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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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Gold

Inglot Scandinavia were so sweet and sent me a little package of luvvv containing products that all were 100% my taste, I’m so excited to dig through them! Thank you so much! <3 Just look at this gold pigment for example, my brain just exploded. It doesn’t even look a tenth as amazing photographed as it does in real life, it’s like a gritty gold leaf with a drop of bronze. When rubbed into the eyelid, especially over a sticky base, it turns into a solid foil. So crazy!

The other day I wore it on top of a brown eyeshadow, just smacked it on with a finger and brushed the fallout off my cheeks (because can’t deny it, there’s quite a bit with this much shimmer). Who can resist this glam rock goodness?

gold

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight (only the sculpt shade)

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 3, 8
  • Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow – 24
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight (only the highlight)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • Sigma Beauty Brow Pencil – Dressed Up
inglot amc pure pigment eye shadow 24

Inglot AMC Pure Pigment Eye Shadow in 24

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Stone

Todays eye makeup was done with the new Inglot palette I mentioned buying in my last post. It’s so pretty! I love how pinks make my eyes seem bright blue, it really brings life to the face without really looking like a ton of weird eyeshadow.

The lip combo is also a current favourite. I did this combo in a haste last week and since then I’ve just kept doing it – it’s NYX Stone lipstick which I define super softly at the edges with a brow pencil. Finally a taupe lip that I actually can wear. Ha!

stone

stone

stone

stone

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight
  • Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 11
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer
  • Inglot Eyeshadow - 361, 366, 407, 329
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX High Voltage Lipstick – Stone
  • Sigma Beauty Brow Pencil – Dressed Up
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Paloma

After seeing this mini tutorial by Harry Makes It Up I felt the need to smack on some coral/lime/blue on my eyes. Such a perfect colour combo! Thanks for the inspo gurl. I went full on colour block, no fuss, not even very blended. To take the overall look down a notch the skin and lips are on the “hyperreal” side, softly flushed colours and faked freckles.

The bright colours I used were from the Viseart Editorial Brights palette, the coral is a mix between the pink and the orange, the lime is a mix between the lightest green and the yellow, plus the already blue mascara got a dusting of the bright blue eyeshadow on top.

I really ended up loving this shade of bright coral and would love to be able to use it without mixing, do you have any tips on eyeshadows like this? Loose or pressed doesn’t matter! Thanks :*

paloma

paloma

paloma

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara
  • Sigma Beauty Brow Pencil – Elevate, Clean Cut (for freckles)

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil – Milk
  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08 – 2, 5, 6, 7, 12
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • IsaDora Build-Up Mascara Extra Volume 100% Waterproof – Ocean Blue

Lips:

  • TheBalm Pretty Smart/Read My Lips Lip Gloss – SNAP!
  • NABLA Diva Crime Lipstick – Paloma
viseart editorial brights palette

Viseart Editorial Brights palette, review here.

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Video: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette tutorial, swatches & review

The other day I filmed a tutorial/review/talk through of the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. Hope you like it!

I bought my palette at Beautybay.

anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette tutorial swatch review

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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!