Greek Gods & Goddesses (Autumn 2018)

🏹GREEK MYTHOLOGY Inspired Collection πŸ’«

Palette 1 – Autumn inspired πŸπŸƒπŸ‚

GREEK GODS & GODDESSES πŸ’«βœ¨πŸ”₯βœ¨πŸΉβœ¨βš‘οΈβœ¨πŸ’«

SHADE 1 : ZEUS

Son of Kronos, King of Greek Pantheon of Mount Olympus, wielder of the Lightning Bolt, Zeus was considered the first of the Greek Gods. Often referred to as the β€œFather of Gods and men”, he was a sky god who controled lightning (often using it as a weapon) and thunder. Zeus ruled the world and imposed his will onto gods and mortals alike.
A silver and gold-based duochrome with champagne shift.

This is one of the more challenging shades that we had crafted for this collection – To get the silver and gold color payoff. It was even more challenging to capture the color change on film, hope you can see it guys πŸ’œπŸ€—

Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow or as an eyeshadow topperπŸ‘πŸŒΈ

SHADE 2 : POSEIDON

Son of Kronos, brother of Zeus and Hades, Poseidon was the God of the seas and all water bodies, sea creatures, earthquakes, storms, and horses and was considered as one of the most powerful Olympian gods, just like Zeus and Hades. His weapon of choice was the Trident. A powerful earthquake would be unleashed when he hit the Trident on the ground.

Deep teal monochrome eyeshadow with emerald base.
PIC TAKEN UNDER DIRECT FLASH LIGHT

Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow or can be applied onto a black base for even more intense color pay-offπŸ‘πŸŒΈ .

SHADE 3 : ARES

Son of Zeus and Hera, ARES was the Olympian god of war, battlelust, courage and civil order. Due to his quick temper, aggressiveness, and unquenchable thirst for conflict, he was often mistaken to be the God of Destruction. However, he was also a dutiful father, faithfully assisting his Amazonian daughters in wars, and his other children in times of conflict. Usually the gods will not interfere in mortal affairs. However Ares loved his immortal and mortal children equally, and had the same love for his pets. He seeked vengeance for his mortal daughter Alkippe, who was raped by Hallirhothios, a son of Poseidon. Ares slayed him for the crime and was later acquitted of murder in the Areopagos. When his beloved pet Ismenian Drakon that guarded his sacred spring was killed by Kadmos, he bidded his time and transformed Kadmos and his wife into serpents in later years.

Fiery Orange with copper shift. Shifts of red revealed, in different directions in light.

This was another challenging shade, to be captured on video. Hope you can see the shift through the close-up =)

Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow or can be applied onto a black base for even more intense color pay-offπŸ‘πŸŒΈ

SHADE 4 : AMPHITRITE

Wife of Poseidon, and the eldest of the fifty Nereides, AMPHITRITE was the goddess-queen of the sea. She was the female personification of the sea – The mother of all fish, seals, dolphins and other sea creatures. As a Nereid, she was one of the daughters of Nereus, the old man of the sea. Nereids were goddesses of the sea’s rich bounty and protectors of sailors and fishermen, coming to the aid of those in distress.

Medium powder blue matte eyeshadow .
Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC)

 

SHADE 5 : KRONOS otherwise known as Cronus

Kronos is the inspiration behind releasing this Fall collection. The youngest son of Uranus and Gaia, he was considered the most powerful of all Titans as he led his siblings to war against their father, eventually defeating him and became the King. He was the Primordial God of Time when time was considered to be a destructive all-devouring force. He was also considered as the God of Harvest, and he ruled the mythological Golden Age with aid from his siblings. Kronos is often depicted with a sickle, which was what he used to castrate and overthrow Uranus. He is also associated in Athens with the twelfth day of the Attic month when a festival called Kronia was held in his honour to celebrate the harvest, to commemorate the virtuous Golden Age of his rule. Thus he continued to be God of Harvest, despite being overthrown by Zeus.

Prophecy told that he would meet his end through one of his own children. So he began to swallow his children, missing youngest son Zeus as he was hidden by his mother Rhea. Eventually he was overthrown by Zeus, as he freed the siblings who had been trapped in him, while driving the Titans into Tartarus.

COLOR PAY-OFF : Intense metallic gold with copper shift. This is our metallic + glitter duochrome eyeshadow πŸ€—
Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow or can be applied onto a black base for even more intense color pay-offπŸ‘πŸŒΈ

SHADE 6 : HADES

Hades, who considered as the eldest brother amongst Zeus and Poseidon, was the God of the Underworld, where human souls would go to after death. Even the other gods feared him as he ruled over darkness and the dead. Cerberus was one of his loyal guardians as he remained in the underworld, hardly coming to the surface. Except for once when he fell in love with Persephone. It was a one-sided love and he abducted her to be his Queen. Despite the dire circumstances of being forced to marry one, whom she didn’t love, some sources said that eventually the pair had mutual love & respect for each other. And compared to the other Gods, Hades was one of the more faithful husbands.

Instead of the traditional blackened red likened with Hades, we wanted the color to reflect his fearsome personality, and at the same time the eternal love he had for his wife πŸ’πŸŒΈ

Color pay-off : Red glitter duochrome eyeshadow with cranberry shift. .
Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow or can be applied onto a black base for even more intense color pay-offπŸ‘πŸŒΈ

 

SHADE 7 : GAIA

Gaia was the Goddess of the earth, being one of the earliest elemental deities born at the dawn of creation. She was the mother of all creations. All heavenly gods and goddesses descended through her – Through her union with Uranus (Sky) the heavenly gods and goddesses descended from her, the sea-gods from her union with Pontos (Sea), the Gigantes (Giants) from her mating with Tartaros (the Pit), and mortal creatures born directly from her earthy flesh. To protect her children she devised a plan with Kronos (Cronus), her youngest son to overthrow Uranus. Likewise, when Kronos imprisoned her other children and grandchildren again she plotted with Rhea and Zeus this time to overthrow Kronos, so that her children could be freed.

Color pay-off : Metallic duochrome olive green with gold shift
Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow or can be applied onto a black base for even more intense color pay-offπŸ‘πŸŒΈ

 

SHADE 8 : PERSEPHONE

Persephone, the daughter of Goddess Demeter was the Goddess queen of the underworld, wife of the god Hades. She was also the goddess of spring growth, who was worshipped alongside her mother Demeter, who also happened to be the Goddess of Agriculture.

It was believed that Hades had harboured unrequited love for Persephone, and when he knew that Demeter would not agree to let Persephone marry him, he went to the mortal word. While she was playing in a flowery meadow with her Nymph companions, Persephone was seized by Hades and carried off to the underworld as his bride. Her mother Demeter despaired at her disappearance and searched for her the throughout the world accompanied by the goddess Hekate bearing torches. When she learned that Zeus had assisted with this abduction, had conspired in her daughter’s abduction she was furious, and refused to let the earth fruit until Persephone was returned. Unable to live without Persephone, Hades made her eat a handful of pomegranate seeds – which made her live with her mother during Spring, where the flowering of the meadows began and there was sudden growth of the new grain. Her return to the underworld in winter, saw the dying down of plants and the halting of growth. Some sources claimed that from an unwilling bride, Persephone eventually loved and respected Hades, seeing his faithfulness and steadfast nature. As Hades was one of the rare Gods who did not falter from his affections for his spouse.

Color pay-off : Soft orangish pink peach matte eyeshadow
Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow .

 

SHADE 9 : DEMETER

Demeter was the daughter of Kronos and Rhea. As the Goddess of Agriculture and Fertility presiding over the sacred law and the cycle of life and death. When her beloved daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades and brought to the Underworld with him, she grieved over her loss, not knowing where she was. With the help of Hectate’s torches she endlessly searched for her. In her grief, the seasons stopped, creatures stopped growing and perished. To prevent extinction of life on earth, Zeus sent his messenger to retrieve Persephone.

Unable to live without Persephone, Hades gave her a handful of pomegranate seeds to eat before she left. Due to this, instead of a permanent departure, she was bound to him and would live with him for one third of the year in the Underworld, and the rest, she would live with her mother Demeter. Demeter was hailed as the Goddess for cultivation and fertility and would often be worshipped during the harvest seasons.

Color pay-off : Bronze with a violet shift.

For the lovely people who were reviewing our Faeries & Furies collection, this is our reformulated Demeter, hence it’s deeper and is duochrome πŸ€—

We wanted Demeter to represent Harvest as well as love of a mother. .
Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow .

 

SHADE 10 : APHRODITE

Aphrodite was believed to be the daughter of Zeus and Dione. While the more popular myth states that she rose from the sea foam, where Uranus’ genitals were strewn, as Kronos slayed him. Being reknowned to be the most beautiful goddess, Zeus married her to Hephaestus, a union she had no consent for. Due to this, she had many godly and mortal lovers, but it was Adonis that she was head over heels in love with. Ignited by jealousy, (Ares was one of her lovers) Ares took the form of a boar and gored Adonis to death, leaving Aphrodite inconsolable over his loss.

As the Goddess of love, beauty pleasure and procreation Aphrodite was instrumental to assist those who came to her, including Hera, who wanted to distract Zeus in the Trojan Wars. When people began to worship Psyche instead of her, for matters of the heart, she instructed her son Eros to seek vengeance on her behalf. Instead he fell in love with Psyche, and he and Psyche became one of the most celebrated couples in the Greek PantheonπŸ’πŸŒΈ

*Psyche & Eros are featured in our older collection – Fairytale & Fantasy

Color pay-off : Candy pink with a gold shift, for this Goddess of Love. The shade resembles rose gold in low lighting which is really beautiful. 😍😍

For our friends who had reviewed our ‘Faeries & Furies’ collection, do take note, this shade has been reformulated, to make it a duochrome shade.πŸ€—

Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow.

 

SHADE 11 : ATHENA

Athena was believed to be not born from the union of Zeus and another goddess. Zeus suffered an immense headache, and she sprang out of his head dressed in full armour, ready for war. She is considered the female counterpart of Ares. Due to her wisdom, superior fighting skills, she was one of the favourite children of Zeus. So much so, that Zeus allowed her to keep his lightning bolt for him, when they engage in war. Known to be one of the goddesses of chastity, she was also a goddess of hunt, just like Artemis. She was benevolent to people who came to her for help, and ruthless to those who had offended her. Hence she assisted Hercules when he worked through his twelve labours, and assisted Paris in the Trojan War. She was also the Goddess of Weaving and when Arachnea, a mortal woman treated her with disrespect, she punished her by turning her into a spider. When her place of worship was disturbed or destroyed she wouldn’t hesitate to annihilate the person or people responsible.

Color pay-off : Intense ‘wine’ kind of metallic purple which appears more reddish depending on the angle. The color appears darker in person 😍😍

For our friends who had reviewed our ‘Faeries & Furies’ collection, do take note, this shade has been reformulated, to make it a metallic subtle duochrome shade.πŸ€—

Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC) This can be used as a stand-alone eyeshadow.

 

SHADE 12 : HERA

Hera was the Queen of the Gods in Mount Olympus and was the wife and aksi sister of Zeus in the Olympian pantheon. She was known as the Goddess of Marriage and Birth. Being raised by the Titans Oceanus and Tethys, even before her marriage with Zeus she ruled over the heavens and the Earth.

Even Zeus feared his wife Hera, as she often seeked vengeance for his never-ending adultery, by punishing the women responsible and their off-spring. Some women were innocent however, and the affairs were all of Zeus’ doing. But that didn’t deter her from punishing them. Her hatred for demi-god Hercules, the illegitimate son Her never-ending hatred of Heracles, the illegitimate son of Zeus and the mortal Alcmene knew no bounds, as she kept trying to kill him since his birth. Then, she sent him into a fit of madness where he killed his own wife and children. And after his 12 tasks of labor, as he was returning home, Hera raised a storm at sea in order to drive him out of his course to kill him.

Zeus became so angry that he hung her in the clouds by a golden chain, and attached heavy anvils to her feet. Her son Hephaestus tried to release his mother from her misery, for which Zeus threw him out of heaven, and his legs were broken by the fall.

As the protector of women, presiding over marriages and births, Hera was also known as the deity to pray to, for women who were suffering due to unfaithful partners. It was believed Hera would mete out punishments on cheating husbands.

Due to her own husband’s unfaithful nature, this Goddess was viewed to be more of an avenger than a protector. And the cruelty she had inflicted upon Hercules made her a more of a spiteful villain than a benevolent goddess. (Can we blame her? Really?)

Color pay-off : As the mother of heaven and earth, who also meted out revenge in the name of justice, we chose this red clay matte shade for her. It may appear more orange or deeper depending on the light’s angle😍

Swatched on bare skin (NC 42 in MAC)

Greek Gods & Goddesses palette complete!

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