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Berlin Calling

First of all, thank you for the support on my last post! I’m really happy that we seem to be on somewhat of the same page. The world of makeup has room for everyone.

So, todays makeup! I have had a bunch of products from vegan company Defa Cosmetics lying around quite a while, they come in fantastic modern colour schemes and stuff but something (most of all the weirdly perfumed powder products, holy shit please don’t) puts me off. Rattly packaging for example. Well, these eyeshadows are beautiful though! Just get rid of the perfume and I’d reach for the more often.

I’m wearing matte blurple Domino on the outer corners of top and bottom lid, cyclamen pink Berlin Calling with a blue sparkle on the inner halves and as a blending colour along the edges. The inner corner and middle of the lid got a dab of translucent pink MAD Minerals Whisper Opal for some extra depth.

berlin calling

berlin calling

berlin calling

berlin calling

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer – Light 16
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Defa Cosmetics Eye Shadow – Berlin Calling, Domino
  • MAD Minerals Mineral Color – Whisper Opal
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss – Plumsup

berlin calling

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The Instagram makeup checklist

Today I wanted to try the style of makeup that Instagram seems to be all about. Extra everything, half way to drag queen territory. Frost ALL THE THINGS!

Somehow it seems like my face (or hands?) started repelling the makeup at a certain limit, there was no way that I would be able to pack any more coverage on that face, white under the eyes, powder on that bake, contouring under those cheeks, frost on those cheekbones, contour down that nose, liner on those lips, concealer around those brows, longer lashes on those eyes etc. with my face still looking like a face. Haha. It was probably me not feeling the look (because I honestly don’t) which gave me the hangup. Haha. So here’s my weak result, not even a fourth of a drag queen! Still very far form the crazy stuff you see when browsing through Instagram on your phone.

What do you think, do you like this heavy makeup style?

EDIT: The comments spiralled away in a way that I really don’t stand for. Read my follow up post, link here.

instagram makeup

instagram makeup

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – Zero Minus (mixed with the concealer)
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • LORAC PRO Palette – Nude (as a highlighter)

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • LORAC PRO Palette – Lt. Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Espresso, Nude
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Sweed Lashes – Caro

Lips:

  • Make Up Store Lip Pencil – Something Borrowed
  • NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick – Stone
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
Viola, Killer Colours

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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
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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!