AETHELFLAED - eyeshadow
Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians (870 AD-918 AD), was the eldest child of King Alfred the Great, she helped her brother Edward the Elder, king of the West Saxons (reigned 899-924), in conquering the Danish armies occupying eastern England. Aethelflaed became the effective ruler of Mercia some years before the death (911) of her husband, Aethelred, ealdorman of the Mercians. While Edward fortified (910-916) the southeast Midlands, Aethelflaed was building fortresses around Mercia. By 917 she and Edward were ready to launch a massive joint assault on the Danish positions. Aethelflaed quickly captured Derby, and in 918 she occupied Leicester, but she died before the campaign was successfully completed. Edward then claimed his sister's kingdom and completed the subjugation of the Danes. Because Aethelflaed had extended her influence into Wales and Northumbria, Edward was able to assert his authority over these regions as well. Thus, almost all of England came under his control.
APPLICATION TIPS: These colors apply best over a light layer of primer, patted or brushed gently. The multichrome 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 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!
Available in the following sizes:
- 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 fully packed jar contains 3/4 teaspoon and weighs approximately 1.6 gm net wt.
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.
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IGNIS ANTIQUITA is a permanent collection of 4 eyeshadows inspired by the amazing, fiery, passionate, strong women who have been largely forgotten in our history books, or had their histories revised. Historically seen as the weaker sex, women were typically unable to contribute to politics, academia, science, or war. But what little we know about these women is proof that women are far greater than the sum of their parts. They are a force to be reckoned with.
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.
This collection features beautiful eyeshadow shades all inspired by different women in ancient history, we didn't want to use words relating to "beauty" in this collection. Mainly because whether or not these women were beautiful is inconsequential at this point in time. It is their passionate spirit, their intelligence, bravery, strength, and indomitable will that lives on. And so it is for all of us. Living in a society that is dominated by the value of female beauty, we often judge ourselves by cultural standards of beauty and femininity.
This collection is there to remind you of the paths that came before you, and the feminine energy and strength that is part of your past. Reconnect with it daily as you choose your eyeshadow colors and learn each woman's history. These women may be barely mentioned in History books, but in all women they endure.