Recension, Skönhet

The Instagram makeup checklist

Today I wanted to try the style of makeup that Instagram seems to be all about. Extra everything, half way to drag queen territory. Frost ALL THE THINGS!

Somehow it seems like my face (or hands?) started repelling the makeup at a certain limit, there was no way that I would be able to pack any more coverage on that face, white under the eyes, powder on that bake, contouring under those cheeks, frost on those cheekbones, contour down that nose, liner on those lips, concealer around those brows, longer lashes on those eyes etc. with my face still looking like a face. Haha. It was probably me not feeling the look (because I honestly don’t) which gave me the hangup. Haha. So here’s my weak result, not even a fourth of a drag queen! Still very far form the crazy stuff you see when browsing through Instagram on your phone.

What do you think, do you like this heavy makeup style?

EDIT: The comments spiralled away in a way that I really don’t stand for. Read my follow up post, link here.

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  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – Zero Minus (mixed with the concealer)
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • LORAC PRO Palette – Nude (as a highlighter)


  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • LORAC PRO Palette – Lt. Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Espresso, Nude
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Sweed Lashes – Caro


  • Make Up Store Lip Pencil – Something Borrowed
  • NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick – Stone
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
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Faces that never made it past Instagram

Some looks I neither mange nor have the time to get good pictures of, so they end up as grainy Instagram material (@killercolours). Let’s take a look at some random stuff from about August until now!

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Livsstil, Skönhet

What have I been up to this spring?

I’m in Stockholm about now so yesterday I picked this blog post together (which is today now that I’m writing, TIMECEPTION!!!) showing some stuff that I’ve been up to since the end of April! All of it is from my Instagram @KillerColours, so if you follow me already, here’s a recap!

1. Had amazing vegan birthday cakes from Two Little Birds. 2. Wore red for May first.

3. Drank beer with my favourite. 4. Worked.

5. Matched socks and shirt. 6. Gave up on my hair.

7. Had a zillion cups of coffee in the sun. 8. Because it’s starting to look like summer!

9. Received alien contact. 10. Fed people carrot soup.

11. And if it wasn’t coffee or beer it was earl grey. 12. Wore yellow and tropical leo!

13. THESE TWO. 14. Got bling, who’s face should I glue them to?

15. Ate red. 16. Peggy made sure everything tasted well.

17. Cherry Culture! 18. Selma showed grace.

19. Once again, grace.. 20. Anamma fillets with warm salsa and ruccola.

21. Kissed Peggy in the sun. 22. Voted with my heart.

23. Wore the dots again and again. 24. Loved our beautiful Gothenburg in it’s rainbow outfit.

25. Worked on my kit lipsticks. 26. Roger packed my hair with even mooore copper, I <3 Cybtekk!

27. Adorned my pretty babies. 28. And got pure evidence of who is the evil one.

29. Gothic stewardess. 30. Wore bright pink nails, matched just about nothing in my wardrobe.

31. I want your skulls, I need your skulls. 32. Garlic crostinis with red fruit, Violife cheese and olive oil.

33. Pea salad. 34. Indian with le luvv.

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Wassup Instagram?

What have I been up to this past month? Find me on Instagram @KillerColours!


1. Bought cat pillows for our new apartment. 2. Finally got a full bottle of Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau.

3. Ate nommy tomato filled oven baked mushrooms. 4. Made our new bathroom into a fuchsia pink and puke green awesomeness!

5. Wore Chanel Coco. 6. Had my favourite sushi at LiLi Sushi.

7. Got freaky with the new NARS Guy Bourdin collection!! 8. Matched my lipstick with my t-shirt.

9. Received a lovely bunch of holographic fall polishes from Nailmail. 10. Wore the ultimate Tippi Hedren scent aka Tom Ford Violet Blonde.

11. Wore Butter London Wallis, killer shade. 12. Two new vegan cheek beauties from Pumpkin and Poppy Cosmetics!

13. China Glaze Bad Kitty, pretty but kinda never dries. 14. Ate an insane amount of these.

15. Adored Sparkle and Soar from Color Club. 16. Curled my hair and cursed over the bad hold, miracle products please?

17. Darling Diva Little Red Corvette, AHMAHGADD! 18. Busted a bunch of my old jeans at the same damn time so it was time to get new ones.

19. Like these Dr Denim Kissy in Acid Bleach. 20. And these Crocker 308‘s.

21. Decided that NYX Black Label Lipstick in Brick is the perfect fall shade. 22. And the beautiful berry coloured winter collection from Yves Rocher is just as good.

23. Ate fried spicy apples with vanilla soy ice cream. 24. And wore matching fall colours!

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Weekly Killer Colours Instagram #4

Time for the weekly Instagram scoop! You find me @ KillerColours.

1: Enjoyed the awesome weather, life gets some frickin purpose in spring!
2: Wore yellow for the Kraft event.

3: Started a week of Deborah Lippmann craziness by receiving six new bottles.
4: Had a vegan burger night by myself. It was awesome.

5: Compared Deborah Lippmann Sweet Dreams to China Glaze Ahoy.
6: Peeked at the new Sleek MakeUP eyeshadow palette called Showstoppers.

7: Went to bed with Coco.
8: Wore roses.

9: Had an awesome sushi dinner with Niklas at “Super Rullband” in Gothenburg. The veg sushi was great there.
10: Started using the Skin Regimen skincare line by Comfort Zone. Feels great so far.

11: Wondered how makeup can spread like frickin herpes in just a day or two.
12: Soy drenched mushroom tortilla.

13: And the day after that a wrap with this salsa. I’m going wrap crazy right now.
14: Edited pictures on the floor with a cup of coffee, as usual.

15: Kept the Deborah Lippmann hype going..
16: Wore mint green.

17: Combed my bangs down for the first time in months, hello Joey Ramone.
18: And at last an awesome mushroom lentil lasagna. Yum!

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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!