Notoriously Morbid May 2016 Vanishing Cabinet Swatches & Review

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Notoriously Morbid May 2016 Vanishing Cabinet Swatches & Review

As I'm writing this in snatched moments between other tasks, I'll skip my usual drivel today and dive right into the next in my series of long lost Vanishing Cabinet posts! This is May 2016's lineup, which was inspired by the movie Crybaby. I remember watching it once in my teens but my memory of it is pretty hazy so I had to look up a lot of these references!

About the subscription:
The Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly subscription service from US based indie brand Notoriously Morbid. The amount of products included seems to vary, but there's typically three to four products in each and occasionally six in special VCs. It's $13.25USD within the US and $20USD for international (including shipping), so a very reasonable monthly treat! You can sign up for the wait list here or purchase a one month trial (while available) here. Overstock is occasionally posted here.

All swatches are applied to bare skin (on the left) and over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (on the right) using a patting motion and photographed under daylight bulbs.

Notoriously Morbid May 2016 Vanishing Cabinet Swatches & Review

Crybaby

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Notoriously Morbid Crybaby Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Crybaby Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Crybaby Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Crybaby Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Crybaby is an icy white loaded with aqua shimmer and sparkles. Words cannot describe how much I love this eyeshadow, suffice to say that it was difficult narrowing down a makeup look to show it off as I've used it a lot! It's equally blindingly beautiful with or without a base and blends perfectly. I love it as a cheek highlighter too; although glittier than I usually opt for on cheeks, the blue sheen is just so pretty.
If you love Crybaby as much as I do, you'll be pleased to see that it was made a permanent part of the NM collection as a pressed mini highlighter. It's been out of stock for a while but hopefully, it will be back soon!

Notoriously Morbid Crybaby Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Here I've used He's Going Through Changes for the transition, Each Buries His Own on the crease, I Will Fight on the outer half of the lid and lower lashline, Bubble Popper on the inner half of the lid and Crybaby on the inner corner. The lashes are faux mink ones from Ebay in the style A12.
Notoriously Morbid Crybaby Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Hatchetface


Notoriously Morbid Hatchetface Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Hatchetface Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Hatchetface Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Hatchetface Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Hatchetface is a cherry red with pink shimmer and silver sparkles. I anticipated staining with this shade given its vibrancy, but happily, there were no issues there. This one benefits from a sticky base, but as you can see from the sparkle in the lip look below (no adhesives used, only the dry lipstick beneath), it holds its own well, too. 

Notoriously Morbid Hatchetface Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Here's a lip look I did using Sanguine Addiction Mystic Matte in the center of my lips, Bloody Kisses on the outer edges and Hatchetface patted over top. 

Notoriously Morbid Hatchetface Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

For this Christmassy look, I mixed Hatchetface with a foiling serum and used it as my eyeliner, with Shenanimonkey (discontinued) all over the lid, Scotland the Brave on the lower lashline, Bunnies Frighten Me on the inner corner, Step Out of the Shadows highlighter on the browbone and She's Got Gidget Hair for the transition. The lashes are faux mink ones from Ebay in the style A19.

Notoriously Morbid Hatchetface Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

High School Hellcat


Notoriously Morbid High School Hellcat Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid High School Hellcat Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid High School Hellcat Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid High School Hellcat Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

High School Hellcat is a matte black loaded with blue shimmer and fine blue, teal, pink and purple sparkles. Over a sticky base or mixed with a foiling serum, it takes on a more navy appearance. I found it really easy to work with and I'm longing to incorporate it into another look soon!

Notoriously Morbid High School Hellcat Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Here, I've used Hallelujah all over the lid and lower lashline, He's Going Through Changes and She's Got Gidget Hair to blend out, Doll's Eye on the crease, So Goes My Nation on the browbone, Luck Dragon on the inner corner and High School Hellcat foiled for liner. The lashes are these ones from Ebay in the style LD202.
Notoriously Morbid High School Hellcat Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Scrape


Notoriously Morbid Scrape Mystic Matte Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Scrape Mystic Matte Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Scrape Mystic Matte Swatches & Review

Scrape is a warm pinky-brown. It's very opaque, applies smoothly and has great lasting power (five hours) so there's little wonder that it has been a lasting favourite for me! The hint of mauve sets Scrape apart from similar shades in my collection while remaining the perfect workhorse neutral. I only wish it was permanent!

Notoriously Morbid Scrape Mystic Matte Swatches & Review


What do you think of these shades? Anything you wish would make a return?

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Lani

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Notoriously Morbid April 2016 Vanishing Cabinet Swatches & Review

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Notoriously Morbid April 2016 Vanishing Cabinet Swatches & Review

As I rapidly approach being two years behind on Vanishing Cabinets (yikes!), the need to redouble my efforts is a much-needed kick up the butt, a scenario which seems to summarize my blogging life in general right now! Blogging with small children has always been a challenge but now that my youngest is mobile enough to cause mischief, yet not old enough for sustained play with her brothers, I find the whole blogging lark more of a strain than a joy. Coupled with my recent crusade to complete a lot of handmade Christmas gifts (while underestimating how long cross stitch patterns take to complete, to a laughable degree), I seem to be permanently hovering around the burnt out zone. Frankly, this sucks, as blogging does give me a lot of joy when I have more time for it, and while I keep toying with the idea of stopping altogether, I find that I really don't want to. So for now, I think I'll take things one day at a time, try not to be too hard on myself and keep working on finding that elusive balance. 

So, the April 2016 Vanishing Cabinet's theme, as you may have gathered from the labels, is Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother to Dragons from Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire. I'm even more behind on GOT than I am on the blog, so no spoilers please!! #foreverbehind

About the subscription:
The Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly subscription service from US based indie brand Notoriously Morbid. The amount of products included seems to vary, but there's typically three to four products in each and occasionally six in special VCs. It's $13.25USD within the US and $20USD for international (including shipping), so a very reasonable monthly treat! You can sign up for the wait list here or purchase a one month trial (while available) here. Overstock is occasionally posted here.

All swatches are applied to bare skin (on the left) and over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (on the right) using a patting motion and photographed under daylight bulbs.

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Stoic

Notoriously Morbid Stoic Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Stoic Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Stoic Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Stoic Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Stoic is a bright, grassy green with red and gold shimmer. The red shimmer absolutely glows once you get it over a sticky base, it's just gorgeous! It was fairly pigmented on its own, too, and blended out easily. 

Notoriously Morbid Stoic Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Stoic Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

For this look, I've used Stoic on the inner half of the lid and lower lashline,Welcome to Vinnland on the outer half of the lid and lower lashline, Pay What Is Owed dabbed over the inner third of the lid, Osteomancy highlighter on the inner corner, WWBD for the transition, Mayor Monster on the crease and It's the White Hats for the browbone. The lashes are from Ebay in the style A15.

Notoriously Morbid Stoic Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Protective Aggressor

Notoriously Morbid Protective Aggressor Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Protective Aggressor Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Protective Aggressor Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Protective Aggressor Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Protective Aggressor is a rich burgundy with red sheen and gold sparkles. It performed similarly to Stoic, faring best over a sticky base but still perfectly workable alone, too. The red shimmer ties it together well.

Notoriously Morbid Protective Aggressor Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Protective Aggressor Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

I used Visions on the inner third of the lid here with Power of Orange Knickers on the centre of the lid and lower lashline, Protective Aggressor on the outer third of the lid, Baroness on the outer V, 5 by 5 on the crease, He's Going Through Changes as a transition and Harlequin highlighter on the inner corner. The lashes are Ardell Demi Wispies.

Notoriously Morbid Protective Aggressor Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Pretentious Namesake

Notoriously Morbid Pretentious Namesake Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Pretentious Namesake Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Pretentious Namesake Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Pretentious Namesake Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Pretentious Namesake is a pale gold with red shimmer and golden sparkles which seem to shift to green at certain angles. It's tied with Stoic for my favourite of this VC as it's so blingy yet versatile!

Notoriously Morbid Pretentious Namesake Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

For this look I used Top That on the lid, Boca Del Infierno and 314 on the crease and lower lashline, Logic Boy for the transition and Pretentious Namesake on the inner corner. The lashes are these Red Cherry 217 dupes from Ebay.

Notoriously Morbid Pretentious Namesake Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Stormborn

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Notoriously Morbid Stormborn Mystic Matte Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Stormborn Mystic Matte Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Stormborn Mystic Matte Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Stormborn Mystic Matte Swatches & Review

Stormborn is a midtone mauve with fine red, silver and green shimmers, with the silver and red being the most visible to my eye (though still subtle). It's slightly sheer to allow the sparkle to show through but builds up smoothly and lasts well - about six hours on me. No feathering or sparkle migration either; no wonder it was such a hit when it was released!

Notoriously Morbid Stormborn Mystic Matte Swatches & Review


I really liked this VC, even though it took me a shamefully long time to get round to trying Stoic, as you may have gathered from the pictures! Which was your favourite item?

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