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Lipstick Queen Swatchfest!

Alltså, jag är så himla glad! Minns ni detta inlägg där jag recenserade ett läppstift från Lipstick Queen? Det såg Lipstick Queen själva och skickade mig som tack för recensionen ett paket med fem andra läppstift att prova! Hur gulligt? Jag känner mig som ett barn på julafton. Jag har aldrig provat något från detta märke som jag inte älskat. Du kan botanisera mellan tusen nyanser och formulas av klassiska färger för att hitta ditt personliga önskestift, lyxkänslan är där, och ändå känns märket lekfullt, mångfaldigt och överraskande. Perfekt balans!

Vi går igenom läppstiften i ett samlat inlägg tycker jag! Alla med en liten beskrivning av linjen det tillhör och hur själva stiftet känns och ser ut. Ungefär som vanligt i dessa större läppinlägg alltså.

Lipstick Queen kan ni shoppa på t.ex. varuhuset NK, svenska Cow Parfymeri (butiken i Sthlm/deras webshop) eller brittiska Space NK.

 

I’m sooo happy! Do you remember this blog post where I reviewed a lipstick from Lipstick Queen? They saw it and sent me a package with five new lipsticks to try as a thank you for the review! How sweet? I feel like a child at christmas. I’ve never tried anything from this brand that I haven’t loved. You can browse between a zillion colours and formulas of classic colours to find your personal favourite, the products feel luxurious and still the brand is playful, diverse and surprising. The perfect balance!

Let’s go through the lipsticks in a collected post! Each and every one of them with a little description of the line and how the lipstick itself feels and looks. Similar to how I usually do the larger lippie posts in other words.

Lipstick Queen is available at for example british Space NK and their own american website.

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I love how all the Lipstick Queen lines come in different packaging, it’s easy to browse through your stuff and find what you’re looking for. These lipsticks are displayed in the same order they’re swatched below.

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Look at the sweet note they sent! And here’s the outer packaging of the lipsticks.

lipstick queen lipstick swatches

Hot Rose Sinner, Saint Scarlet Red, Jungle Queen, Hang Ten, Stella!

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Bare lips for reference

lipstick queen sinner lipstick hot rose swatch

Lipstick Queen Sinner Lipstick “Hot Rose”. A quite thick, ultra pigmented semi matte formula that feels smooth and comfortable on the lips. The colour is a rich jewel toned pink, a great alternative to a classic red. This colour would suit eeeveryone.

lipstick queen saint lipstick scarlet red swatch

Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick “Scarlet Red”. A sheer juicy formula that feels like a moisturizing balm on the lips. The colour is a light pink toned red, very summery! Perfect for days when you want a softer but yet bright lip.

lipstick queen jungle queen swatch

Lipstick Queen “Jungle Queen”. A moisturizing and bright coloured lipstick made exclusively to look gorgeous with animal prints. HELLO FANTASTIC IDEA! The colour is the perfect balance between coral, orange and red. Imagine it with a big leopard printed scarf!

lipstick queen endless summer lipstick hang ten swatch

Lipstick Queen Endless Summer Lipstick “Hang Ten”. This line is surf inspired, sheer and moisturizing and at the same time summery and bright. The colour is a gorgeous peachy beige, very pale but sheer enough to just look fresh and hydrated. Great everyday lip!

lipstick queen silver screen lipstick stella! swatch

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Lipstick “Stella!”. This formula is gel-like, packs a lot of pigment and has a strong scent and taste of peppermint. Feels divine. Stella! is the crazy one of the bunch, a briiiight blue toned purple! It glows with blue shimmer and looks totally amazing on the lips. Wear it if you dare!

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NABLA Cosmetics Diva Crime Lipstick swatches

Nästa spännande hög med produkter från NABLA Cosmetics! Nu drar vi igenom läppstiftslinjen Diva Crime. Enligt beskrivningen är detta en rik och mjukgörande formula med matt finish och mycket pigment. Låter som det perfekta läppstiftet, eller hur? Finns att shoppa för €12.90 (ca 120 kr) styck på NABLA Cosmetics hemsida.

Formulan är helt klart pigmentrik, ett svep ger mängder av färg. Läppstiftet innehåller kameliaolja och candelillavax vilket känns mjukt och härligt (nästan fett) på läpparna, men ger kanske lite väl mycket glid åt formulan? Jag känner att läppstiftet lätt hopar sig och skapar tunnare områden i färgen om jag pressar ihop läpparna hårt efter att ha målat ett ordentligt lager. Det känns även lite läskigt med de klarare/mörkare färgerna då de kommer smeta lättare (min läppglansrädsla kickar in lite!). Med andra ord – detta är läppstift jag vill ha läppenna till för att våga lita på, det ger formulan mer rättvisa! Sen kan vi ju diskutera huruvida de faktiskt är matta också, de har snarare en återfuktad läppbalsam-look på mina läppar, inte glossigt men reflekterar ändå ljus. Trots dessa potentiella minuspoäng så är det så bra tryck i dem att de är värda lite meck tycker jag!

 

Next exciting bunch of products from NABLA Cosmetics! Let’s go through the Diva Crime lipstick line. According to the description this is a rich and moisturizing highly pigmented formula with a matte finish. Sounds like the perfect lipstick, doesn’t it? Available at the NABLA Cosmetics webshop for €12.90!

The formula is definitely pigmented, one swipe gives loads of colour. The lipstick contains Camellia oil and Candelilla wax which feels nice and soft (almost greasy) on the lips, but maybe it gives the formula a bit too much slip? I find that the lipstick gathers a bit and creates thinner areas if I press my lips together hard after applying a good coat. It also feels a bit scary to wear the brighter/darker shades as they would smudge easier (my lipgloss fright kicks in a bit!) In other words – I would want a lip pencil to trust this lipstick fully, it gives the formula better justice! We can also discuss however it’s actually matte, I would say that it has more of a moisturized balmy look on my lips, not glossy but still reflects light. Even though the lipsticks have these potential drawbacks they have such a good payoff that it’s worth some work in my opinion!

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick

The lipsticks come in a sleek gunmetal grey tube. They’re swatched in the same order they’re displayed here.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick swatches

Ombre Rose, Paloma, Portrait, Panta Rei, Domina, Vertigo, Across The Universe, Alter Ego, Rouge Mon Amour

 

De färger som betedde sig allra bäst i min mening är Ombre Rose, Portrait, Vertigo och Rouge Mon Amour, de lade sig bäst på läpparna. Sämst är helt klart Domina, ni ser ju på bilderna hur flammig den är jämfört med de andra färgerna. Kan tänka mig att den är bra över en riktigt mörk penna däremot, för mjuk och skön känns den ju.

The colours I found worked the best are Ombre Rose, Portrait, Vertigo and Rouge Mon Amour, they applied the best. Worst is definitely Domina, you can see in the pictures how uneven it is compared to the other shades. I can imagine it being nice over a really dark pencil though, I mean it does feel really comfortable on.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick ombre rose swatch

Ombre Rose. A mauve toned neutral shade, perfect for those of you who like the whole 90′s mauve beige thing that’s going on right now. I can’t deny the fact that it’s pretty damn flattering!

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick paloma swatch

Paloma. A warm toned pale beige. So stark and whitened in colour that I feel a bit awkward wearing it full on, but dabbed on the lips with a 60′s smokey eye this will be goooorgeous. Can’t wait to wear it.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick portrait swatch

Portrait. A orange toned light coral. Also a bit too whitened when applied thickly for my taste, so this one would also look nice dabbed on thinly. The undertone is beautiful and quite unusual, a lot better on me than pinky corals!

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick panta rei swatch

Panta Rei. And here it is, the bright pinky coral! Ultra traditional summer colour, a favourite of many but a colour that I really dislike on myself. If it’s your kind of colour – go for it! It’s gorgeous.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick domina swatch

Domina. A dark brownish berry red. Sheer and splotchy, definitely needs a lip liner. Pretty colour and awesome name though! I just wish that the pigmentation was consistent with the other lipsticks.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick vertigo

Vertigo. A bright purple toned pink. This colour is 100% awesome, holy bajebus!! Slightly more whitened than what I would normally wear but it totally works. Hello bubblegum crazy land! No formula problems with this one.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick across the universe swatch

Across The Universe. A classic jewel toned bright pink. A really beautiful shade, you can’t go wrong with it!

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick alter ego swatch

Alter Ego. A red toned pink. Great tweak if you want an alternative to a classic red! It gathered up on the lips a bit though so I would wear it with a lip pencil.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick rouge mon amour swatch

Rouge Mon Amour. The classic red! Another fantastic colour, I really really love this one. Very bright and saturated! None of that gathered up unevenness in this one at all.

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Frenchie

Would you look at that! A makeup look from last month that I forgot to post. Sadly I can’t remember what I wore on my skin/brows, but the lips are ColourPop Lippie Stix in Frenchie! I LOVE this intense red, total cartoon lip.

frenchie

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Heart On

It’s the best hot pink lippie I have. It just is.

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Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen – Almo
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • Sleek MakeUP Blush – Santorini
  • KIKO Mosaic Highlighter

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Make Up Store Eye Pencil – Seduced by the Dark
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix – Heart On
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Modernist

Face of le day! I’m using the Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 that I showed you yesterday. On the lid a pale peachy beige, the soft black as a smokey eyeliner and a dark brown on my lower lash line. The quality of this palette is just amazing.

The lips are shiny for once, I rarely wear lipgloss but today I did! I topped a matte orange red lip tint with some sheer coral gloss, 100% cartoon lips plus no need to worry for smudges all over my face. Haha. I love the look of glossy lips and matte eyes combined!

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Face:

  • Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10+11
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 2+3, 5, 9
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • Cailyn Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint – Modernist (11)
  • Lumene Wild Rose Créme Lip Gloss – Bloom (6)
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Blog info:
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!