Saturday, March 20, 2010

A note about Dark Heart Designs

First off, I want to thank everyone for their support. Especially Jeni, Jes, and Ame. The site and store wouldn't look half as good without their help. I'm so happy that I've finally found something that I enjoy doing, and I have such wonderful friends. The next step will be just to get the company off it's feet.

I've revamped to add in all the makeup projects I've taken on recently. I've also created a facebook fan page here: and an etsy shop here: So far, all I have on there are my eyeshadows. I just have to decide if I want to work on pressed shadows, blushes, or lip glosses next. I've got so many things I want to do, but until I start selling some things, I won't have the funding to do so.

With that being said, I'd be more then happy to send people samples if they at least have the intention of buying something. However, much as I'd like too, I can't send free full size products to people. I'm a college student, I have my own apartment, and I'm trying to support myself. I can't afford to keep buying supplies out of my personal funds. If I'm going to make a business out of selling the products I create, they have to be able to pay for the next set of supplies.

Etsy shop!

I finally created an etsy shop for the products I have now. There is only a few eye shadows on there now but I'll add more as Jeni finishes the photos. She's been such a great help in all this. I'm hoping to add pressed shadows, blushes, lip glosses, and finishing powders soon. Anyways, here's a preview:

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pressed Powder Experiments

I spent the past weekend playing around with my powder pressing goodies. It's taken some work and some getting used to but I like making them and I think I'll start selling them as well.

I've found that pressed shadows do not sparkle as well as the loose pigments. They're easier if you intend on using more then one shadow for a look. Tooting one palette is a lot more convenient then tooting 4 or more jars.

I was also thinking about combining colors or marbling two or more colors in one pan. It would make the amount of colors that can go in a pan double. I do believe that will be my next project after the move. I'd really like to be able to offer all of the loose pigment colors in a pressed version with a four color custom palette and color and/or marbling as an option. Hopefully I can add that to my site soon.