Femme Fatale Cosmetics: Sweet Dreams

Femme Fatale Cosmetics, PR, Regular release

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

Release: 1 April 2020

6 polishes

A collection inspired by the Care Bears

Harmony

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Alright so…both the warm and cool states are colors known to show up inaccurately on camera. So having them together in one polish was a challenge I was NOT ready for. I don’t know how it’s showing up for you on your screen, but I would describe the cold state as a warm medium purple, and the warm state as a warm lilac pink. Once I stopped despairing over it looking too purple on my computer while looking too pink on my phone, I was able to acknowledge that it is really quite cute on the nails.

Sophie (the maker) notes that it is a good idea to shake the bottle before application, since the tint used can settle a bit. My bottle did come with some noticeable darker streaks of purple, so I do recommend shaking a bit, which also helps smooth out the formula for easier application.

3 coats + 1 coat of top coat

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Coldheart

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Coldheart is a pale baby blue base with blue-violet shimmer and tiny silver microflakes. The shimmer is not very strong, but it adds nice dimension. The formula on this one really didn’t want to self-level, so I had to be extra-careful with application. A good top coat will also help smooth everything over for a nice final appearance.

3 coats + 1 coat of top coat

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Wish

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FF describes the base color as a green that leans slightly teal, but it honestly looks more like a warm blue to me. Next to Coldheart, the color does look more green, but when I just looked at my hand on its own I would describe it as blue. There is also a very soft linear holographic effect and a soft scattering of iridescent red microflakes.

3 coats + 1 coat of top coat

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Funshine

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So cute! Funshine is a golden/mustard/tan kind of base with loads of green/blue/purple glass-fleck type shimmer. It also has subtle holo but it’s a bit hard to spot. I’m so in love with this kind of shimmer, and the base color serves as a great neutral on my skin! Definitely a shade to check out on a swatcher with a skin tone as close to yours as possible.

3 coats + 1 coat of top coat

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Daydream

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Daydream is a sheer base with lots of blue/purple shifting shimmer and holographic glitters in various sizes. This feels like a very classic FF finish. Really glitzy and sparkly!

3 coats + 1 coat of top coat

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True Heart

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And a cute white crelly to round out the collection! True Heart is a white base with various colored glitters scattered within. It was only when viewing my macros that I saw the little yellow glitters…they’re not very apparent in real life. I think only the copper glitters are metallic. The other glitters look matte.

3 coats + 2 coats of top coat

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Sophie described this set as being really soft, pretty, and feminine, and I agree with this characterization. Since I don’t really do pastels, the overall color palette isn’t really my taste, but I do love Funshine. I always adore a fun twist added to a neutral base, and the foil-type shimmer in Funshine is one of my favorite types of shimmer.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics: http://www.femmefatalecosmetics.com.au

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