Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Dune Collection Swatches & Review

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Dune Collection nail polish swatches & review

Hey guys!

After a stellar year of one jaw dropping collection after another, Femme Fatale are ending 2015 with a bang. Their last collection for the year is based on Dune, the classic science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. It's a wonderful mixture of warm tones which I'm really enjoying since this year's releases have been predominantly cool toned. 

The polishes all come in Femme Fatale's standard white boxes (which you can see here) and contain 9ml. Prices start from $8.50AUD (plus GST for Australian customers) with a few of the more complex shades being priced a little higher to reflect the cost of ingredients.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Dune Collection nail polish swatches & review

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Genetic Memory

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Genetic Memory nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Genetic Memory nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale - Genetic Memory, 2 coats + top coat

Genetic Memory ($9.50AUD) is a dusty purple with vibrant shimmer (which brings to mind a warmer version of Chanel Paradoxal) and a generous helping of orange to green flakies. I was impressed at how opaque it was in just two coats. The flakies give it some slight texture so I added top coat for shine.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Genetic Memory nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Genetic Memory nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Genetic Memory nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Genetic Memory nail polish swatches & review

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Reverend Mothers

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Reverend Mothers nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Reverend Mothers nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale - Reverend Mothers, 3 coats + top coat

Reverend Mothers ($9.50AUD) is such an unusual colour I don't quite know how to describe it! The blood orange base colour is filled with colour shifting blue to pink shimmer and lots of holo glitters. Sophie is the queen of complex polish colours and Reverend Mothers is a great example of this! It built up perfectly in three coats and dried a little textured, so top coat was added.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Reverend Mothers nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Reverend Mothers nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Reverend Mothers nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Reverend Mothers nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Reverend Mothers nail polish swatches & review

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Sandscrawler

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sandscrawler nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sandscrawler nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale - Sandscrawler, 2 coats

Sandscrawler ($8.50AUD) is a sunny goldenrod yellow with an amber duochrome and golden green shimmer. It's richly pigmented and applies with some visible brushstrokes due to the heavy shimmer but (unusually for me) this doesn't bother me at all; the colour itself is just so captivating! 

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sandscrawler nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sandscrawler nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sandscrawler nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sandscrawler nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Sandscrawler nail polish swatches & review

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Grandfather of the Desert

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Grandfather of the Desert nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Grandfather of the Desert nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale - Grandfather of the Desert, 3 coats + top coat

Grandfather of the Desert ($8.50AUD) is one of my favourites in this collection, a luxurious shimmering gold filled with intense holographic glitter. My pictures don't even begin to do it justice, it's so sparkly in real life. Top coat was added for shine but it wasn't overly textured or dull on its own.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Grandfather of the Desert nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Grandfather of the Desert nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Grandfather of the Desert nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Grandfather of the Desert nail polish swatches & review

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Blue-Within-Blue-Eyes

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Blue Within Blue Eyes nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Blue Within Blue Eyes nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale - Blue-Within-Blue-Eyes, 3 coats + top coat

Blue-Within-Blue-Eyes ($10.50AUD) is my other favourite in this collection, a stunning royal blue thermal which shifts to a baby blue when warm. If that wasn't cool enough already there's also pink shimmer and green-blue flakies thrown in the mix. If you can only pick up one polish in this collection, make it Blue-Within-Blue-Eyes.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Blue Within Blue Eyes nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Blue Within Blue Eyes nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Blue Within Blue Eyes nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Blue Within Blue Eyes nail polish swatches & review

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Voices of the Outer World

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Voices of the Outer World nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Voices of the Outer World nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale - Voices of the Outer World, 3 coats + top coat

Voices of the Outer World ($10.50AUD) is the other thermal in the collection, a berry-fuchsia with heaps of blue flakies and shimmer. The base goes almost clear when warm, making the blue shimmer stand out even more. Although I didn't do the best job of capturing it, the thermal change is actually quite strong - it was quite cold the evening I swatched this, but I put my youngest to bed right after and the colour changed very quickly while snuggled up reading stories in bed!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Voices of the Outer World nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Voices of the Outer World nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Voices of the Outer World nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Voices of the Outer World nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Voices of the Outer World nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics Voices of the Outer World nail polish swatches & review

(Mostly) warm state

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The Weirding Way

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Weirding Way nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Weirding Way nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale - The Weirding Way, 3 coats + top coat

The Weirding Way ($8.50AUD) is a warm brownish mauve with strong aqua to purple shimmer and different sizes of holographic glitter. This is another very unique shade, I don't own anything like it. It applies really well and needs top coat to seal in the glitter and make it shine.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Weirding Way nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Weirding Way nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Weirding Way nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Weirding Way nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Weirding Way nail polish swatches & review

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The Secret Coinage

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Secret Coinage nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Secret Coinage nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale - The Secret Coinage, 3 coats (alone), 1 coat over black + top coat

The Secret Coinage ($9.50AUD) is one I wasn't immediately sold on in the bottle, but once I got it on my nails, holy heck! It's a sheer copper microglitter with pink shimmer, holo sparkle and orange flakies. Check out how much it pops over black! I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this. It dried a little dull, so top coat was added.

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Secret Coinage nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Secret Coinage nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Secret Coinage nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Secret Coinage nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Secret Coinage nail polish swatches & review

Femme Fatale Cosmetics The Secret Coinage nail polish swatches & review

The Femme Fatale Dune collection presale will run from November 1st until November 5th (AEST = Australian Eastern Standard Time) on the Femme Fatale Cosmetics website, which ships worldwide. Shades should also be available mid November onwards from their international stockists:
  • Shiro Cosmetics (USA)
  • Color4Nails (USA)
  • Live Love Polish (USA)
  • Beautometry (USA)
  • Rainbow Connection (UK) (Use this link to get 10% off your first purchase at Rainbow Connection)
  • Beauty So Fly (SNG)
  • Dope Nails (NEW! Russia)
What do you think of the Dune collection? My personal favourites are Grandfather of the Desert, Blue-Within-Blue-Eyes and The Secret Coinage.

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