Les Papillons: Full Set, swatchesAs quoted on www.Aromaleigh.com regarding this lovely collection:
-note, Air and Light not swatched...I don't have that one, meh-
Color Descriptions (Color is subjective and I may see things differently than you... because of this, samples are recommended, as these descriptions are my personal observations...) Les Papillons are formulated with D&C dyes. A few colors are not. These will be marked with an asterisk "*".
Flying Flower: A joyful cool frosted pink with soft violet highlight and sparkles of copper. Silvery metallic heart.
Morphing Moon: My favorite teal shade to date. Smooth and faceted with rich dimension and shimmer, like the scales of a butterfly's wings.
Earthly Delights: Silvery taupes morph with earthen greys, reflecting soft sparkles of blue, coral and gold. Metallic.*
Glowing Luna: A pigmented warm green yellow... or yellowish warm green? You choose. Sparks of copper and pink add an ethereal dimension. *
Dormant Dream: A dramatic and vivid fuschia purple with a metallic heart and pearl frost finish. (A customer requested a "Gucci" purple, and this is the result!)
Ephemeral Violet: A cool frosted metallic purple with strong finish and sparks of copper flash.
Flutura's Cloud: A brilliant blue of exceptional vibrancy and depth. Metallic heart with intense blue frost and sparks of blue, red and gold. This shade was inspired by the amazing color of the Blue Morpho Butterfly.
Fragile Charms: a muted mauved purple with fuschia and burgundy undertones. Slight blue highlight, silvery metallic smoothness and brilliant diamond glints.
Zephyr's Breeze: A brilliant warm green, rich with pearls and silver, and sparkles of yellow radiating pink flashes of light. * This contains no FD&C dyes, but does contain chromium oxide green.
Spread your Wings: The gentle earthy orange of the Monarch Butterfly, but rich with metallic splendor, vivid color and sparks of pure silver.
Golden Chrysalis: A truly unique muted organic gold with amazing dimensional spirit. Shimmer of golden red lustrous metallic honeyed gold and sparks of violet interplay. *
Thalia's Return: A deep and vivid warm chestnut metallic brown with sparkles of wine, coral and gold. *
Soul Takes Flight: A deep smokey grey/black frosted base with wine undertones, brilliantly offset with sparks of aqua, pink and violet (if you loved "Elegie", you'll be craving this!). *
Emergent Beauty: The deepest pearlescent mauved burgundy with smoke tones, deep metallic red and sparkles of russet and aqua. *
Butterfly Kisses: Sweetest cool silvery frosted pink with lavender tones, golden highlights and brilliant sparks of aqua.*
Flutter-by: A vivid pink/coral/red with metallic texture and sparkles of delicate earthy green.
Vigil of Change: Intense deep cool purple with smokey metallic undertones and golden highlights with pink sparkles.
Winged Psyche: A green rich with dimension and lustrous metallic finish. Tinges of blue and shimmering flashes of pale blue make this anything but ordinary. Inspired by the rarest green butterflies.
Crimson Mimicry: Rich frosted metallic smooth true red with sparks of coral, red and gold shining in the sunlight.
Now, for the swatches- no, not the watches- lookee! I started with Glowing Luna, since it's such a unique, iridescent shade that is the perfect yellow green 'glow in the dark' firefly beauty.
The above were taken indoors with a flash. Click on the photo to enlarge in a new window. They're very consistently pigmented and true to the shade in the pot. I used a C shaped shadow brush over ELF's shadow primer- not bad for a buck!
However, like a dork, I accidently have Isadore- an eye lustre in there- hey, nobody's perfect! Great colour- a vibrant, green based aqua- lurves it! These are in sunset light, awww, romantique!
I enjoy this collection so much! They have gorgeous, thoughtful names and rich shades. Bravo, Miss K!
Until next time,