I really hope this photo of Mephisto clicks to full size. Your eyeballs will thank you for viewing it in all it's original full pixel glory.
All of my swatches were done on top of Nyx Eyeshadow Base in White (it's like Milk in a jar) and photographed on my hand through a window in as much sun as I could muster at 7 a.m. Speaking of...this took me forever. I started the swatches at 7 and am now posting at noon. I'm such a blog nerd, really.
A huge Fyrinnae fave is Rapunzel Had Extensions. It's a vibrant peachy pink with a gold/yellow/pink duochrome fire to it that makes it a must have. Put this in your cart and thank me later.
Take your MAC Sumptious Olive and throw it out your car window next time you go to the store. Order Aztec Gold to replace it and then you'll wonder why you ever bought the MAC shade in the first place.
Here's the lid of Faerie Glamour- crazy sparkle!
Javan Rhino has a pink fire to it that just didn't come up...but it's lovely.
A little story about Sluagh while you take a potty break after sitting and looking at these for 2 hours. I coveted this shade like nobody's business but it wasn't for sale. Not by Fyrinane anymore. It was an oldie but goodie that was nowhere to be found. I Tweeted to Fyrinnae (no longer on Twitter that I know of...help me if he is) how much I loved this color and did they have a jar I could adopt? Those lovely lads sent a FULL SIZE jar of Sluagh to me gratis with my next order as a surprise. This never happens. I'll not forget what a gesture that was and it makes me love Fyrinnae twice as much- if that's possible.
Lorraine over at MartianDelights inspired me to pick up Biker Chic based on her look HERE. Isn't she stunning??
Equality has crazy holo sparkle with a grey taupe base. Uh-may-zing.
Seriously, 90% of Fyrinnae's shadows gleam like this on their own. I wish I could paint something with these and have it shimmer this way.
*dies* LOOK at this! Seriously- it's makeup?!!
Next up is probably my favorite Fyrinnae shadow. Best for last. Behold the wonder of Dinosaur Plushie. It's not a stunner in the jar photo, but in real life it's holographic heaven.
So now that you're either comatose or browsing your cart in another tab over at Fyrinnae, let me share something else that makes me so grateful to know about this brand. 1. The prices are so low you won't find a better deal. You won't. Not even the gross cheap mass lots on Ebay from Hong Kong (who knows where they came from or how clean they are). 2. The samples are a 5g jar nearly 2/3 of the way full. I won't guess at the exact amount- but I know it's waaay above the 1/8th standard. On Fyrinnae's site, here's how they describe their eyeshadow sizes:
Q: Your eye shadows are 3 grams? That's not very big...So for $2.00 ($2.50 for Arcane Magics, which are shade shifting colors and are pricier to create) you are getting nearly a full size from other companies and it's Fyrinnae quality- which is outstanding. I don't have a single negative to say other than sometimes the shop is closed. I've never had a late ship, leakage, or an error. Not to mention every order gets you either 1 or 2 free samples. Can't say enough good.
A: No, they weigh about 3 grams, but volume-wise, are bigger than that (each jar contains at least 1.25 to 1.5 teaspoon packed down). More information can be found on the eye shadow category page and here's a jar size comparison photo. Note that the little sample jars (commonly called "3 gram" size) hold quite a bit less if filled, about 2/3 to 3/4 of a teaspoon, and often have a domed base, though at first glance they appear to be the same size as the regular shadow jars (commonly called "5 gram"). Dry cosmetics are required in the US to be measured by weight, not volume, so that is why we always list aproximate weights for powder products on the label.
Q: How many uses are in an eye shadow sample?
A: a 1/3 teaspoon sample is enough to last you anywhere from 20 to 40+ applications. A full size jar has about 4x-4.5x as much product as a regular sample. Sample sizes of other products are about 1/4tsp for city glam and blush, a little more for finishing powders.
Now on to blushes! Samples of these are $1.50 and I only have two. :(
Charm is a brilliantly pretty bright true pink with a bit of gold sheen that doesn't look glittery or streaky. Hypnotize is a real favorite on. It's a nice dirty coral almost bronzer shade- but looks like a warm blushing peach on. I was surprised at how lovely it really was! Here's my face (no other makeup other than blush).
So if you're still with me- did you see anything you like or own? Any I should get? I can't say enough about Fyrinnae and if I was dying and could croak out one makeup recommendation it would be for them. Thanks for taking the time to check this out and I hope you have a great day and are feeling loved and happy. Take care.