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KICKS Baked Blusher “Fashionista”

Do you like these favourite product recaps that I’ve been posting lately? I find it quite refreshing sometimes to go through things I really know and love instead of just showing new products. So that’s what we’re doing in this post aswell!

KICKS Baked Blusher in Fashionista is a well loved blush in my collection. A peachy pink with a golden sheen, very similar to NARS Orgasm but smoother in formula and with less glitter. Plus cheaper! I love how it’s like a blush and highlighter in one, a great product when you want to save some time in the morning. If you have a KICKS nearby you really should check this out.

kicks baked blusher fashionista

It’s a bit dirty, but that’s what happens with well loved products! Don’t you just love staring at that beautiful shimmer veining?

kicks baked blusher fashionista

kicks baked blusher fashionista

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Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick “Black Tie”

Jag har skrivit om det förr men känner att det är dags att påminna er.. Lipstick Queen har en linje läpstift vid namn Velvet Rope, sammetsmatta små saker i dödstunga guldhylsor som skriker old Hollywood. Formulan är tunn och bekväm att bära, känns knappt på läpparna trots att de har så mycket färg, och som bonus innehåller läppstiftet isande mint som känns alldeles ljuvligt på läpparna. De är förstås snordyra, men detta är ett av få läppstift jag tycker är VÄRT sina sura stålar.

Färgen Black Tie är en sådan där som jag ofta kastar på mig när jag vill se piggare ut än jag egentligen är. Det är en mörkare blåröd nyans som verkligen brightar upp ansiktet, jag älskar att smacka på det till en i övrigt enkel makeup då den är en riktig singellirare. Den blöder inte ens ut i läpplinjerna under dagen så jag bär den alltid utan läppenna. Jag har den ofta på jobbet och kan inte ens räkna antalet gånger jag fått skriva ner namnet på en kvittolapp åt undrande kunder. Jag upprepar mig: Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick i färgen Black Tie, you’re welcome.

Finns att köpa på brittiska Feelunique, svenska Cow Parfymeri (online samt butik i Stockholm) eller i Cow’s hörna på NK (Göteborg eller Stockholm).

 

I have written about it before and now it’s time to remind you.. Lipstick Queen has a lipstick line called Velvet Rope, velvety matte little things in brick heavy golden packaging which screams old Hollywood. The formula is super thin and comfortable, you can barely feel it on the lips even though is has a lot of colour, and as a bonus it contains cooling mint which feels just glorious on the lips. They’re of course hella expensive, but this is one of few lipsticks that I really think is worth all that hard earned money.

The colour Black Tie is one of those shades that I love to throw on when I want to look more awake than I really am. It’s a darker blue toned red that really brightens the face, I love smacking it on with more neutral makeup as it’s an epic single player. It doesn’t even feather out during the day so I always wear it without a lip liner. I often wear it at work and I can’t even count how many times I’ve had to write this name down to wondering customers. I repeat myself: Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in the colour Black Tie, you’re welcome.

Buy it from Feelunique (if you’re in Europe) or straight from the Lipstick Queen website.

lipstick queen vevet rope lipstick black tie

Look at that gorgeous packagiiiiiing..

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

lipstick queen velvet rope lipstick black tie swatch

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick in Black Tie

Viola, Killer Colours

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IsaDora Eye Color Bar in Grey Temptation & Autumn Leaves, review & swatches

IsaDoras Eye Color Bar-skugpaletter är grymma, jag har visat ett par innan och här är två nya färgkombos inför hösten! Grey Temptation är en klassisk blågrå sotningspalett med övervägande skimriga texturer, och Autumn Leaves är en samling mediumtonade höstfärger alla i skimmer. De har precis samma mjuka välpigmenterade formula som tidigare paletter. I butik nu för 149 kr styck!

The IsaDora Eye Color Bar eyeshadow palettes are great, I’ve shown a couple of them before and here are two new ones for fall! Grey Temptation is a classic grey/blue smokey palette with mostly shimmery shades and Autumn Leaves is a collection of medium toned autumnal shades all shimmery. They have the same super smooth texture and pigmentation as the previous palettes. In stores now!

isadora eye color bar grey temptation, autumn leaves

IsaDora Eye Color Bar in Grey Temptation on the left, Autumn Leaves on the right.

isadora eye color bar grey temptation, autumn leaves

Mmmm, enjoy some nice fingerprints!

 

Vid första anblick blev jag kär i Autumn Leaves, färgerna är ljuvliga och jag älskar skimmer! När jag började swatcha dem så kallnade kärleken en del, nästan alla färger har exakt samma frostighet och med väldigt lite kontrast mellan färgerna blir allt bara rätt blahh även om skuggorna i sig är av bra kvalitet.

At first sight I really fell in love with Autumn Leaves, the colours are beautiful and I love shimmery shades! When I started swatching it my love cooled down a bit, almost all shades have the exact same frostiness and with very little contrasting colour depths it just looks a bit blahh in my opinion even though they are of good quality.

isadora eye color bar autumn leaves

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Autumn Leaves

isadora eye color bar autumn leaves swatch

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Autumn Leaves

 

Grey Temptation är å andra sidan mycket bättre än den kan verka. Texturen på skimret varierar i alla färger, i vissa är det nästan grynigt och i andra väldigt mjukt, perfekt för att skapa texturerade makeuper! Det finns även ett bra spann kontrastmässigt så lookerna kommer få mycket dimension.

Grey Temptation on the other hand is much better than it may seem. The texture of the shimmer is different in all shades, in some it’s almost chunky and in others very smooth, great for creating textured looks! There’s also a great variety of colour depths so the eye looks will be very dimensional.

isadora eye color bar grey temptation

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Grey Temptation

isadora eye color bar grey temptation swatch

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Grey Temptation

Viola, Killer Colours

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara review

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara är en omtalad liten sak, mycket tack vare det cheeky namnet. Mascaran har en timglasformad borste som ska ge fylliga separerade fransar i svartaste svart. Ju fler lager du bygger på desto flashigare ska fransarna bli. Too Faced är exklusivt för Sephora på svenska marknaden nu för tiden, så det är dit ni får pallra er om ni vill shoppa! Vi hoppas på Sephora-webshop inom en snar framtid för er som inte bor i Sthlm/Gbg/Malmö. Mascaran ligger på 230 kr.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a rumoured little thing, much thanks to the cheeky name. This mascara has a hourglass shaped wand which is supposed to give separated plump lashes in the blackest shade of black. The more coats you apply the flashier your lashes are said to be. Check your local Sephora to shop for this gem! The mascara is $23 in the US for reference.

too faced better than sex mascara

The wand is hourglass shaped which helps deposit a lot of product, but makes it harder to apply without smudging. The top part of the tube has a silly amount of weight to it, I don’t really understand why. The wand is heavy and the tube is lightweight! Feels weird.

no mascara

No mascara

too faced better than sex mascara 1 coat

1 coat of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

too faced better than sex mascara 2 coats

2 coats of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

A makeup tutorial where you can see the mascara in action:

So what does it do?


Length: 5/5

This mascara gives me a solid extra millimeter or two.

Volume: 5/5
Dayum, those are some fat lashes! They easily get a bit clumpy, but I like that look. For someone who wants “cleaner” looking lashes this might be a bit much.

Definition: 4/5
This mascara manages to give thick lashes aswell as, uhh you know, more than three! Look at the bottom lashes for example, they ARE thick and a bit clumped but they definitely stand out! In other words – pick another mascara if you want it to look dainty.

Precision: 2.5/5
This is the biggest drawback for this mascara. The shape of the wand, more specifically the outer blob, makes it hard to apply without smudging, especially on my lower lashes. If the wand was shaped like a christmas tree it would have been pure magic.

Effectivity: 5/5
This mascara catches on in a second, you barely have to work with the brush to get intense lashes. You can build up a couple of coats in less than a minute!

Colour: 5/5
Black as the Babadooks soul.

Water resistance: 5/5
This mascara is waterproof. It has that gummy waxy feeling on the lashes that waterproof formulas tend to have, and it doesn’t break down unless you use an oil based remover.

Longevity: 5/5
This mascara holds the curl and stays in place all day. It doesn’t flake off or soot in the lower lashline at all! The only thing I get sometimes is “sun rays” on my top lid where the lashes touch my browbone on days when I don’t have a lot of eye makeup, but that always happen to me with waterproof mascaras. They break down with oil so any concealer, foundation or such will make the lashes leave a little print on the lid. It’s easily removed with a finger though, and doesn’t affect the look/wear time of the mascara. It doesn’t happen if I wear an eye primer and/or matte eyeshadows, so it’s just a matter of priming correctly.

 

Conclusion: 36.5/40

Fat lashes, no excuse. This is a mascara for heavy lash days, it’s great with smokey eyes! Or just with ehh, anything, if you’re like me. I’m totally into the ragged heavy lash look as I’ve mentioned a million times so as soon as I got a little better at handling that irritating brush I just started reaching for it all. the. time. For really natutal lash days I choose something else, but this no mercy product seriously makes me happy. I will most definitely get a new one when I run out!

Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

Sigma Beauty Individual Eye Shadow “Notre Dame”

I have stared at this Sigma eyeshadow in Notre Dame for a couple of weeks now, and I still don’t know what colour it is. It is super smooth, very pigmented and almost creamy to touch, I can say that, but the colour will be a mystery.

Available at the Sigma webshop.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Oooh, holo!

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

And yes, that eyeshadow is a taupe with a golden sheen.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Ehh no, it’s purple.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Yep, definitely a silvery purple.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

No it isn’t? It’s golden.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

YEP it’s a TAUPE.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Aarrgghhh I don’t know.

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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!