Musik, Skönhet

Under The Pagan Megalith

Jag vill leva jag vill dø i norden.

under the pagan megalith

under the pagan megalith

under the pagan megalith

Products used:

  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – 0-
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk
  • INGLOT AMC Eyeliner Gel – 77
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Musik, Skönhet

Life on Mars

January 10th 2016 David Bowie passed away, making it a year ago yesterday. My heart is broken and it’s been on my mind at all times lately. We went to see the movie David Bowie Is last night, a tour through the David Bowie exhibition at V&A back in 2013. A wonderful thing to do on a sad day, as it brought happy tears instead of sad tears to our eyes. Bless  him!

I’ve had a shitty depressive sleep deprived time lately which made me trash an idea of something a lot more fantastic for the blog, but last 30 minutes before leaving for the movie I felt I HAD to put some makeup on, I just couldn’t keep from it. It instantly lifted my heart! The days are dark and I had only a minute to photograph it so I didn’t get the best pictures, but here it is: Life on Mars!

life on mars

life on mars

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • NYX Powder Blush – Desert Rose
  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08 – 10

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer
  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08 – 1, 8, 12
  • Natasha Denona “Eyeshadow Palette 5″ Palette 9 – Alluminum
  • KICKS Lasting Liner – Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • H&M Lip Colour-To-Go – Bonne Vivante
  • KICKS Lip Glaze – Love
viseart editorial brights palette

Viseart Editorial Brights Palette. Blog post about it here.

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Skönhet

Bette

Yesterday I threw on a blackened lip for the first time in months. NARS Bette is a dark yet saturated garnet red shade without any purple undertones, paired with a black liner it turns into the perfect deep cherry lip. I don’t have anything else remotely similar in my collection, this shade is so odd! Blog post about it here.

And as always with a crisp dark lip I felt the need to pair it with something messy on the eyes to balance it off. Spidery lashes, dark messy lower lash lines and a creamy white eyelid+waterline is what I went for. Dark but not smokey.

bette

Face:

  • Palina Magic Face Primer
  • IsaDora Cover Up Foundation & Concealer – Light Cover
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Pinstripe
  • Peggy Sage Shimmering Illuminating Powder – Mirabelle

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Lazarus, Lucius, Shax
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • KICKS Lasting Liner – Black
  • NARS Audacious Lipstick – Bette
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Recension, Skönhet

Love Letter

There have been so many weird and dramatic looks with lots of colour and grungy smudginess here lately that i’ve felt is time for something ehh, classic and pretty! I rarely do those full on sculpted eyeshadow looks, but I always love wearing them.

I also wanted to do a look with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (my in-depth video review of it here!) showing that it is totally possible to create something with it without going rusty. The palette has a very rusty vibe at first glance, but there are some neutral/cool tones in there that work beautifully together.

In all the look consists of Primavera on the lids, Warm Taupe in the crease, Cyprus Umber in the deepest crease + along the lashline and Love Letter under the eye.

Aaand the lip colour is that magical combo I wrote a blog post about recently, you can find it here.

love letter

love letter

Face:

  • Palina Magic Face Primer
  • IsaDora Cover Up Foundation & Concealer – Light Cover
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • NABLA Cosmetics Blossom Blush – Kendra
  • Peggy Sage Shimmering Illuminating Powder – Mirabelle

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette – Warm Taupe, Cyprus Umber, Primavera, Love Letter
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • H&M Lip Colour-To-Go – Bonne Vivante
  • Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Birkin Brown

love letter

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Livsstil, Skönhet

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?

iconic

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

dollipop

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

underage red

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

paranoid

The cool toned smokey eye was a solid favourite. LINK

watery grave

And dark grey, why not. LINK

superfly

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

amethyst

I’ve been colour clashing quite a bit. LINK

family

Did stuff inspired by music videos.. LINK

stone

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

zou bisou bisou

Went back to the 60′s.. LINK

kiss

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

fireball

Found the weirdest coolest multichrome eyeliner. LINK

dirt

Did some kind of evil fairy look for halloween. LINK

magnetic

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

smoke

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

chaos

Why not some superhero colours? LINK

flamepoint

Or insanely tropical. LINK

kiss

Rocky horror glitter lips! LINK

we are the new diabolic

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

scrunchie

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

oily night

And I wore mad scientist brows. LINK

cattleya

And as always: pinks!! LINK

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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!