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IsaDora Eye Color Bar in Grey Temptation & Autumn Leaves, review & swatches

IsaDoras Eye Color Bar-skugpaletter är grymma, jag har visat ett par innan och här är två nya färgkombos inför hösten! Grey Temptation är en klassisk blågrå sotningspalett med övervägande skimriga texturer, och Autumn Leaves är en samling mediumtonade höstfärger alla i skimmer. De har precis samma mjuka välpigmenterade formula som tidigare paletter. I butik nu för 149 kr styck!

The IsaDora Eye Color Bar eyeshadow palettes are great, I’ve shown a couple of them before and here are two new ones for fall! Grey Temptation is a classic grey/blue smokey palette with mostly shimmery shades and Autumn Leaves is a collection of medium toned autumnal shades all shimmery. They have the same super smooth texture and pigmentation as the previous palettes. In stores now!

isadora eye color bar grey temptation, autumn leaves

IsaDora Eye Color Bar in Grey Temptation on the left, Autumn Leaves on the right.

isadora eye color bar grey temptation, autumn leaves

Mmmm, enjoy some nice fingerprints!


Vid första anblick blev jag kär i Autumn Leaves, färgerna är ljuvliga och jag älskar skimmer! När jag började swatcha dem så kallnade kärleken en del, nästan alla färger har exakt samma frostighet och med väldigt lite kontrast mellan färgerna blir allt bara rätt blahh även om skuggorna i sig är av bra kvalitet.

At first sight I really fell in love with Autumn Leaves, the colours are beautiful and I love shimmery shades! When I started swatching it my love cooled down a bit, almost all shades have the exact same frostiness and with very little contrasting colour depths it just looks a bit blahh in my opinion even though they are of good quality.

isadora eye color bar autumn leaves

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Autumn Leaves

isadora eye color bar autumn leaves swatch

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Autumn Leaves


Grey Temptation är å andra sidan mycket bättre än den kan verka. Texturen på skimret varierar i alla färger, i vissa är det nästan grynigt och i andra väldigt mjukt, perfekt för att skapa texturerade makeuper! Det finns även ett bra spann kontrastmässigt så lookerna kommer få mycket dimension.

Grey Temptation on the other hand is much better than it may seem. The texture of the shimmer is different in all shades, in some it’s almost chunky and in others very smooth, great for creating textured looks! There’s also a great variety of colour depths so the eye looks will be very dimensional.

isadora eye color bar grey temptation

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Grey Temptation

isadora eye color bar grey temptation swatch

IsaDora Eye Color Bar Grey Temptation

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara review

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara är en omtalad liten sak, mycket tack vare det cheeky namnet. Mascaran har en timglasformad borste som ska ge fylliga separerade fransar i svartaste svart. Ju fler lager du bygger på desto flashigare ska fransarna bli. Too Faced är exklusivt för Sephora på svenska marknaden nu för tiden, så det är dit ni får pallra er om ni vill shoppa! Vi hoppas på Sephora-webshop inom en snar framtid för er som inte bor i Sthlm/Gbg/Malmö. Mascaran ligger på 230 kr.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is a rumoured little thing, much thanks to the cheeky name. This mascara has a hourglass shaped wand which is supposed to give separated plump lashes in the blackest shade of black. The more coats you apply the flashier your lashes are said to be. Check your local Sephora to shop for this gem! The mascara is $23 in the US for reference.

too faced better than sex mascara

The wand is hourglass shaped which helps deposit a lot of product, but makes it harder to apply without smudging. The top part of the tube has a silly amount of weight to it, I don’t really understand why. The wand is heavy and the tube is lightweight! Feels weird.

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No mascara

too faced better than sex mascara 1 coat

1 coat of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

too faced better than sex mascara 2 coats

2 coats of Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

A makeup tutorial where you can see the mascara in action:

So what does it do?

Length: 5/5

This mascara gives me a solid extra millimeter or two.

Volume: 5/5
Dayum, those are some fat lashes! They easily get a bit clumpy, but I like that look. For someone who wants “cleaner” looking lashes this might be a bit much.

Definition: 4/5
This mascara manages to give thick lashes aswell as, uhh you know, more than three! Look at the bottom lashes for example, they ARE thick and a bit clumped but they definitely stand out! In other words – pick another mascara if you want it to look dainty.

Precision: 2.5/5
This is the biggest drawback for this mascara. The shape of the wand, more specifically the outer blob, makes it hard to apply without smudging, especially on my lower lashes. If the wand was shaped like a christmas tree it would have been pure magic.

Effectivity: 5/5
This mascara catches on in a second, you barely have to work with the brush to get intense lashes. You can build up a couple of coats in less than a minute!

Colour: 5/5
Black as the Babadooks soul.

Water resistance: 5/5
This mascara is waterproof. It has that gummy waxy feeling on the lashes that waterproof formulas tend to have, and it doesn’t break down unless you use an oil based remover.

Longevity: 5/5
This mascara holds the curl and stays in place all day. It doesn’t flake off or soot in the lower lashline at all! The only thing I get sometimes is “sun rays” on my top lid where the lashes touch my browbone on days when I don’t have a lot of eye makeup, but that always happen to me with waterproof mascaras. They break down with oil so any concealer, foundation or such will make the lashes leave a little print on the lid. It’s easily removed with a finger though, and doesn’t affect the look/wear time of the mascara. It doesn’t happen if I wear an eye primer and/or matte eyeshadows, so it’s just a matter of priming correctly.


Conclusion: 36.5/40

Fat lashes, no excuse. This is a mascara for heavy lash days, it’s great with smokey eyes! Or just with ehh, anything, if you’re like me. I’m totally into the ragged heavy lash look as I’ve mentioned a million times so as soon as I got a little better at handling that irritating brush I just started reaching for it all. the. time. For really natutal lash days I choose something else, but this no mercy product seriously makes me happy. I will most definitely get a new one when I run out!

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Sigma Beauty Individual Eye Shadow “Notre Dame”

I have stared at this Sigma eyeshadow in Notre Dame for a couple of weeks now, and I still don’t know what colour it is. It is super smooth, very pigmented and almost creamy to touch, I can say that, but the colour will be a mystery.

Available at the Sigma webshop.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Oooh, holo!

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

And yes, that eyeshadow is a taupe with a golden sheen.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Ehh no, it’s purple.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Yep, definitely a silvery purple.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

No it isn’t? It’s golden.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

YEP it’s a TAUPE.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Aarrgghhh I don’t know.

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Smokey eyes & dark lips with Makiash

I’m SO feeling the fall colours right now. Or to be honest, I do that about 9 months of the year.. Ehrm, but right now it’s extra hard not to go vampy all over. That’s exactly what I did today with a gorgeous bundle of products from Makiash!

The Eyeshadow Trio in Dark Mystery is so special, it doesn’t look like anything I own. A dark and sultry trio with a dark maroon, a dark taupey grey and a sparkly forest green. They look SO gorgeous together, and they aren’t bright at all which makes it very easy to work with them.

Nail Polish in 301 is a super glossy wine red that won’t be mistaken for black, the perfect vampy nail colour! Sadly it stained my nails a little even though I wore a base coat, so apply two coats to be sure.

And the Lipcolor Pen in Cold Plum is SO PRETTY! A raspberry/plum toned deeper red, not at all blackened either. It has a slight translucency to it which makes it very easy to wear, and the glossiness feels super hydrating. If you’re sensitive to scented products you should know that when you remove the cap a wave of sweet bubblegum and fruit hits your nose. You won’t smell it once it’s on your lips though. Can you imagine this shade with a smokey gold eye? I can. Drool.


I’m wearing the dark greyish eyeshadow on my top lid, the wine colour in my crease and on the lower lashline.




  • Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque – Buttermilk
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara


  • Cailyn Cosmetics Eyebrow Duo – Brunette
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)


  • Makiash Eyeshadow Trio – Dark Mystery
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara


  • Makiash Lipcolor Pen – Cold Plum
makiash eyeshadow trio dark mystery, nail polish 301, lipcolor pen cold plum

Makiash Eyeshadow Trio in Dark Mystery, Nail Polish in 301 and Lipcolor Pen in Cold Plum. They look so amazing togetheeeeerrrrr..

makiash eyeshadow trio dark mystery, lipcolor pen cold plum swatch

Makiash Eyeshadow Trio in Dark Mystery, Lipcolor Pen in Cold Plum

makiash nail polish 301 swatch

Makiash Nail Polish in 301

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Viva La Diva Dream Cheek Palette review, swatches & demo

Viva la Diva lanserade nyss en fantastisk liten kindpalett. Detta märke övertygar mig sällan men Dream Cheek är verkligen super! Två skimriga highlighters, tre matta rouge och en matt bronzer får du för ynka 159 kr.

När du gnuggar fingret i de matta produkterna så känns de rätt torra och tröga (medan de skimriga är som smör!), men applicerade med borste går de på precis lika fint som många av mina kindprodukter som separat kostar som två/tre hela Dream Cheek-paletter. Så ja, sanslöst bra valuta för stålarna! Att förpackingen dessutom är supersöt är en ljuv bonus. Du kan shoppa på!


The Swedish brand Viva la Diva just released a lovely little cheek palette. This brand rarely gets me, but Dream Cheek is really great! You get two shimmery highlighters, three matte blushes and one matte bronzer for only 159 SEK.

When you rub your finger into the matte products they feel a bit dry (apart from the shimmery ones, they feel like butter!), but applied with a brush they go on just as beautifully as many of my cheek products that separately cost the same as two/three entire Dream Cheek palettes. In other words, you get soo much for your money! The fact that the packaging is super cute is a nice bonus. You can find this at the Swedish webshop who ship throughout Europe!

viva la diva dream cheek palette

The Viva la Diva Dream Cheek palette has everything you need! A great one to pack if you’re travelling. The packaging has a mirror in the lid by the way, for some reason I didn’t include that in the photo.

viva la diva dream cheek palette

So pwettyy!

The ugliest swatch ever, sorry! I missed daylight today. Heh. But you get a feeling of what the shades look like.

And how does it look on the skin?

step 1

Step 1: My regular base with foundation, concealer and powder.

step 2

Step 2: Sunny Day applied as a bronzer on my cheeks, temples, nose and chin. I usually want some sheen in my bronzers to give the face some luminosity, but this shade is really nice for being matte. It goes on really smooth and it has a slight rosiness which makes it very flattering on lighter skin tones.

step 3

Step 3: Sunday Walk applied as a blush on the cheeks and temples. A really gorgeous colour!

step 4

Step 4: Golden Highlighter applied on my cheekbones, browbone, above the brows, nose and chin. This highlighter is very intense, definitely reminescent of the beast Mary-Lou Manizer. And then we’re dooone! Gorgeous luminous face!

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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!