Review: Darling Girl “Oh The Horror!” Halloween Limited Edition Eyeshadow Collection
To start, I want to make a simultaneous apology and not-at-all-an-apology for what was and will continue to be more sporadic posting than y’all are used to. I got a new job (I’m working for Early Head Start) and they wanted me to begin right away, but I had to give two weeks notice for my old job… so I’m just working two full-time jobs right now. As a result, I have been coming home and thinking, “Fuck blogging! My readers can go peruse my archives or something.” (Sleepy hellocampcomfort.com is less polite than Full Functioning hellocampcomfort.com.) Anyways, please do keep that in mind. My schedule should be more normal in a couple of weeks and then I can get back to being the anal retentive lady you all know and love.
Luckily, my drowsiness is occasionally interrupted by super spectacularly pretty eyeshadows. I actually originally saw that Darling Girl “Oh The Horror!” Halloween Collection on facebook. The very first color on the list was Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, which is this vibrant canary yellow. I immediately thought, “I need to own all of these colors.” It was a wise decision.
The full Halloween collection contains 22 eyeshadows. I’m also swatching All the Pumpkin, which was the sample that I got with my order. The collection is incredibly well-designed, with a big variation of colors ranging from bright to neutral. It has highlights, it has crease colors… There are also lots of unique shades.
I also love the square jars, which I think really set these shadows apart from some of the other indie eyeshadows that I have tried.
|From left to right: Death by Unicorn, I am Pain, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, Camp Blood|
Death by Unicorn is a frosty baby pink with some silvery shimmer. This is one of my favorite colors in the whole lot!
I am Pain is a baby blue with a metallic sheen.
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman is a straight-up traffic yellow.
Camp Blood is a warm, tin foil silver.
|From left to right: the Invisible Man, Heads Will Roll, Here’s Johnny, The Count|
Invisible Man is a pale lilac with teal glitter.
Heads Will Roll is a dusty, medium purple.
Here’s Johnny is a maroon-based purple.
The Count is a glowing royal purple.
|From left to right: the Mummy, the Boogeyman, Frankenstein, Sleep Kills, Lonely Assassins|
The Mummy is a metallic gold with a green iridescence. This is my favorite of the “neutrals”.
The Boogeyman is a taupe with pink glitter.
Frankenstein is a coppery gray.
Sleep Kills is a warm medium brown.
Lonely Assassins is an ashy gray with pink and green glitter.
|From left to right: Monster Within, King Kong, Go Go Godzilla, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Seven Days Later|
Monster Within is a black with turquoise and green glitter.
King Kong is a dark green with blue-green glitter.
Go Go Godzilla is a grass green with gold sparkle.
Creature from the Black Lagoon is an aquamarine with golden glitter.
Seven Days Later is a silver with both a turquoise and a pink sheen.
|Bathed in Blood, Bad Ash, Ripley’s Cat, Pumpkinhead, All the Pumpkin|
Bathed in Blood is a pearly medium red with pink glitter.
Bad Ash is a carrot orange with silver glitter.
Ripley’s Cat is a coral with a pink and gold shift.
Pumpkinhead is a dark, reddish orange.
All the Pumpkin is a copper-y orange with a ton of gold.
As always, I swatched these guys without primer. This is something that I sort of struggle with, because the rationale for using “two swipes no primer” is so that weak pigmentation is immediately evident to the reader. However, I have never had a pigmentation problem with loose shadows, and a bit of primer or Pixie Epoxy shows the color of the shadows a lot better. Let me know if you have strong feelings about the way that I do my swatches and I’ll do my best to accommodate reader desires.
|The Boogeyman (no primer on left, over Pixie Epoxy on right)|
Here are a few looks that I have done using the Darling Girl “Oh the Horror!” Halloween Collection:
I am super pleased with this purchase and would definitely order from Darling Girl again. In fact, if the option is available (the Darling Girl store is currently closed), I may re-order Death By Unicorn, I am Pain, the Invisible Man, and the Mummy in full-size versions because they are unbelievably pretty and I know I’m going to use them up in no time.
The quarter of a teaspoon of product in these petite jars weighed in at 0.7g/0.025oz. The individual shades, then, are a nice, even $100 per ounce for the mini-size. I did order a full size shadow from the Darling Girl permanent collection to compare, but it seems that I was mistakenly sent a petite jar. Assuming, though, that the full-sizes are, in fact, three times the petite sizes, they would weigh 2.1g/0.075 and, at $5.90 a jar, cost $78.67 per ounce.