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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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Noir Fairy

I’ve had such a strange cold! Out of nowhere my voice just disappeared last week, and now almost a week later I’m getting the classic cold symptoms. My vocal cords just gave up on me! I have planned some videos for you but just haven’t been able to film anything, I’ll be back soon, I promise.

Yesterday I just decided that I felt better, so Jerry and I got dressed up and went out for a bite. Why not wear some lashes? I hadn’t worn falsies in a really long time so I went big. I love matching my bottom lashes to my top ones, so I easily sat 10 minutes packing mascara on the lower lashes. Mmmmm, hairy eyes.

The lip was also an easy choice, I’ve had this beautiful raspberry red Liquid Velvet from Ciaté on my desk for quite a while. It’s such a beautiful formula! It doesn’t dry down to that smudge proof dry-as-death crinkly cat anus finish (I’m SO TIRED of those liquid lipsticks, please just go away!), instead they are more of a whipped mousse that doesn’t dry completely kiss proof. They wear so comfortable, now I want moooarrrr shades!

noir fairy

noir fairy

noir fairy

noir fairy

Face:

  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm, New York
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 8
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 3, 4, 9, 12
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • House Of Lashes False Eyelashes – Noir Fairy

Lips:

  • Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Lipstick – Diva
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Color Riot

Today I’m wearing a combo inspired by my friend Rebecka who works at the NYX counter at Åhléns City here in Gothenburg. She likes to wear the rusty Full Throttle Eyeshadow Palette in Color Riot paired with Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Vintage which is a dusty wine colour, and as I had the palette lying around (pictures, swatches and review of those palettes will be up soon, hopefully tomorrow!) I got the lipstick aswell on her recommendation. They work so well together! Thanks darl.

Have you noticed the serious NYX fling I’m having at the moment? They are my current top pick when it comes to interesting launches and inspiring colour schemes and for being so easily available and affordable, they beat the shit out of most budget brands as the market looks right now in Sweden. So sorry not sorry, you will see a lot of NYX on here for a while! Time to step up your game, budget brands..

color riot

color riot

color riot

color riot

Face:

  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 7, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • NYX Full Throttle Eyeshadow Palette – Color Riot
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick – Vintage
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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!