Thursday, April 29, 2010

Very PINK Look! And My Re-introduction to Fyrinnae

@glowyjoeybunny has been tweeting a lot recently about Fyrinnae. I got curious again. I tried some samples of some Fyrinnae eye shadows a long time ago - I hated them. I found them to be powdery, chalky, messy, not-blendable at all, and certainly not with the pigmentation I'd come to expect from others photos (ahem.. Padmita for example uses Fyrinnae a lot in her looks). I yelled and I screamed about it - but I was being really stupid. I was missing a key ingredient: Fyrinnae's Pixy Epoxy.

After thinking it over again, I decided to give the brand another shot. Here was the look I concocted with some of the items I received:

Very very pink, I know! I even threw in the Pink shirt. I don't usually like pink, so I'm wondering what's wrong with me.


Eyes - This stuff is hard to work with for me. I am not sure it is worth the effort. But for some reason, I'm being stubborn.
  • Fyrinnae Pixy Epoxy - a tiny bit over main lid area
  • Fyrinnae Eye Shadow in Tatiana - patted on, not swished, over lid.
  • Fyrinnae Eye Shadow in The Fancy Lad - in crease
  • MAC Eye Shadow in Naked Lunch - brow highlgiht, trying to blend
  • MAC Pearlglide Eyeliner in Blackline
  • MAC Plushlash Mascara in Plushblack

  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
  • MAC Blush in Stray Rose

Lips -
I just love looking at this picture a lot. It has risen to be one of my favorite lip pics I've taken in a long time, sloppy though it is.
  • MAC Cremestick Liner in Pink Treat
  • Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Devil Horns - LOVE! Absolute Love. They aren't tacky, the finish looks more like lipstick, it applies like a gloss, and it lasts a LONG time, even through drinking morning coffee. The taste was interesting - for Devil Horns they say it's "butter rum".
 Some Things about Fyrinnae and My Experience
  • As they say on their site, these are NOT mineral makeup shadows. They are loose shadows
  • Practically anything on their site you can get in sample size - which I love. The sample sizes are ample - I question whether or not I would ever need a full size eye shadow.
  • Lip samples, they say, are not as good quality as their full size. I intend to test this. I loved Devil Horns so much I will order a full size, though the sample is a generous sample. Seriously, I fell in LOVE with these lip lustres.
  • With Pixy Epoxy, it is hard to blend. Stuff sticks to the eye. If I continue to learn this, I will have to relearn how to place eye shadow.
  • Pixy Epoxy may have given me a reaction - jury is still out on this, but by the end of the day my upper eye lids were quite puffy. The next morning, they were still puffy, though it went down after I reapplied allergy drops. This could be seasonal - I had worn this look to softball practice and been out in allergens. I will continue testing to see if Pixy Epoxy was the cause and let you know.
Have you had experience with Fyrinnae? Please tell me below!