Femme Fatale Cosmetics: Gemstone Sparks

Femme Fatale Cosmetics, PR, Regular release

*Disclosure: PR samples- I received these polishes free of charge in exchange for photography.*

Release: 7 January 2020

8 polishes

A collection of whites with a rainbow of soft, iridescent shimmers and holographic accents.

This collection is a re-release of the 2012 Gemstone collection, with a twist. The original collection was set of iridescent shimmer toppers. Those same shimmers are now in a white base, and there are now additional holographic flakes for added sparkle.

I’m showing most of these as: two generous coats (to avoid streaking) over a pink ridge filler on the index, one generous coat over a white creme on the middle, and three coats over a clear base coat on the ring and pinky. Two of the eight were a little more finnicky and required three coats on the index and four on the ring and pinky fingers.

Emberstone

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This is the first of the two that required one additional coat on most fingers. It is a very cute and soft shade of pink. There is a soft shift to gold at the end that was difficult to catch.

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Amberjewel

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This is a lovely amber/copper glow that softly shifts to yellow.

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Lightseye

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This one probably had the strongest glow despite being yellow! Not sure why that was so surprising, but it was. Beautifully luminous.

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Dragonscale

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A lovely warm green shimmer. It also shows up easily against the light base.

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Seaspray

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Seaspray is the second polish that required one additional coat of polish, for three on my index finger and four on my ring and pinky. This one looks like a green-leaning teal.

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Skyfire

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This is a shade of blue that somehow feels warm…the kind of water that gently envelopes you on a sunny day, not the kind that harshly crashes against craggy shores. It has a soft shift to purple.

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Stormsteel

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This one is a cold blue, a hue reminiscent of icy skies and sharp sleet. It shifts to a cold violet.

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Shadowsong

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I feel like purple shimmers are always the smoothest and most ghostly, and this polish is no exception. This one seemed to tint the white base a touch yellow when used as a topper, as opposed to when it is worn on its own.

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The holographic effect is very subtle. These are truly delicate washes of color upon a soft white base.

Here’s the direct link to this collection: https://femmefatalecosmetics.com.au/product-tag/gemstone-sparks/

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’s general site: https://femmefatalecosmetics.com.au/

 

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