Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow ($8.25 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “deep metallic gold over a rich olive green base.” It’s a deep olive gold with a really rich, soft metallic finish. The texture of this was insane; it felt like a cream product, even though it is a pressed powder, but it truly felt so buttery and smooth that it felt exactly like a cream eyeshadow does. A little went a long way when applying this, too. I found it looked the same applied dry as it did dry over Pixie Epoxy (at most, slightly more of a sheen with Pixie Epoxy). It wore on bare lids without creasing or fading for nine hours (same results over Pixie Epoxy/Primer). Urban Decay Stargazer is lighter, more metallic. NARS Paramaribo #1 is darker, browner. Make Up For Ever #11 is yellower. Inglot #433 is browner. See comparison swatches.

Gender Bent (Loose) Eyeshadow ($6.25 for 0.11 oz.) is described as a “vivid, somewhat shimmery teal graced with bold orange sparkle.” It’s a bluish-teal with orange shimmer and a soft, frosted finish. Applied damp, it was semi-opaque, and then patted dry over Pixie Epoxy, it was more opaque. It had a very, very finely-milled texture and feel–it looked almost matte in the jar–but it was actually easy to use damp or over Pixie Epoxy. Gender Bent wore well for almost eight hours with light fading apparent just after that without a primer, and then layered over Pixie Epoxy and primer, it lasted nine hours without any signs of wear. (Fyrinnae does not seem to make any long-wearing claims, and in their blurb about Pixie Epoxy, they emphasize it is not a primer and to use a primer first to maximize wear time.) Disney Caspian Sea is slightly bluer. Sephora Curacao Punch is more glittery. MAC Parrot is bluer. Urban Decay Deep End is darker. Milani Teal the Truth is more teal. MAC Double Feature #3 #1 is matte. See comparison swatches.

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Aztec Gold

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The texture of this was insane; it felt like a cream product, even though it is a pressed powder, but it truly felt so buttery and smooth that it felt exactly like a cream eyeshadow does.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Gender Bent

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It had a very, very finely-milled texture and feel--it looked almost matte in the jar--but it was actually easy to use damp or over Pixie Epoxy.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow

Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow
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Fyrinnae Eyeshadow: Aztec Gold (inner lid), Gender Bent (middle of lid), Parental Advisory Loose (outer lid/crease)

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33 thoughts on “Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow & Gender Bent Eyeshadow Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Amanda Amanda Tetreault

    i love golds like this but i can never pull them off! the look you did is lovely, though

  2. That is the most amazing gold I’ve ever seen!love the olive undertone so beautiful, this is on my to-buy list.

  3. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    omg aztec gold

  4. Avatar of Kristen Kristen

    I wore Aztec Gold yesterday. It’s so, so, so pretty! I love it.

  5. Does anyone know how Aztec Gold compares to Liquid Gold pigment by Makeup Geek?

  6. Avatar of Shayna Shayna

    Aztec reminds me a lot of MakeupGeek’s Liquid Gold Pigment. Thanks again for another lovely review Christine :)

  7. Avatar of Danielle Danielle

    Aztec Gold is lovely, but I was expecting to see the orange sparkle more in Gender Bent! I got kind of excited on reading the description because it sounds like a neat combination! I can kind of see it in the shot of the loose powder, but not so much in the swatches.

    • Ana

      If you want the glitter to stand out in any eyeshadow you have to use a sticky base like fyrrinae pixie epoxy or darling girl cosmetics glitter glue.

  8. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    I’m in love with both of these!

  9. *clutches heart*

    I’m not a big fan of olive golds, but good lord — the formula and texture of Aztec Gold look amazing. What an eyeshadow!

  10. I’ve decided I’ll wait for all your reviews/swatches of the Fyrinnae shades you have, Christine, because so far Jade Ghost, Parental Advisory and now Genderbent are my loves! You have the best colors picked, so I don’t have to be swallowed up by gorgeous shades. Its just a mind-boggling selection they have.

    • Avatar of Gena Gena

      I just went on the site, and Parental Advisory was listed as “discontinued”; BOO!

      • Loose isn’t (which is the one I used in the look) :)

        I know they’re going to attempt to keep Parental Advisory (Pressed) but as it stands, it’s too fragile for them to keep, so until they figure out how to tweak the base to make it sturdier, try the loose!

  11. Avatar of Michaela Mich

    Aztec Gold reminds me of bareMinerals Connoisseur shade that’s in their Star Treatment palette. I absolutely love this color and since it’s not available as a single shade, this Aztec Gold shade will definitely do. So beautiful!

  12. I love Aztec Gold. I definitely have a soft spot for these sort of yellowy green shades.

  13. KK

    I recently purchased some Fyrinnae goodies–the quality is simply amazing for the price. The colors are so gorgeous and vivid! Aztec Gold is definitely going on my to-buy list.

  14. Avatar of Tamara Tamara

    I thought that Aztec Gold looked like it might be a dupe for the Tarina Tarantino eyeshadow Dandy lion eyeshadow, but I compared them to your post on the Emerald pretty palette and the Dandy Lion leans alot more green. Seems to me that the Aztec Gold is a must have. I am such a gold green eyeshadow whore! I need any and all golds, antique golds, green golds, etc. Thanks for the review!

  15. Ashley

    New to your site. I love it. Very informative. Where can I buy this eyeshadow?

  16. I just got Aztec Gold recently and love it, absolutely beautiful green gold. I think I need Parental Advisory now too. I love Gender Bent but I already have UD Deep End so not sure if I “need” it.

  17. Avatar of Rebecca becca

    Looks incredible! Every time I read a Fyr review, I hop onto their website to order and it’s OOS. Every. Single. Time. Waiting til they get it together to place another order…

  18. Wow! I love this eye make up, and how vibrant the colors come out. I don’t think we have this brand in Germany but I have to check it out. Thanks.

  19. that eye look is amazing! i love the color combos. i wish i had the guts to wear something like that out.

  20. I’ve been dying to try this brand but every time I log onto their site, I find most of their pressed shadows out of stock. has happened to me every time I read one of your awesome reviews. then I want to buy and can’t! oh well. thanks anyway foe your review. maybe some day