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Ella

Såhar blev min julmakeup! Jag bar snarare plommon-rosa-rött än klarrött i år på naglar och läppar pga en blommig kimono i den färgskalan. Känns högtidligt men ändå oväntat! På ögonen körde jag än en gång The Truth-paletten från BareMinerals, pimpad med lite guldskimmer samt nude-guldigt glitter i inre ögonvrån. Har även en grej för lätt mineralfoundationbas med Lyster Cream Bronzer över för tillfället, det blir naturligt och glowigt utan att se solbränt ut.

This is my christmas eve makeup! I wore more of a plummy-pinky-red than a classic red on nails and lips this year because of a floral kimono in that colour scheme. Feels festive and still a bit unusual! On my eyes I once again wore The Truth palette from BareMinerals with some gold shimmer and a golden nude glitter on my inner corners. I’ve also got a thing for light mineral foundation bases with Lyster Cream Bronzer on top right now, it looks really natural and glowy without looking tanned.

ella

ella

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:

  • BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 – The Truth (all shades)
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Ella #2 (applied with Clearly Liquid Glitter Base)
  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit (as a liner)
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Lips:

  • KICKS Lip Lacquer – French Boudoir

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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Cyber Kiss

Sometimes the lipstick is the key, kinda. The first picture below is how my makeup started out today, I wore a thin natural base, glowy cheeks and defined eyes + brows and left my lips bare. Worn with my hair down and a slimmed turtleneck I had the relaxed Warhol VS. Beyoncé Countdown look DOWN. Later I smacked a hot pink lipstick on (otherwise I feel drained of colour in that hysterical leo jacket) which changed the look completely!

cyber kiss

Face:

  • Idun Minerals Foundation – Saga
  • Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush – Candy Glow

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Lips (2nd picture):

  • Viva la Diva Lipstick – Cyber Kiss (117)

Perfume of the day:

  • Madonna – Truth or Dare (tuberose, gardenia, jasmine & vanilla)
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Throwback: Salacious

Here’s an old look with a lippie I came to think of recently, I haven’t worn it in a really long time! It’s Salacious by Illamasqua, an intense raspberry red matte. Need to get back to it!

Face:

  • MAC Mineralize Concealer – NC15
  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Flexible Cover Concealer – Vanilla
  • Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation – Ivory
  • Too Faced Chocolate Matte Bronzing Powder – Milk Chocolate
  • Make Up Store Blush – Complex
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish – Lightscapade

Brows:

  • MAC Eyeshadow – Mystery
  • Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Vow
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Nylon

Lips:

  • Illamasqua Lipstick – Salacious
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The Truth

Jag har haft sådan himla tur och lika mycket otur på sistone. Turen är att ha hittat en jättebra skuggpalett från BareMinerals Ready-linje som heter The Truth. Paletten innehåller klassiska bruna nyanser, alla med varierande skimmergrad. Dessa skuggor känns som smör, går snyggt på ögonlocken och bäst av allt – de håller fantastiskt bra! Jag kan i regel aldrig bära ögonskuggor utan primer om jag inte är okej med att de börjar se lite punkiga ut efter några timmar, men jag har flera gånger burit dessa i över nio timmar utan primer och inte en enda gång har de rört sig ur fläcken. Otroligt faktiskt.

Oturen jag haft gäller den foundation jag bär på bilderna, nämligen Sheer Cover. Den är väldigt snygg på huden och håller bra under dagen, men hallå, den innehåller bismuth? Det hade jag aldrig ens kunnat tänka mig när produkten marknadsförs som hudvårdande. Bismuth är en allergiframkallande tungmetall som många får problem med, särskilt när huden blir varm. Då upplevs problem som rodnad och klåda, sistnämnda är vad som hänt för mig. Ansiktet kliar till dööööds! Kliar er mineralfoundation ska ni helt enkelt kolla efter bismuth/bismut/vismut i innehållsförteckningen. Buuuu.

 

I’ve been super lucky aswell as unlucky recently. My luck is that I found a great eyeshadow palette from BareMinerals Ready line called The Truth. The palette contains classic brown shades, all with varying levels of shimmer. These shadows feel like butter, go on beautifully and best of all – wears incredibly well! I can rarely wear eyeshadows without a primer unless I’m okay with them looking a bit punk after a few hours, but I’ve worn these for more than 9 hours without a primer many times now and not a single time they budged. It’s quite amazing actually.

I’ve had bad luck with the foundation I’m wearing in these pictures though, which is Sheer Cover. It looks very good on the skin and it wears well, but hello, it contains bismuth? I would never had thought that when a product is marketed as skin treating. Bismuth is a heavy metal that many people develop allergies against, especially when the skin gets warm. What you may experience then is redness and itching, the last one is what happened to me. My face itched to PIECES! If your mineral foundation itches you should look for bismuth/bismut/vismut in it. Boooo.

 

the truth

the truth

Face:

  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Sheer Cover Mineral Foundation – Light
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush – Candy Glow

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 – The Truth (shade 1, 2 and 4)
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Lips:

  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Succulence of Dew Sheer Lipstick – Fluttering Sighs

Perfume of the day:

  • Frederic Malle – Portrait of a Lady (red rose, velvety incense and patchouli)
bareminerals ready eyeshadow 4.0 the truth

BareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 4.0 “The Truth”

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Rose

Med vintern kommer de dåliga bilderna. Dagsljuset rinner oss mellan fingrarna just nu så fototimmarna är få, typ som när jag igår skulle ut och ta en drink och sminkade mig runt middagstid, helt bäcksvart och badrumsbelysningen fick slava! Men vad kan man göra? Vi håller tummarna för att ljuset är på väg tillbaka denna gång också.

Detta är ungefär den makeup jag bär hela tiden just nu, en matt bas med matta kinder, matt mörkbrun skugga längs fransraderna, definierade bryn + fransar och så en färgstark läpp på det. Jag trivs så bra i denna look!

 

With winter comes bad pictures. Daylight slips through our fingers so the photo hours are few, like when I went out for a drink and applied my makeup around dinner time, it was pitch black and my bathroom lighting was the best thing I had! But what to do, you know? Let’s just hope that light will come back this time aswell.

This is kind of the only makeup style I wear during the days nowdays, a matte base with matte cheeks, matte dark brown shadow along the lashlines, defined brows + lashes and a bright lip with that. I really like this look!

 

rose

rose

Face:

  • IsaDora UnderCover Face Primer
  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Concealer – Vanilla
  • Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation – Ivory
  • Deborah Milano Natural Blush – Rose (02)

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Lips:

  • Yves Rocher Couleurs Nature Sheer and Shine Lipstick – Gelée Cerise (3)

Perfume of the day:

  • Frederic Malle – Portrait of a Lady (red rose, velvety incense and patchouli)
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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!