Tuesday, October 15, 2013

My First Fyrinnae Eyeshadows!

Fyrinnae is an indie cosmetic company that makes mostly loose powder products (they make a few liquid lip products and an eye primer).  They are known for their complex and unique shades.  I'd seen Fyrinnae reviewed on several beauty blogs over the past few years (Phyrra (at www.phyrra.net) really turned me on to Fyrinnae) and decided I really wanted to try some of the shadows.  They all look so interesting, and so many of them look sparkly and duochrome-y.



You can buy sample sizes (1/3 tsp or .4 -.7 grams) for $2.25 or full sizes (3 grams) for $6.25.  I chose to try a few samples so that I could A) see if I like the color, and B) determine if I am clever enough to use these.

I also ordered a sample size of their eyeshadow base called Pixie Epoxy, which is used to help loose eyeshadows and glitter adhere to the lid better and enhance the color of the shadow.  It is worn over a primer (the primer prevents creasing and Pixie Epoxy doesn't).



On to the colors!

I chose from their regular loose eyeshadows: (color descriptions taken from the Fyrinnae website since I stink at describing colors)
   
     Serendipity -- "glowing iridescent copper highlight (hue may vary due to translucent dark base)"
   



     Immortality -- "a rainbow of sparkle in soft black"
   




     Meerkat -- "vibrant pink-purple with gold shimmer and sparkle highlight"




And from the Arcane Magic eyeshadows collection (shadows with highlights that change color depending on how the light hits it (duochrome effect type thingy)):

     Velvet Vampire -- "complex deep reddish hue... turns to a metallic glittering gold with "underhues" of copper"





     Mystical Hedgehog -- "vibrant, shimmering purple with turquoise-green highlight at a distance, but changes to a warmer purple to pink at an angle or close to light"





The sample I received was:

     Cupcake Frosting -- "a "glowing" soft pink shade"



Swatched dry, no primer or base:

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 From left:  Cupcake Frosting, Mystical Hedgehog, Velvet Vampire, Serendipity, Immortality, Meerkat

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Swatches over Pixie Epoxy:

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 From left:  Cupcake Frosting, Mystical Hedgehog, Velvet Vampire, Serendipity, Immortality, Meerkat

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Cupcake Frosting, Mystical Hedgehog, Velvet Vampire

Serendipity, Immortality, Meerkat


These are all so gorgeous and really unusual!  I'm looking forward to showing off some off the looks I create with them.



More about their loose shadows (from their About Us page): Our rich colours are formulated by us, some of them taking hours to get just right. With so many shades, we need to re-make large batches (not each colour per order as that would be absurd, but each shade is re-made at least twice a month, more often for the biggest sellers) of at least four colours every day, not to mention the other cosmetics, and then each "batch" is tested for both colour and composition. 




4 comments:

  1. Oh wow those are beautiful! I especially love the blue and pink!

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    1. I think I'm going to try the pink on my lips (it doesn't say anywhere it isn't lip-safe)!

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  2. Wow! Very unique and beautiful shades, thanks for sharing!

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    1. These are going to be so fun to play with!

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