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H&M Beauty Precious Glow Collection

I picked up some products from the new H&M Beauty makeup collection for fall 2016 called Precious Glow. Metallic everything, you know I’m on it! Apart from these three items I got there are lipsticks, eyeshadows, a cream highlighter, makeup bags, a lot of stuff! Plus of course multiple shades of everything. Out in stores now. Let’s check them out!

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum, treasured eye gems crystalline, dazzle lip topper glisten up

H&M Beauty Gilded Brow Tint in Electrum, Treasured Eye Gems in Crystalline, Dazzle Lip Topper in Glisten Up.

h&m beauty treasured eye gems crystalline

H&M Beauty Treasured Eye Gems in Crystalline. Loose opalescent and silver rhinestones in varying shapes and sizes that you can glue onto any eye makeup look. 16 year old me cries with joy!

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum

H&M Beauty Gilded Brow Tint in Electrum. A brow gel with copper sparkles. Who doesn’t want sparkly brows?!?

h&m beauty dazzle lip topper glisten up

H&M Beauty Dazzle Lip Topper in Glisten Up. This one is a water thin product that you apply on top of your lipsticks for an opalescent look. It dries down quickly but not as a liquid lipstick, more like a.. watery eyeshadow or something? Never seen anything like it before! My bottle leaked a drop now and then when closed, not sure if it’s just mine but still worth noting.

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum, dazzle lip topper glisten up swatch

H&M Beauty Gilded Brow Tint in Electrum & Dazzle Lip Topper in Glisten Up. Picture taken in indirect sunlight, here you can see the beautiful colour shift of the lip topper!

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum, dazzle lip topper glisten up swatch

Same swatch in direct light. Bling!

h&m beauty gilded brow tint electrum, dazzle lip topper glisten up swatch

And here it is on the face! Gilded Brow Tint in Electrum on top of my regular brow powder, Dazzle Lip Topper in Glisten Up on top of a red lip pencil. The rhinestones will have to wait for another look! Eye makeup is Bitter and Flame from the Urban Decay Vice 4 palette with NYX Slide-On Pencil in Golden Bronze.

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Viva la Diva Miss Blossoms Blush Orgy Palette

Miss Blossoms Blush Orgy is the newest release from Swedish makeup brand Viva la Diva, it contains one peachy pink blush with a strong gold sheen called Love (which is NARS Orgasm on crack) and Seduce which is a cool candy pink with shimmer and small silver glitter. The pigmentation and formula is great, you will love these if you love intense cheek colours! They are veeery blingy, shimmer/glitter haters should pass. 129 SEK, out in stores now!

And YES, I’ve already had a few laughs on Instagram over this name. Who is Miss Blossom? Why blush orgy? What IS a blush orgy? Since when can a duo create an orgy? Ahh soo many questions! If you read this Viva la Diva, 1. please explain, and 2. let me know what you smoked when you created this. I love you.

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette

Viva la Diva Miss Blossoms Blush Orgy

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette

Viva la Diva Miss Blossoms Blush Orgy

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette

You get two pretty blushes and one cheesy quote. Live your dream!

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette swatch

Aren’t they pretty? Love is on the metallic side (it could almost be an eyeshadow!), Seduce is more glowy and sparkly with its tiny silver glitters.

viva la diva miss blossoms blush orgy palette swatch

Seduce on my cheeks. (Lips are H&M Lip Colour-To-Go in Bonne Vivante)

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NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow “Tin” & “Mermaid”

My brain is 100% upside down at the moment and blogging gets harder than usual, I’m working on getting back into it! Planning on doing a video tutorial soon. Any specific wishes?

Meanwhile, let’s look at two mind blowing eyeshadows! NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow is a creamy high shine metallic formula (not very different from Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow, hint hint), not for the faint of heart.

The first shade is a pale classic silver called Tin. Can you imagine that as a inner corner highlight or popped in the middle of the lid with some smokey blues? The second one is a beautiful and complex shade called Mermaid, this one is more translucent and shifts from aqua to a pale greenish gold. So ethereal! Which one is your favourite?

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin mermaid

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin, mermaid

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin, mermaid swatch

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin, mermaid swatch

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

nyx prismatic eyeshadow tin, mermaid swatch

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Tin, Mermaid.

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Solstice (mini Urban Decay scoop!)

Hola amigos! I have been offline for a few days (except for Instagram @killercolours of course) as I borrowed Fröken Rosa over the weekend. Browsing the museum of natural history, haunted houses, talking shit, drinking violet drinks, all you could ever ask for. I had this makeup look photographed when she arrived on Wednesday and then just let it gooooo LET IT GOOOO until life went back to normal. We miss you already Des!

This makeup look was just a “let’s try EVERYTHING!” with a bunch of new Urban Decay products, actually matching them was secondary. Well, products that are to me. Cult faves for most beauty nerds. I’m late on this one, OK??

Naked Skin Foundation is really dry on my skin and needs some extra moisture prep to feel nice, but it looks amazing. The shade 1.0 is probably my best shade match ever, it is warm without leaning peachy or yellow. Once my slight summer colour is gone this will be the perfect match for my natural skin tone. Shoutout to all my fair-neutralish-warmish-greenish friends!

Naked Skin Concealer in Fair Neutral has beautiful thin skin-like formula but is a tad too cool toned for me, I will probably try Light Warm aswell. I wish there was a Fair Warm though?

Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice is also an oldie, but I never understood how different it is from other similar shades until I saw it in person. It’s like a warm pinky copper base (not the usual orange-y brown!) with a bright teal shimmer that shifts to pastel pink. I pushed it all over the lids with a finger, it is so pretty!

Afterglow Highlighter in Fireball is easily my favourite out of the bunch. Probably made for a darker skin tone, but it has a bright apricot base and blue/magenta shimmer, it looks so insane!! It’s the only thing I’m wearing on my cheeks here, it totally doubles as a blush. So weird and pretty.

solstice

solstice

Face:

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation – 1.0
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - Fair Neutral
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Power – Diffused Light
  • Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter – Fireball

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette (a mix of shades for the crease, don’t remember which)
  • Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow – Solstice
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • ???? (another example why you shouldn’t leave makeup post unwritten for a week. A mix of different balms and lipsticks, that’s all I remember!)
urban decay afterglow highlighter fireball, moondust eyeshadow solstice

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Fireball, Moondust Eyeshadow in Solstice

urban decay afterglow highlighter fireball, moondust eyeshadow solstice

See how the intense apricot base and blue shimmer of Fireball take each other out and turn into this spooky pink? Love it!! And Solstice is just pure magic with its intense cyan sparkle.

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Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick “Underage Red”

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in the colour Underage Red has been my staple red this spring and summer. I got a little free sample of it with a Sephora purchase and used half of it up, the other half got mushed in a bag and I felt such unexpected sorrow!! Went to Sephora on the same day and bought a full sized tube.

Underage Red is called a “matte fire engine red” and that’s exactly what it is. It is super vibrant and flat matte, you can almost throw it on in the morning and wear it all day without touchups. Just prep your lips with lip balm before to get the smoothest result, it your lips are super crusty it will show, and it won’t be too comfortable. I like that about it though, it really locks into place and you don’t ever have to worry about it sneaking off.

The colour itself is unlike all reds in my collection, it’s noticeably lighter than a classic red and just SO VIBRANT! It has the slightest pink undertone which makes it very brightening, definitely great on all skintones. If red lips is your jam you can’t miss out on this one!

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red. I love the studded packaging! It is a bit lightweight and I wish it had a better snap when you close it, but who can whine about something this cute?

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red swatch

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red

kat von d studded kiss lipstick underage red swatch

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Underage Red. Blog post about this makeup look here.

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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!