and one evening, I hit the jackpot! I was browsing through the Hair & Beauty tag and came to a sudden halt upon discovering an eyeshadow entitled Frankenstein. As a huge fan of the horror genre, I couldn't help but look into getting my hands on the ungodly creation. It turns out, darlinggirlcosmetics.com has also created Beetlejuice and Charmed eyeshadow collections. What?!
'How could my day possibly be topped' you may ask? The prices were extremely affordable. Whenever I come across an indie makeup brand; which isn't as often as I'd like, I feel it is in my best interest to start out small. Without the products having solid reviews, I didn't want to fish out the big bucks for full size products. Thankfully, the website offers a fairly priced sampler. For a little over $6 including shipping, you're able to choose 5 eyeshadow shades for your own testing needs. Seeing how I have sensitive skin & little to no experience with loose eyeshadow pigments, this is exactly what I did. Today I will be going over the shades I chose and my overall experience with Darling Girl Cosmetics.
First things first, shipping & customer service:
Due to DG Cosmetics being an independent brand, the shipping times are posted and may vary. However, I received my order in half of the estimated wait time. Charges for the United States are unbelievably affordable compared to many other beauty web stores coming in at around $2.75. The company also offers alternative shipping methods to make international pricing a bit more affordable to customers. Along with fast shipment, I was updated via email along the entire process.
My order included my five custom samples, ($4.00) and stunningly beautiful packaging along with a bunch of other goodies that Susan so kindly threw in.
All together, I received seven pigments. (6 samples & 1 full size)
Let's start with the full size 'sample' of Sovereign. I am so thankful that she threw this in, because it is possibly one of my favorite eye shadows. I'm not even sure if I came across it on the website, but if you have been paying attention to my posts for a bit... this is the exact color I've been searching for. Sovereign is basically everything I ever wanted in E.L.F's Raspberry Truffle. It is a rusted gold that can be pulled off as maroon in certain light. Love, love, love!
Next, we'll jump into the Beetlejuice collection with Sandworm. I honestly wanted each and every one of these eye shadows, so picking through them was pretty difficult. Sandworm is described as a silvery-grey, but I'm pulling more of a golden toned grey. In certain lighting this can come across as a transparent shimmer.
Melancholy isn't a shade I was too impressed with. It is very bronzy, and I felt the need to pack it on when I swatched it. I'm not saying I wouldn't use it, because I would and probably will. I just feel like I've seen it before and could have lived without it.
Overall, I would give DG Cosmetics an 10 out of 10! Finding a business that runs so smoothly on such a small level is an achievement on it's own. Finding all of that and great products? That is all a girl could ask for. I would definitely recommend this brand to anyone looking for some unique and exquisite shadows, and I plan to continue doing business with Darling Girl again.