Friday, May 31, 2013

Too Late For Love Deluxe Sample Giveaway

Win a deluxe sample set of the Too Late For Love collection. This collection is normally only available through Ebay’s Giving Works charity auction/buy it now listings. Enter here:
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You can share the contest each day for more entries. Here is a swatch of the collection by the dolls:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Courtney Couture: A Vintage Hollywood Icon Collection

If you’re a fan of Beauty by Charlie or Kiss & Makeup you may have seen our newest matte collection. Courtney Couture is a collection of mattes made specifically for Courtney’s Vogue contest.

Hollywood Icons

The collection features 4 matte shadows and 2 lipsticks. The colors were requested by Courtney of Kiss & Makeup, Elizabeth of Dotty Ann, and Lacy (who’s been poking me for mattes for ages). A big thank you to all of them for the inspiration!

To name this collection we had vintage Hollywood movie stars in mind. I still believe nothing says old school glamour like a classic Hollywood starlet. Audrey Hepburn was always the height of class and a lady, Marilyn Monroe was an iconic beauty, Elizabeth Taylor was gorgeous and bold, Ava Gardner was charming and mysterious, Grace Kelly was her namesake; graceful, and Sophia Loren was a fiery, exotic beauty.



  • Audrey – Black
  • Elizabeth – White
  • Ava – Nude
  • Grace - Cream


  • Sophia – Pink
  • Marilyn – Red

You can find the Vogue High Fashion contest by clicking here. Its currently ended but the collection will be available soon.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Color addicts welcome!: Dark Heart Designs!!

Color addicts welcome!: Dark Heart Designs!!: Hello lovelies!    I have a few updates since last post. First off I have decided to no longer promote for La Belle Boutiek. On the other h...

Tools of the Trade: Alcohol Spritzer


I’m going to keep it short today and share one of my tools of the trade.

One of my most used tools is a mister filled with Isopropyl Alcohol. I use it to sanitize my workspace, tools, to spray my gloves before I make products and more. You can use it to sanitize pressed powders and spritz a little on a used lipstick before wiping a layer off on a clean tissue or paper towel. I wouldn’t recommend using it on brushes or any loose types of cosmetics as it would make a mess and could ruin your brushes.

You can pick up an inexpensive mister at Wal-Mart or Sally’s Beauty Supply and Isopropyl Alcohol is available at any grocery, pharmacy, or dollar store.

For more tips and tricks visit our Pinterest boards here:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Where's my favorite Dark Heart product?!

Wondering where the rest of our product line is? Have no worry! They haven't bit the big one. I'm just trying to make sure that plenty of stock is made so that orders can be filled in a timely manner. No one wants to wait around forever for something they're excited for. Thanks for understanding while Dark Heart grows more efficient.


Here's an update on what I'm doing, and what the story is on some of your favorite products:

Stocking Products:

  • Liquid Shines: Now stocking (In stock in 1 week)
  • Face Primer: This is next on my list to stock (In stock in 1-2 weeks)
  • Lip sticks: Order tubes & make stock
  • Lip Gloss: Reformulate gloss base & make stock
  • Mascaras: Need to make stock
  • Eye Light Gel Liners: Reformulate shades containing blue pigment & make stock
  • Themed Collections: Need to make stock

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New Releases:


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Too Late for Love: A Valentine Collection


While I was unable to release the Dark Heart Valentine collection in time due to health reasons, the new collection will still be available. This year’s collection features two sparkly shadows and our first two matte shades that we’ve ever released.

When I made the V-day collection I had HIM’s song St Valentine playing in my head. In case you’re not familiar it, this is the chorus:

“Hey baby let me be your Valentine, St. Valentine...
Suck the sorrow out of you and try to keep the lie alive.
Like St. Valentine”

I decided to theme the whole collection based on some of my favorite HIM songs, two being themed towards lighter, uncomplicated types of love while the other two are darker in theme and color.

  • St. Valentine – A matte pink with a very subtle twist of lavender
  • In Joy and Sorrow – A shimmery beige-gold
  • Heartkiller – A deep matte brown
  • Wicked Game – A shimmery copper-brown

A few special editions of this collection came with two of our nail polish prototypes. They may return when we’re able to work on the polish line exclusively.

With FlashWithout

Swatches are by Ashley of ~Randomly Me~. The left is with flash and the right is without.

Where to buy:

This collection will be available primarily through Ebay’s Giving Works charity listings. I’ve wanted to donate and be involved with charities for a while now but I get so busy its hard to keep track of the funding. I want to make sure things are legitimately going to the charities they should be. By listing with Giving Works, they take care of all that and all I’ll have to do is set up the item and ship it once its sold.

I thought limiting this collection to charity would be a great way to support some good causes and make it even more special. Some sets will also be sponsored by some of your favorite artists.

The first set is sponsored by Katie Alves. You might know her from her amazing makeup scenes like the following:


You can find her sponsored collection listing here, where 60% of the final price goes to the Humane Society: