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Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque in Latte Light & Buttermilk

Capture The Light from Vita Liberata is like a BB cream for face and body. They come in five shades - Buttermilk, Gold, Latte Light and Latte, and you have the option to pick Opaque for some coverage or Translucent if you want it to be more see-through. All of them are very moisturizing, also they have a slight sheen that doesn’t look glittery. Doesn’t make my face break out either.

Here I have Latte Light and Buttermilk, both in the Opaque formula. These have been fantastic this summer! I’ve used Latte Light on my face and decolletage while I’ve been self tanning to make the skin look extra plump and even in tone, not turning it orange at all. Buttermilk is great for giving luminosity and enhancing the beauty of fair skin. I barely have any pigment naturally so the Buttermilk one is fantastic on areas where the skin appears bluish and transparent, just to even out the pigment a little.

These are available at Eleven.se who ship throughout Europe.

vita liberata capture the light opaque latte light & buttermilk

They come in handy pump bottles where you clearly see how much you’ve used.

bare legs

My bare legs in close up. The official fair skin blotchiness!

vita liberata capture the light opaque buttermilk, latte light

Left: Buttermilk. Right: Latte Light. See how they even the skin out, both in texture and in colour? They’re so great! Just pick the shade you like and go nuts.

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KIKO Cosmetics Rebel Romantic collection for fall 2015

KIKO Cosmetics levererar en fantastisk höstkollektion i år, Rebel Romantic heter den och temat är romantiskt och dramatiskt då skimmer möter matt, mjukt möter hårt. Rosiga toner för både ögon, läppar och kinder samt en ljuv pop av skimrigt mörkblått och juvelgrönt till ögonlocken. En väldigt användbar och lättarbetad färgskala där de lite mer utstickande färgerna känns självklara.

Det jag har att visa er här är en av de fyra Reckless Spirit-skuggpaletterna, alla sex Metallic Shine-skuggorna och två av de sex Colour Definition-ögonpennorna. Jag valde inga läppisar, förvånade va?! Det finns mängder av produkter i denna kollektion så ta en titt i KIKO’s webshop och se vad som lockar er! Frakten till Sverige är inte den billigaste men den sjunker i pris ju större din order är.

 

KIKO Cosmetics deliver a fantastic fall collection this year, it’s called Rebel Romantic and the theme is romantic and dramatic when shimmer meets mattes, soft meets intense. Rosy shades for both eyes, lips and cheeks and a lovely pop of shimmery dark blue and jewel green for the eyelids. A very useful colour scheme that’s easy to work with, and the more intense colours don’t feel intimidating.

What I have to show you here is one of the four Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palettes, all six Metallic Shine Eyeshadows and two of the six Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal shades. I chose no lippies, aren’t you surprised?! There are loads of products to choose from in this collection so take a look at the KIKO webshop and see what catches your eye!

kiko cosmetics rebel romantic collection

A part of the KIKO Cosmetics Rebel Romantic collection. This colour scheme is to die for..

kiko cosmetics rebel romantic collection

The outer packaging varies in quality, the Metallic Shine Eyeshadows feel super sturdy and luxurious, same with the Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal which feel nice and glossy and have a sturdy twist-up function. The Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette on the other hand is rattly and flimsy.

kiko cosmetics metallic shine eyeshadow

KIKO Cosmetics Metallic Shine Eyeshadow. Top Row: 02 Absolutely Rose, 04 Mysterious Sapphire, 06 Dynamic Taupe. Bottom row: 01 Superb Beige, 03 Strong Chocolate, 05 Charming Sage. (Sorry for the zig-zag layout!). These are budget friendly cruelty free dupes for the Clarins Ombre eyeshadows, right inbetween a cream and a powder. They are like ultra creamy powder eyeshadows, not mousse-like as many eyeshadows hybrids. They don’t have any falldown at all and they blend very easily. And whatever you do – you HAVE to get that green!!

kiko cosmetics reckless spirit eyeshadow palette 2 fiery rose

KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Fiery Rose. The packaging may be flimsy (and why waste money on producing those applicators when everyone throws them away? Derp!) but the content is lovely! Four rosy shades perfect for creating a soft semi-smokey eye look. The formula is very silky and the shadows are delicately sheer but build up beautifully. Great everyday palette!

kiko cosmetics colour definition eyeliner and kajal 03 warrior violet 01 darling butter

KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal in 03 Warrior Violet, 01 Darling Butter. I’m SO happy to have found a true matte burgundy eye pencil that doesn’t just look brown or black, I will wear the hell out of it! And the beige one will replace my Idun Minerals Sand which has been a true champ, it even got chewed on by Peggy when she was a puppy (and she turns 3 soon, haha oh lord) so replacing it is just common sense by now. These pencils are twist-ups so you won’t need to sharpen them, plus they’re smudge proof!

KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Fiery rose. Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal in 02 Darling Butter, 03 Warrior Violet.

kiko cosmetics metallic shine eyeshadow

KIKO Cosmetics Metallic Shine Eyeshadow 01 Superb Beige, 02 Absolutely Rose, 03 Strong Chocolate, 04 Mysterious Sapphire, 05 Charming Sage, 06 Dynamic Taupe.

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NARS Blush in Exhibit A

I praised this blush in a blog post a few days ago, mentioning how versatile a matte firetruck red blush is. Exhibit A from NARS is 100% panic red and super pigmented, but applied sparingly it turns into the most flattering shade that works with just any makeup look. This colour works on the fairest of the fairest up to very very dark skin, just by altering the amount you apply.

Definitelyt try it out, it’s not as scary as it looks!

nars blush exhibit a

A blush that will last you a lifetime. Haha.

nars blush exhibit a swatch

Here we can see the colour faded from full force to nothing. See how flattering that sheerest colour is on me? Not warm toned, not cool toned, not pink, not orange, just like flushed skin. The darker your skin is the further to the left of this swatch you would be and get the exact same flattering look.

nars blush exhibit a swatch

NARS Blush in Exhibit A applied on the apples of the cheeks. Gives a lovely “no makeup makeup” look even though it looks completely nuts in the pan. Link to blog post about the makeup look here.

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Shleee Polish Porn

There’s only one thing to say: Holy shit.

I found Shleee Polish browsing around on Etsy about a week ago, I had never heard of them before so I placed an order just to see if those sparkly polishes were as beautiful as they seemed. I SQUEALED when I opened the package, holyshitholyshitholyshit.

Available at the Shleee Polish etsy shop.

shleee polish

Top row: Vision 2.0, Cosmic Frosting, No Floods 2.0, Chitauri Scepter (part 1). Bottom row: In A Galaxy Far Far Away, Phanaeus Vindex, Wallace

shleee polish

Clockwise from the bottom left corner: Vision 2.0, Cosmic Frosting, No Floods 2.0, Chitauri Scepter (part 1), Wallace, Phanaeus Vindex, In A Galaxy Far Far Away

shleee polish

Top row: Vision 2.0, Cosmic Frosting, No Floods 2.0, Chitauri Scepter (part 1). Bottom row: In A Galaxy Far Far Away, Phanaeus Vindex, Wallace

shleee polish swatch

Vision 2.0, Cosmic Frosting, No Floods 2.0, Chitauri Scepter (part 1), Wallace, Phanaeus Vindex, In A Galaxy Far Far Away

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Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P & 203p

Det är så sjukt svårt att hitta bra läppglans, eller hur? De kan inte vara så skira att färgerna inte går att skilja från varandra, men ändå inte så pigmenterade att det blir ett färgklet som känns läskigt att bära. Inte heller kan de vara för klibbiga för då vill jag ba grina, men är de för ickeklibbiga sitter de inte på plats som de ska.

När Sephora just öppnat här i Göteborg köpte jag ett av de nya Artist Plexi-Gloss från Make Up For Ever, ärligt talat bara på grund av färgen, men kom verkligen att gilla det. Nu har jag två! Formulan är åt det klibbigare hållet, men känns snarare lackat och “bouncy” än sådär att läpparna smetar ihop och trådar sig (hej MACgloss). De blir inte heller klibbiga som snor efter några timmar (vi alla vet känslan, så många gloss blir sådär!) utan håller sig blanka och ljuva även när hälften har nötts bort. Grymma gloss, ni måste kolla in!

 

It’s so damn hard to find good lip glosses, right? They can’t be so sheer that the colours all look the same, but they can’t be so pigmented that it turns into a colour goop that you’re just afraid to wear. They can’t be too sticky either because that just makes me want to cry, but not too non-sticky either as that makes them slide around and wear off quickly.

When Sephora just opened here in Gothenburg I bought one of the new Artist Plexi-Gloss from Make Up For Ever, honestly just because of the colour, but I really ended up liking it. Now I’ve got two!  The formula is on the stickier side, but it rather feels like a bouncy lacquer than a stringy goop (hello MAC glosses). They don’t turn into sticky snot after a few hours either (we all know that feeling, many glosses do!), they just stay shiny and lovely even when half of it has worn off. Great glosses, you have to check them out!

make up for ever artist plexi gloss 100p, 203p

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P, 203P. The packaging is nice and sleek, and I love the lip logo at the bottom of the tube.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 100p, 203p

The applicator is interesting, I have no clue why it has that little slit on the side, but the flexible spatula shape makes it super easy to apply evenly and quickly! One or maybe two pumps is enough to give a nice opacity on the lips.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 100p, 203p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P, 203P

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 100p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P. A light neutral toned beige with soft shimmer. A wonderful shade that brightens without making the lips look whitened, It doesn’t have that “makeup-y” feel either, I’ve worn it with minimal makeup and it looks totally effortless. It matches the pale tone I have at the outer parts of my natural lips, I think that’s why it doesn’t feel “fake” on me.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 203p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P. A rosy pink with golden shimmer. I was drawn to this colour immediately when I saw it, I don’t even know how! Pink glossy lips is not my style at all but this shade just mimics the natural pinky tones I have towards the inside of my lips, so when it’s applied all over the lips it makes them appear super full and fresh! Aaahh such a gorgeous shade.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 100p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P. Blog post with full product list here.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 203p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P. Blog post will full product list here.

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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!