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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Fyrinnae Week: Midweek Tonal

Typically for me, by midweek Shiny New Creative Project has devolved into a mini (or maybe a meta) rut of its own. My brain it is lazy, my bed it is comfy.

Disclaimers from Part 1 apply. Unless otherwise specified, all pictures are taken in natural light (which has been variable but mostly terrible this week), and no base was used unless otherwise specified.
No swatches today -- I'm going to do a big Fyrinnae swatchathon post soon :)


TUESDAY
EYE Tarnished cool gold gradient with (from lightest inner corner to darkest outer): Shinrikou, Sacred, Griffonrider and Newcastle. Outer 2/3 of lashline darkened with Sake & Sashimi.
Pixi Black Tulip pencil on waterline.


CHEEK Sleek Rose Gold
BASE Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation 90 and Illusionist Concealer 000 under eyes

This was work-from-home day so I got to try out a scary new lipstick :D
LIP 1 Rimmel Kate Moss 04 -- I think I needed to go warmer on the eyes to counterbalance this; MUA consensus was that I needed a warmer (and less patchy) lip to go with the eyes. What say you? Option C: Other always welcome. 

LIP 2 Kanebo Media Lip Liner WN-1 (breaking my no-roseberry pledge and craning idiotically for last of the light, sorry)



WEDNESDAY
EYEmess mélange of greens: Eternal Innocence and Boytoy, with blackened sparkle Dokkalfar to line, iridescent sheer Electric Stardust to highlight, and green-flashing-taupe Atomic Afterglow to blend edges. 

LIP Shiseido Lip Lacquer Disco
CHEEK Shiseido Peony (eyeshadow single)
BASE KATE Powderless Liquid BR-C set with Guerlain Meteorites Loose Mythic. Burberry Concealer 01 undereyes.




THURSDAY
EYE As well as killer greens, Fyrinnae make spectacular purples: Herbivore in the middle of the lid, blended out at either corner with Meerkat. Cuddlefish to darken outer v and airy pastel When I Grow Up lightly buffed into the socket. A touch of Freya to darken lashline.
with flash -- horrible light today

LIP mix of YSL Glossy Stains 7 and 15 for a warm coral pink
CHEEK Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracilis
BASE Shu Uemura Pink/Purple UV Underbase Mousse, Vapour Illusionist Concealer 000 under eyes. RBR Sea of Tranquility highlighter.




FRIDAY
EYE As my whining about the crappy lighting/weather may indicate, I am so very over this whole autumn/winter thing now. Summery turquoise/teal eye with Anemone on the lid, Pteradon winged outwards from outer v and Jaguar to line. Bastet as a golden highlight on the inner corner.

LIP Illamasqua Mistress Intense Gloss over YSL Glossy Stain 15.
CHEEK Illamasqua Katie
BASE Shu Uemura Pink/Purple UV Underbase Mousse, Burberry concealer 01 under eyes. Tiny bit of RBR liquid bronzer on high points.

41 comments:

  1. I don't understand why you would call this a "rut". These looks are so complex and beautiful. I particularly love the messy green one and the last one, Anemone has to be mine!
    I don't even want to share mine, because most of them are done using 2 e/s.

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    1. More e/s =!= better :P It actually means I didn't put much thought into it and kept adding stuff until it looked okay.... I bet yours are beautiful; they always are :P

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  2. Ooh, did someone say Fyrinnae swatchathon?

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    1. Also, the eyeshadow in the first look is SO GORGEOUS. love love love.

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    2. indeedy! Although it'll be slightly mournful, since WHY ERRYTHING DISCONTINUED WHY.

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  3. Also...it looks like I missed out on Anemone, I shouldn't have waited:(

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    1. :( I only have a wee sample, should've gotten a full size!

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  4. I think all of these looks are fresh and gorgeous. I have to admit, I got distracted by how much I love that first dark lip colour. It's quite unusual and distinctive. I'm finding it difficult to choose between the antique gold and the plum-purple eye looks as a favourite.

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    1. yay, someone likes it! :D I have been searching for that colour for over a year, sadly don't think this formula is going to make the cut.

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  5. all the looks are gorgeous and fit you really really well.. Beautiful Kate!! it's such a pleasure for me to read your blog, and get a lot inspiration! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jade! Your comments always leave me with a smile :)

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    1. hehe :D I admit pretty much that whole look is on my "must buy full size" list now.

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  7. Ah, I really like Wednesday's green look! Fyrinnae's shadows are so complex and beautiful, but I never know exactly what to do with them other than just slapping them on one at a time. Thanks for the ideas!

    I think Rose Gold's warmth and the slight reddish tone in your hair throws me off a little on the Kate Moss lipstick. It's still a pretty neat color!

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    1. Aw thank you! I think we have the same reaction, just behave differently as a consequence -- I'm a maximalist by nature.

      That look definitely needs tweaking -- the blush was something I hadn't thought of, so thanks :)

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  8. You look a friggin' mazing in that purple lipstick - seriously girl, AMAZING.

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  9. I got Pteranodon as a sample and I thought it was going to be difficult to use it because is really bright but it looks so good on you...I will give it a try. I love the complexity on Fyrinnae shadows, I just want to buy more. Thanks so much for doing this!

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    1. Blue-greeny shades are tricky for me as well, but this one is really well balanced :) I thought I'd have to keep it as an accent but it works in a bolder placement too.

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  10. Though they're ALL gorgeous, I think I'm most partial to the look from Thursday. I love the purple shimmery shadow--so pretty!! Though Friday's lips also stood out for me. I am always hearing so much about Fyrinnae pigments but have never bought anything from them before. Might have to do so...

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    1. I'm so pleased with how the purple look turned out -- it's my favourite too :)
      For years I put off ordering Fyrinnae, but once you start, you WILL end up collecting everything they make!

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  11. I love the creativity of your eye looks, wow! I hope to one day amass a ginormous Fyrinnae collection as well ;) but we'll have to see how my pressing turns out, haha. Disco and the GS 15 mixes look amazing on you; the mixes almost look like Genial.

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    1. schmeativity :P
      I love your shiny one track mind :D

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  12. You are so cute. I love all your looks! Your lips are so beautiful!!!
    Sandra

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  13. Fetch my fainting couch, that first look is gorgeous! *shamelessly copies*

    Also: I recall in comments somewhere you were going to do a review of Silk Naturals? Was it that bad? :D
    I bought a bunch of samples a month back and my general opinion can be best summarised: NOPE.

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    1. Oh dear, realised that didn't come across as intended...

      NOPE as in, THIS WHOLE THING JUST NO.
      Not as in, "nope, not that bad."

      Alternated between doing absolutely nothing (I think I tried ALL their damn serums)and breaking me out whilst doing absolutely nothing. I regret the money spent on shipping. Drearily back to Aveeno daily moisturiser and rosehip oil it is...

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    2. lol! I get you and could pretty much C&P your comment as my review. Out of sheer bloody-mindedness I tried every one of my dozen samples and my skin HATED them all.

      Next year I might dip a toe into Garden of Wisdom stuff with low low expectations. Have you tried anything from them?

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  14. Cool golds = win! I've got my fingers crossed for Polar Bear from my recent order.
    (Which I won't get until Dec. b/c I thought it would be all wise and stuff to ship to Colorado in advance of my own arrival.)

    But I'm swooning for your purples! I'm glad I picked Meerkat.

    Re: lipstick
    Color = awesome. Balance = just a bit off. I even wonder if it would have come off a bit better in the slightly warmer lighting of your final photo (with the Kanebo). Or what if you totally go with the coolness and use a blush like Hippy Hippy Shake?

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    1. *whispering* I think I'm the only Fry-fan who doesn't like Polar Bear -- you must tell me how you like to wear it once you are united.

      I feel like the lipstick washed me out so much going all-out gothic-consumptive-cool might be the best option.

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  15. 1st, OMG about your talented ability to create these looks. So I cannot come close with my 'canvas' to any, but I can have a discerning eye, so there you go: Tuesday is not so much about your eyes or lips, but your blush IMO...the Sleek Rose Gold is a bit too girly for the stronger lip and slightly nudge to gothic glam. Perhaps something in a nude or cooler rosy sphere would do,only really lightly.
    Wednesday your Shiseido Peony totally matches the freshness of the 'messy' greens you described, and your perky pink/fushia lip.

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    1. You're totally right -- my thinking only got as far as "the gold in rose gold would echo the eye nicely!" lol

      I love pink/green combos :)

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  16. I aboslutely love first look, I'm obsessed with super dark lips...
    Just discovered your blog, love it and love your hair! ;)

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    1. Thank you so much :D Your blog is amazing -- so slick.

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  17. Kate, The vampy lips looks fab on you!! I'm trying to decide if vampy lips go with pinkish/plumish blush or just a contour hmmm... Vampire look is not a good look around toddlers, for sure :-) must somehow make it friendlier & less-vampire-ish.

    Claire

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    1. I never know what babies are going to coo at -- the ones of my acquaintance all like sparkly eyeshadow though :)

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  18. I'm inspired by your colourful EOTD to come out of my neutral bubble today! I love Thursday and Friday's looks the best...

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    1. yay! Can't wait to see :) You always have such an elegant take on things.

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  19. You are just a vision of elegance and beauty, ALWAYS! <3

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  20. Love all the looks, but Tuesday's eyes is my favourite

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