Enjoy some more sneak peeks of our upcoming collection of “Multichrome” eyeshadows, due for January 1st release. This collection will contain 30 shades, which are inspired by the forgotten women of history and in some cases, legend. Women you rarely learn about in a history class, or documentary.
Penthesilea was the legendary queen of the Amazons between 1200-1100 CE, around the time of the Trojan War in which she fought. She was a Priestess of Athena and credited with inventing the battle-axe. Was she a real woman? We’ll never know. Penthesilea may have been as real or unreal as any other of the warriors in Homer’s Iliad, but she is the most significant woman other than the Helen in the epic. Her color is a rich dark green patina with multichrome effects of violet-red and gold-chartreuse.
“Skuld” was a Viking warrior elf witch from “The Saga of Hrolf Kraki”… whether she was an actual woman or not, we’ll never know. But she most certainly inspired generation after generation of shield maidens. And how could you not want to name an eyeshadow “SKULD”? This color is forged from the blood and bronze of fallen Viking warriors, and a dose of Skuld’s magic. Actually, it’s a gorgeous color that these photos barely capture. It’s got multichrome effects of red to violet, and copper tones, within a base of weathered red with dark violet undertones. Get the full dish on Skuld, here (note- if you are offended by profanity, you might want to google her instead!) http://www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=1229781154
Hypatia of Alexandria was a mathmatician and philosopher, and head of the Platonist school in Alexandria. She was educated in Athens. (more, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypatia) This is a very complex shade, with several layers of multichromal effect, to depict Hypatia’s many studies. At it’s core, it is a neutral grey- but it changes tone in different types of light!
This shade is “Theodora”, as in Empress Theodora of Byzantium. We’re still working on the best way to photograph these multichrome shades, because this image barely shows the intensities of the color shifts. In person, this color shifts (over the warm cocoa base) to violet then to chartreuse with a point in between where you see shimmers of blue and aqua. Not sure what we’re going to call the collection yet, but still going through the many wonderful suggestions from the last few days. This is going to be a permanent collection, so we want to be really sure about the name.