Darling Girl Cosmetics Review and Swatches

Darling Girl Cosmetics is one of my favorite indie makeup brands.  I know I've mentioned a few specific colours in favorites posts, but I can't believe how long it's taken me to get the actual review and swatches done!  Susan, the owner, is, if you'll excuse the pun, a real darling, and her eye shadows are some of my favorites.  Shadows are sold in two sizes: petit ($2.50) and full size ($5.90).  There are also sample packs available.  According to the website:
 Full sizes are packaged in 5g jars with approximately 3/4 tsp of product. Petits are packaged in 3g jars with approximately 1/4 tsp of product. Samples are packaged in 2x2 zip lock baggies with approximately 1/8 tsp of product.

My mini jars looking pretty in rows
In terms of quality, Darling Girl makes some of the best eye shadows out there.  Everything, including the more glittery shades, is pigmented and very smooth to apply.  They also wear wonderfully.  Even on days when I've skipped primer, I've had very little problem with creasing.

Now, onto the swatches...this might get a bit picture heavy!

(L to R) Be Mine, Moves Like Mick Jagger, Frolic

(L to R) Electric Lady, Exhale, Sugar Plum

(L to R) Masquerade, Creampuff, Surfrider

(L to R) Surfrider, New Grass, Texas Tea

(L to R) Smoking Gun, Polaris, Deery Lou

(L to R) Cozy nights, Cococat, Dr Pepper Cake

(L to R) Harvest Moon, Chai, Snuggle

(L to R) Donner, Blitzen, Enchanted

The Bottom Line
I'd highly recommend Darling Girl Cosmetics.  Their eye shadows are fabulous quality and they have a ton of colours.  They're also one of the more fun companies to keep an eye on, since Susan is constantly coming out with new products and colours.  One thing to keep in mind is that Darling Girl is basically a one woman show, so turn around time can be a little high at times. (It's currently at 14-16 business days.)  It might not be the best place to order if you need something immediately, but other than that, don't let it turn you off...it's definitely 100% worth the wait!  



  1. Wow, Susan's not messing around with those colors. They're all so vibrant (and reasonably priced)! I'll definitely have to order some. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Great swatches! I always hear such good things but haven't tried DG out quite yet.

  3. I am in love with masquerade and snuggle!
    lovely swatches :)