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HESPERIDES - EYESHADOW - CLEARANCE

$3.63 $7.26

Full size jar with sifter
** Reformulated: All sizes of this shade as of the 4/15 restocking are a new and improved formula. This formula 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. As always, I recommend a regular cream base such as NYX eyeshadow base. Your mileage may vary with sticky glue type primers.


This color is HESPERIDES, a plush terracotta shade with a strong golden to chartreuse color traveling duochrome.

The Hesperides were three hamadryad nymphs that were the guardians of the golden apple tree groves. They were entrusted with the care of the tree of the golden apples which was first presented to the goddess Hera by Gaia on her wedding day. They were assisted in their task by a hundred-headed guardian drakon named Ladon. Herakles was sent to fetch the apples as one of his twelve labours, and upon slaying the serpent, stole the precious fruit. However, Athena later returned them to the Hesperides.

The Hesperides were also the keepers of other treasures of the god. Perseus obtained from the artifacts he required to slay the Gorgon Medousa.

The three nymphs and their golden apples were apparently regarded as the source of the golden light of sunset

The inspiration for this gorgeous autumn-toned duochrome is this painting by Edward Burnes-Jones, "The Garden of the Hesperides"

Autumn 2014 welcomes the DRYADES collection at Aromaleigh... ten dramatic duochrome shades imbued with the tones of Fall's splendor. Dryads and Hamadryads were the Greek nymphs of the forests and trees. These colors were all inspired by specific Dryads or groups of Dryads, and incredible classic paintings portraying them.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION TIP: These colors are all swatched over a light layer of NYX cream eyeshadow base. A primer is necessary to reveal prominent highlight/duochrome effect. Using these with no primer will result in very muted effects. We don't recommend using these with glue/epoxy type of primers.

THIS COLLECTION IS VEGAN.

These are eyeshadows, not formulated for use on your lips.

Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, carnauba wax, ferric oxide, magnesium stearate, tin oxide, manganese violet, chromium oxide, zinc stearate, isododecane, hydrogenated polyisobutene, capric/caprylic triglyceride, dimethicone

Available in the following sizes:

  1. Sample baggie: eighth (1/8) teaspoon in a zip baggie (available in sets only)
  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 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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