FATALIS Vol. II Color Traveling Eyeshadows now available!

FATALIS VOLUME II eyeshadows are now available! Ten brand new shades, orderable in the demi sample jars and mini size jars. You can also order sets! Sample baggie sets are limited in number and part of the initial release only. You can also order demi sample sets and mini jar sets. Mini jar sets have jar art.

I did my best to keep the names simpler leaving out the second half of each color’s botanical inspiration. So no binomial nomenclature for the shades. I also tried to choose names that were less complex. I hope those frustrated by the other Fatalis names are pleased with this change!



FATALIS Vol. II Color Traveling Eyeshadows now available!

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


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.











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

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.


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!

CHRYSOLINA color traveling premium eyeshadow Gift with $20+ purchase through 4/24

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).

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CHRYSOLINA color traveling premium eyeshadow Gift with $20+ purchase through 4/24

“Birds of a Feather”, a new permanent eyeshadow collection inspired by Chickens! Spring 2016



I’ve done colors named after birds, butterflies, herbs, orchids, trees, insects, and flowers at different times in the last 18-ish years. Why not chickens?!

Chicken feathers have gorgeous subtle colors and iridescence,  and some breeds lay varied shades of eggs such as blue, mauve, pink or green.

There are twelve shades in this collection- ten a lustrous and glowy, shifting shades. Two are eye-safe borosilicate-based glitter blends.


The name “Birds of a Feather” was suggested by Aradia Diane Willard. I think it’s perfect! There was a lovely teal eyeshadow shade of the same name from a 2012 collection, so I’m borrowing it for this.

This collection will be available in sample baggie sets, and also in a “deluxe deluxe” sample size (Deluxe sample jars with no sifter, and full top and bottom labeling. These contain 1/4 tsp of product and due to the additional labeling, and are $3.75 each), as well as regular full size jars with custom label art/sifter.

If there is enough interest in this collection, I’ll put up a pre-order in the next day or two. Otherwise, the release date is March 20th.

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The above swatches in the promotional grids were done over a layer of NYX cream eye base in skintone, and photographed under a daylight balanced compact fluorescent bulb. Applying dry will result in less dramatic effects, and applying wet or over a glue base will result in much more flashy shifts and iridescence!

Here are some swatches over NYX cream eye base in skintone, photographed in the sunlight:

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“Birds of a Feather”, a new permanent eyeshadow collection inspired by Chickens! Spring 2016

Galactic: Mission 3 (multipurpose highlighters) launches 9 AM EST Black Friday!

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Galactic Mission 3 launches the morning of Black Friday at 9 AM EST, and includes 7 iridescent/glowy multipurpose highlighters inspired by the universe and galaxies.

These can be used anywhere- eyes, lips, cheeks, face… and make amazing highlighters and strobing powders. Use over different bases for different effects. These have a fine, lustrous/satin finish.

They will be available for individual purchase in the mini and full sizes (same as other cheek product sizing), and in 1/4 tsp sample baggie sets. I am unable to offer individual sample baggie purchases on these during the holiday sale rush. They will be offered after the new year, when I reopen the shop. The mini and full sizes have label art of the astronomical inspiration!


Galactic: Mission 3 (multipurpose highlighters) launches 9 AM EST Black Friday!

Galactic: Mission Two launching Black Friday at 9 AM EST!

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Here’s the full Galactic: Mission 2 collection, which will release on ‪#‎blackfriday‬ AM (I am in the Eastern Time Zone, so this will put us at 9 AM EST!) Mission 2 contains ten colorful, satin finish eyeshadows in vivid shades with a glowy countenance. Some are contrasting shifts, others are tonal shifts. This is a permanent collection.

You can purchase deluxe sample or full size jars individually. Sample baggies are available only in sets of all ten colors.

Also releasing on Black Friday will be Galactic: Mission 3 which will be a collection of 7 very glowy, paler toned highlighters which are multipurpose and can be used anywhere- eyes, face, lips, cheeks. Sneak peeks for those will come soon- I am sharing these with you as I complete the photos and materials for my online listings.
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Galactic: Mission Two launching Black Friday at 9 AM EST!