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Better Than Sex

I’m testing the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara at the moment, I’ve been curious for a long time so you can imagine how happy I was when I got it in a little gift bag right before the opening of Sephora here in Gothenburg! Yay! I can already say that the formula is fantastic and it wears well, but I’m not too in love with the shape of the brush. Oh well, I’ll review it for you once I’m done deciding what I think!

Also, today I finally visited the store and I did some serious damage. Will do a round up of the stuff I got later.

better than sex

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 100 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Argyle
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Idun Minerals Inliner – Sand
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Idun Minerals Lipstick – Jordgubb
Viola, Killer Colours
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Livsstil, Skönhet

Jungle Queen

The first thing I want to say today is THANK YOU for being so kind, so many of you have sent supportive messages and comments, and even though I haven’t replied to all of them I read and feel super thankful for having you. I’m also glad that the fact that I’m bringing up anxiety helps so many of you, I totally agree with you when you say that it needs to be talked about openly. It’s rare to see. I’m sending my love right back at all of you who sit there feeling the same way as I do, I see you!

I decided to show up at the opening of the first Sephora store on the Swedish westcoast (bestcoast) yesterday as a battle against all that anxiety, but got a panic attack on the bus just from trying and it got even worse when I saw the queue wrapping a quarter of the building, so I did a 180 and left. Good times! Now I’m on sick-leave for two weeks and on new medication (that makes me all mentally cross-eyed, explains potential strangeness in this post) so I’m hoping that things will clear up soon.

The look that I wore to the event that I didn’t even attend was this. Haha! I’m loving this coral red lipstick by Lipstick Queen, it’s called Jungle Queen and was made especially to compliment animal prints. Meow!

jungle queen

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 100 Beige
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Lips:

  • Lipstick Queen Lipstick – Jungle Queen
Viola, Killer Colours

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Cherry Red

Still struggling with the physical effects of anxiety (like misspelling this blog post a zillion times with my nearly useless hands) I’ve tried to keep it off my self-image as much as possible. I’ve spent a lot of time being extra angry at the lack of freedom within the existing gender roles, normative beauty, the hiveminded beauty industry.. What look represents The Perfect Face™ I thought? A full on 40′s/50′s glamour face of course. What happens if we put all kinds of facial hair on it? Totally soothens my soul.

cherry red

cherry red

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen – Almo
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Power – Diffused Light
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor – Nude
  • Illamasqua Cream Blusher – Devour

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10
  • Milani Brow Tint Pen – Dark Brown (02)
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 4, 5, 11
  • Idun Minerals Inliner – Sand
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven
  • Sweed Lashes – Iconic

Lips:

  • ColourPop Lippie Pencil – Frenchie
  • Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color – Stoplight Red
  • KIKO Cosmetics Shine Lust Lip Tint – Cherry Red (07)
Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

Jag har redan länge gått vid din sida

Du spelar ju schack, inte sant?

brills

Face:

  • Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque – Latte Light
  • Sleek MakeUp Bare Skin Foundation – Barley
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor – Nude
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Argyle

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Starry Eyed, Prom Night, Daydreamer, Purple Rain
  • Idun Minerals Inliner – Sand
  • IsaDora Flashing Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • ColourPop Lippie Stix – Brills
Viola, Killer Colours

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Polilla

My fine motor skills are so bad right now it’s almost laughable, I’ve had quite bad anxiety these past days which makes me incredibly jittery. Instead of feeling like shit about it one more day I decided to pin my shaky elbows to the makeup table, turn up the volume on Nick Cave’s Murder Ballads and become crazy moth lady instead.

The eyeshadow I’m wearing all over the lid is Polilla from Phee’s Makeup Tips, I’ve said it before but the dirty hue of it is so perfect I could eat it. It’s blended out with a mixture of reddish brown Caramel from Nabla Cosmetics and a plummy TheBalm blush in Pinstripe.

The lipstick ColourPop Lady, the perfect 20′s dark ashy burgundy. I’ve swatched it before without really managing to show its full potential, but here you can see it in its glory! It is dark but still looks soft on the lips, the desaturated colour makes it very wearable on fair skin for being so deep in colour.

By the way, I’m wearing a lip pencil on my waterline, not sure at all if it’s eye safe so don’t follow my example unless you’re willing to be good looking and potentially blind just like me. Haha.

polilla

polilla

Face:

  • Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque – Latte Light
  • Sleek MakeUp Bare Skin Foundation – Barley
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor – Nude
  • TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Mineral Eyeshadow – Polilla
  • Nabla Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Caramel
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Pinstripe
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 9
  • TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer
  • ColourPop Lippie Pencil – Creature (potentially not eye safe!)
  • IsaDora Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • ColourPop Lippie Stix – Lady
Viola, Killer Colours
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Blog info:
Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains. Beauty blogger and MUA 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!