Focus On: Fyrinnae Aztec Gold

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.

Aztec Gold is a VERY unusual color.  It has a deep leafy green base like oxidized copper.  The presiding color, though, is PURE yellow gold.  It’s beautiful.  It can be worked with greens, or with golds.

Layer a deeper sparkly color over Aztec Gold for a deeper green sheen.(outer corner)

Apply over a less sticky primer, with a fluffy brush for a bare hint of the green base, and a softer gold.

Or apply densely, next to reddish-bronzes and golds to REALLY bring out the green.  Use a sticky primer, but be sure to sweep the shadow onto the skin, rather than patting, to diffuse the sparkle.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. spidergirl
    Feb 05, 2011 @ 09:37:05

    I’m drooling over this shade and Fyrinnae!


    • dolcearia
      Feb 05, 2011 @ 09:42:25

      It’s one of the most unique colors I’ve ever encountered! I have a somewhat difficult time using it on my skin tone(it’s VERY warm with the almost olive green sheen to the gold) but I wanted to include the basics of handling it for people who may spend time stumped by it. Fyrinnae colors are GORGEOUS, but the handling can take some getting used to. THey tend to work VERY well for Focus On pieces.

      I think they ship internationally, I’m curious how you’d like them. If you order, DEFINITELY snag some Pixie Epoxy. We might have to experiment with whatever primers, or basic cream eyeshadows are available in your area to go underneath it, but PE is REALLY helpful for amplifying your colors.


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