Medousa (Medusa) was a Gorgon, one of three daughters of Phorkys and Keto.
In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid (Metamorphoses 4.770), Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, "the jealous aspiration of many suitors," but because Poseidon had raped her in Athena's temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa's beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone. In Ovid's telling, Perseus describes Medusa's punishment by Minerva (Athena) as just and well earned.
Color Description: A vivid and rich red/burgundy with pink undertones. Shown swatched over NYX eyeshadow base in skintone- this shade is less intense over bare skin. Not vegan. Lip safe.
In most versions of the story, she was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who was sent to fetch her head by King Polydectes of Seriphus because Polydectes wanted to marry his mother. The gods were well aware of this, and Perseus received help. He received a mirrored shield from Athena, gold, winged sandals from Hermes, a sword from Hephaestus and Hades's helm of invisibility. Medusa was the only one of the three Gorgons who was mortal, so Perseus was able to slay her while looking at the reflection from the mirrored shield he received from Athena. During that time, Medusa was pregnant by Poseidon. When Perseus beheaded her, Pegasus, a winged horse, and Chrysaor, a golden sword-wielding giant, sprang from her body. (source Wikipedia)
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:
talc, mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, carnauba wax, manganese violet, boron nitride, red 40, blue 1nylon-12, magnesium stearate, carmine, copper powder, zinc stearate, kaolin, isododecane, capric/ caprylic triglyceride, dimethicone, hydrogenated polyisobutene
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.
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.