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Sunday Swatches: Fyrinnae Penguin & Winter 2013 Shades

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Fyrinnae Boot Season - Because Cats - Snowboarding

I recently purchased several mini eyeshadows from Fyrinnae, and I have swatches of some of the new shades for you today plus a bonus swatch of their highlighter shade Penguin.

Fyrinnae Boot Season  Because Cats Snowboarding swatches

Boot Season // Because Cats // Snowboarding
– top: no primer – bottom: over Pixie Epoxy –

Fyrinnae Boot Season  Because Cats Snowboarding swatches

Boot Season // Because Cats // Snowboarding
– fuzzy to show sparkle! –

Boot season is a blackened green with yellow and green sparkle.

Because Cats is a blackened purple with multicolored sparkle.

Snowboarding (which was a free sample with purchase) is a vivid purple with blue iridescence. Continue reading

Fyrinnae Isis & Dragon’s Blood Lip Lustre Review & Swatches

Fyrinnae Dragon's Blood Isis Lip Lustre-2

Dragon’s Blood // Isis

A few months ago, I purchased several Fyrinnae eyeshadows – which I love – and also decided to try out two of their lip lustres. The lip lustres are marketed as “a non-sticky lipcolour, leaving rich colour on your lips but no goopy tackiness”. They cost $7 for a full size (8ml) or $2 for a trial size (1.5ml); I bought two trial sizes, and there is a note that the trial size applicator is inferior to the full size product’s applicator.

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Fyrinnae Aztec Goldd - Pressed

Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Fyrinnae Aztec Goldd - Pressed

A little while ago – when I purchased all of these loose Fyrinnae shades – I also purchased Fyrinnae Aztec Gold, which is only available in pressed form.

For a comparison of Fyrinnae’s loose and pressed eyeshadows and a review of the pressed formula, please see this post, which compares swatches of same shade in loose and pressed form over different primers.

Today’s post is photographs & swatches of Aztec Gold:

Fyrinnae Aztec Gold - pressed

Fyrinnze Aztec Gold - swatches

no primer / over primer

As regular readers know, I usually swatch without primer, but this shade performs so much better with primer that I swatched it both with & without. I used my everyday primer, NYX HD.

I don’t have any similar shades – Inglot 433 (swatched) looks similar in the pan, but completely different when swatched.  Nothing else comes close!

If this is a shade that appeals to you (I love it myself) I would definitely recommend it – the quality is great, and the color is unique.  I just wish you could buy the pan only instead of the whole eyeshadow pot!

Fyrinnae pressed eyeshadow, as well as other Fyrinnae products, can only be purchased online.

Fyrinnae Loose Eyeshadow: Part Two — Swatches

Fyrinnae Mystical Hedgehog, Immortality, Witchy Woodland Creatures

This is the second part of my two-part Fyrinnae photos & swatchfest – the swatches! Part One, the photos of the eyeshadows in the jar, is here.

I normally swatch eyeshadow without any primer or base, but I find that loose eyeshadows don’t show up very well on bare skin.  So, I’ve swatched these two different ways; the first set of swatches (on the left in each photo) is over NYX HD primer, and the second set (on the right in each photo) is over Fyrinnae’s own Pixie Epoxie.  I found that the color shows up nicely over just primer, but the glitter needs a sticky base, like Pixie Epoxie, to adhere.

I’ve left these photos larger than usual to better show the complexity of the shades – please do click to enlarge, these eyeshadows are really lovely up close!

Fyrinnae Mystical Hedgehog, Cuddlefish, Immortality

With flash: Mystical Hedgehog, Cuddlefish, Immortality

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Full sun: Mystical Hedgehog, Cuddlefish, Immortality

I’m terrible at describing this type of complex color, so I’ve borrowed Fyrinnae’s own descriptions.

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

Cuddlefish: A vibrant violet, loaded with varying hues of purple and blue-violet sparkle.

Immortality: A rainbow of sparkle in soft black

Fyrinnae Witchy Woodland Creatures, Shenanigans, Book of the Dead

With flash: Witchy Woodland Creatures, Shenanigans, Book of the Dead

Full sun: Witchy Woodland Creatures, Shenanigans, Book of the Dead

Witchy Woodland Creatures: Glimmering, multi-faceted cocoa taupe. Shades of copper and silver, with hints of pink, gold, and green shimmer on a neutral taupe-brown base make this shadow suitable for a wide range of skintones.

Shenanigans: A rainbow of sparkle fills rich, metallic gold over a dark base

Book of the Dead: A slightly aged gleaming, sparkling beige-gold, fit for Osiris himself (we could hope!), graced with flashes of sparkle in varying hues. Neutral tone, not yellow.

Fyrinnae Koala, Kurisumasu!, Moon Child, Nijiro

With flash: Koala, Kurisumasu!, Moon Child, Nijiro

Full sun: Koala, Kurisumasu!, Moon Child, Nijiro

Koala: A medium rosy taupe, this shade has a satin finish.

Kurisumasu!: Versatile satiny rosy beige shade with subtle flashes of sparkle. Great for a highlight or all-over basic shade that can suit many skintones.

Moon Child: Soft glimmering ivory shade with just the right amount of shimmer and sparkle and a touch of coppery highlight.

Nijiro: Ivory with rainbow sparkles.

Fyrinnae products can only be purchased online. Fyrinnae usually has quite a long turn around time stated on their website, but I’ve ordered from them three times now, and my order has always shipped within a week or so.

Fyrinnae Loose Eyeshadow: Part One – Photos

fyrinnae loose eyeshadow

top row: fyrinnae cuddlefish, mystical hedgehog, immortality, witchy woodland creaures
bottom row: nijiro, moon child, kurisumasu!, koala

I recently purchased eight Fyrinnae eyeshadow minis, and I have photos and swatches for you! Since the eyeshadows are so beautiful, I took close up photos of each individual shade.  This made the post very photo-heavy, so I’ve divided it into two parts; this post is just photos, and I’ll be posting the swatches shortly. (Part Two is here)

I took these photographs a while ago, but I think that I used flash for all of them, to better show the sparkle.

fyrinnae cuddlefish

fyrinnae cuddlefish

fyrinnae mystical hedgehogs

fyrinnae mystical hedgehogs

fyrinnae immortality

fyrinnae immortality

fyrinnae witchy woodland creatures

fyrinnae witchy woodland creatures

fyrinnae nijiro

fyrinnae nijiro

fyrinnae moon child

fyrinnae moon child

fyrinnae kurisumasu!

fyrinnae kurisumasu!

fyrinnae koala

fyrinnae koala

And two other Fyr favorites that I also photographed & swatched – these were photographed in slightly differently lighting that emphasizes the sparkle:

fyrinnae book of the dead

fyrinnae book of the dead

fyrinnae shenanigans

fyrinnae shenanigans

FOTD: Featuring Golds from Fyrinnae

Eyeshadows used – breakdown is below

I haven’t posted a FOTD for a while; here’s yesterday’s!

The breakdown:

MUFE HD – 120
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer – as blemish concealer
Guerlain Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Meteorites – to set’
Inglot 342M & 363M eyeshadow – to contour
MAC Blushbaby blush

Eyes & Brows:
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Gold Shimmer – as base
Fyrinnae Bood of the Dead, foiled – inner half of lid
Fyrinnae Shenanigans, foiled – outer half of lid
Burberry Trench – to blend out edges
Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow 28 – to line upper & lower lashline
Prestige Total Intensity liner in Deepest Black – to tightline
Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Brunette

Fyrinnae Shenanigans, Book of the Dead – slightly blurred to show sparkle

NYC Sheer Red mixed with Black Radiance Brandywine

I think that’s everything! It’s a lot of products, for sure. A question – when I post a FOTD with a list of products, would you like me to link to reviews I’ve done of the products, and/or places to buy the products online? Thanks for your feedback!