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Lit Cosmetics glitter, swatches & review (how to apply loose glitter without making a mess)

Alltså, glitter. Finns det något som lockar ens i närheten så mycket? Speciellt när det är packat med holografiska regnbågar.. #holosexual

Om vi då ska snacka det bästa av det bästa glittret så är det Lit Cosmetics som gäller. De har ca en miljard nyanser där den ena är vackrare än den andra, och du kan dessutom genom att plocka en siffra mellan 1 och 4 välja hur fint eller grovt du vill ha glittret. Det finns allt från superfinmalet enhörnings-koks (lågt nummer) upp till något som närmar sig storleken av paljetter (högt nummer). Den storlek jag gillar bäst är #3, den ger det där perfekt glesa glamrock-gnistret.

Under black friday lade jag en maffig order eftersom jag förstås inte kunde hålla fingrarna borta från deras buy one get one-kampanj. Jag råkade på tull, en helt sjuk härva där tullen missförstått företagets shipping label så jag fick ringa och maila fram och tillbaka massor innan det var utrett, men SÅ VÄRT DET! Gliiitteeeeeerrrr..

Glittren är beställda från Lit Cosmetics webshop.

 

Seriously, glitter. Is there anything out there that beats it? Especially when they’re filled with holographic rainbows.. #holosexual

And if we’re gonna talk about the best of the best when it comes to glitter we have to mention Lit Cosmetics. They have a billion different shades where each one is prettier than the last, and you can also choose how fine or chunky you want the glitter by picking a number between 1 and 4. You can find anything between ultra finely milled unicorn coke (low number) up to a size that almost looks like sequins (high number). The size I like the most is #3, it creates that perfect sparse glam rock sparkle.

During black friday I placed a big order as I couldn’t keep my hands off their BOGO offer. My package got stuck in customs and a big misunderstanding where the customs didn’t read the shipping label as it should be read and I had to send e-mails and call a bunch of times back and forth before the problems were solved, but it was SO WORTH IT! Gliitteeeeeerrrr…

These glitters were ordered from the Lit Cosmetics webshop.

lit cosmetics glitter

The jars look like little ice cubes and snap shut really well, I love them! My newer glitters came with sifters inside which my old ones didn’t, you can see the difference in the picture.

First row:

Barbie Shops, shimmer, size #3 (Translucent champagne white with pastel sparkle)
Champagne Wishes, solid, size #2 (Champagne beige with pastel sparkle)
Ella, solid, size #2 (Dirty holographic gold)
Vitamin C, solid, size #3 (Peach with gold and pastel sparkle)
Pink Flamingo, solid, size #2 (Hot pink with blue sparkle)
Kiss, solid, size #3 (Bright red glitter)

Second row:

Gunsmoke, solid, size #3 (Blackened grey glitter)
Superfly, solid, size #3 (Grey with holographic sparkle)
Nightlife, solid, size #3 (Navy/grey with holographic sparkle)
Soul Sister, shimmer, size #3 (Dirty forest green with intense green/gold/orange sparkle)
Rhinestone Cowboy, solid, size #3 (Coppery brown with intense red and holographic sparkle)
Cher, holographic, size #4 (Intense holographic silver)

Third row:

Peacock, solid, size #3 (Blue/turquoise/green glitter)
Caviar Dreams, solid, size #3 (Dark green glitter)
In The Navy, solid, size #3 (Navy blue glitter)
Wonder Woman, solid, size #2 (Magenta purple base with aqua/lavender sparkle)

lit cosmetics glitter

lit cosmetics glitter

lit cosmetics glitter

 How to apply loose glitter without falldown:

lit cosmetics clearly liquid glitter base

The magic glitter helper: Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base. Comes in regular and waterproof out of which I prefer the regular one for normal wear, it’s not as sticky once it’s dry. This is a mini bottle, they also come in a big size.

lit cosmetics clearly liquid glitter base

Dip your brush into the glitter base. But don’t smear it on the lids just yet..

lit cosmetics clearly liquid glitter base

Instead dip your brush into the glitter after dipping into the base. As the brush is wet the glitter will stick to it.

lit cosmetics clearly liquid glitter base

Then paint the glitter on the skin as if it was a cream product. Tadaaa, no falldown at all! The time of packing loose glitter on top of sticky stuff and spilling it all over your face is now in the past.

Now let’s enjoy some glitter porn!! Swatched in the same order as the list above.

lit cosmetics glitter swatches

lit cosmetics glitter swatches

lit cosmetics glitter swatches

And of course a moving swatch to really justify that sparkle..

A few makeup looks using these glitters:

lit cosmetics glitter gunsmoke #3

Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Gunsmoke #3. Link to full blog post here.

lit cosmetics glitter ella #2

Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Ella #2. Link to full blog post here.

lit cosmetics glitter peacock #3

Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Peacock #3. Link to full blog post here.

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Video Tutorial: Midnight Blue

I posted a blue smokey eye the other day and today it’s tutorial time! I hope you like it.

midnight blue tutorial

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Moon Shadow Water Infused Eyeshadow - Glistening Turquoise (04)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow - Midnight Blue (215), Graphite (230)
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Creamy Lipgloss – Pearly Shell Rose (101)
  • TheBalm Pretty Smart/Read My Lips Lip Gloss – SNAP!

Nails:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Nail Lacquer - Grass Green (391)
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VIDEO TUTORIAL – 60′s Kitten

You loved the makeup look I posted a while ago, so of course it was the perfect look for a video tutorial! It’s such an easy makeup look even though it looks very intricate. Enjoy!

60's kitten makeup tutorial

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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.

no mascara

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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Video: Killer Colours Perfume Collection Pt. 2

Here’s part 2 of my perfume collection video! You can find part 1 here.

perfume collection

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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!