I came to a realization today. I need to spend a lot more time on the Fyrinnae website. I forgot how absolutely beautiful their shadows are in person..they are truly unique. If you have yet to try their shadows, you've maybe wondered what the big deal even is. All loose shadows are the same right? Hells no! Some are just plain superior. Fyrinnae is one of those, not just in texture but in the complexity of their colors. You almost can't call it eyeshadow, it's more like eye art.
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The downside to complex eye art? It is so difficult to photograph. Keep in mind, while I've really tried to capture the heart of these shadows, the nuances you see when they catch the light simply don't translate well in photographs. Another note, these can be tricky to apply until you are used to them They apply best over a sticky base like Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (as swatched above) and you want to pat and press these onto the lids. If you brush or sweep these on, you lose most, if not all of the complexity.
Pteranodon is a green blue teal with delicate sparkle throughout.
Do yourself a huge favor and look into Fyrinnae. I know their turn around time can be intimidating (18-26+ days as of this post) however, my order shipped in about a week. I seldom wait to the full eta, but even if I had, they are still worth it. They have very generous sample sizing $2.00 for between 1/4 and 1/3 tsp, depending on the color. Full size is approx 3 grams of product for between $5.90-$6.35 again depending on the color.
Where to buy: Fyrinnae
Price: $2.00 samples $5.90 to $6.35 full size
Please, if you do experience wait time with your order, be polite. We all know it is hard to wait when you are excited about your purchase, but these indie brands are small, sometimes single person operations. Give them your respect and courtesy.