I really like Aromaleigh’s Myrtha (from the En Pointe collection, presumably named for this Myrtha, since I’m no expert on ballet, although it is very lovely) – but I’m not quite sure what to do with it. Or how to use it, I guess I mean. So I thought it was long past time to have a go at it. Some day, when I get my shit together, I think I’m going to try creating a winged shape in my crease with Pixie Epoxy, and then putting Myrtha on top of it, as well as on my lid but without PE – to get kind of a foiled and also not-foiled thing going on, on a larger scale, for comparison. As it was, I did use Myrtha both dry and foiled – but I think it’d have more impact if the foiled part were larger and blended into the unfoiled part somewhat more.
It is such a lovely, lovely, shimmering, but elusive shadow. Sometimes light brown (almost a dark mothy color), sometimes shimmering green, sometimes greenish gold, sometimes – foiled – a surprising almost-metallic light blue! Just elusive and lovely. I also recently had a go at making my own polishes (from mineral pigments/shadows, and also frankening), and it is SO addictive. (I only stopped because I ran out of bottles I was willing to empty.) And the Myrtha polish is GORGE! And so here we are! Full-face up top; close-ups, details, and the Myrtha polish shots below the cut.
I left the large shots SUPERLARGE so hopefully you can get a better look at Myrtha. And threw in an extra angle to try and capture more of the shift and shimmer.
-Concrete Minerals Electric Eye Primer
-Aromaleigh En Pointe Collection eyeshadow in Myrtha on lid and crease, kind of rubbed down so it leaned brown (but then I patted a bit more on top for the greenish-gold sheen, so…yeah)
-Aromaleigh En Pointe Collection eyeshadow in Myrtha plus Aromaleigh’s Indelible Eyeliner Sealant to foil Myrtha as my eyeliner (looks rather different foiled, yes?)
-Nyx Doll Eye Volume Mascara
-L’Oreal HiP Jelly Balm in Luscious (loving this!)
Myrtha polish base was Cina topcoat, and I just kept dumping in Myrtha and shaking until I liked the end product. (And I still have plenty of “dry” Myrtha left, yay!)