Indie Interview: Femme Fatale Cosmetics
Meet Sophie from Femme Fatale Cosmetics. She was a doll and answered my questions.
Luna: How long have you been making cosmetics, why did you start and do you have any future plans for new shades/products?
Sophie: I have been making cosmetics since early 2011. I used to buy indie a lot, and to be honest I was introduced into this by unknowingly purchasing repackaged micas from 4 different ‘indies’. I was incredibly disappointed by those occurrences, but on the other hand it also led me to learn more about creating cosmetics. Eventually I purchased ingredients because I thought it would be a great hobby to have, and it seemed like a lot of fun! After so much support from bloggers, family and friends as well as my own passion for it, I couldn’t resist opening Femme Fatale. I really can’t imagine doing anything else for a job. It’s an immense amount of work and can be really challenging, but it’s also very rewarding!
I have a TON of products planned for the rest of this year! I am currently working on expanding the eye shadow range and adding new blushes. After that there is a lot for me to work on: more illuminators, facial primers and mineral veils, eye primer, and most excitingly – new nail polishes! I am also planning Femme Fatale’s 1 year anniversary sale as well as a possible Halloween themed release, Christmas gift product preparations and working on getting some retail space (which is still undecided but an exciting prospect all the same!).
My mind literally never stops working, so much so that now that I cannot think about work when I go to bed at night otherwise I can’t sleep for hours – seriously! Haha. But yes, there are a lot of things I am planning and currently working on, and to say I’m an excited would be a major understatement!
Luna: What is your favorite eyeshadow / blush that you make?
Sophie: It’s really difficult to pick just one shade. Every shade has to be a favourite for me to release it. I can make over a hundred eye shadows and only choose a handful to release, so yes, it’s hard to pick! I particularly like Dispersion and Heroic – Dispersion because of the contrast between the teal duochrome and the striking mulberry base, and Heroic because it looks like light molten gold when it’s applied – it’s just so soft and pretty!
Luna: What is your favorite eyeshadow / blush from another indie company?
Sophie: Gosh I have tons! I love Mephisto by Fyrinnae. That one has been at the top of my favourite list for a long time now, I love the contrast between the colour in the pot and the colour when it’s applied. Other then that I have a giant list of favourites from various indies, I’m particularly fond of duochromes and multi-tone finishes!
Luna: Would you rather be a Crow or a Bat?
Sophie: Hrm. I’ll pick crow, since I’d prefer to fly around and see the world in daylight =)
Luna: Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Sophie: I’d like to thank you, Luna, for having me on your blog and giving me a chance to share a piece of myself and Femme Fatale with your wonderful readers!
Holy cow it looks like you have a lot of things planned for the future. That’s awesome. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I haven’t received a single shadow from you that I don’t love. You have some of the best duochrome shadows around. You have a huge talent and eye for color. You really do. I’m glad you answered my silly questions, so thank you!