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Secret Garden

Today I asked on Instagram what kind of makeup you wanted to see, I got some answers saying statement eyes, greens, grunge.. So I merged as many wishes as possible together and did this! The turqouise KIKO pencil on my waterline and blended over the lids, Makeup Geek Secret Garden all over the lids and blending it all out with KIKO Olive Green. Same thing on both top and bottom lid.

By the way, I featured a picture of the main products in this look at the bottom of the post. Good thing, boring thing?

secret garden

secret garden

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • H&M Beauty Pure Radiance Powder Blusher – Cameo Pink
  • Sleek MakeUP Precious Metals Highlighting Palette – Renaissance Gold, Platium

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • KIKO Double Glam Eyeliner – Violet – Emerald (116)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow – Olive Green (209)
  • Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadow – Secret Garden 
  • Sleek MakeUP Precious Metals Highlighting Palette – Renaissance Gold, Platium

Lips:

  • IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips – Bohemian

Nails:

  • Marc Jacobs – Sally

secret garden

 

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IsaDora Spring 2016 Riviera collection: Twist-Up Matt Lips

Jag måste erkänna tankespåret här.. Vårkollektionen Riviera från IsaDora dök upp här hos mig för ett par veckor sedan och jag var inte alls imponerad. Frostiga matta nagellack i trötta färger, en bunt neutrala läppstift utan någon riktigt färgpop, ett par skuggpaletter det känns som att jag redan sett.. Men lite tji fick jag allt.

Formulan på Twist-Up Matt Lips är något av det bästa som går att rota fram i de svenska budgetsminkhyllorna. Läppstiften är silkeslena och glider på lätt även över torra läppar, finishen är sammetsmatt utan att kännas torr och de har ändå superbra hållbarhet. Varje gång IsaDora släpper fler nyanser blir jag glad, så jag fattar inte varför denna kollektion inte riktigt sexade upp mig.

Jag satt och sminkade mig härom dagen och ville ha något mjukt klarrosa på läpparna, kom på att “jomenasså visst var det någon lite klarare rosa nyans i det där utskicket”, drog fram Vintage Pink och kom sedan att använda den sedan flera dagar i rad. Ett par dagar senare testade jag lite ljusare Nude Rose och även den hamnade i vardagsrutinen illa kvickt. För ärligt talat, ljusrosa brukar nästan aldrig smickra min hudton. Instant idominläpp! Enda sättet att komma ifrån problemet brukar vara att välja en mörkare nyans. Nude Rose är mitt perfekta bubbelgumsplut, jag är glad att jag hittat den!

Ute i butik sedan vecka 3.

 

I need to admit my train of thought here.. The Riviera spring collection from IsaDora arrived here a couple of weeks ago and I wasn’t impressed at all. Frosty matte nail polishes in tired pastel shades,  a bunch of neutral lippies without an eye catching pop of colour, a couple of eyeshadow palettes that I felt like I had seen already.. But I partly had to eat those words.

The Twist-Up Matt Lips formula is one of the best you can find on the Swedish budget makeup shelves. The lipsticks are silky soft and glide nicely even over dry lips, the finish is a velvet matte that doesn’t feel drying and they still wear very well. Every time IsaDora release new shades I get happy, so I don’t really understand why this collection didn’t sex me up.

I sat there doing my makeup the other day and wanted some kind of soft bright pink for my lips, realized that “oh wait now, didn’t I see a slightly brighter pink in that collection” and pulled Vintage Pink out, then I ended up wearing it multiple days in a row. A few days later I tried the lighter Nude Rose and that one also turned into a everyday staple. Because honestly, pale pinks barely ever look flattering on my skin tone. Instant 80′s ski trip! The only way to get rid of that problem is to turn to a darker pink shade. Nude Rose is my perfect bubblegum pout, I’m so happy I found it!

isadora spring 2016 riviera collection twist-up matt lips

IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips from the top: Bare ‘N Beautiful, Bohemian, Nude Rose, Vintage Pink

isadora spring 2016 riviera collection twist-up matt lips swatches

IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips in Bare ‘N Beautiful, Bohemian, Nude Rose, Vintage Pink

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

isadora twist-up matt lips bare 'n beautiful swatch

Bare ‘N Beautiful. A pale peach/pink/beige. I personally reach for more of an apricot shade when I want a pale neutral, but this one is peachy enough to still work for me. Very nice formula though, doesn’t settle into fine lines or look chalky at all.

isadora twist-up matt lips bohemian swatch

Bohemian. Warm toned medium beige. Quite a 90′s lip, but still with enough colour in it to not look like taupe-y ghost poop. I love these shades with a black smokey eye!

isadora twist-up matte lips nude rose swatch

Nude Rose. Light candy pink. My absolute favourite from the collection! Immaculate formula and I’ve been given multiple compliments on the colour over the last few days. A must-have in my opinion.

isadora twist-up matt lips vintage pink swatch

Vintage Pink. Softened hot pink. Makes a statement just like a hot pink but still has a drop of nautral beige in it that tones it down. A great beginner shade if you want to get into brights.

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Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Highlighter “Mariposa”

I have been CAKING the Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Highlighter in Mariposa on my face lately, those of you who follow me on Instagram (@killercolours) know that already. It’s a beautiful lavender pinky purple highlighter that sparkles like crazy, definitely more on the Ice Queen of Narnia side of things than bare skinned inner glow blabla. Exactly how I want things to look right now. Go get it (and her other beautiful products) at her webshop!

Apart from the highlighter I’m wearing the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Bronze 03 and NARS Blush in Sin. And oh, that perfect pink matte lipstick? More about that soon!

phee's makeup tips pressed highlighter mariposa

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Supreme

This one is for you Des!

supreme

supreme

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • NABLA Cosmetics Crème Shadow – Supreme
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8, 12
  • Yves Rocher Botanical Color Eye Pencil – Noir Ebène
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick – Black Tie (as a sheer stain)
  • IsaDora Nourishing Lip Oil
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Cher

I’m back betches!! I took a break from the blog and travelled north to visit my parents for about a week. Now I’m back in the south with some new energy, let’s kick it off with some pinky purples and holo glitter, ok?

Can you believe that all the colour shifts on the eyelid is from the same eyeshadow? Cailyn Fantasy is such a trooper. The top lid was primed with a lavender concealer to enhance the cool tone of the shadow, when dusted on top of a black liner it turned bright pink and on the bottom lid it turned into a neutral peach on top of the soft brown. So versatile!

cher

cher

cher

cher

 

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer
  • NARS Blush – Sin
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • KICKS Concealer Trio Cover & Correct Camouflage – Lavender (as a base)
  • Cailyn Cosmetics Shimmer Powder – Fantasy
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 9, 11, 12
  • NARS Blush – Sin
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Cher #4
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
  • House of Lashes False Eyelashes – Icoinc

Lips:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat – Pillowtalk
  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Sex Machine
  • IsaDora Nourishing Lip Oil
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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains. Beauty blogger and MUA 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!