Last month I won a giveaway from Susan at Darling Girl Cosmetics, which included a one-off aqua liner and 27 samples of her loose eye shadows.
The aqua liner is a liquid eyeliner and I posted a mini review & swatch entry here.
This entry is all about the shadows. I haven’t swatched all the shadows yet, but from what I have swatched (which is 10 so far, but only 1 in this entry), let me tell you….they’re DA BOMB! They’re either very metallic and/or super shimmery/sparkly, and I believe that the most, if not all, of my samples will be of the same variety rather than matte/satin. (A quick check at DG’s website doesn’t show any matte/satin shadows in the inventory, but I think she might have a couple that are very close to being matte.) Some are SOOOO sparkly under natural lighting they’re like bling-bling for your eyes!
[The pictures I took absolutely does NO justice to the shadows! They're crappy as hell (i.e. the pics, lol) and don't show off the shimmery sparkles at all. I can't ever seem to capture on camera how stunning these (and other) shadows look in real life.]
Under natural sunlight
So let’s get right to it.
Official description: kind of sheer iridescent taupe with a gold/copper shift. Through the baggie it doesn’t seem like it would be sheer or iridescent, but it definitely is. Of the 10 colors I swatched so far, this one has to be the BLINGIEST of them. It’s like looking at a jeweled brooch with hundreds of tiny diamonds, it’s that sparkly.
Not your typical taupe
Update: Click here to check out a video of the swatches under sunlight. You can see the shine and sparkle of this and other Darling Girl shadows. Curious is the very most left swatch on the top row.
This shadow, in my opinion, would work best with a sticky base so that all sparkly goodness has something to adhere to and not fall out all over your face, and to give it some staying power.
I could sit out under the sun and admire the sparkles in this shadow all day long if it wasn’t so hot out. Wonder if I could pull off wearing it like a ring on my finger if I apply it over some glitter fix or other sticky base? Hmmmm….