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Smokey eyes & dark lips with Makiash

I’m SO feeling the fall colours right now. Or to be honest, I do that about 9 months of the year.. Ehrm, but right now it’s extra hard not to go vampy all over. That’s exactly what I did today with a gorgeous bundle of products from Makiash!

The Eyeshadow Trio in Dark Mystery is so special, it doesn’t look like anything I own. A dark and sultry trio with a dark maroon, a dark taupey grey and a sparkly forest green. They look SO gorgeous together, and they aren’t bright at all which makes it very easy to work with them.

Nail Polish in 301 is a super glossy wine red that won’t be mistaken for black, the perfect vampy nail colour! Sadly it stained my nails a little even though I wore a base coat, so apply two coats to be sure.

And the Lipcolor Pen in Cold Plum is SO PRETTY! A raspberry/plum toned deeper red, not at all blackened either. It has a slight translucency to it which makes it very easy to wear, and the glossiness feels super hydrating. If you’re sensitive to scented products you should know that when you remove the cap a wave of sweet bubblegum and fruit hits your nose. You won’t smell it once it’s on your lips though. Can you imagine this shade with a smokey gold eye? I can. Drool.

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I’m wearing the dark greyish eyeshadow on my top lid, the wine colour in my crease and on the lower lashline.

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Face:

  • Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque – Buttermilk
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Cailyn Cosmetics Eyebrow Duo – Brunette
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)

Eyes:

  • Makiash Eyeshadow Trio – Dark Mystery
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Makiash Lipcolor Pen – Cold Plum
makiash eyeshadow trio dark mystery, nail polish 301, lipcolor pen cold plum

Makiash Eyeshadow Trio in Dark Mystery, Nail Polish in 301 and Lipcolor Pen in Cold Plum. They look so amazing togetheeeeerrrrr..

makiash eyeshadow trio dark mystery, lipcolor pen cold plum swatch

Makiash Eyeshadow Trio in Dark Mystery, Lipcolor Pen in Cold Plum

makiash nail polish 301 swatch

Makiash Nail Polish in 301

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Viva La Diva Dream Cheek Palette review, swatches & demo

Viva la Diva lanserade nyss en fantastisk liten kindpalett. Detta märke övertygar mig sällan men Dream Cheek är verkligen super! Två skimriga highlighters, tre matta rouge och en matt bronzer får du för ynka 159 kr.

När du gnuggar fingret i de matta produkterna så känns de rätt torra och tröga (medan de skimriga är som smör!), men applicerade med borste går de på precis lika fint som många av mina kindprodukter som separat kostar som två/tre hela Dream Cheek-paletter. Så ja, sanslöst bra valuta för stålarna! Att förpackingen dessutom är supersöt är en ljuv bonus. Du kan shoppa på Eleven.se!

 

The Swedish brand Viva la Diva just released a lovely little cheek palette. This brand rarely gets me, but Dream Cheek is really great! You get two shimmery highlighters, three matte blushes and one matte bronzer for only 159 SEK.

When you rub your finger into the matte products they feel a bit dry (apart from the shimmery ones, they feel like butter!), but applied with a brush they go on just as beautifully as many of my cheek products that separately cost the same as two/three entire Dream Cheek palettes. In other words, you get soo much for your money! The fact that the packaging is super cute is a nice bonus. You can find this at the Swedish webshop Eleven.se who ship throughout Europe!

viva la diva dream cheek palette

The Viva la Diva Dream Cheek palette has everything you need! A great one to pack if you’re travelling. The packaging has a mirror in the lid by the way, for some reason I didn’t include that in the photo.

viva la diva dream cheek palette

So pwettyy!

The ugliest swatch ever, sorry! I missed daylight today. Heh. But you get a feeling of what the shades look like.

And how does it look on the skin?

step 1

Step 1: My regular base with foundation, concealer and powder.

step 2

Step 2: Sunny Day applied as a bronzer on my cheeks, temples, nose and chin. I usually want some sheen in my bronzers to give the face some luminosity, but this shade is really nice for being matte. It goes on really smooth and it has a slight rosiness which makes it very flattering on lighter skin tones.

step 3

Step 3: Sunday Walk applied as a blush on the cheeks and temples. A really gorgeous colour!

step 4

Step 4: Golden Highlighter applied on my cheekbones, browbone, above the brows, nose and chin. This highlighter is very intense, definitely reminescent of the beast Mary-Lou Manizer. And then we’re dooone! Gorgeous luminous face!

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Phee’s Makeup Tips Eyeshadows & Pressed Highlighters

Jag har följt Phee’s Makeup Tips blogg/instagram jättelänge, och när Phee började göra sina egna makeupprodukter kissade jag nästan ner mig av upphetsning. Jag har visat er två skuggor innan men såklart växer samlingen i takt med att hon skapar nya färger. Allt går att beställa på hennes hemsida för £6.50 (dryga 85 kr) styck.

De två ljusaste nyanserna skapades först som lösa highlighters, med tiden uppgraderades de till pressat format och fungerar förstås lika bra som ögonskuggor som ansiktshighlighters. Metallpannorna är stora och fina, de är samma storlek som Sugarpill/gamla MUFE, med andra ord lika stora som många rouge. Det är så mycket produkt för pengarna!

Jag har swatchat på bar hud nedan, Pressed Glow är lite pudrig men väldigt pigmenterad, och Iris behöver lite mer jobb eftersom den har en matt bas. Min favorit är helt klart Peppered, den är så sjukt snygg bara suddad över ögonlocket med ett slick mascara! Överlag älskar jag dessa, jag hoppas att det framgår hur fina de är! Bra jobbat Phee.

 

I’ve followed the Phee’s Makeup Tips blog/instagram for such a long time, and when Phee started making her own makeup products I nearly pissed myself with excitement. I’ve shown two eyeshadows before but of couse as she’s creating new shades I’m building my collection. You can order them at her website for £6.50 a pop.

The two lightest shades were first created as loose highlighters, and with time she upgraded them to a pressed format  which of course works both as a face highlighter and eyeshadow. The pans are nice and large, the same size as Sugarpill/the old MUFE shadows, in other words the same size as a lot of blushes. You get so much product for your money!

They are swatched on bare skin below, Pressed Glow is a tad powdery but very pigmented, and Iris needs a bit more work than the others as it has a matte base. My favourite is definitely Peppered, I love wearing that one alone all over the lid with just some mascara! Overall I really love them, I hope you can grasp how gorgeous they are! Great work Phee.

phee's makeup tips eyeshadow sphinx, peppered, pressed glow, iris, polilla, pressed mariposa.

Phee’s Makeup Tips Sphinx, Peppered, Pressed Glow, Iris, Polilla, Pressed Mariposa

phee's makeup tips eyeshadow sphinx, peppered, pressed glow, iris, polilla, pressed mariposa.

Phee’s Makeup Tips Sphinx, Peppered, Pressed Glow, Iris, Polilla, Pressed Mariposa

phee's makeup tips eyeshadow sphinx, peppered, pressed glow, iris, polilla, pressed mariposa swatch

Phee’s Makeup Tips Sphinx, Peppered, Pressed Glow, Iris, Polilla, Pressed Mariposa

phee's makeup tips eyeshadow sphinx, peppered, pressed glow, iris, polilla, pressed mariposa swatch

Phee’s Makeup Tips Sphinx, Peppered, Pressed Glow, Iris, Polilla, Pressed Mariposa

polilla

Makeup look using Polilla all over the lid. Link to blog post about the look here.

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eyeshadow Swatches

Here’s another load of eyeshadows from Femme Fatale Cosmetics! Gorgeous loose eyeshadows that might seem bland when you look at them in the jar, but they turn sooo gorgeous and multidimensional on the skin! Pictures don’t even give them justice. You have to try them out if you like interesting eye looks!

You can order these at the Femme Fatale Cosmetics webshop, prices range from $3.85–$6.60 depending on which size you get. These are the mini sizes with sifter. You can also get discounted sets of 5 minis, 10 minis or 10 full sizes.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows

A bunch of beiges you might think? Not even close! In the lids you can see a hint of the chromed effect that will show super strong on the skin.

femme fatale cosmetics golem puzzle watery grave bat wing hall wildvine

Golem, Puzzle, Watery Grave, Bat Wing Hall, Wildvine.

femme fatale cosmetics golem puzzle watery grave bat wing hall wildvine swatch

Golem, Puzzle, Watery Grave, Bat Wing Hall, Wildvine. My favourites here are Golem, Puzzle and Wildvine. Bat Wing Hall is beautiful too but easily “overblends” and turns into a flat matte red as you can see in the swatch.

femme fatale cosmetics divinity secret shiny star at rest ancient traitor alpine skies

Divinity, Secret Shiny, Star At Rest, Ancient Traitor, Alpine Skies.

femme fatale cosmetics divinity secret shiny star at rest ancient traitor alpine skies swatch

Divinity, Secret Shiny, Star At Rest, Ancient Traitor, Alpine Skies. Every single one of these is amazing, can’t pick a favourite! All of them perform beautifully aswell.

femme fatale cosmetics perspecto-illusion opaline shoal wisp glasswater

Perspecto-Illusion, Opaline Shoal, Wisp, Glasswater.

femme fatale cosmetics perspecto-illusion opaline shoal wisp glasswater swatch

Perspecto-Illusion, Opaline Shoal, Wisp, Glasswater. All of these are amazing aswell! Opaline Shoal has a powderier texture and needs a bit more work but it looks just fine. Glasswater is so gorgeous I could puke.

femme fatale cosmetics matte blush city ruinous + samples

Matte Blush in City Ruinous on the top right. With the order you get a handful of samples, I despise these little baggies because they’re impossible to use, but here you can see them.

femme fatale cosmetics matte blush city ruinous swatch

Matte Blush in City Ruinous. A Nosferatu-esque contour/blush!

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NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick, Butter Gloss & Intense Butter Gloss swatches!

Nyligen fick jag hem en bunt läppisar från NYX, det var blandat ur linjerna High Voltage Lipstick (slimmade mjukgörande läppstift med mycket pigment), Butter Gloss (mjuka halvtäckande gloss) och Intense Butter Gloss (samma mjuka formula men med full täckning), vi kikar på allihop i ett svep tänker jag! Allt finns att shoppa på Eleven.se.

A while ago a bunch of NYX lippies arrived, a mix between the lines High Voltage Lipstick (slimmed moisturizing lipsticks with intense colour), Butter Gloss (smooth semi opaque glosses) and Intense Butter Gloss (the same soft formula but with full coverage), let’s take a look at all of them! All of this is available at Eleven.se who ship within Europe.

nyx lippies

Aaaall the yummies.

bare lips

Bare lips for reference.

 

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick stone, flutter kiss, rags to riches, wine & dine

NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick in Stone, Flutter Kiss, Rags To Riches, Wine & Dine. These have a very comfortable feeling on the lips, very “melty” so I would wear anything darker than Rags To Riches with a lip liner. The pale shades look FANTASTIC on the lips for being so opaque, they often build up and look gunky on me but not these. These lipstick smell a tad candy-ish but not much. The packaging is not good though, the lids fall off FAR too easily.

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick stone swatch

Stone. That typical taupe beige shade that everyone seem to want on their lips right now. It looks surprisingly good on me for being so grey.

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick flutter kiss swatch

Flutter Kiss. A very odd shade, it’s like that trendy mauve tone but a lot paler, this one “shouldn’t” look good on me either but I really like it. It’s very smoothing!

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick rags to riches swatch

Rags To Riches. I didn’t see it in the bullet but this one has shimmer! The warm pink base pairs beautifully with the golden sheen, not a very “me” shade but maaany people would love this.

nyx cosmetics high voltage lipstick wine & dine swatch

Wine & Dine. A berry wine shade. I love that it’s a shade lighter than your average wine shade which keeps it from looking gothic, and it applies super smooth without any patchiness which also is a normal problem with these shades. Definitely needs a lip pencil though as it’s so slippery.

 

nyx cosmetics butter lip gloss

NYX Cosmetics Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake, Raspberry Tart. These glosses are super balmy and non-sticky, my lips actually feel hydrated after wearing them and they still aren’t greasy. They have quite a strong fruity vanilla scent, worth noting if that bothers you. The packaging is simple and good, nothing weird about it. Standard doe foot applicators that picks up a decent amount of product from the tube. They are spot on over all in my opinion, try them out!

nyx cosmetics butter gloss angel food cake swatch

Angel Food Cake. A mauve toned beige shade, very neutral and would work on just about everyone. Even though it’s see-through it has a surprising amount of colour!

nyx butter gloss raspberry tart swatch

Raspberry Tart. A transparent yet intense berry pink. Looks more purple in the tube but that’s what gives it this pretty cool tone. I LOVE THIS SHADE TO PIECES! I’m so weak for these shades as they look so juicy, and when they also feel amazing on the lips like these ones I have very little to complain about. YUM. Easily my favourite out of all these lippies.

 

nyx cosmetics intense butter gloss

NYX Cosmetics Intense Butter Gloss in Funnel Delight, Orangesicle, Toasted Marshmallow. These glosses are a bit thicker, more of a lip lacquer formula, and give serious drama with only a sweep. They are slightly stickier than the original Butter Gloss but still very smooth for a gloss. The pigment is so crazy I feel a bit scared using them alone as they can smear quite badly. I would definitely pair these with a matching lipstick or pencil, just dabbing some in the middle of the lips for extra oumph. They are GORGEOUS though! The scent on these is sweeter, more of a cake vanilla. The packaging is similar to the original but the applicator is flatter and more flexible, great for this super intense formula as it applies very smoothly along the edges.

nyx cosmetics intense butter gloss funnel delight swatch

Funnel Delight. A no-joke Barbie pink. Full coverage, super intense payoff with very little work. I’m not too fond of the slightly whitened tone of it though, it looks like a neon pink post-it note on my face. Haha.

nyx cosmetics intense butter gloss orangesicle

Orangesicle. Briiiight orange with a red undertone! This one doesn’t have that whitened feeling that the pink has, so even though it’s still super intense I like wearing this one more, apart from how scary it is because of the smeary formula.

nyx cosmetics intense butter lip gloss toasted marshmallow swatch

Toasted Marshmallow. This shade is so strange, like a dirty mauve wine? Like nothing else I own! Sadly it’s too messy for me to just smack on and go, I would want a matching lippie to wear underneath for it to not smear everywhere. I’m SO TORN! Seriously, that colour.. Drool.

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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!