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Kiss

I’ve been thinking about doing a glitter lip with Kiss from Lit Cosmetics for the longest time and the other day I finally got around to doing it! ROCKY HORROR HEAVEN!

I just pushed the loose glitter on top of a shiny dark red lipstick, but you could also mix your glitter with a clear gloss or put it on top of one. As long as you have something wet/sticky for the glitter to adhere to it will work. Just don’t count on it to last, you will end up with specks of glitter everywhere and most of all in your mouth. You’re welcome. Haha!

kiss

kiss

kiss

kiss

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation – 1,5 (last two foundations mixed, holy combo!)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • Sleek MakeUP Precious Metals Highlighting Palette – Renaissance Gold, Platium

Brows:

  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Lazarus, Samael, Saleos
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil – Bloodroses
  • KICKS Lipstick – Black Caviar
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Kiss #3
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Dusty Rose

Over the last few days I’ve done this top heavy smokey winged eye a bunch of times, it’s a really simple yet impactful eye that takes close to no time. Would  you like to see a video tutorial maybe? I’m thinking about doing one!

I’ve also had a thing for Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso lately, holy shit this colour is GOOD. Pinks always make me look ruddy and tired (just look at how that “dusty rose” lipstick turns mauve on me, hello purple town!!) so these glowy apricots are the shit for blowing life back into fair skin that doesn’t respond well on pink. Try it out if you haven’t already!

dusty rose

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor -  Natural Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso

Brows:

  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Lazarus, Salas, Saleos
  • Sugarpill Eyeshadow – Bulletproof
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Elisabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil – Pearl
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick – Dusty Rose
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Graphite

Since Ida did her sparkly black cat eye+red lip look a while ago I’ve been thinking a lot about the classic black+red combo, and yesterday when I sat down to do my makeup I felt it was time for that full on smokey eye. I wanted to do black with charcoal sparkle, a really really deep grey that will enhance the black. And of course I also ended up dunking the inner corners with holo glitter. Yep.

I used pitch black Sugarpill Bulletproof (for the first time in ages, it is so good!!) as the main part of the look, while Graphite (230) from KIKO (I did a Water Eyeshadow overview in yesterdays post, check it out!) is what I applied on the inner half of the lids, I applied it wet with a small brush to get them most out of that charcoal sparkle. The absolute inner corner is Lit Cosmetics Cher #4, a gritty holographic silver glitter.

And a little trick: I finished this look off by blending some bronzer along the edges of the smokey eye to make the black appear.. blacker. I always find that it does. If I only blend a black out by itself or with a cool brown the edges turns blue on me, it just drains the energy from my face. The bronzer really helps keep the intensity. Try this trick if you can’t get the black or grey smokey eye to work!

graphite

graphite

graphite

graphite

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation – 1,5 (last two foundations mixed. Didn’t work, don’t do it.)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • By Terry Impearlious Voile de Perle Compact Highlighter

Brows:

  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Sugarpill Eyeshadow – Bulletproof
  • KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow – Graphite (230)
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Cher #4
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner – True Red
  • IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick – True Red
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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick “Birkin Brown”

I’ve said it before but I feel like I can’t plug it enough, Birkin Brown Matte Revolution Lipstick from Charlotte Tilbury is gorgeous!! It’s the perfect chestnut red brown that brightens complexions instead of washing them out, unlike those taupe grey browns that only unicorn people can wear (you know what I’m talking about, hello entire indie makeup world!). I would say that’s my favourite thing about the Charlotte Tilbury makeup range, her sense of colour is just perfect. Some products sure can improve, but the colours are always impeccable.

The formula on the Matte Revolution Lipsticks is a bit slippery and semi-matte. I don’t find that they apply super evenly (the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipsticks are better in that department), but the texture gives it some kind of carefree feeling, as if Nancy Spungen smacked it on using a butterknife as her mirror, hung over with a cigarette in the corner of her mouth. I’m feeling it! Maybe that’s why I almost always pair this particular shade with minimal makeup, I don’t want to overdo it. If you want a more crisp finish, pair it with a lip pencil.

Available at the Charlotte Tilbury website for £30.

charlotte tilbury birkin brown

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KICKS Lip Glaze in Beach Walk, Love & Party

Lip Glaze is a new line of soft moisturizing glosses from KICKS, not a sticky lip in sight with this gel-like hydrating texture. I went out and bought Beach Walk when it was just released, then two more shades were sent to me a week later. I couldn’t be happier! Which ones is your favourite?

Available at kicks.se for 139 SEK (all KICKS products are 25% off right now, so 105 SEK!). 8 different shades available.

kicks lip glaze in beach walk, love & party

KICKS Lip Glaze in Beach Walk, Love, Party. The tubes are so nice, really chunky and quite luxurious for the low price.

kicks lip glaze

The applicator is pinched at the end which helps the wand pick up a lot of product, one dip is the perfect amount for both my lips.

kicks lip glaze beach walk

KICKS Lip Glaze in Beach Walk. A pale neutral beige with a soft gold sparkle.

kicks lip glaze love

KICKS Lip Glaze in Love. A creamy cool toned red that lightens up to a cherry syrup pink on the lips.

kicks lip glaze party

KICKS Lip Glaze in Party. A shimmery wine colour in the tube that sheers out to a greyish brownish ghost plum on the lips.

kicks lip glaze beach walk love party swatch

KICKS Lip Glaze in Beach Walk, Love, Party

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

kicks lip glaze beach walk swatch

KICKS Lip Glaze in Beach Walk. A sheer shade that just brightens and evens out my lip colour slightly, plus adds that soft golden sparkle. Wears well for being so light, but it can settle a tiny bit in lip lines or very dry areas.

kicks lip glaze love swatch

KICKS Lip Glaze in Love. Looks bright red in the tube, turns into juicy cherry syrup on the lips. LOVE this shade so much, oh my god! Hasn’t bled out along the lip lines any of the times that I’ve worn it out.

kicks lip glaze party swatch

KICKS Lip Glaze in Party. Quite sheer and different from what you see in the tube, but honestly I like this dusty ghost plum more! It’s a great colour to pair with a smokey eye. And can you see how even it is? These shades often go on patchy but this is so smooth!

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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!