Notoriously Morbid May Vanishing Cabinet Review

Hi guys! I finally had some free time to properly swatch and review this month's Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet today. I'm sorry I haven't been posting reviews as frequently lately but I should be back to regularly posting 2-3 times a week soon. 

This month's theme is based on the TV Series Once Upon A Time. For those who haven't watched the show, it's based on classic Disney fairy tales and characters brought to life. I'm a longtime fan so I was very excited for this theme. I received my VC last week but as I understand it, some people are still waiting for theirs. Included in this VC are four mini eye shadows, 1 blush sample, and a mini Diablo Lipstick. 

All thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos were taken in direct light. For reference, my skin tone is slightly lighter than an NC15, fair with warm undertones. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. Swatches are done half on Urban Decay Primer Potion, half over Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue. 

From left to right: You Want Darkness?, Dearie, Misthaven, Always The Queen.

Always The Queen (vegan, not lip safe) is a reddened plum with a subtle copper sheen. The base of this shade is almost completely matte, so as you can see it applies pretty patchily over GG. With that being said, I actually quite like it over primer alone and it'll make a killer crease shade. This shade is inspired by The Evil Queen/Regina, who happens to be my favorite character in the series. 

Misthaven (vegan, not lip safe) is a muted green sage with prominent blue shimmer. Notoriously Morbid has done a number of different sage shades in their Vanishing Cabinet series but this one is a fun take with the blue overlay. I'm happy to add this one to my collection since I tend to reach for sage colors often. 

Dearie (vegan, not lip safe) is a tarnished olive gold with heavy green and gold sparkles. This color is absolutely stunning in direct sunlight and the glitter still shows up with a sticky base. I'm very impressed with this shade and I think it does Gold/Rumplestilkin justice. 

You Want Darkness? (not vegan, not lip safe) is a cool smokey purple with lavender and green shimmer. This shade is inspired by Maleficient. I think the color combination is really interesting and I like that they took a slightly different spin on Maleficient's character. 

This color is a pinky coral with gold shimmer. It's a very pretty shade and reminds me of a less intense version of Nars Orgasm, Unfortunately, there is no label on the clamshell and I accidentally trashed my explanation sheet. If any of you know who makes this shade, please let me know!

Wicked Heart (not vegan) is a berry with purple iridescence. This was my first time trying out the NM Diablo Lip Rouge line. The color wasn't super creamy but I didn't find it to be drying either. I did have issues with the formulation of this shade though. It was patchy and hard to get an even layer. What you see above is several layers of the lipstick. It's also quite unforgiving if you have any dry patches. Since I haven't tried any other colors in this range, I don't know if my experience would be the same across the board, but I'm just not a big fan of this particular shade. 

Overall, I really liked the eyeshadows and the blush sample. Dearie is super awesome and I can't wait to use it. However, the Wicked Heart Lip Rouge mini was a pass for me. I also wish the blush sample was labeled because I really like it and I'd like to check out the shop. 

xx Carissa 

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