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Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick “Black Tie”

Jag har skrivit om det förr men känner att det är dags att påminna er.. Lipstick Queen har en linje läpstift vid namn Velvet Rope, sammetsmatta små saker i dödstunga guldhylsor som skriker old Hollywood. Formulan är tunn och bekväm att bära, känns knappt på läpparna trots att de har så mycket färg, och som bonus innehåller läppstiftet isande mint som känns alldeles ljuvligt på läpparna. De är förstås snordyra, men detta är ett av få läppstift jag tycker är VÄRT sina sura stålar.

Färgen Black Tie är en sådan där som jag ofta kastar på mig när jag vill se piggare ut än jag egentligen är. Det är en mörkare blåröd nyans som verkligen brightar upp ansiktet, jag älskar att smacka på det till en i övrigt enkel makeup då den är en riktig singellirare. Den blöder inte ens ut i läpplinjerna under dagen så jag bär den alltid utan läppenna. Jag har den ofta på jobbet och kan inte ens räkna antalet gånger jag fått skriva ner namnet på en kvittolapp åt undrande kunder. Jag upprepar mig: Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick i färgen Black Tie, you’re welcome.

Finns att köpa på brittiska Feelunique, svenska Cow Parfymeri (online samt butik i Stockholm) eller i Cow’s hörna på NK (Göteborg eller Stockholm).

 

I have written about it before and now it’s time to remind you.. Lipstick Queen has a lipstick line called Velvet Rope, velvety matte little things in brick heavy golden packaging which screams old Hollywood. The formula is super thin and comfortable, you can barely feel it on the lips even though is has a lot of colour, and as a bonus it contains cooling mint which feels just glorious on the lips. They’re of course hella expensive, but this is one of few lipsticks that I really think is worth all that hard earned money.

The colour Black Tie is one of those shades that I love to throw on when I want to look more awake than I really am. It’s a darker blue toned red that really brightens the face, I love smacking it on with more neutral makeup as it’s an epic single player. It doesn’t even feather out during the day so I always wear it without a lip liner. I often wear it at work and I can’t even count how many times I’ve had to write this name down to wondering customers. I repeat myself: Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in the colour Black Tie, you’re welcome.

Buy it from Feelunique (if you’re in Europe) or straight from the Lipstick Queen website.

lipstick queen vevet rope lipstick black tie

Look at that gorgeous packagiiiiiing..

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Bare lips for reference

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Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Black Tie

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Mimesis

Keeping up with the “dark everyting” theme, today I went 200% ham. I love the combination of rust red eyeshadow and icy purple highlights!

mimesis

Face:

  • Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque – Buttermilk
  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush – Outspoken
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • Nabla Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Daphne N°2, Mimesis
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow – Daydreamer
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Pure Matte Lipstick – Terre de Feu
  • Nabla Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Mimesis

Nails:

  • KIKO Cosmetics – 510
Viola, Killer Colours

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Video Tutorial: Hazy Smokey Eyes

Time for a video tutorial! Today showing you how I do my soft and hazy smokey eyes. I’m using the Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette for this look, it’s so gooood! I will post a review soon.

hazy smokey eyes

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • Too Faced Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette – Bon Bon, Coconut Crème, Frosting, Hot Fudge, Butter Pecan
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Make Up Store Artist Plexi-Gloss – 100P

Nails:

  • Cirque Colors – Book of Shadows
Viola, Killer Colours

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Michiyo

A makeup look from a few days ago! I planned on doing a pink lip with a black sharp liner. Of course I couldn’t find my black liquid liner (which probably means it’s in a bag somewhere.. sigh) so I just used whatever I could find. That ended up being a metallic bronze from KIKO, now the big question is why I haven’t used it in such a long time?! It’s awesome.

The lipstick is NARS Michiyo patted on in thin layers and blotted. It’s so damn pigmented and stains my lips for a good 24 hours after wearing it, so a little goes a long way. This colour is LIFE though!

michiyo

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Lace

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 12
  • KIKO Cosmetics Super Colour Eyeliner – Bronze (102)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Audacious Lipstick – Michiyo
Viola, Killer Colours

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Balm Jovi

This has started to turn into a thing! I show you a product on Instagram (@killercolours) and ask you how to wear it, then I pick inspiration from that and do a makeup look. Yesterdays subject was the Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette from TheBalm! Review and pictures of it here, go enjoy the puns! You were very into the colour Alice Copper, so I thought I should do a rosy brightening eye defined with that rusty red.

The problem is that some of these eyeshadows don’t layer very well, once I have eyeshadow on in one place no more eyeshadow really adheres. So uhm, it ended up being mostly Third Eye Blinded (middle of the lid), Blink 1982 (outer part of the lid) and Metal-Ica (inner corner) that showed up. But Alice Copper is there aswell, I promise! Lol.

balm jovi

balm jovi

balm jovi

Face:

  • Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque – Latte Light
  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • The Balm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette – Milly (as blush)
  • The Balm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette – Iron Maid-in (as highlighter)

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • The Balm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette – Third Eye Blinded, Blink 1982, Alice Copper, Metal-Ica
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • The Balm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette – Milly

Nails:

  • OPI – Gelato On My Mind
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!