Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Flowers From Flames

Posted on Monday, at bought • 177 views

  • Manufacturer: Femme Fatale Cosmetics
  • Availability: part of the regular line
  • Color Range: pumpkin-orange with gold shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: AUD$5.856.607.50 for 1.5 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Flowers From Flames

It took me a while to try out Femme Fatale Cosmetics because they had some attractive-looking colors at launch, but nothing that I couldn't find from stateside companies. And then they began adding duochrome colors to their line! (Actually, these are more often duotone than duochrome; the base color doesn't shift depending on the angle of the light. But they're still some attractive shades.)

I haven't done an exhaustive study, but it seems like there's a relative dearth of strongly-pigmented “orange” orange eyeshadows. There are peach, rust, and sheer orange shades, but not quite as many rich pumpkin or tangerine eyeshadows. Femme Fatale has a few really intense oranges, including Flowers from Flames: a bright pumpkin orange with autumnal depth and a very definite gold overlay-shimmer. The color payoff is solid, it applies well and blends well. It's just barely warm enough that I have to pair it with darker cool colors or neutrals, or the combination Just Looks Wrong.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

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