Well, this is it..it is officially autumn…I want my pumpkin soup now :D!
In my previous post I hinted that this entry would be a big Darling Girl swatchfest, and I reckon it will turn out to be exactly that…and more… 😉 I don’t think I’ve ever worked this hard to make swatches haha, but this little indie brand deserves it, and a bit of effort on my side was the least I could do to support them. And, no, they are not paying me or giving me free stuff to say that. I have purchased everything you will see myself over the past half a year. I simply love Darling Girl! The products they offer and the overall aura of this indie brand appeals to me, and has turned me into their devoted fan. Not to mention what a lovely, sweet person Susan, the owner of Darling Girl Cosmetics, is.
Normally, I like to babble and describe the eyeshadows I show you with my own words, but this time I will let the photos and videos, yes there is video footage ;), speak for themselves. The quality of each and every shadow is amazing, and I have not been disappointed even once. I will say though that I do strongly recommend application of DG eyeshadows over a base, such as Pixie Epoxy from Fyrinnae. Then the eyeshadows will really shine in their full glory and unveil their complexity to you. DG offer the Primped and Primed primer and their Glitter Glue (which is the equivalent of Pixie Epoxy) as alternatives. Unfortunately, I do not own these…planning to in the future, but from what I have read by other people, both work really great as bases. I don’t know what makes Pixie Epoxy or the Glitter Glue so magical, but trust me, there is a significant difference in what you will experience over a random primer and these guys. Shortly, something like going from, “Nice!” to, “WOOoooW!”
Even though I am a bright-colours-kinda gal, I managed to pick up both neutrals and brights. The reason being, Susan doesn’t make boring neutrals..just really awesome ones. Hopefully you enjoy this image-heavy post.
First let me show you how I store my pretty DG shadows:
Basically this is a tool box/hobby box/whatever-you-wanna-call-it box . All of my loose eyeshadows are stored in this way. I do not have space for my own makeup corner yet, my home is pretty small…so for now this is quite a convenient solution.
This box will eventually contain only DG goodies, but for now My Pretty Zombie shades inhabit it as well. Some of the eyeshdows are in their original jars, others were transferred from baggies to jars that I bought online separately. There are a couple of eyeshadows in here that were a GWP = gift with purchase, so I am not sure they can be found in the permanent DG line.
A word of warning – a lot of the photos are not in focus…And that was on purpose. It sometimes helps to see the duochrome effect or the pretty sparkles better. I remind you that all swatches were done over Pixie Epoxy. And now…
Let the swatchfest begin 😀
Group 1 contains: Basket Case, Grasshopper, Pink Nightmare and Norman Reedus Fangirl.
Group 2 includes: I Myth You, Serendipity, Treasure Map and Anam Cara.
Apart from Anam Cara, all the other three shades in this swatch group were GWPs. At this point, I figured that this post may benefit from short video swatches as well, so hereby, please enjoy my very first ever youtube upload (be kind, I am a YT virgin!):
Group 3 consists of: Seven Days Later, Tapestry of Obscenities, Sandworm and Oily Variety Bohunk.
And the video link:
Group 4 includes: Inferno Room, Silly Sea Lion, Dandelion, Lovelorn and Mercurial.
Video link here:
And finally the last group has only 2 eyeshadows – Leaping Lizards and Hot Rocks. Both are perfectly gorgeous 🙂
You can find the video swatch here:
If you are following me on FB or IG, you have already seen plenty of these guys being used in makeup looks. I will nonetheless make a post about it here on the blog too 🙂
Also be sure to check out the website of Darling Girl Cosmetics and pick a few beauties for your collection by clicking here.
Let me know how you liked this swatchfest post and especially the video part of it. Is it worth doing in the future as well, or do you think the photos say more than enough. And of course, which are your favoutire DG shades? Mine are too many, so let’s not go there 🙂
Thank you for reading and see you soon!
They are beautiful 😉 I watched the videos and I they confirm what you see in the foto’s. I must say you were already quite able to capture their sparklyness well in the pictures. So although the videos could not add a lot to that, congratulations on your youtube – debut!
Oh thank you sweetie 🙂 <3! That's great to hear because photos sometimes don't do justice to how pretty these eyeshadows are live.
Awesome swatches! Thanks so much for sharing them. ❤
Totally my pleasure! 🙂 ❤
Това Inferno Room е страааашно красиво червено. А това Norman Reedus Fangirl ме уби като име xD
Червеното е голяма красота наистина!!! Иметo на Норман е вдъхновено от нещо, но все не мога да запомня какво беше…музикант май хаха?!
Актьор от The Walking Dead е. Много ме зарадваха тези сенки с тези готини имена 😀
Ааа той ли бил!!! Аз не следвам сериала и не знам. Да, имената на сенките винаги са супер оригинални…да не говорим колко красиви и уникални са самите сенки ❤