*Disclosure: PR samples- I received these polishes free of charge in exchange for photography.*
Release: 1 September 2020
18 + 3 polishes
Femme Fatale is celebrating their 10th anniversary with three collections themed around celebration! Each collection contains six polishes. All eighteen of these polishes come in gorgeous, specially-made rainbow boxes! (The three other polishes in this post will not come in rainbow boxes; the COTM/FOTM will come in the regular white boxes, and the Customer Appreciation gift shade will come in the deluxe black box).
I used three coats for all polishes and a glossy top coat to finish.
The Cake collection polishes all feature a linear holo finish with a strong shimmer. All formulas were easy to work with.
Three coats are shown, but two was super close. Fantastic coverage and amazing shimmer glow.
The Candlelight collection polishes are sheerer bases with contrasting shifting shimmer and silver holographic flakes. These polishes are a little sheerer, but I was satisfied with three coats of all six. All formulas were easy to work with.
Sweet and Joyous
Time for Cake!
The Confetti collection polishes are all microglitter bombs! Some of them also have prominent color-shifting shimmer.
All of these polishes had great glitter formulas. I had no trouble getting full coverage in three coats, plus two coats of top coat for a smooth finish.
Also releasing alongside the Birthday collection are the regular monthlies as well as a customer appreciation shade that will only be available as a gift. All three share an adorable rainbow glitter jelly/crelly finish.
COTM: Dance Party
This polish is the only one in this entire post of 21 polishes that has a difficult formula. The jelly base is rather sheer and does not want to be applied evenly. I recommend thicker coats, but work quickly to try to smooth out each layer before adding the next, but I did try to do a thinner last coat to try to let more of the cute glitters show through. This one’s application is not for the faint of heart. Ultimately you see 3 coats + a partial fourth just to cover up some patchiness, plus two coats of top coat. I hate to say that it was tough, because ultimately the result is very adorable.
FOTM: Tea Party
I was nervous about this one after the above polish, but thankfully the formula on this one is so much better, which is slightly odd considering it is a pastel. But it applies evenly and is easy to work with even in thin coats. I think I did 3-4 coats, probably a fourth on some nails just to even out any tiny remaining bits of patchiness. But each coat was easy to paint on and there was no fighting.
All 2021 FOTM polishes have had a portion of their sales donated to charity, and this one is no different in that aspect. However, Sophie has personally chosen this month’s charity to be Lymphona Australia in honor of her father. He is deeply intertwined with the birth of Femme Fatale, and so I completely understand Sophie’s decision to honor him at FF’s 10th birthday. I hope she shares the longer version so that you can understand in her own words.
“Given that we are celebrating such a big milestone of 10 years in business, it is important to me that this month I can contribute to a charity that holds personal ties to me. We will be contributing $3 of direct Dance Party sales; and $2 of wholesale Dance Party sales, to Lymphoma Australia as an ‘In Memory Donation’ for my father, Jon Broadbent.”
Customer Appreciation Shade: Surprise Party
Happy to report this one also has a fantastic crelly formula! Three easy coats.
This shade is the customer appreciation shade. It is only available with a minimum purchase of $50AUD of nail polish directly from Femme Fatale’s website (not through stockists, before shipping fees and after any discounts). It will be available throughout September. It will automatically be added for free to all qualifying orders!
The Birthday collection releases for preorder on September 1 at 9am AEST.
Femme Fatale is also running promotions and sales throughout September to celebrate! Be sure to check out the site and the FB fan page for more info!
Femme Fatale Cosmetics: http://www.femmefatalecosmetics.com.au/
Facebook fan group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/841072659271220/