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Intense Gaze

If you read my review of the limited edition Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette you might remember the shade combo I mentioned loving. Warm pink Intense Gaze all over the lids, peachy copper Bellini on the inner part of the lids and matte brick coloured Morocco dabbed on the outer corners. Here it is on the eyes! Intense Gaze is the most fantastic shade ever, I don’t even want to think about the day that I finish it.. PLEEASE release it as a single pan Anastasia, I will be yours forever!!

intense gaze

intense gaze

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer

Brows:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette – Fudge
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)

Eyes:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette – Intense Gaze, Bellini, Morocco
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Nails:

  • Colors By Llarowe – My Broken Down Crop Duster
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Afghan Red

I mentioned this lipstick in my post about two favourite fall lippies from NARS, I’ve worn Afghan Red like a maniac lately! It’s the perfect dusty shade right inbetween red, pink and.. mauve? Or something? Like a flirt with the 20′s but not full on gothic. Really unusual! Plus that slight sheen is just fantastic.

afghan red

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Cailyn Cosmetics Eyebrow Duo – Brunette
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)

Eyes:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Satin Lipstick – Afghan Red
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Trooper

Today I’m testing out the new (at least on the Swedish market, launches soon!) Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, a pitch black shiny liquid liner with a brush tip. It looks like vinyl on the lids! It doesn’t build up and get crusty either so it’s easy to work with in layers and modifying the liner as you go. It hasn’t left a grey inprint on my browbone either which often happens to me with liners, it stayed in place beautifully! This seems very promising.

trooper

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Dolce Vita
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VIDEO TUTORIAL – 60′s Kitten

You loved the makeup look I posted a while ago, so of course it was the perfect look for a video tutorial! It’s such an easy makeup look even though it looks very intricate. Enjoy!

60's kitten makeup tutorial

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Fall lipstick favourites from NARS – Afghan Red & VIP Red

I’ve worn these two lipsticks all the time lately, NARS are known for making beautiful reds and these are no exceptions. Both are very dirty in tone and on their own side of the red colour spectrum.

Afghan Red is a muted, garnet red. Definitely cool toned but not at all leaning purple. A really different colour that doesn’t look like anything else I own! It makes me feel like a 20′s hottie in disguise? The formula has a slight translucency and shine which makes it look extra effortless, great semi-dark everyday red. This is a permanent shade, satin formula.

VIP Red is a muted brick red. Very warm toned and leaning towards brown but it doesn’t give me that 90′s anxiety I so often get. Sure thing, we all feel the nod towards 90′s Drew Barrymore but it feels updated and like a new take on the (in my opinion very scary) trend. Less poopy, more matte and dusky! This is a limited edition shade which is part of the fall 2015 collection, semi matte formula.

nars lipstick afghan red, vip red

NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red

nars lipstick afghan red, vip red swatch

NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red

nars satin lipstick afghan red swatch

NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red

nars semi matte lipstick vip red swatch

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red

nars semi matte lipstick vip red swatch

A quick snapshot on the train wearing VIP Red.

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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!