CERBERUS, from the Proserpina collection. In the myths, Proserpina is one of few people who was allowed passage by Cerberus, the three-headed hound who guarded the gates of the Underworld.
"Proserpina was the Roman goddess of the Underworld. The mythology relating to the abduction of the daughter of the goddess Ceres was taken from Greek legend. It is this story that Proserpina is most famous. Proserpina was abducted by Pluto whilst she was picking flowers. In revenge for this act Ceres cast a curse on earth causing a great famine. Ceres refused to lift the curse until she saw her daughter again. Jupiter, the king of the gods and the brother of Ceres, intervened and sent Mercury to the Underworld to ask Pluto to return Proserpina. However, Proserpina had eaten part of a pomegranate whilst she was with Pluto. The pomegranate was known as the "fruit of the dead", and anyone who ate the food of the dead had to stay in the underworld. A compromise was reached and Proserpina could only be given back to her mother for part of each year. For two-thirds of the year she was allowed to live with her mother and the remainder of the time she was obliged to stay with Pluto as queen of the Underworld. The ancients believed that when Proserpina made her yearly visits to the mortal world she brought spring with her and when the time came that she must return to Pluto the bleak winter followed." SOURCE Colors in the Proserpina collection are inspired by the painting "Proserpine" by Dante Gabriel Rosetti.
Color Description: A dusky plum base overlaid with bronze shimmer.This formula is "semi loose" and features added ingredients for adhesion and wear, which also intensify the color shifts and make it easier to wear and blend over both bare skin and a variety of primers. Your eyeshadow will not arrive in "little balls" like some semi-loose formulas do, but it may be more difficult to get through the sifter holes. Sifters are easily removed. As always, I recommend a regular cream base such as NYX cream eyeshadow base. Your mileage may vary with sticky glue type primers.
Contains: mica, titanium dioxide, carnauba wax, kaolin, ferric oxide, tin oxide, silica, magnesium stearate, isododecane, capric/ caprylic triglyceride, dimethicone, hydrogenated polyisobutene May contain: ferric ferrocyanide, blue 1, red 40, yellow 5, bronze/copper/ aluminum powder, palmitic acid, carmine
Sizes available (Full size jar has custom label art):
- Deluxe Sample: quarter (1/4) teaspoon in 3 gram jar. No sifter. Bottom label only.
- Full Size Jar: 5 gram jar with sifter and top/bottom labels. This size jar contains 3/4 teaspoon which has a minimum net gram weight of 1.6 grams. I label jar weights on the conservatively low side. Product ranges in weight depending on formula from 1.6 to 2 grams.