My Fred Farrugia Purchase

November 12, 2009
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Fred Farrugia MakeupModules Stacked

As promised, here are photos of my Fred Farrugia haul! :) I didn’t have time to swatch the colours but the pictures will give you an idea of how the modular system looks in real life.

I enjoyed assembling it; each palette  (11 cm long and 3 cm wide) clicked into place perfectly, thanks to the well-crafted design and stellar quality of the packaging.

Fred Farrugia Makeup System Boxed

Each module is encased in a see-through, tabbed plastic box. The latter looks somewhat cheap, given the contemporary design of the makeup system.

From top to bottom are Matte Eye Shadows in N°21, N°22 and N°23. All swatched nicely on the back of my hand when I tried them at Sephora and I was impressed by their intensity.

Fred Farrugia Makeup Modules Attached

The three eyeshadow palettes are flanked by the First Kit, a cover bearing the brand’s name and a base piece that contains a mirror. I like how each module snaps into place securely, thanks to the magnetic mechanism present in the packaging.

Fred Farrugia Makeup Modules Fanned Out

Once secured, the modules fan out beautifully. The axis is stable and the eyeshadows do not flake upon opening, except for the chocolate one in the middle. This happens not because of a fault in the packaging but is a result of the excess shadow that juts out of the pan. I believe this flaking will stop once I’ve used enough to level the shadow.

Fred Farrugia Makeup Modules Stacked

The bottom of the base piece is stylishly printed with the brand’s logo – two Fs that share the middle stroke.

Fred Farrugia Makeup System & Bag

The First Kit comes with a woollen ribbed sock that acts as a protective cover for the stacked makeup system. Practical but clearly lacking, aesthetically! :P


Posted in: eyeshadow palettes | eyeshadows | fred farrugia | genius gadgets

12 Responses to My Fred Farrugia Purchase

  1. Sarita
    November 12, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I love the eyeshadow colors you chose too. I love the whole concept and look of this too.

    • makeupmag
      November 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

      Hi Sarita!

      Do take a look at them when you can! :) They’re truly compact.

  2. November 18, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    This looks so cool! : )

    • makeupmag
      November 24, 2009 at 11:25 am

      Hi Meilily! ;)

      They fit perfectly in the hand and I like how the eyeshadows wear.

  3. Cosmetics best brands
    November 22, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I love the modules and the colors!

    • makeupmag
      November 24, 2009 at 11:34 am

      Hi Cosmetics Best Brands,

      They have a classy look and feel to them. :)

  4. June 24, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Mag, you need to write up a review of the shadows on emakemeup. I’d love to learn what you think about these.

    • makeupmag
      June 25, 2010 at 12:25 am

      Hi Marcia!

      I’ve taken photos of their swatches and will post them up soon. Sans the beige which is slightly more shimmery, these are satin-matte in texture. I’ll try to do an eotd when I find the time. :)

  5. June 24, 2010 at 10:59 am

    This is really cool and ingenious! Really nice to carry them around.

    • makeupmag
      June 25, 2010 at 12:26 am

      Hi Miss G!

      Nice meeting you last week. :)

      The packaging is unconventional. Some people dislike it because they think it looks cheap but the modules do have some heft and look minimalist yet stylish to me. :D

  6. Lyn Browne
    February 1, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Hi – is it possible to purchase Fred Farrugia products online and have delivered to Australia? Thank you. Lyn

    • makeupmag
      February 1, 2011 at 11:45 am

      Hi Lyn,

      I’m not sure. Have you tried ordering from Sephora.com using a third party courier service?

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