This will be my second Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadow swatch post. The first swatch post was here, and a lot of you loved how the eyeshadows looked. I loved what I had from Femme Fatale so much that I ended up placing a second order not too long after (10 more mini-jars, I received 3 samples for free), and I finally have them swatched and ready to share with you guys.
I am doing things a little differently in this post — I haven’t taken any photos of the jars (how product looks in jar + labels), mostly because I needed to save myself some time to get these swatches up. But that got me thinking: do you like/prefer to see jar photos, or do you think a swatch post is fine without them? Let me know.
Before you continue on…
- All eyeshadows are patted (not swiped) over Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy
- I like Pixie Epoxy because it brings out real intensity in eyeshadows–eyeshadows apply opaquely and duochrome/shimmer/sparkle attributes come to life over it.
- All swatches taken in natural light
- No flash was used for these swatches
- Clean edges were achieved using basic scotch tape
- There will be a picture first, then information about the eyeshadow followed by my thoughts
“A very pale coral with peach and pink tones, and a subtle green finish.”
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide (77491), Tin Oxide (77861), Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. (Vegan + Lip Safe)
A pretty warm-toned neutral shade, easy to wear alone or with a multitude of other colors. I personally have a hard time seeing the subtle green finish.
“An Egyptian blue with dazzling blue sparks and colour-shifting shimmer which alternates between purple and blue depending on the angle of the light.”
Ingredients: Ultramarines (Pigment Blue 29), Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (778161), Silica, Iron Oxide (77499), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. (Vegan + Not Lip Safe)
Between natural lighting and fluorescent lighting I didn’t really see the shimmer shift to purple, but in spite of that this was one of my favorite shadows of the bunch. I love really strong, jewel-toned blues and the bright blue sparkles sometimes appear teal. Really beautiful color.
“Eternal Trance is a dark pine green with strong teal green shimmer.”
Ingredients: Chromium Oxide Green, Ultramarines (Pigment Blue #29), Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (77861), Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. (Vegan + Not Lip Safe)
Another jewel-toned color with bright sparkles offset against a darker base… pretty straightforward. The color description is pretty spot on — a dark pine green with strong teal shimmer.
“A strong azure blue with teal undertones, Frostfire has a soft reddish shine and a scattering of pink and golden sparkles.”
Ingredients: Ultramarines (Pigment Blue 29), Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (778161), Silica, Blue #1 Al Lake, Yellow #5 Al Lake, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Iron Oxide (77499), Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. Contains preservatives. (Vegan + Not Lip Safe)
I really, really, really like this eyeshadow. The blue reminds me of blue jeans, and I like how it is a bit subdued. There are tons of pink and golden sparkle throughout it–this is one of those colors I think you need to really see in person to appreciate how gorgeous is it. Such a pretty all-over-the-lid shade.
“A pale asparagus green with stunning red shimmer.”
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (77861), Chromium Oxide Green, Methicone, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. (Vegan + Not Lip Safe)
A very soft minty-green shadow that looks really nice when paired with a pink highlight for the inner corner/center of the lid, playing off of the pink shimmer already in it.
This seems to have a matte white base within it, or something along those lines, so when I applied it over Pixie Epoxy it seemed a bit chalky. This can happen when you use PE with shades that are matte or semi-matte. I continued to pat it out evenly for the swatch above, but I think it’s best to use this over a different base (possibly just over regular primer) to avoid chalkiness.
“Illusions is a brown based shade with a hint of auburn undertones, and teal duochrome finish.”
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide (77491, 77499), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (77861), Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. (Vegan + Lip Safe)
Everyone need a brown-based shade with a teal green duochrome effect–it’s undeniably pretty. This shadow reminds me a lot of MAC’s “Club”, but it’s stronger–the duochrome is apparent without black base, although I’m sure putting “Illusions” over a black base would yield a stunning result. It also reminds me of the Definer shade from Wet N Wild’s “Comfort Zone” palette, but this base is a bit more chocolate-y and less red.
Lady of the Red
“Lady of the Red is a black based shade filled with red shimmers and sparks – makes for a fabulous upper lash liner when foiled!”
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (77861), Iron Oxide (77499), Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. (Vegan + Lip Safe)
A very blackened red eyeshadow. It’s not so much a black shadow with red and pink sparkles, but a blackened red base with a pink/red shimmer dispersed throughout it. It looks pretty as a liner, yes, but it also makes a really intense smokey eyes when used all over the lid with a black eyeshadow buffed into the crease–one of my favorite dramatic looks.
“Planeshift is a blend of pale jungle green and teal with slight grey tones, and striking golden shimmer.”
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide (77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide, Blue #1 Al Lake, Yellow #5 Al Lake, Hydrogentated Polyisobutene, Tin Oxide (77861), Chromium Oxide Green, (glycidoxphenol) propane/ bisaminomethyl-norbornane copolymer, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate, Palmitic Acid. Contains preservatives. (Vegan + Not Lip Safe)
This is one of those colors you
want have to have because it is just super pretty. Looking at this color just makes me happy. I love how when light hits it directly, it lights up with the golden shimmer, but where the light doesn’t hit it, it’s a subtle greyed-teal. The effect is soft, yet eye brightening.
“Temporal Shift is a black based shade with striking golden duochrome that almost looks green in some lights, and like Spirit Bond (another shade with golden shimmer) this gold really pops!”
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide (77499), Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. (Vegan + Lip Safe)
I looove antiqued, patina-esque colors! It looks practically molten when used over Pixie Epoxy, and there is so much more to see in person — it’s sort of bronze, but has this golden effect, but kind of goes greenish… so hard to capture in a picture. Beautiful when used all over the lid with smokey black eyeliner and dark lashes.
“The Nightmare is an eggplant purple base with intense golden green glimmers and sparkles.”
Ingredients: Manganese Violet (Pigment Violet 16), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (77861), Silica, Ultramarines (Pigment Blue #29), Mica, Iron Oxide (77499), Synthetic Fluorophlogopite, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. (Vegan + Not Lip Safe)
This was a favorite of mine. I think it is because I don’t really own any eyeshadows that have a purple base with bright sparks of green. When I say sparks, I mean that the ‘golden-green glimmers’ in the description is not just a shimmer — there are tons of sparkles. (If you look at the “Temporal Shift” swatch picture again, you can see a bit of the sparkle I’m talking about.) Looks more grey in the jar but when used over Pixie Epoxy, the eggplant-purple base really deepens and the green sparkles really stand out.
“Demon Soul is a black based shade with a colour-shifting finish, going from green through to red/pink depending on the angle of the light.”
Ingredients: Iron Oxide (77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (77861), Silica, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. (Vegan + Lip Safe)
This is one of the only shades I feel sort of ‘meh’ about. I have had a difficult time seeing the green in this shadow, it almost always appears more dark grey that shifts to this pinkish color for me. I may need to try it over different bases to see if that makes a difference.
“A pale amber orange with peachy tones, highlighted by a subtle blue shimmer.”
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (77861), Iron Oxide (77492; 77491), Carnauba Wax, Methicone, Magnesium Stearate. (Vegan + Lip Safe)
Another shade I am just ‘meh’ about, but mostly because it’s not a ‘me’ color. A soft pink-peach orange which very much reminds me of a frozen dessert like orange sherbet. It has a nice blue shimmer to it, so I think the name “Frozen Flame” is very fitting, due to a warm tone being paired with a cool tone.
This had an application similar to “Hallowed Ground”, where it seems to have a matte or semi-matte ingredient in it, meaning it didn’t apply easily with Pixie Epoxy. I patiently patted product over PE for the swatch above, but I would probably use it over just primer in the future, although peaches are not colors that I reach for often, if ever.
“Shifting Sands is a buttery smooth jasmine yellow with subtle green shimmer.”
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Tin Oxide (77861), Iron Oxide (77491), Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. (Vegan + Lip Safe)
Definitely a bright, butter-yellow color! Makes me think of daffodils. Very high shine finish when used over Pixie Epoxy. Makes for a pretty inner corner highlight shade when you need yellow golden color that isn’t brassy.