Review: Fyrinnae Cosmetics
Before Ordering: Fyrinnae is another company that I had heard good reviews for and had been contemplating an order for some time. After Ana of Lipsticks & Lightsabers posted a bunch of swatches, I decided to finally place an order.
What I Ordered: Samples of the following eyeshadows: Boytoy, Dark Fantasy (Arcane Magic), French Vanilla Shake, Freya, Hypercool, Japan, Moon Child (Professional Colours), Robot Takeover, Sennyo, and Visage. I also ordered samples of Pixie Epoxy and Velvet-Gel Silica Primer (Dry Skin version).
Shipping Time: I placed my order on January 1st, received a shipping notice on January 12th, and it arrived on January 16th. Fyrinnae did take an announced break during this time to take care of business/tax issues, and considering I placed my order over a holiday weekend, I think it to be a pretty average timeframe.
Packaging: Fyrinnae sells their samples in jars, which were wrapped in tissue paper, then put inside a bag, then wrapped in a piece of corrugated paper, and then placed inside a white plastic bubble mailer. I have never seen such a carefully-packed bubble mailer, and was very impressed. The two gel samples – Pixie Epoxy and Silica Primer – also had the lids of their jars taped down, and were in slightly different jars than the eyeshadows.
A copy of the invoice was included, which had a hand-written thank you on it, as well as free samples of Digital Faerie and Otherworld eyeshadows.
Ingredients: Ingredients are listed on the category pages with base incredients first and “may contains” following, or on the individual product pages for items like primers. They are not listed on the sample jars.
All of the eyeshadow samples are 1/4tsp, except for the Arcane Magic line, which is 1/8tsp, and the free samples (again, 1/8tsp). Samples are $1.75 USD, so this is more than reasonable for the amount you’re getting.
The eyeshadow samples come in standard 5g jars, which are labeled on the bottom with “sample,” the shade name, if they belong to a special collection (like Professional Colours or Arcane Magic), and the website address. The primer samples came in little jars that are a different kind of plastic and are pastel colored; very cute. They are filled to the brim and are enough for at least a few uses.
The eyeshadows were very fun to swatch; a couple colors came out as pleasant surprises. They feel smooth and seem to blend well. I have yet to use the Pixie Epoxy or Silica Primer, but plan to write a separate review for the Pixie Epoxy, and may write one for the Silica Primer as well.
My only complaint is that I wish there was at least the option to order samples in baggies instead of jars, because I prefer baggies for storage and organization purposes. If I can find small baggies, I will be transferring my samples.
Customer Service: I had no need to contact Fyrinnae for any issues, but what a stellar packing job, and the free samples are definately colors I like. I have heard that the guys like to look at your orders and pick out samples that you will probably like, as opposed to giving, say, a bright pink sample to someone who orders all greens a greys.
- Was I happy with my purchase? Very.
- Would I order from Fyrinnae again? I’ve already started planning my next order.
- Rating? 5 out of 5 stars.