Locusta of Gaul (known as Locusta the Poisoner) was a master herbalist who was employed as a political pawn in Imperial Rome for her knowledge of poisonous plant chemistry.
According to ancient historians, in AD 54 Locusta was hired by Agrippina the Younger to supply a poisoned dish of mushrooms for the murder of Emperor Claudius. In 55, she was convicted of poisoning another victim, but Nero rescued her from execution and in return called upon her to supply poison to murder Britannicus. Nero rewarded her with a vast estate and even sent pupils to her. When Nero fled Rome, he acquired poison from Locusta for his own use, but ultimately died by other means. After Nero's suicide, Locusta was condemned to die by the emperor Galba during his brief reign, which ended 15 January AD 69. (source: Wikipedia)
Locusta is a soft coral, with a delicate cool pink glow. Top right swatch is over primer, bottom swatch is product applied over bare skin.
Available in Three size options:
- Full Sized Jar ( aka "20 gram" jar) holds approximately 7 grams net weight of blush.
- Mini Jar (aka "10 gram" jar) holds approximately 4 grams net weight of blush.
- 1/4 teaspoon in a 2x2 inch zip baggie This is enough product for many samplings
Contains: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Oxide, Tin Oxide, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica.May Contain: Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Red #40, Yellow #5, Blue #1, Red #28, Red #22, Polyester-3, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic AcidVegan, Cheek use only
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