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Charming Sage

Today I wanted to do something contrasting but still muted in a way. I smacked a shimmery purple on the top lid and a soft woodsy green on the bottom lid, I love these colours together!

charming sage

charming sage

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Flawless Skin Foundation 14H – Beige (100)
  • Yves Rocher Flawless Skin Concealer – Beige Moyen
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • TheBalm Betty Lou-Manizer
  • Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush – Outspoken
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viva La Diva Book of Brows – Medium Eyebrows
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)

Eyes:

  • Sleek MakeUp i-Divine Circus Palette – 2
  • KIKO Cosmetics Metallic Shine Eyeshadow – Charming Sage (05)
  • Milani Liquif’eye Eye Liner Pencil – Perfect Purple
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Idun Minerals Creme Lipstick – Sylvia
Viola, Killer Colours
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Rainbow Eyes

Today I did the same thing I did with Technopagan yesterday, I showed you a product on Instagram (@killercolours) and asked what you wanted me to do with it. The product was Viseart Editorial Brights palette, and your response was so mixed that I just went crazy and used every single colour in the palette!

I wanted to do rainbow eyes in a more different way than smacking warm tones on the top lid and cool tones on the bottom like we often see. I did one warm toned eye and one cool toned! We (well most of us) were born with two eyes and that for a reason, right?

rainbow eyes

rainbow eyes

rainbow eyes

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Lover
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Nails:

  • Cirque Colors – Hustle
Viola, Killer Colours

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Technopagan

Yesterday I asked you on Instagram (@killercolours) what I should wear with this awesome OCC Lip Tar in Technopagan, I got many awesome replies and really fell for the idea of wearing it with a bright metallic silver. So that’s what I did! The silver is a liquid eyeliner from Lush dabbed all over the lid, suuper blingy. Made me realize that I don’t have a bright metallic silver cream eyeshadow. Any tips?

When I was about to apply my regular black mascara the idea of bright blue lashes struck me. The silver frames the bright blue beautifully, I love how it looks together! And of course they play off the inky purple lips beautifully. Below you can see the look both with the dark lip and with a more neutral pale gloss.

And oh, remember me mentioning yesterday that I’m not too crazy about TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer? In these pictures I’m wearing Make Up Store Wonder Powder in Sahara in the exact same way that I wore Mary-Lou yesterday, I hope you can tell how much smoother this is on the skin if you compare the pictures!

technopagan

technopagan

technopagan

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush – Delicata
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 9, 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • LUSH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner – Success (“Framgång” in Sweden)
  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Deep Grey
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Graphite, Galaxy
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • IsaDora Build-Up Mascara Extra Volume – Royal Blue

Dark lip:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar – Technopagan

Pale lip:

  • Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss – 100P

Nails:

  • Cirque Colors – Hustle
Viola, Killer Colours

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Fiery Rose

Här är en makeup med KIKO Cosmetics nya Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette i färgen Fiery Rose som jag recenserade åt er igår. Den är så otroligt bra! Det här är ungefär så sotigt det går att gå, så den som gillar allt från supermjuka makeuper upp till denna semi-sotiga nivå vet nu vad som ska skrivas på önskelistan. Plus den där rosiga undertonen är bara så perfekt.

Jag vill dessutom nämna ansiktsprimern! Jag tycker ofta att det är svårt att lägga riktigt matta baser då det bara blir knastertorrt på mig. Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer från Lumene är som en korsning mellan utjämnande silikonprimers för fet hy och de fuktgivande lotionlika varianterna för torr hy. Denna jobbar åt båda hållen! Den skapar en jämn bas att applicera en inte särskilt förlåtande matt foundation över, och samtidigt mjukgör den utan att få din foundation att krackelera (oljebaserade produkter under oljefria foundations är nästan alltid en no-go). Ärligt talat är den inte särskilt olik min älskade och förjävla snordyra Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Inte fullt lika mjukgörande men den känns nära på identisk att applicera smink över. Oops!

 

Here’s a makeup look using the new KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette in Fiery Rose that I reviewed for you yesterday. It’s such a great palette! This is about as smokey as you can go with it, so if you’re in to something between very soft looks up to this semi-smokey stage you know what to add to your wishlists. Plus the soft rosy undertones are just divine.

And also I really need to mention this face primer. I often find it hard to wear a matte base because it just ends up looking dry, the Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer from Lumene is like a cross between the pore smoothing silicone primers for oily skin and those hydrating lotion-like ones for dry skin. This one works in both ways! It gives a smooth base to apply the not very forgiving matte foundation on top of, and also it hydrates without making the foundation crack (oily products under oil free foundations are almost always a no-go). In all honesty it is not very different from my beloved and hella expensive Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Not quite as moisturizing but gives a nearly identical feeling to apply makeup on top of. Oops!

fiery rose

fiery rose

fiery rose

Had a total Mary-Lou OD. I’m not too fond of her (sorry!!), but I know you are! You’re welcome for the highlighter porn.

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Pinstripe
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10, 11
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette – Fiery Rose (02)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01),Warrior Violet (03)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Rouge Bunny Rouge XXX Lip Plump Swell Bliss – Sage Royal Jelly
Viola, Killer Colours

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Exhibit A

Everyone should own a firetruck red blush. I really think so! When applied very very lightly they flush the skin in the most beautiful way, and this works for any skintone. Lightest to darkest, warmest to coolest. I’ve used Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Devour a lot but that one is discontinued (SO SAD!) so I always feel bad about giving that one as my product tip for you. I’ve been wanting a powder version aswell, eyeing NARS Exhibit A since I saw it in Stockholm last november. A while ago I got it, and this bright bright red works just as wonderfully as the Illamasqua one. Try it out if you haven’t!

exhibit a

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Matifying & Pore Minimizing Primer
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • NARS Blush – Exhibit A

Brows:

  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Dark

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss – Bloodroses
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!