Right before their holiday break, I placed a large-ish order at Femme Fatale. Only a handful of the mini-size shadow jars I ordered were new to me– most of the shades I ordered, I already knew I liked. I was buying them for the express purpose of pressing them into a palette. The results of that experiment are next up– but I did want to post swatches of the unadulterated loose shadow shades that I took before I pressed them. It’s good to have something to compare the pressed shades to!
All of the following swatches were taken over Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer.
Fire Opal is a golden orange interference shade in a powdery white base.
Icemist Diamond is a beaaaaautiful teal blue interference shade with a duochrome shift to pale lilac interference. The base shade, like Fire Opal, is a white, though it is less opaque. I love love love blue/teal interference shades, and this defintely did not disappoint.
Poison is a near-matte neon chartreuse!
Faerie Fire is a relatively common shade in the indie sphere, and mostly I ordered it because I wanted to compare it to Darling Girl’s Hope. While they look very similar in the jar, the shimmer in Faerie Fire is much more fine. It’s more of a shimmer than a duochrome the way Hope is. Also the base is a little more powdery-looking.
Dr. Eeek is a pretty berry pink with strong teal interference shimmer.
Bat Wing Hall is a deep rose pink with bright golden shimmer.
You Can’t Scare Me is really complex. It’s got sort of a burnt orange base, but it also has very strong purplish red shimmer– it legit looks like two colors layered over one another. Where the color is more concentrated, it’s more of a purpley red. Where it’s blended, it’s more orange.