I think the best part of the holidays is a lot of my friends and family come back in town. Tonight, I’m leaving the house to see a friend who’s visiting and I am very excited! Naturally, my first thought was: But how will I do my eye makeup?
Perhaps, I shall pull from my December Vanishing Cabinet from Notoriously Morbid! This subscription is about $13 a month, and comes with several eye shadows and usually a blush or lip product. Each month there is a different theme, and this month we have Merry Monsters!
Now let’s find out what’s in the stocking!
I also think the Merry Monsters artwork is pretty cute. Especially because I am giant weenie who is scared of horror movies and had nightmares last night because the blush reminded me of The Exorcist. Seriously. I’m the biggest chicken EVER.
Anyway, I always think Notoriously Morbid has some of the most creative eye shadows on the indie block. These Merry Monster eye shadows definitely do not lack for good names!
So I am going to be brave for this review. I will focus on the eye shadows and not the terrifying monsters! I couldn’t find any descriptions for these eye shadows anywhere, so you will get my expert opinion.
First we have, Choo-Choo for Chucky. This is a shimmery peach with pink rose gold undertones. This is a really pretty neutral color that could be used in a lot of versatile looks.
Fringe Coat for Freddie- This is the most glittery brown eye shadow I’ve ever seen. Of course, I love it. It’s a reddish brown with gold glitter and it’s an eyeful! I’m thinking about wearing it out tonight because, glitter.Jammies for Jason- This is shimmery gray shadow with green sparkles. At first I thought this looked somewhat similair to Pray I’m Dead from the Walking Dead VC. However, I compared this side by side and this is much lighter. I actually think these two shadows could go together to make an easy smokey eye look.Mittens for Michael- This is a plum purple with a bit of sparkle. I love me a good purple, and this is pretty, and very, very purple. I’m actually thinking it might make a cool eyeliner color, too. Rouge for Regan- The first blush that has ever given me a nightmare. (I have a very overactive imagination.) This blush is a super purple plum mauve. It might be a bit too dark for my skin, but it’s kinda a neat color and it does blend out nicely. I’m tempted to try it out as an eye shadow.
Lipgloss for Leatherface- This is a dark plum brown lipgloss. It’s a little vampier than I usually go, but a light hand application makes it just look like a nice plummy lipstick as opposed to vampy. It takes a few coats to achieve opacity, but it wears very comfortably and doesn’t dry out my lips. I really like this product and hope they come out with more shades.
Overall: Last month’s VC was amaaaaaazing, so I knew this month it would be hard to top it. However, I think all of these shadows have potential, especially Fringe Coat for Freddie, which I’ve decided I’m wearing out tonight. Mr. Danger was a big fan of the lipgloss too, he’s already asked when I’m wearing it again.
So while this didn’t top the DeadLove box, this was still an awesome month and I know these shadows will get a workout from now until January. Again, I feel $12 for all of these products is a great deal, so I’m happy with the value and quality.
At this time there is a wait list for the VC, but subscription slots are supposedly opening up in January!
Questions of the Day:
-What do you think of this month’s Vanishing Cabinet?
-Have you ever had a makeup based nightmare?