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February 2015's Ephemera box was inspired by the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". The shades reflect main character Clementine's hair color changes as a reflection of her emotional state.

"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot. The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned."

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is an enigmatic and iconic 2004 film about a couple whose relationship goes sour, resulting in Clementine (Kate Winslet) getting a radical procedure in order to erase Joel (Jim Carrey) from her memory. Joel is devastated, and ends up also getting the procedure. Much of the film takes place in his own mind and memory flashbacks. Eventually fate brings the couple back together as they realize that while you can erase someone from your mind, getting them out of your heart is another story...

The title of the film is taken from a stanza (above) of a two hundred year old poem, Eloisa to Abelard by Alexander Pope. It's the story of a tragic love affair, where forgetfulness became the heroine's only comfort.

An interesting facet of this film is that the plot is organized by using the color of Clementine's hair. It reflects the stages of her relationship with Joel, as well as her own varied emotional states throughout their relationship and subsequent reacquaintance. Her hair starts off green, then changes to bright red, then orange, and then finally blue.

It's these color shifts that inspired the shades for this collection. Because extremely vivid colors can be intimidating, I chose to make the color palette more muted, and employ contrasting highlight iridescence to create duochrome effects. I also wanted these colorful shades to be very versatile- all four shades are eye, lip and cheek safe. That means that the rouge and eyeshadows can be used on your eyes or lips, and cheeks!

This shade is available with limited quantities, and only in the original size it was offered in. No samples are available and there are no returns for this item! Please check out the roundup of blogger reviews, swatches and unboxings for the February subscription box- they are a great way to find out if a color will work for you.

Color Description: The coral/orange of Clementine's hair as her love affair with Joel falters, accented by the golden amber glow of dying memories. Lip, cheek and eye safe.

Contains: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, carnauba wax, tin oxide, tin dioxide, magnesium stearate, magnesium myristate, blue #1, yellow #5, red #40, hydrogenated polyisobutene, palmitic acid, calcium alumi-num borosilicate, zinc stearate

Available in the Mini Jar size only: A clear jar with sifter, top and bottom labels. Net weight approximately .8 grams, which is approximately 1/2 tsp of eyeshadow.

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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