-Fyrinnae products are available through a webstore.
-Product photos are clear but do not capture the true colours well. This may be due to the complexity of the colours of many of their products. I would recommend searching blogs for swatches rather than picking colours based on the pictures on the website.
-Some products have swatch photos and some don't. The swatch photos are more accurate than the product photos.
-All products offered on their website are vegan which is excellent.
-All products offered are lip safe unless otherwise stated in the product description.
-Ingredients are listed on product labels and are also listed on the website.
-In general, the website is easy to navigate. You can sort eyeshadows by finsish, colour, etc.
-A rather long TAT has often been stated on their website since I started investigating it (about a year ago). HOWEVER, I got my orders in a MUCH SHORTER TIME than was stated on the website. I have placed three orders with them and have received them very quickly each time.
-I had no problems with customer service.
-I got one free sample with my orders. NICE!
-The website is closed A LOT.
-When the website is open, I have tried to order on SEVERAL occasions and my cart would not work and it would not let me purchase anything.
-Product availability is inconsistent. It took me so long to order from them because I wanted to wait until their lip lustres came back. (I ended up making the order that I'm showing in this post long before they came back.) Eyeshadow colour availability is also inconsistent.
-When one goes to check out after ordering, a message over top of one's cart tells you that all international (outside of the US) orders over $50 will be cancelled. I wish that this was listed on their shipping or FAQ page such that I would have known that prior to filling my cart. There may be a good reason for this but I have no idea what it is.
-I realize that this is an independent company and whoever runs it may have a hard time keeping up with demand. The demand for Fyrinnae's products seems to be very high but it just seems to me like the owner(s) have a REALLY hard time keeping up. (NOTE: I know nothing about who/how many people run the company or whether they have personal/health issues or things like that. I do understand that things happen in life and that it is hard to run a small business.)
-All of the above reasons have prevented me from ordering more from their website.
-Products arrived very securely packaged in cardboard and cute tissue paper.
-Jars for Arcane Magic eyeshadows have black rims and all other shadows are packaged in clear jars.
-Jars have non-water resistant labels bearing the name of the eyeshadow printed on it. Some have ingredient lists printed on them, some don't.
-Arcane Magic eyeshadows are $6.48 CAD and $2.04 CAD for a mini sample size which comes in a jar.
-Regular eyeshadows are $6.02 CAD and $2.04 for a mini sample size which comes in a jar.
-I feel that the pricing is very reasonable. Shipping costs are very low.
THE PRODUCT: EYESHADOWS
(I also ordered Pixie Epoxy but I will cover that in another post)
Fyrinnae offers two different kinds of eyeshadows: Arcane Magic and their regular shadows.The Arcane Magic shadows are colour shifting and look different depending on lighting. I would say that many of their regular shadows have this effect as well.
THE GOOD: After trying these out, I see that there is good reason for the hype surrounding Fyrinnae's eyeshadows. I've heard so many awesome things about them and I was not disappointed. The colours that I ordered are complex and unique; you won't find shadows like this from anywhere else! They apply smoothly, are highly pigmented, and have great wear (they passed both the Goth Club and the Weekday tests with no creasing). An interesting thing about these eyeshadows (especially the Arcane Magic ones) is that they look different when applied in different ways. For example, if you rub some of them down they look different than they would if you patted them on. When you apply them with Pixie Epoxy (also from Fyrinnae) they look SO FREAKIN' COOL!!! There are a wide variety of colours to choose from so there is definitely something for everyone.
THE BAD: One thing about the eyeshadows that I didn't like was that it is hard to know what they will look like on when you look at them in the jars. When you are making up looks and you've never used them before it certainly makes it hard to know if one colour goes with another. Also, they look so cool in the jars that I was almost INTIMIDATED by them. This may sound kind of stupid, but when I first looked at them I was like, "Oh my god, I have NO IDEA how I am going to use these!!!! WHICH ONES GO TOGETHER???!!" Just so you know, I am NEVER like that. I try out weird colours and crap all the time. Another bad thing is some of the glittery ones have a bit of glitter fallout if you don't use them with PE but it's nothing worse than any glittery shadow one might try.
THE VERDICT: Fyrinnae's eyeshadows are complex, unique, and beautiful. They apply and wear well and are probably some of the best indie eyeshadows that I have ever tried! I would probably order all of them if there weren't so many issues with the website and if they didn't limit the dollar amount of international orders.
The eyeshadows look so neat in the jars that I decided to take macro shots of all of them. For once in my life, my photos actually turned out okay! I took these in a hotel bathroom when I was bored working out of town.
Conjuror (Arcane Magic)
Faerie Glamour (Arcane Magic)
Glitterboi (Arcane Magic)
Madam & Eve's (Arcane Magic)
Princess of Darkness
Pyromantic Erotica (Arcane Magic)
Sequined Master (Arcane Magic)
Sorceress (Arcane Magic)
Wicked (Free Sample)
I usually do dry swatches but I have done dry swatches on the right and swatches with Pixie Epoxy on the left. Since Fyrinnae makes PE, I figured I would demonstrate what it can do. The difference that it makes is striking!
From left to right: Faerie Glamour, Dark Magik, Conjuror.
From left to right: Pyromantic Erotica, Pumpkinfire, Princess of Darkness.
DISCLAIMER: Products in this review were purchased by me. I am not affiliated with this company in any way. If you have further questions regarding my reviews, please refer to the BORING CRAP ALERT page of my blog.
So what do you think? Do you like their products? Do the issues that I mentioned in my review bother you?