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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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Swatching 4 random beauties!

Today I went through and picked out some loose eyeshadows from my drawers, all shades that I should use more often! Maybe showing them to you might get me some extra motivation? I know that Teacher’s Pet and Undead are still available, Brad and Salvador Dali might be gone though.. Link to the companies websites in the list below!

eyeshadow nomz

Brad, Teacher’s Pet, Salvador Dali, Undead

MaddStyle Cosmetics – Brad

A silky smooth pale blue shade with soft shimmer. Gooorgeous all over the lid with a black liner for a pretty 60′s/70′s look or as a highlighter in dark blue smokey looks.

Silk Naturals – Teacher’s Pet

“Medium taupe pearl with hints of golden bronze glimmer”
A wonderful neutral shade with both warm and cool tones that harmonizes with most skintones. Super shimmery and lovely, great all over the lid for a quick effect.

Tick:Tock Cosmetics – Salvador Dali

An ultra sparkly dusty purple. Tick:Tock really does make some amazing sparkly shadows!

Glamour Doll Eyes – Undead

A black with red undertones/sheen, however, some have said that it as a maroonish color to it”
Drrrrama! A super silky black with strong cool toned red shimmer. Yum.

eyeshadow swatches

Brad, Teacher’s Pet, Salvador Dali, Undead

eyeshadow swatches

Brad, Teacher’s Pet, Salvador Dali, Undead

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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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Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows – Bone Dust, Royal Tarts, Cosmic Owl

Three more eyeshadows from Femme Fatale Cosmetics! They’re all available in three different sizes at the Femme Fatale webshop.

Check out the purple shadows (and deeper description of the brand) in this blog post.

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows bone dust, royal tarts, cosmic owl

Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows in Bone Dust, Royal Tarts and Cosmic Owl.

Bone Dust

“Pale taupe with coppery pink shimmer and sparks”
A pale purple corpse nude which sadly goes on bone dry (yes I said it) and uneven. It has a beautiful reddish fine glitter but it doesn’t adhere to the chalky base very well (and the camera won’t show it either), atleast not when applied wet. I would have skipped this one if I knew.

Royal Tarts

“Washed out mauve-rose base which can lean grey, and orange shimmer”
A dusty pink with a copper/gold sheen, super pretty! Applies quite evenly, has some slight tendencies of getting darker with blending. Would look gorgeous on so many people.

Cosmic Owl

“Smooth bronze-brown with golden tones – almost leans olive or orange in some lights”
The description for this one is spot on. It applies like butter and glows like crazy! It’s one of those shades that darken quite a bit with blending so if you pat this on your lid and blend it out in the crease you basically get a two-toned makeup look with a single shadow.

femme fatale eyeshadows in bone dust, royal tarts, cosmic owl

Bone Dust, Royal Tarts, Cosmic Owl

femme fatale cosmetics eyeshadows in bone dust, royal tarts, cosmic owl

Bone Dust, Royal Tarts, Cosmic Owl

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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!