Darling Girl Cosmetics was my first visit to the world of indie cosmetics...and I WILL do it again. Between the phenomenal customer service and how much I friggin' love this blush.
Press samples are a smaller size, and housed in a plastic bag that shows the name as well as the ingredients in the product, which I liked.
On Darling Girl's Website, Yes, Virginia is described as a "lovely lilac pink". On my skin, it reads much more toward the lilac tone than the pink; which was exactly what I was looking for. The left swatch is built up, while the right is blended out.
I've never used a loose powder blush before, so I was kind of wary as to how the application would be. Turns out, it was a heck of a lot easier than I anticipated. Given, it was a bit more pigmented than the average powder blush - which isn't exactly the worst thing in the world.
The texture is very soft and finely milled and not in the least bit gritty, which definitely helped in the blending of the product. It didn't take too much work to get a good amount of color payoff, but it could also be toned down quite easily
In terms of wear time, it was average. On my oily skin it was starting to fade by 4 hours and worn off by 7, which is the benchmark for wear time on my skin. Nothing groundbreaking, but it didn't disappear too early.
This shade family is one that definitely draws me in; I do have some that are a bit similar, but nothing dupe worthy.
From left to right I have MAC Evening Stroll, Darling Girl Yes, Virginia, MAC Full Of Joy and MAC Unconventional. As you can see, they are all basically too different to warrant any kind of dupe-ness.
- Unique Shade.
- Great Pigmentation.
- Cruelty Free.
- Great Price.
- Can be overapplied.
As soon as I applied this, I fell in love. Somewhere between the fact that this is a shade I've been searching for forever and a day and how easy it was to apply...I might be buying like, three more.