What it is:
An iridescent smokey lavender mineral eyeshadow.
What it claims:
The Darling Girl (DG) website states that,
Whimsy is an interesting color…It’s an iridescent smokey lavender, but in certain lights you see flashes of gold and green. This is one of my favorite one color washes paired with a great liner and you are ready to go.
What is noteworthy:
The DG colours minerals have other uses too. The owner, Susan, offered these suggestions,
You can use lip approved shades as lip gloss that are incredibly long wearing, as well as beautiful. You can also dip a clear finger nail wand into the minerals and use as fingernail polish.
Another gorgeous duochrome eyeshadow from DG, Whimsy is a really complex shade. Depending on the light and angle, the eyeshadow changes from lavender, to gold, to green. I could have sworn I saw some blue, teal and pink shimmer too.
I think this was one of Susan’s earlier products, as the swatch photos are really tiny and hard to see, unlike her recent crystal clear swatches.
Now here’s the part that left me confused – The official description is smokey lavender, yet the colour from outside the ziplock baggie did not look like the description; my arm swatch looked nothing like the DG swatch on the site. I’m not sure if my skin tone had affected the colour (it shouldn’t though), but to me, Whimsy looked more like a plummy taupe with a little bit of grey in it.
Full size – 3/4 tsp of product in 5g jar
Petit – 1/4 tsp of product in 3g jar
Sample – 1/8 tsp of product in ziplock baggie
Full size – USD $4.00
Petit – USD $2.00
Sample – USD $0.60
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Stearate and Carmine
I’m not sure why there was such a big discrepancy in the swatches/colour, or if the colour I had gotten was indeed Whimsy. Nevertheless, it’s a really pretty shade and the duochrome effect is pretty awesome.
Disclosure: This product was not given to me by the brand for review purposes.