SAMODIVA - eyeshadow

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SAMODIVA- part of the June 2015 Rusalka Menagerie, returned 7/2021 as part of the MYTHOS series!

A samodiva is a woodland faerie in Slavic mythology. Samodivas are commonly depicted as ethereal maidens with long loose hair, sometimes also with wings. They are usually dressed in free-flowing gowns, their garments decorated with feathers by means of which they can fly like birds. Samodivas are most often described as being blonde, tall and slender women with pale, glowing skin and fiery eyes. (source: Wikipedia)


This shade is part of the Rusalka Menagerie. The Menagerie is a new Aromaleigh project, where I'll be formulating other shades and products to go with each month's mythical creature. The Rusalka Menagerie features two eyeshadow colors ("Samodiva" and "Rusalka", a highlighter ("Song to the Moon"), a green blush ("Vodnik"), a lipgloss ("Jezibaba").


Color Description: A pale bluish aqua with strong red interference shimmer. Shown swatched over NYX cream eyeshadow base in skintone, photographed under a daylight lamp. Vegan. Not lip safe.

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, ferric oxide, carnauba wax, tin oxide, silica, aluminum powder, magnesium stearate, calcium borosilicate Bis (Glycidoxyphenyl) propane / Bisaminomethyl-norbornane Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Blue #1, isododecane, capric/caprylic triglyceride, dimethicone, hydrogenated polyisobutene

Sizes available (Full size jar has custom label art):
  1. Sample Baggie: 1/8 tsp in zip bag
  2. Deluxe Sample: quarter (1/4) teaspoon in 3 gram jar. No sifter. Bottom label only.
  3. 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.

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.