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H&M Beauty Precious Glow Collection

I picked up some products from the new H&M Beauty makeup collection for fall 2016 called Precious Glow. Metallic everything, you know I’m on it! Apart from these three items I got there are lipsticks, eyeshadows, a cream highlighter, makeup bags, a lot of stuff! Plus of course multiple shades of everything. Out in stores now. Let’s check them out!

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum, treasured eye gems crystalline, dazzle lip topper glisten up

H&M Beauty Gilded Brow Tint in Electrum, Treasured Eye Gems in Crystalline, Dazzle Lip Topper in Glisten Up.

h&m beauty treasured eye gems crystalline

H&M Beauty Treasured Eye Gems in Crystalline. Loose opalescent and silver rhinestones in varying shapes and sizes that you can glue onto any eye makeup look. 16 year old me cries with joy!

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum

H&M Beauty Gilded Brow Tint in Electrum. A brow gel with copper sparkles. Who doesn’t want sparkly brows?!?

h&m beauty dazzle lip topper glisten up

H&M Beauty Dazzle Lip Topper in Glisten Up. This one is a water thin product that you apply on top of your lipsticks for an opalescent look. It dries down quickly but not as a liquid lipstick, more like a.. watery eyeshadow or something? Never seen anything like it before! My bottle leaked a drop now and then when closed, not sure if it’s just mine but still worth noting.

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum, dazzle lip topper glisten up swatch

H&M Beauty Gilded Brow Tint in Electrum & Dazzle Lip Topper in Glisten Up. Picture taken in indirect sunlight, here you can see the beautiful colour shift of the lip topper!

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum, dazzle lip topper glisten up swatch

Same swatch in direct light. Bling!

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum, dazzle lip topper glisten up swatch

And here it is on the face! Gilded Brow Tint in Electrum on top of my regular brow powder, Dazzle Lip Topper in Glisten Up on top of a red lip pencil. The rhinestones will have to wait for another look! Eye makeup is Bitter and Flame from the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette with NYX Slide-On Pencil in Golden Bronze.

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Super Nova

Todays theme: Extra everything! I did a purple+green smokey eye (want a video tutorial? Many of you asked on Instagram!) that I paired with two different lips, one dark and one neutral. Which one do you prefer?

Sorry for the weird eyeshadow choice for the green lid by the way, it’s from a super old Too Faced palette that is nowhere available anymore, but it was just that perfect glowy grass green I was looking for. Plus it went with the inner corner highlight so well! Dupe it with something green and pretty from your own collection, or if you’re a makeup hoarder+oldie and still has this one on hand!

super nova

super nova

super nova

super nova

super nova

super nova

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Power – Diffused Light
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • KICKS Lasting Liner – Black
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Single – 109
  • Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow – Poison Plum
  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Policy Kit – Lucky Charms
  • NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow – Mermaid
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Dark lips:

  • KICKS Lasting Liner – Black
  • Viva la Diva Lipstick – Super Nova

Neutral lips:

  • Sigma Beauty Brow Pencil – Dressed Up
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre – Ibiza Nights
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Solstice (mini Urban Decay scoop!)

Hola amigos! I have been offline for a few days (except for Instagram @killercolours of course) as I borrowed Fröken Rosa over the weekend. Browsing the museum of natural history, haunted houses, talking shit, drinking violet drinks, all you could ever ask for. I had this makeup look photographed when she arrived on Wednesday and then just let it gooooo LET IT GOOOO until life went back to normal. We miss you already Des!

This makeup look was just a “let’s try EVERYTHING!” with a bunch of new Urban Decay products, actually matching them was secondary. Well, products that are to me. Cult faves for most beauty nerds. I’m late on this one, OK??

Naked Skin Foundation is really dry on my skin and needs some extra moisture prep to feel nice, but it looks amazing. The shade 1.0 is probably my best shade match ever, it is warm without leaning peachy or yellow. Once my slight summer colour is gone this will be the perfect match for my natural skin tone. Shoutout to all my fair-neutralish-warmish-greenish friends!

Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral has beautiful thin skin-like formula but is a tad too cool toned for me, I will probably try Light Warm aswell. I wish there was a Fair Warm though?

Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice is also an oldie, but I never understood how different it is from other similar shades until I saw it in person. It’s like a warm pinky copper base (not the usual orange-y brown!) with a bright teal shimmer that shifts to pastel pink. I pushed it all over the lids with a finger, it is so pretty!

Afterglow Highlighter in Fireball is easily my favourite out of the bunch. Probably made for a darker skin tone, but it has a bright apricot base and blue/magenta shimmer, it looks so insane!! It’s the only thing I’m wearing on my cheeks here, it totally doubles as a blush. So weird and pretty.

solstice

solstice

Face:

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation – 1.0
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - Fair Neutral
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Power – Diffused Light
  • Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter – Fireball

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (a mix of shades for the crease, don’t remember which)
  • Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow – Solstice
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • ???? (another example why you shouldn’t leave makeup post unwritten for a week. A mix of different balms and lipsticks, that’s all I remember!)
urban decay afterglow highlighter fireball, moondust eyeshadow solstice

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Fireball, Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice

urban decay afterglow highlighter fireball, moondust eyeshadow solstice

See how the intense apricot base and blue shimmer of Fireball take each other out and turn into this spooky pink? Love it!! And Solstice is just pure magic with its intense cyan sparkle.

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick “Underage Red”

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in the colour Underage Red has been my staple red this spring and summer. I got a little free sample of it with a Sephora purchase and used half of it up, the other half got mushed in a bag and I felt such unexpected sorrow!! Went to Sephora on the same day and bought a full sized tube.

Underage Red is called a “matte fire engine red” and that’s exactly what it is. It is super vibrant and flat matte, you can almost throw it on in the morning and wear it all day without touchups. Just prep your lips with lip balm before to get the smoothest result, it your lips are super crusty it will show, and it won’t be too comfortable. I like that about it though, it really locks into place and you don’t ever have to worry about it sneaking off.

The colour itself is unlike all reds in my collection, it’s noticeably lighter than a classic red and just SO VIBRANT! It has the slightest pink undertone which makes it very brightening, definitely great on all skintones. If red lips is your jam you can’t miss out on this one!

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red. I love the studded packaging! It is a bit lightweight and I wish it had a better snap when you close it, but who can whine about something this cute?

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red swatch

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red swatch

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red. Blog post about this makeup look here.

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Watery Grave

Watery Grave from Femme Fatale Cosmetics is a pretty little number, it looks like so many eyeshadows in one! But it is a tad dry and needs a much stickier primer for that red gleam to pop more than it did on me today. Still beautiful though! And it just begged for a steel grey lip.

watery grave

watery grave

watery grave

watery grave

Face:

  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow 
  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Femme Fatale Cosmetics Matte Blush – City Ruinous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing – Warm Glow

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer
  • Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Watery Grave
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Cailyn Star Wave Mattalic Tint – Sirius (12)
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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!