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.

Melt Radioactive Stack

The new MeltRadioactive stack launched on January 25th. I had been waiting patiently for this stack of bright pigmented colors to be released, and finally it was here! These colors are very different from the previous stacks released by Melt (which are also amazing). They are bright, build-able, and long-lasting.

I realize these neon-esque colors may not be for everyone, but even if you were only thinking of using them as accent colors, they would totally be worth the money.

At $48, the shadows come in a magnetized stack of four large pans. It may seem a bit pricey, but really it’s not. You are buying four, very pigmented eyeshadows where a little goes a long way.

For those of you who don’t see yourself sporting neon eyelids, I would emphatically recommend one of the other stacks from Melt. I own all three, and wear them most days. The other two stacks are Dark Matter, which includes four matte, warm neutral colors; and Love Sick, which includes matte and shimmer shadows in beautiful warm and cool shades.

Photo Information: (top) Melt – Radioactive Stack, (bottom) Melt-Radioactive Stack in shade Neon.