Coming Soon, “Anthousai” eyeshadows inspired by the Greek flower nymphs

Here’s sneak peeks from the ANTHOUSAI (Greek flower nymph) collection! This series focuses on the overall concept of metamorphoses, and myths of maidens turned into flowers and plants. 

I hope to make the collection orderable on May 1, a perfect day for it, being May Day/Beltane!

These shadows are all very smooth, lustrous and buttery. They feature a new formula I’ve been working with, which makes the colors easy to apply with lovely effects even over bare skin (the upper right hand swatches are all over bare skin). Of course you can use a variety of bases or primers with these for even more intense effects. The new formula isn’t semi-loose where you receive a jar with little balls of eyeshadow- it’s still a loose powder, but due to formula changes is less likely to leak through the sifter, and may require a heavier hand to get the powder through the sifter. I will continue to use sifters with my shipments, for added security against leakage. They are easily removed.

 

ANEMONE.painting
This is Anemone, a muted red with a strong green to gold shift, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! The jealous Goddess Flora turned the beautiful nymph Anemone into a flower because she had captured the attentions of Zephyrus, Flora’s husband. According to myth, Anemone flowers stay closed unless the West Wind Zephyrus breathes on them. This color is inspired by the painting “The Idle Hour” John William Godward.
IANTHE.painting
This is Ianthe- it’s a lustrous violet with a strong silvery green shift, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! Ianthe was the Okeanis of “violet flowers” or the colour “violet”. She may have been a Nephele of the violet tinged clouds of dawn, or an Anthousa (flower-nymph) of violets. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Windflowers” by John William Waterhouse.
KHLORIS.painting
This is Khloris- it’s a lustrous mint green with a golden glow, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! KHLORIS (or Chloris) was the goddess of flowers, a Nymph of the Islands of the Blessed. She was the wife of Zephyros (the West-Wind), and the mother of Karpos (Fruit). Khloris was identified with the Roman goddess Flora. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “In the Orchard” by Franz Dvorak.
KLYTIE.painting
This is Klytie- it’s a lustrous blue violet with golden and copper shift and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! KLYTIE (or Clytie) was an Okeanid nymph loved by sun-god Helios. When he abandoned her for the love of Leukothoe, she pined away and was transformed into the sun-gazing, purple flower of the heliotrope. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Clytie” by Evelyn De Morgan.
LEIRIOPE.painting
This is Leiriope- it’s lustrous yellow gold with a green to aqua shift that refused to show up on camera, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! LEIRIOPE was a Naiad Nymph of Phokis (central Greece) loved by the River-god Kephisos (Cephisus). Her names means “face of the narcissus”, leirion being another Greek name for the flower narkissos, though possibly the two were different species. Appropriately she was the mother of the boy Narkissos, who was transformed into his self-named flower. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “The Storm Spirits” by Evelyn De Morgan.
LOTIS.painting
This is Lotis- it’s a lustrous peachy pink, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! Lotis was a Naiad Nymph of the springs of the River Sperkheios on Mount Othrys in Malis, northern Greece. She metamorphosed into a lotus flower in order to escape the pursuit of the god Priapos. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Lamia” by John William Waterhouse. I was unable to find a classical depiction of Lotis, but this is how I imagine her, as a Naias nymph, next to a pool of water lilies.
PHILYRA.painting
This is Phylira, a soft buff shade with strong yellowish green duochrome, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! PHILYRA was an Okeanid nymph of Mount Pelion in Thessalia loved by the Titan Kronos. When his wife Rhea came upon their rendevous, he quickly transformed himself into a horse to escape detection. As a result, Philyra birthed a half-horse, half-man hybrid, the kentauros Kheiron (Chiron). To ease her shame, Kronos transformed the girl into a linden tree. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “In Contemplation” by Franz Dvorak.
PHYLLIS.painting
This is Phyllis, a pale creamy yellow with a strong copper to rose shift (very strong in person), and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! A daughter of king Sithon, in Thrace, fell in love with Demophon on his return from Troy to Greece. Demophon promised her, by a certain day, to come back from Athens and marry her, and as he was prevented from keeping his word, Phyllis hung herself, but was metamorphosed into an almond-tree, just at the moment when at length Demophon came, and in vain embraced the tree (source: mythindex.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Spring” by Gaston Bussier.
RHODEIA.painting
This is Rhodeia- it’s a lustrous rose with blue and violet tones, and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! RHODEIA The Okeanis named “of the roses” or “rose-coloured” was either an Anthousa flower-nymphe, Naias of a rose-draped spring, or Nephele of the rose-tinged clouds of dawn. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Moonlit Dreams” by Gabriel Ferrier.
SYRINX.painting
This is Syrinx- it’s a gorgeous, chromatic brown with gold and green shifts and the new formula** is smooth and buttery- even over bare skin! SYRINX was a Naiad Nymph of the River Ladon in Arkadia (southern Greece). She was pursued by the amorous god Pan and to avoid his embrace was transformed into a reed plant (syrinx). From her plant the god plant crafted his famous pan-pipes. (source: Theoi.com) This color is inspired by the painting “Syrinx” by Arthur Hacker. There are many classical depictions of the pursuit of Syrinx by Pan, but I liked this one the most. Syrinx is serene, and not running away in fear.

 

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Coming Soon, “Anthousai” eyeshadows inspired by the Greek flower nymphs