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NOTE - this is a new method of swatching I am trialing all shadows are swatched over Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy over bare skin unless otherwise stated please leave feedback on what you think about the new swatching method.
Hey Beautiful People
Lets look at a amazing collection from Fyrinnae! Now it is NO secret I have huge love for this company their Pixie Epoxy is a life changes in my opinion! And a few months ago they released a new collection of shades inspired by endangered animals called the Endangered 2013 collection probably not the most creative of names but its very true to the collection.
OK so before we dash into this collection some info Fyrinnae are a USA based indy company when you link to their main page most people notice the LONG TAT posted I can HONESTLY say I have never had to wait that long EVER and that is including international shipping times to Australia.
Shipping and handling rates are very reasonable especially considering the recent increase in international shipping. The Customer service is amazing and each shadow has its own ingredients listing. As I am reviewing the entire collection I am going to talk about price in each section to avoid confusion.
You can purchase full size shadow jars (of about 3 grams of product) for $6.25 AUD and a Mini sample (about 1/3 tsp or 1/4th tsp depending on the shade) for between $2.25- $2.50 AUD. In the photos below I only ordered the Mini sizes.
As you can see the mini jars have a tonne of product Fyrinnae estimate there is enough product for 30-40+ uses and I would be willing to bet they are right, and for the price you cant complain.
All shades are well milled and apply very smoothly. Pigmentation as with almost all Fyrinnae shades is spot on. Though I fell as though I need a disclaimer all loose shadows are more vibrant and adhere better (less fallout) over some form of sticky base (I personally do Urban decay primer potion with Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy on top)
All photos were taken outside in natural light.
Ravishing Red Wolf
Fyrinnae's Description - Picture is deceiving! This shade is a cool pink-wine over soft black to enhance the color, but applied wet or over a sticky base (and many primers), will appear light, vibrant metallic purple.
My Description - A stunning deep port colour with a metallic finish
Feisty Fennec Fox
Fyrinnae's Description - Light cool taupe finished with a pale gold satiny highlight.
My Description - A stunning taupe with a lean to green and a soft gold duo chrome
Dapper Mr Shark
Fyrinnae's Description - Bright sparkling blue, a little deeper than royal, but brighter than sapphire.(honestly, with several species of sharks being endangered, we couldn't pick just one)
My Description - A vibrant almost Royal blue
Fyrinnae's Description - Lush shimmering emerald green, filled with a rainbow of sparkle. Otters are quite enchanting, are they not? Not lip-safe.
My Description - A Emerald green with a slight blue base loaded with multi-coloured glitter
Fyrinnae's Description - Deep to medium chocolate brown graced with a satiny mauve highlight. Not as pink as it appears here.
My Description - A reddish/chocolate brown with a Mauve shift
Onto the Highlighter basic info first Fyrinnae Highlighters retail for a full sized 4g jar $6.50 AUS and a mini - (limit 1 jar per order) is $1.50 AUD for roughly 1/3 tsp.
This Highlighter is well milled its smooth and blends out well. Personally I dont see this working well as a highligh colour for most people as the mauve tones do stand out even well blened as you can see in the swatches. However I LOVE this shade as a eyeshadow (i have swatched it over PE as well) it is a fantastic colour to use in a purple smokey eye, alternetivly this would also work well as a sheer blush.
As with all Fyrinnae shades this items has its own ingredients lits which I love
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides
Some penguins blush! If overheated, they develop a temporary pink hue on their faces and wings.
Powder Highlighter: PenguinFyrinnae's Description - Not a blush, but a light, satiny mauve contour/highlight. Transparent enough to work on pale (applied lightly) to dark skin, and it doesn't apply with heavy lavender tones.
My Description - A Mauve shade that is builable.
Finally onto the Lip Lusters, as with most Fyrinnae products there is the option for full sized or samples. A Full Sized 10mL lip luster retail at $7.00 AUD and the Sample sise retails at $2.00 AUD for a 3 mL tube. Fyrinnae Lip Lusters apply like a thick velvet lip gloss and then dry down I personallt recommend to ensure your lips are well hydrated and exfoliated prior to using these as I found the formula while long lasting is very drying and will cling to any flaky patches on you lips. Wear time on these I found i would get an average 3-4 hrs with these shade.
Lip Lustre: OcelotFyrinnae's Description - Matte warm dusty-rose pink, very close to the soft pink of an Ocelot kitten's paw pads and nose. Slightly lighter than it looks here
My Description - A Matte Antique rose/Mauve colour leaning warm.
Lip Lustre: Pygmy Hippo
Fyrinnae's Description -Matte medium rosey plum shade, not quite mauve. Neutral-warm. If you wonder about the name, just search Google images for "Pygmy hippopotamus baby". It's not that the shade is an exact match for their little pink undersides, but they're simply rather adorable beings.
My Description - A Matte pink/plum shade meaning towards cooler tones
Over all I LOVE this collection if I had to pic a few items to get i would recommend Feisty Fennec Fox, Enchanting Otters and Penguin Blush!
Whats you favrouite endanged animal?
Where To By – http://www.fyrinnae.com/
Product: 8/10Pigmentation: 9/10
Final thoughts: All shades are highly pigmented. Powder products are all finely milled and apply well to the skin. The lip lusters dont tug on the lips and dont skip on application. TAT is way shorter then stated and arrive internationally very quickly.
Overall Rating: A