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Dark Era

I found the perfect Galliano lipstick!! Dark Era from NYX has that perfect red wine (not purple, thank lawd) tone that applies just patchy enough to blacken in certain areas without looking all crusty. If it was smooth and opaque it would just have been a solid dark lip, not really what you would have seen on the Galliano runway. Spot on I’d say!

The eye look is super simple, it’s just the brown eyeshadow I use on my eyebrows smudged super softly along the lashlines/lids, then topped with a shimmery pinky taupe (which I will write about soon, holy crap I love the Marc Jacobs The Starlet palette!!) in the center of the top lid. I love how pale sparkly lids look against a vampy lip.

dark era

dark era

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • NARS Highlighting Blush – Albatross

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos
  • Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette The Starlet – 2
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Dark Era
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My current lippie must-haves

As you might have read we recently bought an apartment (YAY US!) and therefore a lot of packing and cleaning is going on. I let myself keep one lipstick holder (buy it cheap on eBay) out, the rest of my lippies are ready for moving. A lot to pick from for a normal human being, a very limited range for the lipstick creep! Haha.

I thought this little holder represented my current must-haves very well, as only the best stuff ended up in there. Let’s go through it!

The first three swatch rows are all lipsticks, on the last row you also have three glosses and a pencil. Let me know if you want a closer look at any special ones.

ebay lipstick holder

These cheapo eBay lipstick holders give you a great overview and easy access, I love having them out and circulating the shades I wear the most.

Row 1:

Lipstick Queen Black Tie, Kevyn Aucoin Bloodroses, NARS Vip Red, IDUN Jordgubb, IsaDora Raving Red, ColourPop Frenchie, Kat von D Lolita.

Row 2:

Charlotte Tilbury Stoned Rose, NYX Stone, KIKO Desert Rose (403), IsaDora Bohemian, KIKO Classic Rose (918), Laura Mercier Audrey, IsaDora Nude Rose.

Row 3:

NARS Sex Machine, NARS Dolce Vita, NARS Brigitte, NARS Michiyo, Kat von D Sexer, Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground, NARS Afghan Red.

Row 4:

NARS Russian Doll, NARS Bette, TheBalm Snap!, NYX Angel Food Cake, Soap & Glory Plumsup, KICKS Bare.

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Papaya

Today a bunch of news from Viva la Diva and Babor arrived in the mail, so I thought why not try them out? Here are my first impressions! Pictures of all of them (except for the concealer for some reason??) at the bottom of the post.

 

Viva la Diva Make It All Better Concealer in Fair. A twist up concealer that actually brightened my undereyes really nicely and locked in place quickly. I’m actually surprised by how much I like it, this one will be exciting to experiment further with.

Viva la Diva Contour Your Beauty Kit. A kit with two contour shades, two matte + one shimmery highlights and a blush. I used the blush Pink Grape and the contour in Chocolate (on both facial contours, socket of the eye and lower lashline) today. Blends easily and looks great on the skin! Especially that blush shade is yummy.

Viva la Diva Duo Highlighter in Pink Silver. A very sparkly highlighter in pale champagne and peach. I swirled them together for an overall glow, then dabbed only the pale shade on the inner corner of the eyes and on the absolute top of the cheekbones/bridge of the nose. Left me a with a bit of glitter fallout though.

Viva la Diva Eyebrow Fine Liner in Mitad. A sharpie for your brows! Fantastic brush and formula, it is not too thin so it will pack on some colour, the formula isn’t too translucent either but it still doesn’t apply like a sharpie line. It dries into place very quickly but a dab with a finger right after applying a line will diffuse it a lot. Plus it doesn’t stain the skin underneath so it’s easy to blend out. The shade Mitad is supposed to be warm though, mine is either marked with the wrong name or the actual ashy shade in the line has to be as grey as an old basement.

Babor Lip Gloss Stick in Papaya (05). A bright coral orange gloss stick, very thin and slippery on the lips which gives some application problems. I needed to pat it in and therefore dull the colour and shine down for it to stop sliding around so badly. The final result is really nice even though it isn’t as saturated and shiny as it is straight from the bullet.

papaya

papaya

Face:

  • KICKS Skin Glow Primer
  • Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Viva la Diva Make It All Better Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Viva la Diva Contour Your Beauty Kit – Pink Grape, Chocolate
  • Viva la Diva Duo Highlighter – Pink Silver 

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos, Sytry
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Viva la Diva Contour Your Beauty Kit – Chocolate
  • Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • Babor Lip Gloss Stick – Papaya (05)
papaya

Some of the products used in this look.

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Canary Yellow

Nothing goes better with a obnoxiously bright yellow eyelid than a hot pink lip. Yep, I have spring feelings!

canary yellow

canary yellow

canary yellow

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal (mixed with the foundation)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer
  • LORAC PRO Palette – Nude (as a highlighter)

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • NYX Slide On Eye Liner – Pure White
  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08 – 1,7
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Lazarus, Saleos
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer
  • Kevin Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Audacious Lipstick – Michiyo
canary yellow

Some of the products used in the makeup look.

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Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon swatches + review

Lip crayons are staples in my everyday routine. They give a nice gloss without feeling sticky, help chapped lips look plump and soft and give a wash of colour. Yves Rocher are releasing Radiant Lip Crayon in six new shades, here I have three to show you!

The formula of these is gel-like, it glides on very easily and is actually quite long wearing. It doesn’t just slip right off like soft lippies can do, it leaves a slight stain that leaves your lips with a tint even when the shine has gone away a bit. No caking up in dry areas either. A great budget find if you want something new on your lips for spring.

yves rocher radiant lip crayon

Radiant Lip Crayon comes in a classic twist-up packaging, super easy for on-the-go application.

yves rocher radiant lip crayon rose somptueux, pourpre lumineaux, rouge flamboyant swatch

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon in Rose Somptueux, Pourpre Lumineux and Rouge Flamboyant.

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

yves rocher radiant lip crayon rose somptueux swatch

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon in Rose Somptueux. A creamy bright pink. A classic shade that will brighten anyones look up. Great one of you don’t have anything like it already!

yves rocher radiant lip crayon pourpre lumineux swatch

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon in Pourpre Lumineux. A deeper cool toned pink with sparks of silver. A gooorgeous shade that I have worn quite a bit lately. Great for someone who wants to try a deeper lipstick out without fully committing.

yves rocher radiant lip crayon rouge flamboyant swatch

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon in Rouge Flamboyant. A sheer creamy neutral red. Beautiful shade too, not as opaque as red lip crayons often are.

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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!