Let Them Eat Cake




Though the ill-fated, Austrian-born Queen of France is best known for 'Then let them eat cake!', no evidence supports she ever said stated the phrase. The quote appears in writings of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions and was written when Marie was only 11 years old.

As the Revolution strengthened, popular opinion shifted to referencing her as Madame Déficit for over-spending. In truth, she spent nothing in excess of the expectation of her position, and her own brother exceeded her yearly on shoes alone. She was also known as Madame Veto for the 'appearance' of supporting the First and Second Estates while ignoring the plight of her governed people. Appearing out of touch, self-interested, and a traitor to the people of France, her once popular station among her people led to eventual downfall. Over the course of her reign, many attempts were made to reignite this initial popularity inspired in the French people with no success. Marie's true heart was inexplicably absent from the mind of the populous. The people no longer viewed her as the Mother of France, but as a traitor.

The standard fare of 'Then let them eat cake!' pales in comparison to the far more painful reality of a confirmed quote from Marie Antoinette:

“No one understands my ills, nor the terror that fills my breast, who does not know the heart of a mother.” Let Them Eat Cake is a soft, warm toned pink based blush with an ethereal pink floating sheen and low shimmer. It is lip safe. Let Them Eat Cake is a super pigmented blush, packed with tons of shift and a low sparkle. It can be used sparingly for a soft color and sheen, or used heavily for a dramatic and colorful look! Let Them Eat Cake as listed is in a 20 gr jar with sifter and screw-on lid. INGREDIENTS: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, MICA (CI 77019), SILICON DIOXIDE, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, BORON NITRIDE, METHICONE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA(CARNAUBA) WAX, IRON OXIDE (CI 77491, CI 77492,CI 77499), TIN OXIDE (CI 778161), SYNTHETIC FLUOROPHYLOGOPITE (CI 77019)

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