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Rise & Shine

I almost missed daylight today so I’m only giving you a single picture, but I did a quick look this evening using the Inglot Rise & Shine collection eyeshadows! A bunch of fluffy pastels (see them here) which I swished onto the eyelids after messily smudging a black eye pencil along the waterlines and lashlines. Simple as that!

rise & shine

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Black
  • Inglot Eyeshadow – 161, 162, 163, 164, 165
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Shiro Cosmetics Lipgloss – Nic Cage Churning Butter One Crisp Thanksgiving Morn
  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Up The Bass

Nails:

  • INGLOT O2M Breathable Nail Enamel – 510
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Dark Era

I found the perfect Galliano lipstick!! Dark Era from NYX has that perfect red wine (not purple, thank lawd) tone that applies just patchy enough to blacken in certain areas without looking all crusty. If it was smooth and opaque it would just have been a solid dark lip, not really what you would have seen on the Galliano runway. Spot on I’d say!

The eye look is super simple, it’s just the brown eyeshadow I use on my eyebrows smudged super softly along the lashlines/lids, then topped with a shimmery pinky taupe (which I will write about soon, holy crap I love the Marc Jacobs The Starlet palette!!) in the center of the top lid. I love how pale sparkly lids look against a vampy lip.

dark era

dark era

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • NARS Highlighting Blush – Albatross

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos
  • Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette The Starlet – 2
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Dark Era
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Crumble To Dust

Hot sci-fi pink, no lashes, glowy skin. Simple as that.

crumble to dust

crumble to dust

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos

Eyes:

  • NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil – Milk
  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08 – 5

Lips:

  • IsaDora Nourishing Lip Oil 
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Berlin Calling

First of all, thank you for the support on my last post! I’m really happy that we seem to be on somewhat of the same page. The world of makeup has room for everyone.

So, todays makeup! I have had a bunch of products from vegan company Defa Cosmetics lying around quite a while, they come in fantastic modern colour schemes and stuff but something (most of all the weirdly perfumed powder products, holy shit please don’t) puts me off. Rattly packaging for example. Well, these eyeshadows are beautiful though! Just get rid of the perfume and I’d reach for the more often.

I’m wearing matte blurple Domino on the outer corners of top and bottom lid, cyclamen pink Berlin Calling with a blue sparkle on the inner halves and as a blending colour along the edges. The inner corner and middle of the lid got a dab of translucent pink MAD Minerals Whisper Opal for some extra depth.

berlin calling

berlin calling

berlin calling

berlin calling

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer – Light 16
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Samael, Saleos
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Defa Cosmetics Eye Shadow – Berlin Calling, Domino
  • MAD Minerals Mineral Color – Whisper Opal
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss – Plumsup

berlin calling

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The Instagram makeup checklist

Today I wanted to try the style of makeup that Instagram seems to be all about. Extra everything, half way to drag queen territory. Frost ALL THE THINGS!

Somehow it seems like my face (or hands?) started repelling the makeup at a certain limit, there was no way that I would be able to pack any more coverage on that face, white under the eyes, powder on that bake, contouring under those cheeks, frost on those cheekbones, contour down that nose, liner on those lips, concealer around those brows, longer lashes on those eyes etc. with my face still looking like a face. Haha. It was probably me not feeling the look (because I honestly don’t) which gave me the hangup. Haha. So here’s my weak result, not even a fourth of a drag queen! Still very far form the crazy stuff you see when browsing through Instagram on your phone.

What do you think, do you like this heavy makeup style?

EDIT: The comments spiralled away in a way that I really don’t stand for. Read my follow up post, link here.

instagram makeup

instagram makeup

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – Zero Minus (mixed with the concealer)
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • LORAC PRO Palette – Nude (as a highlighter)

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • LORAC PRO Palette – Lt. Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Espresso, Nude
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Sweed Lashes – Caro

Lips:

  • Make Up Store Lip Pencil – Something Borrowed
  • NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick – Stone
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
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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!