Anyway, I swatched Asphyxia and omg, it's this unbelievable iridecsent violet that has an ever so slight blue sheen. In some lightings, it looks a bit more blueberry purple, whereas in others, it looks a bit more pinky purple.
Alike UD Mushroom (reformulation), it has a velvet texture that is definitely not chalky. The colour payoff isn't nearly as pigmented as Mushroom, but I prefer it that way... it'd be a bit Ursula otherwise.
Since I was completely sold on Asphyxia afterwards, I was determined to wait until I was in the states again before purchasing it. Considering it's priced at $22 CAD/$18 USD even though the USD and CAD are at par (sometimes, the CAD higher), and I was bound to go down to the states several times during the Summer months, it wasn't too hard to hold myself back.
During the Canada Day/Independence Day long weekend, I went down to the states and crossed this baby off my wish list.
I also took a picture of Asphyxia in yellow lighting, where it reminds me of one of the exclusive colours in my Too Faced Liquif-Eye eye shadow palette. However, Asphyxia has a much more even and fine pink-toned shimmer. The two's textures are very similar but Asphyxia definitely has better pigmentation.
|L-R: Too Faced exclusive purple, UD Asphyxia|
Have you tried any of the UD reformulated eye shadows?