Musik, Skönhet

Hyperballad

I’ve had a major Björk moment this spring and summer. I don’t know what it is, she has been a huge inspiration of mine for so so so many years, but this year she has been extra important. I have mentioned before being incredibly inspired by Vulnicura, her latest album, and did a makeup look based on the song Family back in July.

The song Hyperballad has been running through my mind a lot lately. It’s about a couple living on a big cliff, she wakes up early every morning throwing things off the cliff while imagining how her body would sound like slamming against those rocks. I go through all this before you wake up so I can feel happier to be safe up here with you. This song just grabs a hold of me with its brittleness, I have probably heard it a million times now, but it still gives me the most pleasant chills. Exactly the kick that my (currently very low level of) inspiration needed.

I felt the urgent need to smudge a unforgiving poisonous shade of blue on top of the most organic makeup look I could ever create. The mix of synthetic and organic, mechanical and chaotic, her curious way of exploring those elements is so damn pure. It gets me every time.

hyperballad

Face:

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation – 1.0
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Benecos Lipstick – Pink Honey (as blush)
  • Sigma Beauty Brow Pencil – Dressed Up (as freckles)
  • IsaDora Glossy Eyeliner – Swedish Blue

Brows:

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

Lips:

  • Benecos Lipstick – Pink Honey

 

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Skönhet

Area 51

Area 51 from the the Alien Abduction collection by Meow Cosmetics is fantastic. Just as fantastic as my friend Sofia who gave it to me after I had spotted it in her (massive, nearly erotic) makeup stash and ooh-ed and aah-ed. <3 Thank you sweetheart, I will give it a good home!

It is the perfect sparkly blackened forest green with a drop of teal, which you by now probably understand is my favourite shade for colourful smokey eyes. It’s all I’m wearing on my lids in this look, I just applied a shimmery teal pencil on my waterline and highlighted the inner corner with Mary-Lou then packed on some mascara. So simple!

area 51

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush – I Will Always Love You

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Area 51
  • NYX Slide On Eye Liner – Tropical Green
  • The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick – Dream Big
  • Babor Ultra Shine Lipgloss – Absolute Nude (20)
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Recension, Skönhet

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner “Fireball”

So here it is! Better pics of Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball which I did a makeup look with the other day! An absolutely stunning multichrome eyeliner (shifts between bright yellow gold/rusty copper/garnet red/hot pink!!) that stays put all day long, no joke. I have worn it multiple times by now, every single time without even a inner corner smudge, faded wing or flakiness. Comes in 20 different shades if I’m not mistaken, so you will easily find one for you if this shade doesn’t tickle your pickle.

The applicator is like those old school floppy dip in brushes, just a lot stiffer! It distributes product super evenly and doesn’t skip on the eye as stiff felt tips can do, I was pleasantly surprised by the simple process! It is quite small though, so for someone like me who prefer a thicker line a whopping three re-dips are needed to complete one eye. Not that it really makes a big difference, but worth mentioning.

It was just released at KICKS here in Sweden, so if you’re interested in snagging it it’s time! 210 SEK a pop (check your local Urban Decay counters for price/release date). Enjoy!

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball. I love when brands colour code their outer packaging to match the product shade, it’s a priceless detail for anyone who has a lot of makeup in their drawers.

 Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball swatch

The many faces of Fireball. I love how it looks like four completely different liners.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball swatch

And in motion. Oooohh!! AAHHH!

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball swatch

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball on my top lashline, blog post about the makeup look here.

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Skönhet

Fireball

I have written about Fireball highlighter from Urban Decay before as you might remember, it’s an apricot base (which makes it work as a blush on fair skin) with bright pinky blue glow. It really is as odd as it is fantastic. Fireball is also available as an eyeshadow, you know more intense and probably a bit creamier, but hello, with the new Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner release coming to Sweden soon (I think it’s out in the US already?) we get our favourite duochrome shade in pure liquid metal form!! I am so excited I could puke. Blog post with more photos of it will be up soon! Blog post about the eyeliner is up, link to the review here!

This makeup started out as a basic soft brown smokey eye where I half way through started craving the new Fireball liner, so to lay down a matching peachy base I packed Fireball highlighter on the eyelids. With mascara, liner and everything in place I felt that something was missing, so I went in with neon coral Slowburn from the Urban Decay Electric Palette to top off the brown lower lash line. And as you can see – this is the product combo dreams are made of. Duochrome coral dream!

fireball

fireball

fireball

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Viva la Diva Miss Blossom’s Blush Orgy – Love
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Original Glow

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8, 12
  • Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter – Fireball
  • Urban Decay Electric Palette – Slowburn
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Original Glow
  • Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner – Fireball
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil – Naked
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Recension, Skönhet

Electric (I just want to dance)

Played around with the Urban Decay Electric Palette the other day, here’s the result. I’m wearing all shades except for light blue Gonzo, silly enough! Read my blog post about the palette here.

I’ve also started experimenting with the Naked Skin Foundation again, I got it a few months ago and didn’t really get that excited over the finish, but recently I’ve started feeling like wearing more mattes (well it has the velvety look of a matte but it doesn’t look flat or dry, it’s probably wrong calling it matte though) and as I still want something that looks like skin, this one is a great choice. Does need solid moisture prep if you have combo/dry skin though.

electric

electric

Face:

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation – 1.0
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - Fair Neutral
  • By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder 
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Original Glow

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Electric Palette
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • KICKS Lip Glaze – Nude Beach
urban decay electric palette

Urban Decay Electric Palette, blog post about it here.

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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!