Wednesday, October 26, 2011

*90 days of Makeup challenge! Day 88!*


Tonight is night 88 of my 90 day challenge. Let's take a look at some Altered Ego Cosmetics "3 Furies" eyeshadow, shall we? The 3 Furies collection is a mini-collection from AE that came out for Halloween.

As per Altered Ego's Etsy page:

3 Furies Collection:
(Inspired by Jess Townsend)

"When the Titan Cronus castrated his father Uranus and threw his genitalia into the sea, the Erinyes or Furies, emerged from the drops of blood. According to variant accounts, they emerged from an even more primordial level—from Nyx, "Night". Their number is usually left indeterminate. Virgil, probably working from an Alexandrian source, recognized three: Alecto ("unceasing", who appeared in Virgil's Aeneid), Megaera ("grudging"), and Tisiphone ("avenging murder"). Dante followed Virgil in depicting the same three-charactered triptych of Erinyes; in Canto IX of the Inferno they confront the poets at the gates of the city of Dis. The heads of the Erinyes were wreathed with serpents (compare Gorgon) and their eyes dripped with blood, rendering their appearance rather horrific. Other depictions show them with the wings of a bat or bird and the body of a dog." - Wikipedia

Alecto is the Furie with the job of castigating the moral crimes (such as anger), especially if they are against other people
-Alecto is a reddish-magenta with lots of shimmer.
(Talc, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Tin Oxide, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride )

Tisiphone punished crimes of murder: parricide, fratricide and homicide. A myth recounts how Tisiphone fell in love with Cithaeron, and caused his death by snakebite, specifically, by one of the snakes from her head.
-Tisiphone is a lilac-purple with lots of shimmer.
((Not Lip Safe) Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Carmine, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Magnesium Stearate)

Megaera is the cause of jealousy and envy, and punishes people who commit crimes, especially marital infidelity.
-Megaera is a dark purple-blue with lots of shimmer.
((Not Lip Safe) Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Ultramarines, Carmine, Calcium
Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Kaolin)

I decided to use each of the colors in tonight's look.

The Goods:

TSFI all over lid
NYX jumbo pencil in "Milk" blended into lid
AE "Aleco" main lid
AE "Tisiphone" blended into and above crease
AE "Magaera" lower lash line
Urban Decay "Vanilla" as highlight
random liner and mascara

I WILL have swatches of this collection as well as the other new Halloween eyeshadow from Altered Ego tomorrow. I ran out of time today and it was SUPER overcast all day.

Oh and check it out! I won a sweet giveaway from Cupcake's Quirky Corner on MONDAY and it arrived today! Quickest shipping ever!?!?

So have any of you tried Altered Ego's new collections?