Femme Fatale Loose Eyeshadows Swatches + Review

No.. we aren’t talking about the Brittney Spear’s album, we’re talking about the Australian indie cosmetic brand that’s known for its vibrant duochromatic eyeshadows! Not only does Femme Fatale carry their own line, but they also sell Shiro, Detrivore, and plenty of other indie brands, so if you’re based in Australia it may actually be cheaper, and more convenient for you to pick up some stuff there. They also carry a lot of cool holographic nail polishes.

However, in this post I will be sharing with you swatches I took of all the Femme Fatale Loose Eyeshadows I have in my posession, which include: Naga Mask, Star’s Sorrow (Discontinued), The Nightmare, Nexus, Desecration, Carnival of Horrors, Night in Werewolf Woods, The Girl Who Cried Monster, Umberhowl (COTM), Eternal Trance, and Smoke Bomb.
As you can tell by the names, Femme Fatale tends to follow this dark mythical theme within their own brand, which is reflected in a lot of the shades I have here. The bases of the eyeshadows themselves tend to be deep or muted with strong bright shifts to them.

Highly suggest y’all cop some Femme Fatale while the Australian dollar is lower than the U.S. dollar!

ALL SHADES ARE VEGAN!!

Applied without primer, left is bare skin, and on the right side are the shades applied over Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy.

First3

NAGA MASK

LIP SAFE
“soft turquoise with teal tones, and subtle blue shimmer”
Naga Mask is one of my all time favorite shades, and one I use quite often. I love using it over pixie epoxy in the inner corner/inner half of the eye as a light transition from darker blues and greens

nagamask

STAR’S SORROW (Discontinued)

“vibrant violet purple base with strong blue/aqua shimmer and sparks”
Another very vibrant and great shade to use in the inner half of the eye. This holds well on it’s own, but the effects of the blue shift are amplified with pixie epoxy.

THE NIGHTMARE

“eggplant purple base with intense golden green glimmers and sparkles”

 

4through6

NEXUS (V.1)

NOT LIP SAFE
“ocean blue with green tones, and strong pink/red shimmer and sparks.”
I have the old version, they recently revamped the shade to contain less oxide and is a lighter shade/not as deep

DESECRATION

LIP SAFE
“striking bright green shimmer over a base mixed of cool grey, subtle brown and pearly purple tones”
Probably the only shade I got that was a popular one!

CARNIVAL OF HORRORS

LIP SAFE
“red burgundy with strong red-orange undertones, and blue/teal shimmers. Appears purple in the jar but we think it applies more brown”
This is one of my favorite shades, I love reddish browns, and the teal shift to it is particularly strong.

7through9

NIGHT IN WEREWOLF WOODS

NOT LIP SAFE
“imperial purple with deep tones and an overlay of fiery red shimmer”

THE GIRL WHO CRIED MONSTER

NOT LIP SAFE
“teal-blue base with strong, bright green shimmer”
I used this shade as my primary color in this look

UMBERHOWL (Free Sample) (COTM)

(NOT) LIP SAFE (???IDK)
“burgundy base with soft violet-blue shimmer, pink sparks and subtle gold/silver shimmers”
This Shade was a “Colour of the Month” and is no longer available

10and11

ETERNAL TRANCE (Free Sample)

NOT LIP SAFE
“dark pine green with strong teal green shimmer”
Was surprised by this one, reminds me of jade

SMOKE BOMB (Free Sample)

LIP SAFE
“black based shade with colour shifting shimmer and copper sparkles”
Another popular shade, and for good reason, this shade is plenty vibrant on its own and would look KILLER in a smoky eye (Which I guess is obvious)

Now.. let’s get real. I’ve never had an issue with the consistency of Femme Fatale eyeshadows, they’re creamy and apply well. My only complaint is that these shades tend to be lackluster on their own (With the exception of Naga Mask, Star’s Sorrow, and Smoke Bomb) so I always have to use them with a glitter glue such as Pixie Epoxy.

Mini 3g Jars: $4.50 USD
Full Size 5g Jars: $7.50 USD

PROS

  • Ships Worldwide
  • One of the few brands out there that creates duochrome shades with very noticeable color shifts
  • Offers mini and full sizes
  • Free samples included with every order
  • Lists ingredients and shelf life for all products

CONS

  • Only available online
  • Shipping can be expensive for small orders (which is why people tend to do group orders)
  • Does not offer samples for sale
  • “Vegan” section on website is inconsistent and contains non vegan shades

The swatches on their site are gorgeous, here are some shades I wanna pick up next time:

wishlist

From Left to Right:
Grave Moss, Deepmoss, Emerald Dream, and Glass Water

 

GOODSHIT

This some good shit right here y’all.. not lyin

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