Okay, I’m going to get this out of the way. I have been trying to write this review since Sunday, but every time I got distracted listening to Duran Duran. Here you go.
You jammed along? Good. Let’s get started on this review.
Notoriously Morbid is a relatively new cosmetics company- if I am correct, which I usually am, they started up sometime last year. They came onto my radar because every day is Halloween, and I am still a sucker for things that embrace this. They do have a blogger package, which is what I ordered, since I am a big-name super famous blogger. One of the reasons I ordered it was that, unlike a lot of blog packages, it included a full-size shadow. I requested that mine be red, not expecting much of it, since I am still on a huge red eyeshadow kick.
The package arrived surprisingly quickly, and was wrapped in pretty mint tissue paper with a note.
So not only did I get two new reds to play with, I got two free samples. Inside the tissue, everything was in separate ziploc baggies, none of which even came close to leaking. (One of the ziploc baggies replaced the now-disintegrated BFTE envelope as my makeup bag sample storage.) The full-sized shadow had a shrink band around it, and a sifter included.
Interestingly enough, the two free samples were in clamshells, and the rest in baggies. I’m cool with both, but I found it kinda neat. The labels include a full ingredient list for every shadow, and do talk about whether it is lip-safe, which is handy if you don’t want to go down to the website.
Here come the swatches!
Goodbye, Sweetie– Finally, back to pop culture references I vaguely recognize! I haven’t watched much Doctor Who since Ten left, since Donna was the best companion and whatnot, but I’m not totally out of the loop. Goodbye Sweetie is a sheerish white, with silvery and gold sparkles. It’s a nice colour- not my personal favourite, but I can easily put it to use.
Crimson Horror– My full-size red. This is also a Doctor Who reference, although not one I got. It’s a Crayola brick red, with a noticeable orange shimmer. I’m pretty happy that I got the full size of this, since it’s a very pretty colour, and I fully intend to regularly use it as a crease colour.
Big Bird Must Die!– Now, I have trouble supporting anything that advocates for the death of Muppets. That said, this is a nice colour. It’s a goldenrod yellow, which appears almost orange under a certain light. As long as you promise to leave Oscar alone, we’re cool, Notoriously Morbid. You get one.
Stripper Zombie- I doubt this is a reference to the movie Zombie Strippers, the best movie to ever star Jenna Jameson and Robert Englund, but a girl can dream. This is a Granny Smith green with an almost overwhelming gold sheen on there.
Kilgharrah- Oh, hell. I thought it would never happen. It appears I’ve fallen madly in love… with a taupe. Admittedly, I looked it up, and this taupe appears to be named after a dragon voiced by John Hurt. so it was probably that and the incredible green duochrome that did it. This is one I simply must have a full size of.
Lunatic Shrilling- No reference here. This is a wisteria with the slightest touch of coppery shimmer.
Dita- named after Dita Von Teese, of course. I was worried that the two reds might be too similar, but this is less of a firm “red” red, and more of a colour I could only describe as “sparkling raspberry wine.” Fortunately, sparkling raspberry wine is actually quite nice, and so is this eyeshadow. I’m considering a full-size at some point, even though it might be overkill with Crimson Horror.
13 Black Rainbows– I have conveniently referred to this as 13 Rainbows in all the swatch labels because I am a silly duck. This may also be a ploy to distract people while I buy it up because this stuff is beautiful. I know “black with coloured sparkles in” is a popular thing in the beauty world, but this is the actual best. It’s just full of rainbow glitter- I did my best to photograph it, but the colours are always shifting and moving around and it’s just wizardry. This is my favourite and I will buy the full size even if I have to trade someone’s kidney.
Nothing leaked, everything was all packed up nice and pretty. I do like the shadow being secured by shrink bands.
Texture- 7/10.There was some pretty severe fallout, especially with the glittery shades, and I found Goodbye, Sweetie kind of hard to apply. That said, there were no major issues.
Pigmentation- 9/10.Goodbye Sweetie was the only one I found to be lacking. I was pretty impressed.
Colour Selection- 9/10.There’s a good selection in the store. Including an eyeshadow named after Donna. I may be getting that one, too.
Seller Communication- 9/10.Not only was there free stuff, the seller took my preferences into account, not only for the full-sized shadow, but the samples as well. I like that.
I was quite impressed with Notoriously Morbid. I may or may not be ordering again right now. (There’s a huge sale going on as I post this.) Good job! 🙂
Up next- Kimberly Noel Cosmetics!
Also notable- I’m taking part in a 30 days of makeup thing. That’s right, selfies EVERY DAY. If you want to see more of my face and also other stuff I guess, check out my Instagram here.