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Fyrinnae Samhain 2012 Review & Swatches

I’ve got the new Fyrinnae Samhain 2012 colors for you, plus a few extra! I also picked up the pressed versions of Immortality and Jade Ghost. The Samhain 2012 collection is made up of one lip lustre called Ghost’s Kiss, and 8 eyeshadows. The eyeshadows are Mystical Hedgehog, Mermaid Masquerade, Witchy Woodland Creatures, Velveteen Werewolf, Sultry Samhain, Bonfire Spirits, Ethereal Éire and Mischevious Sidhe.

Fyrinnae Samhain 2012

All colors are swatched on bare skin.
Fyrinnae Samhain 2012 Mermaid Masquerade Bonfire spirits

Mystical Hedgehog
Appears as a vibrant, shimmering purple with a turquoise-green highlight at a distance, but changes to a warmer purple to pink at an angle or close to light.
Fyrinnae Mystical Hedgehog Swatch
My Take
Perfectly deep purple with with gorgeous turquoise glimmers. I love this color so much!

 

Mermaid Masquerade
Bright, rich, shimmering royal blue. Moved closer to light or at an angle, and it turns purple to pink, though still retaining hints of blue.
Fyrinnae Mermaid Masquerade Swatch
My Take
Rich royal blue with blue shimmer, almost like the sun reflecting on the water.

 

Fyrinnae Samhain 2012 Swatches

Bonfire Spirits
Smoldering warm red and a touch of chartreuse mingle in a deep base. Almost an Arcane, as the green appears blue at angle or with light changes, but not by much. Somewhat of a “vampy” earthtone.
Fyrinnae Bonfire Spirits Swatch
My Take
Deep burgundy brown with complex shimmers of green, red, orange and gold.

 

Sultry Samhain
Stunning metallic bright burgundy, gleaming and sparkling with a bit of lighter pink. Closer to light or at an angle, and it warms to pink to an orange-gold hue. Similar to Velvet Vampire, but much cooler.
Fyrinnae Sultry Samhain Swatch
My Take
Metallic burgundy with shimmer with pink sparkles. There are golden hues around the edges.

 

Fyrinnae Sultry Samhain Bonfire Spirits

These shades have an almost wet, diamond like lustre finish. The pink shows up fairly easily in Sultry Samhain.

 

Fyrinnae Mischevious Sidhe Velveteen Werewolf

Mischevious Sidhe
Brilliant, glittering, shining, semi-metallic gold. Yellow and rich like real 24 karat, with no beige or bronze hues. Appears to be a mustard shade in the jar, but is metallic and sparkling once applied.
Fyrinnae Mischevious Sidhe Swatch
My Take
Yellow-toned sparkling gold. I love the name!

 

Fyrinnae Samhain 2012 Swatches

Ethereal Éire
Varying hues of gold, blue, and green create a shade that appears silvery sage, but light reflects different hues. A versatile shadow, but not boring. Graced with a sprinkle of pale green sparkle.
Fyrinnae Ethereal Éire Swatch
My Take
Soft, pale green with a hint of gold iridescence and blue sparkles.

Fyrinnae Ethereal Éire Swatch

Another swatch of Ethereal Éire, which is really lovely.

 

Witchy Woodland Creatures
Glimmering, multi-faceted cocoa taupe. Shades of copper and silver, with hints of pink, gold, and green shimmer on a neutral taupe-brown base make this shadow suitable for a wide range of skintones.
Fyrinnae Witchy Woodland Creatures Swatch
My Take
Light brown taupe with a soft copper sheen. You can see sparkles of green and pink and gold shimmer.

 

Velveteen Werewolf
Complex whirl of lime green and gold on a shimmering brown base, graced with a touch of lavender sparkle. Moved close to light or at an angle, and the shadow warms to hues of peach and pink on rusty brown.
Fyrinnae Velveteen Werewolf Swatch
My Take
Shimmery brown with strong gold and green sparkles.

 

Fyrinnae Samhain 2012 Swatches

Fyrinnae Ghost's Kiss Swatches

Ghost’s Kiss Lip Lustre
Slightly shimmery “nude” with hues of copper and pink. Semi-transparent. Neither overly warm or cool, so it’s suitable for a wide range of skintones. Samhain 2012
Fyrinnae Ghost's Kiss Lip Lustre Swatch
My Take
Nude copper soft pink hues.

Fyrinnae Ghost's Kiss lip swatch

Here’s a lip swatch of Ghost’s Kiss.

 

Fyrinnae Jade Ghost Pressed Eyeshadow
Jade Ghost Pressed Shadow
Slightly shimmery pale white-green. Appears pastel in the pan, but once applied, it has no white base but an iridescent glow of light green shimmer and a touch of sparkle. Looks great alone or over other colors.
Fyrinnae Jade Ghost Swatch
My Take
Soft, iridescent white green.

 

Fyrinnae Immortality Pressed Shadow
Immortality Pressed Shadow
A rainbow of sparkle in soft black. Sheer without primer or base (but…why would you use it without? Just noting that for swatching – you’ll want to apply over a primer at least), and not as deep as the loose shadow version, but buildable.
Fyrinnae Immortality Swatch
My Take
Soft black with beautiful rainbow sparkles.

Fyrinnae Immortality Swatch

Here’s another swatch of Immortality, I just love the rainbow explosion!

 

Fyrinnae Moon Child Immortality Freya Jade Ghost Ghost's Kiss

Moon Child
Soft glimmering ivory shade with just the right amount of shimmer and sparkle and a touch of coppery highlight.
Fyrinnae Moon Child Swatch
My Take
Soft ivory beige with slight coppery highlight.

 

Freya
Glowing warm purple shimmer on black.
Fyrinnae Freya Swatch
My Take
Warm purple shimmer, with a sparkling diamond sheen, on a black base.

 

Fyrinnae Moon Child Immortality Freya Jade Ghost Ghost's Kiss

 

I love the new colors from Fyrinnae. I’m happy that it’s not an LE collection, so the colors will be around for several months. So don’t despair if you can’t pick the new color up now, they’ll still be around. I’ll have a video up soon of my swatches.

Oh! I really like the pressed versions of Immortality and Jade Ghost. I’ll swatch them side by side with the loose soon.

I love the complexity of Bonfire Spirits. Sultry Samhain is very pretty. Mystical Hedgehog is my favorite! I’m looking forward to wearing Ghost’s Kiss. Ethereal Éire is gorgeous.

You can see my video of the swatches here. The video shows off the complexity of the colors, as well as their shimmer.

Here’s a look that I did with several of the colors.

Bonfire Spirits Look

Here’s a look that I did with Mystical Hedgehog, so awesome!

Mystical Hedgehog Look

 

What shades are your favorite?

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

 

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    Phyrra is an award-winning cruelty-free beauty blogger. She is hair obsessed, into alternative fashion, an avid urban fantasy reader, and a standard poodle fan.
    • NeenaJ

      I ordered a full size of Velveteen Werewolf and a mini of Witchy Woodland Creatures along with some other stuff.  Velveteen Werewolf is far and away my favorite.  It’s stunning with its complexity and sparkle!  Witchy Woodland Creatures is beautiful, too.  Am going to have to pick up a full size of WWC before it goes bye-bye.  Finally, a taupe I can wear and love!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        NeenaJ You’ll definitely enjoy playing with them. They’re gorgeous.

    • http://projectswatch.blogspot.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

      These are all so pretty! I love Fyrinnae so much.

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Emi at Project Swatch Me too Emi!

    • KellyStallings

      I absolutely love the Mermaid Masquerade!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        KellyStallings Thanks Kelly! You should try it :)

    • trumpette

      Wow, this is on bare skin? Such amazing colour payoff! I’m awaiting Velveteen Werewolf but definitely going to add WWC and BS to my next order – they are beautiful. It’s awesome you got these swatches up so quickly!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        trumpette Yes, these are on bare skin. I quite literally stalked Fyrinnae’s site until I saw the colors go up. I then pounced and made an order. I got them on Saturday and swatched them on Sunday so that I could get them up on Monday.

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    • Tianne

      Your eyeshadow skills and placement are really becoming top notch!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Tianne Thank you!

    • makeupxmsp

      Hi Phyrra! I’ve been reading your blog for ages now, thanks for all the wonderful reviews, looks and swatches! How do you think Moon Child compares to Finnegans Wake, which I saw swatches of and loved, but can’t find on the Fyrinnae website?

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        makeupxmsp I think Finnegan’s Wake was discontinued. I am guessing the best / closest replcement is either French Vanilla Shake or Moon Child.