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My most used bronzers

I list the same bronzers over and over in my product lists without actually showing you how they look, so I picked together my six most used to swatch and compare!

All of them have varying levels of shimmer, but even the shiniest don’t look glittery on the skin. They all just give a lovely glow. Same with the warm toned ones, those shades often lean orange on the skin but these are more peachy, golden or yellow in tone which I find more flattering.

 

Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer. A cream bronzer with intense shimmer. The red tone of this makes it look just like natural sunkissed skin.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03. A powder bronzer that leans matte, it still has that soft shine which helps the skin from looking flat. A great neutral undertone.

Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer. A powder bronzer with a warm glow. It has a slight peach undertone which makes it great for fair skin.

KICKS Bronzing Powder – Summer in the City. A powder bronzer with the slightest shimmer. The darkest and warmest of the bunch, great for more of a statement bronze.

Soap & Glory Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick. A powder bronzer with intense shimmer. This one has a very peachy undertone so it doubles beautifully as a warm glowy blush.

TheBalm Betty Lou-Manizer. A powder bronzer with intense shimmer. A peachy bronze undertone with warm golden shimmer. Another very warm one that leans more into statement land.

my most used bronzers

Top row: Manasi Makeup, Laura Mercier, Make Up Store. Bottom row: KICKS, Soap & Glory, TheBalm

my most used bronzers

Swatched in the same order as shown above

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Fall lipstick favourites from NARS – Afghan Red & VIP Red

I’ve worn these two lipsticks all the time lately, NARS are known for making beautiful reds and these are no exceptions. Both are very dirty in tone and on their own side of the red colour spectrum.

Afghan Red is a muted, garnet red. Definitely cool toned but not at all leaning purple. A really different colour that doesn’t look like anything else I own! It makes me feel like a 20′s hottie in disguise? The formula has a slight translucency and shine which makes it look extra effortless, great semi-dark everyday red. This is a permanent shade, satin formula.

VIP Red is a muted brick red. Very warm toned and leaning towards brown but it doesn’t give me that 90′s anxiety I so often get. Sure thing, we all feel the nod towards 90′s Drew Barrymore but it feels updated and like a new take on the (in my opinion very scary) trend. Less poopy, more matte and dusky! This is a limited edition shade which is part of the fall 2015 collection, semi matte formula.

nars lipstick afghan red, vip red

NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red

nars lipstick afghan red, vip red swatch

NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red

nars satin lipstick afghan red swatch

NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red

nars semi matte lipstick vip red swatch

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red

nars semi matte lipstick vip red swatch

A quick snapshot on the train wearing VIP Red.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

As mentioned in my last post, my babe Frida visited a few days ago and she had the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette with her as a gift for me!! I’m SO happy I can’t even handle it, I’ve used it almost every day because I love it so much. Especially the warm pink called Intense Gaze has been a bestie, I tend to pair it with the peachy copper shade Bellini and matte brick coloured Morocco for a warm hazy look.

Sadly this is a limited edition palette which might be hard to find nowadays, but I can seriously advice you to check the ABH eyeshadows out. You can choose between single eyeshadows and limited edition palettes, check them all out on the ABH website!

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

These colours are so well coordinated. I often find that palettes are either made up of colours that hardly go with each other oooor the palettes end up looking monotone. In here every colour would go nicely with at least half the palette. A very pleasing little detail!

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

And I can’t ever say no to deco packaging.

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

The shadows are swatched in the same order as they’re laid out in the palette.

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

The shadows are swatched in the same order as they’re laid out in the palette.

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

The shadows are swatched in the same order as they’re laid out in the palette.

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Yummy colour combos from my Z palettes

It’s easy to get stuck in routines and always use the same colour combos over and over, so I gathered some of my favourite combos together to show you and hopefully get your creativity rolling! I picked shades from my Z palettes where I store single pan eyeshadows, so there will be some mixed brands (even though my favourites tend to be from the same few brands).

If you want to try a combo out and don’t have these specific eyeshadows just pick something similar that you have in your stash!

So, which combo is your favourite?

colour combos

An overview of the combos! In the pan they might not seem to match, but magic happens when you apply them on the skin!

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: Phee’s Makeup Tips Peppered, NABLA Cosmetics Mimesis, Makeup Geek Mesmerized

colour combos

Phee’s Makeup Tips Peppered, Makeup Geek Mesmerized, NABLA Cosmetics Mimesis

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: Phee’s Makeup Tips Polilla, NABLA Cosmetics Petra, Makeup Geek Starry Eyed

colour combos

Makeup Geek Starry Eyed, Phee’s Makeup Tips Polilla, NABLA Cosmetics Petra

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca, NABLA Cosmetics Camelot, Makeup Geek Pixie Dust

colour combos

Makeup Geek Pixie Dust, NABLA Cosmetics Tribeca, NABLA Cosmetics Camelot

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: Makeup Geek Prom Night, Makeup Geek Sensuous, Makeup Geek In The Spotlight

colour combos

Makeup Geek In The Spotlight, Makeup Geek Prom Night, Makeup Geek Sensuous

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: Makeup Geek Mercury, Makeup Geek Galaxy, Makeup Geek Daydreamer

colour combos

Makeup Geek Daydreamer, Makeup Geek Mercury, Makeup Geek Galaxy

colour combos

Clockwise from the top: NABLA Cosmetics Grenadine, Makeup Geek Burlesque, NABLA Cosmetics Madreperla

colour combos

NABLA Cosmetics Madreperla, NABLA Cosmetics Grenadine, Makeup Geek Burlesque

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KICKS Baked Blusher “Fashionista”

Do you like these favourite product recaps that I’ve been posting lately? I find it quite refreshing sometimes to go through things I really know and love instead of just showing new products. So that’s what we’re doing in this post aswell!

KICKS Baked Blusher in Fashionista is a well loved blush in my collection. A peachy pink with a golden sheen, very similar to NARS Orgasm but smoother in formula and with less glitter. Plus cheaper! I love how it’s like a blush and highlighter in one, a great product when you want to save some time in the morning. If you have a KICKS nearby you really should check this out.

kicks baked blusher fashionista

It’s a bit dirty, but that’s what happens with well loved products! Don’t you just love staring at that beautiful shimmer veining?

kicks baked blusher fashionista

kicks baked blusher fashionista

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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!