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My current quick base routine

I’m totally into this base routine right now! It’s done quickly and it looks natural, flawless and dewy at the same time.

1. Sleek MakeUP Be Beautiful Blemish Balm – Fair
Applied with hands or a brush, the brush gives a little more coverage.

2. GloMinerals Pressed Base – Natural-Fair
Dusted very softly on top with a fluffy face brush.

3. Illamasqua Powder Blusher Lover
Applied on cheeks and temple, a wonderful pale orange blush with a hint of pink in it.

4. Any face mist (or water in a spray bottle)
Spray on top to get rid of the powdery feeling, the GloMinerals Pressed Base comes to life with some moisture on top.

 

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Bloody Mary

Today I wore one of the fantastic NYX Matte Lipsticks, love this formula! They’re super smooth and longwearing, not drying at all. Bloody Mary is a pinky red.

bloody mary

Face:

  • KICKS Concealer Trio Cover & Correct Neutral
  • GloMinerals Pressed Base Foundation – Natural-Fair
  • Illamasqua Cream Blusher – Zygomatic, Devour

Brows:

  • Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Palette – Chinchilla, Coffee Bean
  • ARTDECO Clear Lash & Brow Gel

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Palette – Coffee Bean, London Fog
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Perfume of the day:

  • Van Cleef & Arpels – Lys Carmin (sweet and spicy lily)
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Poison Plum

Jag hittade min illblå mascara från IsaDora igår! Jippi! Något som har en så stark 80talsvibb kan kräva lite tankeverksamhet för att se modern ut, jag gillar att använda den i en harmoniserande färgglad look (typ som denna) eller mot en enkel svart eyeliner, och lämna hud, kinder och bryn mjuka och naturliga. Lämna det skimriga rosa läppstiftet på hyllan den dagen om du inte är sugen på den fullständiga Girls Just Wanna Have Fun-looken.

Yesterday I found my bright blue IsaDora mascara! Yay! Something with this much of an 80′s vibe often needs a little thought to look modern, I like using it in a bright colour harmony (like this one) or against a simple black liner, leaving skin, cheeks and brows very soft and natural. Leave the shimmery pink lipstick on the shelf that day if you’re not going for the full Girls Just Wanna Have Fun look.

poison plum

Face:

  • GloMinerals Luxe Liquid Foundation
  • KICKS Concealer Trio Cover & Correct Neutral
  • Make Up Store Aqua Cooling Powder
  • IsaDora Twist-Up Blush & Go – English Rose

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • ARTDECO Clear Lash & Brow Gel

Eyes:

  • Milani Powder Eyeshadow – Pearl
  • Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow – Poison Plum
  • Milani Liquid Eye Pencil – Perfect Purple
  • IsaDora Build-Up Mascara Extra Volume – Royal Blue

Perfume of the day:

  • Yves Rocher Vanille Noire EdP (soft, smokey vanilla)
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Gunsmoke

Here’s my new years makeup, a messy sparkly smokey eye with natural skin and lips! I had some kind of Velvet Goldmine glam rock vibe going, I feel like it’s easier to “get away” with heavy glitter if it’s worn messy. The glitter that I used is quite rough, it’s dark grey Gunsmoke from Lit Cosmetics in cut #3, their glitters are graded on how fine the particles are and #2 is the standard cut, so the #3 has a lovely glam rock feel!

Happy new year friends, I hope you have a wonderful evening!

 

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Face:

  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Idun Minerals Foundation – Saga
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • ARTDECO Clear Lash & Brow Gel

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • Inglot Eyeshadow – 391, 378, 344
  • Madd Style Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Sub Zero
  • Make Up Store Twinkle Eyeshadow – Atlantis (as a glitter glue)
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Gunsmoke #3
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Lips:

  • Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss – Gold Fling

 

Lit Cosmetics glitters: Ella #2, Rich & Famous #2, Gunsmoke #3, Twisted Sistah #2, Kiss #3, Barbie Shops #3, Vitamin C #3, Champagne Wishes #2, Pink Flamingo #2, Nightlife #3, Peacock #3, Soul Sister #3
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The smallest difference can change a look completely

This year I’ve been all about tweaking a simple look into looking completely different each time, I’ve played a lot with structures (shiny/glossy/matte etc), removing one component of the makeup and amping another one up, enhancing my warm or cool undertones with certain colour schemes, using the same product but with different application methods.. You know the drill!

What have been your beauty interest this year?

 

 

 

 

 

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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!