Darling Girl Eyeshadows - Still Fangirling, Basket Case, O RLY?, Barbarellla & Heirloom Swatches & Review

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Darling Girl Eyeshadows - Still Fangirling, Basket Case, O RLY?, Barbarellla & Heirloom Swatches & Review

I have another five Darling Girl eyeshadows to share with you today! Slowly making my way through my stash, and this time I've deviated from my comfort zone, with varying success. I'm not happy with a couple of these looks, but the point is that I tried them, right?

Some of the shades reviewed below are permanent, while others are discontinued or past COTM (colour of the month) shades, so I'll note their availability with each review. Last year Susan did a Pink Friday sale where she brought back selected COTM and GWP shades for a limited time and I really hope she does the same this year.

Darling Girl's eyeshadows come in a few different sizing options: full sizes are packaged in 5g jars with approximately 3/4 tsp of product ($6USD). Petits are packaged in 3g jars with approximately 1/4 tsp of product ($2.50USD). You can also try a sample set, which includes 4 shades of your choosing in baggies, each containing 1/8th tsp for $5USD. I've gone down that route many times as you can get samples of any eyeshadows, Diamond Dusts, Spectral Shifts or loose blushes, excellent if you want a great cross section of colours and formulas to try!

Formula overview:
Darling Girl's eyeshadow formula is incredibly consistent. I've never come across a dud in the range (and like I said, I've accumulated an embarrassing amount); 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.

Swatch notes:
All eyeshadow swatches in this post are done two ways: applied on bare skin on the left hand side and over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, a sticky eyeshadow base which maximises colour intensity and sparkle, on the right. This is so you can see how they perform both ways. I take all of my photos with daylight bulbs for colour accuracy.

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Still Fangirling

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Still Fangirling Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Still Fangirling Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Still Fangirling Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Still Fangirling Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Still Fangirling Swatches & Review

Still Fangirling (previous COTM) is a 'dirty grey-brown with sexy holo-sparkle that shifts from aqua to purple in different lighting'. As you might have gathered from the label art, it's inspired by Norman Reedus from The Walking Dead - a show I keep thinking I am far too squeamish to watch, but really need to give a shot some time. This applies really nicely with or without a sticky base, but the shimmer in the base is more pronounced over the base.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Still Fangirling Swatches & Review

I've used Still Fangirling on the outer two thirds of the lid and on the lower lashline, Scissors Paper Stone on the inner third of the lid, Razor Sharp Karate Chop on the inner corner and the Chi Chi Extravaganza palette on the crease. The lashes are Ardell Demi Wispies.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Still Fangirling Swatches & Review

Basket Case

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Basket Case Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Basket Case Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Basket Case Swatches & Review

Basket Case is a 'bright purple with turquoise shift and gold sparkles'. It's a super fun shade and is a must for anyone who loves blue or purple - this combines them both! I didn't use any primer on the lower lashline in the look below and you can see the colour shift is still very strong when applied dry.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Basket Case Swatches & Review

Here I've used Basket Case on the outer half of the lower lashline, Haircut Anyone? on the inner half of the lid, Blending is the Secret on the inner half of the lower lashline, 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. Phw! That's a lot of eyeshadows. The lashes are Ardell Curve 411s.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Basket Case Swatches & Review

O RLY?

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - O RLY? Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - O RLY? Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - O RLY? Swatches & Review

O RLY? (discontinued) is a medium grey with strong purple sheen and silver sparkles. Seriously not my colour (see below), but it's still really pretty and applies nicely.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - O RLY? Swatches & Review

I've used O RLY? on the inner half of the lid/lower lashline and Femme Fatale Legion on the outer half of the lid/lower lashline for this look. The lashes are Ardell Accent 305s.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - O RLY? Swatches & Review

Barbarella

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Barbarella Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Barbarella Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Barbarella Swatches & Review

Barbarella (discontinued) is a light peach with gold sheen and sparkle. This is such a beautiful shade, I'm so glad I snapped it up before it was discontinued! I only wish I had a jar instead of a baggie. The colour pay off and blendability are both excellent.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Barbarella Swatches & Review

I've used Barbarella on the inner half of the lid and lower lash line and Corvus Cosmetics Fire Gang on the outer half of the lid/lower lashline. The lashes are these ones from Born Pretty Store.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Barbarella Swatches & Review

Heirloom

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Heirloom Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Heirloom Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Heirloom Swatches & Review

Heirloom (permanent) is 'beige with silvery green iridescence and purple sparkles peeking through'. I have so much love for this eyeshadow! The green glow is incredible and the formula is very pigmented and easy to work with. Highly recommend. 

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Heirloom Swatches & Review

I've used Heirloom on the lid with Petit Fours Spectral Shift over smudged out black eyeliner on the lower lashline. On the inner corner I've used Glamour Doll Eyes Family Secret and the LORAC Pro Palette for crease & blending. The lashes are Ardell Accent 315s.

Darling Girl Cosmetics Eyeshadow - Heirloom Swatches & Review

Darling Girl products can be found on their website. I highly recommend the Darling Girl Glitter Haven Facebook group for sneak peeks and all the latest news and updates.

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