Korres has an illiminating collection out called Magic Light. It features two new Face Contouring Powder Trios in shades Santorini and Mykonos. And because I love the introduction about the collection from their press release, I am going to share it with you. It’s a lesson in Greek Mythology!
Reflected off the Aegean Sea, bathed across the Greek landscape, steeped in mythology and coveted in photography, Greece’s Magic Light is a phenomenon that brings beauty and brilliance to everything it touches.
The Magic Light of Greece is at its peak during the Alkionides days, also known as the halycon days – two weeks of calm seas and vividly bright, sunny weather in the midst of winter.
According to Greek mythology, Alkionides days are the result of an undying love between the goddess Alcyone and her husband Ceyx, who drowned at sea at the hands of Poseidon and Zeus. Distraught by the death of her love, Alcyone threw herself into the sea. Ridden with guilt, the gods morphed the two lovers into halycon birds, so they could be together forever.
To protect Alcyone’s nest so she could lay eggs, the gods provided 15 days of calm weather, before and after the winter solstice, enabling Alcyone to safely build her nest on the water without the winter winds. From this, the story of Magic Light is born.
They said it much better than I ever could have.
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