That’s right, I managed to get a subscription to Notoriously Morbid’s Vanishing Cabinet! I was pretty excited! She will be adding a couple more for those that wish to subscribe this next month so more people will have a chance to pick on up. Her site can be found here and the Vanishing Cabinet info is here. I know this is my second post in 2 days but I figured you’d like to see the August Vanishing Cabinet in August…right?
This months Vanishing Cabinet not only featured a tinted balm (!!!) but also featured another of my favourite brands, Innocent+Twisted!
To the swatching!
I was super stoked when I found out about the tinted balm, Glass Apples, that was going to be included in the August VC; it was actually the little push I needed to subscribe to this subscription. I love the formula of the Coffin Kissers and I really wanted to try out the tinted balm. Tinted balms are my favourite thing to pop in my purse. It’s a lip balm and a lip colour, I mean how can you go wrong?! Moisturizing your kissers while also making them look pretty and kissable! This balm is being added to the permanent collection so if you missed out don’t you worry! You can scoop it up to add to your own collection pretty soon and trust me, you’ll want to grab at least one!
The eyeshadows for this month are Seek Not Revenge, Stories by the Fire, Time is Fluid Here, and Moments that Illuminate. The Innocent+Twisted shadow is Graceful Torment and the extra samples are Wadsworth and Fierce Poison.
Seek Not Revenge is a beautiful plum with red sparks that photographs a bit blue. It is a really pretty colour with a pop from the red shimmer.
Bare skin really doesn’t do this shadow justice! The Shadow Insurance shows off the plum colour with just a hint of the sparkle and the Glitter Glue grabs onto those sparkles to put them right in the spotlight. The red sparkles really balance out the blue in this plum shadow.
Stories by the Fire fits it’s name perfectly. It is a burnt orange with gold and red sparkles that is supposed to be reminiscent of the embers of a dying fire.
The gold really pops with the Glitter Glue while the red is a little more subtle, making it more of a copper colour. The Shadow Insurance brings out the base (such a pretty burnt orange) and the red sparkles don’t have to compete as much with the gold.
Time is Fluid Here is a deep charcoal grey with a slight copper shift (which was pretty impossible to photograph) and multicoloured sparkles.
The copper shift is very difficult to capture with the camera and is pretty subtle in real life as well. The sparkles give the shadow a bit of dimension so it is not just simply a deep grey. This will make an awesome liner!
You can almost see the copper shift in the sunlight but the real stars are the multicoloured sparkles.
Moments that Illuminate is the iciest of blues with a pink shift, and gold shimmer and sparkle.
With the Glitter Glue, the gold really pops out making this a stunning shade. This shadow really needs a glitter primer like Glitter Glue or Pixie Epoxy; Shadow Insurance just doesn’t cut it for this one. The pink in this shadow adds that little extra and I know I will get lots of use from this shadow!
In the sunlight the sparkles dance, they are mesmerizing!
Fierce Poison is a dark army green with a slight red duochrome. This colour is pretty with a primer and without, although for the red duochrome to show up you do need a glitter primer.
In the sun, the red pops up and dazzles you!
Wadsworth is a special sample, it’s the sneak peak for next months Vanishing Cabinet! This is another burnt orange but this has a strong green duochrome.
Graceful Torment is almost 2 different colours deepening on whether you use a glitter glue or regular primer. This is a reddened pink with a violet shift. On the Shadow Insurance you can see the reddened pink but with the Glitter Glue, this shadow transforms into a beautiful red-violet.
The Vanish Cabinet has some really pretty and unique colours. The tinted balm was easily my favourite! For $17 USD for an international subscription ($12.90 for domestic) this subscription is well worth it! Now, what do you think the clue Wadsworth represents? Guess we’ll have to find out!