Diavoli, our 2014 Halloween collection inspired by Dante’s Inferno, will be retiring until next season on NOVEMBER 30th. The collection is on 25% off sale this week, and there have been a lot of fantastic blogger reviews and swatches done of the collection! –> SHOP!
First, I want to share with you an example of what “MULTICHROMATIC” or “Color Traveling” truly means. There can be confusion about this and “duochrome”. While all multichromatic shadows will display duochrome effects to a certain extent, they go above and beyond the usual two-color shift (base + highlight). What it means is that the pigments in these shadows will change in color depending on the angle of light hitting them. Their effects are highly pronounced when you view them under a light source such as a desk lamp. Slowly move your hand (or jar) in and out of the light source, and you will see the colors shift and change. The worst lighting to see this color shift in is direct sunlight, or very flat fluorescent lighting. But basically, these colors will look drastically different in all sorts of lighting. In many cases, both the base tone and the highlight tones will shift and change.
Example of the angle of light hitting the eyeshadow revealing the color shift of multichromatic pigments- in this case, a bead of clear lipgloss refracts the light angle.
These are all swatches of the same color- Kraneia from the Dryades collection. (Dryades collection also uses color traveling pigments). @kiridescence swatched these under different lighting, and do you see that clear droplet on some of them? That’s a bead of clear gloss and it is actually refracting the light hitting the pigment below and showing off the color traveling shift that these multichromatic pigments are so tricky about. It’s science at work! Very cool!
Toxid Lotus did a 4-part review of the entire collection. Her swatches are quite amazing- you’ve got to go through the slideshows to see the colors photographed with different bases, and in a variety of lighting conditions. You can really see the mutable nature of these colors, as well as how versatile they are in being changed by the base they are used with!
A Lion in the Corn also did a multi-part review with gorgeous swatches! Check out each of her posts for high definition, multiple views of the colors! Her swatches were done using Too Faced Glitter Glue. Best results with this collection can be gotten by using them with a regular creamy eyeshadow primer (we recommend Nyx’s), as glitter glue/epoxy bases tend to mute the duochrome effects to varying degrees.
Check out this sorcery from Pandora’s Makeup Box. Mercury has succeeded in working magic by capturing so much of the real-life effects of the Diavoli collection in both high definition videos, and also expansive swatch grids showing them over different bases, different angles, different lighting conditions. One word: AMAZING!
Next, we have two spectacular looks by Blix/Glitter is my Crack, both using the DIAVOLI collection:
Wearing Ciriatto, Cagnazzo, Calcabrina and Draghignazzo. Check out her blog post for more views and all the details!
Wearing Malacoda, Farfarello, Graffiacane and Barbariccia. Check out her blog post for more views and all the details!
Next up, we have the swatching awesomeness that is Indie Know. They’ve done a two part review. Kristin of Indie Know writes, “It’s clear how much love the creator has for the Inferno. Ignoring the fact that this is a wonderful collection (we’ll get back to that in a minute), each product page has a descriptive blurb on the origin of the name and potentially the inspiration that Dante drew from. I feel like I’ve almost gotten a primer on the Inferno just from reading through the product descriptions. But as for the collection itself, it is a set of 13 eyeshadows, each named after one of the 13 demons (or Malebranche) of the Divine Comedy. Each has been made with “multichromatic pigments” and as such, this is a set of strong duochrome shades.”
Below are some of Indie Know’s swatches- you can really see the multichromatic and color shifting effects of these shadows in these various lighting conditions- they have the ability to completely transform into a different color depending on the lighting conditions!
Next up, we have skin swatches from Emily of ArtisticShadows Etc. She worked super-hard at swatching the collection, trying several different bases and lighting conditions. The results? Awesome! Definitely click through to her blog for her full review, and click on any of the images for enlargements- you can really see those color effects in her larger image sizes! Emily says, “Today I have the Diavoli Collection from Aromaleigh for you! Let me just tell you how great this collection is. The color shifts are absolutely AMAZING! I’ve swatched this collection 3 separate times to try my best to capture all the color shifts.”
Did I miss any? I might have. if you know of any others, please mention them in the comments!