Fyrinnae Cosmetics

One of the few completely independent cosmetic companies out there, and operating out of the Pacific Northwest, Fyrinnae Cosmetics has found a new and loyal customer in me. 

I recently came across the mention of Fyrinnae in a Pinterest post about cosmetic companies that you may have never heard of, but should check out… So I did!

Fyrinnae is a cruelty-free and vegan cosmetic company that produces and packages their own cosmetic line that includes eyeshadows, lip colors, blushes, highlighters, finishing powders, and primers.

I purchased two of their lip lustres in shades Pygmy Hippo and Ominous. They cost $7. They are absolutely one of the softest lip products I have ever used, almost a velvety texture. 

Their website  describes the product as: Fyrinnae’s Lip Lustres are not like lipgloss. This unique product is a non-sticky lipcolour, nearly as solid as lipstick, leaving rich colour on your lips but no goopy tackiness. They are a rather “dry” product because we pack as much colour into them as possible, but the ingredients are not drying. This means, due to the high concentration of natural butters, they are thinner in a warm environment, thicker when it’s cool, but are a solid product. Lustres have a slight vanilla scent.

I also purchased a couple of the Fyrinnae eyeshadows in shades Aphrodite’s Evening Gown (which is one from their Arcane Magic line), and Dressed to Kill that range in price from $6-$7. The color payoff with both of these was great and long lasting. The product was very easy to work with and buildable.

Their website describes their eyeshadows as: Our loose shadows are not dry powder, but contain synthetic oil and other ingredients which cause them to appear clumpy or sometimes form tiny balls of shadow (easily used as-is or crushed). They are supposed to look and feel this way. The inclusion of these ingredients often lends to richer color and longer wear, and helps reduce fallout during application. Fyrinnae’s Arcane Magic Eyeshadows are specialized colours with a highlight which changes hue depending on how the light hits it.

For the very inexpensive price, you get a very high quality product (which is nice). As an added bonus they also sent me a sample size of an additional eyeshadow when they shipped out my order…super cool! 

The product packaging is simple and not really anything special to look at, but it’s what’s inside the packaging that you are assured to be impressed with.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Photo Information: Top photo – Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in shade Pygmy Hippo on lips. Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in shade Aphrodite’s Gown on lower lash line. Bottom photo – Fyrinnae Eyeshadow in shade Dressed to Kill.

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick


Smooth, silky, and long lasting! Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipstick is one you’ll want to add to your ever growing cosmetics collection. This liquid to matte lipstick goes on velvety smooth, and dries to a soft matte finish, with no stickiness or clumping.

Available in 26 shades, from Drug Lord (bright white) to Weirdo (blackest of blacks), and every color in between. 

Each lipstick costs $18, and is well worth every penny. This is a product where you get what you pay for (and even at $18, it’s a bargain).

Photo Information: Top Photo – Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in shades Celebrity Skin and Redrum, Middle Photo – Closeup of shade Redrum, Bottom Photo – Shade Redrum accented with NYX White Liquid Liner, NYX Black Liquid Liner, and NYX Vivid Brights Liner in shade Vivid Petal.

100 Followers Contest Winner


And the winner is (drumroll please)…. With All My Affection!!! Congratulations!!! Yay!!!

When you have a free moment, email me your mailing info. and I will get your beauty package out to you.

Congratulations once again, and thank you to everyone who entered and continues to support my blog. 

The next giveaway will be at 500 followers, so please continue to spread the word 🙂

100 Followers Giveaway


Happy Day!!! The All Things Adored Blog has just reached a milestone…100 Followers!!!

In celebration of this exciting event, I am running a giveaway over the next two weeks. To enter simply FOLLOW my blog, LIKE this post, and COMMENT on one of my previously existing blog posts (not this one).

So what will you win?

The winner will be randomly selected by a drawing on May 20th 2016, and the giveaway is open to all U.S. and International participants.

Good Luck and THANK YOU!!!

NYX Banana HD Finishing Powder

   

NYX knocks it out of the park again with their HD Finishing Powders!! After having such a long-standing commitment to my Lancôme Dual Finish powder, it was really hard for me to try another powder. How was I possibly going to like something quite as much as my current powder?! 

Well, over the last week I have been slowly using the NYX HD Finishing Powder in shade Banana (using the baking method) while doing my makeup, and I LOVE it! I am very pale, and I was extremely worried that I may literally be the shade of a banana after using this, but it couldn’t have looked more flattering. The finish was soft matte and the texture didn’t feel cakey or thick. 

The NYX website describes this powder as a lightweight translucent finishing powder that helps soften the appearance of fine lines and pores and that this silky pressed powder has a fresh matte finish. Based on my experiences using it – it lives up to its description.

The powder comes in a variety of three shades: Mint Green, Banana, and Translucent White. With a price point of $10, I would strongly suggest trying this little treasure out.

Powder on! 😉

Essie Nail Polish – Ballet Slippers

  
I know I’ve sang the praises of Essie nail polish before, but in the honor of Spring and of all things in a beautiful blushing shade of pink I wanted to do a special post on the new color I recently added to my Essie collection. Ballet Slippers is GORGEOUS!!!! It is a beautiful neutral shade that looks good with everything. Definitely my new favorite shade.

If you haven’t tried any of Essie’s products, please do! If you’d like to hear me rave more about Essie, please see my previous blog post.

Essie Nail Polish | All Things Adored

http://allthingsadored.net/2016/02/01/essie-nail-polish/ 

Happy Nail-Polishing!! 🙂

Cosmetic Glitter!

  

I love sparkles! So with the abundant amount of cosmetic glitters available now on the market, I am a happy girl!

The two brands I have tried recently are NYX and Glitter Injections. Both come as a loose glitter, however Glitter Injecions has a line on pressed glitters which look AMAZING. I have them on my list as one of the next products I want to try.

The NYX Brilliant Glitters are made for the face or body and come in twelve different shades. They are available online and at Ulta for $6.00 each.

Glitter Injections loose glitter comes in a few different sizes and come in virtually any color you can think of. They have a wide selection of chunky and specialty glitters as well.

What cosmetic glitters are your favorites? Let me know, cause one can never have too much glitter. ✨😊✨

Photo Information: NYX Brillant Glitters in Blue, Red, Violet, and Rose.

Lime Crime Velvetines

   
Liquid lipsticks are here to stay and one of my more recent discoveries has been Lime Crime’s Velvetines line. 

These velvety rich lip colors go on smoothly and dry to a nice matte finish. The color is long lasting and stays put.

The shade “Beet It” (pictured above) is a beautiful deep berry color. It is undoubtedly one of my new favorite colors.

22 shades from classic colors to the bold and unique. Prices range from $16 to $20 depending on the color and they are cruelty free and vegan.

Photo Information: Lime Crime Velvetines in shade Beet It.

 

NYX Baked Eyeshadows

 

Not too long ago I reviewed the Baked Blushes from NYX, and based on how much I loved them due to their versatility and color payoff I have been wanting to try the line of baked shadows. Well that day is here! 🙂

As with the baked blushes, the baked shadows can be applied wet or dry. The dry application has a lighter, watercolor effect, whereas the wet application has a more dramatic, pigmented and shimmery effect.

The baked blushes come in 33 colors and at $6 a piece one could build quite an eyeshadow arsenal. I used all four of the above photographed shades on the look created below, and they blended beautifully together. I will definitely be returning to Ulta to stock up on some other shades.

 Photo Information: NYX Baked Shadows in shades (clockwise) – Blue Dream, Lavish, Moonbeam, and Ghetto Gold.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

I recently added a few shades of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream to my ever-growing makeup collection and am happy to say that they will remain there.

I had already been using several of the Butter Glosses by NYX, and loved them. They are super versatile. They can be worn by themselves, with lipliner, or as a gloss over your lipstick to add some sheen and moisture. The application is smooth and the color ranges from semi-sheer to medium coverage. There is absolutely no sticky feeling with these, which is hit or miss with many lip glosses.

The Soft Matte Lip Cream’s are of equal caliber! The main differences between the two of these is that the matte lip cream has a greater color payoff and obviously they set to a matte finish, rather than a glossy one. The application is soft and the durability is strong. These no undoubtedly would be a welcomed addition to any lip connoisseurs collection.

Photo Information: (left to right) NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in shades Istanbul, San Paulo, and Addis Ababa.