Darling Girl, Quite Darling Indeed!

Darling Girl Cosmetics has turned into one of my favorite indie makeup sellers, after just a small order! Susan is the brains and talent behind Darling Girl, and while I don't know her personally, I have interacted with her via a makeup group on Facebook, and she seems as sweet and accommodating as a person could possibly be. Darling Girl has a very personable feel to it, as a result of Susan's desire to ensure her customers are happy and satisfied with their orders. I didn't feel like "just another customer" when I shopped at Darling Girl. Do I recommend it? Um, yeah, I'd say so. :}

:::  THE SPECS  :::

Darling Girl has quite an extensive variety of beauty/makeup-related products, but the eyeshadows and lipsticks/glosses seem to be the most popular. Because of the wide range of options, I won't run down the list of prices for each product. The specific products I purchased were as follows: 10 sample baggies at $1 each and 5 petit jars at $2.25 each. I believe there was a sale going on at the time, which brought my total down a bit, but the prices are completely reasonable even without a sale. If you opt for full-size jars, they are $5.50 each. TAT is usually 14-16 business days, depending on the time of year or if it's during a big sale/promotional period. I received my order well within the stated TAT for the holidays.

:::  THE PICTURES  :::

*Swatched over NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese. Click images to enlarge.*

{The packaging}
{The extra freebies - the jar is Luna Lovegood gloss}
{All of the sample baggies}
{All of the petit-size jars}
{The lovely Luna Lovegood lip gloss}
{Close-up of Sushi Flower}
{Close-up of Jeweled Taupe}
{Close-up of Moon Dust}
{Close-up of Apparition}
{Natural Light - L to R: Corpse Candle, Jeweled Taupe, Apparition, Sushi Flower, Moon Dust}
{Corpse Candle - Natural Light}
{Jeweled Taupe - Natural Light}
{Apparition - Natural Light}
{Sushi Flower - Natural Light}
{Moon Dust - Natural Light}
{Photographed with a flash}
{Photographed with a flash - different angle}
{Close-up Flash - Corpse Candle, Jeweled Taupe, Apparition}
{Close-up Flash: Apparition, Sushi Flower, Moon Dust}
{Natural Light - L to R: Ethereal, Lap Dance, My Little Pony, Sugar Minuet, Daydream}
{Natural Light - Ethereal}
{Natural Light - Lap Dance}
{Natural Light - My Little Pony}
{Natural Light - Sugar Minuet}
{Natural Light - Daydream}
{Photographed with a flash}
{Photographed with a flash - different angle}
{Close-up Flash: Ethereal, Lap Dance, My Little Pony}
{Close-up Flash: My Little Pony, Sugar Minuet, Daydream}
{Natural Light - L to R: Sparklers at Dusk, Snuggle, Hana Maru, Balletusa, Curious}
{Natural Light - Sparklers at Dusk}
{Natural Light - Hana Maru}
{Natural Light - Balletusa}
{Natural Light - Curious}
{Photographed with a flash - Sparklers at Dusk, Snuggle, Hana Maru, Balletusa, Curious}
{Close-up Flash - Sparklers at Dusk, Snuggle, Hana Maru}
{Close-up Flash: Hana Maru, Balletusa, Curious}
{Freebie Sample - Natural Light - Prancer}
{Photographed with a flash}
{Freebie Blush Sample - Photographed with a flash: Virgin Duochrome Blush}

:::  THE OPINIONS  :::

If you hadn't already guessed from my intro statement, I *love* my Darling Girl order. My favorites out of the whole bunch are Apparition, Jeweled Taupe, Hana Maru and Ethereal. It seems I'm especially fond of the neutrals at this point in time, and Darling Girl does neutrals like no one's business. My first impression was adoration for all of the sparkles. Every color I ordered had some element of sheen/shimmer/sparkle/all of the above — but not overkill. I've tried other glitter-packed shadows in the past, and they just didn't have the staying power that I look for. Darling Girl's eyeshadows, on the other hand, last all day! I should also mention that the staying power is without the use of glitter glue — just over UDPP and NYX Jumbo Pencil. I was thrilled. Since I first received the order, I've been wearing Apparition the most, with Jeweled Taupe a close second. They're totally lovely colors that blend nicely and stay in place for hours. I couldn't ask for much more! In terms of the blush sample — this particular color, Virgin Duochrome, was in the works shortly after I placed my order. I made a comment about how much I loved it when Susan posted a sneak peek, and lo and behold, a sample ended up in my order. :} The Luna Lovegood lip gloss is wonderful as well! Heck, everything is fantastic, so just go and order already.

Note: Darling Girl is on vacation until after the 1st of the year, so while you can still browse the products and make a list of things to buy, the shopping cart won't be enabled until next week.

Stay Fabulous!

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