Coming VERY soon… part 2 of the Six Wives of Henry VIII series. ANNE BOLEYN…
I hope to release between November 1st and 3rd.
This collection is permanent and is full of very beautiful, and wearable shades in a range of finishes. Only one shade is what I consider sparkly (La Plus Heureuse). The rest are matte and lustre finishes, and the highlighters and blushes are smooth, glowy and a dream to work with.
This collection contains four of the shades from last year’s Anne Boleyn Ephemera box. Those shades are Besotted, La Plus Heureuse, Lady Perseverance, and Marquess.
The matte shades are: Constancy (closest in shade to Pure Eyes Matte Limestone- formula is new), Queen in Heaven (closest in shade to Pure Matte Valerian- formula is new), Maligned (closed in shade to Pure Matte Bark- formula is new).
The lustre shades are Coronation, Chateau Vert, and Besotted.
Highlighters include Marquess, and the French Court.
Blush shades are Lady Perseverance, and Vivacious.
Nourishing color creme for lips is Catalyst, a very flattering vivid coral-red. I love this shade- it’s my favorite go-to color now!
All mini and full size jars have custom label art. All colors are vegan & cruelty free.
Check it out! The Catherine of Aragon collection (Part 1 of the Six Wives of Henry VIII series) will be here soon! I am shooting for the 20th of September for release date.
Contains 7 eyeshadows (2 matte (Devote, Dowager Princess), 2 metallic (Banished, Fidei Defensatrix), 2 lustre (Leviticus, Trastamara), 1 sparkly (Queen Regent)), 2 cheek/rouge colors (Ordained, Defiant), and 2 highlighters (Sir Loyal Heart, Humble & LOyal). Also a nourishing color creme for lips (Catalina) in a beautiful pomegramate/berry shade (not yet pictured in final swatches). All full sizes will have custom label art.
Queen Catherine was not the boring, dowdy woman she is oft portrayed as on programs such as The Tudors. For starters, she had pale ivory skin, blue eyes and long strawberry/auburn hair- not dark hair or a typical “Spanish” look. From her Wiki, “In her youth she was described as “the most beautiful creature in the world” and that there was “nothing lacking in her that the most beautiful girl should have.” Thomas More and Lord Herbert would reflect later in her lifetime that in regard to her appearance “there were few women who could compete with the Queen [Catherine] in her prime.”
She and Henry VIII were very much in love when they married, and he jousted wearing her colors under the name “Sir Loyal Heart”. He respected her and involved her in matters of state, as both Queen Regent, and Defender of the Faith. During their 19 year marriage, Catherine was pregnant six times, regrettably only bearing healthy issue once- in Princess Mary.
These colors are inspired by a range of visual and literary sources, as well as my own interpretations. Never one to deliver you predictable, I’ve taken some creative liberty in my own personal perception of Catherine and the palette of colors that portray her the best, in my creative capacity. I’ve watched and rewatched The Tudors and pretty much every movie and documentary on the topic. I’ve also formed a lot of visuals from reading “The Constant Princess” by Philippa Gregory and other books in her series, which I love.
Our regularly scheduled weekly 25% off sales are shelved this week in favor of a store-wide 20% OFF coupon sale!
Enter coupon code HOTSUMMER20 to see your discount taken (yes, even on clearance merch).
Orders of $30 and up AFTER discount and before shipping will receive a demi sample GWP of one of the new Insectarium volume 2 eyeshadows I sneak peeked the other day (Below). Several shades will be sent out in your orders- no telling which one you’ll get with your applicable order!
July’s Goddess is Diana. It’s a pale gold highlighter with a soft blue lustre, requested last year by Karissa. I did an Artemis eyeshadow many years ago back in 2009, and did a Goddess kit named after Artemis even further back in 2002, so opted for the Roman version of the Goddess for this month.
From Goddess Guide:
“Diana was the Goddess of the hunt and wild animals. She later took over from Luna as the Roman Goddess of the moon. Despite having no children of her own she is also considered to be a fertility Goddess, worshiped by woman trying to get pregnant and those who wish for an easy labour. Her trinity of gods included Egeria the water nymph and Virvius the woodland God. Originally she was Queen of the open sky and possible a sun Goddess in addition to being a moon Goddess as her name means light or bright sky. She is also known as “Lady of the beasts.” Men fought to the death to for the honour of becoming one of her priests. Origins and Genealogy: Her parents were Jupiter and Latona and she had a twin brother, Apollo. In the Pagan tradition she is also said to have had a daughter Aradia who became queen of the witches.”
The artwork for the jar tops is a gorgeous painting by Maria Cosway, depicting Georgiana Spencer Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, as Diana (although some sources say Cynthia, from the Faerie Queen- she is wearing Diana’s distinctive crescent tiara). Georgiana Cavendish was the great-great-great-great-aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales. If you want to read about some fascinating women, I suggest that you google both Maria Cosway and Georgiana- I really enjoyed learning about them. 🙂
This highlighter is shown lightly over eye base (bottom) and buffed out (top right corner). It can be worn on eyes or face, and is very fine-milled and lustrous while still being work friendly!
Hundreds of items on sale this week! This sale will deduct 25% OFF items as you add them to your shopping cart. Also check out the CLEARANCE section, as new products have been added to it.
Sale runs through 11:59 PM PST on June 29th.
Sale prices aren’t applicable to previously placed, shipped or received orders. I’m unable to combine orders, so please make sure your order is complete and accurate prior to submission.
Current TAT is 6-14 business days.
Introducing INSECTARIUM, color traveling multichrome eyeshadows inspired by Entomology- these ten shades specifically, are all named after colorful iridescent beetles.
This collection is permanent. Sizes, options and prices are the same as for the Fatalis collection. The larger sizes have custom artwork. The 6/16 release will be eyeshadows only at this time, additional products may be added as scheduling allows.
These shades differ from Fatalis in that they use different pigments than Fatalis. Same type of premium pigment, but different hue/color travel. They also have more vibrant base colors, while Fatalis shades are darker and employ more heathered base tones.
I’ve photographed these color-shifting shades in numerous light sources to show difference results you might see. Last year when I released Fatalis, I made the mistake of not including enough light sources in my photographs- I included primarily the mixed lighting conditions, that the unique pigments react to the most. When these go live, each color will show numerous light sources, so you can clearly see how the shadows are most vibrant and reactive to artificial/mixed indoor lighting, and more straightforward under daylight balanced lights or sunlight. This is because the pigments are more reactive to certain wavelengths of light than others, much like the beautiful Alexandrite gemstone exhibits trichroism, reflecting and absorbing light differently in different directions and color temperatures.
All of my photos are taken in various lighting conditions around my house and outdoors, under the existing light fixtures- I didn’t use a complex or intricate setup to photograph these colors. Some of the places I took the photos were at the kitchen sink, at my desk next to my computer/window/lamp, in the hallway, etc. Incandescent lighting is your run of the mill household light bulbs- typically not daylight balanced. LED and daylight balanced CFL are two different types of light sources with different reactivity to these pigments. As a rule, these are at their best in incandescent light, dimmer lighting conditions, and mixed lighting conditions. NYX cream eye base in skintone was used for all, and the product was applied with a flat taklon brush and then patted with my fingertip to further flatten the pigment particles for optimal reflectivity. Amazing results can also be achieved with a glue base, but I don’t photograph products for my site using a glue base.