Femme Fatale Cosmetics: The Taking

Femme Fatale Cosmetics, PR, Regular release

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

Release: 1 May 2020

8 polishes

For May’s collection, Sophie was inspired by Dean Koontz’s novel The Taking.

Falling Moon

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From the maker: Named after the immense spaceship from the book, which is referenced by characters as ‘mountain coming down behind the rain’ or ‘falling moon’. As it moves above, sometimes mere metres from the top of the tallest tree, it paints a frightening picture of trying to flee from a crushing weight coming down in a slow fall that is inescapable.

This polish is DENSE. In every sense. Dense full of elements, dense in color, dense in application. Try to apply as evenly as possible. I was able to get full opacity in just two coats. But I sure made up for it in the coats of top coat I needed.

2 coats + 3 coats of top coat

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Goblin Night

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From the maker: A reference to the first evening during which the unrelenting rain continues, as they search for neighbours but only find signs of destruction.

Beautiful and unique shimmer effect. The shimmer has a visual texture quite unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, the formula makes you put in the work. Both base and shimmer are patchy (dare I say…patchy like hell…?). I needed four coats for the final result, which ultimately is very beautiful.

4 coats + top coat

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Phantasmagoric Wasteland

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From the maker: Inspired by the changes to the environment through the novel where luminous lichen corrupt trees and grass, oily mushrooms sprout up like malignancies, alien plants take hold in cadavers and bring them to life to serve a malevolent purpose.

This base color only reminds me of one thing: cheddar cheese. If you are lucky to live in a country that makes proper cheese, you probably don’t know what I mean. I live in America, so this color reminds me of our industrially-processed cheese product. It dries down quite a bit more saturated and more orange than it appears in-bottle. If you really love it, be ready to put up with the formula and resulting texture–it has a rather shocking amount of end texture considering the elements it contains.

3 coats + 2 coats of top coat

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Prince from Another Star

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From the maker: A reference to the being with ‘faces in its hands’; a creature filled with dark delight that has only a sinister intent.

The iridescent flakes stand out GORGEOUSLY in this one. Smooth formula. Is it weird that the overall look heavily reminds me of dragonfruit/pitaya? LOL

3 coats + 2 coats of top coat

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Red-Eyed Scavengers

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From the maker: Named after the reptilians in the trees that stalk their unaware prey below.

Microglitters are just so preeeeeeetty. The shimmer in this one is more of a rosy pink in real life. Great microglitter formula.

3 coats + 2 coats of top coat

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Silver Downpour

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From the maker: Inspired by the torrential deluge of rain that starts off the novel. It is unrelenting, eerily luminous, and purposeful.

Simple but effective.

I applied two coats and then a partial third to the tips to cover up the patchiness I had there. I recommend two thicker coats to maintain as much blue in the base jelly as possible. Three coats would darken the color to almost-black, which is less interesting to me. It’s not the most flawless jelly formula ever, but it’s not that difficult to work with.

2.5 coats + 2 coats of top coat.

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Twilight Prevails

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From the maker: A reference to the copious, thick fog that comes up after the rain; reducing the sunlight of the morning to a feeble ametrine glow. The fog creates an oppressive twilight that veils the abominations of another world.

Strong and lush. I think I used three coats but two probably would’ve sufficed.

2-3 coats + top coat

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Wings in the Walls

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From the maker: Named after the rustling in the walls… like featherless, membranous wings.

In the bottle it has a similar feel, just different colors, to the above Twilight Prevails, but the formula and overall feel of this one is much lighter and glowier. I prefer the colors and holo effect of this one. The green base color is more muted and may be appearing too intense on some viewing screens.

2 coats + top coat

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The Taking collection releases for preorder on May 1 at 9am AEST.

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

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One thought on “Femme Fatale Cosmetics: The Taking

  1. I can’t believe I’ve never actually visited your blog, despite always looking forward to your swatches on Facebook. I also can’t believe I haven’t worn Twilight Prevails yet.


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