Notoriously Morbid’s The Dire Mother review with swatches and photos

Posted on Monday, at bought • 133 views

  • Manufacturer: Notoriously Morbid
  • Availability: part of the regular line; released as part of the Ocularis Infernum collection
  • Description: faded-denim blue with a faint pink interference shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$3.29 for 1.25 grams, 6.49 for 2.5 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Notoriously Morbid’s The Dire Mother

This eyeshadow looks like it'll be a solid sapphire when you see the in-the-pot or in-the-pan color. It ends up being a faded-denim (not sunbleached, not really stonewashed either) with a pink interference effect. I have some other eyeshadows that are similar, but they are a lighter blue, and possibly semi-sheer to boot. This is a slightly darker blue, and is definitely opaque.

Shades like this are good "gateway / first step" colors if you've always wanted to wear blue eyeshadow but are really concerned with overdoing it: the blue is not vibrant, but it's also not so soft that you've got to pack on a lot of the product for the blue to be visible. It does blend well with other colors, but blending makes the pink interference almost invisible.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

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