Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Darling Girl Nine Ghoul School Swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the product.

Darling Girl's Ghoul School collection has 15 shades, and I ordered 9 of them, which is amazing since I wear so few shades these days.   I ordered minis and also purchased the optional lid stickers, which are included with full sizes.  I was happy I had the option.

Shadows swatched with damp brush over TFSI.

unfocused to show sparkle

DG's color descriptions
Pearls & Chains: Light silvery pearl with gold undertones holographic sparkle
Goth Moth: Hot pink with pink sparkle
Vegan Vampire:  Deep magenta with silver iridescence, pink and violet sparkle
Snowboarding Cutie:  Pale icy blue with pink sheen, purple iridescence and blue sparkles

unfocused to show sparkle

DG's color descriptions
Nerd Glasses:  Matte dusty periwinkle base with black and pink sparkle
Scarisian Artist:  Light dusty lavender with pink undertones and pink sparkle
Rockstar Diva:  She is the sparkiest of them all with a sooty charcoal base and loaded with silver micro iridescence and a rainbow of holographic sparkle
Gothic Lolita: Deep purple with pink sheen and violet and purple sparkles
Siren Chic:  Blackened purple with just a touch of blue sheen and gold and copper sparkles

The remaining shades:
Egyptian Princess:  Molten orange-y gold filled with aqua sparkles
Equestrian Couture - Light dusty lavender base with strong turquoise flash and a blend of color shifting sparkles that flash pink, aqua to viole
Fierce Furry Fashionista - Plummy brown with soft red/violet sheen and pink and violet sparkle
Mermaid Beach Babe - Light teal green with gold tones and rainbow sparkle
Stitched in Style - Midtone greenish grey with turquoise iridescence and blue and red sparkles
Sugar Skulls - Light grey with green sheen, copper sparkle and a pinch of holographic pink sparkle

I should've picked up a mini of Fierce Furry Fashionista, will get one next time I order.  The other shades are colors I don't wear, orange/gold/copper, blues/aquas/teals/greens.  They do look really nice, the color descriptions and photos are very helpful.

Hope you've found the photos helpful, and thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lime Crime Cashmere Dupe - LA Splash Ghoulish?

nothing to disclose, I purchased the items.

We all love a good dupe, and here's one that's pretty close.  Cashmere is just ever so slightly more pink.  It also applied easier, with a slightly angled doe foot applicator, whereas Ghoulish has a longer, straight applicator. 

Two coats of each swatched on bare skin.  Photos taken inside, no flash.

Hope you've found these photos helpful, and thanks for looking.

LA Splash Ghoulish and Ravens Claw swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the product.

I bought Ravens Claw from the Smitten Liptint Mousse collection and Ghoulish from the Lip Couture collection.   Both were $11.98.    The label on each tube says "nt wt 0.10oz (3.0ml)" but this information does not seem to be anywhere easily located on their website.

I applied a layer and went over it back & forth with applicator so it would be even; went back and added a second coat once it was dry.  Swatched on bare skin, photos taken inside, no flash.

The doe foot applicator on Ravens Claw was wonderful, slight angle, while Ghoulish was longer and straight, which wasn't as nice to use.  Nothing to worry about, just made it harder to do a neat swatch. 

I haven't worn them yet other than a quick try on.  Ravens Claw is that super deep reddish shade I love.  Ghoulish is a shade I love on everyone else but it doesn't seem to suit me.  It needs a dark eye, I think.

Hope you've found the swatches helpful, and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Darling Girl - a few neutral swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the product shown.

I ordered a few Darling Girl neutral shades and received the last, Lil Ass Kicker, as a free gift with purchase.   It's rare that I order several shades and am impressed with them all; this is one of those times.

Shadows swatched over TFSI using dampened brush, photos taken inside, no flash

A "down the arm" shot so you can see the sparkle

Darling Girl's Color Descriptions:
Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft (from Who Ya Gonna Call collection) - light toasted tan with a hint of blue, red and gold iridescence

City Chic (from Paper Runway collection) - palest nude pink with gold sheen

Jeweled Taupe -  an amazing, metallic, bronzey taupe with multi-colored shimmer like tiny little jewels ribboned through it. (note you can find this by searching the shade name on DG's search feature, or by color, under taupe.)

Hot as Baelfire (from Fairy Tale Romance collection) - mid tone matte plummy brown

Lil Ass Kicker (gift with purchase) - GWPs change weekly, so this one's gone...but perhaps will return someday?

All of these shades are much more impressive in person; my photos really don't do them justice.  Use that as an excuse to place an order so you can see these for yourself.

Hope you've found the swatches helpful, and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NYX Simply Vamp lip cream Covet, Aphrodisiac, She Devil swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the items shown.

I bought these back at Christmas and just opened them!  I have to do a lipstick destash but can't do it until I've worn everything first, right?

Swatched on bare skin, inside photo, no flash

NYX's color decriptions:
Covet - light rust with red pearl (looks slightly metallic blood type red)
Aphrodisiac - light brown plum (looks burgundy red to me)
She Devil - deep plum

Haven't worn them yet, since I just opened them.  I have a feeling they'll survive the destash.

Hope you've found the swatches helpful, and thanks for looking.