Fyrinnae – Halloween 2011 – Swatches

31 Oct

Pic’s are clickable.

I already posted a haul, including also some other shades too here. But today I have for you just the Halloween 2011 Collection. I’m so in love with the shades because they are so unique! They all apply easily and are fine milled. Prepare yourself on tons of pictures, lol.


Alchemists Curse

*from the Arcane Magic line


Official description: This shadow is pink shimmer and sparkle on black, but closer to light or at a different angle and it becomes a vivid gold to green, the black base setting off the highlights.

My description:  A ton of sparkly warm purple in a black base. Gorgeous. In some angles the warm purple turns into a golden with a chartreuse tinge. Similar to Innocent + Twisted shade Innocent + Twisted, or Fyrinnae’s Fyre & Ice (but warmer).

Raven’s Prophecy

*from the Arcane Magic line


Official description: Deep black, this shadow glitters with lime and pale blue. Closer to light or at different angles, and the sparkle takes on a pink and turquoise appearance. Photos don’t even begin to show the effect.

My description: Black base with green, blue and yellow sparkles! Very unique! And I looooove the name ❤ Like Alchemists Curse, probably a great shade for a liner. A must have from this collection 😉

Are you my Mummy?

*from the Arcane Magic line


Official description: It starts out a vibrant, gleaming emerald green. Closer to light or at an angle this shade takes on a striking deep pink color, almost a maroon. It’s not simply a highlight; the entire shadow’s hues change. Contains Blue #1 and Yellow #5.

My description: Dark sage-mossy green with a strong iridescent turquoise sheen. The shade morphs in some lightnings into a PURPLE shade! One of my favourites 🙂


Wake not the Dead

*from the Arcane Magic line


Official description: This shadow has a solid, slightly shimmery, deep orchid purple base. It’s filled with captivating sparkles in varying hues of gold, green, and blue, which all change to give the shadow a distinctly pink-purple cast.

My description: This color surprised me, like Bride of Frankenstein below. They are both way more complex than I expected. The only thing about WNTD is the name, I don’t like it, because it’s not really original. Anyway.. Wake not the Dead is a amazing vibrant crocus-mauve with tons of golden-green and blue glitter. In some angles the glitter turns to aqua-purple. For purple-pink lovers a must have!

Bride of Frankenstein

*from the Arcane Magic line


Official description: This shade is a vivid blue with a slight turquoise highlight. It sparkles green and light blue, but closer to light it takes on an aqua and pink glimmer over the blue base shade. Not lip-safe. Contains Blue #1

My description: This color has IMO the most unique and funny name, love it! It’s a smurf blue with TONS of gold-green glitter/shimmer in some lightnings the glitter turns to a purple color. This is the only shade that I can’t properly photograph. IRL the glitter is way more visible and that’s what really shocked me, since on all photos it looks just plain blue. The glitter make the shade so easy to wear for a blue shade (*o*)

Dorian Grey


Official description: It doesn’t quite look like the picture. Amusing. This shadow is metallic silver (looks more pewter without a sticky base) over black, with subtle pale blue sparkle.

My description: Blackened grey with some steel-blue sparkles. I like the name of the shade, but overall I think it’s a little boring. I think the better choice is Fyrinnaes Biker Chic that has a black base and way more visible sparkles than Dorian, or even Glitter Boi with the dark base and blue-purple duochrome glitter. On the official site, the name of the shade is Dorian Gray, but on my sample jar is written Dorian Grey, I don’t know what name is actually correct for this shade, but I would tip that is it Gray. Unfortunately I realized that after editing my pictures, so on the swatches the shade is named Dorian Grey.




Official description: Almost metallic red shines over a black base, making this shade perfect for liner as well. It was intended to be a replacement for our old “Still Breathing” from 2006, but it is a much more velvety-red shade.

My description: I had the old, discontinued shade Still Breathing and I think Purgatory bazillion times better! It has a black base with a RED, not purple metallic sheen! So alluring. I must try a look where I would compare it with Mephisto ❤ I thik the name of the shade is great! For those, who don’t know what Purgatory means.. Wikipedia says:

Purgatory is the condition or process of purification or temporary punishment in which, it is believed, the souls of those who die in a state of grace are made ready for Heaven.

So this is actually a condition between life on Earth and Heaven.

Book of the Dead


Official description: A rich, slightly aged gleaming gold, fit for Osiris himself (we could hope!), graced with flashes of sparkle in varying hues.

My description: Book of the Dead is a plain, bright, neutral, metallic foil gold, without any undertones. So simple, but so complex at the same time. I can barely see some silver twinkle in it. I would compare it with Fyrinnae’s Medieval Haunting, for a smokey GOLDEN look.


*from the Arcane Magic line


Official description: A remake of our old Steampunk shade (but better!), this is an antiqued deep copper on black, with a touch of gold sparkle and hues of pink. Move it toward light or change the angle, and it becomes gold to chartreuse, the black base setting off the vivid highlight while still retaining its Victorian-era depth.

My description: This shade is a truly chameleon! It’s a medium shimmery brown with golden twinkles, that is sometimes just a plain brown, but in some angles it shows a reddish – violet sheen, and in some angles even a green sheen! :O


Overall I can’t say there’s a shade in this bunch that’s not nice. And I can’t pick a favourite, because they are all so gorgeous!


You can find this shades here: Fyrinnae.


10 Responses to “Fyrinnae – Halloween 2011 – Swatches”

  1. Jacq November 1, 2011 at 03:43 #

    Very Helpful!!! Thanks for the great pics~~

    • swatchfreak November 1, 2011 at 11:18 #

      I’m glad this was helpful for you ^__^

  2. Biba November 1, 2011 at 08:56 #

    Itak da bi kar vse imela, ampak Steampunk mi je pa še posebej všeč!

    • swatchfreak November 1, 2011 at 10:29 #

      Steampunk je mene zelo presenetila! Pravzaprav od vseh najbolj.. Pa drugače nisem ravno oboževalka rjavih tonov 😀

  3. V @ Gone2RehabBRB November 1, 2011 at 09:04 #

    Zanimivo =)
    Iščem zlato, ki na meni ne bi povlekla na oranžno. A je Wake not the dead dovolj hladna, da bi ostala prav zlata brez oranžnega?

    • swatchfreak November 1, 2011 at 10:27 #

      Meni se zdi zelo nevtralna, res nima nikakršnih podtonov. Definitivno pa ni nič kaj oranžna 🙂 Res je krasna in ne dvomim, da ti nebi pristajala ker meni zelo ustreza..

  4. nihrida November 1, 2011 at 12:41 #

    Ti me boš spravila na kant. Purgatory in Steampunk gresta direktno na mojo wish listo.

    • swatchfreak November 1, 2011 at 14:24 #

      😀 brez skrbi, glede na to da imajo toliko časa stran na off, lahko do ponovnega odprtja našparaš gore denarja, lol

  5. MlleK November 15, 2011 at 01:00 #

    great great great review and swatches! Your blog is amazing!

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