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Exposed

All my eye looks lately have been with the Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette and IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof in Dark Brown, they make the perfect couple for easy smokey eyes! It doesn’t take much time and as you’re building the darkness in steps it isn’t hard to blend at all. Also I prefer these eye looks when they aren’t blended to perfection.

I create this look in six easy steps:

  1. Wash a warm light brown shadow all over the lid, crease and lower lashline to create a soft base.
  2. Apply eye pencil in a wedge shape on the top lid (and waterline if you want to).
  3. Apply dark brown shadow all over the lid to darken things up.
  4. Pack a black shadow (heavily!) on top of the eye pencil to smoke it out.
  5. Apply the dark brown and/or black eyeshadow on the lower lashline (I tend to dab my brush into both).
  6. Mascara dat shit up! Don’t be afraid of clumps, they just look badass.

exposed

exposed

exposed

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush – I Will Always Love You
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7, 8

Eyes:

  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Dark Brown
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 –1, 5, 9
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • Pürminerals Lip Gloss – Exposed
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Sex Machine

Almost the same makeup look as yesterday, but today with my new holy grail pink lippie (YES, a light cool toned pink that I feel comfortable wearing!!) and a peachier cheek.

sex machine

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush – I Will Always Love You
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Dark Brown
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 8, 9
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Sex Machine
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Wine & Dine

Today, like many other days, I applied a coral pink lipstick thinking that TODAY will be the day I’ll wear it. As always I end up wiping it off and applying something else instead when I’m almost done with my makeup. I love the look of corals but I seriously never feel good wearing them myself. Haha. The lippie I ended up wearing today is Wine & Dine from NYX, a wine toned berry that’s a bit lighter than your average vampy lip. Great for lazy days when you want something low maintenance yet dramatic on your lips.

And let’s just discuss the glow on this face. Ok? When I was in London a few weeks ago I bought a couple of face mists from Pixi, Hydrating Milky Mist which is lightweight and soothing on the skin, more of a skincare product in my opinion, and the Glow Mist which has oil floating on top that you have to shake up before spraying. The Glow Mist is soooo good on top of makeup! It gives the skin a beautiful glow that will last throughout the day (oily skin, be warned!), perfect now that the weather is getting colder and dry skin easily looks powdered and flat.

wine & dine

wine & dine

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • ColourPop Super Shock Cheek – Birthday Suit
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Dark Brown
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 8, 9
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX High Voltage Lipstick – Wine & Dine
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Dirty

Sleek MakeUP Eye Dust in the colour Dirty really is an old fave. It’s a loose eyeshadow with a super creamy texture and the most fantastic metallic dark brown colour. I love wearing it all over the lid just blending the edges into nothing, it looks like three eyeshadows in one because it’s so dimensional! When paired with a dark eye pencil it turns into the perfect soft smokey eye that looks a lot more complicated than it is. Blog post about the eyeshadow alone here!

dirty

dirty

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • KICKS Bronzing Powder – Summer in the City
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Sleek MakeUP Eye Dust – Dirty
  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Dark Brown
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • Pürminerals Lip Gloss – Exposed

Nails:

  • Picture Polish – Frank-N-Furter
picture polish frank-n-furter

Let’s just look at this nail polish a little closer. DROOOOL. Blog post about it here.

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My most worn lip combo at the moment

Jag fastnar ofta i mönster när det kommer till makeup, jag hittar en favoritteknik, produkt, färg, finish, whatever och bara PLÖJER detta under en period tills jag hittar något annat att fastna i. Precis så har det varit under den gångna veckan med denna läppkombo, jag har varit mer eller mindre utan ögonmakeup, applicerat en glowig bas, fluffat upp brynen ordentligt och burit denna glossiga rosaröda läpp till. Det bästa är att den går att variera från ljusaste ljusröd till nästan vinrött beroende på vilka proportioner produkterna appliceras i. Låt oss bryta ner kombon i steg!

I often get stuck in patterns when it comes to makeup, I find a favourite technique, product, colour, finish or whatever and stick to that RELIGIOUSLY for a period of time until I find something else to obsess over. That is the story of this weeks lip combo, I’ve been more or less without eye makeup, applied a glowy base, fluffed my brows up and wore it with this glossy pinky red lip. The best thing is that it can be varied from the lightest red to almost a wine red depending on which proportions the products are applied in. Let’s break the combo down into steps!

isadora twist up gloss stick wine red, charlotte tilbury lip cheat savage rose

IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick in Wine Red (I’m more than half way through it, how often does that happen??), Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Savage Rose.

isadora twist-up gloss stick wine red, charlotte tilbury lip cheat savage rose.

Wine Red looks dark in the tube but goes on like a sheer red toned berry, super glossy! Savage Rose is cool toned as well but leans more towards classic red. It is flat matte and smudge proof when applied alone.

 

How I apply it:

bare lips

Step 1: Bare lips. Winter is coming (brace yourselves) which means that my lips are drier than ever. With most lipsticks I prep my lips with a balm beforehand, but it is actually not necessary with the IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Sticks, they feel fantastic on the lips!

isadora twist-up gloss stick wine red

Step 2: IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick in Wine Red. For a super easy everyday lip I stop here, this is the peerrrrrfect sheer pinky red for my skintone, it brightens and brings out colour without looking like lipstick.

charlotte tilbury lip cheat savage rose

Step 3: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Savage Rose. When I want to define and darken a little extra I go in with a lip pencil afterwards, it glides on easily without tugging as the gloss stick is so balmy. I’m not a lip pencil person so I’m happy when I can skip that stiff matte lip pencil feeling.

isadora twist-up gloss stick wine red, charlotte tilbury lip cheat savage rose

Wine Red alone on the left, Right: Wine Red combined with Savage Rose on the right.

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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!