Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics Spring 2017 Boldly Beautiful! Swatches


Welcome back, everyone!  I'm very excited to show you swatches of Dawn Eyes Cosmetics' newest Spring collection!  It's called Boldly Beautiful! and features fifteen eyeshadows, two of which are in their new semi loose formula.  Dawn Eyes doesn't seem to have an official TAT listed, but most of my orders ship in the next business day or two, so the TAT is very short.

Pictures taken under LED bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


The Last Frost
The Last Frost:  white with silver sparkles




Galaxy of Summer Skies
Galaxy of Summer Skies:  semi loose metallic lavender




Spring Dress
Spring Dress:  mustard with gold sparkles and red shimmers




Crystal Jade
Crystal Jade:  yellow green with gold sparkles and green, blue, and red shimmers.  This one needs a sticky base because it's quite sheer over a regular primer.




Dew Drenched Grass
Dew Drenched Grass:  beautiful grass green with green sparkles and shimmers




Rain Washed Sky
Rain Washed Sky:  blue with blue sparkles and shimmers.  I found this slightly patchy over regular primer, so a sticky base is recommended.


The Last Frost, Galaxy of Summer Skies, Spring Dress, Crystal Jade, Dew Drenched Grass, Rain Washed Sky

Notoriously Morbid May 2017 Crypt Creation Sand & Sun Mystic Matte Swatches


Happy almost-Summer, everyone!  I have a short swatch post of Notoriously Morbid's May 2017 Crypt Creation as well as two Gift with Purchase shadows.  NM's current TAT is 14 business days.

Disclosure:  I'm a promoter for Notoriously Morbid and purchased these products using a promoter discount.

Pictures taken under LED bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Eye of the Witch
Eye of the Witch:  semi loose semi sheer pale green with pink sparkles




Tea with Heathens
Tea with Heathens:  mauve with blue sheen and pink and gold sparkles






Bare lips
Sand & Sun
Sand & Sun on face
Sand & Sun:  matte mauve with gold shimmers.  This is a beautiful my lips but better (MLBB) Mystic Matte created by a fellow Maven, Cinthia.  It's so gorgeous and I'm wondering if I should've purchased a backup as I've worn this a few times already.  Hopefully it'll come back as a permanent shade sooner or later!


Eye of the Witch, Tea with Heathens, Sand & Sun

- Jolie ♥

Notoriously Morbid May 2017 Mystic Monthly - Maret Swatches


Welcome back, everyone!  I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid's May Mystic Monthly!  May's MM was inspired by Maret.  It features a gorgeous Mystic Matte liquid lipstick as well as a new Daw till Dusk lip balm. Notoriously Morbid's current TAT is 14 business days, but the Mystic Monthly bills on the 20th of each month and ships two business days later.  



Pictures taken under LED bulb 



Bare lips
Maret
Maret on face
Maret:  peach coral with strong green duochrome.  This MM has a thin, watery formula so it's best to completely wipe off the excess from the wand to prevent dripping.




Red Oil
Red Oil:  deliciously berry scented clear lip balm.  The Dusk till Dawn lip balm is a new vegan balm that NM is introducing.  Unfortunately, this was a bit hard and I couldn't get an even coating onto my lips even after many passes on my fingers.  The owner, Carrie, said she will be reformulating before any official releases.

- Jolie ♥

Notoriously Morbid Easter 2017 Retro Shadows Swatches


Hey everyone, I have swatches of a small haul I made during Notoriously Morbid's Easter sale.  It was an exciting release as NM was rereleasing many discontinued shades in semi loose form.  Those "retro" shades were what made me fall in love with the brand many years ago and I couldn't pass up a chance to play with them in the new formula!  I was also really happy because most of the retro shades I did own were destroyed when I pressed them a long time ago using glycerin.  As many of you know, pressing with glycerin is a huge no-no as the shadows tend to grow mold (which was exactly what happened to mine).  

NM's current TAT is 14 business days.

Disclosure: I'm a promoter for Notoriously Morbid and purchased these products using a promoter discount.

Pictures taken under LED bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Bubble Popper
Bubble Popper:  semi loose pale pink lavender with blue sparkles.  This was one of NM's oldest shades and one of the few I never had a chance to purchase!




Evil Eye
Evil Eye:  semi loose warm pink with golden green shimmers




Neno
Neno:  semi loose metallic taupe




Nighttime in Emerald City
Nighttime in Emerald City:  semi loose dark taupe with green and red shimmers




Kilgarrah
Kilgarrah:  semi loose dark brown with green duochrome and red and gold shimmers.  This shadow was one of my three original favorites!

Notoriously Morbid May 2017 Vanishing Cabinet - Good, Bad, I'm the Guy with the Gun Swatches


Welcome back, everyone!  I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid's May Vanishing Cabinet today!  I know I'm super late with it, but eh, what's new?  May's VC was inspired by The Evil Dead franchise and is a collaboration with one of the Mavens, Amber.  The VC includes four mini eyeshadows and one deluxe Mystic Matte liquid lipstick.  NM's current TAT is 14 business days, but the VC ships on a different schedule.


Pictures taken under LED bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Gimme Some Sugar
Gimme Some Sugar:  pale orchid with green and red sparkles




Evil Ash
Evil Ash:  chartreuse with gold sparkles and green shimmers




Groovy
Groovy: charcoal blue with gold sparkles and red and green shimmers




Hail to the King, Baby
Hail to the King, Baby:  beautiful eggplant with strong green duochrome and gold sparkles and red 
shimmers






Bare lips
This is my Boomstick!
This is my Boomstick! on face
This is my Boomstick!:  matte gray eggplant; wears down to white base over time


Gimme Some Sugar, Evil Ash, Groovy, Hail to the King Baby, This is my Boomstick!

I quite enjoyed May's VC.  I actually used the entire box in an eye look and was probably one of the most creative/colorful looks I've done.  For my eye looks, you can visit my Instagram @infamousjoe

- Jolie ♥