Aromaleigh v2.1’s Six Wives of Henry VIII collection review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Aromaleigh
  • Availability: from the company's webstore beginning September 2016
  • Description: 6 subsets, each with 4 eye colors, 2 face colors, and 1 lip color
  • Cost/Amount: Eyes: USD$3.50 for a sample jar, $7.50 for a 5-gram jar; Face: USD$2.00 for a sample-baggie, $14.00 for a 10-gram jar; Lips: USD$7.00 for a colour creme
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Aromaleigh v2.1’s Six Wives of Henry VIII collection

Originally started in September 2016 and intended to be a series of six monthly releases…it got stretched out a little bit, as releases were delayed. The sixth and final wife (Catherine Parr) finally got her collection-release in July 2021. The first three subsets were initially released with twelve items each, then got whittled down to seven. (Personally, I think that seven items - two face powders, one lip color, and four eye shades - is good for a series of related collections like this. Each subset forms its own small but still full-face palette.) The final subset was initially released with five eye shadows, two face powders, and one lip color.

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Eyeshadows from the Catherine of Aragon subset: Banished, Fidei Defensatrix, Leviticus, and Trastamara. Face colors from Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn subsets: Defiant, Humble and Loyal, Lady Perseverance, and Marquess. Eyeshadows from the Anne Boleyn subset: Besotted, Chateau Vert, La Plus Heureuse, and Queen in Heaven. Eyeshadows from the Jane Seymour subset: Bound to Obey and Serve, Lady in Waiting, Show of Virtue, and Triumphant. Face colors from Jane Seymour and Anne of Cleves subsets: Betrothed, Trepidation, Beloved Sister, and Precedence. Eyeshadows from the Anne of Cleves subset: As A Maid, Heiress, In Name Only, and Rebuffed. Eyeshadows from the Catherine Howard subset: Aristocratic, Infatuation, Mercurial, and Royal Regard. Face colors from Catherine Howard subset: Indiscretions, and Rose without a Thorn.

This collection is broken down into five parts (five, because the final subset - Catherine Parr - hasn't been released as of January 2021.)

Catherine of Aragon (released in September 2016)

"Humble and Loyal"
  • Banished
  • Catalina (colour creme)
  • Defiant (rouge)
  • Fidei Defensatrix
  • Humble and Loyal (highlighter)
  • Leviticus
  • Trastamara

Anne Boleyn (released in November 2016)

"The Most Happy"
  • Besotted
  • Catalyst (colour creme)
  • Chateau Vert
  • La Plus Heureuse
  • Lady Perseverance (rouge)
  • Marquess (highlighter)
  • Queen in Heaven

Jane Seymour (released in October 2017)

"Bound to Obey and Serve"
  • Betrothed (rouge)
  • Bound to Obey and Serve
  • Lady in Waiting
  • Show of Virtue
  • The King's Favor (colour creme)
  • Trepidation (highlighter)
  • Triumphant

Anne of Cleves (released in November 2019)

"God Send Me Well to Keep"
  • As a Maid
  • Beloved Sister (rouge)
  • Heiress
  • God Send Me Well to Keep (colour creme)
  • In Name Only
  • Precedence (highlighter)
  • Rebuffed

Catherine Howard (released in January 2020)

"No Other Will Than His"
  • Aristocratic
  • Indiscretions (highlighter)
  • Infatuation
  • Mercurial
  • No Other Will Than His (colour creme)
  • Rose Without a Thorn (rouge)
  • Royal Regard

Catherine Parr (released in July 2021)

"To Be Useful in All I Do"
  • Crowns & Scepters
  • Knower of Secrets
  • Lady Latimer
  • Most Clever
  • Prayers or Meditations
  • Sixth and Last
  • To be Useful in All I Do

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