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How I tint my eyebrows

Eyebrow tinting, a key step to get nice fluffy brows! Even the darkest brows benefit from a god dye, it helps fill in those transparent baby hairs which when visible really plump up the volume. Also, if you get a good dye and apply neatly the tint left behind on the skin acts as semi-permanent eyebrow makeup. The first day after tinting them you won’t even have to apply your regular pencil or powder to get a nice shape! Yay dye!

The dye I use is Refectocil in 3 Natural Brown, a brown that can vary from a taupe to an almost black shade depending on how long you leave it on for. Refectocil is the only brand I’ve tried that actually saturates the brow hair and leaves a nice solid colour that lasts more than two days. Depend and Coloran which are the easiest ones to find here in Sweden are crap in comparison, go for Refectocil, you will be so much happier with the result.

Important: remember to get the developer, it’s sold separately!

You mix the developer (10 drops for liquid format, 15-20 drops for cream format) to 2 centimeters of dye in a little plastic or glass container before applying it to your brows. I use a spoolie, you can also apply with an angled brush if you need more precision. Leave it on for 10 minutes or so before rinsing. I repeat this every two to three weeks.

Refectocil brow tint is available at for 79 SEK, the developer is 59 or 99 depending on if you choose cream or liquid format. Again, don’t forget buying it! It will last you through multiple tubes of dye though.

refectocil brow tint 3 natural brown naturbrun

Refectocil eyebrow tint in 3 Natural Brown, Oxidant 3% liquid developer.

refectocil eyebrow tint

Brows in need of a good tint.

refectocil eyebrow tint 3 natural brown naturbrun

The scary stage! When the dye is on it deepens to a dirty black colour, don’t be afraid, you won’t get clown brows! Be sure to apply in the shape you fill in your brows though, because the skin will get a slight stain afterwards.

refectocil eyebrow tint 3 natural brown naturbrun

Rinsed and ready! See how much fuller the hairs look just from getting a bit of colour?

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Video: Quick get ready with me, my go to glam

I uploaded a YouTube video mid-September and forgot to post it on here, have you seen it already? It’s a quick one with both hair styling and my favourite classic glam makeup look.

Products mentioned: 

  • Lernberger Stafsing Styling Cream
  • Babyliss Easy Curl Wand
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation – 1.0
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color – Bloodroses
  • .FÄRG Lipliner Kiss Proof – Havana
  • Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette – The Lolita
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Mascara
  • House of Lashes – Iconic
  • Sigma Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel
  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • Viva la Diva Miss Blossom’s Blush Orgy Palette
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Original Glow
  • Skindinavia The Makeup Finishing Spray

On my nails:

  • CND Vinylux “Brick Knit”
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Video: Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette tutorial, swatches & review

The other day I filmed a tutorial/review/talk through of the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. Hope you like it!

I bought my palette at Beautybay.

anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette tutorial swatch review

Viola, Killer Colours

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Video: Full Face Using Only Highlighters Challenge

Time for a challenge!! The whole point of this silly one is to do a full makeup look using only highlighters. Looks insane and it was so fun to do.

Products used:

  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Highlighting Liquid – Sea of Tranquility
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid – Opal
  • Viva la Diva Duo Highlighter – Warm Gold
  • TheBalm – Betty Lou-Manizer
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips – Pressed Glow
  • Soap & Glory – Love At First Blush
  • Sleek MakeUP Precious Metals Highlighting Palette
  • Cailyn – Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet – Swayable (47)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Viseart Netural Matte Eye Palette (01)
  • Pixi Glow Mist

full face using only highlighters challenge

full face using only highlighters challenge


Viola, Killer Colours

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Video: Winged liner with pastel blue accent

A new video tutorial is up!! xo

winged liner with pastel blue accent tutorial

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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!