Femme Fatale Birth of Venus Collection Swatches & Review

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Femme Fatale Birth of Venus Collection Swatches & Review

It's that time of the month again - no, not that one - the time when Femme Fatale launch a new collection presale! Hooray! On August 1st, Femme Fatale are introducing Birth of Venus, a collection inspired by Botticelli's iconic painting of the same name. 

This collection comes in the standard white boxes and as usual, the prices are scaled to reflect the cost of the different ingredients. Femme Fatale have just launched a new US site, so the prices for that website are also listed for your reference. There are nine shades in total  in this collection and I have five of them to share with you today. The names and descriptions for the shades I don't have are:

Floral Rain - Pink multichrome sheen over a forest green jelly base, filled with silver holo glitters - $11 AUD/$10.50USD 
Golden-Wreathed & Beautiful – Soft coral crème with strong yellow tones and turquoise overlay - $9 AUD/$9 USD
Horae Awaits – Sheer pale baby pink crelly with blue luminescent glow and scattered holo reflects - $9 AUD/$9 USD
Upon Seafoam – Soft turquoise blue (leans grey/blue/green depending on light) with scattered holo and pink glow - $11 AUD/$10.50 USD

Femme Fatale Birth of Venus Collection Swatches & Review

Swatch notes: I do not use base coat for my swatches and top coat is only used where noted. Everything was photographed using a three point lighting set up under daylight bulbs, except for the additional holo swatches done in sunlight.

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Arrival of Venus

Femme Fatale Birth of Venus Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Birth of Venus Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale - Arrival of Venus, 3 coats

Arrival of Venus ($12AUD/$11USD) is a rich burnt orange with a linear holo effect. I'm so excited to see some new holos from Femme Fatale, it feels like it's been such a long time. I don't actually think I've ever had an orange holo before either, so this is quite a treat. Arrival of Venus covered beautifully in three coats and the holo effect is nice and strong.

Femme Fatale Birth of Venus Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Birth of Venus Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Birth of Venus Swatches & Review

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Swept Across the Sea

Femme Fatale Swept Across the Sea Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Swept Across the Sea Swatches & Review
Mostly warm

Femme Fatale - Swept Across the Sea, 3 coats + Essie Good to Go

Swept Across the Sea ($11AUD/$10.50USD) is the thermal in this collection, a unique beauty which shifts from tan when warm to teal when cold, all the while overlaid with a green shimmery glow. You'll have to forgive me, my hands are naturally cold and our weather in New Zealand is even colder right now, so the thermal change isn't as clear as it could be, but I've done my best under the circumstances. Swept Across the Sea is opaque in three coats and dries to a satin finish (I've added top coat) and applies pretty smoothly. I did have a few lumps/spots that looked like unmixed pigment, but they seemed to disappear or even out by the time I was top coating, I'm not sure what that was about!

Femme Fatale Swept Across the Sea Swatches & Review
Transitioning

Femme Fatale Swept Across the Sea Swatches & Review
Mostly cold

Femme Fatale Swept Across the Sea Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Swept Across the Sea Swatches & Review

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Heavenly Raiment

Femme Fatale Heavenly Raiment Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Heavenly Raiment Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale - Heavenly Raiment, 3 coats + Essie Good to Go

Heavenly Raiment ($9AUD/$9USD) is a sheer rose pink with heavy blue shimmer and lots of silver holo glitter. It was mostly opaque in three coats - opaque enough for me to be happy with it - and dried with a small amount of texture, so I added top coat to smooth it out. I was initially reminded of Spangled Starlight from the Midsummer Night's Dream collection, but Heavenly Raiment is much pinker and has a jelly base.

Femme Fatale Heavenly Raiment Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Heavenly Raiment Swatches & Review

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Isle of Cythera

Femme Fatale Isle of Cythera Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Isle of Cythera Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale - Isle of Cythera, 3 coats

Isle of Cythera ($12AUD/$11USD) is a forest green holo with a smattering of chartreuse shimmer. The shimmer gives it a slightly foiled look in certain lights, it's a very nice addition that keeps Isle of Cythera interesting in lower light when the holo isn't so dominant. Application was a breeze in three smooth coats. 

Femme Fatale Isle of Cythera Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Isle of Cythera Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Isle of Cythera Swatches & Review

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Breath of Zephyros

Femme Fatale Breath of Zephyros Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Breath of Zephyros Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale - Breath of Zephyros, 3 coats + Essie Good to Go

Breath of Zephyros ($11AUD/$10.50USD) is my surprise favourite of the collection! It's described as a 'blue-toned grey linear holo with golden glitters' but seems to look almost lilac on me. The contrast between the cool and warm tones in the same polish is really cool and works surprisingly well. Breath of Zephyros does dry with some texture and needs top coat to smooth it out for best effect.

Femme Fatale Breath of Zephyros Swatches & Review

Femme Fatale Breath of Zephyros Swatches & Review

The Femme Fatale Birth of Venus collection presale will run from August 1st until August 5th on the Femme Fatale Cosmetics website, which ships worldwide. They've also just launched a US based website which will come in handy for American & Canadian shoppers. Shades should also be available mid August onwards from their international stockists:
  • Shiro Cosmetics (USA)
  • Color4Nails (USA)
  • Live Love Polish (USA)
  • Beautometry (USA)
  • Rainbow Connection (UK) 
  • Hypnotic Polish (EU)
  • Beauty So Fly (SNG)
  • Dope Nails (Russia)
I'm really digging this collection! Breath of Zephyros is the stand out for me, but I love all of the ones I have and hope to pick up Horae Awaits and Upon Seafoam during the presale. Which ones do you have your eye on?

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Lani

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