Friday, 28 March 2014

Femme Fetale Haul & Swatches

Femme Fatale are a mineral based cosmetics company based in Australia. You can find their website here

I recently came across the company and was amazed at their range of duochrome eyeshadows. I'm a huge huge sucker for indie products and loose eyeshadows, add a duochrome into that list and I'm sold!

They offer free international shipping (which is amazing!) for all sample orders. Samples come in baggies with 1/8tsp of product - enough to get a good feel for the shadow. They do two sampler packs - 5 shadows for $5.50 or 10 shadows for $11.

I ordered 10 samples on 19th March and they arrived with me on the 28th - a great turn-around time for a indie brand! Included in the package was a freebie sample (mine was Deepmoss) and a sticker.

Femme Fatale samples & freebie
Each sample has a sticker with the name and ingredients list, and whether or not the shadow is vegan and/or lip safe.

The quality of these shadows are fantastic and I will definitely be ordering more over the coming weeks. Application is smooth, they're pigmented and there is a fantastic array of colours available on their website. The free shipping on samples is a huge huge pro too! The only shade I feel slightly lets the side down is Nexus which doesn't quite adhere as much as the others do - these could be solved by using a sticky base or using the shade wet.

And now, on to the swatches! All swatches are done over bare skin. The captions are descriptions from Femme Fatale's website of each shade.

Moonglow - 'pale columbia blue with a prominent golden duochrome and subtle pink shimmer'
The Masquerade - 'soft, silvery grey with very subtle pink shimmer, yet when applied the base comes out more purple/blue and the pink shift is also more noticeable'
Desecration - 'a striking bright green shimmer over a base mixed of cool grey, subtle brown and pearly purple tones'
Illusions - 'a brown based shade with a hint of auburn undertones, and teal duochrome finish'
Nexus - 'a deep navy with teal tones and brilliant red shimmers and sparks'
Deepmoss - 'a deep navy blue base with a satin smooth green>blue colour shifting shimmer'
Demon Soul - 'a black based shade with a colour-shifting finish, going from green through to red/pink depending on the angle of the light'
Phantasm - 'a pale purple with violet tones and copper orange shimmer'
Velvet Fog - 'a taupe purple base that is hard to describe – it also looks grey/blue because of the aqua shimmer over the top'
The Nightmare - 'an eggplant purple base with intense golden green glimmers and sparkles'
Impsy - 'a rich mulberry purple with strong red tones and golden shimmer'
Overall, I am very impressed with the Femme Fatale eyeshadows that I've tried and I'll definitely be adding some more to my collection. Faves are: Impsy, The Masquerade and Desecration.

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