In this review I’ll be looking at Fyrinnae loose eyeshadow singles in the shades Sunlit Boudoir, Peppermint Vodka, Mephisto, Velvet Vampire, and Shinigami.
This purple smoky eye was created with Sunlit Boudoir and Velvet Vampire on the lid, Peppermint Vodka in the crease and inner corner, Mephisto in the crease, and Shinigami in the outer corner of the eye. Beyond Binary (covered in Fyrinnae Loose Eyeshadow Singles Review Part 1) was use on the brow bone. All shadows were applied over Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden. Also used were Stila Stay All Day liquid eyeliner and Chanel Le Volume de Chanel mascara.
Fyrinnae Sunlit Boudoir is a shimmery loose eyeshadow that sells for $2.95USD for a mini jar or $6.95USD for a full sized jar on Fyrinnae’s website. Fyrinnae describes this shadow as a “golden copper highlight filled with bronze sparkle.” This shade is somewhat similar to Polar Bear (covered in Fyrinnae Loose Eyeshadow Singles Review Part 7) but is a little less shimmery and more of an ivory color.
This shadow had a smooth consistency and application that had no patchiness. It will adhere with regular primer, but glitter primer is needed to really show the true color. This shade is a little more sheer than others — it cannot easily cover darker colors — but it is buildable. Even with a regular primer, there was minimal fallout during application. I think this shade could probably be used as a highlighter on some skin tones.
A little more sheer but buildable coverage with smooth application
Fyrinnae Velvet Vampire is a specialty loose eyeshadow called Arcane Magics. It sells for $3USD for a mini jar or $7.55USD for a full sized jar on Fyrinnae’s website. According to Fyrinnae, this shade is a “complex deep reddish hue that varies between molten cool crimson and firey phoenix red.” I generally saw this color as sort of the color of velvet red carpet, although when I photographed it with flash, it looked almost fuchsia.
In person, this shade is very pretty, but it is very hard to apply. I couldn’t get it to adhere to my lid at all with regular primer. When I used glitter primer, it adhered but was difficult to blend. I think this is due to its very silky texture, which is much smoother than other Fyrinnae shadows. The application with glitter primer was a little patchy and prone to fallout. This shade faded faster than other Fyrinnae shadows and did not last all day. It’s a beautiful shade if you can make it work.
A very pretty color but very difficult to apply
Fyrinnae Peppermint Vodka is a shimmery loose eyeshadow that sells for $2.95USD for a mini jar or $6.95USD for a full sized jar on Fyrinnae’s website. Fyrinnae describes this shade as a “lush, rich, shimmering burgundy enhanced with copper sparkle.” While I did see some sparkle in the applied shadow, I actually found this shade to be more on the matte side, at least compared to many of Fyrinnae’s shimmers. The color is burgundy with a very slight shimmer.
Unlike many of the other Fyrinnae shadows, I actually preferred not using a glitter primer with this shade. I didn’t feel like the glitter primer did much for the color, and it made it harder to blend. The application was very smooth with good pigmentation, and the color had good staying power. With a fluffy brush, this shade makes an excellent red crease color.
A nice burgundy with easy application and good pigmentation
Fyrinnae Mephisto is a metallic loose eyeshadow that sells for $2.95USD for a mini jar or $6.95USD for a full sized jar on Fyrinnae’s website. According to Fyrinnae, this shade is a “dark royal blue with a vibrant metallic red sheen.” I found this shade to be more of a royal purple than a royal blue, and, depending on the application, the red does show through.
In my opinion, Mephisto is one of the most beautiful shades Fyrinnae offers. However, it does have a pretty tricky application. Fyrinnae does not recommend using this over a glitter primer, and I would agree that it’s better to use it over just regular primer. It was hard to get an even application using a brush; I had the best luck using my fingers to apply. Additionally, I could only get the red to show when using my fingers. Once I finally got the color to apply evenly, the shade did last me all day without fading.
An absolutely stunning color, but the application has a steep learning curve
Fyrinnae Shinigami is a sparkly loose eyeshadow that sells for $2.95USD for a mini jar or $6.95USD for a full sized jar on Fyrinnae’s website. Fyrinnae describes this shade as a “deep smoldering purple with a scattering of blue and pink sparkle.” The color is more of a cool-toned deep purple with a slight shimmer.
This shade was easy to apply and very pigmented; I didn’t need a lot of shadow to get an opaque coverage. Over regular primer the color was a little lighter and easier to blend while glitter primer made the color darker but a little harder to blend. This shadow did have some fallout during application but not after it was on, and the lasting power was very good. I would also like to point out that this shade was excellent foiled as a liner, especially since it can be hard to find this shade of purple in a liner form.
A good deep purple with a little fallout