Hippomane mancinella, inspired by the lethal Manchineel tree- a highlight powder you can use all over your face, or to multipurpose on the eyes or lips. From the Halloween 2015 Fatalis collection.
This is a pale green glowing highlighter with a violet iridescence. It has a lustrous, glowing finish- not sparkly. Shown moderate application over bare skin in main swatch grid panel, and applied over NYX cream eye base in skintone, in the top right hand corner.
Hippomane comes from two Greek words, hippo meaning “horse,” and mane, which is derived from mania and means “madness.” Theophrastus, an ancient Greek philosopher, gave the name Hippomane to a native plant in Greece after determining that horses became “crazy” after eating it. Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, in turn gave the same name to this noxious tree from the Americas. The name “manchineel” from the Spanish “manzanilla,” which means “little apple” in reference to the leaves and fruit of the apple tree (Malus spp.). However, due to its extremely toxic nature, the Spanish have also dubbed this tree “arbol de la muerte” meaning “tree of death” in reference to what happens to people if they eat the fruit. This poisonous tree is native to southern Florida, the Keys, many of the Caribbean islands, Mexico, and Central America. It typically occurs along the seacoasts and in brackish swamps where it grows among mangroves. Manchineel is usually a tall shrub, but it can reach heights of up to 50 feet. The leaves are simple, alternate, very finely serrated or toothed, and 2–4 inches long. Each leaf has a small gland where the leaf joins the stem. The bark is reddish-to-grayish brown and deeply furrowed or cracked looking. Flowers are yellow green and inconspicuous, but the spikes or leafless stems that the flowers emerge from are visible. The fruit is a bright-green pome that looks distinctly like an apple; however, it is only 1–2 inches in diameter and turns greenish yellow when ripe. Warning: all parts of manchineel are extremely poisonous and interaction with or ingestion of any part of this tree may be lethal. (Source)
Vegan. Eye/Cheek/Face/Lip safe.Contains: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Blue 1, Red 40, Yellow 5, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone
Available in Three size options (Full/Mini size jar has custom label art):
- Full Sized Jar ( aka "20 gram" jar) holds approximately 7 grams net weight of product.
- Mini Jar (aka "10 gram" jar) holds approximately 4 grams net weight of product.
- 1/4 teaspoon in a 2x2 inch zip baggie This is enough product for many sampling.
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