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Monday, December 29, 2014

Notoriously Morbid Swatches Part 1

Blogger Discount/Purchased

Hi Everyone!

How did your holiday go? Mine went great although my brain is still a bit fried from everything and New Years isn't even here yet! Oh well, I'll be okay!

I'm not sure how many parts I'll have since I have quite a few more swatches to re-do. These are once again line swatches since I didn't like how the circle swatches looked for some of the colors. The first swatch of the color will be over ELF Glitter Primer and the second swatch will be over NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone. There was no problem with the application of these! They all applied smoothly and blended well.

Cermet & Paesh. Gift with purchase during Black Friday. As with the A Murder Of Crows collection, Cermet & Paesh was in the square jars that were messy. This is after clean up. I love the label art though!
Cermet & Paesh over ELF Glitter Primer
Cermet & Paesh over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 Cermet & Paesh- Gift With Purchase- A cool toned blackened grey/silver with multicolored sparkles.

Compton over ELF Glitter Primer
Compton over NYX Eyeshadow Base
Compton- This was part of the November Vanishing Cabinet called Deadlove. It was available for purchase during Black Friday sales. It's a medium olive base with a strong gold overlay.

Autumn Flower over ELF Glitter Primer
Autumn Flower over NYX Eyeshadow Base
Autumn Flower- "A regal dusty purple with a gorgeous blue/green shift."

Evil Eye over ELF Glitter Primer
Evil Eye over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 Evil Eye- "A salmony pink with popping yellow shift and shimmer."

Hallelujah over ELF Glitter Primer
Hallelujah over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 Hallelujah- "A sepia brown with a heavenly blue shift."

I Wanna Do Girly Stuff over ELF Glitter Primer
I Wanna Do Girly Stuff over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 I Wanna Do Girly Stuff- "A vibrant Barbie pink with just the right amount of girlyness."

Mother & Earth over ELF Glitter Primer
Mother & Earth over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 Mother & Earth- "A muddy brown with mutiple green shimmers and glitters, topped with gold sparkles."

Visions over ELF Glitter Primer
Visions over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 Visions- "A bright peach with electric yellow to green shift."

Morbid Mistakes Empty Graves over ELF Glitter Primer
Morbid Mistakes Empty Graves over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 Morbid Mistakes-Empty Graves- This was a free sample that was sent along with my order. I'm assuming it's a color that was made by mistake? I'm not sure, but I actually really like it! Empty Graves is a taupeish silver with multicolored sparkles.

Walkin' On Sunshine over ELF Glitter Primer
Walkin' On Sunshine over NYX Eyeshadow Base
Walkin' On Sunshine- "A dymanic heliotrope purple with a strong aqua shift."

Water & Intuition over ELF Glitter Primer
Water & Intuition over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 Water & Intuition- "A vibrant, ocean green with aqua blue shimmer."

Wayward Son over ELF Glitter Primer
Wayward Son over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 Wayward Son- "An airy pale blue with a light green shift.
**This color performs best over a sticky base.**"
 The website says it performs best over a sticky base, but I think I actually prefer it over NYX Eyeshadow Base. ELF Glitter Primer kind of washes out the blue color.

I've gotta say, I really do love all of these colors! It seems like most of the colors perform a lot better over NYX Eyeshadow Base, but you can get two very different looks depending on what base you use. You can purchase most of these on Notoriously Morbid's website!


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Notoriously Morbid- A Murder Of Crows Collection

Blogger Discount/Black Friday

Hi Everyone!

I only made one Black Friday order this year and Notoriously Morbid was it! At first I wasn't going to get the A Murder of Crows collection because I didn't see the swatches, but once I saw them on the website, I NEEDED them. Of course I swooped in on the first go around and picked them up. 

I just got my order on the 17th, which didn't seem like a long wait at all. I picked up a couple of other samples from the permanent line and a Krampus Kisser. In my A Murder Of Crows collection I received a 30% discount for a year! Yay! Along with a black feather which was a nice added touch. All of these applied like a dream. No patchiness and it was easy to blend. I'd like to add though, that the square jars are extremely messy. The problem has been addressed with Carrie (owner) and she will not be using them ever again. They were just a one time thing. You're going to need to store these upright for sure or you'll have a messy time on your hands.

I decided to do the swatches as line swatches this time because I didn't like the way the circle swatches were coming out. I did these over ELF Glitter Primer and NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skin Tone. Some colors look a little different over the bases so I wanted to give you an idea of how they'd look over a sticky base and a primer. The top swatch will be over ELF Glitter Primer and the bottom swatch will be over NYX Eyeshadow Base.

This is after I tried cleaning them up the best I could. There's still a little bit of eyeshadow around the jar lid, but it's fine for me.

Over ELF Glitter Primer
Over NYX Eyeshadow Base
Nothing Is Trivial- "A light wash of golden illumination in a metallic finish. **Vegan**Not Lip Safe"

Over ELF Glitter Primer
Over NYX Eyeshadow Base
Degrees of Death and Virtue- "This shadow is a blackened teal with green and blue shimmers. **Not Vegan*** Not Lip Safe"

Over ELF Glitter Primer
Over NYX Eyeshadow Base
Thirty Hours of Pain- "A deep, smoky plum with scattered red shimmer in a semi matte finish. **Vegan***Not Lip Safe"

Over ELF Glitter Primer
Over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 It Can't Rain All The Time- "An iris purple with green hue and teal blue shift.
**Not Vegan***Not Lip Safe"

Over ELF Glitter Primer
Over NYX Eyeshadow Base
 Battalions of Sorrow- "A dusty white with subtle shimmer in semi matte finish.
**Vegan***Lip Safe"
NOTE: The description says a dusty white, but from my photos, it's a dusty rose nude sort of color. Not that I mind, I actually really love this color!

All over ELF Glitter Primer. From L to R: Nothing Is Trivial, Degrees of Death and Virtue, Thirty Hours of Pain, It Can't Rain All The Time and Battalions of Sorrow

I REALLY love this collection! I'm so glad I picked it up. If you couldn't tell by now, this collection is inspired by the movie The Crow, which I'll be honest, I've never seen. I should probably watch it and catch up with the times (even though it was released when I was 3 years old lol). This collection was limited edition (sorry everyone!) and I'm not sure they'll be any overstock, but if there is, it will probably be extremely limited. Just keep an eye on the website!

If you'd like to read any of the ingredients, you can find them HERE.



Saturday, December 13, 2014

Random Looks!

Hi Everyone!

Sorry, I've been super busy the last couple of weeks and I haven't been able to post much. I have some Notoriously Morbid swatches I need to reswatch and post, so those will be up soon!

I've totally forgotten to post these looks here. I posted them over on my Facebook page, but I forgot about my blog. Oops. Well, here they are now!

  • NYX Eyeshadow Base all over lid
  • Notoriously Morbid-Gretel's Ghost all over the lid
  • Dawn Eyes Cosmetics- Creep in the inner corner
  • Dawn Eyes Cosmetics- Tropic Reef blended from inner corner to middle of the lid
  • Black Rose Minerals- Tree Shepherds in the outer corner, blended into the crease and upwards towards the brow
  • Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Mascara
  • L'Oreal Liquid Liner (I can't remember the exact name, sorry!)

  • ELF Eyeshadow Primer all over lid
  • Glamour Doll Eyes- Graves In May all over lid
  • Glamour Doll Eyes- Secretive in inner corner
  • Glamour Doll Eyes- Pipe Dream in outer corner, crease blended upwards and as liner on lower lash line
  • Saucebox mascara (I think it's discontinued?)
  •  NYX Eyeshadow Base all over lid
  • Notoriously Morbid- Gretel's Ghost from almost the inner lid until the outer corner
  • Notoriously Morbid- Famine in the outer corner and blended upwards
  • Glamour Doll Eyes- Lovelock in the inner corner and blended into Gretel's Ghost
  • L'Oreal Liner
  • Saucebox Mascara
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base all over lid
  • Meow Cosmetics (Shades of Meow III collection)- Threesome all over lid 
  • Glamour Doll Eyes- Urban Trash in the crease and blended upwards
  • Glamour Doll Eyes- Unsuspecting Glitter in inner crease
  • Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me to hold the glitter in place
  • L'Oreal Liner
  • Makeup Forever Mascara
  • The gold color in the crease is from Meow Cosmetics- Threesome
  • NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk all over the lid
  • Notoriously Morbid- Shadow Bind all over the lid
  • Notoriously Morbid- The Dating Slayer in the middle of the lid
  • Notoriously Morbid- Two Tears In A Bucket in the outer crease and blended upwards a bit
  • Notoriously Morbid- Goodbye Sweetie in the inner corner
  • ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black on the lower lash line
  • Makeup Forever mascara- Smokey Extravagant
  • NYX Eyeshadow Base all over lid
  • Notoriously Morbid- Shadow Bind all over lid
  • Notoriously Morbid- Spiteful Jas in the middle of the lid
  • Notoriously Morbid- Shoes To Kill For in inner lid
  • Notoriously Morbid- Douglas Firs in the outer corner
  • Notoriously Morbid- Goodbye Sweetie up to the brow
  • ELF cream eyeliner in black on the top and lower lash line
  • Makeup Forever mascara-Smokey Extravagant

Ahh! Now I'm all caught up. The last 2 looks were the most recent for my Morbid Maven looks (hence why they all use NM shadows). I'm really loving all my Notoriously Morbid shadows! They're so gorgeous and original! Can't wait to show everyone more looks in the future!