Notoriously Morbid’s Superstitio Collection!

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.

I support stickers and cute chevron bags.

I support stickers and cute chevron bags.

This package came in a little chevron bag with a “thank you for your order” sticker. I thought it was sweet.

Things that I own now.

Things that I own now.

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.

Swatch arm! Pixie Epoxy on the left, NYX Milk in the middle, primer on the right.

Swatch arm! Pixie Epoxy on the left, NYX Milk in the middle, primer on the right.

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.

More swatches! Pixie Epoxy on top, NYX Milk in the middle, and primer on the bottom.

More swatches! Pixie Epoxy on top, NYX Milk in the middle, and primer on the bottom.

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.

A quick look with Bad Trinity, 7 Years Shattered, and It's Not Raining In Here.

A quick look with Bad Trinity, 7 Years Shattered, and It’s Not Raining In Here.

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.

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