Saturday, September 20, 2014

EOTD: Darling Girl Ginger, Soft Kitty, Nice F*cking Model, and Squirrel Hunter

I purchased this.
PR samples.

I've done a similar look as this before, but I just adore wearing these soft, gold, neutral shades with a green liner. They're perfect office-friendly shades with a pop of color.

The Darling Girl eyeshadow that I used as an upper lash line eyeliner is discontinued. You could probably achieve a similar look using a currently available eyeshadow like Toxic, Caviar Dreams, or Crypt Keeper. It wouldn't be exact, but each of those colors will look nice with the warm neutrals on the eyelid.

Please note that if you like the peachy tan color on my lid, it's Ginger, and it may not be available for long unless it gets a little more love from Darling Girl customers, so grab it while you can!





WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance over entire eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics:
  - Glitter Glue over entire eye area
  - Ginger on lid and into crease
  - Soft Kitty on top of Ginger on outer 1/3 of lid and crease
  - Nice F*cking Model lightly dappled on center of lid
  - Calla on brow bone to blend out crease color
  - Koalification (blush) beneath lower lash line
  - Squirrel Hunter (d/c) turned into an eyeliner with Darling Girl Superstar Serum
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! waterproof mascara (one coat)
Lancôme Hypôse Custom Volume Mascara (two coats)
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

EOTD #2 with Darling Girl's "Who You Gonna Call?" Collection

I purchased this.
PR samples.

I did another look using some of the colors from the "Who You Gonna Call?" Halloween collection of eye shadows from Darling Girl Cosmetics. I used a couple of these colors in a look I did a few days ago, but they're so pretty I wanted to use them again, but the overall look is still different.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance over entire eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics:
  - Darling Girl Glitter Glue over entire eye area
  - That’s A Big Twinkie in crease
  - The Flowers Are Still Standing on lid
  - Mass Hysteria on outer corner of lid
  - He Slimed Me beneath lower lash line
  - Ghost Job around tear duct
  - Calla on brow bone
Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliner Pencil smudged along upper lash line
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! waterproof mascara (one coat)
Lancôme Hypôse Custom Volume Mascara  (two coats)
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown on brows

Sunday, September 14, 2014

EOTD with Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

I purchased this.

I did this look about a month ago. I was wearing a deep red lipstick and a duochrome blush, so I wanted something very neutral and basic for my eyes. Of course, I reached for my Smashbox Full Exposure palette because when I do neutrals these days, it feels like that's what I grab most of the time. I love that palette so much!





WHAT I USED:
MAC Painterly Paint Pot over entire eye area
Smashbox Full Exposure Palette:
  - M4 on brow bone
  - M2 to transition between brow bone and crease and beneath outer 2/3 of lower lash line
  - M7 on outer lid and beneath outer 1/3 of lower lash ine
  - M1 in crease
  - S4 on lid
  - M3 beneath inner 1/3 of lower lash line
Urban Decay Zero 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliner Pencil smudged along upper lash line
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! waterproof mascara (one coat)
Lancôme Hypôse Custom Volume Mascara (two coats)
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown on brows


Thursday, September 11, 2014

EOTD with Darling Girl Cosmetics' "The Black Collection"

I purchased this.
PR samples.

Last Sunday, I posted swatches of Darling Girl's upcoming new set of eye shadows and glitter blends called "The Black Collection." Today, I have a look using a few of the eye shadows from The Black Collection.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance around entire eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics:
  - Glitter Glue around entire eye area
  - Pornstache on outer third of lid
  - Duct Tape Couture on middle third of lid
  - Taystee Girl on inner third of lid
  - Marzipan Nipples to blend lid colors onto brow bone
  - Calla on upper brow bone
  - Tit Punch beneath lower lashes
  - Zero Gravity Eye Candy Gel Liner lining upper lashes
Apple Super Lash Avocado Mascara
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Brow Pencil in Seal Brown



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

EOTD #1 with Darling Girl's "Who You Gonna Call?" Collection

I purchased this.
PR samples.

A few days ago, I posted swatches from Darling Girl Cosmetics' upcoming Halloween eye shadow collection, "Who You Gonna Call?"  Today, I used a few of the eye shadows in a look. I like how these shades work so nicely together.




WHAT I USED:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance all around eye area
Darling Girl Cosmetics:
  - Glitter Glue on lid, crease, and lightly on brow bone
  - Don't Cross The Streams on outer 1/3 of lid, blended into crease, and lower lash line
  - Mass Hysteria on center lid, blended into crease, and lower lash line
  - The Flowers Are Still Standing on inner 1/3 of lid, blended into crease, and lower lash line
  - The Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft around tear duct area
  - Calla on brow bone
  - Zero Gravity Eye Candy Gel Liner lining upper lash line
Apple Super Lash Avocado Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade in Chocolate on brows

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Swatches: Darling Girl Cosmetics "The Black Collection"

PR samples.

In addition to the Halloween collection that I posted swatches of yesterdayDarling Girl Cosmetics is about to simultaneously release a new collection called "The Black Collection" that is inspired by the Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black. I absolutely love OINTB, so I was super excited when I heard she was doing this collection. It's such a fun idea.

"The Black Collection" consists of 10 eyeshadows and 2 glitter blends, and I've swatched each of them for you. As always, click on the images to see even more detail.

All swatches are done over Darling Girl Glitter Glue.

This first set was taken in direct sunlight:

Eye shadows - top row, L-R: Dandelion, Duct Tape Couture, Marzipan Nipples, Pornstache, Slocked
Bottom row, L-R: Squat & Cough, The Swirl, Taystee Girl, Throwing Pie, Tit Punch

Eye shadows - top row, L-R: Dandelion, Duct Tape Couture, Marzipan Nipples, Pornstache, Slocked
Bottom row, L-R: Squat & Cough, The Swirl, Taystee Girl, Throwing Pie, Tit Punch

Glitter blends - L-R: Pennsatucky, Red

Glitter blends - L-R: Pennsatucky, Red

This second set was taken in the shade. I typically try to do "shade with flash" swatches, but the weather was really strange on the day I swatched these, and the "shade" and "shade with flash" swatches basically looked the same, so I didn't do both this time.


Eye shadows - top row, L-R: Dandelion, Duct Tape Couture, Marzipan Nipples, Pornstache, Slocked
Bottom row, L-R: Squat & Cough, The Swirl, Taystee Girl, Throwing Pie, Tit Punch


Eye shadows - top row, L-R: Dandelion, Duct Tape Couture, Marzipan Nipples, Pornstache, Slocked
Bottom row, L-R: Squat & Cough, The Swirl, Taystee Girl, Throwing Pie, Tit Punch

Glitter blends - L-R: Pennsatucky, Red

Glitter blends - L-R: Pennsatucky, Red

One thing to note in all of the swatches above is that the swatch for "Pornstache" looks really blue, when it fact, it's more of a gray with blue sheen, making it appear more purple in reality. About a week after I took these swatch photos, I tried to capture Pornstache on its own in different lighting, and was able to get a good swatch that is much, much closer to what it looks like in real life.

Pornstache

My favorite shades from this collection are... well... hmm... can I say, "ALL OF THEM!!!"?? Because that is what is true. It's really, really hard to pick favorites, because they're all so pretty. But, if you held a gun to my head and made me pick, I'd say Pennsatucky is probably my favorite--it's a gorgeous glitter blend. I'm also quite partial to Duct Tape Couture, Marizpan Nipples, Squat & Cough, The Swirl, and Throwing Pie. That's half of them right there, but really, I feel terrible leaving any of them out of my "favorites" list!

I already have a look scheduled to go up in a few days using some of these shades, so keep a look out!

Do you see any eye shadows or glitter blends in this collection that you want to get? Which ones really jump out at you? 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Swatches: Darling Girl's "Who You Gonna Call?" Halloween Collection

PR samples.

Darling Girl Cosmetics is about to release a new collection for Halloween called "Who You Gonna Call?" and is inspired by the classic movie, Ghostbusters, which nicely coincides with the 30th anniversary of the movie. I seriously can't believe it's been 30 years since that movie came out. That means I'm O.L.D.!!!

Anyway, enough naval gazing about aging... I have swatches!!! I swatched of each of the 10 eye shadows in the new collection. As always, click on the images to see even more detail.

All swatches are done over Darling Girl Glitter Glue.

This first set was taken in direct sunlight:

Top row, L-R: Don't Cross The Streams, The Flowers Are Still Standing, Ghost Job, He Slimed Me, Key Master
Bottom row, L-R: Mass Hysteria, Spiritual Turbulence, That's A Big Twinkie, 
There Is No Dana, The Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft

Top row, L-R: Don't Cross The Streams, The Flowers Are Still Standing, Ghost Job, He Slimed Me, Key Master
Bottom row, L-R: Mass Hysteria, Spiritual Turbulence, That's A Big Twinkie, 
There Is No Dana, The Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft


This second set was taken in the shade:

Top row, L-R: Don't Cross The Streams, The Flowers Are Still Standing, Ghost Job, He Slimed Me, Key Master
Bottom row, L-R: Mass Hysteria, Spiritual Turbulence, That's A Big Twinkie, 
There Is No Dana, The Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft

Top row, L-R: Don't Cross The Streams, The Flowers Are Still Standing, Ghost Job, He Slimed Me, Key Master
Bottom row, L-R: Mass Hysteria, Spiritual Turbulence, That's A Big Twinkie, 
There Is No Dana, The Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft


This final set was taken in the shade, with flash:

Top row, L-R: Don't Cross The Streams, The Flowers Are Still Standing, Ghost Job, He Slimed Me, Key Master
Bottom row, L-R: Mass Hysteria, Spiritual Turbulence, That's A Big Twinkie, 
There Is No Dana, The Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft

Top row, L-R: Don't Cross The Streams, The Flowers Are Still Standing, Ghost Job, He Slimed Me, Key Master
Bottom row, L-R: Mass Hysteria, Spiritual Turbulence, That's A Big Twinkie, 
There Is No Dana, The Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft

I love the colors in this collection, which is no surprise, since I don't think Darling Girl has ever made anything that wasn't awesome! However, I think my favorite colors are The Flowers Are Still Standing, Mass Hysteria, and The Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft.

I plan to get a look up in the next few days using some of these shade. Stay tuned!

Are there any "MUST HAVE!" colors you see in this collection?