During my adventures in the IndieMakeupAndMore subreddit I have come across many new brands to try. Of the ones I have given a shot, Notoriously Morbid has to be one of my very favorites.
Notoriously Morbid operates from both an Etsy page and a Storenvy page. I personally like ordering from Etsy more, as it is what I use most and trust. The owner keeps a very active Facebook account and is always having sales (keep your eye out for fun stuff on Fridays!) so there’s always a good opportunity to snap up some NM goodies!
I finally decided to try them about three weeks ago when I noticed they had a blogger pack. The blogger pack was $5 and included one full size and four sample eyeshadows. The owner was kind enough to include two extra samples (which I believe is customary, but could be wrong). She also included a business card and a handwritten thank you. I absolutely love when brands do this. It shows they care about their customers.
Look how lovely the goodies are! I loved that she had included this note. Her branding really is top-notch. I love the imagery. Plus the tissue paper and ribbon made me feel like I was opening a gift!
All unwrapped! Even the plastic bag the shadows came in matched her theme. Beautiful!
All the colors spread out. I love the side of the sample baggies. They are different than any I have seen before, and I find them a lot easier to work with than taller baggies.
I only left a suggestion for two colors (Spiteful Jas and Witch With A Wand), but I loved every color she chose to include in the blogger pack.
Belle’s Bounty might just be my favorite of the bunch. It is a gorgeous yellow-gold with lots of sparkle. I’ve worn this shadow on its own with winged liner before and it packs a punch. It’s also great with greens. The formula on this was great.
Bitten is a beautiful black color with multi-color sparkle.
Cry Wolf Cry is a pretty taupe color. It has slightly purple tones. The multi-color shimmer is the perfect way to dress up this taupe. This was the full-size I received, and it was packed to the brim. I wore this shade to work one day and I felt like it wasn’t too boring nor too outrageous. Perfect versatile color; wonderful for everyday wear.
Jupiter Rain is a brilliant teal with gold sparkles. I haven’t actually used this one yet, but I think it would make a nice liner.
Kilgharrah was hard to capture. It is a lovely shade of brown with rich olive tones and green sparkles. This shade borders on duochrome. This was the first one I slapped on my eyes because it looked so complex. Really a stunning shade, especially for Fall and Winter.
Lycan’s Revenge is a deep red-crimson color with gold sparkle. I don’t normally like reds, but this one I do!
Spiteful Jas is an emerald green with golden sparkles. I tried to get this one to show up true-to-color in my swatch, but failed. I love this color on the lower lashline. It really is the perfect teal for people who don’t do teals.
Witch With A Wand is a pretty pinky peach. The site says it is a light brown, but I really only see pink. Not complaining! This is the perfect pinky color for me. I used it in a look with Lycan’s Revenge and they paired up wonderfully.
Overall I love these shades! I tested them several times on their own and used together in looks and had much success. They blend very well and go on pigmented and strong. I had no issues with lasting power—over primer they lasted at least 8 hours with mini fading/creasing. They performed even better or Glitter Glue/Pixie Epoxy. I truly enjoyed using these and look forward to coming up with new looks!
I was very impressed with the presentation of the products. The branding is clear and appropriate and the quality is high. I highly recommend Notoriously Morbid!
Full-size shadows are $5.50 and samples are $1.25. NM frequently has sales (every Friday!) so there’s always a chance to score a good deal.
I caved and pre-ordered their Sealed Judgement collection that is coming out for Black Friday! It’s a four-piece collection of full-size shadows along with a coupon code varying from 10%-40% that can be used all year! How could I resist?!