GIFT WITH PURCHASE TIME! Until 4/24, this special GWP premium color traveling eyeshadow is yours with $20 purchase. This is a sneak preview of a shade from a new collection I’m working on inspired by colorful insects. Entomology and the range of iridescent color effects found in insects is fascinating to me.
This shade is CHRYSOLINA, inspired by the metallic color shifting hue of the Chrysolina perforata beetle. Orders of $20+ will receive this GWP of a demi sample jar with jar art, through 4/24.
Last Halloween’s FATALIS collection was one of the most popular collections I’ve ever done. Every week I receive requests to bring it back permanently and create more eyeshadows using the same type of pigments.
The color traveling pigments I’m using are unique in that are highly reflective/chrome finish, and they show the most saturated color effects and color travel when exposed to artificial lighting and especially mixed lighting of different color temperatures, much like the beautiful Alexandrite gemstone exhibits trichroism, reflecting and absorbing light differently in different directions and color temperatures.
Daylight is more blue (higher color temperature), so this is why Chrysolina appears more bluish in sunlight and you can’t see color travel, as it is scattered by the broad lightsource (this is why most duochrome or color travel shadows are hard to capture on camera in direct sunlight, as well). Incandescent light is more red, so you see the violet shift. Mixed lighting conditions will show both shifts depending on angle of viewing and where the illuminating lights are. These were photographed outdoors, under a desk lamp with a daylight CFL bulb, and in the naturally occurring mixed lighting conditions around my home and office (window light, lamps, overhead room lights, etc).