Aromaleigh v2’s Antares
- Manufacturer: Aromaleigh v2
- Availability: released as part of Aromaleigh v2's Starry Night collection
- Color Range: medium maroon shimmer
- Staying Power: 3 out of 4 stars
- Cost/Amount: USD$7 for 1.2 grams; $1.00 for a sample baggie
- Would you purchase again: yes
- Similar shades:
Yes, I’m just getting around to swatching these colors now, when they’re totally utterly unavailable for purchase. (I know. I’m a horrible, awful person.) On the plus side of things, I can tell you that other indies have occasionally come out with slightly similar shades. I think one of Meow’s Egyptian Treasures colors is similar, but blackened; and I think one of their Christmas collections has a red that’s a much closer match. True, those aren’t available right now…but probably they will be in a few months.
The color payoff was fairly good, but it didn’t seem to adhere quite as well when applied dry, so the dry-application swatch looks like it’s got slightly less heft than Aromaleigh’s older collections. The sparkle that’s visible in the pot doesn’t entirely make it to the application. There’s more of a shimmer than the sparkle that I saw in the pot. (Not sparkle on the order of the old Sonic Eyes shades, but in the pot it looked more like a sparkle-finish.) That was kind of my experience with most of the Starry Night colors: they looked nice, and foiled well, but they seemed a little “thinner” when applied dry.