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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. 

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Ébloui

I told myself I will get control over my budding obsession with cream eye shadow…and I will…after this.  Chanel has developed its own version of hybrid/cream shadows called Illusion D’Ombre.  The color selection is limited, but any makeup obsessed person will find a shade to call their own.  Chanel describes the shadow as an intensely shimmering, versatile, long-wear eye shadow with an innovative gel texture that is both soft and cushiony.  It can be worn as eye shadow or eyeliner. 

To me, the texture is a cross between a gel and a French mousse.  It feels silky to the touch.  The one drawback is that the bit of product I’m trying to put on my brush moves around too much while in the pot.  It’s almost like you have to scoop it up.  This issue can be avoided if you use your fingers, but I’m not a big fan of that.  I found that I didn’t pick up enough color when using my finger, but that method is the way to go if you’re looking for a sheer wash of color.  The shadow comes with a small, cute, angled, synthetic brush that actually applies this product nicely onto your lid or lash line.  Given the maker of this product, the price tag shouldn’t be a surprise…$36 for 4 grams of product, including the brush.

Ébloui is a red tinged brown with multi-colored sparkles that is easier to see when the product is brand new.  The swatch photo of the product unused is a bit deceiving because the shadow is lighter in color in the once you begin to use it.  It seems the shimmer gets infused with the rest of the color and reflects off the light.  The brown tones in the product get lost on my skin but the reddish pink tones shines through beautifully.  An arm swatch (#4) can be found here(An arm swatch of Illusoire can be found here (#4).

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Eye brow Crayon – Spiked
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel – Espresso
Primer: Nars Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base
Base: Mac Hyperviolet Paint Pot
Highlighter: Mac Orb
Inner Corner: Fyrinnae – Half-Elf Hottie
Lid: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre – Ébloui
Outer Corner: Mac – Carbon
Crease: Mac – Moleskin
Upper Lash Line: INGLOT Gel Liner – #77
Lower Waterline: Mac Chromographic Pencil – NC42/NW35
Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies – Very Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Get This Look:
 

I applied Nars primer with my finger all over my lid and up to my brow.  I applied a deep burgundy paint pot with a Sigma flat lay down brush on my lid just past my skin fold.  I used the paint pot to help the color show up for pictures, but the Ébloui looks great without it.  With a Louise Young LY38, I blended Moleskin (a skin tone shade) into my crease. 

Using the small synthetic brush that came with the shadow, I applied Ébloui on to my lid and blended it into my crease shade.  I also applied this color to my lower lash line.  To define my outer corner, I used a Louise Young LY13 and a black shadow to lay down the color.  I blended the black into the lid shade and crease with a blending brush.

I chose a pale gold shade for my inner corner and my favorite (and only) black gel liner for my upper and lower lash line.

Are You My Mummy?

My favorite eye shadow company has come out with more shadows…Fyrinnae.  The newest shades are Halloween inspired, but are not limited edition.  I didn’t get all of them, but I will post the shades I purchased on to The Swatch Bin soon.  This look features one of them. 

Fyrinnae describes this Arcane shade as a vibrant, gleaming emerald green.  When brought closer to light or at an angle this shade takes on an aqua, then a striking deep pink color.  In person, the color was the bright green, but in my pictures, it looks bluer.

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Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Eye brow Crayon – Spiked
Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel – Espresso
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion
Base: Mac Soft Ochre Paint Pot
Fyrinnae Pixy Epoxy
Highlighter: Mac Vanilla
Inner Corner: Fyrinnae Nijiro
Lid: Fyrinnae Are You My Mummy?
Outer Corner: Fyrinnae Steampunk*
Crease: Mac Wedge
Upper Lash Line: INGLOT Gel Liner #77
Lower Lash Line: Mac Fluidline – Midnight Blues
Mascara: Maybelline the Falsies – Very Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
Get This Look:
 

I applied Urban Decay’s Primer Potion with my finger and used a Sigma 239 brush to put on Soft Ochre.  I blended Wedge into my crease using a Mac 217.  I then took a tiny amount of Pixy Epoxy and smoothed it onto my lid up to my crease.  I applied Are You My Mummy? on to my lid using a Mac 239 brush.  I pushed the color onto the bristles from the container’s lid. 

Using the other side of the same brush, I took Steampunk and patted it on to the outer third of my lid.  Fyrinnae has revamped Steampunk and is now an Arcane that is a gold on a black base with a pink hue that changes to an olive green.  I put a cream colored shade in the inner corner with a small shader brush.

I used a Mac 263 brush and a matte black gel liner on my upper lash line and also tightlined using this brush.  Using a Louise Young eyeliner brush, I put a peacocky blue fluidline onto my lower lashline.  I darkened the outer edge of the fluidline with Steampunk and brightened the inner edge with Nijiro.