Darling Girl Snow in Love Collection Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

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Darling Girl Snow in Love Collection Swatches & Review: Part One

Darling Girl released an absolutely massive collection for the holidays and it's taken me a fair while to work my way through trying and testing everything but I think you'll agree it's worth the wait! Snow In Love is inspired by the classic Tim Burton film Edward Scissorhands and it's quite the homage, spanning twelve eyeshadows, two Baby Blushes, a Lip Conditioner and two Pucker Paints. I have the eyeshadows to show you today and you can find my review of the Baby Blushes and Lip Conditioner here.

There's a huge variety of colours and finishes in this collection, with some brighter pops of colour reminiscent of the cheery suburbia depicted in the film and more muted and neutral tones. Lots of cooler colours, which is always a good challenge for me as warmer hues are definitely my comfort zone! Overall I think there's something for everyone here. My favourites wound up being Avon Calling, Because You Asked, Haircut Anyone and I'm Not Finished. I'd love to hear yours!

Susan at Darling Girl recently announced that she will begin seasonally retiring the holiday collections and bringing them back at later dates. Snow in Love will be available in the shop until the end of month and return next holiday season.

All shimmery eyeshadows are swatched over bare skin on the left and over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy on the right. Pixie Epoxy is a sticky eyeshadow base designed to grab onto and intensify glitter and shimmer, Darling Girl have their own Glitter Glue which is a similar product - I'm just using what I currently have handy! The mattes are applied on bare skin and I photograph everything under daylight bulbs.

Formula wise, Darling Girl are incredibly consistent. I've never come across a dud in the range (and I've accumulated an embarrassing amount) and they are, on the whole, very pigmented and easy to work with. Some shades, especially the more glittery ones perform best over a sticky base but can certainly be used on their own. I almost always use a sticky base on my eyelids with any shimmery indie eyeshadow, but prefer not to use one on my lower lashline, so that's what you'll see in the makeup looks unless otherwise noted.

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He Skewered Kim


Darling Girl He Skewered Kim eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl He Skewered Kim eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl He Skewered Kim eyeshadow swatches & review

He Skewered Kim is a golden champagne with excellent opacity and a soft, buttery texture. I wore this on the lid in the makeup look further down, but it would be a gorgeous inner corner highlight or even on cheeks!

I'm Not Finished


Darling Girl He Skewered Kim eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl He Skewered Kim eyeshadow swatches & review

I'm Not Finished is a medium brown matte shade which works wonderfully as a transition shade. I've been really enjoying exploring more of Darling Girl's matte formula lately and I've been so impressed! They are incredibly soft and blendable while still maintaining excellent colour pay off.

We're Not Sheep

Darling Girl We're Not Sheep eyeshadow swatch & review

Darling Girl We're Not Sheep eyeshadow swatches & review

We're Not Sheep is a clean matte white with excellent opacity and texture. It's ultra blendable and not chalky in the slightest.

Darling Girl He Skewered Kim, I'm Not Finished, We're Not Sheep eyeshadow swatches & review

For this look I used heaps of Darling Girl! He Skewered Kim on the inner half of the lid, I'm Not Finished on the crease and We're Not Sheep on the inner corner. The colour used on the outer half of the lid is The Apocalypse... Not, a discontinued shade.

Darling Girl He Skewered Kim, I'm Not Finished, We're Not Sheep eyeshadow swatches & review

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Backroom Striptease



Darling Girl Backroom Striptease eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl Backroom Striptease eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl Backroom Striptease eyeshadow swatches & review

Backroom Striptease is a slightly muted aqua with pink sheen. Although it's not a dupe for Haircut Anyone? the colour combination seems similar enough that I don't think both were really necessary in the same collection.

Dancing in the Snow


Darling Girl Dancing in the Snow eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl Dancing in the Snow eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl Dancing in the Snow eyeshadow swatches & review

Dancing in the Snow is a cool white with pink sheen and iridescent glitter. Absolutely gorgeous! I can never resist super shimmery whites like this.

Darling Girl Dancing in the Snow, Backroom Striptease eyeshadow swatches & review

For this look I used Dancing in the Snow on the inner corner with Backroom Striptease on the inner half of the lower lash line. The main lid colour is another Darling Girl shade, Love's A Witch - unfortunately discontinued! I've also used a MAC Colourdrenched Pigment called Tonight's the Night on the outer half of the lower lashline and a MAC eyeshadow, Evening Aura, on the inner third of the lid.

Darling Girl Dancing in the Snow, Backroom Striptease eyeshadow swatches & review



Blending Is The Secret


Darling Girl Blending is the Secret eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl Blending is the Secret eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl Blending is the Secret eyeshadow swatches & review

Blending is the Secret is a periwinkle blue with strong pink shimmer. I have a weakness for periwinkle/cornflower blues like this, even though they're not terribly flattering on me. Maybe it's a sentimental thing - my mum loves this kind of colour! Whatever the reason, I'm digging Blending is the Secret, which gets its name from one of my favourite scenes in the movie. This one's best over a sticky base for maximum sparkle.

Haircut Anyone?


Darling Girl Haircut Anyone? eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl Haircut Anyone? eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl Haircut Anyone? eyeshadow swatches & review

Haircut Anyone? is a teal green with strong violet shimmer - it reminds me a lot Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily nail polish! It's strongly pigmented with or without a sticky base, but the violet sheen is so much stronger with one.

Darling Girl Haircut Anyone?, Blending is the Secret eyeshadow swatches & review

This was a fun, bright look to wear! I used Haircut Anyone? on the inner half of the lid and Blending is the Secret on the inner half of the lower lashline with several other Darling Girl shades: Basket Case on the outer half of the lower lashline (permanent) and Ugly Naked Guy on the crease, Crap Bag on the outer half of the lid and I Wasn't Supposed To Tell Her? on the inner corner (all from the upcoming Friends Central collection). 

Darling Girl Haircut Anyone?, Blending is the Secret eyeshadow swatches & review

Darling Girl Haircut Anyone?, Blending is the Secret eyeshadow swatches & review

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Because You Asked



Darling Girl Because You Asked swatches & review

Darling Girl Because You Asked swatches & review

Darling Girl Because You Asked swatches & review

Because You Asked is a pale champagne pink with peachy shimmer. It's ridiculously pretty as an inner corner highlight although my pictures don't really do it justice. Sorry about that! I think I might try it all over the lid next.

Darling Girl Because You Asked swatches & review

Darling Girl Because You Asked swatches & review

I used Because You asked as a cheek highlight here. It's super sparkly and blingy as a cheek highlight, so possibly not everyone's cup of tea, but I had fun wearing it!

Darling Girl Because You Asked swatches & review

For this look I used Because You Asked on the inner corner with ColourPop So Quiche on the lid and the Chi Chi Extravaganza palette for the transition/blending colours.

Darling Girl Because You Asked swatches & review

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Razor Sharp Karate Chop


Darling Girl Razor Sharp Karate Chop swatches & review

Darling Girl Razor Sharp Karate Chop swatches & review

Darling Girl Razor Sharp Karate Chop swatches & review

Razor Sharp Karate Chop is a super sparkly metallic silver with incredible pay off and performance both alone and over a base. Oddly I don't have much in the way of silver eyeshadow, so this is a welcome addition to my collection!

Scissors, Paper, Stone

Darling Girl Scissors Paper Stone swatches & review

Darling Girl Scissors Paper Stone swatches & review

Darling Girl Scissors Paper Stone swatches & review

Scissors, Paper, Stone is a cool grey with a matte base and heaps of pink shimmer. On its own it's a pale dove grey, while over a sticky base it becomes much deeper and smokier in tone.

Darling Girl Razor Sharp Karate Chop, Scissors Paper Stone swatches & review

I decided to put the greys in this collection into a smokey eye, which is definitely out of my comfort zone but I actually quite liked it in the end! I used Scissors, Paper, Stone over a sticky base on the inner half of the lid and Razor Sharp Karate Chop on the inner corner and inner half of lower lashline. I also used Still Fangirling (a previous COTM shade) on the outer half of the lid, a L'Oreal Smokissime Liner (Taupe Smoke) very lightly to line my upper lashline and the Chi Chi Extravaganza palette for transition shades.

Darling Girl Razor Sharp Karate Chop, Scissors Paper Stone swatches & review

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Avon Calling


Darling Girl Avon Calling swatches & review

Darling Girl Avon Calling swatches & review

Darling Girl Avon Calling swatches & review

Avon Calling is a light lavender purple with a plethora of blue shimmer and larger iridescent sparkles. It applies really nicely on its own and the sparkle adheres well but if you really want to bring the glitter out to play, go for the sticky base!

This Is Lemonade?


Darling Girl This is Lemonade swatches & review

Darling Girl This is Lemonade swatches & review

Darling Girl This is Lemonade swatches & review

This Is Lemonade? is a buttery yellow which takes on some mustard tones when applied over a sticky base. It's speckled with strong pink shimmer and is very easy to work with.

Darling Girl This is Lemonade, Avon Calling eyeshadow swatches & review

For my final look for this collection, I paired This is Lemonade? on the inner half of the lid with Fira (discontinued) and Bob-B-Q (past COTM) on the outer half and centre of the lid respectively. As if Avon Calling wasn't already gorgeous enough on its own, I smudged black liner along my lower lashline and patted Avon Calling over that, which brings out all the incredible blue shimmer. I also used Slave For Sensation from the Matte I'd Like To Find collection as a transition shade. 

Darling Girl This is Lemonade, Avon Calling eyeshadow swatches & review


The Snow in Love collection is available at Darling Girl until the 31st of January.  Darling Girl eyeshadows are available in two sizes: the full size jar ($6USD) is 5g with a sifter and special artwork, a Petit jar ($2.50USD) is 3g with no sifter and a standard DG lid sticker.

What do you think of this collection? Which is your favourite shade?

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