Darling Girl Eyeshadows - Chemical Warfare, Black Hole Sun, Krampus, Splendor and Alright, Ma! Swatches & Review

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Darling Girl Eyeshadows - Chemical Warfare, Black Hole Sun, Krampus, Splendor and Alright, Ma! Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Cosmetics is reopening on the 25th and I couldn't be more excited! There are new Spectral Shifts coming out and I want to pick up more of the Spectral Shift Illuminating Cremes too (I'll have to share the ones I have already here ASAP - they are DIVINE), plus more of the MILF mattes. Is anything on your wishlist? Today I've got five eyeshadows swatched & reviewed to help you compile a list.

Product size:
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 ($7USD). Petits are packaged in 3g jars with approximately 1/4 tsp of product ($3.25USD). 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; 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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Chemical Warfare

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Chemical Warfare Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Chemical Warfare Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Chemical Warfare Swatches & Review

Chemical Warfare is a mustard gold with gold glitter and aqua sparkles. I'd previously overlooked this in the permanent range and probably would have continued to do so if a sample baggie hadn't arrived with one of my orders. I loooove anything mustard so I don't know how this escaped my attention in the first place but I'll never make that mistake again! Chemical Warfare is highly pigmented with glitter that adheres well with or without a sticky base, and is easy to apply and blend. I'm already thinking about how to use it next!

Black Hole Sun

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Black Hole Sun Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Black Hole Sun Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Black Hole Sun Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Black Hole Sun Swatches & Review

Black Hole Sun (permanent) is described as a 'blackened orange with copper iridescence'. Wowza, this is gorgeous. I was a little scared of how dark it looked in the jar but the dark semi-matte base blends out easily and gives Black Hole Sun plenty of depth. Plus, since the finish is more satin than metallic on its own, I found it to be a great crease option when I incorporated it into the look below. Over a sticky base, the copper shimmer comes to the forefront and gives Black Hole Sun a metallic look.

Krampus

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Krampus Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Krampus Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Krampus Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Krampus Swatches & Review

Krampus (discontinued) is a pale, silvery beige with silver shimmer and blue sparkles. This was part of last year's limited edition holiday collection, which I threw in my cart without much consideration (limited edition, Darling Girl, sparkly = gonna love it) but once I received it and swatched it, I fell in love. It's silvery without being too cool-toned for my skin and the blue sparkles are less pronounced than in Bubbles (one of my favourite DG shades for inner corner highlighting), instead peeking through more shyly. A perfectly ethereal option to have in my arsenal, with a faultless formula, to boot (no primer used on my inner corner below). 

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Krampus, Chemical Warfare, Black Hole Sun Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Krampus, Chemical Warfare, Black Hole Sun Swatches & Review

For this look, I've used Chemical Warfare on the lid, Black Hole Sun on the crease, outer third of the lid and to darken outer third of lower lashline, Get A Room to blend out Chemical Warfare, We're Not Sheep on browbone, Breaktheinternet on the crease and lower lashline and Krampus on the inner corner. The lashes are these faux mink ones from Ebay in the style A12

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Krampus, Chemical Warfare, Black Hole Sun Swatches & Review

Splendor

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Splendor Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Splendor Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Splendor Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Splendor Swatches & Review

Splendor (permanent) is a medium lavender with a mostly matte base and strong pink sheen. The matte base makes it a bit fussier over the sticky primer in the swatch but I found it more cooperative on the lid, just make sure to pat it on, no sweeping. The intense pink shimmer is truly gorgeous!

Alright, Ma!

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Alright, Ma! Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Alright, Ma! Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Alright, Ma! Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Alright, Ma! Swatches & Review

Alright, Ma! (discontinued) is described as a 'blue based purple with color shifting glitter, shifting from red, orange to yellow in certain lights'. This was part of the Nerdvana collection (inspired by the Big Bang Theory) that was discontinued quite awhile ago and I remember tossing up whether I really needed another purple eyeshadow at the time that the discontinuation was announced. The answer was no, but I'm glad I pulled a YOLO and bought it anyway as it's become my favourite Darling Girl purple. The color shifting glitter makes it the most amazing sparkle bomb, with the colour shift showing predominantly red/fuchsia to my eye, a perfect pairing to the blue sparkles. Best used over a sticky base. 

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Alright, Ma! Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Alright, Ma! Swatches & Review

This is one of my favourite DG looks of all time! I used Lemonade Spectral Shift on the inner half of the lid and inner corner, Splendor on the center of the lid, Alright, Ma! on the outer V and lower lashline,  Love Arrow on the crease and #breaktheinternet and Between the Sheets to blend out. The lashes are these faux mink ones from Ebay in the style A12

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Alright, Ma! Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Eyeshadow - Alright, Ma! 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.
Which of these is your favourite?

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