Aromaleigh v1’s Looking Glass

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  • Manufacturer: Aromaleigh
  • Availability: released as part of the Wonderstruck collection
  • Color Range: cool pewter-silver sparkle
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8 for 1.2 grams; $1.30 for a sample baggie
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Aromaleigh v1’s Looking Glass

I would call this a metallic finish, because it's so very reflective...but it's also very broken. In my personal taxonomy system, metallic finishes are smooth (or, at the very least, smoother) and sparkly finishes are about as reflective as metallic finishes, but they've got more texture to them. This is a deeper silver, almost a shiny pewter shade. It's got blue tones in it - it's definitely a cooler grey. I don't know if I'm just having fun experimenting with colors more or if this one really is that versatile, but I've been able to use the barest traces of this to brighten deeper looks that are just a bit too dark. I can't use it as an all-over wash, but if I apply this to the inner lid corner, it brightens the look without diminishing any contouring effects.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

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