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Fyrinnae Pressed Eyeshadows vs. Loose – Video and Swatch Comparison

As promised, I swatched the Fyrinnae Pressed eyeshadows next to the Loose eyeshadows that I have. I was actually surprised with the results!

Fyrinnae Pressed Eyeshadows

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Fyrinnae Pressed Loose Shadow Comparisons

Fyrinnae Love Potion Swatch 1

Love Potion
Love Potion is a medium pink with a highlight of pale silvery-green shimmer (though the overall finish is more satin). Move it closer to light and you get a striking, almost metallic pink-coral.

Fyrinnae Love Potion Swatch Comparison

Fyrinnae Meerkat Swatch Comparison

Vibrant pink-purple with a gold shimmer and sparkle highlight.

Fyrinnae Pressed vs. Loose Eyeshadows

Fyrinnae Sleepy Hollow Swatch Comparison

Sleepy Hollow
Lush deep ocean blue with a flash of sage green as the light hits, and touch of gold sparkle as well.

Fyrinnae Steampunk Swatch Comparison

This is an antiqued deep copper on black, with a touch of gold sparkle and hues of pink. Move it toward light or change the angle, and it becomes gold to chartreuse, the black base setting off the vivid highlight while still retaining its Victorian-era depth.

Fyrinnae Pressed vs. Loose Eyeshadow Swatch Comparison

You can see the silvery-green in Love Potion much easier in the loose. I can barely get it to show up in the pressed. The pressed is definitely deeper in tone. You can see the green iridescent much easier in the pressed if you’re in low light conditions.

Meerkat pressed is more subdued with the gold iridescence. Meerkat loose is more vibrant, but you can see it on both. Loose is more violet toned and pressed is deeper.

Sleepy Hollow looks nearly identical to my eyes. The only noticable difference to me is that the gold/copper sparks are much more noticeable in the loose.

Steampunk looks nearly identical to my eyes. It’s the same as Sleepy Hollow for me, the gold/copper sparks seem much more noticeable in the loose.

Overall, the only one I was surprised by was Love Potion. The rest seem very close.

I really like the pressed concept for Fyrinnae, as it makes travel easier, but I can’t see them replacing the loose for me.

What do you think of the comparison? Did you like the video?

Fyrinnae eyeshadows are vegan and cruelty-free.

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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  • Thats fascinating! I really appreciate the comparison I was thinking of picking some up and now I know I’d prefer the loose! 

  • I ordered Rapunzel Had Extensions, and I can’t wait to see how it compares to the loose version. I’m still trying to get the hang of applying loose eyeshadow, so a pressed version is a dream come true for me. (On another note, what are your favorite brushes for applying loose eyeshadow? I’m starting to think that my current brushes might not be the best for the job.)

    • TrippyPixie93 I really love Real Techniques brushes, ecotools, Too Faced and Urban Decay. I think those are all the brushes I currently use 🙂

  • I found the pressed and loose Te Amo to be nearly identical when I did my comparisons. The convenience is fantastic though. I have been reaching for Te Amo and Woolly Mammoth regularly now. I’ve always adored Te Amo but never reached for it often until now.

  • After you posted about the pressed shadows, I got Rapunzel had Extensions and Polar Bear. I have the loose Polar Bear and it looks pretty identical to the pressed. Rapunzel is gorgeous and I think the color pay off is better with the pressed from swatches I have seen. I love them, I am going to depot them so I always remember to use them. I think they apply SO much better than other pressed shadows I have like MAC, UD, and NYX. I want more but I need to save right now so it will have to wait 🙂 I hope these become permanent!

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