Fyrinnae Samhain Collection 2012 ~ Photos, Swatches, and Review

Be forewarned. This post is ridonkulously pic heavy. How can a review full of incredibly beautiful, dimensional, complex, and full out fabulous Fyrinnae product not be pic heavy? All that being said, even given the mass quantity of photos I have included in this post, I still did not manage to adequately capture the full, and shifting, beauty of these shades. To truly appreciate them you must witness them yourselves. Something I strongly recommend.

Arcane Magic: Mermaid Masquerade Loose Eye Shadow

Bright, rich, shimmering royal blue. Moved closer to light or at an angle, and it turns purple to pink, though still retaining hints of blue.  I also detected a bit of an aqua tint to this when shifted to the light but the Arcane Magic effect is very subtle with this shade. It maintains its royal blue tone at all times and is an AMAZING blue.

Arcane Magic: Mystical Hedgehog Loose Eye Shadow

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. This is a very deep, intense purple. Again the Arcane Magic effect is more on the subtle side but the turquoise highlight is a really lovely effect that takes this beyond any ordinary purple eyeshadow. Like with Mermaid Masquerade I was unable to capture this effect on camera. :-(

Arcane Magic: Sultry Samhain Loose Eye Shadow

Stunning metallic bright burgundy, gleaming and sparkling with a bit of lighter pink. Closer to light or at an angle, and it warms to pink to an orange-gold hue. Similar to Velvet Vampire, but much cooler and slightly more metallic. This is such an amazingly rich and vibrant shade. Absolutely stunning. It is the most gorgeous and intense shade of burgundy with the added bonus of shifting to a fiery hue when angled the right way to the light.

Arcane Magic: Velveteen Werewolf Loose Eye Shadow

Complex whirl of lime green and gold on a shimmering brown base, graced with a touch of lavender sparkle. Moved close to light or at an angle, and the shadow warms to hues of peach and pink on rusty brown. This is a very complex, shimmering neutral that is incredibly versatile. It shifts colours not only in relation to the angle of the light but also with the shades you choose to pair it with. The strongest colours I see coming through are the pinky brown and green brown. The lavender sparkle is such a great touch!

Bonfire Spirits Loose Eye Shadow

Smoldering warm red and a touch of chartreuse mingle in a deep base. Almost an Arcane, as the green appears blue at angle or with light changes, but not by much. Somewhat of a “vampy” earthtone.

Ethereal Éire Loose Eye Shadow

Varying hues of gold, blue, and green create a shade that appears silvery sage, but light reflects different hues. A versatile shadow, but not boring. Graced with a sprinkle of pale green sparkle. Named in honor of our chemist, who hails from the island. This is one of my absolute favourites from the collection. It is complex but in a subtle way. The result is the most amazing and unique shade of pale green that I do not think I will be able to stop wearing. It pairs beautifully with Velveteen Werewolf as you will see in an upcoming FOTD post.

Mischievous Sidhe Loose Eye Shadow

Brilliant, glittering, shining, semi-metallic gold. Yellow and rich like real 24 karat, with no beige or bronze hues. Appears to be a mustard shade in the jar, but is metallic and sparkling once applied. Sidhe is pronounced “shee”. I only ordered a mini size of this shade as yellow gold isn’t a shade I wear often. I was in need of one in my collection though. If you love golds this is a rich, metallic shade that won’t disappoint.

Witchy Woodland Creatures Loose Eye Shadow

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. This is an absolutely stunning taupe eyeshadow. Who doesn’t love taupe?!

Lip Lustre: Ghost’s Kiss

Slightly shimmery “nude” with hues of copper and pink. Semi-transparent. Neither overly warm or cool, so it’s suitable for a wide range of skintones. This is my first experience with Fyrinnae’s Lip Lustres. I can guarantee you it won’t be my last. It is a very unique product. Completely 100% non sticky. It is not a gloss but applies with almost a dry feel yet I do not find it to be drying in the least. It offers excellent coverage and very comfortable wear. It is not super long wearing, at least not in this shade, but it does wear off evenly in my experience with Ghost’s Kiss. I am excited to try some of the wilder shades of Lip Lustre.

Mermaid Masquerade ~ Sultry Samhain ~ Bonfire Spirits ~ Mischievous Sidhe
Mystical Hedgehog ~ Velveteen Werewolf ~ Ethereal Eire ~ Witch Woodland Creatures

Mermaid Masquerade ~ Sultry Samhain ~ Bonfire Spirits ~ Mischievous Sidhe
Mystical Hedgehog ~ Velveteen Werewolf ~ Ethereal Eire ~ Witch Woodland Creatures

Mermaid Masquerade ~ Sultry Samhain ~ Bonfire Spirits ~ Mischievous Sidhe
Mystical Hedgehog ~ Velveteen Werewolf ~ Ethereal Eire ~ Witch Woodland Creatures

Mermaid Masquerade ~ Sultry Samhain ~ Bonfire Spirits ~ Mischievous Sidhe
Mystical Hedgehog ~ Velveteen Werewolf ~ Ethereal Eire ~ Witch Woodland Creatures

Mermaid Masquerade ~ Sultry Samhain ~ Bonfire Spirits ~ Mischievous Sidhe
Mystical Hedgehog ~ Velveteen Werewolf ~ Ethereal Eire ~ Witch Woodland Creatures

Mermaid Masquerade ~ Sultry Samhain ~ Bonfire Spirits ~ Mischievous Sidhe
Mystical Hedgehog ~ Velveteen Werewolf ~ Ethereal Eire ~ Witch Woodland Creatures

Lip Lustre – Ghost’s Kiss

Lip Lustre – Ghost’s Kiss

Lip Lustre – Ghost’s Kiss

The Fyrinnae Samhain collection for 2012 is an outstanding addition to the Fyrinnae lineup. That is the great thing about Fyrinnae. They do not do limited edition collections. When new shades are released as part of a collection they are there to stay. Samhain offers a beautiful assortment of both neutrals and more fun shades. You can find Fyrinnae at Fyrinnae.com. The Lip Lustres are $7 and the eyeshadows are $2.25 for a mini and $6.25-$6.80 for a full sized version. This is actually my first time ordering any full sized shadows as the minis are already so generous. The full sized ones are incredibly generous. They are practically overflowing. There would be no way for them to include more product in those pots for you.

My love for Fyrinnae knows no bounds. I am trying vehemently to get more accustomed to using loose eyeshadows. I have started storing them differently so they are more accessible to me. It has been a shame that I have barely touched my collection of over 100 Fyrinnae shades simply because I have not gotten out of the habit of reaching for my pressed eyeshadows first. I am determined to get ALL of my Fyrinnae eyeshadows swatched for you. It will be so nice to have a comprehensive post of swatches of almost all of the Fyrinnae shades for not only my beautiful readers, but also as a resource for myself so I remember all the pretty shades I have at my fingertips!

Makeup Wars Fall Look ~ Changing Leaves Inspired


This weeks Makeup Wars Challenge is for our favourite fall look. Fall just happens to be my favourite season. I love the crisp air and sunshine. The beautiful changing leaves bring forth all my most loved colours in nature. Autumn has always been the colour palette that speaks to me the most. My hair isn’t a hint at all is it? ;-)
I wanted to create an eye look that incorporated all the glorious changing leaves around me. I immediately turned to my arsenal of almost 100 Fyrinnae shades to find the perfect representations of the fiery fall leaves (and the not yet changed).
Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica, Red Panda, Candy Coated, and Dark Fantasy
Edward Bess Escape, Chanel Malice, LMdB Uma Paro
Looking at these colours just makes me love fall even more!
Products use:
Face:
Ellis Faas foundation in S101
Fresh Face Lustre in Fair Isle
MAC Beauty Powder in Too Chic
Eyes:
Make Up For Ever Eye Prime
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Pyromantic Erotica on inner third of lid, Red Panda on centre of lid, Candy Coated on outer third, Dark Fantasy as a liner.
Le Metier de Beaute Sugar on browbone.
Lips:

With Flash:

With my hooded lids I look like I’m wearing a fairly sedate look.

Close the eyes and… pow!
Be sure to check out the other Makeup Wars member’s favourite fall looks using the Previous/Next buttons above or by clicking on the thumbnails below.


Fyrinnae Pressed Eye Shadows Face of the Day

Here is my face of the day featuring the new Pressed Eye Shadows from Fyrinnae in Te Amo and Woolly Mammoth. The look is even more amazing in person. You really need to see Fyrinnae products in real life to truly appreciate their beauty.
Face:
Burberry Fresh Glow Luminous Fluid Base
Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle Foundation in Coconut Milk Parfait
Rouge Bunny Rouge Luminous Skin Wand in Orionis
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Fresh Face Lustre in Fair Isle
Eyes:
Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
MAC Haux in the crease, MAC Shroom on browbone.
Burberry Pale Rose Eye Shadow on inner corner.
Maybelline Full ‘n Soft Waterproof Mascara Black
Anastasia Brow Wiz pencil in Caramel
Lips:

 
With flash: