Aromaleigh "Hot in the City" Limited Edition Eyes 2009

July 10, 2009

I love that Aromaleigh’s 2009 Limited Edition eyeshadow collection is inspired by New York City – I love the idea of pairing shadows like Return to Tiffany’s and Late for Work while playing hooky from the office and shopping on Fifth Avenue, or rocking Hoity Toity, Socialite and Girl’s Night Out for a night out on the town with friends.

I saw swatches of these on Decorative Diva’s blog yesterday (check them out HERE) and, despite my intentions to be fiscally responsible for the next few months, I’m having a very very hard time resisting. I rarely like every item from a collection but these are all pretty stunning, my favorites being Coney Island, Rooftop Garden, Girl’s Night Out, Return to Tiffany’s, Swelter, Italian Ice and Concrete Jungle.

Here are Aromaleigh’s shade descriptions:

window shopping :
neutral champagne buff with golden iridescent highlight and vivid gold sparkles.

skyscraper: rich, deep gray/green/brown tones with shimmery highlights of copper, pink and blue.

coney island : joyous green apple luster with bright sparks of green.

swelter: lustrous tangerine with a pink iridescent highlight and contrasting purple sparkles.

gridlock: mysterious midnight blue, teal green, silvery pewter and warm chocolate tones… all in one, ever-changing.

return to tiffany’s : gorgeous aqua sheen with diamond luster and bright teal sparkles.

girl’s night out: warm purple frost with bright green sparkles.

hustle & bustle : a warm coppery brown shade with iridescence of pearlized greens and roses…

asphalt: darkest ebony matte black offset by the brightest sparks of pink and gold.

italian ice: sweet and tart bright lemon yellow with pretty pink sparkles throughout…

concrete jungle : warmed taupe with the most amazing bright sparks of aqua.

neon lights : soft flame orange with sparks of blue.

lady liberty : lustrous smokey blue green frost, the shade of weathered copper… like the lady herself!

socialite: roses, mauves and browns in a lustrous frost with bright sparks of pinky mauve.

late for work : Vivid deep cornflower blue luster with sparkles of blue and green.

hoity toity: Deep smokey mauve tones with a metallic pewter undertone and bright sparkles of blue.

heat wave: Warm golden luster with iridescent pink highlights and tiny golden sparkles.

rooftop garden: Warm golden green frost with tiny sparkles of gold and blue.

24 hours : deep coppered garnets, smooth and lustrous with tiny sparkles of gold and pink.

brownstone: cocoa brown frost with tiny borealis luster sparkles. Not your average brown…

My only gripe is that Aromaleigh’s samples (available HERE) come in plastic baggies as opposed to sifter jars, which I find difficult to work with. I know that you can transfer them to jars, but I just don’t have the time/patience/energy. I am dying to get my hands on a few of these though!

What shades are you loving?


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