Aromaleigh v2’s Pure Eyes Matte collection review

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  • Manufacturer: Aromaleigh
  • Availability: beginning May 2013; permanent collection
  • Availability: from the company's webstore
  • Contains: 30 eye colors
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7.00USD$6.50 for 1.2 grams / 0.035 ounces; USD$1.00 for a sample baggie
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Aromaleigh v2’s Pure Eyes Matte collection

New version of the company, new colors, new formula. (Not quite as covering, I’m finding; but still not at all chalky or prone to fading. So two positives.) I’m not 1000% sure I love the new color palette as much as I loved the old one - I do kind of miss Fawn and Cupid and Copen, and this palette is a touch muted while Pure Eyes Matte v1 had more jeweltone and somewhat brighter shades. On the upside - yay, Aromaleigh has a regular collection of matte eyeshadows available again!

These colors tend to perform better when they're applied dry, rather than when foiled. I've found this to be the case with nearly all matte eyeshadows, not just these from Aromaleigh. They tend to lose a bit of the color intensity unless you layer them (which is just a pain - especially if you're trying to do any blending.) Patting this over a damp primer, base, or cream shadow lets you keep the full color payoff, though.

This collection contained:

  • Acorn — warm beige-buff matte
  • Angelica — cool brick-wine matte
  • Autumn — soft peach-beige matte
  • Bark — black-brown matte
  • Boronia — muted beige-peach matte
  • Breeze — medium lilac-grey matte
  • Caspia — smoky purple matte
  • Chamomile — medium tanned gold matte
  • Chestnut — medium warm brown matte
  • Crisp — pure white matte
  • Echo — pale cream matte
  • Flowerbud — buff pink matte
  • Frost — medium taupe-grey matte
  • Herb — matte
  • Limestone — pale taupe matte
  • Lush — medium mauve-rose matte
  • Nettles — medium-deep heathered teal matte
  • Nutmeg — peach-rose cocoa matte
  • Pebble — medium taupe-beige matte
  • Pool — medium-light slate blue matte
  • Raincloud — heathered medium purple matte
  • Raven — pure black matte
  • Ripple — dark blue matte
  • Rivulet — medium smoky heathered blue matte
  • Seedling — muted soft green matte
  • Tarragon — medium-deep heathered green matte
  • Twilight — light lilac-pink matte
  • Valerian — heathered purple-red matte
  • Wheat — toasted gold matte
  • Yarrow — peach-beige matte

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