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Dim Infusion

Today I did a quick smokey eye by sweeping my apricot blush quite heavily almost up to the brow, packed my brow powder on the lids, smudged some black liner along the top lashline, some brown liner on the waterline, shitload of mascara and done!

I haven’t worn Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion in a while but I’ve fallen in love with it all over again recently. A pale very warm apricoty peach that pairs GORGEOUSLY with bronzed cheeks. When worn on the lids it really enhances green eyes.

dim infusion

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Becca Ultimate Crème Eyelier – Romanesque
  • IsaDora Smokey Eye Liner – Dark Brown
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips – Naked
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Anja

Blått är helt klart en av de svåraste ögonskuggsfärgerna att bära, men två tricks som hjälper är att bära den med en solid liner för att definiera ögat och en varm skugga att sudda ut kanterna med så skuggan inte blir grönaktig. Bara smacka på den och låt den ta den plats den tar, det kommer bli skitsnyggt!

Jag har haft det sena 60talet/tidiga 70talet i den mentala inspirationsmappen på sistone, så jag gjorde en lös tolkning av det! De rundade Twiggy-60talsögonen är inte alls smickrande på mina ögon hur mycket jag än vill att de ska vara, så jag lade en ren 50talsvinge med en trashig undre fransrad istället.

 

Blue is probably one of the hardest eyeshadow colours to wear, but two tricks that help is pairing it with a solid eyeliner that brings definition and a warm eyeshadow along the edges as blending help for it to not turn greenish. Just smack it on and let it take the place it needs, then it will look stunning!

I’ve had a serious thing for late 60′s/early 70′s makeup lately, so I did a loose take on it! The rounded 60′s Twiggy eye shape doesn’t flatter my eye how much I ever want it to, so I did a clean 50′s eyeliner flick with a messy bottom lashline instead.

anja

anja

anja

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Viva la Diva Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit

Eyes:

  • LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
  • Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow – Anja
  • LORAC PRO Palette – Taupe, Cream, Nude
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • Becca Ultimate Crème Eyelier – Romanesque
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips – Posh Peach
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
Viola, Killer Colours

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Babor Nude Eye Shadow Collection

Lyxiga hudvårdsmärket Babor har en makeuplinje vilket jag lyckats missa totalt, och i vår släpps två nya looker vid namn Beautiful Bronze och Metallic Pearls ur vilka jag fått ett urplock av i produktväg! Superkul att prova! I båda lookerna ingår denna brunkoppriga skuggpalett vid namn Nude Eye Shadow Collection, en riktig BAKELSE! Sällan blir jag tagen av hur vacker en produkt är såpass att det känns hädiskt att peta i den, men denna hade jag faktiskt rätt svårt att bryta in. Se bara hur bulligt mjuka skuggorna ser ut!

Skuggorna tunna och torra till texturen, de har inte alls den där rika smöriga känslan som bra skuggor ofta har utan de är verkligen torra. Ändå ser de riktigt fina ut på huden samt fäster bra utan att rasa ner, se bara på bilden nedan! Där är de applicerade torra över ett tunt lager foundation, med en primer eller fuktad pensel blir det garanterat ännu bättre knall i färgerna.

Paletten finns att shoppa på Skincity.se (där bilden visar skuggorna i annan ordning än i min palett? Haha!).

 

Luxurious skincare brand Babor has a makeup line which I’ve for some reason managed to miss, and this spring two new looks called Beautiful Bronze and Metallic Pearls are released and I’ve received some of the products to try! So fun! Both looks include this coppery brown eyeshadow palette called Nude Eye Shadow Collection, like a little chocolate bar! I rarely get stunned by a makeup product to such a level that it feels bad to destroy them by using them, but this one I really had a hard time putting my fingers in. Just look at those pillowy fluffy eyeshadows!

These shadows are thin and dry in texture, they don’t have that creamy buttery feeling that good shadows often have, they are much drier. Still they look great on the skin and adhere well without falling down as you can see in the picture below! There I’ve applied them dry on a thin layer of foundation, but with a primer or damp brush these will go on even more intense.

I’m not sure where/if you can find this palette outside of Sweden as I’m not very familiar with the brand, let me know in a comment if you have info!

babor nude eye shadow collection

They look so yummyy! And the gold compact is just gorgeous.

babor nude eye shadow collection swatch

Applied dry on a thin layer of foundation. The medium brown on the bottom right in the palette is the mattest of them, the others are more shimmery. As usual on me the “highlighter” is a bit too dark but it will be a great peachy eyelid colour.

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NARS Lipstick “Russian Doll”

NARS Lipstick i färgen Russian Doll är en gammal nyans (du kan hitta lite oldies under NARS vintage på EU-hemsidan) som inte verkar finnas längre, men jag knäppte några bilder när jag målade på det imorse. Ondsint, jag vet! Håll ett öga öppet och köp om du hittar det, det är mysko och alldeles ljuvligt på samma gång! Grånad naturtonad plommonlila, typ..? Öh, något sådant. Läppstiftet är rätt skirt men går att bygga på, på bilderna bär jag några svep men ett tunt lager är också snyggt. Hej 90talsgoth, jag gillar dig!

NARS Lipstick in Russian Doll is an old shade (you can find some oldies under NARS vintage at the EU website) that doesn’t seem to be available anymore, but I thought I should snap a picture of it when I applied it this morning. Evil, I know! Keep an eye out and get it if you find it, it’s weird and gorgeous! A greyed out earthy plum..? Umm, something like that. The lipstick is quite sheer but buildable, in these pictures I’m wearing a few strokes but a single sweep looks nice aswell! Hello 90′s goth, I like u.

nars lipstick russian doll

The classic NARS packaging is as pretty as it’s inconvenient, the rubbery tube collects dust and dirt like no other.

bare lips

Bare lips

nars lipstick russian doll swatch

NARS Lipstick in Russian Doll pplied on bare lips. So nice!

nars lipstick russian doll swatch

How I wore it today, just smacked it on with some heavy lashes and bronzed cheeks.

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Berry Smoothie

Here’s what I’m wearing on my face today! I love wearing Lt. Bronze from the LORAC PRO Palette all over the lid, it gives a strong bronze sheen without making my lids look darker which often is the case with those shades. Lashlines are defined with Pewter from the same palette. And no eyeshadow primer! I love this palette to pieces.

berry smoothie

berry smoothie

berry smoothie

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • KICKS Baked Blusher – Fashionista

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • LORAC PRO Palette – Lt. Bronze, Pewter, Nude
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • Revlon Lip Butter – Berry Smoothie
Viola, Killer Colours
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Glossy claws, purrty lips, serious eyebrows and a passion for beauty with brains. Beauty blogger and MUA 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!