Yesterday I tweeted whether people wanted to see Aromaleigh purple swatches or Fyrinnae pink swatches. The answer was the sound of crickets. I've heard that Fyrinnae is struggling with a large volume of orders and I discovered that the lovely Miss K was a bit angry and down because some nasty e-mails she'd received so my vote swung for Aromaleigh. Not to worry, I'll be swatching a lot and there still will be a post about Fyrinnae pinks.
The pics are a bit blurry because the photographer is a tool (c'est moi, mes petits bonbons) :P I swatched these over TFSI + Pixie Epoxy.
Top row (L to R): Dollhouse, Butterfly Kisses, Jewel, Clara
Bottom row (L to R): Penelope, Got Dibs, Fragile Charms, Girl's Night Out
(L to R) xoxo, Odille, ladystardust, stillinhollywood
The colours fall into following collections:
Eye Plush: Dollhouse
Les Papillons: Butterfly Kisses, Fragile Charms
En Pointe: Clara, Odille
Pure Eyes Lustre: Penelope
Retro Hi-Fi Matte: Got Dibs
Hot in the City: Girl's Night Out
Valentine 2009: xoxo
Rocks! Sonic Eyes: ladystardust, stillinhollywood
As you might see from the upper photo, Dollhouse isn't completely matte. The Pixie Epoxy brings out the shimmer a bit more than just TFSI. But the shimmer is very, very subtle, the kind you won't necessarily notice. Got Dibs from the much lemminged
Retro Hi-Fi Matte collection is completely matte.
The sparkliest colours of these are definitely Girl's Night Out (exquisite aqua shimmer), ladystardust and stillinhollywood. The weird thing about ladystardust is that if you apply it wet or if you tear up, the colour will be redder, close to stillinhollywood except for the sparkle. Ladystardust (royal blue purple) has multicolour glitter, stillinhollywood (dark amethyst purple, almost burgundy) has gold and copper sparks.
The duochromes of this bunch are Butterfly Kisses (lavender with bluish silvery shimmer), Clara (blue highlight), Jewel (gold/coppery shimmer), xoxo (blue highlight) and Odille (dark purple with pinkish highlight). One might be inclined to think that purple with gold sheen would give too much of the infamous princesymbolthingy vibe but it's actually very pretty, gorgeous even. Butterfly Kisses is the kind of colour that seems to glide on your lids from lavender to silver. It looks mirrory, an effect that I love.
These are no means the only purples from Aromaleigh I have. These are the full sizes I have. I have loads of samples but as my immobility makes it hard to do things (even standing up without crutches when I swatched these was hardcore) I decided to swatch these.
See anything you like? :)
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