if I were to fall down a rabbit hole and find myself in a land where everything is nonsense (*knock on wood*), I should like to think that whole world would be coloured as magically as Aromaleigh’s Wonderstruck collection, the second of three collections I refer to as AL’s “cosmic farewell.” (my review of Mythos is here; my review of Spells! is here)
much has already been said about Wonderstruck, and that much-ness has actually been more than a little difficult to avoid, but I did manage to refrain from reading any other commentary on this collection (no mean feat, I assure you!) so I could write my own impressions and descriptions w/o my perspective being influenced by other bloggers’ opinions.
to my eye, Wonderstruck is a fantasy blend of candy-coloured pastels, a few luxe deep jewel-toned hues, and several deceptively ordinary-looking neutrals that rather caught me off-guard when closer examination revealed their secrets — swatching this collection was quite the adventure! as w/the other “cosmic farewell” collections, the shadows in Wonderstruck are all glittery to some extent, and since some of the shades consist of glitter in lighter or plush bases, eyeshadow primer is a must (I’ve made particular note of these colours) — not only will you get better adhesion/wear, you’ll enjoy the full effect of highlights, lowlights, interference colour shifts, sparkle, etc.
Kristen has already posted skin swatches of Wonderstruck (just scroll down past the swatch chart), but I know many mmu shoppers find written descriptions of colours helpful, so I’ve included my own “word pictures” next to each individual colour swatch below (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: I did not receive the sample set of Wonderstruck as a promotional consideration; I purchased it myself)
try as I might, I’ve not been able to narrow my picks for this collection down to less than half of it (which is pretty much par for me when it comes to AL’s e/s collections) ;\ lol there are just too many wonders, too many colours that look like something I might already have but when compared are actually completely different, too many curiosities beckoning to me through the looking glass… personally I think Lewis Carroll, Walt Disney, and Tim Burton would all be pleased in their own ways w/this tribute to a much-loved fantasy — I know I’ve been wearing a big cheshire-cat grin playing w/these pretties myself! 😉