Notoriously Morbid September 2015 Vanishing Cabinet Swatches & Review

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Notoriously Morbid September 2015 Vanishing Cabinet Swatches & Review

Here's the next in my backlog of Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinets! I found this one to be a bit of a stumper after using Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. as the remaining three shades are quite cool-toned and outside the scope of what I'd normally reach for. As it turned out though, with a little experimentation, I was able to incorporate these into some looks that I really liked. 'Gasoline' was still my favourite - old horse and all that - but I'll be reaching for the others again too.

These shades were all limited edition, but recently Carrie from Notoriously Morbid has started bringing back previous Vanishing Cabinet shades for a month at a time, so you never know what might be resurrected. Or what may pop up in the Notoriously Morbid Buy/Sell/Trade group or in a blog sale. Basically, never give up on an ISO.

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 five products in each. 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.

The September 2015 Vanishing Cabinet theme, Say It Three Times, was based on that 80s classic, Beetlejuice! It's been so long since I've seen it which is just not okay. I will have to remedy that ASAP!
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Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem.



Notoriously Morbid Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. is a shimmery peach with gold sheen. Looking at these swatches, I can't believe I haven't used this shade again since the look below (done in 2015)! It's gorgeous and the formula is superb. I need to put this in heavy rotation!

Notoriously Morbid Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

I used Femme Fatale Xenomorph on the outer third of the lid, lightly along the outer V and then over smudged out black liner on the lower lashline here. I also used Innocent + Twisted Alchemy Movie Fun (October 2015 sub) on the centre of the lid and Notoriously Morbid Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. on the inner half of the lid. Blending and highlighting shades were all from the LORAC Pro palette and the lashes are Ardell Wispies.

Notoriously Morbid Gasoline. Blow Torch. No Problem. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

One. Big. Dark. Room.


Notoriously Morbid One. Big. Dark. Room. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid One. Big. Dark. Room. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid One. Big. Dark. Room. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid One. Big. Dark. Room. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

One. Big. Dark. Room is an interesting shade. In the jar, it's bright blue with specks of red pigment but it applies as a navy blue with a red base. Over a sticky base, the red transforms it into a darker blurple shimmer. Whichever way you apply it, it's pretty darn magical and that's coming from someone who doesn't typically like blues! I found it very easy to work with, it blended out readily. 

Notoriously Morbid One. Big. Dark. Room. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

For this look, I've used One. Big. Dark. Room on the lower lashline over smoked out black liner, Autumn Moon highlighter on the inner corner (alone) and on the inner half of the lid over a sticky base, Ricktatorship on the outer half of the lid, 314 and Doll's Eye on the crease, Bloody Awful Poet to deepen crease, She's Got Gidget Hair for the transition and It's the White Hats on the browbone. The lashes are these ones from Ebay in the style 208.

Notoriously Morbid One. Big. Dark. Room. Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

We're Here For Your Daughter, Chuck


Notoriously Morbid We're Here For Your Daughter, Chuck Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid We're Here For Your Daughter, Chuck Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid We're Here For Your Daughter, Chuck Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid We're Here For Your Daughter, Chuck Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

We're Here For Your Daughter, Chuck is a super shimmery taupe with green sheen that shifts to purple at extreme angles. I didn't see this shift on my lids in person, but I suspect it's the kind of thing others would be able to see more easily on you than you could yourself, just due to different angling and lighting. As you can see in my swatch, I found it quite sheer on its own but over a sticky base, it's absolutely outstanding. I really hope this shade makes a return one day as it wound up being one of my favourites!

Notoriously Morbid We're Here For Your Daughter, Chuck Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Here I've used We're Here For Your Daughter, Chuck all over the lid, Doll's Eye on the crease & lower lashline, She's Got Gidget Hair for the transition and Spray Paint on the inner corner. The lashes are Nouveau Lashes Volume Style 1.

Notoriously Morbid We're Here For Your Daughter, Chuck Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

This Is How You Die


Notoriously Morbid This Is How You Die Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid This Is How You Die Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid This Is How You Die Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid This Is How You Die Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

This Is How You Die is a murky seafoam with red shimmer. Over a sticky base, the shimmer has the potential to dominate the base colour as you can see from the swatch, although I found that when I used it on the lid over the same base (Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy), the final effect was somewhere between the dry and layered swatches. It's a very cool and unique colour, no complaints on formula here either.

Notoriously Morbid This Is How You Die Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

For this look, I used This Is How You Die on the outer half of the lid, Kompanion No 9 on the inner half of the lid, Neutered and Mayor Monster on the crease, He's Going Through Changes for the transition, Crybaby on the inner corner, #Basic on the lower lashline and So Goes My Nation on the browbone. The lashes are these ones from Ebay in the style A19.

Notoriously Morbid This Is How You Die Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Day-O!


Notoriously Morbid Night Kiss Balm - Day-O! Review

Day-O! take its name from the scene featuring Harry Belafonte's Banana Boat song and - very appropriately - has a banana scent. This was my first time trying the Night Kiss Balms and I wasn't completely sold at first, in large part because of the banana scent (though I like bananas, as a fragrance it's really not something I gravitate towards) but also due to the slipperiness of the balm. Night Kiss Balms have a much lower melting point than almost any others I've tried so it was a bit of an adjustment but once I got used to that, I was totally enamoured with the formula. I used this up completely quite some time ago and have since bought many, many more flavours of the Night Kiss Balms. They're like Lip Smackers for grown ups (not that I don't still use Lip Smackers, but I suspect I'm not really their target audience anymore!).


What do you think of this Vanishing Cabinet? Do you wish a particular shade would return?

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Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes Review

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Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes Review

Cheap false eyelashes are so much better than they once were. The stiff, plasticky repetitive styles can still be found, of course, but for a little more spare change, you can now get fluttery, wispy lashes that are comfortable to wear for long periods and look gorgeous on. I picked up these 'Mink 3D Hair' lashes on Ebay for around $3.70NZD each and I'm completely in love with them. I'm hanging out to buy more but for now, I chose two styles I thought I'd like: A10 and A19

These eyelashes come in a clear plastic case which slides open. I like that it's clear so I can easily see the style within and that they're well protected from dust or damage. The lashes themselves feel very well made and I've used them a couple of times each with no signs of wear and tear so far.

A10 

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A10 Review

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A10 Review

The A10 style is wispy with moderate volume and quite a bit of length - they're a little too long for my hooded eyes, honestly, but I still like them. I love their eye-opening curl which adds to the 'too big' effect on me but will be absolutely gorgeous on someone with more lid space. I think the A03 style might be a more flattering length on me so that's next on my list to try! 

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A10 Review

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A10 Review

In this look I've used ColourPop Paradox on the crease, Cornelious for the transition, Static on the outer V and lower lashline, MAC Rose pigment on the lid and inner third of lower lashline and MAC Vanilla pigment on the inner corner.

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A10 Review

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A10 Review

A19

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A19 Review

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A19 Review

Oh wow, do I love these. The A19 style, with its sweeping emphasis on the outer corner, is very flattering on my eye shape, elongating and opening up the eye. I've used them three times already and had to stop myself from reaching for them again over a new style today - they're just so good. You can bet I'll be buying several more pairs of this style!

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A19 Review

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A19 Review

For this look I've used Darling Girl Kilt-y Pleasures (new version) on the crease, Ugly Naked Guy for the transition, We Can't Kill People on the outer two-thirds of the lid and lower lashline, Possessed Princess on the inner third of the lid and lower lashline and Krampus on the inner corner.

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A19 Review

Ebay Mink 3D Hair False Eyelashes A19 Review

What are your favourite false eyelashes? Do you like scouring Ebay for cheap ones as much as I do?

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Notoriously Morbid Somebody To Love Tribute Trio Swatches & Review

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Notoriously Morbid Somebody To Love Tribute Trio Swatches & Review

Now and then, Notoriously Morbid release Tribute Trios, which are sets of products inspired by Carrie's favourite bands and musicians. Somebody To Love was inspired by Queen and the names are taken from some of their most popular songs. My kids absolutely love having a boogie to Queen, it's excellent rocking out in the lounge on a lazy Sunday music! Pat's favourite song is Don't Stop Me Now and his dance moves are very cute.
Tribute Trios are limited edition, but occasionally Carrie re-releases products for special events, so you never know!

Formula overview:
I really enjoy Notoriously Morbid's eyeshadow formula. They're easy to work with, blend well, and are often completely unique to what's being put out by mainstream brands. Some shades, especially the more glittery ones perform best over a sticky base but can certainly be used on their own.

Swatch notes:
All eyeshadow swatches in this post are done two ways: applied on bare skin on the left-hand side and over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, a sticky eyeshadow base which maximises colour intensity and sparkle, on the right. This is so you can see how they perform both ways. I take all of my photos with daylight bulbs for colour accuracy.

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Baroness

Notoriously Morbid Baroness Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Baroness Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Baroness Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Baroness Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Killer Queen - Queen

Baroness is a wine red with copper shimmer. It swatches well enough but when I came to use it on my eyes, I found it disappointingly sheer (see the outer half of my lower lashline in the picture below). It definitely needs a sticky base to shine and I do like it applied that way, but it's not up to Notoriously Morbid's usual standard.

Notoriously Morbid Baroness 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 inner half of the lower lashline, Protective Aggressor on the outer third of the lid, Baroness on the outer V/outer half of the lower lashline, 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 Baroness Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Naughty Nanny

Notoriously Morbid Naughty Nanny Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Naughty Nanny Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Naughty Nanny Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Naughty Nanny Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Hey I was just a skinny lad
Never knew no good from bad
But I knew love before I left my nursery
Left alone with big fat Fanny
She was such a naughty nanny
Heap big woman, you made a bad boy out of me
Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen

Naughty Nanny is a medium purple loaded with sparkle. This is insanely gorgeous, I can't get over how much I love it! It packs more of a punch over a sticky base but can absolutely be used without one, as I've shown on the lower lashline in the look below. Can't wait to use this again!

Notoriously Morbid Naughty Nanny Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

I've used Gender on the inner half of the lid, Raisin Girl on the outer half of the lid, Logic Boy on the crease, Billiwhack on the inner corner and Naughty Nanny over smudged out liner on the lower lashline. The lashes are these ones in the #WSP style.

Notoriously Morbid Naughty Nanny Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Super Sonic Woman

Notoriously Morbid Super Sonic Woman Cosmic Gloss Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Super Sonic Woman Cosmic Gloss Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Super Sonic Woman Cosmic Gloss Swatches & Review

Notoriously Morbid Super Sonic Woman Cosmic Gloss Swatches & Review

I'm burning through the sky Yeah!
Two hundred degrees
That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit
I'm traveling at the speed of light
I wanna make a supersonic woman of you
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Super Sonic Woman is a light pink gloss with fine pearly shimmer. I was impressed with the smooth, lightweight and non-sticky texture which covers evenly and doesn't sink into lines. Super Sonic Woman lasted three and a half hours on me and was hydrating. 

Notoriously Morbid Super Sonic Woman Cosmic Gloss Swatches & Review

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