It’s no secret that I am in love with Femme Fatale duochromes. I haven’t really had a chance to give Opaline Shoal a good go yet, swatched here. With a No Mirror Challenge up in r/MUA on Reddit (that I inevitably didn’t post to, because I’m a chickenpants), I decided it was a great opportunity to whip Opaline Shoal out, and give Jade Ghost and Meloncholy some much needed exercise. Admittedly, the No Mirror challenge was a bit harder than I had thought it might be…so fool hardy! Haha 🙂 Let’s take a look.
Duochromes are the gateway shadow drug of the indie world. Those of us who love makeup have our mainstream favorites, of course– I adore Laura Mercier shadows for their smoothness and blendability, and many of Tarte’s Amazonian clay shadows are creamy and pigmented beyond belief. But there isn’t much out there that is quite like a really good indie duochrome. And believe me, Femme Fatale Cosmetics has some really good indie duochromes. So you can imagine my excitement when my portion of a group buy arrived yesterday!!
Let’s take a closer look!
I don’t do smoky eyes very often, because I find them to be sort of terrifying to do (when do you become a raccoon? At what point have you verged into Pandaland?), but today I am excited because I got some good news that needs to be kept on the down-low… the smoky, secret down-low. Plus, I get excited about things before they come to fruition too often, so I need to work on not over blowing things before they become a reality. So how better to distract myself than with Femme Fatale’s The Nightmare?