Thursday, 31 January 2013

Fyrinnae Swatches: Part IV

Here is part four of my Fyrinnae swatches - find their website here and more information here.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Sleek Pout Paints

Sleek are a UK drugstore brand, available in Superdrug and online here (they ship worldwide too!)

Their pout paints, comparable to OCC lip tars, are amazing. Highly blendable and very pigmented, they offer you the chance to create your perfect lip colour. They are best applied with a lip brush; you could dab on with your finger but these do leave a stain on your skin. (My arm was stained by Pin Up and Peek-a-Bloo and took a good scrub to get off). The lasting power is fantastic and they stay glossy for a good few hours. I personally prefer to blot to get a more matte appearance (nothing worse than getting my hair stuck to my lips every time the wind blows!)

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Fyrinnae Swatches: Part III

Here is part three of my Fyrinnae swatches - find their website here and more information here.

Fyrinnae Loose Shadows: Review

One of my all time loves has to be Fyrinnae. I cannot rave enough about how amazing this indie brand is. Fyrinnae is only sold online at their website here, and good news- they ship worldwide!

They do a range of products, thought I (surprisingly) have only ever tried their loose eyeshadows and Arcane Magics- I really should change that someday! 

Their shadows are fantastic quality with superb pigmentation and are very affordable; each shade is so unique you could spend hours dazed by the complexity. A full sized jar is approximately 3 grams in weight and priced at $6.25; they also sell sample jars for $2.25 which contains approximately 1/3 tsp for their regular loose shadows and 1/4 tsp for their Arcane Magic shades. Their samples sizes are very generous and will last you absolutely ages (they estimate 20-40 uses).

Best worn over their Pixie Epoxy, the description on their website states: 'This is not an eye shadow primer, or really a base. It is to keep sparkles on and/or to make shimmery shadows appear "glossy": a foiled look without foiling.
Originally developed and formulated in 2007, this unique "glue" is designed to hold the sparkliest, most shimmery eye shadows in place, minimize "fallout", and also to easily create a foiled look without foiling.

With a range of matte to shimmer to glitter, and a huge selection of colours, Fyrinnae truly has something to suit everyone's tastes. 

Fyrinnae Swatches: Part II

Here is part two of my Fyrinnae swatches - find their website here and more information here.

Monday, 28 January 2013

Make Up Academy Lipstick Swatches

MUA are a UK drugstore brand that are only available in Superdrug or online here (they ship worldwide!) They are a budget friendly brand offering many products for only £1. 

Fyrinnae Swatches: Part I

I absolutely adore Fyrinnae loose shadows; their products are only available online here, and they ship worldwide. Find more information in my review here.

This post is the first of seven with all my Fyrinnae swatches - it is not complete by far, there are many of their current line that I do not have but I do plan on getting more and as soon as I do they will be swatched and added to the collection.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Barry M Dazzle Dusts & Fine Glitter Dust Swatches

Barry M are a UK drugstore brand which sell many great products including a wide range of Dazzle Dusts and Fine Glitter Dusts. These loose products are highly pigmented and most are packed full of shimmer and sparkle, though there are a few matte shades as well.

Each little jar contains a large amount of product, I would estimate around 2 grams (I've been unable to find the actual weight on either the product or online which is a downside). It is stated on the bottom sticker of a jar if it is not safe for use on eyes or lips. These retail at £4.59 each so are very affordable. There are often promotional offers in Boots and Superdrug to the likes of 2 for £8 or 3 for £10 as well as freebie products if you spend over a certain amount.

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Sugarpill Chromalust Swatches: Lumi, Goldilux and Darling

Sugarpill's Chromalusts retail for $12.00 for a 5g jar. (Clicking on the name of each shade will take you to the corresponding page on Sugarpill's website). Sugarpill ships worldwide.

Lumi: 'Snow white with turquoise sheen and flashing bursts of blue and green. When worn over a dark base, this complex white transforms itself into your new favorite blue eyeshadow.'

Goldilux: 'Brilliant, highly-reflective metallic gold with breathtaking shine. The brightest gold you’ve ever seen.'

Darling: 'Stunning teal loaded with iridescent turquoise star bursts.

'These shadows are fantastic quality with amazing pigmentation. There is so much product in a 5g jar it will last forever and, as always with loose eyeshadows, a little goes a long way. The colours are amazing- Lumi is a beautiful white with a bright blue sheen; Goldilux is breathtaking, a true metallic gold which would look amazing used wet as a liner; and Darling is a lovely teal filled with turquoise sparkle.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Chequered Lily Swatches

I recently came across The Chequered Lily on Etsy; I was soon intrigued and ordered a set of 10 samples. The samples cost $5.50 for 10 samples of your choice plus $1.40 for international shipping ($1 for shipping within the US). The turnaround time was very quick, I ordered on the 15th, the samples were shipped on the 16th and arrived on the 23rd. Included was also 2 freebie samples. The samples do come in baggies which aren't my personal preference as I'd rather jars or clamshells. They did, however, contain a fair amount of product, I'd estimate around 1/8 of a teaspoon.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Scaredy Cat Swatches

Scaredy Cat Cosmetics are found on Etsy and they offer samples of their shades in tiny little vials which are awesome. I purchased 10 vials for $10 dollars, plus $5 international shipping. ($3 shipping for US, and $3.50 for Canada).