“OKEANIDES”, which translates to “Daughters of Oceanus”, is inspired by the Okeanid nymphs of Greek mythology. The daughters of Okeanos (Oceanus) were three thousand goddess Nymphs who presided over the sources of earth’s water, ranging from rainclouds to subterranean springs and fountains. Each nymph is paired with the visual inspiration of a classical painting.
Lakshmi is May 2016’s Goddess. Each month, I will be formulating a product inspired by a Goddess suggested by my customers. Would you like to suggest a Goddess? You can do so here!
May’s Goddess rouge is LAKSHMI, a gorgeous coral/orange with a warm purple shimmer.
Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity (both material and spiritual). She is the wife and active energy of Lord Vishnu. Her four hands represent the four goals of human life considered important to the Hindu way of life – dharma, kāma, artha, and moksha (Source: Wikipedia)
Last Halloween’s Fatalis collection was the most popular collection in almost two decades of Aromaleigh history. I took a big business risk and ordered in some extremely costly premium color traveling pigments earlier in that year. I had fallen in love with these pigments, as they were completely unique and unlike anything I had ever worked with. My instincts told me that they would be popular with my customer base… and I was right. ❤
For the last few months, there’s been numerous requests and queries coming in about Fatalis. Customers who purchased the sample sets last year now hoping to size up, or customers who panned their favorite shades, eager to know of the collection’s return.
I can’t bear the thought of forcing y’all to wait until September to purchase Fatalis again, so due to it’s popularity and the chorus of requests for it’s return, I have made it permanent as of 4/21/16! I currently have available on the site the eyeshadows, contour powders, highlighters and finishing powder. I’ll do another round of the lip colors soon, and who knows… maybe I’ll even expand the collection a little bit when the summer heat returns and I no longer want to go outside.
“Fatalis” is inspired by poisonous flora and fauna. The collection includes 10 vibrant color traveling eyeshadows, 4 unique multipurpose contour powders, 2 highlighters, a finishing powder, and 2 Nourishing Color Creme for lips. SHOP HERE!
All colors are depicted as their scientific names, and I’ve included the Ancient Greek and Latin basis for the names and their translations, as well as some information about each color’s inspiration and background. As with all Aromaleigh products, each of these products is a bit of a learning experience… taxonomy and small science lessons included. 😉
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.
Galactic Mission 3 launches the morning of Black Friday at 9 AM EST, and includes 7 iridescent/glowy multipurpose highlighters inspired by the universe and galaxies.
These can be used anywhere- eyes, lips, cheeks, face… and make amazing highlighters and strobing powders. Use over different bases for different effects. These have a fine, lustrous/satin finish.
They will be available for individual purchase in the mini and full sizes (same as other cheek product sizing), and in 1/4 tsp sample baggie sets. I am unable to offer individual sample baggie purchases on these during the holiday sale rush. They will be offered after the new year, when I reopen the shop. The mini and full sizes have label art of the astronomical inspiration!
Here’s the full Galactic: Mission 2 collection, which will release on #blackfriday AM (I am in the Eastern Time Zone, so this will put us at 9 AM EST!) Mission 2 contains ten colorful, satin finish eyeshadows in vivid shades with a glowy countenance. Some are contrasting shifts, others are tonal shifts. This is a permanent collection.
You can purchase deluxe sample or full size jars individually. Sample baggies are available only in sets of all ten colors.
Also releasing on Black Friday will be Galactic: Mission 3 which will be a collection of 7 very glowy, paler toned highlighters which are multipurpose and can be used anywhere- eyes, face, lips, cheeks. Sneak peeks for those will come soon- I am sharing these with you as I complete the photos and materials for my online listings.
A collection inspired by the Ancient Roman myth of Proserpina, as adapted from the Greek Persephone.
The shades in this collection were inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite painting “Proserpine” by Dante Gabriel Rosetti. The collection includes 6 eyeshadows, 2 multipurpose highlighters, 1 rouge, 1 lipgloss, 1 lip balm and a fragrance curated specifically for the collection by Alchimia Apothecary! SHOP
The devils of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno are returning for the Halloween Autumn season… reformulated and available in the new deluxe sample jar size!
Diavoli translates to devil in Italian, and this collection is inspired by the devilish demons of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno. There’s 13 colors inspired by the Malebranche of the 8th circle of Hell, which in italian is called “Malebolge”, which translates to “evil ditches”. The Malebranche (which means “evil claws”) were 13 devilish demons who patrolled the 5th Bolgia. (only 12 are named in the Inferno). Bolgia 5 was where extortionists, blackmailers, politicians and unscrupulous businessmen: sinners who used their positions in life to gain personal wealth or other advantages for themselves) are punished by being thrown into a river of boiling tar. Should they try to escape, the Malebranche, armed with grappling hooks and barbs, stand guard over them. Visual inspiration comes from my own reader’s eye, as well as illustrations and paintings by Gustav Dore, Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni di Paolo and Giovanni Stradano.