Hello everyone. Long time no sparkle. I finally got a chance to take the last photos for this collection. Whew! That was a lot of work, but I really enjoyed it. Sorry it took me so long, I’d meant to have this out weeks ago but I got sick and wasn’t able to do the eye/face photos until I recovered.
I loved the range of colors in Flash Ignite and found most of the eyeshadows to be very easy to work with. A few were a tiny bit difficult but, even with those, I found that they really shined with a few tweaks to application.
For all the following photos UDPP = urban decay primer potion, FPE = Fyrinnae Pixy Epoxy. In most of the FPE photos the shadow was applied in a patting motion unless otherwise noted.
Any time FPE is mentioned as being “buffed” what I did was apply FPE, wait for it to dry a bit, then I applied the shadow heavily, pressing it down for max adhesion. Last, I used a soft-natural bristle eyeshadow brush to buff everything down (think about buffing your shoes only way more gentle… because skin)
I would like to be completely transparent about the fact that the lovely Caitlin of Shiro sent me samples of this set for me to play with and test out before the collection went up for sale on her site. That said, I was not paid to blog or write anything about the collection so all opinions are my own.
As always, any of the titles (in pink) are links directly to the product so click away. And now, let’s get to the photos!
Deep cool burgundy with strong blue shift
I’d say the description is pretty much spot on. The Urban Decay Primer Potion (UDPP) and Bare Skin application look more similar in person than the photos show. With UDPP it is a bit more matte but not as matte as the photo shows. Over Fyrinnae’s Pixy Epoxy (FPE) the color shifts to a cooler tone.
Eeeny, Meeny, Miney, Burn!
Bright fuchsia loaded with fiery red sparks
A bit Patchy over FPE when patted on, not recommended directly over UDPP (not photographed) as it is very patchy with this primer. I might have to try this one over a cream-based primer like the one from ELF.
On the other hand, when buffed with FPE it looks like the most beautiful oil-slick. The bronze shimmer becomes a metallic overlay.
Lets Use All the Colors!
Bright cool purple with strong golden shift
Vibrant medium-dark purple matte base with subtle to strong pale gold shimmer (depends on primer). Very smooth over UDPP. Patchy when applied over FPE without buffing it. On the other hand, when buffed, it takes on a strong gold metallic over-shimmer.
“Lets Use” looks very similar over bare skin and UDPP. Sorry I forgot to take a photo over bare skin. Bad me 😦
Who Needs Reasons?
pale grey-blue with such a pink shift
Sheer and soft, this is one of the palest colors of the collection. Over bare skin it takes on a bluish cast to its base color. Over UDPP it is a beautiful sheer blue-grey with pink-purple duochrome. Over FPE the blue in the base becomes more apparent and a bit darker and the pink/purple duochrome comes alive.
And now… all four in action. In the next two photos (also the photo at the very top of this post): Eeeny, Meeny, Miney, Burn is below the crease (on the lid) – buffed over FPE. Who Needs Reasons is on the inner corner – patted over FPE. Lets Use all the Colors is on the lower lash line – over FPE. OmNomNomNom is in the crease – blended over UDPP.
Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha.
Metallic true yellow-gold
Deep golden with mustard-yellow tones. FPE really brings out the metallic sheen of this one although it is a tad bit warmer in color over UDPP. Over UDPP it is shimmery but not quite metallic.
My Mind’s Telling Me No
almost-matte, almost-neutral rose-tinted tan with the most subtle metallic red shift
Over Bare Skin or UDPP this eyeshadow has a bit of a whitish-buff tone. It is very creamy and matte. When applied over FPE it becomes a bit warmer and golden and becomes a bit more shimmery.
“My Mind” looks basically the same over bare skin and UDPP. I probably should have gone back and taken a photo over bare skin but…. real-life time-constraint-reasons 😉
Violence Solves Everything
Bright, bold, somewhat shifty red – pinker in some lights and oranger in others
This color shifts a tad bit more pink over FPE. Over bare skin or UDPP it is a beautiful red with orange undertones.
In the next two photos “Violence” and “My Mind” were blended into the crease over UDPP. “Ha, Ha” is patted on over UDPP.
The eye photo was taken in natural light but the full face (indoor daylight bulb) shows the mustard tones of “Ha, Ha” most accurately.
Gems are Outrageous
Layers and layers of blue – this is a blue base with several different kinds of blue shimmer, a metallic blue shift, and blue glitter to boot. The overall effect is a very sparkly deep turquoise blue with lots of depth
Sapphire blue sparkles and shimmer over a medium-deep, slightly sheer, grey-blue base. Super sparkly even over bare skin. A sticky primer like FPE is recommended just to keep glitter fall-out at a minimum. This is the most sparkly of the bunch and the photos don’t do justice. Very smooth in person so please ignore the weird camera distortion that my macro lens does.
Gift of Toadstool
Deep swampy brown with a green shift and purple-mushroom sparks
In a dark room with no direct light hitting the swatch, this color looks mostly like a dark brown. When the light hits, it flashes with dark golden-green duochrome, and pinky-purple sparkles. The green is not very noticeable without a primer. On the other hand, over a sticky primer, it is much stronger than the FPE photo shows.
The photos don’t do this color justice. My macro lens likes to show a strong distortion because of its shallow depth of field. This color is not patchy at all in person
Semi-sheer ghostly grey with pale green shimmers
Over bare skin this shadow is very sheer – a slight grey base with translucent green shimmer. Add UDPP and the green glow begins to grow. Over FPE it is absolutely glowing and the grey base becomes darker and takes on a blue cast.
In the next two photos I used “Gems” across most of the lid and blended up into the crease, “Surprise” on the inner corner/tear duct area, and “Gift of Toadstool” on the lower lash line. They were all applied over FPE except in the crease area where “Gems” was blended over UDPP. Can you even believe how sparkly it is on the eye close-up below? Gah!
Come Play With Me
Cool muted ashy green with a strong antique gold shift
Patina blue-green matte base with golden shimmer. Very sheer over bare skin. Over FPE when buffed it becomes a strong yellow-gold duochrome with a greyish blue-green base.
This one is a bit difficult to apply and reminds me of Shiro’s No Men Like me in the fact that it can sometimes end up patchy; with the matte color in the center with a golden ring around the edge. For that reason, I like to use this color over FPE and then do a light buffing.
Even with it being slightly harder to work with, this color was one of my surprise favorites out of the bunch. It looks absolutely beautiful on the eyes ❤
Deep, rich navy blue with strong metallic gold shift
Dark blue base with golden shimmers. Very velvety-smooth in person. When buffed over FPE it takes on a very strong greenish-gold-bronze duochrome. Not patchy at all. Bad camera. 😦
An now in action, along with Surprise on the inner corner. “Come Play” is lightly buffed over FPE across most of the lid. Demaciaaah is blended in the crease and applied to the lower lash line over FPE.
I wish I’d remembered to get a full face photo of this one. It was so incredibly pretty and surprisingly flattering on my warm skin.
It’s Mine, I Licked It.
Deep shimmery murky-water-green with a trove of bright blue sparkles
Dark evergreen with green-blue shimmer. Shifts bluer when applied over FPE, a tad bit sheer over bare skin compared to over UDPP. Not patchy. No biscuit for you camera!
Hut, Two, Three, Four!
Bright chartreuse loaded up with purple sparks
Bright yellow-toned green with pink sparkles. Sheer over bare skin. Even though the photo doesn’t show the shimmer in the photo it is very similar, though less translucent over UDPP. The pink shimmer is strongest over FPE.
And now my face, again! “It’s mine” and “Hut” were blended and applied over UDPP. Next, I patted some FPE over the lower portion of my upper lid and applied more “It’s Mine” to bring out the color and sparkle. Over the course of the day, the color drained out of “Hut” a bit. Next time I’ll use a sticky primer to keep it vibrant.
Wings of Night
Deepest black-blue with strong red shift
Matte black base with deep red shimmer. When buffed, the shimmer becomes more orange in tone and is a bit stronger than the photo shows.
I had totally meant to use Wings of Night along with “It’s Mine” and “Hut” for the previous look. I completely derp’ed and used regular eyeliner.
Well, that’s it for today folks. I hope you enjoyed the photo journey through this wonderful collection. See you next time!