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Laura Mercier Daring By Night Palette

Här är en palett jag fotograferat för superlänge sedan men aldrig kom till skott med att posta, NU är det dags! Daring By Night från Laura Mercier släpptes inför julen och är den perfekta paletten för en standard Viola-sotning. Du får tre matta skuggor i vitt, svart och grått samt två skimriga i smutsig oliv och supergnistrande mörk silver. Utöver det får du även ett roséguldigt skimmer för kinderna. Allt jag kan önska! Formulan är ofelbar på varenda produkt, allihop är superpigmenterade och mumsiga även utan någon som helst bas, till och med glittret appliceras jämnt i Silver Fox! Alla tummar upp för ett genialiskt palettsläpp. Finns på NK och Cow Parfymeri.

Here’s a palette I photographed really long ago but never managed to post, NOW it’s time! Daring By Night from Laura Mercier was released for christmas and it’s the perfect palette for a standard Viola smokey eye. You get three matte shadows in white, black and grey plus two shimmery shades in dirty olive and super sparkly dark silver. You also get a rose gold shimmer for your cheeks. Everything I need! The formula of every single product is just immaculate, all of them are super pigmented and yummy even without a base of any kind, the glitter even applies evenly in Silver Fox! All thumbs up for a genius palette release. Available at Sephora for you americans.

laura mercier daring by night palette

laura mercier daring by night palette

The outer packaging is not too sexy, thankfully the inside is.

laura mercier daring by night

Look at those shadows, they go on SO smoothly on bare skin. That black is the blackest thing I’ve ever seen. Big plus for the gorgeous rose gold cheek shade!

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Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation

Dags att kika närmre på en av mina vardagsräddare! Nude Perfection Glow Foundation från Lumene är en lystergivande serumlik foundation som mjukgör och jämnar ut huden en aning. Med betoning på “en aning”, denna är mer som en färgad dagkräm eller BB cream då den inte täcker mycket alls. Jag gillar att applicera den med händerna och sedan dutta på lite concealer där det behövs, det är toppen för dagar då jag vill ha något lätt som inte kladdar. Min vintertorra hud absorberar denna foundation snabbt och jag känner inget behov av att pudra efter. Den har SPF 15 också, inte mycket att skryta med men alltid bra liten extragrej att putta i. Finns att köpa på KICKS, Åhléns och liknande för dryga 169 kr. (Edit: KICKS har 20% rabatt på Lumenes foundations just nu!)

Time to take a look at my daily saviour! Nude Perfection Glow Foundation from Lumene is a luminous serum-like foundation that moisturizes and evens the skin out a bit. With emphasis on “a bit”, this one is more like a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream as it doesn’t cover much at all. I like smoothing it on with my hands and dabbing some concealer on where ever I need that little extra, it’s perfect for days when I want something lightweight that doesn’t feel sticky on the skin. My winter dry skin absorbs this quickly and doesn’t even need any setting powder! It also has SPF 15, not a lot but it’s always a good little extra.

lumene nude perfection glow foundation

Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation comes in a squeeze tube. I use the shade 1 Classic Beige most often as it gives a little warmth, but I also like the shade 0 Light Ivory.

bare skin

Bare skin

lumene nude perfection glow foundation 1 classic beige

Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation in 1 Classic Beige. Doesn’t give much coverage at all, but it evens out the skintone nicely.

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KIKO Cosmetics had a black friday deal, let’s leave it at that.

When you get a 20% off coupon at KIKO Cosmetics which already is an affordable high quality brand you just GO FOR IT. So of course I did, and here’s what I bought! While I opened the package I swatched and snapped a few pictures of the products, let me know which ones you find most interesting!

All products are from kikocosmetics.com.

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kiko nail lacquer

KIKO Nail Lacquer in Grass Green (391), Cerulean Blue (295), Lilac (330), Rouge Noir (226)

kiko water eyeshadow

KIKO Water Eyeshadow in Olive Green (209), Midnight Blue (215), Graphite (230)

kiko water eyeshadow swatch

KIKO Water Eyeshadow in Olive Green (209), Midnight Blue (215), Graphite (230)

kiko shade fusion trio blush

KIKO Shade Fusion Trio Blush in Pink (06)

kiko shade fusion trio blush swatch

KIKO Shade Fusion Trio Blush in Pink (06)

kiko moon shadow water infused eyeshadow

KIKO Moon Shadow Water Infused Eyeshadow in Mysterious Chocolate (02), Glistening Turquoise (04)

kiko long lasting stick eyeshadow

KIKO Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in Light Taupe (25)

kiko moon shadow water infused eyeshadow, long lasting stick eyeshadow swatches

KIKO Moon Shadow Water Infused Eyeshadow in Mysterious Chocolate (02), Glistening Turquoise (04). Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in Light Taupe (25)

kiko eyebrow fibers coloured mascara

KIKO Eyebrow Fibers Coloured Mascara in Auburn (04)

kiko super colour eyeliner

KIKO Super Colour Eyeliner in Crocodile Green (112)

kiko double glam eyeliner

KIKO Double Glam Eyeliner in Violet – Emerald (116)

kiko creamy colour comfort lip liner

KIKO Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner in Tangerine (306)

kiko swatches

KIKO Eyebrow Fibers Coloured Mascara in Auburn (04). Super Colour Eyeliner in Crocodile Green (112). Double Glam Eyeliner in Violet – Emerald (116). Creamy Colour Comfort Lip Liner in Tangerine (306).

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Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette “The Lolita”

Många gillade makeupen igår, så jag tänkte att jag djupdyker lite extra i paletten! Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette i färgsättningen The Lolita var ett riktigt slösköp och holy shit vad den är fantastisk, no ragrets!

Paletten innehåller sju skuggor varav tre är matta, tre skimriga och en glittrig. Alla i mjukaste sammetsformula och färger perfekta för en lätt och ljus neutral makeup. Extra tumme upp för den duokroma beigerosa nyansen som ger en annorlunda touch! Den enda skuggan som kräver lite extra kärlek är glittret i mitten, onekligen dösnygg men den är helt olik allt annat jag provat, lite som ett pressat glitter(??) och kräver en extra klibbig bas eller ett mixing medium för att inte rasa runt i ansiktet. Standardegenskap hos glitter you know.

Den är alltså lite knäpp och lite basic på samma gång och kommer därifrån ur “ännu en neutral palett”-fällan. Med hög kvalitet och fantastiskt urval av färger så har den verkligen det där lilla extra. Behöver du lite self-love eller en fin julklapp åt någon så bege dig till Sephora och shoppa!

 

Many of you liked my makeup yesterday, so I thought I should dive deeper into the palette!  Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette in the colour The Lolita was a real splurge but holy shit it’s fantastic, no ragrets!

The palette contains 7 shadows out of which 3 are matte, 3 shimmery and one glitter. All with the softest velvety formula and colours perfect for creating a soft and light neutral makeup. An extra thumb up for the duochrome pinky beige shade which gives an unusual touch! The only shadow that needs a little extra love is the glitter, it’s incredibly pretty but it’s unlike anything I’ve ever tried before, it’s like a pressed glitter(??) and needs a sticky base or mixing medium to not fall down all over the face. Standard glitter business you know.

So this palette is a bit playful and a bit basic at the same time which pushes it away from the “just another neutral palette” trap. With high quality and a great selection of shades it really has that little extra. Do you need some self-love or a nice holiday gift for someone then visit Sephora and do some damage!

marc jacobs style eye-con no 7 eyeshadow palette the lolita

Three mattes for a super basic eye, three shimmers for some luminous dimension and a glitter to pop on top. It’s so well thought out!

marc jacobs style eye-con no 7 eyeshadow palette the lolita swatch

Swatched in the order of the palette. The last rosy copper shade is probably my favourite of them all.

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The Lolita

After a rough day at work the other day I just went in for the kill, it was splurging time. After seeing this tutorial by Karima McKimmie I just couldn’t get my mind off that Marc Jacobs eyeshadow palette. So I got it. The Lolita is the prettiest, most delicate thing ever!

On the majority of my lids I’m wearing the 6th shade. 7 on the outer third with 3 at the deepest part close to the lashes. The inner corners got a glowy pink pop with shade 5. Theeeeee perfect everyday palette.

the lolita

the lolita

Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette in The Lolita

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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!