Fyrinnae Swatches – Part One – Immortality, Purgatory, Alchemist’s Curse, Freya, Conjuror, Velvet Vampire, Te Amo, Wake Not The Dead, Cuddlefish

I have been agonizing over ordering from Fyrinnae for years. Between the site’s periodic closings and my inability to narrow down my choices I never managed to place an order. I finally decided to just order my 20 samples (the maximum allowed in one order) and not stress too much over which ones. I would just order more. That is just what I did. After the 3 days had passed (minimum wait before ordering over $50 worth of stuff internationally) I ordered another 20 sample jars! So I have 40 beautiful shades to show you! I was also hesitant about the very long ship time quoted on their website. For instance right now it states: “Allow 32-38 business days queue and creation time before shipment.” I think they just do this to protect themselves against the worst case scenario because I was delighted to receive my ship notification in under a week! I think to Canada my order was in my hands in 2 weeks.
Fyrinnae is more than just another mineral makeup company. I highly recommend you visit their site website and read their About Us and Our Eyeshadow: What Sets Us Apart? to see what I’m talking about. 
I’m going to split these swatch posts up into four parts and then do a round up post at the end. Of course I am already planning my next order so we may end up at more than four parts before I’m through! edit: Before even posting this I have ordered another 20 samples…oops. I guess that means I have 60 beautiful shades to share with you!

I didn’t do a very good job sorting shades. The funny thing about Fyrinnae is that a lot of the time the colour in the jar looks nothing like the colour swatched. I tried to pull out shades I thought were in the purple, plum , burgundy area but it was a bit of a fail. I also intended to swatch Mephisto in this set but I somehow skipped it which is why there are only 9 swatches here instead of 10.
Shade descriptions from Fyrinnae:
  • Immortality – A rainbow of sparkle in soft black.
  • Purgatory - Almost metallic red shines over a black base, making this shade perfect for liner as well. .
  • Alchemist’s Curse (Arcane Magic) – This shadow is pink shimmer and sparkle on black, but closer to light or at a different angle and it becomes a vivid gold to green, the black base setting off the highlights.
  • Freya – Glowing warm purple shimmer on black.
  • Conjuror – (Arcane Magic) Soft burgundy-brick shade topped with shimmer that changes from aqua to bright crimson, depending on proximity to light. 
  • Velvet Vampire – Don’t pass this shade by! It looks ordinary in the jar, but amazing once applied. Think 18th-19th century “classic” seductive vampires, clad in a the finest deep crimson velvet…a few sparkling heirloom gems adorning his or her hands and throat… This shade is a complex deep reddish hue that varies between molten cool crimson and a firey phoenix-red, all laced with gold sparkle and glimmer. Bring it closer to light or change the angle, and it turns to a metallic glittering gold with subtle “underhues” of copper. 
  • Te Amo – This shade is a glowing iridescent copper highlight, almost ghostly, despite how photos make it appear. A sticky base makes more color come though, but it works well and “glows” over regular primers.
  • Wake Not the Dead – (Arcane Magic) This shadow has a solid, slightly shimmery, deep orchid purple base. It’s filled with captivating sparkles in varying hues of gold, green, and blue, which all change to give the shadow a distinctly pink-purple cast.
  • Cuddlefish - Cuddlefish is a vibrant violet, but not an overly cool shade, loaded with varying hues of purple and blue-violet sparkle. You’ll definitely want a sticky base or sealant with this shadow.

Swatch section above the black line are dry and the ones below the black line are over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.

I can’t recommend Fyrinnae highly enough. Incredibly unique shades at an affordable price. The sample jars offer a lot of product and are only $2 so what do you have to lose?

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07369632040427085460 styrch

    Te Amo was aptly named. I adore that color so much! I think I may need to check out Wake Not The Dead now. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14579614920085665069 Kate MacDonald

    Wow. I hadn’t realised how incredibly special their colours were. I’m definitely going to order a bunch of their samples!

  • http://makeupobsessions.wordpress.com/ makeupobsessions

    Great swatches! I love Fyrinnae!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05508177279905340229 Leigh

    The names are so evocative …

  • http://www.beautyinfozone.com MarciaF

    Their Pixie Epoxy is the best ever for pigments! Beautiful colors

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00481202549790966218 Zuzu’s Petals

    Those are such incredibly pigmented eyeshadows. How beautiful, and I love their names.

  • erin

    can you speak to how you applied them? reading their “Our Eyeshadow: What Sets Us Apart” page gives me some hesitation.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01537581644373625979 PerilouslyPale

    Erin are you wondering how I applied them in these swatches (it is noted in the post) or how I apply them in looks? In looks I apply Pixie Epoxy or Too Faced Glitter Glue primer on the lid and regular primer on the rest of my eye. Then I apply the same as I normally apply my eye looks with the exception of not sweeping back and forth like crazy in my crease. I always pack colour on the lid with my MAC 239 so nothing has changed there. I’ve always been more of a patter than a sweeper. ;-)

  • erin

    thanks! i guess i was wondering more along the lines of brush vs finger. but that is probably just me, misunderstanding terminology. when i hear “pat” i think of finger, and i tend to be more comfortable using a brush.

    but reading your reply, it sounds like i needn’t fear, and a brush will be fine:) primer sounds key.

    i am really pleased to hear about this new line. thanks for the swatches and thoughts, and i will look forward to the next batches:) and probably order some of my own!