Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Stay Out of the Basement review with swatches

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  • Manufacturer: Femme Fatale Cosmetics
  • Availability: part of the regular line; released as part of the You Choose the Scare Volume III collection
  • Description: blue-based gold-green shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: AUD$14.30 for 1.5 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Stay Out of the Basement

One of the premium colors from Femme Fatale’s third installment in the You Choose The Scare series. It has a higher price-point than many other colors in this collection because of the cost of ingredients. It’s similar to some other indie eyeshadows I have, but it’s not an exact dupe. It’s like MPZ’s Infirmity with a warmer green shimmer, and it’s like Meow Cosmetics’ Hopeless but an overall less olive-toned shade.

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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.

This blue base is very blue, so you’ll definitely want to apply a primer or at least a cream base underneath it to avoid staining your skin. The vendor states that this color will show its duochrome effects most strongly over a sticky primer or glitter glue. I do see a slight difference when patting this on over NYX’s Glitter Glue versus their Pigment Primer, so if you want this color but just a tiny bit less intense, make sure to use a regular primer rather than a glitter glue. This color also doesn’t blend as easily as other colors - or, more to the point, the green-gold shimmer effect can get lost fairly easily if you’re trying to sheer it out. Best to blend other colors into this one, rather than blending this color into them.

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