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Paranoid

I can barely look at the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadows, this entire line of shiny metallic shadows is named after famous rock albums and singers, and then colour coordinated to the album covers. Kat obviously has some great taste and it just GETS ME, I just.. need them all?

How about this one blue I’m wearing today one called Paranoid (after the Black Sabbath album which is on my top 5 albums ever), royal purple Danzig (after horror rock & punk icon Glenn Danzig), silvery Static Age (after my personal favourite Misfits album), deep wine Raw Power (after The Stooges super influential balls to the walls album) and so on. Sorry for the nerd attack but omg yes. Anyone else feeling the same?

SO, HOWEVER, UHM. Paranoid! This shade is a super bright turquoise tinged blue. Not turquoise enough to look tropical, but a tad too happy for me to feel 100% comfortable. So I layered it over a wash of KIKO Water Eyeshadow in Midnight Blue (215) which is noticeable deeper, dirtier and cooler in tone, they really help each other pop. Then to contrast even more I lined the eyes with a deep lavender pencil. Matching different tones of the same colour (= monochromatic) is so damn effective.

paranoid

paranoid

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow – Midnight Blue (215)
  • Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow – Paranoid
  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Lavender
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 3, 11
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Mariposa
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX High Voltage Lipstick – Stone
  • NABLA Diva Crime Lipstick – Paloma
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
Viola, Killer Colours
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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)
Viola, Killer Colours

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Superfly

The messy glam rock glitter eye is one of my absolute favourite looks to wear. A base of dark shadows with multidimensional chunky glitter packed on top, the messier the better looking. Today I went one step further and added some extra sparkle, I sense that 15 year old me would have been proud to see that I still wear rhinestones like this. *Pats self on back*

superfly

superfly

superfly

superfly

superfly

superfly

Face:

  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow 
  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm, New York
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette – Dulce De Leche
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing – Warm Glow

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 8, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette – Earl Grey, Almond Truffle
  • KICKS Lasting Liner – Black
  • Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Superfly #3
  • Cheap Ebay rhinestones
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Palina Magic CC Cream – New York
  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow 
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing – Warm Glow
Viola, Killer Colours

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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
Viola, Killer Colours

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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
Viola, Killer Colours
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Blog info:
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!