belated darling girl haul swatches

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dg_jars2I actually received this probably two weeks ago now, but am just now getting around to posting about it. I got distracted by perfume. (I am always distracted by perfume.)

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Swatched over DG Primped & Primed, except for Bodice Ripper and the blushes.

Chicka Chicka Boom: Pale golden champagne with soft pink glow and in certain lighting a green shift.

A really pretty, really sparkly light rose gold. On an angle it looks more brown, but in most lights it’s got a very rosy pink sheen.

Bodice Ripper: Soft dirtied plum, more on the plummy side than brown.

A medium matte plum.

Tip Taupe: Plummy taupe with purple sheen.

GWP. A taupe base with lots of violet shimmer.

Model Walk: Free sample, from an as yet unreleased collection! So no official description. It’s a slightly greyed green with lots of blue, green, and gold sparks.

Paradise Pink Soft Focus Blush: A gorgeous peachy pink.

A light peach with a satin finish. Very subtle, as you can tell. I prefer Fuji – this one is a bit too close to my skin tone to do much.

Mermaid’s Dream Soft Focus Blush: Bright reddish orange coral.

Strawberry red with a smattering of sparkle. This looks completely matte in the site swatch, so I was confused by the sparkle. I’m still not 100% sure it didn’t migrate over from somewhere else, but I don’t think that’s the case. Anyway, I adore the base color, but I do wish it were completely matte. Sometimes you can blend minor sparkles away, but in this one it’s actually more evident when it’s blended out.

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No slanty shot this time, but here they are in the shade. The colors are more true to life here.

Thoughts on Primped & Primed: This was my first experience with P&P. I used it here as an alternative to using primer and Pixie Epoxy together, and it performed reasonably well. As you can see, it definitely intensified the shadows and grabbed the sparkles reasonably well. By itself I don’t think it performs quite as well as PE in the sparkle-grabbing respect, but that’s not really a fair comparison since they’re different products. Darling Girl also makes a Pixie Epoxy-esque glitter adhesive called Glitter Glue that I will definitely be trying out at some point so I can make a more direct comparison.

I haven’t used it on my eyes yet, so I can’t comment on its performance as a primer.

dg_fujiparadiseBonus Fuji vs Paradise Pink Comparison Swatch: This was requested when I did my DG blush post, so here you go! They are similar in tone, but Paradise Pink (which I keep wanting to call Paradise Peach) is far more on the peach end of the spectrum while Fuji is a more yellow-based pink. I like both, but I think I prefer Fuji for myself.

Everything in this post is (or will be) available from Darling Girl Cosmetics.

2 thoughts on “belated darling girl haul swatches

  1. Charlene

    Yay! Thank you for posting comparison swatches :3 Oddly enough, I was wondering when you were gonna post this earlier today lol
    Wow, seeing the two side by side really makes Fuji look mega pink. I think I’ll probably pick up a mini of Paradise Pink (I understand the temptation to call it Paradise Peach, BTW :P) to see how it looks on my face.

    • Haha, I know, I’ve had the draft post ready for about a week but I kept spacing on the doing the comparison swatch. Fuji is definitely much pinker. Honestly until I got them on my skin together I thought they’d be more similar. I like both!

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