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On my nails:
China Glaze “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”

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KICKS Professional Shade & Illuminate Brush

Senast jag stormade in på KICKS fann jag mig förälskad i en av deras egna makeupborstar, nämligen Shade & Illuminate Brush! En kort, platt ansiktsborste som påminner om en foundationpensel, men som snarare är till för att detaljerat “skära ut” linjer i ansiktet som t.ex. highlighter under ögonbrynen/på kindbenen eller skulpterande av ansiktsdrag. Den rundade knivskarpa toppen ger penseln precision samtidigt som den applicerar på större yta än exempelvis en concealerborste. Håren är syntetiska så penseln är vegansk. Shoppa för 129 kr på KICKS.

The last time I visited KICKS I fell in love with one of their face brushes, and that one is called Shade & Illuminate Brush! A short, flat face brush that reminds me of a foundation brush, but it’s more for detailed “cutting” of lines of the face like highlighting underneath the brows/on the cheekbones or sculpting out features. The rounded sharp tip gives the brush precision at the same time that it applies on a larger surface than let’s say a concealer brush. The hairs are synthetic so the brush is vegan. Available at KICKS in Sweden.

kicks professional shade & illuminate brush

kicks professional shade & illuminate brush

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Quick tip: The best concealer brush you’ll ever find

En sminkpensels ursprungssyfte är inte alltid dess bästa användningsområde, det kan vara värt att tänka utanför ramarna när du söker en ny pensel! Du kommer till exempel aldrig hitta en pensel som är bättre på punktapplicering av concealer (finnar, brustna blodkärl, missfärgningar, födelsemärken, städande av läppkonturer och liknande pyttearbete) än en syntetisk eyeliner- eller läpppensel! De har en form och stuns som ger resultat jag personligen inte uppnår med en regelrätt platt concealerborste.

Sometimes the main purpose of a brush isn’t the perfect way of using it, it’s worth thinking outside the box when you’re searching for a new brush! For example you will never find a brush that does a better job at pinpoint concealing (pimples, broken capillaries, discoloration, birth marks, cleaning lip lines and similar picky work) than a synthetic eyeliner or lip brush! They have a shape and bounce that gives results I can never get with a regular flat concealer brush.

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Re-post, 1920′s flapper look

Right now we’re renovating basically an entire apartment at once, so I’m a little off at the moment. Let’s look at a crazy look from last spring instead!

 

20talets ögonmakeuper var förvånansvärt osmickrande. De sotiga ögonskuggorna placerades högt upp i inre ögonvrån och slokande i yttre vilket gav en trött blick. Ögonbrynen plockades tunna och raka (jag täckte över mina bryn och måla på nya. Dessa är egentligen mer 30- än 20tal). Hyn var ljus, rosigt rouge placerades långt in på kinden och läpparna var plutigt rosenknoppsformade, ofta i mörka/intensiva färger. Såhär vill jag se ut för evigt!

The 1920′s eye makeup was surprisingly unflattering. The smokey eyeshadows were placed high on the inner corner and droopy on the outer which gives a tired look. The eyebrows were plucked thin and straight (I covered my brows and painted new ones on, these are actually more 1930′s than 20′s). Skin was fair, rosy blush was placed far in towards the nose and lips were rosebud shaped, often in dark/intense colours. I want to look like this for ever!

 

 

Face:

  • Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Foundation – Alabaster (15)
  • Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation – Ivory
  • Make Up Store Blush – Complex

Brows:

  • Water soluble glue stick
  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 376

Eyes:

  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 376
  • Make Up Store Microshadow – Fade
  • Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow – Bulletproof
  • IsaDora Inliner Kajal – Satin White
  • Lotus Organic Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX Slide-On Pencil – Jet Black
  • MAC Lipstick – Plum Bright
  • MAC Lipstick – Chili

 

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Illamasqua Highlighter Brush + Blusher Brush

Illamasqua brushes are of insane quality! The synthetic fibers are soft as silk and puffy as bunny butts. They apply powders as well as creams beautifully and they’re not bad at blending either. If I had the money I would buy the entire brush line, I’m that sold on it!

Available at their webshop.

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains.

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!