Aromaleigh v1’s Opulent Lustres collection

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  • Manufacturer: Aromaleigh v1
  • Availability: part of the regular line beginning January 2009 from the company's webstore
  • Contains: 18 metallic eye colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7.75 for 1.2 grams. Sample baggies also available.
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Aromaleigh v1’s Opulent Lustres collection

This collection was created using the same metallic-finish as Aromaleigh v1’s Elemental Lustres, but without the sootiness that I’ve found in many metallic collections and colors (both from Aromaleigh and from other manufacturers).

This collection includes:

  • Azalea — metallic heathered pink-lilac shimmer
  • Bamboo — metallic golden tan shimmer
  • Butterfly — metallic greyed indigo-blue shimmer
  • Camellia — metallic muted antique rose shimmer
  • Cloud — metallic light indigo blue shimmer
  • Cypress — metallic warm muted green shimmer
  • Dragonfly — metallic light turquoise-green shimmer
  • Fig — metallic warm red-brown shimmer
  • Ginger — metallic beige-orange shimmer
  • Ginko — metallic yellow-green shimmer
  • Imperial — metallic medium-light purple shimmer
  • Jasmine — metallic peach-mauve shimmer
  • Lotus — metallic light blue-silver shimmer
  • Lychee — metallic dusty-mauve-rose shimmer
  • Mandarin — metallic true-green shimmer
  • Tamarind — metallic mauve-purple shimmer
  • Tapestry — metallic frosted black shimmer
  • Tea — metallic pale green shimmer

In the pot, many of these look like they'd be tinted greys, rather than full-on colors. That's deceptive, though. All apply with a definite color, and a rich metallic finish. I was most excited to see a black metallic in this collection, because true black metallics don't seem to happen very often. Or if they do, either they're more pigment than finish, or they're quite sheer (like Bare Escentuals' Black Ice, which, while pretty, is far less Black and far more Ice.) I do use a base with these colors, otherwise they wouldn't stay on my heavy oily lids very long; but I don't have to foil them to bring out the colors or to get the metallic finish.

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