|I'm missing one rogue jar in this shot, whoops!|
Please note the photos in this post have been adjusted for lighting tint using photoshop to make the colors of the product appear to true life. However, the product has not been enhanced, saturated or otherwise improved in any way.I think my foray into Notoriously Morbid was largely hindered by the fact that they were always just sort of hovering at the corner of my vision, rather than being in full-on glorious view. I'd toyed with the idea of buying some of their glorious products a few times but was never able to actually make the plunge because somehow there was just no real deep pocket-burning need for me to have their shadows. That all changed though when they released not just their Slay Me Wave 4 collection, but also two limited edition GWPs for it that came free with the full set purchase and--and--free shipping.
My jaw hit the floor at this unprecedented concept.
Free international shipping? For me? Really? Really?
It worked too, because I ended up placing not one, but two orders within an hour. And both of them had fabulous results.
|L to R: Bringers of the First, Burn All the Witches, It's the White Hats|
Honestly, these are my new favorite mattes. I'm totally smitten, though unfortunately the colors in this wave aren't all incredibly easy to wear on a daily basis.
|It's the White Hats over UDPP.|
Damn I feel pale now.
It also makes a killer liner when mixed with foiling serum:
|White Hats mixed with Missha's Magic Eye Change serum.|
|Brings of the First over UDPP in natural light.|
|Burn All the Witches over UDPP in natural light.|
I apologize for this swatch, mostly because my camera ran out of battery the day I was shooting my initial swatches, and by the time it charged I was out of daylight. You can see my initial swatch of Burn All the Witches on my arm above Bringers of the First, and then here, where it looks a bit less pink. Overall I think a weird combo of lighting conditions and adjustments may have made this swatch a little brown but the other one a little too mauve. The actual shadow is something like a mix of all these things.
It's described on the site as "burnt rose", which I think is a good description. It's a warm deep pink with a tinge of red and brown to it. I compared it to Shiro's Little Bird, and Little Bird was both more pink and a bit more orange, plus it's not as deep. Overall I'm really in love with this shade, it's gorgeous when blown out in the crease.
|The Powers That Be over UDPP.|
|Done over UDPP in natural light.|
|Watcher to Father over UDPP in natural light.|
|Passion and Unattainable over UDPP and Pixie Epoxy in natural light.|
Lastly, we have these two bad boys. And I mean that quite literally, as these are Limited Edition Spike/Buffy and Angel/Buffy shadows that were a GWP available only for the weekend of the collection's release. I honestly forget which color is for which couple, especially since these are no longer on the NM site and I searched their FB group but got nada. I can guess based on the shades, but I am not sure if I'll be right, so I'll just leave it at vagueness.
|Passion in natural light, left over UDPP, right foiled over PE.|
|Unattainable in natural light, over UDPP on the left and foiled over PE on the right.|
|Unattainable on the lid.|
Where to buy: Notoriously Morbid's shop, here.