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Yay, my Illamasqua order arrived!

Den 25e lade jag en order hos Illamasqua eftersom de hade en göttig rabattkod (utöver den permanenta loyalty-rabatten) och redan den 31a hade paketet masat sig hit från Storbritannien! Jag kan inte minnas att det någonsin tagit mer än en vecka för ett Illamasquapaket att dyka upp hos mig. Zoom zoom!

Så, vad beställde jag då? Beskrivningar finns under första bilden! Lägg märke till färgskalan, mörkare ädelstensrosa nyanser är vad jag varit sugen på nu det senaste. Känns fräscht i utbyte mot allt rött som jag oavbrutet badade i hela våren och försommaren. Älskar att variera standardfärgskalan emellanåt!

 

The 25th I placed an order at Illamasqua because they had a generous coupon out (plus the regular loyalty discount) and already at the 31st the package had made its way from Britain to Sweden! I can’t remember one time when it took me more than a week for an Illamasqua order to arrive at my place. Zoom zoom!

So, what did I order? Descriptions are under the first picture! If you look at the colour scheme you get a good hint of what I’m into now – deep jewel toned pinks. It feels fresh as an exchange for the reds that I bathed in all spring and early summer. I love switching my standard colour scheme up now and then!

illamasqua

Glamore Lipstick “Glissade”, Brow & Lash Gel, Masquara “Raven”, Powder Blusher “Tweak”, Velvet Blusher “Conviction”

Glamore Lipstick – Glissade

“A colour intense lipstick with a long lasting satin finish. Bold pink.”

Super silky and highly pigmented lippie, a looot softer than the regular Illamasqua lipsticks! Serious formula improvement. The colour is gorgeous, a darkened yet vibrant fuchsia pink that will look fabulous for fall/winter.

Brow & Lash Gel

“Perfect for separating and defining lashes, and creating flawlessly finished brows.”

The best brow gel on the planet! The brush is thin and sleek, the formula is thin but still holds brows like a champ, it doesn’t flake, the brush doesn’t pick up too much product.. Just perfect. Have no words.

Masquara – Raven

“A formula that lengthens, defines and dramatises lashes to extremes. Midnight black.”

A mascara with a fluffy, soft bristled brush. I wore it yesterday and it was really nice, but it basically disappeared from my lashes at the end of the day? No obvious smudges or flakes, but my lashes were half naked at the 14 hour mark. So strange! Will have to give this a few more tries.

Powder Blusher – Tweak

“Colour-intense and highly pigmented, use it to shade, brighten, enhance and define the shape of your face. Deep hot pink.”

Illamasqua makes the best powder blushes that I’ve ever used. They are highly pigmented, look nice and even on the cheeks, doesn’t wear off during the day and the colour range is genious. I’m happy to add a hot rosy pink to my collection!

Velvet Blusher – Conviction

“The lightweight cream texture delivers a velvet soft cream to powder finish. Bold pink.”

I’m sad to see the old cream blush formula go (I’m guessing that’s what’s up, they came in a zillion shades a few years ago and now they don’t), but this new Velvet formula seems good aswell so I will settle. Especially with a colour like this! It feels silky and applies very evenly, it felt like it would cling to unevenness in the skin but luckily it doesn’t!

illamasqua swatches

Glamore Lipstick “Glissade”, Velvet Blusher “Conviction”, Powder Blusher “Tweak”

illamasqua brow & lash gel

Brow & Lash Gel

illamasqua masquara raven

Masquara “Raven”

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Sleek MakeUP i-Divine palette “Arabian Nights” – Swatches & review

Här har vi den i detalj, nya Arabian Nights-paletten från Sleek MakeUP! En laddning juveltoner för riktigt mörka sotningar.

Kvalitén är som vanligt amejsing när det kommer till Sleeks skuggor, alla förutom den varma lila med stora glitter nere i högra hörnet är som smör i konsistensen. De två ljusaste nyanserna är tyvärr inte ljusa nog för att agera highlight på hudtoner lika min, jag har alltså problemet jag nämnde kort i gårdagens palettinlägg. Jag känner behovet av att plocka in ytterligare en ögonskugga utifrån för att kunna göra en komplett makeup med highlights när jag använder denna palett. Tråkigt! Paletten är å andra sidan så himla fin att jag glatt står ut med det. Himlar vad jag ska bada i denna i höst.

Paletten släpps på Sleeks hemsida den 30:e juli, dvs nu på onsdag!

 

Here it is in detail, the new Arabian Nights palette from Sleek MakeUP! A load of jewel tones for really dark smokey eyes.

The quality is, as usual when it comes to Sleek eyeshadows, amazing. Every one except for the warm purple with big glitters down in the righthand corner are like butter. The two lightest shadows aren’t light enough to act highlight on my skin sadly, in other words I have the problem that I mentioned shortly in yesterdays palette post. I feel the need to add another eyeshadow to be able to create a complete makeup with highlights when I’m using this palette. Too bad! The palette IS on the other hand so damn pretty that I feel totally fine with that. Damn, I’m gonna swim in that palette during the entire fall..

The palette is released on the Sleek website the 30th of July, which is this Wednesday!

sleek makeup idivine eyeshadow palette arabian nights

sleek makeup idivine eyeshadow palette arabian nights

sleek makeup idivine eyeshadow palette arabian nights

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Face Stockholm Matte Eyeshadow in Inspiration, Nude, Ash & Brunögd

Jag tycker att det är så sjukt svårt att hitta en bra matt baspalett för ögonen. Antingen är skuggorna för mörka (så att ljusaste skuggan blir en mörk nude på mig, ovärt!), genomgående varma/kalla (så alla nyanser slår över i orange/grått), har varannan skugga skimrig (vilket jag såklart älskar, men inte när jag vill kunna fixa bryn, liner och skugga med allihop) eller bara innehåller mystiska nyanser i allmänhet.

På grund av detta eviga sökande knallade jag in på Face Stockholm och plockade ihop en egen baspalett! Tom fyra-palett kan du köpa för 69 kr, matta skuggpannor 125/st. Skuggorna är silkeslena och applicerar så fint! Har du inte en butik nära kan du shoppa på deras hemsida.

Här är mina fyra skuggor och vad de är till för:

  • Inspiration – En persikonyans som kan värma upp de andra bruna eller agera utsuddningsnyans i en sotning.
  • Nude – En nyans snäppet ljusare än min hudton för att highlighta med, använda på ögonlocket i en neutral look eller för att korrigerings-sudda kanterna på en skuggning.
  • Ash – En pigg mellanbrun nyans som ska fungera både som mjuk eyeliner, i globlinjen i en neutral look, som ögonbrynsskugga och som bas för en sotning.
  • Brunögd – En riktigt mörk skugga som känns svart men inte blir blåsvart, mer svärtad kakao. Fungerar som eyeliner, definition i en sotning eller för att ultra-markera vingen på ögonbrynen.
face stockholm matte eyeshadow inspiration, nude, ash, brunögd

Inspiration, Nude, Ash, Brunögd

face stockholm matte eyeshadow inspiration, nude, ash, brunögd

Inspiration (which looks too orange in this swatch! Damn you warm evening light), Nude, Ash, Brunögd

I find it so hard to find a really good matte base palette for my eyes. Either the shadows are too dark (so that the lightest shadow is a dark nude on me, sigh!), warm/cool straight through (so that all the shades lean orange/grey), is 50/50 shimmer (which I of course love, but not when I want to be able to do brows, liner and shadow with all of them) or just contains strange shades overall.

Because of this ongoing search I went to Face Stockholm and composed my own base palette! You can buy an empty 4 well palette for $8 and eyeshadow pans for $18 a piece (prices from the US website). The shadows are so silky and soft! If you don’t have a store nearby you can order from their american website or at Beautybay.

Here are my four shadows and what they’re for:

Inspiration – A peach shade that warms up the other browns or as a blending colour for smokey eyes.
Nude – A shade slightly lighter than my skintone for highlighting, on the lid in a neutral look or as a eraser-type blending colour.
Ash – A fresh medium brown shadow that works both as a soft eyeliner, in the crease for a neutral look, as an eyebrow shadow and as a base for a smokey eye.
Brunögd – A really dark shadow that feels black but doesn’t turn blueish, more of a blackened cocoa. Works as an eyeliner, definition in a smokey eye or as an ultra marked wing on the eyebrows.

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Comme des Garçons Wonderoud EdP

Ett nytillskott i doftfamiljen! Denna är till min manlige hälft lika mycket som för mig själv. Nya Wonderoud från Comme des Garçons är en varm, kådig trädoft. Mjuk som sammet, utan några som helst vassa kanter. Inte helt olik systerdoften Wonderwood som släpptes 2010.

Oud är en väldoftande kåda/olja som blir till när Agarträdet angrips av svamp, används ofta i arabiskt parfymeri. Den är mer värd än guld och det gör den till en av världens mest dyrbara oljor! Den trendade i nichparfymvärlden några år sedan och äntligen hoppade CdG på oudtåget, väldans sent för ett så innovativt märke må jag säga. Ouden är i detta fall förvånansvärt icke-freaky (ja, när det kommer till CdG är icke-freaky förvånande) och uppstraightad, tack snälla för det säger jag då jag upplever den mer lättburen, en otämjd oud kan lukta plåster eller hästbajs. Haha.

Kort sagt alltså, Wonderoud är en fantastisk doft för gemene trädoftälskare! Sitter på huden hela dagen och omfamnar dig som en varm filt. Köpt på NK (finns i manlig depå) här i Göteborg.

Top notes: Texan Cedarwood, Agarwood (Oud)
Heart notes: Patchouly, Sandalwood
Base notes: Vetiver, Lignum Vitae

 

A new addition to the scent family! This one is for my manly half as much as myself. The new Wonderoud from Comme des Garçons is a warm, resinous wood scent. Soft as velvet, not a single harsh edge. The scent is not too different from it’s sister scent Wonderwood that was released in 2010.

Oud is a fragrant resin/oil that’s produced when the Agar tree gets infected with a certain mould, often used in arabic perfumery. It’s worth more than gold and it makes it one of the most precious oils in the world! It trended in niche perfumery a couple of years ago and finally CdG got on the oud train, very late for such an innovative brand I must say. The oud is surprisingly non-freaky (yes, when it comes to CdG non-freaky is surprising) and straightened up which in my opinion just makes it more wearable. Untamed oud scents can smell like band aids or horse spillings. Haha.

With that said, Wonderoud is lovely scent for any wood lover! Stays on the skin all day and hugs you like a warm blanket. Bought at NK (found at the mens perfume department) here in Gothenburg.

comme des garcons wonderoud

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Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows – Cloud Kingdom, Petrified Pumpkin, Grave Moss, Marrowpetal

Here are the last four Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows that I have to show you! Well for this time atleast. We’re finishing off with greens and teal/blues! Click here to see the purples and click here to see the neutral-ish shades!

They’re all available in three different sizes at the Femme Fatale webshop.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Cloud Kingdom, Petrified Pumpkin, Grave Moss, Marrowpetal

Cloud Kingdom

“Soft baby blue base with pink shimmers.”
The best eyeshadow of the bunch! The colour is magical, the pale blue base is greyed out enough to look super dreamy on the skin, and the shimmer is insane. Really soft application.

Petrified Pumpkin

“Sea teal blue/green base with golden shimmer.”
A beautiful shimmery dark green with a drop of blue, leans a bit teal. Beautiful sparkle! Applies quite smooth, slightly dry but it’s alright.

Grave Moss

Soft green (just verging on teal) with green shimmer.”
This one is definitely more on the turquoise side, a very cool toned green if green at all. Got this as a freebie so it’s not my kind of shade, but it’s pretty! Applies well.

Marrowpetal

Vibrant grass green with soft copper gold shimmer.”
Perfect shade description. A silky bright green that gets a little murky with the warm shimmer, or maybe not murky, “aged” like old metals rather! Thanks to @Pheesmakeuptips on insta I’m craving slime greens more than usual.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows swatches

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Cloud Kingdom, Petrified Pumpkin, Grave Moss, Marrowpetal.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows swatches

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Cloud Kingdom, Petrified Pumpkin, Grave Moss, Marrowpetal.

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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains. Beauty blogger and MUA 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!