Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Femme Fatale Cosmetics: The After-Light Gala Collection

Hi friends! I am so delighted to share these simply magical new colors filled with cotton candy and carousels from Femme Fatale Cosmetics, the "After-Light Gala" collection.

The After-Light Gala Collection is inspired by daydreams of evening masquerades and moonlit carnivals in rolling fields. Strings of lanterns above masked party-goers in velvet and lace finery; the tinkling of voices and clinking glasses, soft music from carousels and glass mazes rolling across the fields as dawn creeps across the sky. 

Femme Fatale A Fortune Teller's Charm

A Fortune Teller's Charm is a seafoam/clear to teal thermal with gold and copper shimmer and tiny holo and metallic gold and caramel glitters. This looked gorgeous in warm and cold states and had a lovely gradient effect. The formula was perfect and looked smooth, even, and opaque in 2-3 coats. Pictured here is three coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale Crown of Ribbons

Crown of Ribbons (LE) is a vibrant candy-pink creme with green shimmer and crystal green flakes. This color is limited edition and available for purchase one time only. It had an excellent formula that smoothed out well and had great coverage in 2-3 coats. Once it was dry to the touch, it was easy to gently press the few flakie bits sticking out back into place. Here I'm wearing three coats with top coat.

Femme Fatale Dripped in Diamonds

Dripped in Diamonds (LE) is a super sparkly and shimmery mix of pink-gold glass flecks, holographic particles in various sizes & shapes, and iridescent squares. A clear-based topper that can be worn alone or layered over the base color of your choice. This color is limited edition and available for purchase one time only. I chose to wear this on its own and found it built up well in about three coats, and had a beautifully delicate yet fun & flashy look. Shown here is three coats with Gelous and top coat.

Femme Fatale Fields of Treasure

Fields of Treasure is a pale pistachio-green creme with violet sheen and fine silver holographic glitters. It applied very smoothly and easily with full coverage in about three coats. Pictured here is four thin coats plus top coat.

Femme Fatale Glass Carousel

Glass Carousel is a clear-based glitter topper with strong turquoise shimmers and holographic golden glitters. This had a beautiful sheer, ethereal look that built up nicely in about three coats. To make sure I had full coverage for photos I wore four coats, as well as Gelous and top coat.

Femme Fatale Lace Masquerade

Lace Masquerade is a golden/clear thermal which shifts to a ruddy-rose when cool. Filled with golden flakes and holographic accents. The blend of colors reminds me of strawberries & champagne-- sweet and sumptuous. The formula was excellent and looked nicely opaque in about three coats. Here I have on three coats with top coat.

Femme Fatale Lantern Lights

Lantern Lights is a very soft teal-green jelly base filled with pink/purple shifting flakes and glitters, with holo accents. The depth and texture of this is gorgeous, and has the look of sparkling lights at dusk. It started out a little sheer but built up well with three coats. Shown here is four coats with Gelous and top coat.

Femme Fatale Maze of Mirrors

Maze of Mirrors is a golden-green over sea blue base with a scattering of micro-glitters and soft green dots, and a brilliant foil finish. This was so beautifully mermaid-like, with lots of sparkle and shine!  It had a flawless formula that was smooth, even, and opaque in 2-3 coats. Pictured with three coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale Sunrise Funfair

Sunrise Funfair is a pastel neon coral/orange creme with golden-green overlay. This one reminds me of sweet, chewy saltwater taffy at the beach pier! The formula was very good, with a smooth, easy application, and full coverage in 2-3 coats. There were some slight brushstrokes, but it smoothed out perfectly with top coat. Here I'm wearing three coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale Whispers of Velvet

Whispers of Velvet is a pink to berry-brown thermal with strong, color-shifting green glass flecks. The iridescent shimmer contrasts beautifully and is reminiscent of a rich brocade fabric. Another fantastic formula that was very smooth and even when applied, and fully opaque in 2-3 coats. Shown here with three coats and top coat.

The imagery these stunning colors conjure is so magical: carnivals, carousels, and faires at night and the twinkling of their glowing lights. This is another truly enchanting and mesmerizing array of colors from Femme Fatale that I absolutely love. I think the thermals are especially fun, and Sophie makes some of the best! The pre-sale is going on now through March 5th at Femme Fatale's online boutique, and will be available from international stockists mid-March onwards.

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