First off, I must apologize for the gap in posting. I was busy for a while, and then I worked up the second half of that Victorian Disco post, only to discover that they had closed up shop for a while to move. Life is hard when you’re me. Luckily, I got my Notoriously Morbid order, so I don’t have to delve into the Drawer Of Things I Should Probably Blog About Sometime Soon.
This package came in a little chevron bag with a “thank you for your order” sticker. I thought it was sweet.
I ordered samples of the Superstitio (screw your umlaut, i’m on a tablet) collection, and a mini of It’s Not Raining In Here. (I also ordered a few minis for a friend, one of which snuck into this photo.) I also got a sample of Cracks In The Pavement, a discontinued colour, and two samples from the June Vanishing Cabinet.
For those not in the know, the Vanishing Cabinet is a collection that NM releases every month in a very limited quantity. It is both a curious and understandable decision to send me these samples- even if I was possessed with a desire for these eyeshadows, I couldn’t buy them. However, since I do not do this “collection you have to be awake at a certain time to get because it sells out so quickly” thing, it also guarantees that I will never already have a sample that they send me. Well played. I mean, not well played enough that I will not be asleep at any given time, but still.
Its Not Raining In Here is the one I got the mini of, since the swatches looked so lovely. It’s a light lavender with a greenish gold shift, which is the sort of colour I probably need more of.
Bad Trinity, on the other hand, is a lovely colour that I want a mini of even though it is very similar to some colours I own, probably. It’s a blackened navy with a sort of warm violetty sheen.
7 Years Shattered is an actually useful colour considering how none but the whitest whites will work on me as a highlight. It has blue tones to it, but not quite strong enough that I would call it a duochrome or anything.
Evil Eye is the sort of colour I am always surprised that I don’t have more of. It’s a sort of darkish orangey pink with a yellow-gold shift to it.
Ladder to Hell is a colour I should probably have more of in case I ever want to be in a scenario where I have steady money coming in. It comes off as a tawny brown with sort of a blue-purple shift to it.
Water And Intuition, from the Calling Corners set, is a bright turquoise with a green-gold sheen to it.
Fire and Feeling, also from the same set, is a warm shimmery pumpkin orange. There was something slightly frosty about the finish that I am not quite sure how I felt about.
Cracks in the Pavement is a cool, shimmery taupe. It’s a bit silvery, if that is your thing.
Now, back to things you can actually buy! Black Cat Crossing is a blackened base with a really strong greenish shimmer. Over any sort of primer, the green really comes out. I didn’t see that much of the purple under most lights, though it did come out a bit under fluorescent. (I am not going to Wal-Mart to do swatches for you, though.)
Your Total Is 6.66 is a sort of grayish olive green with a gold shimmer to it. I don’t often find myself using greens, but I still quite like it.
This is another Notoriously Morbid collection with references I didn’t get. The shadows were pretty solid- there were no disappointments, and the colours were cohesive as a group. I might well end up rebuying Black Cat Crossing, and I am really glad I got It’s Not Raining In Here.