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Thierry Mugler Angel Muse EdP

Thierry Mugler Angel is life. We’re past that fact by now, right? When a new flanker is released I just order it straight away, that’s how I tackle my obsession. Blog post about my Angel collection here.

The original Angel EdP is built on sour red berries, honey, vanilla, caramel, cocoa and patchouli. It’s zingy sweet from the berries and caramel but still dark and incredibly potent from the patchouli and cocoa base. I was so excited to hear about this years release Eau de Parfum Angel Muse, created by perfumer Quentin Bisch, promising a new gourmand take on the old classic.

In Angel Muse we get grapefruit, pink peppercorn, hazelnut cream, vetiver and patchouli. The sticky caramel is exchanged for hazelnut cream, smelling just like fluffy hazelnut spread. Not an actual roasted nut in sight! Vetiver is also an important addition. It is dark, dry and earthy which amplifies the dark base and turns pleasantly smoky on my skin. Never felt that before in an Angel! While having this dark and smoky vibe going it still has a shorter wear time than the original (landing at the normal 7 hour mark where most perfumes start giving up), so if you’re looking for that 12h+ longevity you should turn to the original. However, Angel Muse has a delicate balance between light and dark, still bearing then same ID as the Angel we know and love. You won’t be let down.

thierry mugler angel muse edp

The heavy elliptical glass bottle wrapped in metal is described as a cosmic pebble. It feels fantastic to hold!

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Video: Natasha Denona Eyeshadow swatches, tutorial & first impression

A new video is up! This time with a first impression of the Natasha Denona Eyeshadow 5 palette in 5. Are they worth the hype?

natasha denona eyeshadow swatches tutorial first impression

natasha denona eyeshadow swatches tutorial first impression

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Birkin Brown

The most sophisticated brown lip colour I’ve tried so far is easily Birkin Brown from Charlotte Tilbury. It is most definitely a darker brown, but not the dusty dirt browns that we see everywhere at the moment. The warm chestnut red undertone in this one really brings it to life and makes it surprisingly wearable with even the simplest makeup looks. Like an alternative to red!

birkin brown

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor -  Natural Bronze

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 12
  • NYX Control Freak Eyebrow Gel

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 

Lips:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick – Birkin Brown
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Kiss The Dust

Brb, gone tumblr grunge.

kiss the dust

kiss the dust

kiss the dust

Face:

  • Estelle & Thild Biohydrate All-In-One Tinted Moisturizer – Light (01)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor -  Natural Bronze

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • IsaDora Face Sculptor -  Natural Bronze
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 12
  • NARS Highlighting Blush – Albatross
  • KIKO Double Glam Eyeliner in Violet – Emerald (116)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara 

Lips:

  • NYX Full Throttle Lipstick – Kiss The Dust
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A bunch of Cailyn liquid matte lipstick swatches & mini reviews

Cailyn has stepped up thier liquid lipstick game. Earlier they offered a flat matte version, recently they launched Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet which is a more comfortable matte, Star Wave Glitter Tint which sparkles and Star Wave Mattalic Tint which gives a liquid metal look. I have a few mixed ones here to show you, let’s dig deeper and see if they deliver!

A great thing to mention by the way, these lipsticks are all eye safe so even if you don’t like a certain colour on your lips you can do a yummy eyeliner or eyeshadow look with these! One of the great pros with these smudge proof liquid lippies.

My lippies are from Swedish Pure Cosmetic, you can order them internationally at cailyncosmetics.com.

cailyn liquid matte lipsticks

Cailyn Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet in Swayable (47). Star Wave Glitter Tint in Gemini (01), Aquarius (07). Star Wave Mattalic Tint in Sirius (12).

cailyn liquid matte lipsticks

The applicator is a flat flexible spatula-like thing. Much easier to use than a classic doe foot in my opinion! It’s also very non-furry. Am I the only one who has a problem with furry applicators creating uneven edges? Haha

cailyn liquid matte lipstick swatches

Cailyn Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet in Swayable (47). Star Wave Glitter Tint in Gemini (01), Aquarius (07). Star Wave Mattalic Tint in Sirius (12).

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

cailyn pure lust extreme matte tint + velvet swayable (47) swatch

Cailyn Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet in Swayable (47). A matte wine red metallic. Feels super thin and soft on the lips, not thick and gunky at all. Needs a thin second coat along the edges to look fully opaque on the lips, but it dries so perfect you won’t feel it. The wear on this one is crazy! It beat all these other three shades. I didn’t think I liked full on metallic lips but this one changed my mind. I can just imagine how it would look as an eyeliner.. Yum.

cailyn star wave glitter tint gemini (01) swatch

Cailyn Star Wave Glitter Tint in Gemini (01). A sheer mauve pink with chunky gold glitter. Ohhh gurl just no. The colour is horrible on me, the formula is gritty as a sand paper and it just looks like 90′s kids makeup. Did I mention that the glitter crusted off within minutes? No, just…. no.

cailyn star wave glitter tint aquarius (07) swatch

Cailyn Star Wave Glitter Tint in Aquarius (07). A dark blue with blue glitter. This one I have very mixed thoughts about. I love, LOVE the colour, like LOVE love love. But the glitter crusts off this one aswell and it doesn’t feel comfortable at all. BUT I LOVE HOW IT LOOKS? Argh.

cailyn star wave mattalic tint sirius (12) swatch

Cailyn Star Wave Mattalic Tint in Sirius (12). A dark cool toned grey with a soft silver sheen. Now we’re talking again! This formula is said to be liquid metallic, somehow I think this one is more on the matte side than the velvety red one shown above? But that’s just technicalities, the formula itself is divine! Another thin, smooth finish and it is fully opaque in one coat. I really like how it’s kind of an off black, it makes it look softer while still super graphic. Love.

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for critical thinking. Beauty blogger from Gothenburg, Sweden.

My name is Viola Holmgren and I've been representing Swedish beauty bloggerism (yes. we're a cult) since 2008. I focus on cruelty free beauty and I love the feeling of finding cool products that have gone under the radar.

Makeup doesn't have rules. The only person who decides what's right or wrong and if you're wearing it or not is you, and that's where my job as a blogger comes in handy. Use my experience as a guide or an inspiration towards finding your own way.

And just to clarify, all reviews and opinions are my own, there is no evil baby demon on my left shoulder who is bribing, forcing or possessing me to write. Reviews are best written in honesty!