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Kevyn Aucoin The Bloody Gorgeous Box Set

Ibland dyker saker upp som får hjärtat att pingla. Kevyn Aucoin släppte en blanksvart liten låda med alla produkter i den bordeauxröda nyansen Bloodroses, tillsammans med en prisbelönt mascara och vinröd totebag. The Bloody Gorgeous Box Set. Jag kikade på den gång på gång på gång och när jag kunde beställa hem den till rabatterat pris från Beautybay kunde jag inte hålla mig längre. Klicketiklick och den var min! Snart kommer en makeup där jag inkluderar så många av produkterna som möjligt, tills vidare kikar vi på innehållet!

Now and then you see stuff that makes your heart sing. Kevyn Aucoin released a shiny little black box containing all products in the bordeaux red shade Bloodroses, paired with an award winning mascara and a wine red totebag. The Bloody Gorgeous Box Set. I looked at it multiple times and when I had the opportunity to order it at a reduced price from Beautybay I couldn’t keep my hands off it anymore. Clickety click and it was mine! Soon I’ll do a makeup look with as many of the products as possible, until the. let’s take a peek at the contents!

kevyn aucoin the bloody gorgeous box set

The box came stuffed with bordeaux red paper which hugged the golden products beautifully. I rarely get stunned by how luxurious things are presented, but this was so nice!

kevyn aucoin the bloody gorgeous box set

And what was inside the golden packaging didn’t look any worse.. Drool!

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara. Award winning volume mascara that “will not flake, drip, smudge, clump, or melt” according to info. It has a slim brush that should make application effortless. I can imagine it being fantastic for lower lashes or reaching those tiny inner corner lashes!

kevyn aucoin the flesh tone lip pencil bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Bloodroses. A bourdeaux red lip pencil containing vitamin E and jojoba seed oil that is supposed to nourish the lips and give brilliant colour and definition.

kevyn aucoin the expert lip color bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses. A deep crimson red lipstick that was made to flatter all skin tones. The finish is really smooth, feels lovely!

kevyn aucoin the lip gloss bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses. A sheer brownish red non-sticky lip gloss with sunflower seed oil. The patented applicator is shaped to mimic the finger of a makeup artist. How cool?

kevyn aucoin the eyeshadow single 109

Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Single in 109. A dusty wine red matte eyeshadow with a really smooth texture, the pigmentation seems promising.

kevyn aucoin the creamy glow duo 1 nuelle/bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo in 1 Nuelle/Bloodroses. A flushed beige/wine red cream colour duo for the cheeks, can double as a lip product aswell.

kevyn aucoin the bloody gorgeous box set swatches

Swatched in the same order as they’re shown above. Lip pencil, lipstick, lip gloss, eyeshadow, creamy glow duo.

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Racked the newly opened Sephora – what did I get?

As mentioned earlier Sephora finally opened here in Gothenburg last week, I was far too anxious to be able to go there on the opening day but yesterday I popped my ear plugs in, smeared my brightest red lipstick on and did some mayhem shopping that was done in ten minutes tops. What did I get? Let’s take a look!

If there’s something you would like to see a closer review of just let me know!

make up for ever artisan brush 156 flat round blush brush, 144 precision highlighter brush

Make Up For Ever Artisan Brushes in 156 Flat Round Blush Brush and 144 Precision Highlighter Brush. Synthetic, fluffy and with a nice density. This line is super promising.

make up for ever artisan brush 144 precision highlighter brush, 156 flat round blush brush

Make Up For Ever Artisan Brushes in 144 Precision Highlighter Brush and 156 Flat Round Blush Brush

make up for ever artist plexi gloss 203p

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P. A peachy pink with gold shimmer.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 203p

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 203p

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P

benefit gimme brow medium/deep

Benefit Gimme Brow in Medium/Deep. A tinted brow gel with a TIIINYYYY brush! Makes me all giggly.

marc jacobs shameless bold blush outspoken

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken. It’s the most gorgeous lavender colour with a soft sheen.

marc jacobs shameless bold blush outspoken

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken. Also the packaging is to die for.

marc jacobs shameless bold blush outspoken

Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Outspoken

marc jacobs genius gel super-charge foundation 10 ivory light

Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation in 10 Ivory Light

sephora pomegranate & green tea eye mask

Sephora Pomegranate and Green Tea Eye Mask. Single-use sheet masks for your undereye area. Sounds amazing on tired eyes.

nars audacious lipstick michiyo, audrey

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo and Audrey. I have a few of these lipsticks already and love them to pieces, super creamy, long wearing and look gorgeous on. Michiyo is a bright blue toned pink and Audrey a muted red currant shade.

nars audacious lipstick michiyo, audrey

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Michiyo and Audrey

nars lip gloss orgasm

And a little bonus gift, a mini NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm. Classic peach shade with intense golden shimmer.

nars lip gloss orgasm

NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm

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Highlighter smackdown!

Idag är det, precis som jag pratade om gällande contouringpaletter, skitpoppis att highlighta ansiktet tills det lyser som ett stoppljus. You go for it babe! Jag är helt klart mer för highlightande (ljusa/skimrande produkter där du vill framhäva höga punkter) än skulpterande (mörka/gråbråna produkter där du vill skapa insjunkna områden) när det kommer till ansiktsmakeupen. Låt oss säga att vi är i dåliga ljusförhållanden, en skulptering blottar lätt smutsbruna fläckar i ansiktet medan en highlighter bara inte reflekterar ljus lika starkt. Det är mycket mer fool proof att gå nuts med highlightern! Sedan det faktum att formgivning av ansiktet med hjälp av highlighters nyligen återuppfunnits under det nya namnet “strobing” kan vi ju fnissa lite åt. Det har sysslats med i årtionden!

Today it’s, just like I mentioned in that post about contouring palettes, super popular to highlight your face into glowing like a stoplight. You go for it babe! I’m much more partial for highlighting (light/shimmery products where you want to enhance high points) than sculpting (dark/greyish brown products where you want to create sunken in areas) when it comes to facial makeup. Let’s say we’re in bad lighting, sculpting easily shows dirt brown patches on your face while a highlighter just doesn’t reflect the way that it was inteded to. It’s a lot more fool proof to go crazy with the highlighter! We can also take a moment and giggle at the fact that shaping the face with highlighters recently got reinvented under the new name “strobing”, something that has been done for decades!

cream highlighters

Cream highlighters

powder highlighters

Powder highlighters

Let’s swatch them all and see what finish and colour you prefer!

highlighter swatches

Top row = creams, bottom row = powders

LUSH Feeling Younger (Ung Igen) Skin Tint

Fluffy cream highlighter with a strong peach/pink flash. Very smooth without any visible glitter particles, feels like a moisturizer on the skin. One of my absolute favourites!

Rouge Bunny Rouge Seas of Illumination “Sea of Tranquility”

Liquid highlighter in a pale pink colour, almost whitened. Looks good with very intense looks, a tad too gritty in the sparkle for my taste but I know I’m a bit harsh. Sinks in to the skin very nicely.

Illamasqua Gleam “Aurora”

Solid cream concealer in a golden beige colour. Very brightening on the skin but still looks smooth and natural like moisturized skin, shimmer particles are very very fine. Feels velvety on the skin. Also a favourite.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Solid cream concealer in a pinky blue colour, very whitened. Looks good on the skin with small shimmer particles and a moisturized finish but feels like sticky glue on the skin. Not one of my favourites to wear, but good for shoots! highlighter swatches

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

A pressed powder duo with a bronzer/sculpting powder and a highlighter. The highlighter is a warm peach with a soft non-sparkly golden sheen. Maybe not the first choice for Snow White complexions, but FANTASTIC on anyone darker than that.

KIKO Cosmetics Mosaic Highlighter

Pressed powder highlighter with multiple shades that turn into a pale soft gold when swirled together. Very delicate yet effective, great for everyday wear. Doesn’t look glittery on the skin at all. One of my favourites.

TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

Pressed powder highlighter in a golden champagne colour. SUPER strong effect. A very very popular one, but strangely not that good I think? It applies like a shimmery eyeshadow, not finely milled enough to feel “lit from within”, it’s definitely makeup-y. Looks good with a super intense look though, but just with the Rouge Bunny Rouge one it’s a bit too gritty for me.

Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow “Prophecy”

Loose powder highlighter with a strong strong strooong golden peach glow. Sorry for rubbing this one in your face as it’s an old limited edition but I wanted you to see how it looks compared to other products. It’s a super solid sheen that looks like molten metal on the skin, quite similar to Illamasqua Aurora in tone and LUSH Feeling Younger in effect.

Make Up Store Wonder Powder “Sahara”

Loose powder highlighter in a light beige colour. I bought this one specifically for that “non highlighted highlighted look”, as this formula is totally non-sparkly and creamy yet reflects so much light, and the colour is not a cartoonish white. PERFECT everyday highlighter to just dust on and go. highlighter swatches

Makeup looks featuring some of these highlighters:

KIKO Cosmetics Moisaic Highlighter. Link to blog post with full product list here.

LUSH Feeling Younger Skin Tint. Link to blog post with full product list here.

Make Up Store Wonder Powder “Sahara”. Link to blog post with full product list here.

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Makeup Geek Eyeshadow swatches & review

Äntligen är det dags, nu ska vi kika på mina ögonskuggor från Makeup Geek! Ett stadigt samlande jag sysslat med i många år nu. Skuggorna kommer förpackade i ett litet papperskuvert, färdiga för att du ska kunna stoppa den nakna metallpannan i en magnetisk palett. Jag har länge gillat Z-palette med sitt stora fönster på ovansidan som gör det enkelt att se vad som finns i, så jag har köpt mig en Extra Large där det ryms en ordentlig mängd skuggor (35 Makeup Geek-skuggor, samma storlek som t.ex. MACs metallpannor). Just nu huserar den MUG-skuggorna men framöver ska jag mixa upp favoriterna härifrån med andra märken så jag har alla mina favoriter på samma ställe. Det är det som är så fint med dessa magnetiska paletter, de går att göra om gång på gång på gång.

Makeup Geek har två skuggformulas, först den klassiska varianten som de haft i många år ($5.99 styck, ca 50 SEK) och nu senast tillkom Foiled, en linje krämiga skuggor med superreflektiv metallicfinish ($9.99 styck, ca 85 SEK). Vi ska kika igenom alla jag äger så får vi se vilka ni faller för. Skuggor och palett går alla att köpa på Makeup Geeks hemsida.

 

It’s finally time to take a look at my Makeup Geek Eyeshadows! I’ve collected these steadily for years now.. The shadows come packaged in a little paper envelope, ready for the naked pans to be popped in a magnetic palette. I’ve loved the Z-Palettes for a long time because of the big window that lets you see what you have in them, so I got a Extra Large where there’s place for a solid amount of shadows (35 Makeup Geek shadows, same size as for example MAC). Right now I have my MUG favourites in here, but soon I’ll rearrange and put all my favourites from mixed brands in here for a easy-to-find everyday palette. That’s what’s so nice with these magnetic palettes, you can rearrange them over and over and over again.

Makeup Geek has two eyeshadow formulas, the classics that they’ve had for many years ($5.99 a piece) and recently they added the Foiled shadows, a line of creamy ultra reflective metallic eyeshadows ($9.99 a piece). Let’s go through all shades I have and we’ll see which ones you fall for. Shadows and palettes are all available at the Makeup Geek website.

makeup geek eyeshadow + z palette

makeup geek eyeshadows

 

Time for swatches! Applied on bare, dry skin.

makeup geek eyeshadow swatches

Cinderella

Shimmery peachy pink. A great everyday shade if you want a pink that doesn’t look like eczema. The formula is soft, smooth and pigmented, no application problems at all. Conclusion: Buy it if you like pinks.

In The Spotlight (Foiled)

Foiled pale peach. Beauuuuutiful shade to wear all over the eyelid or as a inner corner highlighter. More warm toned than Starry Eyed. Very versatile shade that would flatter any skintone. Applies buttery soft and very pigmented. Conclusion: Buy this one or Starry Eyed!

Magic Act (Foiled)

Foiled pale gold. The perfect metallic gold for for pale skin! It won’t look like bronzed pee on the lids (we’ve all been there). Great highlighter for darker skin. Applies buttery soft and very pigmented.
Conclusion: Buy it!

Starry Eyed (Foiled)

Foiled pale peachy pink. Also a great shade to wear all over the lid or as a inner corner highlighter. More cool toned than In The Spotlight. A versatile shade that would be most flattering in cool toned looks. Applies buttery soft and very pigmented.
Conclusion: Buy this one or In The Spotlight!

Whimsical (Foiled)

Foiled pale pinky purple. So icy it leans white, so probably most suited for fairer skintones, on darker skin it would look more like a metallic white (then go for Daydreamer instead!). Not very unique in shade but more intense than anything else I’ve tried. Applies buttery soft and very pigmented.
Conclusion: Buy it if you’re on the fairer side.

Daydreamer (Foiled)

Foiled light purple. Unicorn eyeshadow! A nice shade for all over the lid or as a inner corner highlighter in darker looks. Applies buttery soft and very pigmented.
Conclusion: Buy it!

Mesmerized (Foiled)

Foiled dark brown with a purple sheen. A lovely smokey shade that would work on most skintones, it’s cooled down with that purple sheen but still neutral at the base. Just pat all over the lid and go! Not super unique though. Applies buttery soft and very pigmented.
Conclusion: Buy it unless you have something similar already.

 

makeup geek eyeshadow swatches

Burlesque

Metallic deep burgundy. So so so rich in colour and perfect in one swipe, not unique in colour but the formula is. Applies soft and smooth like velvet!
Conclusion: Buy it unless you have something similar already.

Pretentious

Metallic deep yellow bronze. A VERY unique colour, intense and dirty at the same time. Like an ancient Egyptian artefact! I don’t have anything that even reminds me of it. Very pigmented and applies super softly.
Conclusion: BUY IT or you’ve lost your marbles!!

Bleached Blonde

Sparkly sand gold. A shade that I had VERY high hopes for, super unique in tone with its dirty sandy tone! The formula is dry, applies very dusty and glitter flies everywhere.
Conclusion: Don’t buy it. :(

Moondust

Metallic silvery taupe. One of my old favourites, perfect shade for a light and glamorous smokey eye. More silvery than I usually find this kind of shades, doesn’t have that earthy feel. Super smooth in formula and the pigmentation is top.
Conclusion: Buy it!

Prom Night

Shimmery purple/taupe/silver. A new favourite, I have worn this all the time lately! Sooooo perfect, the dimension of the colour makes it look like three colours in one. A unusual shade that I have only found in By Terry Misty Rock (which I LOVE). Very creamy and smooth in texture, nicely pigmented.
Conclusion: HOLY SHIT BUY IT. NOW!

Sensuous

Shimmery warm purple with glitter specks. Beautiful in theory, horrible texture. Very dry, applies unevenly and the glitter just flies everywhere. Make it creamier and it would be lovely!
Conclusion: Don’t buy it.

 

makeup geek eyeshadow swatches

Peach Smoothie

Matte pale apricot. A shade that Everyone loves, so I listened to this Everyone and got it. My pan feels like it’s packed with flour! The pigmentation is great and even though it’s chalky it applies evenly, but hello, just by rubbing the surface I kick up dust enough for five applications. Would be scared to travel with it because of the fragile formula.
Conclusion: Hate to say it but don’t buy it (unless I got a bad batch?).

Yellow Brick Road

Shimmery pale golden yellow. Very happy and candylike. Another perfect shade for pale skin, quite an unusual one aswell! Will be GREAT as an eyelid or inner corner shade with coppers and golds. Soft and smooth in texture, no application problems.
Conclusion: Buy it!!

Pixie Dust

Shimmery golden lime. A luxurious shade of crazy! Can’t say anything bad about it, perfect in formula, colour, pigmentation, texture, application, everything. This just waits to be worn full on with a hot pink lip.
Conclusion: Buy it if you like intense shades!

Mercury

Shimmery light/medium silver. A bit dirty in tone, great for all over the eyelid. Not your average silver. Like with Pixie Dust I can’t say anything bad about the formula, application or anything!
Conclusion: Buy it.

Graphite

Shimmery medium graphite grey. Classic shimmery grey, I got it just because I don’t have one in a good formula, so nothing spectacular at all but for the formula, definitely worth it.
Conclusion: Buy it if you don’t have anything similar.

Galaxy

Shimmery dark grey. Slightly cool toned without leaning blue, a very sophisticated take on greys! This is my favourite out of these three silvers, if you can’t choose between them then I would say go for this one. Great formula, applies very smooth and pigmented.
Conclusion: The best out of these silvers, buy it!

Bada Bing

Matte dark brown with gold glitter. One of my least favourite MUG shadows. Dry, chalky, glitter flies everywhere. I don’t get why companies make matte shadows with glitter in them, it never works.
Conclusion: Definitely skip it.

 

makeup geek eyeshadow swatches

Cupcake

Matte warm pink. A shade that is perfect for blending out darker shades, looks gorgeous at the edges of a smokey eye! Not a shade that I would wear all over, but great for framing others. Smooth formula, nice pigment, applies evenly.
Conclusion: Buy it if you like layering and bledning your eyeshadows!

Bitten

Matte deep maroon red. Another one that people love, so I got it because of the hype. Not very pigmented at all, applies patchy and feels very dry. You don’t feel that as much when you just use it for blending out other shades, but it wouldn’t be easy to wear as a stand alone shade.
Conclusion: Hate to say it with this one aswell, but don’t buy it.

Purple Rain

Matte dark dirty purple. Has a eggplant-ish undertone so it is faaantastic on green eyes! A bit dry in texture but not as bad as others, it would need some work to be worn all over the lid but it’s a dream for deepening the outer corners or lash lines. Very calm and framing shade!
Conclusion: Buy it if you can excuse slight formula difficulties.

Fairytale

Matte medium purple. Also slightly dirty in tone so not very bright. This one doesn’t flatter me at all so I have worn it very little, but it works well! A bit dry like most of these mattes but no application problems worth mentioning.
Conclusion: Classic purple lovers, sure, buy it! Otherwise skip it.

Wisteria

Matte pale lavender purple. Here’s a bright one! Th

is one has been reformulated in 2015 and my pan is easily three years old, so not sure if it’s identical in colour. The colour is awesome but formula a bit dry and chalky. Probably done better now!
Conclusion: Check if the colour of the new one is just as nice, and if so, buy!

Peacock

Matte medium/dark peacock teal. Holy eyeshadow Batman! This colour is INTENSE, and the formula is so creamy! Probably the best out of all these mattes. It goes on super evenly and doesn’t look green along the edges. Yeaass!
Conclusion: If you like intense colours – BUY IT!

 

makeup geek eyeshadow swatch

Barcelona Beach

Satin finished light/medium sandy brown. Woooonderful everyday shade, very mild in tone but builds up nicely. Great for blending other shades, great for all over the eyelid. The sheen makes it stand out from other light browns I think. Soft formula that is delicately sheer.
Conclusion: Definitely buy it!

High Tea

Matte taupe with a olive undertone. Said to be a grey undertone but this one is definitely greenish! Super odd colour, along with Pretentious and Prom Night this is one of the most unique shades. It’s not green enough to look green, but it will be GREAT for smoking out other colours or on the outer corner of the eye. Has the same delicately smooth and semi-sheer formula as Barcelona Beach.
Conclusion: BUY BUY BUY!!

Stealth

Matte blue toned grey. A matte creamy sharky colour. I really dislike this one just because of the colour, I really don’t like these lighter sharky blue colours on me, it makes my skin look like green zombie snot. Haha. If they flatter you then it’s the perfect formula for it! Very smooth and pigmented!
Conclusion: Buy if the colour might suit you.

Sea Mist

Shimmery turquoise. As easy as it sounds! A super creamy softly shimmery shade of turquoise, creamy enough in formula to manage to hold these small glitter particles and not spread them all over the world.
Conclusion: A wet (lol) dream for any intense colour lover, buy!

 

Final conclusion:

The ones I really love are In The Spotlight, Pretentious, Yellow Brick Road, Moon Dust, Prom Night, Barcelona Beach and High Tea. Get them all and you will most definitely love them!

The shitty ones are Bleached Blonde, Sensuous, Peach Smoothie, Bada Bing and Bitten. They’re all dry, chalky and weird so I wouldn’t miss them at all.

The rest are hit and miss depending on what shades you’re personally drawn to. Which ones did you like?

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IsaDora Face Sculptor Nude review + tutorial (and a rant about contouring palettes)

Let’s prata lite om contouringpaletter innan vi börjar!

I allmänhet är jag ju så kräkless på hypen kring alla dessa stora dyra paletter med 6+ nyanser i olika undertoner och djuphetsgrader (jag tittar på er Anastasia), de är fullständigt överflödiga för normalkonsumentens bruk! Du behöööver inte fyra nyanser av snickersbrun contouring och fyra färger från panggult till glittervitt för highlighting, det är till för makeupartister som behöver flexibla paletter som ska fungera på så många kunder som möjligt, och produkterna är i sin tur formulerade för att applicera tungt så ansiktena inte tvättas ur på bild och film. Med andra ord produkter som sällan ser riktigt kloka ut i vanligt dagsljus. Om vi då säger att två pannor ur paletten är optimala för dig färgmässigt, varför betala för och släpa på resten?

Är du sugen på sculpting så skulle jag råda dig att hitta ett tightare litet kit om två eller tre produkter, eller kanske till och med en askig ögonskugga som fungerar mot din hudton. Gärna skira formulas som är lätthanterade på huden! Då kommer du både spara pengar, tid framför spegeln och utrymme i sminkväskan. För ärligt, den typ av ansiktsskulptering som sprider sig från Instagram idag är drag-makeup (bokstavligen, det är dragmakeuptekniker!) som har letat sig hem till vardagskonsumenten. Alla ska givetvis se ut och göra vad än de vill med sina ansikten men att vi ska måla ett brunt U runt näsan innan vi går ut på morgonen för att göra rätt och vara snygga är bara bullshite. Punkt. Det är just på grund av ovanstående jag är glad att se contouringpaletter lika den jag tänker visa nu.

 

Let’s talk a little about contouring palettes before we start!

Overall I’m so tired I could puke from all the hype around these large expensive palettes with 6+ shades in different undertones and depths (I’m looking at you Anastasia), they are way too much for regular consumer use! You don’t neeeed four shades of snickers brown contouring and four shades between bright yellow and sparkly white for highlighting, those are for makeup artists that need flexible palettes that work on as many customers as possible, and the products are formulated to go on heavily so that the faces won’t look washed out in pictures and on film. In other words products that probably won’t look that good in regular daylight. Then let’s say two pans from the palettes are your optimal colour choices, why pay for and carry around the rest of them?

If you feel like going at it with the sculpting I would advice you to find a tighter little kit or even just an ashy eyeshadow that works against your skintone, preferrably sheer formulas that are easy to work with on the skin. You will save both money, time in front of the mirror and space in your makeup bag. Because honestly, the type of face scupting that seeps from Instagram today is pure drag makeup (literally, it’s drag makeup techniques!) that has found its way to the average consumer. Everyone should of course wear and do whatever they want to their faces but needing to paint a brown U around our noses before leaving the house in the morning to be on trend and look good is pure bullshit. Period. Because of all this I’m happy when I see contouring palettes like the one I’m going to show you right now.

 

isadora face sculptor nude

IsaDora Face Sculptor Nude is so slim and the products are easy to decode.

IsaDora Face Sculptor Nude är en ny variant av IsaDoras tidigare mer rougefokuserade kindpaletter, denna gång i tre nyanser av mjukt beige. Face Sculptor-paletterna är ett slimmat litet kit som ska vara allt du behöver för kindmakeupen, här med ett matt contouringpuder att framhäva skuggor i ansiktet med, en matt bronzer för att värma upp huden och en mild highlighter med lätt lyster. Helt klart riktad mot de ljusaste av hudtoner (vithetsnormen inom nude-konceptet kan påpekas i evighet) så för oss som har svårt för att hitta sculptingprodukter som är ljusa/ickeorange nog så är detta guld värt. Kom igen IsaDora, släpp en mörkare också för detta är BRA grejer! Ute i butik nu, kostar 199 kr (skippa borsten som också lanserats, du kan hitta mycket bättre för samma peng).

IsaDora Face Sculptor Nude is a new addition to IsaDoras already existing but more blush focused cheek palettes, this time with three shades of soft beige. The Face Sculptor palettes are slim kits that should be everything you need for your cheek makeup, here with a matte contouring powder to enhance the shadows of the face, a matte bronzer to warm up the skin and a mild highlighter with a soft sheen. Definitely aimed towards the lightest of skintones (I could talk about the white norm within the nude concept forever) so for us who have a problem finding sculpting products that are light/non orange enough this is wonderful. Come on IsaDora, release a darker one too because this is GOOD stuff! In stores now (skip the brush that was also released, you can find much better for the same sum of money).

isadora face sculptor nude

I love how you don’t get any excess packaging with this format, this is just exactly what you need an nothing else. No stupid brushes, extra compartments or whatever. Love it!

The contouring powder is an ashy beige with a rosy tint, perrrrfect for contouring fair skin as it doesn’t make the skin look dead.

The bronzer is a bit warmer in tone but when the bronzer is dusted on top of the contour it only gives a soft warmth, not even sunkissed looking. Great shade.

The highlighter at the bottom is a pale beige with a little bit of glow. It’s great to have a highlighter that doesn’t look whitened and frosted, but I wish this one was just a taaaad creamier in texture, now I need to pack it on a bit. Looks pretty when it’s on though!

isadora face sculptor nude swatches

Contour, bronzer, highlighter. As you can see none of them are deadly greyish, but the contouring is definitely cool toned and ashy. I can’t stress enough how perfect this shade is for contouring fair skin, holy jebus! Also the textures are very thin and smooth, see how they don’t look chalky at all?

Now, let’s see what it does to my face!

isadora face sculptor nude

Step 1: My regular everyday foundation + concealer + powder.

isadora face sculptor nude

Step 2: Contour. Applied with the quite stiff and precise Real Techniques Cheek Brush (Nic’s Picks set exclusive) to the lower part of my cheekbone sweeping forward, on my temples sweeping up towards the hairline and in my eye sockets. I keep away from the center of the face (nose/lip/chin contouring), those areas capture too much light so a brown shadow on the nose for example would stand out and look dirty unless you’re in perfect lighting allllll day. And honestly, who is?

isadora face sculptor nude

Step 3: Bronzer. Applied with the large fluffy Real Techniques Blush Brush. Dusted on the entire “light” part of the cheek so on top and above of the cheek contour. A good dusting on the temples and what is left goes on the nose, forehead and chin because that’s where the sun would naturally hit.

isadora face sculptor nude

Step 4: Highlighter. Applied with Everyday Minerals Itahake Brush. Basically everywhere I applied bronzer, but more on the exact high points. So top of the cheekbone, browbone, temple right above the brow, bridge of the nose and upper lip. This highlighter is very subtle so you won’t be able to overdo it.

isadora face sculptor nude

Step 5: A ton of face mist on top. I’m a bit too dry to wear this much powder on my face without rehydrating afterwards, so this is the final step that ties my face together and gives it a nice dimensional finish! A very mild effect but this is exactly what a user friendly contouring palette should be!

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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.

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