I ordered four items from the Halloween collection, managing to restrain myself with that annoying little, 'You do NOT need more eyeshadows!' voice inside my head. I also ordered two colour correcting concealer samples out of curiosity as I've been eyeing them up for ages! The 'Gift with Purchase' for spending over $10 was also included, along with two eyeshadow samples.
[[ GWP Monarch, Smoking Gun, Ghost Light, ON-X, Apparition ]]
LOOK AT 'APPARITION' AND 'ON-X'. They're just so gorgeous! Don't let the swatches fool you into thinking I'm just being giddy, these colours are both more complex than I could capture. Well...perhaps not complex, just...sparklier! But we like sparkles. Yes? Yes we do. ON-X is a smokey black base shot through with multi-coloured shimmer and glitz, 'Apparition' is a bright silver with orange glitter and pink-green sparkle. I'll be pairing them up for bonfire night :D
[[ Poison Plum, Vampire's Kiss, Lemon colour corrector, Salmon colour corrector ]]
The colour correctors haven't been a big success for me so far - they're far too oily for under my eyes. They're very sheer, so blending them out fully gives more of a tinted pearl effect than a correcting colour wash, so any benefit of using them goes straight out of the window! I'll probably be using up these samples as subtle cheek highlights. 'Vampire's Kiss' holo-gloss really appealed to my dark side - sheer black gloss loaded with fine pink and purple glitter. In some lights, the tube shows a green-gold sheen, which isn't evident on the lips - but it's still pretty awesome!
Have you been buying any Darling Girl lately? Or from any indie Halloween collections?