Fyrinnae • Silken Eye Shadow Base • Eye Primer
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Well, I am always on the run and I tend to keep my makeup prodcut up to a minimum...
I got this product thanks to a generous lady so I decided to try it up....
First, I do not like the the tube with the rollerball ... I found it unpractical (sometime product does not come off properly). Then you have anyhow to blend it with a brush (or your finger) on the lid.
It gives a lovely base for the eyeshadow. For me, that's it.
I did not notice any major improvement on e/s staying power (my e/s are then tremendously good alone if there is no difference with this primer!!).
And to me, it just adds up 2 minutes in the morning on my make up routine. That's too much.
A no buy for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Fyrinnae's eyeshadow primer is a rare miss for them. One thing I will say is that I vastly prefer the packaging of fyrinnae's primer to UDPP. It's much easier to use and there is way less potential for waste. Unfortunately, UDPP and About Face's primers are both superior to this one, with UDPP coming out on top by quite a bit. Fyrinnae's primer goes on chalky and takes awhile to blend, and I get creases after a couple of hours, even when I'm just sitting around and not perspiring or anything. Any kind of real exertion or heat - forget it! I'm glad this primer works for some people, because the price and packaging are definitely right, but I am not a fan. Too bad because fyrinnae is probably my favorite cosmetics company!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This helped keep my eyeshadow from creasing about as much as using plain ol' concealer on my eyelids...my eyeshadow creased HORRIBLY after a couple of hours. UDPP works much better! I have very oily eyelids and I thought that maybe if I tried the Silken Eye Shadow base in the winter that maybe it would work better...it didn't. This was a waste of money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I actually love this product!! I have both the Urban Decay and the Laura Mercier (sorry, I am not up on my abbrev.'s yet!) and love this so much more than either!! I am very fair, yet this still brightened my eye area immediately-looked much more "rested" upon application! Also, I have LM and Tony and Tina eye shadows that "should" be very intense, but have never been so on me--well, with this primer on-WOW!!! the colors were amazing-so intense, true to color (in the pan), lasted all day, blended unbelievably beautifully!!! My LM eye colors tend to be very difficult to blend-this made them a pleasure to work with!! The price was dirt cheap, application was easy!! The LM primer was so dark, it actually changed the colors of eye colors, while making blending very difficult, while the Urban Decay burned my eyelids. Obviously, this is my clear winner!! Everyone is obviously different, but IMO this is definitely worth a try!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
All I need to say is that I applied this along with my e/s at 9:00 am, and it only started to crease the slightest bit by 1:00am. Thats 14 hours! If I didn't take it off at that time, it would of stayed there until I woke up the next morning.
I have moderately oily lids.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I have both UDPP and this. The difference is the texture of the formula and the application. I think for overall staying power, this one actually does work better. But, you have to use it differently. UDPP is creamier and you dab a little on your lids with a wand. This, you apply with the rollerball and you need to be sure it's shaken up first. Apply sparingly. Texture is a bit chalky & dry. Gently blend in with your fingertip. I can't stress enough, not to overapply. Lighter in color, than UDPP and might have a slight eye brightening effect. My oily lids cause some shadows to take a beating, especially lighter ones or the crease colors, and this one stood up to both a lighter shimmery all over wash with duochrome, but also only a medium crease color. Even my eyeliner stayed put much longer. I've used this enough times to know, that it is super effective. It's just not as soft and plushy feeling as the UDPP. But, I like that you can see how much is left and I for one, prefer the rollerball application over the wand because I think much less product is wasted. Also, this one is much more affordable and I think it's even more effective. Definitely check it out!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
As a devout, but broke UDPP user I decided to give silken eye shadow base a try. The first one I got, nothing would come out of the rollerball package at ALL. But Fyrinnae rectified this quickly by sending a replacement. It is still very difficult to get the product out of the tube with the rollerball and I took a lippie off for that. I took another lippie off because the wear on this is only about 5 hours or so max, where I get 10+ with UDPP. I have oily eyelids, for reference. One thing where I do think silken eye shadow base is superior to UDPP is just that they have a light and dark color choice. UDPP is supposed to be translucent but I could see how it would slightly tint darker eyelids to a lighter shade, so it's nice that fyrinnae gives that option.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's nice for not so bright colors and no sparkles, because this primer don't grab pigments too well. I could've worn this underneath my EDM Rare Silk, but unfortunately it creases after a few hours also.
Package is annoying with liquids, because even capped it's still spilling.
However, the feeling are very smooth and silky and that's about it.
It wasn't expensive if it works for me, but it didn't so I'll go back to my UDPP.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Although the tube packaging sucks: make sure it stands up instead of lying down or the cap will be spilled all over....who invented to use a rollerball?, i'm really happy with this.
I don't think it makes my e/s brighter BUT It keeps my e/s in place, very soft to bring it on, dries up fast and does not crease, even after a whole day (I don't have oily lids...)!
Defenately a keeper!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I tested this against UDPP as described below:
On my left eye I put Fyrinnae. On my right eye I put UDPP.
UDPP was much harder to blend. The colors looked a bit bolder on that eye, but IRL it also looked less smooth because I just couldn't blend it well.
After 9+ hours, there was no creasing on either eye and they both still looked quite vivid. The Fyrinnae eye seemed to have a tiny bit more fading, but not enough to bug me. I had a spot of transfer a few hours in on that eye, but after I smoothed that off, it did not return.
So, for me, the bottom line is that the price difference and vegan nature of the Fyrinnae, added to the easier blending is better than the slightly more color boosting nature of the UDPP.
I also tested this against Art Deco primer
I'm very fair and the AD seems to make my skin a little warmer and changes the e/s color a bit, but the difference is subtle. The AD eye was harder to blend, but not as difficult as UDPP, and it does seem to make the colors slightly more vibrant.
After 6 hours, I got slightly more smudging of eyeliner on the Art Deco eye (interesting) than on the Fyrinnae eye. Colors look pretty consistently the same as after application and no creasing on either eye.
Having used these for a while now, I find AD to be a bit less drying on my lids, but UD to prevent creasing a little more and it's quicker to apply/dry before e/s application.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Other, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Black
I have tried quite a few other primer products because my skin is extremely oily and eats make up to the point I stopped wearing eyeshadow at all. I find that using this primer set with loose powder my shadows last almost 8 hours which is huge for me. Also my skin is very sensitive and UDP gives me hives. Wonderful product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I am reviewing the older pump version. I actually like the pump device. What I cannot stand is the product itself. Apart from doing nothing whatsoever to keep my shadows from creasing, it also is dry and uneven to spread on my lids. I have tried this with next to none on my lids to almost half a pump on each lid, and either way I am not getting results. It does not make the Fyrinnae shadows easy to apply or vibrant at all. The shadows disappear into my crease after about 2 hours. I will not purchase this product again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
After suffering through dried out eyelids and weird textures e/s looks caused by UDPP, I had the chance to try this. It doesn't last quite as long as UDPP or my 36 hour "nights out", but the benefits far outweigh the fact. Unlike UDPP, this does not dry out my eyelids and it I don't get the strange papery/crepey texture either. I spread it very thin in layers, rather than waiting for one thicker layer to dry. And unlike UDPP, you're not f--ked if your e/s does start to crease after a while, you can just smooth the shadow back into place with your finger (UDPP balls up or rubs off when you try that). I will definatly repurchase this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am a true Fyrinnae addict/lover. I'm always looking for an eye primer to make their shadows brighter and last longer, so of course when I saw this I knew I had to have it! A lot of people on the boards liked it, so I figured what the heck. I am a PPP with oily/acne prone skin. Today was my first day using it, I applied it on my finger (as to not "contaminate" it) and then put on my lid. It turned a chalky white, like most eye primers, and dried relatively quickly. I even did my blush and brows before my eye shadow to allow enough time to dry. As I started to apply my fyrinnae eye shadow I noticed a problem, the shadow was disappearing before my eyes! I was using a brush, which is what I normally use, so I switched to my fingers, and after piling it on, I got some color payoff. It is now over 8 hours in, and the shadow has faded so much, I had on dark/bright colors, and they are now pastel. I also have major creasing. Oh well, I guess I will be going back to UDPP, which worked amazingly well on me! I will definately not be purchasing this again, I wish it worked on me the way it does for others (it even works for my mother!).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
After using this for a while, and doing an "eye vs. eye" UDPP comparison, this base doesn't work as well as I first thought it did. It applies smoothly and is easy to spread thinly (the silicones probably aid in that). Compared to UDPP, colors aren't quite as vibrant -- and my shadows will crease eventually (the end of the day). What I really don't like is the rollerball application. I just don't like rolling back into the jar any oils or bacteria that might be on my eye. Also, now I can't give it to anyone else! Maybe a small dropper/squeeze bottle would be better.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
UDPP what? Fyrinnae's primer is far superior, in my experience. So why do I like it better? First of all, Fyrinnae's primer is in an easy to apply roller ball container--I like not having to disassemble the tube to get product out (and, personally, I think that purple genie tube from UD is too bulky and isn't very attractive). It's liquidy and blends easily across the lid, quickly drying to a matte finish that lightens the lid just enough so that the e/s applied over top is truly vibrant. UDPP did not neutralize my lid color enough for my liking. It makes my e/s last and last, and doesn't dry out my lids or make the shadow look flakey. Finally, at $4.75 (and often on sale), it's a fabulous bargain. If I rave any more for Fyrinnae people are going to think I'm employed by them, lol, but they make fabulous products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
this product was not for me, but it worked just as well as my Lumene eye base. i have very dry, eczema-prone skin and found this to aggravate it. i do think it would be a good choice for less dry skintypes.
it comes in a small glass jar with roller-ball applicator. the primer itself is very thin and watery. adds just a hint of pale flesh color to skin and dries matte.
my e/s went on vibrantly and were easy to blend using this product.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Skin Type: Normal to dry, tans easily, rarely breaks out. Skintone: LLL (olive skin tone) Haircolor: Changes frequently Right now, soft medium cool brown with soft caramel beachy highlights. Eye Color: Espresso brown.
I was looking for a base that didnít have the silicone feel but had some slip. I didnít want the texture of UDPP even though it does make shadow creaseless. I just didnít like UDPPís formula that grabs the color making it unblendable sometimes.
This one comes in a 5ml roll on tube. It is a liquid so I shake it before each use. I roll a bit onto my eyelid then blend with my fingers. This is where a bit of timing is concerned. I had trouble at first when I waited just a bit for it to dry. My shadow went on choppy. I realized that if I apply my eyeshadow base first then apply my Meow face primer and my Alima foundation, the base will be completely dried. Voila, the shadows go on smoothly.
I do like this shadow base even though it throws off my makeup application technique a bit. The texture is light on the lid with a bit of translucent color that doesnít hinder the intensity of the eyeshadows. When completely dry, the shadows can be blended. I donít have trouble with creasing even in this hot summer weather! (This may vary from person to person.) I donít get the tightness or crepiness that I got with UDPP. This is one nicely priced eye shadow base.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
The only eyeshadow primer I've found that I'll actually use. It doesn't dry my too-sensitive lids out, and it keeps my eyeshadows on for entire 11-hour workdays. I don't think it makes my shadows any brighter like some primers do, but that isn't what I bought it for so it doesn't disappoint me.
I don't usually have problems with eyeshadows fading, though, so I imagine those who do may find it a bit on the weak side.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got their old formula. Pros: it really did help keep eye shadows in place the whole day long, without this base eye shadows just disappear from me in an instant, well in a couple of hours anyways. They also have a tendancy to fall into my eyes as they are loose mineral eye shadows, but with this base there is no falling into eyes at all, great! Cons: it's just too liquidy to put on well it runs all over the place and takes forever to dry! And the tiny pot it came in was so tiny the liquid base was overflowing out of it all the time, finally had to decant it into a larger jar that I had, but it was still too liquidy to apply easily. I've since discovered ArtDeco eye shadow base which is pretty much HG for me as far as eye shadow bases go, although I've ordered Fyrinnae's new eye shadow base to try and if I'm more pleased with it than with the old formula I will update.