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“For anyone who wants to start taking hostages during the holidays…” This collection capitalizes on the joyous dread with which we all approach the holiday season. (For some of us, this dread first makes its presence known when schools open back up and we realize that it’s only a few months until The Madness Begins.)
The colors are a mixture of finishes, with mostly shimmers and satins (not a matte finish, not quite a pearl finish, but somewhere in between.) They’re also a mixture of shades, from the candy-bright Noise and Greed and Calories to the richer Bustle, Drunken Relatives, and Commercialism. Hustle looks similar enough to Aromaleigh v1’s Loretha that I don’t need to have them both in my collection (but I’ll have to swatch them side by side to be sure.) Eggnog is a bit paler than I like my shadows to be, but it’s a bit too pigmented to work well as a highlighter - it’s my only “meh” color from this collection. If you loved Aromaleigh v1’s Unicorn, then get yourself a sample of Eggnog and see if you want it in fullsize: it does have the blue duochrome action going on, and the base-color is almost the same shade of pale yellow. Commercialism is a lovely deep green, and I have many greyed greens and paler greens, but not too many dark rich emeralds. I might also get Office Party and Calories in fullsize. My two instant favorites from this collection were Traffic and Drunken Relatives - they’d probably even look good used together, since they’re complementary shades!
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