Fyrinnae Aztec Gold Pressed Eyeshadow & Gender Bent Eyeshadow Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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.

Aztec Gold

PPermanent. $7.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

Gender Bent

PPermanent. $6.75.
A
A
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total
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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
Fyrinnae Gender Bent Eyeshadow Eyeshadow

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

The Overview
Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae
$7.00/0.07 oz.

93%

Average

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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I kept it really simple and made it the star. I wore it with Nude from the LORAC Pro Pallet and blended Aztec Gold into my crease. Boring, but it was my first time! LOL

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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…

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

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