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NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick, Butter Gloss & Intense Butter Gloss swatches!

Nyligen fick jag hem en bunt läppisar från NYX, det var blandat ur linjerna High Voltage Lipstick (slimmade mjukgörande läppstift med mycket pigment), Butter Gloss (mjuka halvtäckande gloss) och Intense Butter Gloss (samma mjuka formula men med full täckning), vi kikar på allihop i ett svep tänker jag! Allt finns att shoppa på Eleven.se.

A while ago a bunch of NYX lippies arrived, a mix between the lines High Voltage Lipstick (slimmed moisturizing lipsticks with intense colour), Butter Gloss (smooth semi opaque glosses) and Intense Butter Gloss (the same soft formula but with full coverage), let’s take a look at all of them! All of this is available at Eleven.se who ship within Europe.

nyx lippies

Aaaall the yummies.

bare lips

Bare lips for reference.

 

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick stone, flutter kiss, rags to riches, wine & dine

NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick in Stone, Flutter Kiss, Rags To Riches, Wine & Dine. These have a very comfortable feeling on the lips, very “melty” so I would wear anything darker than Rags To Riches with a lip liner. The pale shades look FANTASTIC on the lips for being so opaque, they often build up and look gunky on me but not these. These lipstick smell a tad candy-ish but not much. The packaging is not good though, the lids fall off FAR too easily.

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick stone swatch

Stone. That typical taupe beige shade that everyone seem to want on their lips right now. It looks surprisingly good on me for being so grey.

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick flutter kiss swatch

Flutter Kiss. A very odd shade, it’s like that trendy mauve tone but a lot paler, this one “shouldn’t” look good on me either but I really like it. It’s very smoothing!

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick rags to riches swatch

Rags To Riches. I didn’t see it in the bullet but this one has shimmer! The warm pink base pairs beautifully with the golden sheen, not a very “me” shade but maaany people would love this.

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick wine & dine swatch

Wine & Dine. A berry wine shade. I love that it’s a shade lighter than your average wine shade which keeps it from looking gothic, and it applies super smooth without any patchiness which also is a normal problem with these shades. Definitely needs a lip pencil though as it’s so slippery.

 

nyx cosmetics butter lip gloss

NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake, Raspberry Tart. These glosses are super balmy and non-sticky, my lips actually feel hydrated after wearing them and they still aren’t greasy. They have quite a strong fruity vanilla scent, worth noting if that bothers you. The packaging is simple and good, nothing weird about it. Standard doe foot applicators that picks up a decent amount of product from the tube. They are spot on over all in my opinion, try them out!

nyx cosmetics butter gloss angel food cake swatch

Angel Food Cake. A mauve toned beige shade, very neutral and would work on just about everyone. Even though it’s see-through it has a surprising amount of colour!

nyx butter gloss raspberry tart swatch

Raspberry Tart. A transparent yet intense berry pink. Looks more purple in the tube but that’s what gives it this pretty cool tone. I LOVE THIS SHADE TO PIECES! I’m so weak for these shades as they look so juicy, and when they also feel amazing on the lips like these ones I have very little to complain about. YUM. Easily my favourite out of all these lippies.

 

nyx cosmetics intense butter gloss

NYX Cosmetics Intense Butter Gloss in Funnel Delight, Orangesicle, Toasted Marshmallow. These glosses are a bit thicker, more of a lip lacquer formula, and give serious drama with only a sweep. They are slightly stickier than the original Butter Gloss but still very smooth for a gloss. The pigment is so crazy I feel a bit scared using them alone as they can smear quite badly. I would definitely pair these with a matching lipstick or pencil, just dabbing some in the middle of the lips for extra oumph. They are GORGEOUS though! The scent on these is sweeter, more of a cake vanilla. The packaging is similar to the original but the applicator is flatter and more flexible, great for this super intense formula as it applies very smoothly along the edges.

nyx cosmetics intense butter gloss funnel delight swatch

Funnel Delight. A no-joke Barbie pink. Full coverage, super intense payoff with very little work. I’m not too fond of the slightly whitened tone of it though, it looks like a neon pink post-it note on my face. Haha.

nyx cosmetics intense butter gloss orangesicle

Orangesicle. Briiiight orange with a red undertone! This one doesn’t have that whitened feeling that the pink has, so even though it’s still super intense I like wearing this one more, apart from how scary it is because of the smeary formula.

nyx cosmetics intense butter lip gloss toasted marshmallow swatch

Toasted Marshmallow. This shade is so strange, like a dirty mauve wine? Like nothing else I own! Sadly it’s too messy for me to just smack on and go, I would want a matching lippie to wear underneath for it to not smear everywhere. I’m SO TORN! Seriously, that colour.. Drool.

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Technopagan

Yesterday I asked you on Instagram (@killercolours) what I should wear with this awesome OCC Lip Tar in Technopagan, I got many awesome replies and really fell for the idea of wearing it with a bright metallic silver. So that’s what I did! The silver is a liquid eyeliner from Lush dabbed all over the lid, suuper blingy. Made me realize that I don’t have a bright metallic silver cream eyeshadow. Any tips?

When I was about to apply my regular black mascara the idea of bright blue lashes struck me. The silver frames the bright blue beautifully, I love how it looks together! And of course they play off the inky purple lips beautifully. Below you can see the look both with the dark lip and with a more neutral pale gloss.

And oh, remember me mentioning yesterday that I’m not too crazy about TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer? In these pictures I’m wearing Make Up Store Wonder Powder in Sahara in the exact same way that I wore Mary-Lou yesterday, I hope you can tell how much smoother this is on the skin if you compare the pictures!

technopagan

technopagan

technopagan

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush – Delicata
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 9, 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • LUSH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner – Success (“Framgång” in Sweden)
  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Deep Grey
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Graphite, Galaxy
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • IsaDora Build-Up Mascara Extra Volume – Royal Blue

Dark lip:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar – Technopagan

Pale lip:

  • Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss – 100P

Nails:

  • Cirque Colors – Hustle
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Bohemian Rose

I showed you a smokey green look with dark pink lips using the Rock & Romance collection from IsaDora, here’s another look using the same lipstick but in a very soft look!

This shade called Bohemian Rose looks wonderful patted on thin aswell as applied smack on, and the formula is super silky which hepls dry lips look nice and moisturized. If you’re thinking about only getting one lipstick from the collection, then I would definitely consider this one!

bohemian rose

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Illuminating and Smoothing Primer
  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer

Brows:

  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Lips:

  • IsaDora Perfect Moisture Lipstick – Bohemian Rose
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H&M Beauty, let’s swatch the lippies!

H&M sopade härom veckan ut det gamla och lanserade ett helt nytt smink, hår- och hudvårdskoncept under namnet H&M Beauty, såklart är jag snabbt på bollen så ni vet vad som är värt att spendera stålarna på! Nedan följer läpprodukterna, jag har även ett rouge och några lack vi kan kika på. Priserna på läpprodukterna ligger mellan 49 och 99 kr.

The other week H&M got rid of the old and launched a completely new makeup, hair- and skincare concept under the name H&M Beauty, of course I’m quickly on it so that you have a hunch about what to dive into! Below are the lip products, I also have a blush and some nail polishes that we can take a closer look at. The lip products span from £3.99 to £7.99.

h&m beauty

The packaging has been updated. Overall they feel okay, the lipsticks are a bit flimsy but the rest is nice. Big minus for having big-ass floppy stickers where the names and ingredients are listed! Those are loose and will gather dust and dirt and eventually fall off. Just print it on the packaging pleeeeease.

hm lip definer au naturel

H&M Lip Definer in Au Naturel. “A creamy, medium-soft lip pencil that defines and perfects the natural shape of the lip. The rich formula is easy to blend and won’t bleed or feather. How to use: Apply on the lip contours and gently blend into your lipstick for natural results.”

h&m lip colour-to-go bonne vivante

H&M Lip Colour-To-Go in Bonne Vivante. “A lipstick pencil with a comfortable, moisturising formula and a great colour pay-off. Available in a range of vibrant shades and effects, the jumbo pencil format makes this extra easy to apply for go-anywhere convenience. How to use: Apply on clean lips either alone or after lip primer.”

h&m cream lip colour rosehip jam, deco ruby

H&M Cream Lip Colour in Rosehip Jam and Deco Ruby. “Our classic lipstick. The rich and creamy formula offers medium coverage, gliding on smoothly for full-bodied lips. With an inspiring palette of highly pigmented colours to choose from, it’s easy to match your mood and look. How to use: Wear it alone, after lip primer for extra punch and staying power, or underneath a gloss to add shine.”

h&m velvet lip cream pep talk

H&M Velvet Lip Cream in Pep Talk. “A vivid liquid lipstick offering a super-matte, high-coverage finish. Glides on easily, leaving lips enveloped in dramatic, velvety colour. How to use: Apply on clean lips either alone or after lip primer.”

h&m gossamer lip stain leading lady

H&M Gossamer Lip Stain in Leading Lady. “A lip stain with a weightless formula that dries down quickly for a soft finish. Glides on easily, leaving your lips hydrated with elegant colour. How to use: Apply on clean lips either alone or after lip primer.”

h&m beauty swatches

Swatched in the same order as above.

bare lips

Bare lips for reference.

h&m lip definer au naturel

H&M Lip Definer in Au Naturel. A light beige with a peachy undertone. WONDERFUL formula, it just glides on without any skips at all, super pigmented and dries down to a matte smudge proof finish. Will be great paired with neutral glosses or lipsticks, definitely kicks the asses of many expensive cult offerings (Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk, I’m looking at you). Verdict: Definitely buy it!

h&m lip colour-to-go bonne vivante

H&M Lip Colour-To-Go in Bonne Vivante. A glossy pink mauve. This pencil glides on with a slick cushiony feeling, very smoothing and without the slightest greasiness. Doesn’t feel like it would smudge very easy either! This formula is so spot on, sell this formula four times as expensive and I wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. The shade is just beautiful too! Can’t wait to get more of them. And oh, they smell of.. tropical fruit or something? Only when you just apply it, then it goes away. In case you have an opinion on that. Verdict: BUY IT!! You’d be crazy not to.

h&m cream lip colour rosehip jam

H&M Cream Lip Colour in Rosehip Jam. A somewhat dirty (brown toned?) warm red, the exact colour rose hips! The formula is very pigmented but slippery, as you can see it is very glossy. Feels amazing on the lips, but for a long day at work or a night out I would pair it with a lip liner just to feel safer from smudges. This colour is worth it though! Quite unusual in my stash. The lipsticks smell a tiiiny bit, I think it’s vanilla? Verdict: Buy it for the colour, not for the formula. Or stay with the paler shades that are less smudge-sensitive.

h&m cream lip colour deco ruby

H&M Cream Lip Colour in Deco Ruby. A dusty dark reddish plum. Gorgeous fall colour! Same formula pros and cons as the colour above. Verdict: Same as the previous one!

h&m velvet lip cream pep talk

H&M Velvet Lip Cream in Pep Talk. A warm toned ultra hot pink. This is a liquid lipstick so you paint this creamy product on and it dries flat matte and smudge proof. Sure did, but I LOATHE THESE LIQUID LIPSTICKS! I seem to be the only one on this planet, but it’s impossible to apply them evenly on my quite textured lips. With a second coat it just crusts up and blergh! Do I need to mention that I redid this lip swatch four times to get this result? Hmpf. It stayed on like a trooper though, so that’s not the issue.. I really wanted to love this just because of the colour! The applicator is great though, need to mention. Very easy to create crisp lines with. Verdict: If you like matte lip stains then go for it, you will probably like these aswell! Personally I’d skip it.

h&m lip stain leading lady

H&M Lip Stain in Leading Lady. A medium-dark red with a strong pink undertone. This formula is gel-like and leaves a heavy stain after the gel like gloss wears off, very similar to the asspensive YSL Glossy Stains. Super comfortable and juicy looking! But hello, why this furry applicator? It paints little fuzzy strokes along the lip line, I needed to even the lip line out over and over again and ended up with overdrawn lips just because of that. Formula-wise it’s glorious! Verdict: Buy if you are okay with applying/perfecting with a separate lip brush, it’s worth it.

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Urban Green

Of course I ended up having crappy lighting so the pictures are not what they could have been, but here’s a look combining a bunch of products from the new IsaDora Rock & Romance collection. I love love love this smokey green eyeshadow palette, it’s the definite star of the collection in my opinion!

urban green

urban green

urban green

Face:

  • IsaDora Wake Up Make Up Foundation – Fair
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor – Nude
  • TheBalm Instain Blush –Lace

Brows:

  • IsaDora Perfect Brow Kit – Brown Duo
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • IsaDora Eye Shadow Quartet – Urban Green
  • IsaDora Smoky Eye Liner – Dark Green
  • IsaDora Flashing Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • IsaDora Perfect Moisture Lipstick – Bohemian Rose

Nails:

  • IsaDora Wonder Nail – Bohemian Rose
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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!