MELANCHOLIA is a 15-pan palette inspired by the "Holiday Blues" that affect so many of us right around the Holiday Season. More specifically, this palette's overall theme is dedicated to the toll the holidays can take on the mental health of so many people.
Each shade in this palette is ultra-pigmented and formulated for rich and vibrant pay-off on all skin tones. This palette includes:
- 8 Soft Mattes: Support, Silence, Eternity, Solace, Melancholia, Merry, Siren, Reflection
- 7 Buttery shimmers: Joy, Sinking, Sacred, Solitude, 1000 Miles, Hope, Guilt
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Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorophlogopite,
Phenyl Trimethicone, Kaolin, Magnesium Stearate,Silica, Nylon-12,
Bismuth Oxychloride, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol.
May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891),
Iron Oxide (C177491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499),
Ultramarine Blue (CI77007), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288),
FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake(CI 19140), FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake (CI 16035)
Name + Artwork
MELANCHOLIA was inspired by our owner, HP's, own struggles with anxiety and his years-long journey to prioritize his mental health. The truth is that many of us struggle with finding "Joy" and "Cheer" during the holidays, but we convince ourselves that we are the only ones suffering and that sharing our struggles would just put a damper on the festivities that everyone around us is so clearly enjoying. So, we conceal our pain and we sink further into our own psyches. We wanted the artwork for this palette to portray the vulnerability of this journey and show how what we are feeling on the inside is not always how we appear to be on the outside.
Front Cover Art: On the front side of the palette you see an individual floating deep under the ocean's surface, "Sinking" into his own thoughts. It appears that he is alone as sirens observe him from the distance. You also see a single, beautiful mermaid has revealed herself in front of him and is seemingly reaching her arms out to help him. This scene is representative of the feeling of "Comfort" that our intrusive thoughts can often bring us in their unwavering attempts to penetrate our minds. We experience these incredible triggers so often and for so long that they eventually do become familiar and comfortable thoughts.
Back Cover Art: Everything about the scene suddenly changes when you turn the palette around to reveal the back cover. In this zoomed-in version of the front side - with added detail - the mermaid is revealed to be one of the sirens. She isn't actually helping the lost man, she is sucking his soul. The painful and scared look on his face says it all. Many of us who struggle with our mental healths find ourselves preferring to be alone when we are triggered or overstimulated. We convince ourselves that no one around us can help us and we turn to our own dark thoughts for comfort. We think we are "Processing," but if we are not careful, we just may end up spiraling further into our own MELANCHOLIA!
These truths aren't always easy to confront or share with those around us. We are often told to just be "Strong" and not let our demons WIN. However, the notion that we just have to be stronger in hard times completely dismisses that many of us are in fact trying our hardest and sometimes the intrusive thoughts are just stronger. And you know what? That is OKAY! So if you are reading this and you are also struggling, just know that we see you and as long as you are trying your best, that is all that matters!