Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fyrinnae Halloween Swatches

I didn't get all of the new Fyrinnae Halloween swatches, but here's what I did.



Some very sloppy lip lustre swatches



Color Descriptions:

Are You my Mummy? - It starts out a vibrant, gleaming emerald green. Closer to light or at an angle this shade takes on an aqua, then a striking deep pink color. It's not simply a highlight; the entire shadow's hues change

Purgatory - Almost metallic red shines over a black base, making this shade perfect for liner as well. It was intended to be a replacement for our old "Still Breathing" from 2006, but it is a much more velvety-red shade.

Wake Not the Dead - This shadow has a solid, slightly shimmery, deep orchid purple base. It's filled with captivating sparkles in varying hues of gold, green, and blue, which all change to give the shadow a distinctly pink-purple cast.

Alchemist's Curse - This shadow is pink shimmer and sparkle on black, but closer to light or at a different angle and it becomes a vivid gold to green, the black base setting off the highlights.

Shinigami (this is from the Halloween 2009 collection) - Deep, smoldering royal purple entwinted with a scattering of blue and crimson sparkle. Darker than it appears in swatch photos. Not lip-safe, slightly reformulated in 2/2011

Dorian Grey - I can't find an "official" description, but it's super dark, some say navy, others say black, with multi shimmer. It's not as dark as Raven's Prophecy, and looks more grey/green when applied lightly.

Raven's Prophecy - Deep black, this shadow glitters with lime and pale blue. Closer to light or at different angles, and the sparkle takes on a pink and turquoise appearance. Photos don't even begin to show the effect

Lip Color Descriptions
Ultra Phantom - (not Halloween) Sheer aqua sparkle that turns to pink in different light or angles, and sometimes almost pale orange. Looks neat worn alone, stunning over black or dark purple lipstick, or perks up a plain pink.

Diabolic Masquerade - (not Halloween) Dark, vampy, and perfect if you're tempted by black lipcolours, but just want a more wearable shade. Diabolic Masquerade is a glowing red shimmer embedded in soft black, though applies more as a deep, dark crimson glow rather than just glossy black. Opacity depends on the amount applied, but it is not sheer.

Sweetest Poison - Sweetest Poison is a brilliant true red filled with glittering red sparkle. May stain temporarily; we recommend applying over balm. Halloween 2011

Coffin Velvet - Coffin Velvet is a rich, vibrant purple, leaning slightly warm. It has a satin to matte finish (a hint of satiny shimmer, but just barely). Halloween 2011

My favorite shadow is Wake Not the Dead. My pics don't capture the sparkle, Fyrinnae's description of "captivating sparkle" is right. Raven's Prophecy is a close second, once again my pics don't capture the beauty of this one. You need this. Purgatory - I don't wear much red shadow but this is fucking gorgeous.

The lip lustres - Coffin Velvet is lovely, but I think Sweetest Poison actually just beats it for my favorite. Diabolic Masquerade is wonderful, it looks more black in my pics but the red really comes through in person. Ultra Phantom is hard to see in the second photo (I put an arrow in there to help) but it's really flattering on all by itself.

Fantastic shades, all of them.


  1. Yay, aren't the beautiful?! I bet you love Raven's Prophecy?

  2. I wanted to wear it today but was volunteering at kindergarten. Didn't want to scare the wee ones!

  3. Oohh I just ordered Purgatory ( got a full size, went with my gut on this one!) and then I saw your swatch. I'm so glad I got the full size :)

  4. It's a gorgeous shade, you'll love it!