Aromaleigh v2’s Moulin Rouge collection review

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  • Manufacturer: Aromaleigh
  • Availability: beginning April 2012 from the webstore
  • Contains: 35 eyeshadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7 for 1.2 grams
  • Would you purchase again: a few colors, yes
Aromaleigh v2’s Moulin Rouge collection

Aromaleigh (v2) released some limited-edition collections, then started building their regular “stock” line…then released a pair of LE collections, this and one with Pantone-inspired colors. I was less interested in the Pantone collection, but ended up getting just over half of the shades in this Moulin Rouge collection. (I will admit: the Memorial Day BOGO sale helped that somewhat.)

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They did note that some of the colors were a bit less pigmented than previous Aromaleigh collections - created to be “easy wear," as they put it. It was nice to have that warning ahead of time, even with the skin swatches. When I got the samples, a few colors were sheerer than suggested, a few were brighter than they appeared in the official skin swatches, and a few others I was able to confirm: nice enough, but not for me. Knickers and Garter are a pairing that works well on me, and I can add Madame to the mix for a second, slightly warmer purple. I initially didn’t think I’d like Fee very much because of the described sheer nature of the color, but it’s one of my favorites, mostly for its versatility and ability to layer well.

I haven’t had the chance to photograph all of the shades I bought in full-size yet, and I’ve photographed a few more (Soirée, Courtesan, Bustier…) but haven’t had time to get the photos cropped and resized. But here’s detail- and swatch-photos of eleven of them…

This collection contained:

  • Absinthe — pale new-leaf green shimmer
  • Battement — medium mauve-rose shimmer
  • Belle — dusty white-grey pearl
  • Blanche — semisheer white satin
  • Bustier — cool medium purple shimmer
  • Cabaret — medium plum-purple shimmer
  • Can-Can — soft medium tangerine shimmer
  • Courtesan — orange-red shimmer
  • Crinoline — pale beige-tan sheen
  • Danseuse — red-orange satin
  • Dentelle — pale baby pink shimmer
  • Fée — semisheer pale blue sheen
  • Femme — bright coral-fuchsia satin
  • Frisson — soft tanned gold satin
  • Frou Frou — semisheer pinked beige satin
  • Flutter — white-grey pearl
  • Garter — medium-deep violet shimmer
  • Joyeaux — soft coral-peach sheen
  • Knickers — gilded tan-peach shimmer
  • Ma chèrie — medium warm-caramel-brown shimmer
  • Madame — dusty mauved-purple shimmer
  • Maribou — pale grey-lilac pearl
  • Nuit — faded sapphire shimmer
  • Ooh la la — faded brick-red shimmer
  • Paillettes — orange-gold shimmer
  • Plume — faded turquoise-slate shimmer
  • Quadrille — softened medium emerald shimmer
  • Risque — soft greyed light blue pearl
  • Ruffle — soft butter-yellow shimmer
  • Scandale — dark brown-purple with blue-green shimmer
  • Soirée — soft vibrant magenta-pink shimmer
  • Taffeta — lilac-violet satin
  • Tantalize — medium-deep gold-brown satin
  • Tattle Tale — medium-deep red-brown satin
  • Whirl — medium aqua-turquoise shimmer

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