Recension, Skönhet

Viva la Diva Miss Blossoms Blush Orgy Palette

Miss Blossoms Blush Orgy is the newest release from Swedish makeup brand Viva la Diva, it contains one peachy pink blush with a strong gold sheen called Love (which is NARS Orgasm on crack) and Seduce which is a cool candy pink with shimmer and small silver glitter. The pigmentation and formula is great, you will love these if you love intense cheek colours! They are veeery blingy, shimmer/glitter haters should pass. 129 SEK, out in stores now!

And YES, I’ve already had a few laughs on Instagram over this name. Who is Miss Blossom? Why blush orgy? What IS a blush orgy? Since when can a duo create an orgy? Ahh soo many questions! If you read this Viva la Diva, 1. please explain, and 2. let me know what you smoked when you created this. I love you.

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette

Viva la Diva Miss Blossoms Blush Orgy

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette

Viva la Diva Miss Blossoms Blush Orgy

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette

You get two pretty blushes and one cheesy quote. Live your dream!

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette swatch

Aren’t they pretty? Love is on the metallic side (it could almost be an eyeshadow!), Seduce is more glowy and sparkly with its tiny silver glitters.

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette swatch

Seduce on my cheeks. (Lips are H&M Lip Colour-To-Go in Bonne Vivante)

Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow “Tin” & “Mermaid”

My brain is 100% upside down at the moment and blogging gets harder than usual, I’m working on getting back into it! Planning on doing a video tutorial soon. Any specific wishes?

Meanwhile, let’s look at two mind blowing eyeshadows! NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow is a creamy high shine metallic formula (not very different from Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow, hint hint), not for the faint of heart.

The first shade is a pale classic silver called Tin. Can you imagine that as a inner corner highlight or popped in the middle of the lid with some smokey blues? The second one is a beautiful and complex shade called Mermaid, this one is more translucent and shifts from aqua to a pale greenish gold. So ethereal! Which one is your favourite?

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin mermaid

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin, mermaid

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin, mermaid swatch

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin, mermaid swatch

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin, mermaid swatch

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick “Underage Red”

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in the colour Underage Red has been my staple red this spring and summer. I got a little free sample of it with a Sephora purchase and used half of it up, the other half got mushed in a bag and I felt such unexpected sorrow!! Went to Sephora on the same day and bought a full sized tube.

Underage Red is called a “matte fire engine red” and that’s exactly what it is. It is super vibrant and flat matte, you can almost throw it on in the morning and wear it all day without touchups. Just prep your lips with lip balm before to get the smoothest result, it your lips are super crusty it will show, and it won’t be too comfortable. I like that about it though, it really locks into place and you don’t ever have to worry about it sneaking off.

The colour itself is unlike all reds in my collection, it’s noticeably lighter than a classic red and just SO VIBRANT! It has the slightest pink undertone which makes it very brightening, definitely great on all skintones. If red lips is your jam you can’t miss out on this one!

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red. I love the studded packaging! It is a bit lightweight and I wish it had a better snap when you close it, but who can whine about something this cute?

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red swatch

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red swatch

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red. Blog post about this makeup look here.

Viola, Killer Colours


IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara review

New mascara from IsaDora! Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara is a new release that is supposed to give “intense black lashes with insane volume!”. On the catwalk we see a lot of lash focus so IsaDora decided to follow the trend and create something ballsy. Spider lash club says YAY!

This new release promises a brush with three reservoirs to store extra product that will super-dose your lashes. The formula is soft, flexible and buildable, intense black pigment, fan shaped lashes with “stretch effect” and a long lastning smudge- and clump free finish. Many claims!

This mascara releases next week (week 29) and will cost 169 SEK.

isadora insane volume lash styler mascara

IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara. The brush has a half moon shaped side with harder bristles to separate the lashes, and softer strands on the bottom to lay down product with. Inside the half moon shape you have the hollow reservoirs that hold, as you can see, a crapbunch of product! Bold move IsaDora.

bare lashes

Bare lashes

isadora insane volume lash styler mascara

IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara, about 2 coats.

So what does it do?

Length: 5/5

It manages to catch the ends of the lashes and stretch them that little extra.

Volume: 5/5
No joke, with a few swipes you get enough mascara for five normal applications. It hugs the lashes and fattens them like crazy.

Definition: 4/5
With a little work you get beautiful separated lashes, but with the initial sweeps you get some clumps as the mascara reservoirs puke out product. Good and bad! Wiggle that brush around for a while and use the tip of the brush to separate things and you will get beautiful separated lashes.

Precision: 3.5/5
Better than expected! It needs some extra work to place that large blob of product where you want it, but you can easily maneuver it without smudging it around your eyes. The brush is sleek enough to easily fit into the more delicate inner corners for example.

Effectivity: 4.5/5
This is the first mascara from IsaDora that really catches on in a second. It just delivers, BOOM. But as previously mentioned, it needs a little work to look as fantastic as it can.

Colour: 3.5/5
It’s black, but not HOLY SHIT THAT’S BLACK-black.

Water resistance: 4.5/5
As water resistant as it gets without turning waterproof. I was able to rub my eyes with warm water without anything coming off, but with a second rub it started melting. So don’t worry at all going out in light rain or sweating while wearing it.

Longevity: 5/5
My lashes look exactly the same after six hours of wear. Doesn’t crumble on me like long wearing smudgeproof formulas can tend to do, it just.. wears! Doesn’t lose curl, doesn’t lose the extra length. Just spot on.


Conclusion: 35/40

THANK YOU ISADORA for this release! Finally a mascara that doesn’t excuse itself. It packs a serious punch and you don’t have to worry about it running straight off your face either. A precise brush that is still a bit weird and funny, it just makes sense! This one is straight up there with my all time favourite Too Faced Better Than Sex (review here).

Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

Inglot Freedom System Palette + Eyeshadow, review & swatches

Men hej! Det har varit tyst här några dagar då jag och the Jerr flytt från Göteborgsregnet och trevlighetsdrivit i soliga Stockholm. I lördags vinkade vi av Black Sabbath med djävulstecken på full spret och dansande fötter, världens bästa plåster på vad som på sistone varit ett jävla skitliv. Ärligt talat.

En viktig grej jag ville hinna med under Stockholmsbesöket var den (relativt) nyöppnade Inglot-butiken i (relativt) nyöppnade Mall of Scandinavia, något jag aldrig haft möjlighet att shoppa med egna händer innan. Inglot är ett polskt märke som tidigare närmast funnits i typ Finland och England, äntligen finns de på hemmaplan! De har ett palettsystem under namnet Freedom System vilket går ut på du plockar ihop allt själv, du väljer hur många skuggor du vill rymma i din palett och vilka nyanser du vill stoppa i. Alla paletter jag äger sedan tidigare har varit hafsiga önskningar skickade med vänner eller saker som skett via nätet, så det var kul att få plocka ihop något i butik till slut. Det blev en liten fyrpalett i koralltoner denna gång. Superfin! Sen att jag råkade plocka en skugga jag har sedan tidigare (och som inte håller samma kvalitet som den gamla, mer info nedan!) var mindre bra. Där ligger krånglet i ett sådant här system, nördar du och äger mer än du behöver under en livstid finns risken att du inte håller isär alla färgnummer och köper dubbelt av saker.

Skuggorna går på 65 SEK/st och paletterna varierar i pris beroende på storlek, men som referens går den avlånga fempaletten på 100 SEK.

Så min tanke var (varför babblar jag så mkt idag??) att varför inte visa varenda en. Bara plöja! Vi kikar på alla Inglotskuggor jag har!


Oh hello! Not much has happened on here recently as Jerry and I fled the Gothenburg rain for a sunny Stockholm this evening. This Saturday we said goodbye to Black Sabbath with horned hands and dancing feet, the best band aid on what has recently been quite a shitty life, to be honest.

One important thing I wanted to get done on this trip was to visit the (somewhat) new Inglot store in the (somewhat) new Mall of Scandinavia, as I’ve never had the opportunity to shop Inglot in person before. Inglot is a Polish brand which we’ve never had in Sweden before, and finally they’re here! They have a palette system called Freedom System where you pick everything yourself, you choose how many shades you want in your palette and which ones you want to pop in there. All my old palettes are sloppy wish lists sent with friends who are travelling or have been handled online, so it was a lot of fun to finally visit a store and do it myself. I ended up picking a quad with coral hues this time. So cute! The fact that I ended up picking a shade that I already own (and not with the same quality, more info below!) was less great. That’s the problem with systems like this one, if you’re a nerd who own more than you could ever need during a lifetime you might risk mix the colour numbers up and buy dupes.

So I thought (why do I ramble so much today??), why not show you every single one. Just shovel through them! Let’s take a peek at all my Inglot eyeshadows! For prices, check your local Inglot website.

inglot freedom system palette

These are all of my Inglot Freedom System palettes! Apart from these 4, 5 and 10 pan palettes you can also find 1, 2, 3 and 20 pan versions. It’s great to have a few different sizes at home and be able move shadows around into smaller or bigger palettes to fit your current need.

inglot freedom system palette

The Inglot Freedom System palettes + eyeshadows are magnetized, you can pop the shadows out using a magnet and move them around however you want. The magnet on the loose palette lids often work, but sometimes the shadows get stuck and need something stronger. In those cases I tent do go punk and just slap the palette upside down over my palm and the shadow will fall out. Just make sure not to drop the pan when you do it, it will break.

inglot eyeshadow 391, 376, 378, 344, 354, 434, 421, 357, 397, 395

Inglot Eyeshadow in (top row) 391, 376, 378, 344, 354 (bottom row) 434, 421, 357, 397, 395. These are my “neutral” shades, basically smokey shades with a pale and/or shimmery pop. Just the way I like it!

inglot eyeshadow 391, 376, 378, 344, 354, 434, 421, 357, 397, 395 swatch

Inglot Eyeshadow in 391, 376, 378, 344, 354, 434, 421, 357, 397, 395. I could kiss so many asses over this palette, I love every single shade. 376 is my lovechild of the bunch, that one was my eyebrow shade during all the years with black hair, nothing ever replaced it.

inglot eyeshadow 161, 162, 163, 164, 165

Inglot Eyeshadow in 161, 162, 163, 164, 165. These shades are all from this years spring collection called Rise & Shine, blog post about it here.

inglot eyeshadow 161, 162, 163, 164, 165 swatch

Inglot Eyeshadow in 161, 162, 163, 164, 165. These shades are all very similar in formula, creamy sparkly semi-sheer pastels with a slight duochrome sheen. As gorgeous on their own as over a black base.

inglot eyeshadow 340, 428, 494, 407

Inglot Eyeshadow in 340, 428, 494, 407 (don’t ask me where the fifth shade went!). This palette contains my old pan of the golden peach 407.

inglot eyeshadow 340, 428, 494, 407 swatch

Inglot Eyeshadow in 340, 428, 494, 407. All of these shades except for purple 494 is great, that one doesn’t adhere too well and has large chunks of glitter that easily brushes off. Bottle green matte 340 is one of the best Inglot mattes I have! This version of shade 407 is creamy and very intense with very little work, comparing it to the new one further down.

inglot eyeshadow 361, 366, 407, 329

Inglot Eyeshadow in 361, 366, 407, 329. This is the new palette I got in Stockholm this weekend! The shade choices clearly show that I had some kind of flamingo fever. In this palette I have the new version of 407, a comparison with the old version below.

inglot eyeshadow 361, 366, 407, 329 swatch

Inglot Eyeshadow in 361, 366, 407, 329. The matte pinks need a base to apply with full intensity, but even without a base they still apply even. No patchiness on the eyes at all as they blend super smooth, they just need some help with the colour intensity. This version of the golden peach 407 is beautiful and glowy but still a tad drier and less KABOOM than my old one.

inglot eyeshadow 407 old vs. new

Inglot Eyeshadow in 407, old vs. new. Left is from Beautylish 2013, right from the Inglot store in Mall of Scandinavia (Stockholm) 2016. See how they differ? The older one is just more saturated in both glowiness and intensity, plus it is less dry. I would guess that this one has been reformulated some time during these three years.

Viola, Killer Colours
Killer Colours

Contact me:

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!