Notoriously Morbid one of my favorite indie brands. Their monthly Vanishing Cabinet subscription is $12.90 per month and usually includes 4-5 eyeshadow minis, another product like a lip gloss or blush, and a sample of one of the shades from the next month’s VC. They also give a discount code for your next purchase in their shop. You can check out my past Vanishing Cabinet reviews here.
July’s Vanishing Cabinet was themed after the beautiful ladies of horror who made goth glamorous.
July’s VC “Drop Dead Gorgeous” is inspired by our love for the delightful and lovely women who made being goth okay. They paved the way for the ladies we love today and took some of the stigma out for those who love the macabre. We bring you 4 gorgeous shades inspired by each lady and we wanted to take it in a different direction besides black, grey, white, and red so we went with colors that we feel represent each woman. For Lily, we went with her signature skin green tone with a pink/violet duo to represent her gown. For Elvira, the shocking pink she wore on her lids had to be recreated, NM style. For Morticia, we wanted to represent her softness with a pale grey and her sensuality with a copper/red shimmer. For Bride of Frankenstein, we went with a steely grey with emerald green shimmer and some green sparks that bring her to life.
This month there were 4 eyeshadows based on 4 different leading ladies of horror and a lipgloss.
Cara Mia – Matte pale gray with very subtle pink shimmers. The shimmer is not noticeable at all from a distance. It’s a pretty shade and I don’t have anything like this. It’s nice and smooth but does need to be built up a bit.
Countess of Shroudshire – Minty green with green sparkles. This is incredibly pigmented but the shimmer makes the texture a little on the grainy side.
She’s Alive! – Charcoal gray satin with green and coppery red sparkles. Pigmentation was a little on the thin side but it builds alright.
Mistress of the Dark – Magenta with violet shimmer. I wanted to love this but it’s pretty thin and the shimmer is really subtle. It might do better foiled, but it’s a pretty dupable shade; it reminds me a lot of Urban Decay Junkshow from the Vice LTD palette.
Goddess of Horror – Sheer pinky red gloss. Seems moisturizing but the pigmentation is a little thinner that I prefer.
I really loved the theme of this Vanishing Cabinet and love the thought that they put into each color. Pigmentation is a little hit or miss but all in all I’m happy with this set. One thing I have noticed over the course of my subscription is that jar fill level always widely varies. Every month there are shades filled up well and shades that have significantly less product in them. If you look in the photo below, Cara Mia is filled up quite high but Mistress of the Dark has about half the amount of Cara Mia with the other two shades somewhere in the middle. It’s not a huge deal but it is pretty inconsistent.