Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick “Lovecraft”

I have mentioned it before but I’ll say it again: Well named products is a f*ing open goal for makeup companies. I have written about the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow line before and how all the names just make me crazy, same thing applies to her whole damn line. She is the product naming queen.

The Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick line is a complete hit and miss, some shades are flawless retro style matte (available in both shimmery and non-shimmery shades) that wear super well, while some are rubbery and chalky, 100% impossible to wear. Sparkly inky blue Poe is a great example of that horrible formula aswell as a great example of a well named product that I just HAD to have. Bad combo. The ashy cool toned pink called Lovecraft hits home though, the formula is flawless and the name completely lured me in. GOOD combo! It’s not even a shade that I tend to wear, it’s a bit too purple tinged for my taste, but who cares?

kat von d studded kiss lipstick lovecraft

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft

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Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner “Fireball”

So here it is! Better pics of Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball which I did a makeup look with the other day! An absolutely stunning multichrome eyeliner (shifts between bright yellow gold/rusty copper/garnet red/hot pink!!) that stays put all day long, no joke. I have worn it multiple times by now, every single time without even a inner corner smudge, faded wing or flakiness. Comes in 20 different shades if I’m not mistaken, so you will easily find one for you if this shade doesn’t tickle your pickle.

The applicator is like those old school floppy dip in brushes, just a lot stiffer! It distributes product super evenly and doesn’t skip on the eye as stiff felt tips can do, I was pleasantly surprised by the simple process! It is quite small though, so for someone like me who prefer a thicker line a whopping three re-dips are needed to complete one eye. Not that it really makes a big difference, but worth mentioning.

It was just released at KICKS here in Sweden, so if you’re interested in snagging it it’s time! 210 SEK a pop (check your local Urban Decay counters for price/release date). Enjoy!

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball. I love when brands colour code their outer packaging to match the product shade, it’s a priceless detail for anyone who has a lot of makeup in their drawers.

 Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball swatch

The many faces of Fireball. I love how it looks like four completely different liners.

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball swatch

And in motion. Oooohh!! AAHHH!

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner Fireball swatch

Urban Decay Razor Sharp Water-Resistant Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Fireball on my top lashline, blog post about the makeup look here.

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Urban Decay Electric Palette

I’ve finally got my paws on the Urban Decay Electric Palette! Definitely the last one on this train, hehee!

The Electric Palette is, what Urban Decay themselves call, a pressed pigment palette. This because some of the neons aren’t considered eye safe by regulations so they play it safe by just calling them “pigments”, as you might have encountered before with neon shadows. I’ve never heard of anyone reacting badly to them, just that they tend to stain the skin a bit with use. I will happily smother my eyeballs with it!

What I adore the most about it is how they didn’t just create basic neon rainbow palette, here get a few cherry picked neon shades in both matte, shimmery and glittery formulas paired with bright regular shadows of different depth and a bright sparkly silver for accent. The perfect composition for a intense yet refined composition. I really look forward to using this beauty! What kind of look would you like to see first?

These swatches are done on bare skin, quality-wise the standout shades are the shimmers Fringe, Jilted, Urban and Freak (Slowburn and Fringe if we’re only speaking colours!), the only one that really needs some extra lovin is neon blue Chaos which is dustier than the rest. I would say that all of them would look their best over primer although some would benefit more from it than others (ehrm neons ehrm). A white base would be extra good for the neons to make them pop!

Available at select KICKS stores and on the KICKS website for you Swedes. Check the Urban Decay website for more info on where to get it in your country!

urban decay electric palette

Urban Decay Electric Palette

urban decay electric palette packaging

Just look at that beautiful packagiiiiiing!!

urban decay electric palette swatches

Urban Decay Electric Palette swatched on bare skin, same order as in the palette.

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IsaDora Bohemian Flair makeup look

Today a whole set of studio stuff arrived at my door (3 softboxes, a black backdrop, a good reflector) so I’m kind of planning on making a new start, I will from now on be able to document and photograph makeup looks during other hours of the day than just the well-lit ones, and I will probably step up my YouTube game at the same time. I’m excited!

I gave the stuff a test run today to photograph a makeup look using the new IsaDora Bohemian Flair collection for fall 2016. Out in stores now! I haven’t shown you the collection as a whole (check it out over at Purity), but here’s a handful of the cool toned products that go beautifully together. Do you want to see more from this yummy collection maybe?

Overall I can mention that the new Lip Desire Sculpting Lipsticks are pretty, but they are quite damn slippery. You definitely benefit from buying the matching Sculpting Lipliner which will make the colour stand out and the result more budge proof, plus the fact that the pencils themselves are of SUCH great quality! You will find yourself reaching for them with other lipsticks too.

The Eye Shadow Quartet in Soft Suede is lovely in texture and has beautiful greyish lilac colours, but the colour depth is quite bland. I often find that IsaDora palettes have that problem, am I the only one? There is no pale highlight shade and there is no deep smokey shade, just four “kinda similar” shades that you can’t really build a dimensional look with. I had to use my face highlight as an inner corner highlight just to kick the eye off.

isadora bohemian flair


  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Power – Diffused Light
  • IsaDora Perfect Blush – Bare Berry
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Mariposa


  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • IsaDora Eye Shadow Quartet – Soft Suede
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara


  • IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner – Rum Raisin
  • IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick – Rum Raisin
isadora bohemian flair

The IsaDora Bohemian Flair collection products I used for this look. Eye Shadow Quartet in Soft Suede, Sculpting Lipliner in Rum Raisin, Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick in Rum Raisin, Perfect Blush in Bare Berry. Nail polish is Soft Suede from the same collection. 

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BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss swatches + mini reviews

Jag har alltid haft ett komplext förhållande till läppglans. Jag avskyr klibbigt smet oavsett om det är klistrigt och strängigt eller om det är “helt okladdigt!!” och istället är som en flottig gröt på läpparna. Det finns två mellanting som jag gillar, ena är skira gloss som känns som läppbalsam på läpparna, perfekta att bara kasta på som ingenting-läpp sådär. Sen gillar jag de lite tjockare som känns sådär plumpande och “cushion-y”, de som bildar en liten vinylliknande fluffkudde på läpparna och håller sig mjukt på plats.

I läppglanskategori 2 har jag sedan länge haft en ruling queen, och det är Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss från BareMinerals. De liksom omsluter läpparna och ber alla torrfnasor om ursäkt? Dessutom doftar de friskt av mint och pirrar lite härligt på läpparna. Inget smärtsamt, bara sådär munsköljigt skönt. Det är heller inget jag oroar mig över att dra på om jag ska ut och sippa en öl, för jag upplever inte att det vill smeta ut sig nämnvärt mycket.

Nu är det ju så att Skincity för tillfället har köp 3 betala för 2 på BareMinerals (och 20% på bästa Elemis..), och med det var jag förstås tvungen att knipa ett kit med gloss som blivit kvar sedan förra julen. Kitet går under namnet Thank You Gorgeous och innehåller fem minisar ur standardsortimentet. Sjukt bra grej för den som insett hur mycket sunk som kletas ner i ett regelbundet använt gloss (tänk inte på det, du får men!!) och gärna ger sig på minituber som faktiskt hinner ta slut innan de blir äckliga.

Kitet innehåller 5 gloss om 0,8ml styck och går på 199 kr, fullstora glossen går på 279 kr och innehåller 4,5 ml. De små glossen är alltså billigare per milliliter! Bra deal, eh? Finns kvar på Skincity i skrivande stund.


I’ve always had a complicated relationship to lip glosses. I’m disgusted by sticky messes whether they are sticky and stringy or if they’re “totally non sticky!!” and instead feel like an oily gunk on the lips. There are two inbetweeners that I love though, one of them is sheer glosses that feel like lip balm on the lips, perfect to just throw on as a “nothing lip”. I also like the thicker cushiony ones that plump your lips, they create a vinyl-esque film on the lips that stays softly in place.

In lipgloss category 2 I’ve had a ruling queen for many years, and it’s the Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss from BareMinerals. They hug the lips and just beg all the dry crustiness for forgiveness? They have a fresh minty scent and tingle nicely on the lips, nothing painful, just a comfortable toothpaste-y feeling. I also don’t worry about throwing them on before going out for a beer, they don’t smear everywhere like some glosses do.

Swedish skincare webshop Skincity has a 3 for 2 thing with BareMinerals at the moment and I just couldn’t help myself, I finally got the Thank You Gorgeous set from last christmas. It contains five minis from the regular Moxie gloss line. A great deal for anyone who has realized how much crap ends up in a lip gloss when you use it regularly (don’t think about it, you will get grossed out!!) and would prefer a smaller gloss that you could use up before it gets gross.

The kit is still available for Swedes at the Skincity webshop, check with your local website/counter to see if you can still get it, otherwise you can get the shades as full sizes from the regular BareMinerals range.

bareminerals marvelous moxie lip gloss kit thank you gorgeous. show off, hot shot, spark plug, maverick, dare devil

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss Kit “Thank You Gorgeous”. Shades from the top: Show Off, Hot Shot, Spark Plug, Maverick, Dare Devil.

bareminerals marvelous moxie lip gloss kit thank you gorgeous. show off, hot shot, spark plug, maverick, dare devil swatch

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss Kit “Thank You Gorgeous”. From the left: Show Off, Hot Shot, Spark Plug, Maverick, Dare Devil.

bare lips

Bare lips for reference.

bareminerals marvelous moxie lip gloss show off swatch

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Show Off. A light shimmery warm pink. This is the only shade that I don’t find matches the quality of the rest. From afar it looks great, but close up you can see that it gathers in the lines of the lips and clings on slightly to drier areas. It still is a very light colour for my lips though, and most brands would have a shade that looked fare worse than this so it’s still quite OK. But not Marvelous Moxie standard.

bareminerals marvelous moxie lip gloss hot shot swatch

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Hot Shot. A warm coral pink without shimmer. This one is EXACTLY what Marvelous Moxie is about, see how it just makes everything look plumped and soft? Perfect shade for anyone who would want an “everyday pink”.

bareminerals marvelous moxie lip gloss spark plug swatch

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Spark Plug. A shimmery caramel beige. Compare this one to pink Hot Shot and see what the shimmers can do, they bring so much luminosity to the lips and still keeping them smooth looking. Love this shade too, it’s great for anyone who prefers warm toned neutrals! Would love this with a black smokey eye and bronzed cheeks.

bareminerals marvelous moxie lip gloss maverick swatch

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Maverick. A deeper caramel pink, no shimmer. Perfect for those who can’t wear the Kylie Jenner mauve without looking drowned and purple (well that’s me). My favourite out of these! Looks scary in the tube but amazing on the lips.

bareminerals marvelous moxie lip gloss daredevil swatch

BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Daredevil. A shimmery berry pink. I’m so weak for these shades, I love when glosses look like cherry jam on the lips. Not too original but still spot on!

bareminerals marvelous moxie lip gloss smooth talker swatch

Bonus pic: An old picture of me wearing BareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss in Smooth Talker, a pale peachy pink with golden shimmer. An old favourite from this line. Dat perfect Pamela lip?? Full blog post about the gloss/look here.

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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!