Friday, August 22, 2014

Blush Blogging: Notoriously Morbid Divination Blushes in Astrology & Numerology

Hello everyone!

Notoriously Morbid recently released a new line of blushes and the new Lipcraft lip glosses, and given that I have been enjoying everything I own from the shop so far, I had to try both.

(Also,  I was once upon a time very into astrology and numerology, which coincidentally were the blush colours that most appealed to me, so obviously I had to buy them.)

The little Notoriously Morbid haul that could.
I've ordered from Notoriously Morbid before, but partial obligatory note: my order shipped within the turnaround time and everything was as it should be. It seems worth noting, though, that I also got a message encouraging me to be in touch if I'm displeased in any way, which I thought was a nice touch. The note also offers a coupon code for my next order, which I find is becoming more common with shops right now--another nice touch, but my NM orders have always been during one of their Free Day Friday promotions.

On to the blushes!

Numerology left, Astrology right
These come in a 20g jar. It's a very easy to use size--the lid gives me plenty of room to swirl my brush. 

If you purchase these, be careful removing the sifter sticker. These were pretty packed and I made a mess of Numerology.

The prettiest mess, though.

Swatches? Swatches. I've done these on bare skin, no primer. I used an eyeshadow brush with two swipes to give a sense of the colour, then did a blended-out swatch. As with most indie blushes, these are quite pigmented and a little goes a long way.

Astrology is the easier of the two to capture. The website describes this as "vibrant hot pink with purple sheen," and it looks that way in the jar, but it comes out much cooler on my skin. 

Astrology: Direct sunlight
Astrology: Indirect sunlight
(Sorry for the couple of unblended flecks hanging on the end there. Did not pat it all properly in my haste to sparklify my arm!)

This blends out nicely and I imagine it'll make for a beautiful glow.

Numerology is nearly impossible to capture, so you have to take my word for it: it's amazing. The website describes the colour of this blush as "warm coral/orange with sparkle and a mystically purple shift." This blush looks pinker in the website pictures than it is for me. To my eyes, the coral looks brown-leaning and this glows alternately gold and a cool purple-pink as I turn my arm.

Numerology: Direct sunlight
Numerology: Indirect sunlight
Yeeah, neither of these swatches really gets it. Astrology has a sheen, but Numerology is basically all glow. This colour seems complex and buildable/blendable enough to be gorgeous on a variety of skintones, so I can see why it's the bestselling blush so far!

Overall, I really like these blushes, though they came out a bit differently than I expected. They're not mattes nor glitterbombs, but they both blend out to a beautiful glow, so if that's the kind of finish you're into, they're worth checking out!

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