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Roundup: 2016 in makeup looks

I hope you had a wonderful new years eve! Let’s start the new year with a recap, shall we? What makeup did I wear in 2016? Here’s a handful of looks in a somewhat correct order of appearance. Link to blog posts under each picture!

Which one is your favourite? Did you try any of the products I’ve recommended?


I found my holy grail false lashes. LINK

canary yellow

I wore bright yellow lids in spring. LINK

dark era

I also found the perfect John Galliano-esque dark lipstick. LINK

crumble to dust

I fell in love with pinks all over again. LINK

birkin brown

This lipstick found its way into my life. LINK


Sharp winged liner did a solid comeback, first time in years. LINK

underage red

And the brightest, most amazing red? Here it is. LINK


The cool toned smokey eye was a solid favourite. LINK

watery grave

And dark grey, why not. LINK


And GLITTER of course, probably my main focus this year! LINK

color riot

I wore the matte rusty eyeshadows that ruled Instagram this year. LINK

stay angry

I also found my way back to weirder looks again. LINK


I’ve been colour clashing quite a bit. LINK


Did stuff inspired by music videos.. LINK


I wore eyebrow pencil on my lips quite a lot, lifehack! LINK

zou bisou bisou

Went back to the 60′s.. LINK


Loved combining super fresh skin with glitter. LINK

super nova

More colour clashing and some black lips. LINK

area 51

A friend gave me the perfect (ALIEN THEMED) teal green eyeshadow. LINK


Found the weirdest coolest multichrome eyeliner. LINK


Did some kind of evil fairy look for halloween. LINK


And I discovered the perfect dreamy eyeshadow palette for dimensional space-y smokey eyes. LINK

stoned rose

Ohh clumpy lashes, how I love you. LINK


And just a basic matte black eye, YES please. LINK


Why not some superhero colours? LINK


Or insanely tropical. LINK


Rocky horror glitter lips! LINK

we are the new diabolic

Smokey lips. I decided it’s a thing. LINK


At the end of the year I really fell deep into neons. LINK

oily night

And I wore mad scientist brows. LINK


And as always: pinks!! LINK

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Today I finally got around to trying the neon SUVA Beauty Hydra Liners (A LOT of SUVA at the moment but you know how I am, there’s always a brand that gets me extra hyped up), they are water activated paints that you just.. well.. paint your face with. You can either do the same thing as me and blast Venetian Snares and Aphex Twin and just have a creative meltdown, or just use the paints as a neon accent in your more standard makeup looks.

And as always with products like this – If you are going to use it on other people or want the product to stay fresh for as long as possible, scrape a bit out and mix it on a palette instead of going in with the brush straight into the pot! I use them the nasty way because they are MIIINE and won’t touch anyone elses face.

Scrunchie (coral) is my absolute favourite, this formula is super smooth, it applies thick and opaque and the colour is just amazing.
Fanny Pack (green) is okay, it applies so-so on the first swipe but with a second coat it turns quite opaque.
Dance Party (yellow) is the shitty one of the bunch, it was just clumpy and impossible to apply evenly.

You can see the difference in formula on the brushes in the picture below, see how gunky the yellow looks in the brush compared to the coral? In all, get the coral and maybe the green if you crave some neons, you can pass on the yellow.

Available internationally at both Glossgods (SWE) and the SUVA Beauty website (CA).

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suva beauty hydra liner fanny pack, dance party, scrunchie

SUVA Beauty Hydra Liner in (from the top) Fanny Pack, Dance Party, Scrunchie

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Livsstil, Mode

Let’s blog about fashion, baby

Time to turn this blog into a fashion blog, we need to dial things up a bit!

EBay is the ultimate clickbait. It’s far worse than Buzzfeed articles, no joke! Especially when you get stuck in Chinese fashion shops, they are just BURSTING with cool expressions in made up English. Well THANK YOU west for tattooing our language on your bodies in the 90′s like idiots, now we’ll wear your language however we want!! HA!

All of these are found browsing words like “fashion top cute summer shirt design funny”, enjoy the endless scrolling. Kthxbai!


Let’s start with some minimalistic design.




Business tip: Bur your kere.


Thanks for reminding me of the fact that humans are awful.


*slowly backs into apartment, locks door*




Treat yourself to some ChenKe 365!

..You beat me to it.


Okay now you’re just making me uncomfortable


Who needs purpose in life anyways? *english handwritten*


I feel your confusion Bart


Yeah babe! Free! Open Heart! KILL.




Me neither.


That’s it, I give up.

Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

25 blog posts from 2015 that you might have missed

Here’s a collection of my favourite blog posts from the past year, have any of you read them all? Click the headline or the link below the picture to find the individual blog post.

Thank you for all the support and love through this hectic year, I’m sending all my love and hoping for a good 2016, take care!


A creamy blue eyelid using Illamasqua eyeshadow

The barrier cream that has saved my face from the last two winters

My Thierry Mugler Angel perfume collection

A purply brown cream shadow that has been well loved this year

Six neutral lippies from KIKO Cosmetics

Iris as a perfume note

Six vampy red nail polishes

A glowy makeup look with smokey jewel tones

The amazing Viseart eyeshadow palettes

A bunch of cheek products from The Balm

Swatching all my Makeup Geek eyeshadows

A serious highlighter smackdown

A fantastic mascara find, now one of my absolute favourites

The perfect wet look eyeshadow from Marc Jacobs

My skincare routine from this summer, still basically the same

Probably my best nail polish brand find of the year, drooool

Blue and silver makeup look worn with two different lip colours

Asymmetric rainbow eyes

Cheap Ebay makeup brushes, are they worth your money?

A fantastic cleansing balm, aka the makeup killer

Holographic icy turquoise nails

Smokey 60′s cat eye

Makeup look using all the shadows in my “leftover palette”

My most used bronzers

Epic glitter swatching with Lit Cosmetics

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YouTube Tip: The history of makeup

Here’s a fantastic video series by Macshadowcombos I stumbled upon today, you get a lot of great information about the makeup and beauty culture of the 1900′s. Watch and enjoy, I sure did!

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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!