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It is always a treat when Fyrinnae puts out new shades.  They can make the most basic colors complex and unique.  Here are some swatches of their newer shades.  (See the Swatch Bin for shade names.)


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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Pencil – Dark Brown
  Anastasia Brow Gel – Espresso
  Mac Brow Crayon – Spiked
Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Base: Mac – Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Highlighter: Urban Decay – Walk of Shame
Inner Corner: Fyrinnae – Half-Elf Hottie
Lid: Fyrinnae – Lorem Ipsum
Lid/Lash Line: Urban Decay – Blackout
Crease: Mac – Brown Down
Upper Lash Line: INGLOT Gel Liner – #77
Upper Waterline: INGLOT Gel Liner – #77
Lower Lash Line: Fyrinnae – Lorem Ipsum
  Urban Decay – Blackout
Lower Waterline: INGLOT Gel Liner – #77
Mascara: L’Oreal Voluminous False Lashes – Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Get This Look:

I started out by rubbing a small amount of Too Faced Shadow Insurance onto my lid.  I still use my beloved Nars primer for my daily makeup application, but I’ve switched to TFSI for blog posts.  Urban Decay’s Primer Potion isn’t what it used to be.  The new squeeze tube packaging is just as inconvenient as the old genie bottle packaging because the product dries out faster.   I applied a thin layer of Soft Ochre Paint Pot with a Sigma E55 so the colors will appear more vibrant for the camera.

I blended Brown Down into my crease with a Louise Young LY38 brush; concentrating the color toward the outer corner.  I blended out this shade using a skin tone color from my crease up to my brow.  I dabbed a little of Fyrinnae’s Pixy Epoxy to the lid with my finger to brighten the color.  I patted on Lorem Ipsum with a Mac 329 brush on to my lid and blended lightly into the crease color.  With a Sigma pencil brush, I applied the color to my lower lash line.  I blended Half-Elf Hottie into the inner corner using a small shader brush.

Using a small pencil brush (Louise Young LY13) I put Blackout onto my upper lash liner and blended it up.  This shade was also a put on to my lower lash line.  I darkened my upper and lower lash line by using INGLOT’s gel liner.  I cleaned up the outer corner of my using Bioderma and a Q-tip. 


I raise my glass to the beauty of red eye shadow.  It is scary, especially to those new to eye shadow or neutral fans.  I remember being petrified.  I stayed away from this lovely Fyrinnae shade for a long time, but the great thing about it is that it leans pink.  It goes on much softer on the eye, so don’t be afraid.  It even makes a great lip color (yes, Fyrinnae is versatile).


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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Anastasia Brow Wiz – Brunette
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel – Espresso
Base: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Fyrinnae Pixy Epoxy
Highlighter: Mac Manilla Paper
Crease: Mac Folie
Lid: Fyrinnae – Kamikaze
Fyrinnae – Electro-Koi
Inner Corner: Nars – Etrusque
Outer Corner: Mac – Folie and Embark
Upper Lash Line: Makeup Forever Aqua Liner – #12
Lower Lash Line: Tarina Tarantino Liner – Puppeteer
Lower Waterline: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner – Eldorado
Mascara: Clinique High Definition Lashes
Mac Prep and Prime – Lash
Foundation: Everyday Minerals Powder – Tan


Get This Look:

I put a bit of Primer Potion on my lid and dusted Mac’s Soft Brown on my lid from the crease to the brow.  Using a Mac 217 brush, I blended Folie into my crease and into the Outer V.  I darkened the Outer V using Embark.

To enhance the Fyrinnae shade, I dabbed on a tiny amount of Pixy Epoxy on my lid with my finger and being careful not to put it above my crease.  The great thing about Pixy Epoxy is that it doesn’t disturb the matte shade I already applied.  Using a Mac 239 brush, I patted on Kamikaze on my lid and lightly on the inner corner.  Using what is left of the red shade on my brush, I blended the red up to the dark brown color, though not completely covering the shade.

To add a bit of ‘light’ to the lid, I put a lovely shimmery orange shade (Electro-Koi) on the center of my lid using the other side of the same 239 brush.  The color was concentrated on the lash line and light blended up to the crease.  Using a small shader brush (Mac  228), I put a gold shade to the inner corner.

The upper lash line was defined using a very dark (nearly black) brown liquid liner.  A lighter brown liner was used on the lower lash line.  A gold shade was used for the lower water line.

I recently picked up new brow products by Anastasia.  I wasn’t happy with Anastasia’s brow pencil.  I do like Mac’s crayon, but Anastasia’s Brow Wiz (crayon) has a spoolie on the other end.  That makes it more travel friendly compared to Mac.  The brow gel is nice too.  It’s unfortunate my pictures don’t show how dark my brows look to the naked eye.