Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures & Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

01/19

Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
A Butterfly's Metamorphosis | Look Details
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
A Butterfly's Metamorphosis | Look Details
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
A Butterfly's Metamorphosis | Look Details, Low light, f/5.6
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
A Butterfly's Metamorphosis | Look Details, Low light, f/5.6
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
A Butterfly's Metamorphosis | Look Details, Low light, f/5.6
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
A Butterfly's Metamorphosis | Look Details, Low light, f/5.6
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
A Butterfly's Metamorphosis | Look Details, Low light, f/7.1
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
A Butterfly's Metamorphosis | Look Details, Low light, f/7.1
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
A Butterfly's Metamorphosis | Look Details, Low light, f/7.1
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow

Fantasy Creatures

Fyrinnae Fantasy Creatures Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow ($14.50 for 0.07 oz.) often appeared as a bright, gold-green with flecks of richer, cooler green sparkle and shimmer throughout, and then it shifted to a golden bronze to lavender to pale pink. If one could capture the shades of spring and put them in one eyeshadow, this is what it would look like.

While a lot of multichromes can be quite interesting and complex when swatched, they tend to lose a significant amount of that complexity on the lid as it’s a smaller space and ends up easier for someone else to see the shift on you than on yourself (and even then, it’s not necessarily easy to detect the shifts at the more extreme ends). This shade shifted from warmer gold to the cooler green flecks catching the light to looking slightly pinkish along the edge when I checked for shifts in most lighting–I didn’t have to go hunting to catch it. To get it to turn more lavender-mauve-pink, it was at certain angles and lighting but was noticeable.

The texture was uneven on the actual surface of the pan, which was noted by the brand, though the actual eyeshadow went on quite smoothly. It felt drier, almost flaky, so there was light to moderate fallout during application, depending on the method–fingertips and wet brushes yielded the least fallout.

It had opaque pigmentation applied dry as well as when applied over Pixie Epoxy or with a wet brush. The cooler tone of the green shimmer came through more noticeably when applied over a tacky base or with a wet brush. This shade was recommended, by the brand, to be used with a tacky base. I actually found I preferred application with a wet brush, as it helped give me smoother application with minimal fallout but retained all the blendability of a dry eyeshadow (sometimes tacky bases can make it harder to blend out the edges). The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight and a half hours with a touch of fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$14.50/0.07 oz. - $207.14 Per Ounce

Most of the shades had noticeable shift when swatched on my arm without having to strain myself to find the perfect angle and lighting source to see it. The latter was more the case with a few shades to get some of the more extreme shifts when the product was applied to my actual eye (lid space). The majority of shades have a creamier, denser, thicker consistency to them--they often felt packed with silicones (and dimethicone was typically the second ingredient, so it wasn't a surprise!) with some shades having a textured, uneven surface that was easily compacted into the pan. A few of those shades were harder to pick up later on and tended to work best with a wet brush or fingertips rather than dry brush.

Other shades were smoother, softer, and more forgiving--they felt more like typical powder eyeshadow. The shades with larger shimmer/sparkle had light to moderate fallout during application but had fairly good adhesion once on. The majority of shades were very pigmented on their own, but some definitely were best applied wet, with a fingertip, or applied over a tacky base (some shades explicitly say to use a tacky base with them). They wore between eight and nine hours on me with no to light fallout.

Browse all of our Fyrinnae Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate. May contain: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Aluminum, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Ferric Ferrocyanide.

Fantasy Creatures
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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01/20

Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow | Dry / Over Pixie Epoxy
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae & Buxom | Look Details, Studio light
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae & Buxom | Look Details, Studio light
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae & Buxom | Look Details, Studio light
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae & Buxom | Look Details, Low light, f/5.6
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae & Buxom | Look Details, Low light, f/5.6
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae & Buxom | Look Details, Low light, f/5.6
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass | Look Details, Low light, f/7.1
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass | Look Details, Low light, f/7.1
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass | Look Details, Low light, f/7.1
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow
Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow

Stained Glass

Fyrinnae Stained Glass Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow ($14.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a multichrome that primarily looks like a smoky, emerald green over a blackened base, and then it shifts to a stronger, blackened green to muted, bluish-violet to a brighter, medium-dark violet purple that stretched to a warmer plum at the very extreme edge of the shift (almost impossible for me to see on myself but the last photo captured it).

As a multichrome, the shift is most noticeable when the product is applied to a larger area or an area that has more curves (like the inner tearduct). Applied to my lid, it showed as a deeper, smokier color that I could see shift from a deep green to a subdued purple (almost grayish). I think with such a prominent black base, the shift didn’t show as dramatically on my lid as it did swatched.

It had rich pigmentation applied dry or over Pixie Epoxy (or used with a wet brush or fingertips). I find that fingertip and wet brush application gave it a more intense, smoother, and more reflective finish, though. The texture was moderately dense without being too thick or heavy, so it was easy to pick up with a dry brush and applied without much fallout. It wore well for nine hours on me before creasing faintly.

Formula Overview

$14.50/0.07 oz. - $207.14 Per Ounce

Most of the shades had noticeable shift when swatched on my arm without having to strain myself to find the perfect angle and lighting source to see it. The latter was more the case with a few shades to get some of the more extreme shifts when the product was applied to my actual eye (lid space). The majority of shades have a creamier, denser, thicker consistency to them--they often felt packed with silicones (and dimethicone was typically the second ingredient, so it wasn't a surprise!) with some shades having a textured, uneven surface that was easily compacted into the pan. A few of those shades were harder to pick up later on and tended to work best with a wet brush or fingertips rather than dry brush.

Other shades were smoother, softer, and more forgiving--they felt more like typical powder eyeshadow. The shades with larger shimmer/sparkle had light to moderate fallout during application but had fairly good adhesion once on. The majority of shades were very pigmented on their own, but some definitely were best applied wet, with a fingertip, or applied over a tacky base (some shades explicitly say to use a tacky base with them). They wore between eight and nine hours on me with no to light fallout.

Browse all of our Fyrinnae Exquisites Pressed Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Magnesium Stearate. May contain: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Aluminum, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Ferric Ferrocyanide.

Stained Glass
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Gosh, these are both stunning. I have such hooded eyes that I doubt any subtle shift would even be noticeable on me. I do love both of these and I haven’t purchased anything from Fyrinnae for a long time so I will have to go search their site. I am happy to see you reviewing these, Christine. Some of the smaller Indie brands have amazing products though I am not necessarily saying Fyrinnae is a small brand.

For loose eyeshadows that have a shift I want to bring out, I’ve found I like applying them first either without any primer or a less tacky one so I can blend out the edges – then I pat Pixie Epoxy or something similar in the area I want the full shift effect (usually my full eyelid below the crease haha) and then apply a second layer. That way, I get blendability and a good shift! 😊

…and just remembered that these are the pressed shadows from the brand, not some of their loose ones πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ. But I imagine this strategy would work for pressed multi/duochromes like it does for the loose ones I have for indie brands! Anyhow, think both of these will sneak their way onto my wishlist, I love both purple and green. And while the shift of duo/multichromes is never as defined on the lid as in swatches, they’re great for one-shadow looks that look a bit more complex than the typical one-shadow look 😊

My photos are of it applied on the lid without any primer as a FYI! πŸ™‚ I didn’t personally feel like Pixie Epoxy made the shift better/worse (it’s the right swatch)!

Fantasy Creatures is from a whole other dimension, like very otherworldly in it having that many shifts! Even though I do have Nars Pasiphae, that one only shifts from warm, rusty brown to flashes of brilliant green. You’re right; every shade of spring is captured in Fantasy Creatures!

I’m glad the Exquisites are now available in pressed form. They’re very…fluffy when they’re loose, if that makes sense.

These are incredible!
I was confused at first because I couldn’t figure out why one post had so many different eyeshadow swatches. Oh, Fantasy Creatures! This must be a collection. Then I read the review and understood the pictures. Beautiful eye looks and eyeshadow. I’m tempted to buy just to be able to take it out every once in a while to swatch and revel in the effect! Unfortunately I don’t think I’d wear this very often, if at all. I’ve gotten very tame and boring and have been wearing mostly neutrals and color only if it is muted.
I still want to own this though!

Update!
I went and ordered Fantasty Creatures. The site had it at $10 and shipping $3. What a deal! I’m not absolutely certain that the size is the same but it was the only option.
Thanks so much for reviewing these Christine. Maybe this is just what I need to get out of my eyeshadow rut. If this pan of gorgeousness doesn’t do it I don’t know what will!

These are stunningly beautiful shades that bring eyeshadows to the next level. I do agree with you Christine that most likely their duochrome shifts will not be noticed on such a small area as the eyelid, but they are still gorgeous.

I’ve never managed to buy a Fyrinnae pressed eyeshadow, partially because they’re more expensive, but mostly because they sell out so so so so quickly! All but three of the pressed Exquisites are currently sold out.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! πŸ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!