Aromaleigh v1’s Twinkling Lights review

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  • Manufacturer: Aromaleigh
  • Availability: available as part of the Holiday Blast collection
  • Color Range: evergreen with red shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8 for 1.2 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
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Aromaleigh v1’s Twinkling Lights

This was the first color in Aromaleigh v1's lineup that really seriously made me think about purchasing from them. In November 2008, Aromaleigh was an unknown quantity to me. Their prices were lower than “big corporate” makeup lines like BE and Make Up For Ever, but they were charging more money for less product than companies like Simply Naturals or even Pure Luxe, which were the companies I used to start my online branching-out and buying sight-unseen. The green base with the distinctive red shimmer really caught my attention. I deliberated for a few weeks, but when I finally went back to purchase, the color was gone.

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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.

I finally started buying from Aromaleigh because of another color - the now-discontinued Ocean, being sold in the 10-gram jars for a blowout price to liquidate the 10-gram-jar inventory - but still kept thinking about this color. I happened upon the Ebay charity listings one day, bid on a jar of Twinkling Lights, and got it. Then when the creator made the announcement that some of the LE colors would be made permanent, I emailed and asked specifically about this color. I was disappointed to find out that this collection had been made with pigments that were no longer available, and so would likely not be coming back. Imagine my surprise when I saw the colors available on the web site! I started out ordering Twinkling Lights and Champagne Toast, and eventually ordered the other six colors. I'm very glad I got a chance to buy this color. It's a lovely green, and while the layer of red sheen isn't something that everyone would think of or even find desireable, I *love* colors that defy expectations and convention and offer duochrome effects, vivid colors, or (even better) both at once.

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