AGNODICE - Eyeshadow

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AGNODICE - Eyeshadow

Agnodice is very mutable. It can appear coppery, buff, soft brown or rosy brown in different lighting. It has a strong shifting effect of gold, copper, green and chartreuse.

Agnodice was the first female Athenian physician, midwife, and gynecologist, whose life was recounted by Gaius Julius Hyginus. Hyginus, who lived in the 1st century BCE, wrote about Agnodice in his Fabulae.She received her education in Alexandria, Egypt at the University of Alexandria, and studied under Herophilos, the great anatomist of his day. She originally presented herself as a man to her female patients. Though women were allowed to learn gynecology, obstetrics, healing, and midwifery in the time of Hippocrates, after his death the leaders of Athens discovered that women were performing abortions, and made becoming a female doctor a capital crime. After Agnodice revealed her sex to a patient in labor who refused male aid, she became a popular practitioner among the women of the city. Her popularity became suspicious, and she was tried for corruption of the women of Athens, as male doctors suspected her of seducing patients. She revealed her true identity and was condemned further by the men of Athens for her deceit and false pretenses, but was acquitted when her many patients arrived at her trial to praise her successes as a physician and chastised their husbands for trying to execute Agnodice. After it concluded, Athenian law changed the law to allow women to be treated by female physicians in Athens.

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)


  • 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).

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.

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.