Monday this week my summer season at work kicked into high gear. Serves me right that this also coincides with the mailman (ei. my love-hate relationship) bringing four orders I have been waiting on: Hello Waffle, Darling Clandestine, Femme Fatale, and Notoriously Morbid. Reviews and looks with all of these amazing products will be coming this next week, BUT in the mean time I did have some time to play around with some of the Femme Fatale shadows!
Like a fool, I almost didn’t order their Candied Apple shadow… but I am SO GLAD I DID. Observe:
Green duochromes have been calling to me recently, and the moment I applied Candied Apple, angels started to sing in the back of my mind. It’s not an outspoken shadow by any means. The dusty pink base is pretty unassuming– a lovely enough color that I would wear to work regularly enough. But then the light catches it, and all of a sudden it is somewhere in between being ethereal, and a bit eerie. I also used Prismo in the outer V to deepen the color a bit.
I also received a free sample of Femme Fatale’s Burning Low blush from their Post-Apocalyptic collection. First, I am super into post-apocalyptic literature, and though no one would know I was wearing something so-named on my face, it still tickles me a little bit. Second, I am on a bit of an orange blush kick, and this blush is ORANGE. I think it’s pretty fabulous.
And I can’t help but give another shout-out to my new Pumpkin & Poppy Oak Bark contour powder, because it is just divine. As a pale, pink naked mole rat of a person I am super grateful to have found this shade.
Let’s continue to ignore my heinous orange work t-shirt for the moment. I also wanted to give Hello Waffle’s Ginger Kitties tinted lip balm a try. The color is ABSOLUTELY perfect, perhaps the truest My Lips But Better shade I have come across! Isn’t it stunning? I personally really struggle with the formula– it’s a bit too gritty on application, has a bit too much slip for my tastes, and unfortunately seems to make my lips dry instead of moisturizing them, but I know a lot of people find this to be really moisturizing and like the formula. My lips are a little finnicky. I’ll totally continue to wear Ginger Kitties, though because I just can’t pass up such a perfect shade!
- MUFE HD Foundation in 110
- Palladio herbal foundation primer
- NARS smudge-proof eye primer
- Darling Girl Glitter Glue
- Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in 01 and Secret Brightening Powder
- Femme Fatale Candy Apple and Prismo (on lid)
- Shiro Little Bird (in crease)
- L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Lashes in black
- MAC Fluidline in Dipdown
- Poppy and Pumkin Oak Bark contour powder
- Femme Fatale Post-Apocalyptic Burning Low blush
- Anastasia dip brow in Auburn
- Hello Waffle Ginger Kitties tinted lip balm
It should be noted that I purchased these products completely on my own and am reviewing them independently, without affiliation to anything or anyone other than my mild (ahem) addiction to makeup.