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Cher

The other day I felt the need to pack as much holographic glitter as possible on my eyelids, so I did. Just to see what happened you know. It was so crusty and thick I could barely open my eyes, and I was 100% sure the removal would leave me blind. Hello eyeball exfoliation! Somehow I survived though?

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cher

cher

Face:

  • Estelle & Thild BioHydrate All-In-One Tinted Moisturiser – Light
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush – Outspoken

Brows:

  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter Base
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Cher #4
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Benecos Lipstick – Pink Honey
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Kiss

I’ve been thinking about doing a glitter lip with Kiss from Lit Cosmetics for the longest time and the other day I finally got around to doing it! ROCKY HORROR HEAVEN!

I just pushed the loose glitter on top of a shiny dark red lipstick, but you could also mix your glitter with a clear gloss or put it on top of one. As long as you have something wet/sticky for the glitter to adhere to it will work. Just don’t count on it to last, you will end up with specks of glitter everywhere and most of all in your mouth. You’re welcome. Haha!

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kiss

kiss

kiss

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation – 1,5 (last two foundations mixed, holy combo!)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • Sleek MakeUP Precious Metals Highlighting Palette – Renaissance Gold, Platium

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Lazarus, Samael, Saleos
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil – Bloodroses
  • KICKS Lipstick – Black Caviar
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Kiss #3
Viola, Killer Colours

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Dusty Rose

Over the last few days I’ve done this top heavy smokey winged eye a bunch of times, it’s a really simple yet impactful eye that takes close to no time. Would  you like to see a video tutorial maybe? I’m thinking about doing one!

I’ve also had a thing for Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso lately, holy shit this colour is GOOD. Pinks always make me look ruddy and tired (just look at how that “dusty rose” lipstick turns mauve on me, hello purple town!!) so these glowy apricots are the shit for blowing life back into fair skin that doesn’t respond well on pink. Try it out if you haven’t already!

dusty rose

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor -  Natural Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Lazarus, Salas, Saleos
  • Sugarpill Eyeshadow – Bulletproof
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Elisabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil – Pearl
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick – Dusty Rose
Viola, Killer Colours

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Minor Crisis

I got my shit together and washed every. single. makeup. brush. I. own. today. That scores so many grown up points I deserve to watch cartoons in bed for four months or something, because usually I just wash the important brushes when I need them, now I just mangled through every single one I own, dirty from makeup or not, which easily takes an hour all together.

Here’s the smart thing though: Doing exactly that right before getting ready to go out. WITH WHAT TOOLS? In other words, todays makeup was done all without brushes! That’s one of the classic YouTube makeup challenges, isn’t it?

Foundation, concealer, cream blush and powder was applied with a Beauty Blender sponge (I usually do this so no problem), I swapped my regular brow powder for a pencil (scary but I survived), used a liquid liner for my top lids and applied shadow + highlighter to the lower lid with a cotton bud (oh the early teenage feels!!). It feels like I did quite well?

minor crisis

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss – Minor Crisis
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Power – Diffused Light

Brows:

  • Sigma Beauty Brow Pencil – Dressed Up
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Urban Decay Electric Palette – Urban, Chaos
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Mariposa, Original Glow
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Crystal Sheer Glossy Lipstick – Desert Rose (403)
Viola, Killer Colours

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Graphite

Since Ida did her sparkly black cat eye+red lip look a while ago I’ve been thinking a lot about the classic black+red combo, and yesterday when I sat down to do my makeup I felt it was time for that full on smokey eye. I wanted to do black with charcoal sparkle, a really really deep grey that will enhance the black. And of course I also ended up dunking the inner corners with holo glitter. Yep.

I used pitch black Sugarpill Bulletproof (for the first time in ages, it is so good!!) as the main part of the look, while Graphite (230) from KIKO (I did a Water Eyeshadow overview in yesterdays post, check it out!) is what I applied on the inner half of the lids, I applied it wet with a small brush to get them most out of that charcoal sparkle. The absolute inner corner is Lit Cosmetics Cher #4, a gritty holographic silver glitter.

And a little trick: I finished this look off by blending some bronzer along the edges of the smokey eye to make the black appear.. blacker. I always find that it does. If I only blend a black out by itself or with a cool brown the edges turns blue on me, it just drains the energy from my face. The bronzer really helps keep the intensity. Try this trick if you can’t get the black or grey smokey eye to work!

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graphite

graphite

graphite

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation – 1,5 (last two foundations mixed. Didn’t work, don’t do it.)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • By Terry Impearlious Voile de Perle Compact Highlighter

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Sugarpill Eyeshadow – Bulletproof
  • KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow – Graphite (230)
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Cher #4
  • Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner – True Red
  • IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick – True Red
Viola, Killer Colours
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Blog info:
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!