Today, I have to share with you my first order from Femme Fatale Cosmetics, an Aussie brand that makes AMAZEBALLS duochromes. Long have I heard the praises of Femme Fatale sung throughout the beauty blogger land, and I finally took the plunge. Man, am I glad I did. I found some real winners.
Lemme start you off with some picspam of the 10 samples, 1 sample freebie, and 1 mini eyeshadow I received.
As for swatches, I swatched them first dry, and then over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. Sometimes this was good, sometimes it actually lessened the duochrome.
Moonglow is sort of a baby blue with a golden sheen and pale pink duochrome. Over PE, it got a little bit darker.
Alpine Skies is amazing and I love it and I need it in full size. Dry, it’s a pale sort of baby blue-grey, but with intense teal duochrome. Foiled/over PE, this gets dialed up to 11. This is truly a special shade.
Phantasm is a lilac shade with pinky copper shimmer. Which kind of goes away when foiled. But it is lovely.
Sugar Rush is a mid-toned cool purple with strong teal duochrome shimmer that is not as strong over PE. It looks so beautiful when blended out. The photos here don’t do it very much justice, sorry.
Underlord is a ruddy berry-brown shade with strong teal duochrome. It’s kind of in the vein of MAC Blue Brown/ Kat Von D Queen / that duochrome that every brand does, but warmer. Foiled, the base is definitely more berry, almost lipstick-like. It’s quite beautiful.
Rampage is a brown-berry type shade with golden shimmer. When blended, the shimmer sort of blends out, leaving a matte-r base. Enh.
Flare is a pinky-red with strong golden shimmer. For the daring, it is beautiful.
Sunfire is a more wearable version of flare. It’s golden shimmer in a vivid warm coral base. It is gorgeous. Definitely better when not over a sticky base.
Witchwood is a dirty antique gold with strong grass green shimmer. Very pretty, and probably amazing on hazel and brown eyes.
Flowers From Flames is an ochre-orange with golden green shimmer. Really pretty! Again, I liked this one better not over a sticky base.
Candied Apple is like a softer, less daring version of Underlord. Swatched dry, it’s a very soft berry with teal shimmer. Stickified, it’s more similar to Underlord.
Divinity is basically my go-to shade for an eye-brightening lid wash– etherial pink with golden shimmer. This one has the added fun of a subtle blue duochrome. So. Pretty.
For my first look with these shades, I used Sugar Rush in my crease, and then Alpine Skies on my lid over Pixie Epoxy. They blended like a dream. Behold!
Oh goodness, this could become an obsession. I definitely plan on making a second order, even biting the bullet of obscene international shipping (Australia, I understand, is particularly expensive). But yeah. Woo, so excited to play with these colors!