Are you a Doll?



Hello Everyone!

Sorry that the shop hiatus has been a bit longer than expected. Lots of life events happening, but have no fear Dark Heart Designs grand Re-Opening is fast approaching. 2013 is going to be the best year yet with lots new products and collections in the works.

Along with all the new and revamped things we are putting together a new promoter program. We are proud to officially announce The Dark Heart Dolls. It is not your normal promoter program but more of a job. The rewards are well worth it and you get to join a family. Here are some of the program features:

  • a great discount on products
  • special reasonably priced promoter packs
  • inside knowledge of upcoming products
  • member only exclusive contests
  • a community of active, like minded individuals
  • special events
  • a positive environment to learn, support, and grow
  • Membership in the Dolls’ Facebook group

Plus you get to help develop some of these great new products. We are looking for girls, boys, ladies, and lady boys (if you love Drag Race like I do!) of all skill levels and walks of life. Also, we maintain a no bully/code of conduct policy in order to keep judgment or negativity in check. These are just some of the great perks Dolls receive. If you have any interest or question please e-mail us me at Watch this blog and the fanpage here: for the application form and more details in the next few days.


Q: Where is Dark Heart?


A: On Vacation! After our big Black November sale (and I mean big! It did way better than expected and took me quite a while to catch back up), I got pretty burned out and decided I needed a break.

Rest assured it’s not permanent. Although I had some health concerns lately and wasn’t sure I would be able to reopen, I’m improving and ready to start working on DHD again. At this time I don’t have a set reopening date. I have a time frame that I’d like to meet, but there are products and other things I want to do before I get bogged down with orders. I have a little time now, so I want to complete some things before returning.

In the meantime, while we’re working on tons of new Dark Heart goodies you can stay updated on our Facebook Fanpage here: Myself and the other girls that help me tend to answer there pretty regularly so please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you my lovelies!

November Promotions at Dark Heart: Black November!

It’s not Black Friday here. It’s Black November! Instead of having a huge sale on Black Friday, we’re having one all month long. Stock up on your old favorites, or try some of the new product lines, including the blushes and highlighters.


November Promotions:

• Color of the Month ($2.99): Vampire Heart
• Discount of the Month: 50% off the entire shop with code “BlkNovember”
• Free Product of the Month: A random blush sample

Available here:

Alternative Pop Art Contest


This contest is inspired by Carissa Rose Art.

You can find her Facebook page here & her shop here
Entries will be posted on the Dark Heart Designs fanpage here & pinterest page here


Deadline Extended!

Contest will start 11/01/12 and end on 02/30/13 at 12:00 am EST. Winners will be announced no later than 03/09/13.


The grand prize winner will receive one full size set of our new Horror Story Halloween duochrome sparkle collection based on American Horror Story, which includes 6 eye shadow shades and 2 Lip Slicks gloss shades and a signed set of 3 8×10 prints of their choice from Carissa’s etsy store. The runner up will receive a sample set of the Horror Story collection and a signed 8×10 print from Carissa’s etsy store, and if we have enough entries, we’ll also have a fan’s choice award for everyone’s favorite.


To enter this contest, you must browse Carissa Rose’s gallery or shop, and find an image to base your look on. I’m looking for character as well as makeup. Please try to recreate the art as closely as possible. I can understand if you can’t get all the paint spots, but I’d like you to be inspired by the color and subject matter. The more complete your entry, the higher points you will receive. Entries of all levels will be accepted.


-This contest is open to all participants.
-You must be 18 years of age, or have your parents permission to enter.
-Your photo must say Dark Heart & Carissa Rose Art somewhere on yourself or on a sign.
-When submitting, please let me know which art piece inspired you so we can compare
-You may enter as many times as you like, but you may only win one prize.
-Do not create another account to enter.
-We reserve the right to disqualify any entry for any reason that we see fit.
-Do not post hate comments.
-Do not alter your makeup in photoshop or any other photo editing software.
(Watermarks & blemish removal are acceptable)
-Disregard for any of the rules will result in immediate disqualification.
-Any negative comments will be deleted. If you don’t have anything nice to say, try to say it in a nice way, or just don’t say it at all.

Entries can be submitted by attaching your photos to a Facebook fanpage message, or emailing them to

Winners of first and grand prizes will be picked by a panel of judges, including Carissa Rose, and the fan favorite will be voted upon by the public. You will be judged on how well your entry fits the theme, your creativity, and character execution.

This contest is not endorsed, or associated with Deviantart, Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, or WordPress.

My first order from and review of Dark Heart Designs

My first order from and review of Dark Heart Designs

via My first order from and review of Dark Heart Designs.

Fan Appreciation Giveaway


We recently made it to 3,000+ fans on our Facebook fanpage. I’m so excited to be able to reach this milestone. I can’t thank everyone enough. From the people who have been there since the beginning, to the new fans and friends I’ve met recently, it’s been a wonderful journey, and I thank you so much for being a part of it!

Please take a moment to enter the fan appreciation contest for a chance to win a $25 gift card. All you have to do is click the image, and fill out the rafflecopter form.

Blog Much?



I don’t post here no where near as often as I’d like to. I believe that’s simply because I don’t know what to post. I’m always trying to figure out what everyone would prefer to read, or find helpful. Instead I just don’t post at all. I plan to just post more of what’s on my mind and what I’m working on, rather than waiting for a brilliant idea that requires lots of research and planning to write about.

In other news, the photo in this post is of the new Halloween collection, inspired by the new TV show American Horror Story. I’ll be posting photos of each color on our Facebook Fanpage this week. I hope you’ll click over and help us pick out names for them!


September Promotions at Dark Heart



September promotions:

  • Color of the Month ($2.99): Siren’s Song
  • Discount of the Month: Free Shipping on orders over
    $10 with code “SeptFree”
  • Free Product of the Month: A randomly chosen color of the new Liquid Shine collection.

Dark Heart Designs Swatch Program



What I’m looking for:

I’m trying to collect swatches of all Dark Heart products on varying skin tones, types, and ages.

As of now, I’m only going to be accepting 1-2 people for each tone, type, and age group. That still leaves plenty of openings, but please don’t be disappointed if you don’t make it into the program. As the company grows, there will be more opportunities to work with Dark Heart.


Please only do one color per photograph so that each color can be grouped into a collage picture for their respective product listings.

There is no specific size or shape necessary for swatches, but please keep the size to a normal application area (ie. nothing over 2 inches in width or height), make sure the swatch is centered, and try to get the swatches the same size as much as possible.

I’m going to start swatching the shadows first. You will be sent 5 colors to
start with. When you complete those colors, more will be sent.

Rules of swatching:

  • The program is free, but you will only receive 5 samples to start with. That number will increase as you successfully finish more swatches.
  • You must complete your swatches in a timely manner to receive more.
  • Failure to complete swatches will result in your dismissal from the program, as well as being banned from any other programs, giveaways, contests, etc at Dark Heart.
  • Exceptions will be made in extreme cases, or you can reenter the program by purchasing the set of samples that you failed to finish at regular store price.

Copy the following to an email and send it to with the subject swatch program.


Email/Contact information:

Skin Type: (ie. Normal, oily, etc.)

Age group: (for swatch purposes and how the color appears on different people)

Using the linked photos as a guide, what is closest to your skintone? (scroll up or down to load more colors/skintones)

Please include a couple of photos of swatches that you have done. Photos should be good quality (not blurry or grainy), with decent lighting and color balance (no red/orange photos). Some photography tips can be found on our pinboard here:

Any other questions can be emailed to me and I will happily answer them. Thank you for your interest, and I hope to work with you all soon!

Dark Heart & Soylicious* Sponsored Giveaway

This month, you can enter to win the four shadows from the Halloween on Christmas collection (Rag Doll, Bone Daddy, Ghost Dog, and The Mayor), as well as a pack of Soylicious wax tarts, and a sample of the new melter gems.


*Soylicious products are sponsored  by Amanda M, a Soylicious consultant.

Click the link to go to the widget and enter! Any questions or comments can be emailed to me at

Enter Here!