Femme Fatale Cosmetics: Review + Swatches
Femme Fatale Cosmetics is an indie mineral makeup and nail polish company operating out of Brisbane, Australia. After reading a lot of positive reviews and drooling over some truly amazing-looking swatches (not to mention FFC’s own well-organized and beautifully photographed website), I placed an order for six mini eye shadows without sifters: Incantation, Desecration, Shooting Stars, Moonglow, Wisp, and Divinity.
My package was shipped within the stated turnaround of 3 business days and arrived quite promptly for being international. Somehow, I refrained from tearing the package open right there in the car and instead brought it home so I could take photos of the unwrapping.
The package came prettily packaged with a very nice note on the invoice and two free samples!
Sophie picked out Dispersion and Astral Recall for my free samples, which perfectly complimented what I had ordered – I love when makeup companies do this! Dispersion is now on my absolutely-must-buy list for next time.
Even though they’re only mini jars, each jar came with a classy Femme Fatale sticker on top. They were also shrink-wrapped, which is something I appreciate especially when jars don’t contain sifters. Each jar (and sample) is labeled with the name, whether the shade is vegan / lip-safe, and a full list of ingredients.
And now on to the swatches! Everything was swatched with a stiff eye shadow brush over Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, and photographed in natural light.
I found it beyond my (admittedly mediocre) skill to capture the depth and complexity of these colors on camera. The duochromes in these are unbelievable; the shadows practically glow with what I can only assume is finely milled unicorn parts.
In addition to being unearthly beautiful, these colors are all a joy to apply. They’re fine and buttery-smooth and there’s a certain quality to them that’s somewhat akin to petting the softest, most non-allergenic kitty in the entire world. Basically, they’re more or less the loveliest things I have ever had the privilege to rub on my arm.
Here’s a quick eye look I did with Wisp, Shooting Stars, Desecration, and Divinity:
So, in conclusion:
- SO PRETTY, ERMAHGERD.
- Very appealing website.
- Quick shipping, great packaging, and matching free samples.
- Tons of options for purchasing (multiple sizes available, optional sifters).
- Extremely good prices.
- SERIOUSLY, SO PRETTY.
Less Awesome Things
- Shipping from Australia is a bit pricey.
- The incredible prettiness encourages me to be irresponsible with my finances.