as I mentioned in an earlier post, Mythos is the first of three “cosmic farewell” collections being offered by Aromaleigh as part of their final clearance sales; these are available as Vault purchases and are NOT for sale through the regular AL shop, altho’ there is a link to this and other Vault-only collections on the AL home page.
Miss K graciously sent me samples to review: the colours in Mythos are gorgeously luxe, with a wide variety of hues and finishes, altho’ it’s worth noting that they’re all glittery to some degree or another. some of the colours look quite different on (I swatched them on the back of my bare hand, no primer) than they do in the baggie, so don’t be surprised if you see a description that seems to be something of a departure from the AL swatch sample accompanying it. also, several colours have combinations of lighter eye shadow bases paired w/darker glitter accents — while I always recommend using a shadow primer for best adhesion and wear anyway, I’ve noted colours that IMO would definitely benefit from a shadow primer and would probably also play up their effects better if applied w/more of a stippling or patting technique than regular brush strokes.
skin swatches of Mythos colours can be seen on Miss K’s blog, so I won’t be duplicating them; however, I know a lot of people find written descriptions of the colours helpful, so here we go (as always, pls keep in mind that colour is subjective, so I describe hues, effects, textures, etc. the way I see them; your perceptions may be different):
(NOTE: my baggie says “artemis” — Artemis is the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt and wild animals, girlhood and virginity, childbirth, and bringer or reliever of disease in women; while “artemesia” doesn’t actually have a mythological reference, so don’t get all in a twidget if your products aren’t labeled “artemesia”)
looks midnight blue in the baggie, but no fear, it goes on a black pearl w/the barest hint of pale green interference and loads of borealis sparkle (the pic simply does NOT do it justice! oh, and I just get the biggest kick out of this being the 13th swatch on the AL reference chart <G>)
so there you have it! the colours in this collection are just as beautiful as anything we’ve ever seen from Aromaleigh — Kristen’s creativity hasn’t slacked off in the least just b/c she’s closing her business, and I for one am quite happy that she’s chosen to use up her remaining ingredient stock this way! 😀 and once again I have my heart set on about half the collection LOL (altho’ I’ll wait on most of my f/s purchases until after I’ve had a chance to see the other two collections, Wonderstruck and Spells!, and maybe narrow things down a bit. yeah right! 😉 )