Enheduanna is a beautiful complex neutral. It can appear a soft taupe grey with soft green highlights, or a silvery veil of golds and chartreuse in a lightly shadowed beige depending on lighting and your skin tone. Lustre finish.
* re-released version has a more intense shift and full sizes will have a custom Ignis Antiquita label.
Enheduanna was an Akkadian princess as well as High Priestess of the Moon god Nanna in the Sumerian city-state of Ur. She was the first known holder of the title "En Priestess", a role of great political importance that was often held by royal daughters. She was one of the earliest women in history whose name is known, and was regarded by literary and historical scholars as possibly the earliest known author and poet of either gender.
IGNIS ANTIQUITA is a permanent collection of eyeshadows inspired by the amazing, fiery, passionate, strong women who have been largely forgotten in our history books, or had their histories revised due to the fact that they were women. Historically seen as the weaker sex, women were typically unable to contribute to politics, academia, science, or war.
The name "Ignis Antiquita" is beautifully representative of the sentiment behind this collection. It is Latin, and translates to English as "Ancient Fire" or "Fire of Old"
. Ignis is fire- as it relates to the fiery spirit and passion. Antiquita is old, ancient, time-honored, revered, primeval. The collection features women from ancient times, spanning many cultures and areas. While not everyone spoke Latin, it is undoubtedly one of the most widely spoken languages of the ancient world, which many current day languages are rooted in.APPLICATION TIPS:
These colors apply best over a light layer of primer, patted or brushed gently. The effects of the colors become muted if you use heavy primer or a strong glue/epoxy type of primer- or foiling. Best effects are achieved with a light layer of a primer such as Nyx or Two Faced eyeshadow primer. Repeated brushing or buffing will also mute the chromatic effects. You can use them without primer, but the chromatic effects will be more delicate and only visible in certain lighting.INGREDIENTS:
Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), May contain: (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper/Aluminum Powder), Ferric Oxide (CI 77491), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)THIS COLLECTION IS VEGAN AND CRUELTY FREE!Sizes:
- Full Size: Approximately 1.6 grams net weight in jar with sifter
- Deluxe Sample: 1/4 tsp in jar. no sifter.
- Sample baggie: 1/8 teaspoon (enough for several applications).
NOTE: While we have made all attempts for photographs to accurately depict colors, photography unfortunately does not accurately reveal the depth and interplay of color and effect of these shadows. Also, please note that variations do exist between different computer monitors.