Review - Darling Girl Cosmetics DuoChrome Blush in Purple Haze

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Note - I received this product to review as part of a discounted press sample set. All opinions and words are my own. If you have any more questions regarding the subject, visit my Disclosure page.

So yeah, I'm basically loving Darling Girl Cosmetics. This one brand has taken someone who nearly never uses pigments and given me new life. I'm a reformed woman! 

I've reviewed Yes, Virginia Soft Focus Blush here as well as posted my last Darling Girl Cosmetics Haul here. I've since placed an order for more products, so keep your eyes peeled for that in the coming weeks.

I. Am. In. Love. With. This. Brand. Simple as pie. I'm hard to please but between the great quality of the products, approachable prices and the customer service that I've already raved about - and not to mention I NEVER buy makeup online - I'm just hooked.

I had to have Purple Haze for two major reasons - Jimi Hendrix (c'mon people!) and well, its purple - like you didn't see that coming.

My press sample baggie has the name of the product as well as the ingredients listed in plain sight. I like that. I'm not 100% sure what the full size packaging looks like, but I'll definitely let you know when I receive my full size of Yes, Virginia! (Yeah, I already ordered one.)

Let us just take in the amount of pigmentation in the above photograph. That was ONE GO! Albeit unblended, but I wasn't swatching and swatching to build this to the intense color payoff that you see. OH EM GEE. To the left as well, you can see this blended; which it actually blended quite well.

Darling Girl Cosmetics describes the shade as a "vibrant red/violet with a soft red/pink afterglow" and that it is a "very subtle duochome". It reads like a violet toned magenta on my skin with not much of a noticeable shift (as the description warned me of). There was a bit of micro-glitter, but when applied it did nothing to accentuate my pores, which thrilled me as that was my fear. I thought this shade may have been a replacement dupe for my very sadly discontinued MAC Coygirl, but it definitely has more purple tones and is much more vibrant. Given, when applied they look similar, they are not dupes.

The wear of this shade was a touch longer than that of Yes, Virginia - which i had expected given the depth of color this shade had. It definitely had some crazy color payoff, but it also blended easily on my skin.



- Phenomenal pigmentation.
- Microglitter in the finish without accentuating pores.
- Blends very well.


- Incredible pigmentation can be easily overdone.

The strength of this shade makes it more of a bold choice against my very fair skin, but I'm very glad I picked this one up. Its bold, but stunning. I do need to stress a light hand when applying this one as well, but I really liked the versatility of this shade. It blends well enough to be an office friendly choice, but definitely has the strength of pigment to be used in editorial and avant garde looks. Well done, Darling Girl, well done.


And now, let us enjoy the musical masterpiece that is the namesake of this product. 

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