Musik, Skönhet

Under The Pagan Megalith

Jag vill leva jag vill dø i norden.

under the pagan megalith

under the pagan megalith

under the pagan megalith

Products used:

  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – 0-
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk
  • INGLOT AMC Eyeliner Gel – 77
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Livsstil, Skönhet

Roundup: 2016 in makeup looks

I hope you had a wonderful new years eve! Let’s start the new year with a recap, shall we? What makeup did I wear in 2016? Here’s a handful of looks in a somewhat correct order of appearance. Link to blog posts under each picture!

Which one is your favourite? Did you try any of the products I’ve recommended?


I found my holy grail false lashes. LINK

canary yellow

I wore bright yellow lids in spring. LINK

dark era

I also found the perfect John Galliano-esque dark lipstick. LINK

crumble to dust

I fell in love with pinks all over again. LINK

birkin brown

This lipstick found its way into my life. LINK


Sharp winged liner did a solid comeback, first time in years. LINK

underage red

And the brightest, most amazing red? Here it is. LINK


The cool toned smokey eye was a solid favourite. LINK

watery grave

And dark grey, why not. LINK


And GLITTER of course, probably my main focus this year! LINK

color riot

I wore the matte rusty eyeshadows that ruled Instagram this year. LINK

stay angry

I also found my way back to weirder looks again. LINK


I’ve been colour clashing quite a bit. LINK


Did stuff inspired by music videos.. LINK


I wore eyebrow pencil on my lips quite a lot, lifehack! LINK

zou bisou bisou

Went back to the 60′s.. LINK


Loved combining super fresh skin with glitter. LINK

super nova

More colour clashing and some black lips. LINK

area 51

A friend gave me the perfect (ALIEN THEMED) teal green eyeshadow. LINK


Found the weirdest coolest multichrome eyeliner. LINK


Did some kind of evil fairy look for halloween. LINK


And I discovered the perfect dreamy eyeshadow palette for dimensional space-y smokey eyes. LINK

stoned rose

Ohh clumpy lashes, how I love you. LINK


And just a basic matte black eye, YES please. LINK


Why not some superhero colours? LINK


Or insanely tropical. LINK


Rocky horror glitter lips! LINK

we are the new diabolic

Smokey lips. I decided it’s a thing. LINK


At the end of the year I really fell deep into neons. LINK

oily night

And I wore mad scientist brows. LINK


And as always: pinks!! LINK

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Sometimes the simple looks are the most effective ones. The contrasting colour combo I wore yesterday is so electric in itself that the look just finished itself  with only four eye products in total. I applied hot pink lipstick as a base on my eyelids, packed pinky purple eyeshadow on top and highlighted with turquoise. No more, no less!

And that mascara was no joke, I applied multiple coats with the wand then turned to my trusty old Bdellium Tools 731 brush to pack eeeven more on. Blinking was a proper facial workout. LOVE IT.





  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Peggy Sage Shimmering Illuminating Powder – Mirabelle


  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • Colourpop Lippie Stix – Heart On
  • Nabla Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Cattleya
  • NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow – Mermaid
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


  • NARS Lipstick – Russian Doll
  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre – Ibiza Nights


  • China Glaze – Starboard
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Recension, Skönhet

Dusty Rose

Over the last few days I’ve done this top heavy smokey winged eye a bunch of times, it’s a really simple yet impactful eye that takes close to no time. Would  you like to see a video tutorial maybe? I’m thinking about doing one!

I’ve also had a thing for Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso lately, holy shit this colour is GOOD. Pinks always make me look ruddy and tired (just look at how that “dusty rose” lipstick turns mauve on me, hello purple town!!) so these glowy apricots are the shit for blowing life back into fair skin that doesn’t respond well on pink. Try it out if you haven’t already!

dusty rose


  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor -  Natural Bronze
  • Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso


  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Lazarus, Salas, Saleos
  • Sugarpill Eyeshadow – Bulletproof
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Elisabeth Mott Smooth Shadow Creamy Eye Pencil – Pearl
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


  • IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick – Dusty Rose
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Minor Crisis

I got my shit together and washed every. single. makeup. brush. I. own. today. That scores so many grown up points I deserve to watch cartoons in bed for four months or something, because usually I just wash the important brushes when I need them, now I just mangled through every single one I own, dirty from makeup or not, which easily takes an hour all together.

Here’s the smart thing though: Doing exactly that right before getting ready to go out. WITH WHAT TOOLS? In other words, todays makeup was done all without brushes! That’s one of the classic YouTube makeup challenges, isn’t it?

Foundation, concealer, cream blush and powder was applied with a Beauty Blender sponge (I usually do this so no problem), I swapped my regular brow powder for a pencil (scary but I survived), used a liquid liner for my top lids and applied shadow + highlighter to the lower lid with a cotton bud (oh the early teenage feels!!). It feels like I did quite well?

minor crisis


  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss – Minor Crisis
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Power – Diffused Light


  • Sigma Beauty Brow Pencil – Dressed Up
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Urban Decay Electric Palette – Urban, Chaos
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Mariposa, Original Glow
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


  • KIKO Cosmetics Crystal Sheer Glossy Lipstick – Desert Rose (403)
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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!