Hello guys! I've got some exciting polishes to show you today, from the very well known Australian brand, Femme Fatale Cosmetics. If you haven't heard of them, you're missing out - Femme Fatale is known not only for their beautiful eyeshadows, but also their stunning nail polish line. Today I have swatches of their latest release, which consists of seven new shades for 2015.
I would also like to note that I recently made a small change in my photography and lighting - hopefully it's not too different, but I would like to showcase the polishes in a brighter setting so you can see them more clearly! Let me know your thoughts.
This was my first time trying Femme Fatale polishes. All of these shades had a jelly finish, and they're packed with glitter, so careful application is a must. My photos show two thick coats of each polish, but it might be easier to use three thin coats to apply polishes from this collection. The colors are just stunning though, so it's definitely worth the tricky application! I've included close-up shots of all the shades, so you can really see the glitters. Let's take a look:
First off is probably my favorite out of the bunch, In His House He Waits Dreaming, which is a unique brownish jelly packed with teal holo glitters and shimmer. I've definitely never seen a shade like this, and I didn't expect it to look like this on the nail, but I was stunned with how beautiful it was. This is one of those shades that has an androgynous feel to it, in my opinion - it's just so elegant, but without the usual femininity that polish has! Does that make sense? Well, either way, I'm definitely in love with it! Shown above is two thick coats with top coat.
Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail. A third coat would probably be more opaque and glitter packed, but I loved it too much the way it was!
Next we have Stand in the Clouds, a greenish blue jelly packed with holographic green glitters and a golden shimmer. Another stunning color! This one feels almost tropical, like the kind of polish you'd wear to an island on vacation. I'm sure it has something to do with how bright and colorful it is! Shown above is two thick coats with top coat.
Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail. Again, a third coat would make this shade more opaque and glittery, but I love the sheer jelly finish so much.
All Sanity is Lost is an incredible teal jelly that's filled with turquoise holo glitters, glitter shards, and a bright purple shimmer. This is another unique and eye catching color, and I just love the name in combination with the shards of glitter. This is another definite favorite of mine. Shown above is two thick coats with top coat.
Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail. What a beautiful explosion of glitter! I think I'm obsessed.
Alone in the Darkness is a dark teal jelly filled with holographic microglitters and a rich purple blue shimmer. This is such a gorgeous winter shade! (I know I'm starting to gush, but I really feel like these colors are so beautiful. I can't believe it's taken me this long to try Femme Fatale.) Shown above is two thick coats with top coat.
Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail. There is so much depth to this shade, and I think a third coat would make it even deeper.
Under the Waters is a bluish purple with a turquoise duochrome shift. This was probably the most opaque of the bunch, but it still had that glossy jelly-like finish. I think it's just beautiful, and I love the color shift in the light. Shown above is two coats with top coat.
Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail.
Touch of Madness is a fuchsia jelly packed with pink and purple holoraphic microglitters. This shade isn't completely unique, but it's gorgeous nonetheless! A color like this is great for all year long, and it's got a beautiful shimmer. Shown above is two thick coats with top coat.
Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail.
Finally, we have Brain Link, a hot pink jelly packed with iridescent fuchsia flakes. This is definitely a unique shade to my collection, but the color is a bit eye searing for me! I think this polish would actually look beautiful layered over a darker color, since the flakes are so bright. Shown above is two thick coats with top coat.
Here is a close up in the bottle and on the nail. I do love that glitter!
Overall, I really enjoyed my first experience with Femme Fatale. Even though the polishes are a little thick on application, the beautiful color combinations more than make up for any difficulty! I am definitely in love with some of these shades - I just think they're so deep and beautiful. Favorites are In His House He Waits Dreaming, Stand in the Clouds, and All Sanity is Lost, but I really liked them all!
These polishes are available from Femme Fatale Cosmetics, although their presale for these shades is currently closed. You can check back on their presale page for more information, or follow them on Facebook to stay updated on stocking information.
Femme Fatale Cosmetics also happens to be an international stockist which carries over 40 other brands, so it's worth shopping around! Femme Fatale polishes are also available at other international retailers (you can see those listed at the bottom of the Femme Fatale website.)
What do you think of these shades? Do you own any Femme Fatale polishes or makeup products? I would love to know your favorites!
*Some products provided for my honest review.
Base: Nailtiques Formula 2 Plus, available here
Polishes: (listed above)
Top: KBShimmer Clearly on Top, available here