Aromaleigh Dryades Collection: Very picture heavy!

Aromaleigh posted to their Facebook page, asking for beauty bloggers interested in doing some swatching, so I figured, why not?! I’ve been really wanting to try Aromaleigh eyeshadows, since they look so beautiful. I had actually right before this put in an order of some colors from the Okeanides Collection, so they just shipped it all in the same package. So I got a million little baggies all at once! Ha! I guess I’ll start with this collection, and then later do swatches and a review of the other things I picked up.

First of all, my overall impression: These colors are stunning. They aren’t ridiculously sparkly like some other brands, which many of you will be thankul for. Not everyone out there is a sparkle-whore.  What’s amazing about these colors is the duochrome. They are so complex and interesting. I was really impressed. I took a ton of pictures to try to capture the complexity of these colors. They also blend really well together.

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But now, swatches!



Othreis: Aromaleigh describes Othreis as “a beautiful, delicate gold to green color traveling duochrome in a plush matte fawn base.” This is a pretty accurate description from what my eyes see. The base color looks a bit like a warm pink with tons of gold sparkles. I don’t see as much of the green color. It is there, but it’s very subtle. IMG_3699 IMG_3700 IMG_3720 IMG_3721


Ekho: Aromaleigh describes Ekho as “a soft warm carmel shade, with a lively verdant duochrome.” To me, this is a rosy-rust color with a green duochrome. Very naturally beautiful. I will be wearing the hell out of this color. IMG_3701 IMG_3702 IMG_3719 IMG_3718


Heliades: Aromaleigh describes Heliades as “a warm golden tan with a very strong red to copper duochrome effect.” The description is 100% accurate. The copper/red shift is super strong here. The base color is a pale mustard-y color. I don’t think that color will suit me, but I’m certainly going to give it a try. It’s stunning! IMG_3703 IMG_3704 IMG_3716IMG_3717


Hesperides: Aromaleigh describes Hesperides as “a plush terracotta shade with a strong golden to chartreuse color traveling duochrome.” I get the terracotta color. That’s a great description of the base color. It has a strong golden shift to it – very strong. I didn’t see the chartreuse shift, though, unfortunately. But it’s such a complex color that I’m sure it would show in the right light. IMG_3705IMG_3705IMG_3715IMG_3714


Byblis: Aromaleigh describes Byblis as “an exquisite warm green with a very strong red/copper duochrome.” Again, the description is accurate. The duochrome here is very, very strong. Over glitter glue, you can barely even see that there is a base color here! IMG_3707 IMG_3708 IMG_3712 IMG_3713


Daphnis: Aromaleigh describes Daphnis as “a rich chestnut brown with a vibrant color traveling duochrome that shifts from blue to teal to green.” This color is really complex – over different bases it looks TOTALLY different, which is pretty damn cool. Over glitter glue, it has a strong blue/purple shift. Over white base, it feels more green and a bit more subdued. I didn’t expect this to be a favorite, but it is definitely intensely beautiful – and a favorite! IMG_3722 IMG_3723 IMG_3724 IMG_3725


Kyllene: Aromaleigh describes this color as “a warm medium brown plush matte base with a brilliant green to teal duochrome.” To me, this looked like a rusty brown with an extremely strong green shift. IMG_3726 IMG_3727


Dryope: Aromaleigh describes this as “a real chameleon – it shifts from chestnut to brownish green, while the duochrome overlay shifts from red to aqua!” This color has a green base. Over glitter glue, it’s got a very pink duochrome. Over a white base, it’s more olive green-brown with a few scattered pink sparkles. IMG_3728 IMG_3730 9.19.28 AM IMG_3729


Pitys: Aromaleigh describes this color as “a chestnut-purple plush base, with color shifting effects of chartreuse to gold to green.” This color is a dark dusty mauve with copper-gold shift, but over glitter glue, you can really see the green. It’s such a complex color. I am really in love with it. IMG_3732 IMG_3733 IMG_3734


Kraneia: Aromaleigh describes this color as “a deep breen (brown-green) with a strong red to violet duochrome” This is a stunning dark gray with fuchsia sparkles with an intense magenta shift. WOW. This is stunning. IMG_3735 IMG_3736 IMG_3737


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How about a FOTD with this collection!?
Kyllene on the outer half, Ekho on the inner half, Othreis with Dim Tradition from Blackbird Cosmetics for under the brow. Paired with MAC Festivity lipstick. IMG_3745 IMG_3748 IMG_3751 IMG_3767 IMG_3775 IMG_3780 IMG_3774 IMG_3744 IMG_3752 IMG_3779

*Press Samples*
*All opinions are my own. I was sent the Dryades Collection to swatch and review.*


What do you think?

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