Galactic: Mission Two launching Black Friday at 9 AM EST!

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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.
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Galactic: Mission Two launching Black Friday at 9 AM EST!

[PSA] Hannibal fans! Ordering for the ultra-exclusive Hannibal “Primavera” box opens 8/17 at 3 PM EST. 50 slots available!

beauty.cham.grace[PSA] Hannibal fans! Ordering for the ultra-exclusive Hannibal “Primavera” box, inspired by the first half of Hannibal season three… opens on Monday 8/17 at 3 PM EST. There are 50 slots available for this limited edition box.

The concept of the box runs very deep and explores a broad range of themes as exemplified through the characters and the ever-present Botticelli painting, “Primavera” in the first half of the season. I studied this painting extensively while earning my Master of Fine Arts and have also spent my own fair share of time sitting in front of it, in the Uffizi. This collection is very personal to me not just in my love of everything Hannibal, but also Italy, Florence, fine art and mythology. I’ve been collaborating with @Cleolinda and @Tattle_crime and I promise you a collection with very intense meta!

Right now the box is slated to contain 3 mini eyeshadows, a mini rouge, a mini highlighter, an Aromaleigh nourishing colour creme (yes, that’s a lip product!), and a custom fragrance by Alchimia Apothecary. That’s a retail value of $49.75, not including all of the special extras that go into giving this box a beautiful and artistic conceptual presentation. I like to see my small collections as works of art, each one completely assembled by hand, by me.

There are 50 slots available, and the box price is $48 plus shipping. Orders placed on 8/17 should include only this box- no other items. This is because your order represents a special order for this item, which will ship on OCTOBER 1. There is a limit of one box per customer, and the box can ship internationally- just choose your country and ship option when you check out.

[PSA] Hannibal fans! Ordering for the ultra-exclusive Hannibal “Primavera” box opens 8/17 at 3 PM EST. 50 slots available!

Coming Soon, “Anthousai” eyeshadows inspired by the Greek flower nymphs

Here’s sneak peeks from the ANTHOUSAI (Greek flower nymph) collection! This series focuses on the overall concept of metamorphoses, and myths of maidens turned into flowers and plants. 

I hope to make the collection orderable on May 1, a perfect day for it, being May Day/Beltane!

These shadows are all very smooth, lustrous and buttery. They feature a new formula I’ve been working with, which makes the colors easy to apply with lovely effects even over bare skin (the upper right hand swatches are all over bare skin). Of course you can use a variety of bases or primers with these for even more intense effects. The new formula isn’t semi-loose where you receive a jar with little balls of eyeshadow- it’s still a loose powder, but due to formula changes is less likely to leak through the sifter, and may require a heavier hand to get the powder through the sifter. I will continue to use sifters with my shipments, for added security against leakage. They are easily removed.

 

ANEMONE.painting
This is Anemone, a muted red with a strong green to gold shift, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! The jealous Goddess Flora turned the beautiful nymph Anemone into a flower because she had captured the attentions of Zephyrus, Flora’s husband. According to myth, Anemone flowers stay closed unless the West Wind Zephyrus breathes on them. This color is inspired by the painting “The Idle Hour” John William Godward.
IANTHE.painting
This is Ianthe- it’s a lustrous violet with a strong silvery green shift, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! Ianthe was the Okeanis of “violet flowers” or the colour “violet”. She may have been a Nephele of the violet tinged clouds of dawn, or an Anthousa (flower-nymph) of violets. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Windflowers” by John William Waterhouse.
KHLORIS.painting
This is Khloris- it’s a lustrous mint green with a golden glow, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! KHLORIS (or Chloris) was the goddess of flowers, a Nymph of the Islands of the Blessed. She was the wife of Zephyros (the West-Wind), and the mother of Karpos (Fruit). Khloris was identified with the Roman goddess Flora. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “In the Orchard” by Franz Dvorak.
KLYTIE.painting
This is Klytie- it’s a lustrous blue violet with golden and copper shift and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! KLYTIE (or Clytie) was an Okeanid nymph loved by sun-god Helios. When he abandoned her for the love of Leukothoe, she pined away and was transformed into the sun-gazing, purple flower of the heliotrope. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Clytie” by Evelyn De Morgan.
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This is Leiriope- it’s lustrous yellow gold with a green to aqua shift that refused to show up on camera, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! LEIRIOPE was a Naiad Nymph of Phokis (central Greece) loved by the River-god Kephisos (Cephisus). Her names means “face of the narcissus”, leirion being another Greek name for the flower narkissos, though possibly the two were different species. Appropriately she was the mother of the boy Narkissos, who was transformed into his self-named flower. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “The Storm Spirits” by Evelyn De Morgan.
LOTIS.painting
This is Lotis- it’s a lustrous peachy pink, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! Lotis was a Naiad Nymph of the springs of the River Sperkheios on Mount Othrys in Malis, northern Greece. She metamorphosed into a lotus flower in order to escape the pursuit of the god Priapos. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Lamia” by John William Waterhouse. I was unable to find a classical depiction of Lotis, but this is how I imagine her, as a Naias nymph, next to a pool of water lilies.
PHILYRA.painting
This is Phylira, a soft buff shade with strong yellowish green duochrome, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! PHILYRA was an Okeanid nymph of Mount Pelion in Thessalia loved by the Titan Kronos. When his wife Rhea came upon their rendevous, he quickly transformed himself into a horse to escape detection. As a result, Philyra birthed a half-horse, half-man hybrid, the kentauros Kheiron (Chiron). To ease her shame, Kronos transformed the girl into a linden tree. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “In Contemplation” by Franz Dvorak.
PHYLLIS.painting
This is Phyllis, a pale creamy yellow with a strong copper to rose shift (very strong in person), and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! A daughter of king Sithon, in Thrace, fell in love with Demophon on his return from Troy to Greece. Demophon promised her, by a certain day, to come back from Athens and marry her, and as he was prevented from keeping his word, Phyllis hung herself, but was metamorphosed into an almond-tree, just at the moment when at length Demophon came, and in vain embraced the tree (source: mythindex.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Spring” by Gaston Bussier.
RHODEIA.painting
This is Rhodeia- it’s a lustrous rose with blue and violet tones, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! RHODEIA The Okeanis named “of the roses” or “rose-coloured” was either an Anthousa flower-nymphe, Naias of a rose-draped spring, or Nephele of the rose-tinged clouds of dawn. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Moonlit Dreams” by Gabriel Ferrier.
SYRINX.painting
This is Syrinx- it’s a gorgeous, chromatic brown with gold and green shifts and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! SYRINX was a Naiad Nymph of the River Ladon in Arkadia (southern Greece). She was pursued by the amorous god Pan and to avoid his embrace was transformed into a reed plant (syrinx). From her plant the god plant crafted his famous pan-pipes. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Syrinx” by Arthur Hacker. There are many classical depictions of the pursuit of Syrinx by Pan, but I liked this one the most. Syrinx is serene, and not running away in fear.

 

Coming Soon, “Anthousai” eyeshadows inspired by the Greek flower nymphs

“Galactic” collection sneak peek – behold astronomical, nebula-inspired DUOCHROMES! (eta: 2nd half of March)

It’s official- everyone loves a sweet duochrome. You can look forward to these in the second half of March. This is just a sneak peek to whet your appetite!

I love doing space-themed collections, and I’m hoping that this one meets your mark for your desires for strong/vivid duochrome shades. This is a permanent collection, and I’ll be releasing ten shades this month and then ten more shades in May (which will be influenced by your feedback on these initial ten!).

The visual inspirations for the colors are exquisite color composite imagery from NASA- Hubble, Spitzer, JPL, etc.  In naming the shades, sometimes I named the color after the constellation in which it appears, while other times I gave it the Latin name for it’s English counterpart, as in naming “Aquila” (eagle in Latin) for the Eagle Nebula, or “Oculus” (eye in Latin) for the Cat’s Eye Nebula. Why? Because Latin sounds cooler, admit it.

Here’s the ten shades from GALACTIC: Mission One. Enjoy, and feel free to share!

These are all photographed under a daylight lamp, and swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base in skintone.

“Galactic” collection sneak peek – behold astronomical, nebula-inspired DUOCHROMES! (eta: 2nd half of March)

Arriving February 23rd: Eyeshadows inspired by “Blade Runner”

HERO.BLADERUNNEROn February 23rd, “More Human than Human”, a collection inspired by one of my favorite sci-fi films, “Blade Runner” will be available for ordering! This collection of ten shades will be available in sample, deluxe sample, and full sizes. I’ll be including the inspiration behind each color along with visual inspirations put together by @Cleolinda. Here’s a link to a pin showing the amazing work she’s done in linking the inspiration to scenes from the film! I’m so excited to share all of these with you.

In the meantime, check the colors out below, as well as on the website, where I’ve included multiple swatch views of each shade.

In the next few days I’ll be announcing a contest for this collection, with a range of prizes. The contest will be announced here, Facebook and Twitter.

 

Arriving February 23rd: Eyeshadows inspired by “Blade Runner”

Upcoming collection sneak peek: Vivid duochromes with a galactic theme!

Upcoming March/April collection sneak peek!

Past Aromaleigh collections such as “Astronomical” and “Starry Night” have explored astronomy-based themes. This galactic inspired collection will pick up where these themes left off, with twenty vividly colored duochromes reflective of the amazing photographs taken by the Hubble telescope. Colors will be inspired by galaxies, nebulas and other colorful galactic scenes. This will be a permanent collection.

Here’s a sneak peek of the first shade, “Carina” – which is inspired by the palette of the Hubble Telescope image, “Jet in Carina: WFC3 UVIS Full Field” IMAGE CREDIT: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

**my swatches are done over a light layer of NYX cream eyeshadow primer in skintone.

This collection will be a March/April release- there isn’t an exact release date at this time.

Upcoming collection sneak peek: Vivid duochromes with a galactic theme!

Sneak Peek: “Like Tears in Rain” from our upcoming collection, inspired by Blade Runner!

likeTEARSinRAINA special sneak peek for you from the upcoming Blade Runner inspired collection. “Like Tears in Rain”, from Roy Batty’s final monologue… ETA for this collection is currently the third week of February.

“I have seen things you people wouldn’t believe… Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like tears in rain. “

This shade looks like a muted deeper blue/grey with copper shimmer in the jar, but applied over regular Nyx cream primer it explodes to life, with a strong turquoise interference highlight, and multidimensional color traveling sparks in coppery tones.

Photographed over NYX cream eyeshadow primer in skintone, under a daylight lamp.

(watch it here –> spoilers, if you have not seen the film) 

Sneak Peek: “Like Tears in Rain” from our upcoming collection, inspired by Blade Runner!