20% OFF store-wide sale through 11:59 PM EST 8/17 + eyeshadow GWP for eligible orders!

SUMMER SALE.1150x.SUNFLOWEROur 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!

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20% OFF store-wide sale through 11:59 PM EST 8/17 + eyeshadow GWP for eligible orders!

July’s Goddess is DIANA, a gorgeous and luminous highlighter!

DIANA.ARTJuly’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!

July’s Goddess is DIANA, a gorgeous and luminous highlighter!

SUMMER SALE! Hundreds of items 25% OFF through 11:59 PM PST 6/29

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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.

SUMMER SALE! Hundreds of items 25% OFF through 11:59 PM PST 6/29

Now Available! Color traveling multichrome shades inspired by colorful insects… INSECTARIUM

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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.

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Now Available! Color traveling multichrome shades inspired by colorful insects… INSECTARIUM

New FATALIS lip cremes inspired by the Bleeding Heart, and the Komodo Dragon!

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Dicentra formosa, inspired by the gorgeous pink hue of the bleeding heart flower. Suggested by Angela T.

Dicentra is a Greek term meaning “double spurred,” referring to the way the tips of the petals flare out. Formosa is from the Latin word formosus, meaning “beautiful.”. Dicentra formosa, or Pacific Bleeding Heart is a perennial plant with cascades of heart-shaped flowers. All parts of the plant are poisonous, containing toxic alkaloids.

Varanus komodoensis, inspired by scales of the Komodo Dragon. If you loved the “Dragon’s Kiss” lipgloss from last year’s Red Dragon box, this utilizes the same pigment blend, but in color creme form!

The genus name, Varanus is the latinization of the Arabic word “waran” which stands for monitor (Egyptians believed these lizards served as monitors, alerting people to the presence of crocodiles), while komodoensis refers to the island of Komodo, one of the areas where it is found. Varanus komodoensis, or the Komodo monitor lizard, is the largest lizard on earth, found only on certain islands in Indonesia.

Komodo dragons kill using a one-two punch of sharp teeth and a venomous bite, scientists have confirmed for the first time. The find dispels the common belief that toxic bacteria in the Komodos’ mouths are responsible for ultimately killing the dragons‘ prey. (source: National Geographic)

Varanus komodoensis, inspired by scales of the Komodo Dragon. If you loved the “Dragon’s Kiss” lipgloss from last year’s Red Dragon box, this utilizes the same pigment blend, but in color creme form!

The genus name, Varanus is the latinization of the Arabic word “waran” which stands for monitor (Egyptians believed these lizards served as monitors, alerting people to the presence of crocodiles), while komodoensis refers to the island of Komodo, one of the areas where it is found. Varanus komodoensis, or the Komodo monitor lizard, is the largest lizard on earth, found only on certain islands in Indonesia.

Komodo dragons kill using a one-two punch of sharp teeth and a venomous bite, scientists have confirmed for the first time. The find dispels the common belief that toxic bacteria in the Komodos’ mouths are responsible for ultimately killing the dragons‘ prey. (source: National Geographic)

New FATALIS lip cremes inspired by the Bleeding Heart, and the Komodo Dragon!

June’s Goddess of the Month is IXCHEL

Ixchel is June’s Goddess of the month, another shade in the new monthly Goddess series which will feature a specially curated cheek or face product each month. Would you like to suggest a Goddess? You can do so here!

June’s Goddess of the Month is IXCHEL, suggested by Karolina Valikova and available on June 1st. Her request for a highlighter shade is “I would imagine her as a highlighter. Pale lavender with gold shift/glow. Somehow to make these two colours equally visible and not let one overpower the other. No glitter or sparkles. Just a beautiful smooth creamy-like glowy texture.”

 From Goddess Gift.com: “As an ancient fertility goddess, Ix-Chel was responsible for sending rain to nourish the crops. When fulfilling that function she was called “Lady Rainbow”. She helped insure fertility by overturning her sacred womb jar so that the waters would flow.

Though sometimes depicted as a goddess of catastrophe (the woman who stands by as the world floods), many of her myths show her in a more benevolent light—as a goddess who refused to become a victim of oppression. This was a woman who, when faced with adversity, took charge of her life and turned it around!

Ix-Chel was almost too beautiful, this girl with opalescent skin who sat in the skies brushing her shimmering hair for hours on end. All the gods were captivated by her. All but one, that is. Kinich Ahau, the Sun God, seemed immune to Ix-Chel’s charms. Yet he was the only one she really ever wanted. For years she had longed for him as she watched him glide across the sky in all his golden splendor.

But the more Ix-Chel followed him around, the worse the weather on earth became. As she chased after him the tides would rise, creating floods that inundated the fields and caused the crops to die. So enamored was she, that Ix-Chel did not even notice the havoc she was causing.

Like many moon goddesses Ix-Chel was a fine weaver, and it was the beautiful cloth she wove that finally captured Kinich Ahau’s attention. Soon they had become lovers.”

June’s Goddess of the Month is IXCHEL

The LEDA & THE SWAN collection is now available!

The Leda & the Swan collection, inspired by the mythology of Leda, and the painting by Gianbettino Cignaroli. The collection contains ten frost eyeshadows, four soft lustre rouges, three multi-purpose/bronzers and two tinted lip balms. The collection is predominantly neutrals and easy-to-wear shades, with a few punchy brights. While the last few years of collections have been dominated by special effects type of shades, there have been many requests for the return of more straightforward, well-formulated, daily wear shades. This year, I’ll be working on some collections to fulfill those foundation needs.

SHOP THE COLLECTION!

Tinted Lip Balms: Rara Avis, Waterlily

Multipurpose/Bronzer: Flutter, Quiver, Plume

Soft Lustre Rouge: Swan Song, Beat of Wings, Dioskouroi, Guise of a Swan

Eyeshadows: Leda, Tyndareus, Helene, Kastor, Pollux, Klytemnestra, Timandra, Phoibe, Kykinos, Philonoe

 Ledain Greek legend, usually believed to be the daughter of Thestius, king of Aetolia, and wife of Tyndareus, king of Lacedaemon. Some ancient writers thought she was the mother by Tyndareus of Clytemnestra, wife of King Agamemnon, and of Castor, one of the Heavenly Twins. She was also believed to have been the mother (by Zeus, who had approached and seduced her in the form of a swan) of the other twin, Pollux, and of Helen, both of whom hatched from eggs. Variant legends gave divine parentage to both the twins and possibly also to Clytemnestra, with all three of them having hatched from the eggs of Leda, while yet other legends say that Leda bore the twins to her mortal husband, Tyndareus. Still other variants say that Leda may have hatched out Helen from an egg laid by the goddess Nemesis, who was similarly approached by Zeus in the form of a swan. (The egg was shown to tourists in Sparta in the 2nd century ad, according to the travel writer Pausanias.) The divine swan’s encounter with Leda was a subject depicted by both ancient Greek and Italian Renaissance artists” SOURCE 

The LEDA & THE SWAN collection is now available!