Review, Swatches & Dupes: Darling Girl Soft Focus Blush in The Magic Lamp

I’ve had an unusually unproductive week (and I feel like my ground state is pretty unproductive anyway)– highlights included a cocktail, a head cold, and two extremely long, extremely dense statutes from the Gracchan age. But what better way to bounce back than with some indie blush?

I’ve already reviewed a couple of purple powders— they’re rapidly becoming one of my things. This third one, Darling Girl’s The Magic Lamp, is from the brand’s Soft Focus range, meant to “blend into skin with no visible texture”, with a finish “somewhere between a matte and a satin”. Darling Girl describes it as a “mid-tone lavender with reddish undertones”.

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Availability: $5.90 for a full size or $2.50 for a petit from Darling Girl Cosmetics

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Review, Swatches & Dupes: Darling Girl Cosmetics Inner Glow Blush in Living Dead Gurl

I’ve been on a purple blush kick lately. Just broke out my sample of Fyrinnae Royalty a few days ago, and I’ve got another little jar of violet dust on my review queue for sometime later, this week or next. But for now, I think I’ve found it– a new Holy Grail shade! Here’s Darling Girl Cosmetics’ creepily-yet-campily named Living Dead Gurl.

Darling Girl Cosmetics is an indie beauty brand with a dizzying array of face products– in powder, cream, and gel, with finishes from shimmer to matte. They’ve got something like seven purples in their repertoire, so I foresee a lot of darling little purchases in my future. 

My favorite new Schrodinger’s Shade (forgive my punning) belongs to the Inner Glow range, which said to “impart a soft halo of color onto your cheeks” with a powder that “subtly reflects light and casts a luminous glow”. Living Dead Gurl is described as a “pinky purple with golden green iridescence”. It’s a kind of soft, candied lavender that layers well, laced with gilt-green microshimmer.

Availability: $5.90 for a full size or $2.50 for a petit from Darling Girl Cosmetics

Quantity: 10 grams for a full size or 3 grams for a petit

The little jar for Darling Girl Cosmetics Inner Glow Blushes

The little jar for Darling Girl Cosmetics Inner Glow Blushes

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