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AROMALEIGH GOTHIC LOLITA MINERAL EYESHADOWS: KERA MAGAZINE GOTH MAKEUP TUTORIAL, BLACK LEATHER GLOVES.

Aromaleigh electro bright neon makeup. Cute Scottish Fold cat, fat yellow cat with closed eyes sitting on bag. Mineral powder makeup, rainbow colors.

Some people dread receiving anthrax in the mail; I, on the other hand, look forward to parcels full of strange powders! Aromaleigh sent me the mother of all care packages: dozens of mineral eyeshadow samples, lip cremes, rouges, foundations. Miss K and I have been exchanging messages for months, and many of you have been raving about her indie cosmetics company. At last, I’ll find out what the fuss is about.

First sign that it’s quality product: Basil Farrow approves. My cat’s very sensitive to chemicals (harsh cleaning products give him an allergic reaction) – but he gave these high-grade mineral powders a sniff, plopped down on the pink Aromaleigh bag, and went to sleep.

Japanese style makeup, Gothic Lolita eyeshadow and lipstick. Black lace hair accessory for Goth and Lolita girls. Slick short black leather button gloves.

I’ve been itching to replicate this look from December’s Kera Magazine with Aromaleigh’s Gothic Lolita mineral eyeshadows. Miss K is spot on when she describes Gothic Lolita makeup as “girlish, Victorian, Gothic, vintage, dolly, sweet, romantic” – yet fresh-faced; minimal. I found her shimmery shadows to be the perfect ingredients for cooking up this look.

I swept the gold Satin Laces shadow to my eyebrows and put purple/brown Morbid Curiosity over my lids. With a small brush, I outlined my eyes with Plush Romantic, a Gothic Lolita shadow that combines Mana’s favorite colors – black and dark blue – with a hint of pica-pica. Finally, I added a touch of blue from the Rocks! Sonic Eyes collection of vibrant hues.

Kera Magazine scan on how to do makeup, tutorial for Gothic Lolita outfits, hair, eye makeup. How to do black and blue Goth eyes. Aromaleigh mineral powders.

I don’t own a light lipstick, so I used concealer and a touch of Dolly, a top-selling Gothic Lolita rouge. I lightly brushed Dolly over my cheeks as well.

I’ve been in love with my new leather gloves; the slickness reminds me of late 80s Euro-pop music videos. Believe it or not, I found these short leather button gloves in Le Chateau, Canadian equivalent of Forever 21. Shop high; shop low; you never ever know!

Already, Basil and I have joined Aromaleigh’s legion of rabid fans. I can’t wait to experiment with more of the products. Any suggestions for what I should tackle next? You can purchase the Gothic Lolita collection and more skin-friendly meets edgy makeup on Aromaleigh’s website. A certain musician wears this brand…

Song of the Day #38: Emilie Autumn – Gothic Lolita

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  1. nign
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Jealousy pangs!!! I own everything AL shown except most of the Rocks! series….

    Your rocker edge accessorizing is cooler than the Kera original… And didn't I say the AL Gothic Lolita range is exactly made for replicating the Kera looks? *wink wink*

    Must say Dolly applied alone, without a considerable layer of concealer, doesn't look like that at all though….

    And if Miss K is reading this — some lighter shade of lipsticks pleeeeeaaaaaaaaaase?????

    Here also attesting to AL products' purity, gentleness and more: I can only wash my face with 100% pure water, the kind used in labs, or my face literally rot within a couple hours — ok it doesn't exactly *rot,* but it peels and sprouts giant strange things and turns weird colors.

    While there are many mineral makeup brands that are truly preservatives-free and gentle, AL is the only one that actually looks great and is capable of letting you do all the very beautiful or very crazy things you see in all kinds of magazines, with the same performance standard you expect to see in Chanel/ M.A.C./ Bobbi Brown products and/ or better. And it's like, dirt cheap????

    And it's the only brand that has a HUGE range of EVERYTHING that goes beautifully with very pale skin. Earth-toned eyeshadows that no longer make me look like I didn't sleep for three days straight.

    And blushes that are brightly colored and don't make pale girls look like a clown? Hello????

    Rabid fan talk, I know — but imagine being tortured by all kinds of allergies, of the skin and otherwise, and finally finding something that you both can and want to use and that makes you feel good about your day — and that's after years of search and thousands of dollars spent on things you either can't or don't really want to use. Rabid fanship is written in my destiny.

    And yay to Emilie Autumn. ^_^

  2. RED
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    cute make up :)

  3. 甘いさくらんぼ
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    I just love make up… its like another art for me :] Thanks for sharing ^0^ *hugs*

  4. lacarmina
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Merci :)

  5. lacarmina
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    I was very impressed by the gentle application of the blushes, too. Usually, a dab is enough to make me tomato-bright.

    Basil understands your allergy woes ;)

  6. nign
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    So… how about some lovey rouge on his furry cheeks too? Is the idea too naughty? I actually think it would be cute. (* ̄▽ ̄)/‧★*”`'*-.,_,.-*'`”*-.,_☆,.

    If I understand it correctly, most Aromaleigh products are ingestible, save for the few Rocks! ones specifically labelled otherwise.

  7. lacarmina
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Haha this is the closest you'll get to Gothic makeup on my cat! ^__^

    https://www.lacarmina.com/blog/2008/12/pierced-g

  8. Mmy
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Hee, I wondered if you'd review the collection! I absolutely ADORE the colors of this line; they're all the perfect shimmery, slightly sparkly shades to bear such a cute name. (The drag queen in me is addicted to the Sonic Rocks glitters, too…)

  9. Mmy
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    My ghostly-pale friends agree with the pale skin recommendation! That's honestly one thing I'd love to see — another GL finishing powder for darker tones. (I've heard Metamorphosis is supposed to be basically an all-skintone translucent powder, but being VERY olive, I haven't been brave enough to try it…) I don't use foundation, only finishing powder; I understand her foundations come in a wide range of shades.

    Those particular shadows, though, are absolutely gorgeous on me (and everyone I've seen wearing them).

  10. nign
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Ooops, you just mentioned the only one AL product that I don't like, though it's more out of personal preference… You can't tell from the pictures, but Metamorphosis on the face looks like diamond dust!! It's a beauiful effect, but I loath obvious glitter. :(

    And, yeah, I don't think it would look good on olive skin, but I kind of doubt if any brand can make something that so resembles diamond dust perfectly compatible to an olive skintone. If you're after the kind of perfect angelic luminosity that Kera advocates, I'd suggest just try Perle…. Though I guess you probably already did. :)

  11. chelsea
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Hello Kitty for MAC is coming, if ever now is the time to obsess about makeup.

  12. nign
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Jealousy pangs!!! I own everything AL shown except most of the Rocks! series….

    Your rocker edge accessorizing is cooler than the Kera original… And didn’t I say the AL Gothic Lolita range is exactly made for replicating the Kera looks? *wink wink*

    Must say Dolly applied alone, without a considerable layer of concealer, doesn’t look like that at all though….

    And if Miss K is reading this — some lighter shade of lipsticks pleeeeeaaaaaaaaaase?????

    Here also attesting to AL products’ purity, gentleness and more: I can only wash my face with 100% pure water, the kind used in labs, or my face literally rot within a couple hours — ok it doesn’t exactly *rot,* but it peels and sprouts giant strange things and turns weird colors.

    While there are many mineral makeup brands that are truly preservatives-free and gentle, AL is the only one that actually looks great and is capable of letting you do all the very beautiful or very crazy things you see in all kinds of magazines, with the same performance standard you expect to find in Chanel/ M.A.C./ Bobbi Brown products and/ or better. And it’s like, dirt cheap????

    And it’s the only brand that has a HUGE range of EVERYTHING that goes beautifully with very pale skin. Earth-toned eyeshadows that no longer make me look like I didn’t sleep for three days straight.

    And blushes that are brightly colored and don’t make pale girls look like a clown? Hello????

    Rabid fan talk, I know — but imagine being tortured by all kinds of allergies, of the skin and otherwise, and finally finding something that you both can and want to use and that makes you feel good about your day — and that’s after years of search and thousands of dollars spent on things you either can’t or don’t really want to use. Rabid fanship is written in my destiny.

    And yay to Emilie Autumn and Le Chateau. ^_^

    • lacarmina
      Posted February 3, 2009 at 12:23 am | Permalink

      I was very impressed by the gentle application of the blushes, too. Usually, a dab is enough to make me tomato-bright.

      Basil understands your allergy woes ;)

      • nign
        Posted February 3, 2009 at 12:34 am | Permalink

        So… how about some lovey rouge on his furry cheeks too? Is the idea too naughty? I actually think it would be cute. (* ̄▽ ̄)/‧★*”`’*-.,_,.-*’`”*-.,_☆,.

        If I understand it correctly, most Aromaleigh products are ingestible, save for the few Rocks! ones specifically labelled otherwise.

    • Mmy
      Posted February 3, 2009 at 12:57 am | Permalink

      My ghostly-pale friends agree with the pale skin recommendation! That’s honestly one thing I’d love to see — another GL finishing powder for darker tones. (I’ve heard Metamorphosis is supposed to be basically an all-skintone translucent powder, but being VERY olive, I haven’t been brave enough to try it…) I don’t use foundation, only finishing powder; I understand her foundations come in a wide range of shades.

      Those particular shadows, though, are absolutely gorgeous on me (and everyone I’ve seen wearing them).

      • nign
        Posted February 3, 2009 at 1:11 am | Permalink

        Ooops, you just mentioned the only one AL product that I don’t like, though it’s more out of personal preference… You can’t tell from the pictures, but Metamorphosis on the face looks like diamond dust!! It’s a beauiful effect, but I loath obvious glitter. :(

        And, yeah, I don’t think it would look good on olive skin, but I kind of doubt if any brand can make something that so resembles diamond dust perfectly compatible to an olive skintone. If you’re after the kind of perfect angelic luminosity that Kera advocates, I’d suggest just try Perle…. Though I guess you probably already did. :)

  13. lacarmina
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Feb 10 online, Feb 12 in stores! In fact, I'm being interviewed about kawaii culture in advertising tomorrow – and MAC / Hello Kitty was one of the examples.

    I'll do a post about it tomorrow – I'd be interested in what everyone thinks about the collaboration. :)

  14. RED
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    cute make up :)

  15. 甘いさくらんぼ
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    I just love make up… its like another art for me :] Thanks for sharing ^0^ *hugs*

  16. Mmy
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    Hee, I wondered if you’d review the collection! I absolutely ADORE the colors of this line; they’re all the perfect shimmery, slightly sparkly shades to bear such a cute name. (The drag queen in me is addicted to the Sonic Rocks glitters, too…)

  17. chelsea
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 1:44 am | Permalink

    Hello Kitty for MAC is coming, if ever now is the time to obsess about makeup.

    • lacarmina
      Posted February 3, 2009 at 3:11 am | Permalink

      Feb 10 online, Feb 12 in stores! In fact, I’m being interviewed about kawaii culture in advertising tomorrow – and MAC / Hello Kitty was one of the examples.

      I’ll do a post about it tomorrow – I’d be interested in what everyone thinks about the collaboration. :)

    • lacarmina
      Posted February 3, 2009 at 3:11 am | Permalink

      Feb 10 online, Feb 12 in stores! In fact, I’m being interviewed about kawaii culture in advertising tomorrow – and MAC / Hello Kitty was one of the examples.

      I’ll do a post about it tomorrow – I’d be interested in what everyone thinks about the collaboration. :)

  18. nign
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    And… Did I spot some deliciously smokey Bete Noire shadows in the first picture? (I.D.ed them by color and first/ last letters)

    I'm hoping that Miss K. also included some things from the Elemental Lustre and the Eye Lustre collections… And Pure Rouge blushes too. These are great — no, ESSENTIAL really — for recreating all kinds of looks currently fashionable in Japan. Wonderful for both looking dramatic or just everyday fabulosity and for accentuating the more audacious GothLoli, Bete Noire and Rocks!.

    But I suppose just getting familiar with GL, BN and Rocks will take up enough of your time in the coming month(s) already. ;)

  19. nign
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    And… Did I spot some deliciously smokey Bete Noire shadows in the first picture? (I.D.ed them by color and first/ last letters)

    I’m hoping that Miss K. also included some things from the Elemental Lustre and the Eye Lustre collections… And Pure Rouge blushes too. These are great — no, ESSENTIAL really — for recreating all kinds of looks currently fashionable in Japan. Wonderful for both looking dramatic or just everyday fabulosity and for accentuating the more audacious GothLoli, Bete Noire and Rocks!.

    But I suppose just getting familiar with GL, BN and Rocks will take up enough of your time in the coming month(s) already. ;)

  20. nign
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    And… Did I spot some deliciously smokey Bete Noire shadows in the first picture? (I.D.ed them by color and first/ last letters)

    I’m hoping that Miss K. also included some things from the Elemental Lustre and the Eye Lustre collections… And Pure Rouge blushes too. These are great — no, ESSENTIAL really — for recreating all kinds of looks currently fashionable in Japan. Wonderful for both looking dramatic or just everyday fabulosity and for accentuating the more audacious GothLoli, Bete Noire and Rocks!.

    But I suppose just getting familiar with GL, BN and Rocks will take up enough of your time in the coming month(s) already. ;)

  21. Ia
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    I love Aromaleigh! I use their products all the time. It's the only foundation I allow on my face! Cured my sensitive skin's irratation right off the bat. And their Rocks! eye shadows are wonderful! They're sooo bright and they actually show up! I'm actually wearing the googamush green. ;)

  22. Ia
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    I love Aromaleigh! I use their products all the time. It’s the only foundation I allow on my face! Cured my sensitive skin’s irratation right off the bat. And their Rocks! eye shadows are wonderful! They’re sooo bright and they actually show up! I’m actually wearing the googamush green. ;)

  23. Ia
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    I love Aromaleigh! I use their products all the time. It’s the only foundation I allow on my face! Cured my sensitive skin’s irratation right off the bat. And their Rocks! eye shadows are wonderful! They’re sooo bright and they actually show up! I’m actually wearing the googamush green. ;)

  24. まるめるかどぅ
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    今年の春の新色メイク☆ミヮ
    黒のeye shadow★に注目してます(∩.∩)

    おすすめヮ☆

    ヴィセ/コーセーのブラキッシュ・フォルミング・アイズのB-3

    デカ目効果バッチリ★です(・∀・)

  25. まるめるかどぅ
    Posted February 4, 2009 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    今年の春の新色メイク☆ミヮ
    黒のeye shadow★に注目してます(∩.∩)

    おすすめヮ☆

    ヴィセ/コーセーのブラキッシュ・フォルミング・アイズのB-3

    デカ目効果バッチリ★です(・∀・)

  26. まるめるかどぅ
    Posted February 4, 2009 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    今年の春の新色メイク☆ミヮ
    黒のeye shadow★に注目してます(∩.∩)

    おすすめヮ☆

    ヴィセ/コーセーのブラキッシュ・フォルミング・アイズのB-3

    デカ目効果バッチリ★です(・∀・)

  27. Emma
    Posted February 4, 2009 at 11:46 pm | Permalink

    Would you recommend the Gothic Lolita series of the Aromaleigh make-up? I am definitely considering to buy some of it now, especially the eye shadows and rogue. Or maybe all of it! xD I really like the colours, they're so vibrant, yet so subtle…

  28. lacarmina
    Posted February 4, 2009 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I highly recommend it. It's surprisingly well tailored to Gothic Lolita looks – I think you'll like it a lot. I'll be playing around with it some more!

  29. Emma
    Posted February 5, 2009 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Would you recommend the Gothic Lolita series of the Aromaleigh make-up? I am definitely considering to buy some of it now, especially the eye shadows and rogue. Or maybe all of it! xD I really like the colours, they’re so vibrant, yet so subtle…

    • lacarmina
      Posted February 5, 2009 at 7:53 am | Permalink

      Yes, I highly recommend it. It’s surprisingly well tailored to Gothic Lolita looks – I think you’ll like it a lot. I’ll be playing around with it some more!

    • lacarmina
      Posted February 5, 2009 at 7:53 am | Permalink

      Yes, I highly recommend it. It’s surprisingly well tailored to Gothic Lolita looks – I think you’ll like it a lot. I’ll be playing around with it some more!

  30. Emma
    Posted February 5, 2009 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Would you recommend the Gothic Lolita series of the Aromaleigh make-up? I am definitely considering to buy some of it now, especially the eye shadows and rogue. Or maybe all of it! xD I really like the colours, they’re so vibrant, yet so subtle…

  31. Trashtastika
    Posted February 5, 2009 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I was inspired by your post to go back to my multi-coloured make-up roots – yellow and turquoise . Here's the link: http://photos-d. ll. facebook. com/photos-ll-snc1/v2169/2/82/713328053/n713328053_2069867_1452. jpg

  32. lacarmina
    Posted February 5, 2009 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Oh wow!! I salute to you!

  33. Trashtastika
    Posted February 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I was inspired by your post to go back to my multi-coloured make-up roots – yellow and turquoise . Here’s the link: http://photos-d. ll. facebook. com/photos-ll-snc1/v2169/2/82/713328053/n713328053_2069867_1452. jpg

  34. Trashtastika
    Posted February 5, 2009 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I was inspired by your post to go back to my multi-coloured make-up roots – yellow and turquoise . Here’s the link: http://photos-d. ll. facebook. com/photos-ll-snc1/v2169/2/82/713328053/n713328053_2069867_1452. jpg

  35. Halifax
    Posted February 9, 2009 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    Maybe Ms. K's Rocks next?

  36. Halifax
    Posted February 9, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Maybe Ms. K's Rocks next?