Aromaleigh v2.1’s Insectarium collection review

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  • Manufacturer: Aromaleigh
  • Availability: beginning June 2016 from the company's webstore
  • Contains: 20 eyeshadows, 10 multupurpose eye/cheek colors, 5 contours
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7.25 for 1/2 teaspoon; USD$3.50 for a 1/8 tsp sample jar; USD$12.50 for 1/16 tsp ten-piece sample-baggie collection; USD$35.00 for 1/8 tsp tem-piece sample-jar collection; USD$72.50 for ten-piece 1-gram jar collection
  • Would you purchase again: some colors, yes
Aromaleigh v2.1’s Insectarium collection

These eyeshadows are listed as having twice the colorchanging pigment ingredients of other Aromaleigh shadows, so they are more expensive: you pay the same amount for half the quantity, in sample baggies; and you pay double the price for full-size jars. It’s something to keep in mind when purchasing so that you don’t get sticker shock. When swatching these, I did find colorshifting properties when the light angle changed. These are not semisheer, either - the color payoff is good, in every instance. The pricetag really gave me pause, though. I won’t be getting any of these in full size, because while they’re nice, they’re not something that I’d reach for very often, and I don’t want to pay that much more money for something that I don’t regularly use and enjoy.

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The Neutrals were all a bit on the glitterbomb-ish side. I had to sweep away the extra layer of sparkle, which left me with a solid base color and some of the colorchanging. Otherwise, they'd all have fallout.

There are four sub-collections in Insectarium: Neutral Travelling Colors; Bright Travelling Colors; Contours; and Highlighters.

Bright Eyeshadows

  • Anthaxia
  • Charidotella
  • Chlaenius
  • Chrysolina
  • Iridotaenia
  • Lamprima
  • Megaloxantha
  • Protaetia
  • Sagra
  • Sternocera

Neutral Eyeshadows

  • Canthidium
  • Cassida
  • Saperda
  • Aegestrata
  • Meloe
  • Pericalus
  • Platuemaris
  • Rhomborrhina
  • Megistomela
  • Sphenoptera


  • Alucita
  • Antheraea
  • Carriola
  • Saturnia
  • Hyalophora


  • Automeris
  • Cerura
  • Deilephila
  • Diaphora
  • Dryocampa
  • Lycaena
  • Paonias
  • Selenia
  • Synchlora
  • Thyatira

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