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IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips, three new shades!

Tre nya nyanser av IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips finns äntligen ute! Så jag längtat efter knalligare färger! Tre ljusa/neutrala släpptes nyss vilka jag redan recenserat, dessa tre nya är helt i linje med de andra så läs recensionen där. Klicketicklick! Dessa är alltså uppvridbara läppstiftspennor, halvmatta i finishen och tunna och sköna på läpparna. Kostar 129 kr/st, dessa tre kommer ut i handeln denna vecka!

Three new shades of the IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips are out! How I’ve been hoping for brights! Three light/neutral shades were released recently and those I’ve reviewed already, these three new ones are just like the other so read the review there. Clickety click! So they are twist-up lipstick pencils, semi matte in finish and thin and soft on the lips. These new shades are out this week!

isadora twist-up matt lips

Same matte colour coded packaging as before, looks really nice!

isadora twist-up matt lips

The tips are slanted and really easy to apply with. From the left: Super Pink, Orange Pop, Raving Red.

isadora twist-up matt lips super pink swatch

Super Pink. More up my alley than the previously released pastel pink called Candy Pink, but this is still a tad too weak for my taste! It’s a bit too whitened and soft even though I love the undertone. It’s a question of taste though, many will definitely love this shade!

isadora twist-up matt lips orange pop swatch

Orange Pop. So orange that my camera freaked out. Frickin AMAZING shade, true citrus orange.

isadora twist-up matt lips raving red swatch

Raving Red. The star of the show in my opinion, a.. light red? It’s not a classic red like I thought, it has more of a soft-yet-bright retro vibe. A hint of coral makes it super brightening and happy!

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Four bronzers that I alter between right now

Vill jag sminka mig på nolltid så suddar jag ett pump foundation över ansiktet med en bufferborste, en dutt concealer under ögonen och sen en bronzer på ansiktets höga punkter (framförallt kindben/näsa/tinningar) för att lajva pigg hud. Bronzern går liksom före allt annat pynt. Lika viktig är den i mer ingående makeuper, då väger den upp samt ramar in annat smink och hindrar till exempel sotningar eller starka läppfärger från att bli ansiktssväljande svarta hål. Vi alla har nog känt av den effekten någon gång.

Det handlar alltså om att hitta en formula, färg och finish som smickrar den tänkta makeupen. Till lätta hudlika makeuper vill jag exempelvis ofta ha krämbronzers med lyster och till skimriga/mer intensiva looker mattare bronzers i puderform. Jag varierar helt enkelt mellan några olika bronzers för att kunna välja den effekt jag söker för dagen. Vi kikar närmre på dem tycker jag!

 

If I want to do my makeup in no time I apply a pump of foundation with a buffing brush, a dab of concealer underneath the eyes and then a bronzer on the high points of the face (mainly cheekbones/nose/temples) to fake some fresh dimension. The bronzer is my number one priority. It’s just as important for more time consuming makeup looks, it helps frame and balance other makeup and keeps for example smokey eyes or bright lips from becoming face eating black holes. We all know that feeling.

So it’s about finding a formula, colour and finish that flatters your planned makeup look. For soft and skin like makeup looks I usually prefer a glowy cream bronzer and for shimmery or intense looks I tent to go for matte-ish powder bronzers. In other words I vary between a few different bronzers just to be able to get the effect I want that day. Let’s take a look at them!

bronzers

Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer (left) – Red toned glowy cream.

Soap & Glory Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick (top) – Slightly copper toned shimmery powder.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Bronze 03 (right) – Warm beige satin finished powder.

Viva la Diva Matte Bronzing Powder (bottom) – Neutral toned matte powder.

bronzers swatch

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Recension, Skönhet

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight, Copper & Burnished Bronze

Mitt favoritsätt att applicera krämskuggor är helt klart när de är i stickform. De går så snabbt att måla på och sudda ut med fingret jämfört med burkar då lock måste fipplas med, penslar måste vara rena och sen smutsas ner för att sen tvättas igen.. Njä, sticks är min vardagsräddning! Mina favvos är Caviar Stick från Laura Mercier. De gliiiider på huden, inget torrt slitande i ögonlocken alls, och när de fått sitta ett litet tag så torkar de in och blir gnugg- och vattenfasta. Linjen innehåller massor av fina färger utan att vara urflippad, mängder av neutrala och några djupare juveltoner. Särskilt metallicnyanserna med wetlook på ögonlocken är riktigt fantastiska. Metallicfinishen gör att produkten ser olika ut beroende på hur ljuset studsar, så på ögonlocket får du en automatisk “3D-effekt” bara med några svep av en och samma färg! Lathet deluxe!

De nyanser jag har i min ägo är taupesilvriga Moonlight, gyllenkoppriga Copper och rödbruna Burnished Bronze varav första två är nära på spegelblanka och den tredje har mer av en klassisk skimmereffekt.

Laura Mercier finns att shoppa på KICKS, NK och Cow Parfymeri.

 

My favourite way of applying cream shadows is easily when they’re in stick form. It’s so easy to just paint it on and blend with a finger compared to jars where you have to unscrew lids, have clean brushes, gunk those brushes up, wash them again.. Nah, sticks are my everyday saviours! My favourite is Caviar Stick by Laura Mercier. They gliiiide onto the skin, no dry tugging on the lids at all, and when they’ve dried they become totally smudge and waterproof. They come in a lot of nice colours without being crazy, lots of neutrals and some deeper jewel tones. I’m extra fond of the metallic shades which have a wetlook on th eyes. The metallic finish makes the colour appear differently depending on how light hits, so on the eyelids it immediately gets an intense “3D effect” just with a few sweeps of the same colour! Laziness deluxe!

The colours I have are silvery taupe Moonlight, golden copper Copper (duh) and reddish brown Burnished Bronze out of which the first two are ultra shiny and the third is more of a classic shimmer.

laura mercier caviar stick moonlight, copper, burnished bronze

The packaging is a classic twist-up so no wasteful sharpening is needed.

laura mercier caviar stick moonlight, copper, burnished bronze swatch

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight, Copper and Burnished Bronze. They look good in the picture but nothing compares to how gorgeous they are in real life!

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Dim Infusion

Today I did a quick smokey eye by sweeping my apricot blush quite heavily almost up to the brow, packed my brow powder on the lids, smudged some black liner along the top lashline, some brown liner on the waterline, shitload of mascara and done!

I haven’t worn Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion in a while but I’ve fallen in love with it all over again recently. A pale very warm apricoty peach that pairs GORGEOUSLY with bronzed cheeks. When worn on the lids it really enhances green eyes.

dim infusion

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densillis Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Becca Ultimate Crème Eyelier – Romanesque
  • IsaDora Smokey Eye Liner – Dark Brown
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips – Naked
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Babor Nude Eye Shadow Collection

Lyxiga hudvårdsmärket Babor har en makeuplinje vilket jag lyckats missa totalt, och i vår släpps två nya looker vid namn Beautiful Bronze och Metallic Pearls ur vilka jag fått ett urplock av i produktväg! Superkul att prova! I båda lookerna ingår denna brunkoppriga skuggpalett vid namn Nude Eye Shadow Collection, en riktig BAKELSE! Sällan blir jag tagen av hur vacker en produkt är såpass att det känns hädiskt att peta i den, men denna hade jag faktiskt rätt svårt att bryta in. Se bara hur bulligt mjuka skuggorna ser ut!

Skuggorna tunna och torra till texturen, de har inte alls den där rika smöriga känslan som bra skuggor ofta har utan de är verkligen torra. Ändå ser de riktigt fina ut på huden samt fäster bra utan att rasa ner, se bara på bilden nedan! Där är de applicerade torra över ett tunt lager foundation, med en primer eller fuktad pensel blir det garanterat ännu bättre knall i färgerna.

Paletten finns att shoppa på Skincity.se (där bilden visar skuggorna i annan ordning än i min palett? Haha!).

 

Luxurious skincare brand Babor has a makeup line which I’ve for some reason managed to miss, and this spring two new looks called Beautiful Bronze and Metallic Pearls are released and I’ve received some of the products to try! So fun! Both looks include this coppery brown eyeshadow palette called Nude Eye Shadow Collection, like a little chocolate bar! I rarely get stunned by a makeup product to such a level that it feels bad to destroy them by using them, but this one I really had a hard time putting my fingers in. Just look at those pillowy fluffy eyeshadows!

These shadows are thin and dry in texture, they don’t have that creamy buttery feeling that good shadows often have, they are much drier. Still they look great on the skin and adhere well without falling down as you can see in the picture below! There I’ve applied them dry on a thin layer of foundation, but with a primer or damp brush these will go on even more intense.

I’m not sure where/if you can find this palette outside of Sweden as I’m not very familiar with the brand, let me know in a comment if you have info!

babor nude eye shadow collection

They look so yummyy! And the gold compact is just gorgeous.

babor nude eye shadow collection swatch

Applied dry on a thin layer of foundation. The medium brown on the bottom right in the palette is the mattest of them, the others are more shimmery. As usual on me the “highlighter” is a bit too dark but it will be a great peachy eyelid colour.

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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!