Friday, January 27, 2012

New Darling Girl Collection (Darling Grrl and Valentine's Day) Swatches!

I have swatches of some new items from Darling Girl -- first up is Darling Grrl, which is a punk rock inspired collection. This will be expanded with new colors as time goes on.

Left to right: Vicar in a Tutu, Miniature Sun and Die, Die My Darling.

Vicar in a Tutu is a bit like Mac Vex without so much green shift; a really gorgeous color. Miniature Sun changes a little when I use it on my lid. The yellow base lightens and it's more a pale yellow with strong blue glitter on me. Die, Die is a really interesting army green with pink sparkles.

Left to right, top first: Roots Radicals, Rise Above, How Soon Is Now and Wanna Be Sedated

Roots Radicals is a pretty green-teal with gold shift and some pink sparkles. Rise Above is a blackened navy blue; super sparkly! How Soon Is Now is an odd shade -- it's sort of taupe, sort of grey, but has hints of blue. Wanna Be Sedated is one of my favorites, it's a gorgeous chocolatey bronze with tons of sparkle.

Next up is the Valentine's Day mini collection. This has 3 eyeshadows and a blush that is a duochrome but can also be used as an eyeshadow.

Promise Ring is on the left and Cupid's Bow is on the right.

Cupid's Bow is a really soft white with gold sparkles, it's really lovely as a highlighter. Cupid's Bow is a surprise favorite -- it's a peachy pink, again, really soft and girly.

On the left is the blush, Be Still My Heart (swatched over Glitter Glue) and Lovestruck is on the right.

Be Still My Heart, when used as a blush, is a plummy brown. I had a really hard time photographing this without it looking bruise-like (it's my skintone) on the back of my hand, but I would definitely use this as an eyeshadow or as a contour on medium skintones. As an eyeshadow, it's more of a mahogany brown with a hint of plum. Lovestruck is fascinating -- it's similar to Comet from the Darling Deer collection, but it has a strange greenish twinge with pink sparkles. Love this one.

Pictures of the Valentine's Day collection together:

Lastly, just some odds and ends -- a previously unreleased eyeshadow and a blush, specifically, Susan's dupe for NARS Orgasm. I absolutely love the blush, I'm going to need a petit sized as I'm almost out of my sample already. I foiled the eyeshadow to show you the insane metallic-ness!

I love to use Sunshine Daisy Bliss over the Haystack Watercolour, it's such a flattering combo on brown eyes.

See anything you like? Let me know what you haul!

DISCLAIMER: Post contains products sent for review by owner. This does not change my opinion of said products and I received no monetary compensation for this review.


  1. Nice swatches ! I ordered the Darling Grrl and nars orgasm dupe , but i really want the Valentine' day collection too ... such sweet colors !

  2. I need 'How Soon is Now' because I looove that song. Seems like a really interesting colour too. Also OMG 'Cupid's Bow'.

  3. I haven't tried the Watercolours yet, but Haystack looks awesome - just like molten metal! *_*

  4. All of the Valentines colors look great! I may need to pick these up! :) Thanks for all the swatches!

  5. Waaaaant Rise Above and that unreleased eyeshadow!

  6. Roots Radicals looks nice. And I think the Valentines collection is really sweet, nicely put together and it's good to see a change from in-your-face pinks!

  7. Thanks for the swatches!! :D


  8. Those are gorgeous swatches :) Beautiful collection and variety of colours.

  9. I really like Cupid's Bow as well. It's not something I'd usually go for, but I can see it working well as a colour to use for work. It looks like it could be used with many other colours. Pretty!