Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Fyrinnae Haul Vol. 3. I heart lip lustres! :) Swatches&comparison

I did it again! I went for more! Lip lustres this time! :) Here are my previous Fyrinnae hauls: 1st and  2nd (incl. lip lustre swatches).
Here is what I got this time:

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Ordered on 17.2 (Wednesday), they sent me PayPal invoice on 10.3, order was shipped on 19.3 (Friday), I received my order on 25.3 (Thursday). Check their website for more details on their shipping schedules. They're quite busy and it takes time to CREATE product not just pack.

Shipping is free worldwide for orders > 20 USD. How cool is that? :)

I had some difficulties AGAIN when I tried to pay with PayPal. The payment just didn't go through. And this time I got an invoice almost one month later. I sent 3 letters until I "finally" got a reply. As you might have heard the shop was closed for around 1-2 weeks, and guys were very busy with orders, updating the website and launching new products. I fully understand that, so no complain here. And they again "discounted a bit for the trouble". :)

Here is some odd and great thing about the company:  I ordered 10 lip lustres, 10*2,5=25 USD. Because of the "trouble" I paid only 21 USD, plus I also got a free sample eyeshadow! Add the wrapping material (I honestly think there is no need to pack like that, with less material you can save so much more time&resources!), add the shipping on the package 5,64 USD. Now do the math! :) This is probably the greatest company in terms of price&quality ratio! And they deserve even more!

The only "negative thing" about the company is the time. If only they could ship a little bit faster! Ohhh... Please note, I'm not complaining! I admit, I'm impatient! lol Who isn't when it comes to lip lustres!? lol And still their products are worth the wait! :)

My initial thoughts:

I got a free sample eyeshadow in Mephisto (it's from Halloween 2009 collection). Now tell me it's a coincidence! lol About a month ago I wrote a post about buying products just because of their names, a couple of weeks later I got a free eyeshadow from Silk Naturals in shade Twilight. Plus, I also mentioned that I'm a little bit superstitious, and here it comes - Mephisto eyeshadow! lol I must admit I find it pretty. :)

I've already tried all the products. And, OMG, I heart lip lustres! The best thing about them is that every one of them is unique (not only the shade, but also the texture). You will be able to recognise each of these from a mile. :) See what I mean:

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And a "family picture" (all my lip lustres together):

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Do you see what I mean now? :)

My absolute favourites: Flavor Of The Day ("semi-sheer light peach-pink with gold shimmer") and Lickable ("soft, shimmery beige-peach").

My favourites from the new ones: Lace Gloves ("sheer beige-peach (? not sure, as the word is missing on the website) with pink and red highlights"), Pink Guitar ("rich medium pink"), Ryo-Pinko ("medium mauve-hued pink") and Type A ("shimmery, rich garnet red"). The first 3 are pretty wearable shades, Type A is just GORGEOUS! My pictures just don't do this shade any justice. I'm in love with this shade, but I doubt I'll ever dare to wear it in public. :/

Did I mention they all are pigmented and opaque? Seriously, Fyrinnae lip lustres are one of the best lip products out there. And for 2,5 USD, you just can't go wrong! And, they smell yummy! And, ingredients are much more health-friendly!

The moment I saw Meloncholy ("medium coral-melon shade") I immediately thought of my all time favourite lip gloss Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in shade 347 Orange Raffia. I also grabbed Flavor Of The Day for a comparison. Meloncholy looks very close to Orange Raffia when in the bottle, but it's much more orange and opaque irl. I'd say that Orange Raffia is in between Flavor Of The Day and Meloncholy.

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From L to R: Flavor Of The Day, Orange Raffia, Meloncholy

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From L to R: Flavor Of The Day, Orange Raffia, Meloncholy 

I had the same "I saw it somewhere" feeling when I first saw Kitty Ears. Remember me "complaining" about BMG gloss in Tainted being tan/brown/bronze instead of pink? I'd say Kitty Ears (btw, it's being discontinued, it's not on Fyrinnae website anymore) is more orangey bronze than just plain tan/brown/bronze Tainted. It's my least favourite from the bunch, but it's still better than Tainted. There, I said it! lol

Check these two out:

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Have you tried Fyrinnae lip lustres? Any favourites? Any lemmings? :)

PS I just want to point out that all these colours look a little bit more pigmented and opaque IRL. My camera washes them out for some reason (makes them kind of "see through"?). The above "tube pictures" look more realistic.

18 comments:

  1. I might be a teeny bit envious. :D What a collection! And omg, I want Romantique.

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  2. The good thing is that these are in sample size. So, technically the collection is not that big. :) There's a room for growing! lol Romantique is a gorgeous colour, but I don't like how it looks on me. It looks very pale (opaque golden-pink) with my medium skin tone and with my wheat blonde hair. It washes me out unfortunately. It might look much better on lighter skin tones pairing with darker hair. ;)

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  3. So glad I found your blog....I'm envious of your new lippies though! I have to wait until May to do any more ordering.....I still have to pay taxes and then will be broke the rest of the month. Love your heart shape swatches they are too cute! Flavor of the Day and Meloncholylook like must haves for me.

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  4. Awww, heart swatches. Cute.

    I'm soooo glad to see swatches! I'm trying to figure out with lip lustres to get right now and this will help a lot! I know it isn't difficult to find swatches, but these are just so cute. Haha.

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  5. How cute are your swatches? I hadn't seen anything similar before :)
    These are really pretty, I found a couple of shades that caught my attention! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Wahine in Dixie, thank you! They are definitely worth the wait! I'm trying really hard to not buy any makeup products, especially lip products! So, you're not alone! :)

    Julissa, thank you! Don't forget to tell which ones caught your attention! :)

    Marce, thank you! I came up with this idea when I first started blogging. Heart shape is close to lip shape. At least this is what I though back then. lol It would be great to hear which lip lustres caught your attention. :)

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  7. I'm lame and havent tried Fyrinnae ;___; though I really want to! Type A, Visual Kei and Romantique are on my wishlist, and now I'm also wanting to pick up Meloncholy thanks to your swatches :)

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  8. SilhouetteScreams, thank you! You made my day! :) IMO all these shades are so unique and complex, that most of the pictures just can't do them any justice. You have to see them irl! ;) The only potentially negative thing I can "detect" is the yummy scents. It depends on your taste. As for me (the one with the weird sense of smell) I find them enjoyable to my own surprise. :) Type A is FANTASTIC! Ohhh! How I wish I could dare to wear it in public! lol

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  9. wow! there is a lot of lip products! all the swatches looks so lovely! the pink colors looks awesome!

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  10. Love the swatches! I absolutely love the lip lustres :>

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  11. I love love love these, i think i need more :P
    I love your heart swatches, visual Kei looks gorgeous!

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  12. Anastacia, thank you! Thanks goodness these are only 3,5 ml each!:) I won't end up with a bunch of spoiled lippies! No way! :) Btw, I like the containers as well! These are just too cute! :)

    Phyrra, thank you! So glad you like these swatches! :) Lip lustres ROCK! :) How could I ever live without them?! :)

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  13. Lillian, tell me about it! :) Visual Kei will suit you for sure! :) Thank you!

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  14. Hey hon! Thanks for letting me know what you thought of the header, I already changed it, it was quite big hey? Ooops!
    My favourite colours are...Flavor of the Day, Romantique, Meloncholy and Visual Kei. Pretty!

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  15. Marce, you are welcome, hon! :) These shades are pretty indeed! :)

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  16. I was so-so on the lip lustres until I tried the new formula (they changed formulas about 8 months ago). It is much more moisturizing and longer lasting. Type A is one of my faves!

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  17. Tally7, I LOVE Type A, just not on me. :) I just can't dare! lol

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  18. cute i love how u swatch hearts !

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