and bolded the Level One Ivory shades which will be part of the new foundation shade lineup:

 

  • 8%      Ivory (1C)
  • 17%   Ivory (1CL) *
  • 3%      Ivory (1L)
  • 20%   Ivory (1N) *
  • 2%      Ivory (1P)
  • 3%      Ivory (1PL)
  • 10%    Ivory (1W) *
  • 14%    Ivory (1WL) *
  • 10%    Ivory (1Y) *
  • 13%    Ivory (1YL) *
Of the 40% of customers who purchased Level Two foundations, here is the percentage breakdown which shows the top sellers in each shade. I have marked with an asterisk and bolded the Level Two Light shades which will be part of the new foundation shade lineup:
  • 4%       Light (2C)
  • 14%    Light (2CL) *
  • 5%      Light (2L)
  • 24%    Light (2N) *
  • 2%      Light (2P)
  • 4%      Light (2PL)
  • 10%   Light (2W) *
  • 14%   Light (2WL) *
  • 10%   Light (2Y) *
  • 13%   Light (2YL) *
Of the 28% of customers who purchased Level Three foundations, here is the percentage breakdown which shows the top sellers in each shade. I have marked with an asterisk and bolded the Level Three Medium shades which will be part of the new foundation shade lineup:
  • 4%       Medium (3C)
  • 13%     Medium (3CL) *
  • 5%       Medium (3L)
  • 22%     Medium (3N) *
  • .08%    Medium (3P)
  • 1.2%    Medium (3PL)
  • 15%    Medium (3W) *
  • 16%    Medium (3WL) *
  • 11%    Medium (3Y) *
  • 13%    Medium (3YL) *
Of the remaining 8% of customers, the majority of shades sold were the following:  I have marked with an asterisk and bolded the 4 shades which will be part of the new foundation shade lineup. Sales of most Level 4 and Level 5 foundations were of such a small percentage that we are discontinuing them:
  • Deep (4N) *
  • Deep (4WL) *
  • Ghost (Pure White) *
  • Alabaster (00) *
Here is a shade chart from Aromaleigh v.1 which shows at a glance which shades will remain, and which will no longer be offered (they have an “X” through them). We will be redoing the shade chart in the new Aromaleigh v.2 swatch style.
We do not have an ETA for when the foundation lines will be complete. Kristen is working on one level at a time. While we realize that many customers are eagerly awaiting the return of the foundations, we will not be able to make them all available at once unless we wait several months for all formulation to be complete.
The foundation range is large, so we will start adding the shade ranges by level as Kristen completes her reformulation and testing of each shade range, starting with the lightest shades first.
Please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to get the most up-to-date announcements of when the shades are made available. (links to our social networking sites can be found HERE)
We regret that we are not able to provide any definite ETA dates for when certain shades or levels will be available, but we assure you that we are aware that the foundations are the product that Aromaleigh customers want to come back as quickly as possible, and are working very hard towards the goal of making that happen for all of you!
Thank you!
Update on Aromaleigh v.2 Mineral Foundation Reformulation

Some gorgeous looks from Blix using Aromaleigh Cosmetic Glitters- $2 for a heap of shimmer!

Aromaleigh’s Cosmetic Glitters are on sale at a huge discount- each $3 bag serves up a heaping tablespoon of beautiful shimmer. HERE.

Some shades are sold out, and many are nearing very low inventory… so get inspired and don’t be afraid to sparkle!

These looks were posted to the Aromaleigh v.2 Facebook page by Blix, from her blog, Glitter is my Crack. Phenomenal! You can view her many looks showcasing her incredible talent using Aromaleigh eyeshadows and glitters, HERE.

Each look links to the complete blog post and more photos and descriptions of colors and application…

This first look features endlessdeep Aromaleigh Cosmetic Glitter:

This sparkly pink and purple look features rapture Aromaleigh Cosmetic Glitter:

This gorgeously green look uses oscillate Aromaleigh Cosmetic Glitter:

Here they are, the Aromaleigh Cosmetic Glitters– some shades are sold out and not available, but there’s also some shades available that aren’t on the color chart- white, black and iridescent holla-glow…

Some gorgeous looks from Blix using Aromaleigh Cosmetic Glitters- $2 for a heap of shimmer!

“STARRY NIGHT” our newest Limited Edition eyeshadow collection!


STARRY NIGHT…
a dramatic collection marked by vivid sparks of color and starry twinkle, inspired by some of the brightest stars in the heavens… and the rich history and mythology behind them. Our color interpretations of each star are artistic renderings drawn from various sources, both scientific, historical and folklore. SHOP THE COLLECTION

We’ve included a link to the Wikipedia page for each star, for those who are interested in learning more about each star and the constallation it is in.

This inspiring collection is available in individual full size jars, sample sets and individual samples.

A favorite quote by Anais Nin which was the source of the creative seed which grew into this concept collection…

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” — Anais Nin

Reiner Ottens. Atlas maior cvm generales omnivm totius orbis regnorvm. Amsterdam: 1729. Hand-colored engraving. Image: Library of Congress collection

Size: Approx. 1.2 grams net weight for full sized jars. These are packaged in what is commonly known amongst mineral makeup fans as a “5 gram jar”. They contain a sifter with seal. Samples: 1/8th tsp in zip baggie.

Sample sets and Individual Samples are available!

Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Boron nitride, May contain: Ferric Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Nylon-12, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Hydrated Chromium Oxide (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Nephrite Powder, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper/Aluminum Powder), Tin Dioxide (CI 778161), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Carmine (CI 175470)

NOTE: While we have made all attempts for photographs to accurately depict colors, photography unfortunately does not accurately reveal the depth and interplay of color and effect of these shadows. Also, please note that variations do exist between different computer monitors.

REVIEWS (coming soon!):

COLOR DESCRIPTIONS: (Remember, color is subjective, so these are Aromaleigh’s color perceptions. They are helpful in assisting with color choice, but everyone sees color differently.)

procyon: A deep mocha frost with brilliant sparks of bluish silver. Procyon at Wikipedia

antares: A lush warm russet frost marked by the brilliance of intense white diamond sparks. Antares at Wikipedia

altair: A smooth silvery rose-pink frost accented with vivid green sparks of color. Altair at Wikipedia

sirius: A pale, cool metallic silver frost with brilliant sparks of gold and copper. Sirius at Wikipedia

izar: Deep amethyst purple frost with a muted lowlight, shimmering with brilliant rose pink sparks. Izar at Wikipedia

polaris: Intense frosted white with blue and green sparks of color glimmering. Polaris at Wikipedia

saiph: A complex deep forest green with a chartreuse highlight and glorious sparkles of bronze and gold. Saiph at Wikipedia

rigel: Exquisite warm rose gold frost with highlight glimmer of rose and copper, punctuated by sparks of green and pink. Rigel at Wikipedia

betegeuse: Incredible interplay of warm cocoa frost and a strong green highlight, with a multitude of brilliant and saturated green sparks. Betelgeuse at Wikipedia

pollux: A deep steel grey frost made stellar with the brilliance of saturated color sparks of cool blue and violet. Pollux at Wikipedia

aldebaran: A smooth and saturated warm coral red frost with flashes of gold and green. Aldebaran at Wikipedia

capella: A smooth warm yellow cream frost with intense silver sparks throughout. Capella at Wikipedia

spica: A marvelously saturated medium toned duotone chartreuse with hot bright indigo blue sparks. Amazing! Spica at Wikipedia

shaula: A deep warm bordeaux violet frost with a myriad of of violet and coppery gold sparks.Shaula at Wikipedia

regulus: A medium-deep loden green frost with spectacular multi-colored fine shimmer and shiny colorful sparks of green. Regulus at Wikipedia

bellatrix: The deepest midnight indigo, smooth frost full of vividly sparkling bright silver starry sparks. Resplendent! Bellatrix at Wikipedia

Made in the USA by Aromaleigh Inc.

Skin Swatches of the Collection, taken in sunlight:

“STARRY NIGHT” our newest Limited Edition eyeshadow collection!