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Saleos

As you might have read on Instagram I’m testing my way through the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette at the moment. I have never had such conflicting feelings about a palette! Will give you the deets soon. Today let’s look at a smokey eye done with the palette!

I’m wearing a black pencil smudged along the lashlines as a base, then I went in with dark brown Saleos all over the lids with the black colour Shax on top closest to the lashes. I then blended the crease and lower lashline out with warm brown Samael and used white Liberatus was used as a inner corner highlighter.

saleos

saleos

saleos

saleos

saleos

Face:

  • KICKS Skin Glow Primer
  • Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer – Light 16
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Medium Ash (for the freckles)

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos, Sytry
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • KICKS Lasting Liner – Black
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos, Shax, Samael, Liberatus
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
Viola, Killer Colours
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Soap & Glory Love at First Blush

One of my everyday go-to products lately has been Soap and Glory Love at First Blush, a pink illuminating powder. Not quite as pigmented as a classic blush, not quite as brightening as a classic highlighter. Right inbetween! I throw my bronzer on and then whisk this over my cheeks a few times until it builds up to a soft pink sheen. I also tend to rub my pinkie into the white shade in the palette and dab a little on the inner corners of my eyes to brighten them up. The white shade is actually the one with the least amount of shimmer which makes it perfect for a simple day look.

And now for the best part – International Boots has started shipping Soap & Glory to Sweden (and some other countries as well, go to the site listed below and choose your country to get the full info)!! It’s finally possible for us up north to get our hands on this lovely brand. Go to International Boots and get your fix!

soap & glory love at first blush

Love At First Blush in its packaging. Doesn’t it look pretty?

soap & glory love at first blush

And of course, the outer packaging is always smashing when it comes to Soap & Glory.

soap & glory love at first blush swatch

Soap & Glory Love At First Blush swatched heavily on bare skin.

soap & glory love at first blush swatch

A basic makeup look (using both mascara and gloss from Soap & Glory, product list below!) with only a semi matte bronzer on the cheeks.

soap & glory love at first blush swatch

Same makeup look with a few sweeps of Soap & Glory Love At First Blush on the cheeks and cheekbones.

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer – Light 16
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Soap & Glory Love At First Blush

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Sytry

Eyes:

  • Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Super Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss – Plumsup
Viola, Killer Colours

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Lolita

First of all, HELLO THERE! I haven’t been posting a lot over the last few days, that’s because J and I had a turbulent (to say the least) week which ended in us finally buying our dream apartment! It’s the top floor of a 1939 house with double the space we have now, Peggy and Selma will be so happy for the extra racing space! My head has been away from makeup as you might understand.

Now it’s time to take a look at one of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks that finally launched at Sephora here in Sweden! Lolita is a really dreamy colour, I thought it would be a lot lighter than it is but I guess it was made for a skintone or three darker than mine. Haha. On me it’s a deepened dusty spooky rose. Not brown, not grey, not plummy.. So pretty! Plus I do actually prefer this formula to the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks, don’t tell anyone!

lolita

lolita

lolita

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer – Light 16
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Sytry
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Becca Ultimate Crème Eyeliner – Romanesque
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Lolita
Viola, Killer Colours

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Stardust

Todays makeup was inspired by one of you! I asked for some interesting colour combinations on Instagram (@killercolours) and I the first reply I got was to do something with taupe/silver and orange. I really love the combination of cool toned silver with a fiery orange, I remember doing a look like this when I just had started my blog (8 years ago, can you believe it?!?) so it was a great idea to pick it up again!

I’m wearing Moondust, a shimmery taupe, blended all over the lid towards the brow. Graphite, a shimmery steel grey, on the lashline and outer corner deepened with matte black Bulletproof. Then I smacked Stardust, a metallic cream, in the center of the lid for a wet look.

You really liked it when I posted a picture of the products I used, so I’ll keep doing it when I have time for it! It would be a bit overwhelming showing every product so I’m going for the key products that you would need/have to dupe to recreate the look.

stardust

stardust

stardust

stardust

Face:

  • 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
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Moondust, Graphite
  • Sugarpill Eyeshadow – Bulletproof
  • Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick – Stardust
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • IsaDora Perfect Moisture Lipstick – Orange Flash

stardust

Viola, Killer Colours

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NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow for spring 2016 – Tarvos & Cressida

The NARS spring 2016 collection is called Nouvelle Vogue and features a bunch of soft rosy neutrals with contrasting icy mint and bright blue. Those are the shades that we’re looking at today! The Dual Intensity Eyeshadow is a powder shadow that you can apply both wet and dry, let’s take a look at two of the three new colours.

Tarvos is a icy mint colour, almost a bit duochrome as it shifts in aqua when applied. I thought this shadow would be easy to dupe, hard to use and end up at the back of a drawer, but I was sooo wrong. The extreme shine makes it the perfect inner corner highlighter, also when layered over other shadows it turns all different colours. I have worn this both with brights (like the blue below) and also with neutrals, works just fine both ways. It’s almost as intense applied dry as wet!

Cressida is a bright blue with a soft pink/aqua sheen that gives it dimension. It’s not quite as bright as the in-your-face 80′s blue, it’s a bit hazier and softer which makes it less scary to wear day to day. The formula of this one is not as good, it is drier and is a bit hard to layer to a full coverage without a damp brush or pressing it on with a finger. It can be a good thing though as it’s great for sandwiching colours in a dark smokey eye, it would bring depth instead of just covering everything else up. But with looks like this it needs a little extra lovin’.

nars spring 2016 nouvelle vogue dual intensity eyeshadow tarvos cressida

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Tarvos and Cressida. I love the pattern on these shadows!

nars spring 2016 nouvelle vogue dual intensity eyeshadow tarvos cressida swatch

Tarvos dry & wet, Cressida dry & wet.

nars spring 2016 nouvelle vogue dual intensity eyeshadow tarvos cressida swatch

Cressida applied on the outer 2/3 of the lids, Tarvos applied all over the inner corner and blended out towards the middle of the lids. The colour you get when blending these shadows together is so fantastic!

nars spring 2016 nouvelle vogue dual intensity eyeshadow tavros cressida swatch

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • 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 – 12
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade – Medium Brown
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow – Tarvos, Cressida
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • TheBalm Pretty Smart/Read My Lips Lip Gloss – SNAP!
Viola, Killer Colours
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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!