“You should do a Poison Ivy look today!” my husband said to me recently. WELL DON’T MIND IF I DO. This is a very loosely inspired look, but I had a bit of fun with it and loved finally playing around with Fyrinnae Triceratops. Its been sitting in my lipstick drawer for a bit, and it’s just too pretty to not do anything with.
“It’s summer,” you say to yourself, “Where the hell are my bright blushes?!” Before toying around with Greek Goddess in my look yesterday, this was the thought that went through my head. Never fear, here is a comparison between two very bright, but very different pink blushes that are perfect for looking exquisitely blush-y during these equally bright summer months: Fyrinnae Greek Goddess (featured in my last post) and Fyrinnae Charm (featured above).
Let’s get a closer look!
Do you ever wake up in the morning with a clear thought of what you want to do for your makeup that day? I somehow woke up knowing I wanted bright pink cheeks and lips, and neutral, simple eyes. Maybe I had some sort of a dream that I can’t remember now, about strawberry flavored shaved ice and pink cotton candy, but whatever happened, this is what we came up with!
It’s been 95-100 degrees every day the past three days (aw man, I am such a whiner) and after I struggled not to sweat my makeup off for the 4th of July, it was a welcome respite to go foundation-free today (though if I’m honest, I rarely wear a full face to work during the summer unless I have an important program I am doing). I’m on a shadow-liner kick right now (has anybody noticed?), and I have been desperate to give my new Fyrinnae Ethereal Eire shadow a go at something. Why not bring it into the liner ring?
This week has been a bit of a whirlwind! I just finished an 11-day stretch of working, and have had great opportunities cropping up. It’s kept me from properly swatching my recent orders, but nothing can keep me away from taking a bit to play with some of them. Today I wanted something sweet and romantic, but with a slightly more classic edge to it. Pinks, wings, and red lips it is!
I’ve been happily using my Fyrinnae Pygmy Hippo lip lustre since I received it mid-May, but of course the green-eyed makeup monster within me (in my mind’s eye it has razor sharp eyeliner wings and perfect brows) has driven me to covet that which I do not have… most specifically, I have been eyeing Meloncholy, because I can’t get enough of coral shades. Once I got that far, of course it only seemed practical to also pick up more pink-spectrum neutral-toned shadows, because I recently offloaded my Naked 3 palette after realizing that I love the conceptof it but just find that its shadows are too weak in their performance to validate a $54 palette purchase. This left a chasm! A gaping hole! Why not find other pink/taupe/bronze neutrals to help fill it? And, whelp… that’s how you place another Fyrinnae order. It just so happened that a BUNCH of my indie orders all arrived at once (Pumpkin and Poppy, Hello Waffle, and Darling Clandestine all showed up in my mailbox within 48 hours of each other), so I am in drunken indie product bliss at the moment, and I was so excited about these shades (especially Orangutan!) that I needed to swatch them right away.
Swatchy swatchy swatchin’!
I know they say that green is the color of envy, but to me, it’s the color of impatience. Green things want to grow. Green things hunger for more (water, sunlight, space). Green things have trouble letting a day pass without some change, even the most minute.
So today I wanted to be green! Since it’s a work day, I had to rein it in just a bit, but I would be lying if I didn’t say I was tickled when a woman stopped me to say she liked my eyeshadow. Teehee 🙂
In my swatches of Darling Girl’s Papercut I saw a lot more teal, but applied it is very evidently that light grassy green described on the website. And once again, Jade Ghost is a perfect inner highlight color.