Focus On: Fyrinnae Mephisto

Focus On is a work in progress. Have you ever talked yourself out of buying a product because the color was too odd, and you wondered how often you would really be able to use it? Or, you know those colors you LOVE because of some hidden versatility that you never imagined when you bought it? I do that ALL of the time. In the interests of loving what I HAVE, and learning its limitations, rather than relying on the influx of new colors, I will be doing this post every Saturday, focusing on a new color from my collection, with examples of past work, ideas for other uses. Please feel free to suggest colors you wish to see, or uses for the ones listed, or let me know what your favorites are for future posts.

I chose Fyrinnae Mephisto, for today, because it is TOTALLY unique, as near as I can tell.

This may be one of the more difficult colors I’ve tried to describe.  The base is a very rich, almost plum toned brown.  Added to that, it has a red, and blue pearl or sheen, and a very faint gold frost.

How you apply it, what brush, over what colored primer, with what colors…. it has a mind bogglingly wide variety!   This may not be the first color I pick up, but I’m always amazed at exactly how different it can make itself!

Pair with a fuchsia base and bronze crease, to bring out the blue sheen, and turn it violet!(Mephisto is the purple in the outer corner.  NOT the crease)

It also turns navy-purple, when used over a red base!(See?  There in the outer corner!)

Pair over Coral base to bring out the brown base and gold frost

Blend it under periwinkles and lavenders, for a rich violet contour

Use with a cool purple base, to turn it into a plummy mauve! And note how using a different brush on the lower lashline completely changed the color.

Apply over pixie epoxy BEFORE applying other colors, to bring out the blues for a wine smoky eye(this is handy if you don’t own a pile of colored bases, to do the previous look)


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. MlleK
    May 03, 2011 @ 12:45:41

    Wow, thanks for that post, it gave me so many new ideas to use this color! Very helpful!!


    • dolcearia
      May 04, 2011 @ 09:36:44

      Your welcome! Mephisto is one of the most complex colors I’ve encountered, and I’m STILL finding new and fun combinations with it. I love it!


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