If you've been a long time reader of MZ, you probably already know that Fyrinnae is one of my favorite indie companies. So anytime a new collection comes out, I *try* to snag it the same day. The summer collection is no exception, especially since.... BRIGHTS!!!
(Please clink images for maximum awesome!)
Descriptions per the Fyrinnae website-
Inappropriate Popsicles: Bright, rich purple, nearly matte, with a very slight satiny finish. May appear darker over certain bases or primers.
Fallen Angel Food Cake: Bright tangerine yellow, nearly matte but with a subtle hint of fine shimmer.
Drunken Gummy Bear: Vibrant lime green, nearly matte but with a barely-there fine shimmer.
Admiral Ferret: Bright cobalt, nearly matte, with a very slight satiny finish. May appear darker over certain bases or primers, and may temporarily stain skin.
Vicious Garden Gnome: Vibrant rose pink, nearly matte with with a slight satiny finish.
Gaiety (free sample:) Gleaming, glittering, cheerful aqua! A light but vibrant shimmering blue-green is further enhanced with plenty of coordinating sparkle.
Before I move on to the swatches, I wanted to mention that when I first opened up the jars, I was a little taken aback. (Apparently it's been a little while since I placed an order.) I was expecting to see the typical Fyrinnae formula I'm use to: smooth, buttery, powdery and sparkly! I was almost disappointed in the small, round ball formations I was seeing in the jars and hoping that because most of the shades are nearly matte, that they wouldn't be impossible to apply.
Then I read this on the website:
*** In January 2013, Fyrinnae's loose eye shadows were reformulated (orders shipped in the last eight days of January onward will have the new version). This will most likely reduce fallout (during application and wearing) and may increase wear time. Product will appear clumpy in the jar. This is also likely to affect pressing results for those who do so at home. Ingredient list below was updated to reflect the changes. ***
These are not "pigments", but powder eye shadow which aren't pressed to be solid. Our highly concentrated loose eye shadows/liners weigh approximately 3 grams (full size--this is not the size of the jar, but the weight), and are packed in clear jars. Some settling may occur during shipping but at the time of packaging, they are packed down firmly and filled to the top. The Mini jars are smaller, and the 1/3tsp mini size (does not fill jar) is about .4 to .7 gram in weight. Click here for a size comparison photo.
Please keep in mind that the majority of Fyrinnae colours are complex and "layered", they are not repackaged mica. This does alter the application methods for many shades vs. traditional shadows. As with all of our products, all shades are created in our studio/lab then tested by us. We never use glitter in our shadows.
Regular loose eye shadow ingredients:Mica, Styrene/PVP Copolymer, Myristyl Myristrate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane. May contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Tin Oxide, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide, Copper Powder, Bronze Powder, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Yellow #5, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Silica.
So for those of you, like me who have been long time Fyrinnae fans and are surprised at what you see in the jar, it's a GOOD thing! :D
Swatches! (swatches over pixie epoxy)
Vicious Garden Gnome is my absolute favorite from this collection. It's smooth and beautiful it's such a *me* color. Absolutely awesome. Fallen Angel Food Cake is another favorite, look how bright it is! It has subtle shimmer within, so it's not completely matte and it applies like a dream. Really, the only shadow in this collection that wasn't as easy to work with was Inappropriate Popsicles. It didn't seem to want to blend evenly, even in a patting motion, so it took a few coats to get even. But once it is applied and even, it's gorgeous! Lookit Admiral Ferret and Drunken Gummy Bear! Both so bright and cheery and summery. I can not wait to play with this collection.
And O M G Gaiety is fantastic! It's sparkly and buttery and a freaking wonderful aqua color!
Taken outside when my Iphone 5s
Sample jars at Fyrinnae are $2.25 for 1/3 tsp and full sized 3 gram jars are $6.25. Go get some!
*products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.