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Cailyn Cosmetics Shimmer Powder in Fantasy & Honey

Jag fortsätter mitt utforskande av Cailyn Cosmetics, denna gång med två ögonskuggor! Fantasy är en dammig lavendelnyans med gyllenrosa glöd och Honey är guld/koppar/laxrosa. Båda är ljusa och lite skira i grunden vilket gör dem väldigt flexibla, jättefina både ensamma på ögonlocken och i kombination med mörkare färger. Färgskiftningen i skuggorna är svår att fånga på bild, hoppas ni får en hum i alla fall!

F0rmulan är lite torr som så ofta med lösa skuggor men en dutt foundation, concealer eller primer löser enkelt problemet, de behöver bara lite fukt att bita fast i.

Dessa är från Pure Cosmetic här i Gbg, gå in och kika på nätet eller i butiken.

 

I keep exploring Cailyn Cosmetics, this time with two eyeshadows! Fantasy is a dusty lavender with golden pink glow and Honey is a gold/copper/salmon shade. Both are light and quite sheer in the base colour which makes them very flexible, lovely both alone on the lids and in combination with darker colours. The colour shift in the shadows is hard to capture in pictures, I hope it gives a hint at least!

The formula is a tad dry which isn’t strange for a loose shadow but a dab of foundation, concealer or primer easily solves the problem, they just need some moisture to cling on to.

These are from Pure Cosmetics here in Gothenburg.

cailyn shimmer powder fantasy & honey swatch

Fantasy, Honey. See that amzing colour shift? Wow!

cailyn cosmetics shimmer powder in fantasy & honey swatch

In bright daylight

cailyn shimmer powder fantasy & honey swatch

In dull evening light, a bad picture but it captures the cool colour shift!

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Crazy Lazy

I love having fun eye pencils easily accessible on my makeup table, even when I do my makeup in a rush I can just pick a fun colour instead of a brown or black, it looks ten times as fun but it’s the exact same application as if it was a neutral shade. Today I went all in and paired this bright pale turquoise pencil with cobalt blue mascara, 100% tropical!

crazy lazy

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion

Brows:

  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 376
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Make Up Store Eye Pencil – Crazy Lazy
  • Idun Minerals Inliner – Sand
  • IsaDora Build-Up Mascara Extra Volume – Royal Blue

Lips:

  • IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick – Toffee Pop
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My Smitten Polish collection – Swatches

Under det gångna året har jag fullständigt förälskat mig i Smitten Polish. Ett nagellacksmärke som bevisligen inte kan göra något fel. Färgerna är klara och simplistiska med ljuvligt multidimensionellt glitter eller holografiska regnbågar, alltid välbalanserat och utan att kännas barnsligt. Drömskt liksom? Precis den typen av lack jag dras till oavsett märke. Som ett extra plus – de är grymma på att göra knalliga snorgröna. Här, ta mitt hjärta!

Smitten Polish finns att köpa på svenska Edgy Polish (de skickar internationellt) eller i Smittens Bigcartel-shop.

 

Over the last year I completely fell in love with Smitten Polish. A nail polish brand that can’t do no wrong. The colours are vivid and simplistic with gorgeous multidimensional sparkle or holographic rainbows, all well balanced and never childish. Dreamy in a way? Just the kind of polishes I gravitate towards in all brands. And as an extra plus – they’re awesome at making bright snot greens. Have my heart!

You can buy Smitten Polish at Swedish Edgy Polish (they ship internationally) or at the Smitten Bigcartel shop.

smitten polish collection

Alla lack är målade i tre lager här för att helt täcka på den genomskinliga plasten, på mina naglar är nästan alla tvålagers. De är tunna, enkla att måla med och torkar fort, så inga problem om tre behövs (typ på längre naglar). Ett lack saknas i dessa swatches och det är holografiska mörkblå Bifrost. Jag kan inte hitta min flaska, ont i hjärtat!! Jag lade till en bild i slutet där ni ser hur det ser ut på naglarna.

All polishes are swatched in three coats just to get opacity on the plastic tips, on my fingers allmost all are two coaters. They’re thin, easy to apply and dry fast, so no problem if three coats are needed (for longer nails for example). There is one polish missing in these swatches and that’s dark blue holographic Bifrost. I can’t find my bottle, the heartache!! I added a nail swatch of it at the end.

  1. Date Night
  2. Amas Veritas
  3. Glacial Springs
  4. Himalayan Blue Poppy
  5. A Bouquet of Warblers
  6. Audrey’s Rainbow
  7. Shamrock Shake
  8. Girl Sprouts
  9. Not Your Mama’s Easter Grass
  10. Nuclear Sunshine

smitten polish collection swatches

smitten polish collection swatches

smitten polish collection swatches

smitten polish bifrost swatch

The missing bottle, Bifrost.

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Mighty Evil One

I’ve thought a lot about the combo green/purple lately, so I went all in with it. Let’s break it down a bit.

On my top and bottom lids I’m wearing ColourPop Cosmetics Bae, a eggplant colour with turquoise sparkle. The outer corner + lower lashline is defined with Pumpkin & Poppy Mighty Evil One which is the same eggplant shade but is a tad darker and more matte. The sparkle in Bae matches perrrrfectly with the Milani Aqua pencil so I applied that on the lashlines and outer part of the waterline, fading into Make Up Store Tropical. MaddStyle Cosmetics Snot Face is my inner corner pop of green.

mighty evil one

mighty evil one

mighty evil one

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 100 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss – Honest Politician
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • LUSH Feeling Younger Skin Tint
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy

Brows:

  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 376
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • ColourPop Cosmetics Super Shock Shadow – Bae
  • Pumpkin & Poppy Eyeshadow – Mighty Evil One
  • MaddStyle Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Snot Face
  • Milani Liquif’Eye Eye Liner Pencil – Aqua
  • Make Up Store Eye Pencil – Tropical
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • IsaDora Build-Up Mascara Extra Volume 100% Waterproof – Dark Blue

Lips:

  • Charlotte Tilbury Lip Lustre – Ibiza Nights
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Viva la Diva Matte Lips Lipstick – swatches & review

Matte Lips är en ny serie läppstift från svenska budgetmärket Viva la Diva, matt högpigmenterad formula som ska mjukgöra läpparna. För tillfället finns fyra nyanser och dem ska vi kika på nu! Jag hittar dem online på Bubblebox för 79 pix, bör även vara uppe i fysisk butik snart.

Matte Lips is a new line of lipsticks from the Swedish budget brand Viva la Diva, a matte highly pigmented formula that is supposed to moisturize the lips. Right now there are four shades available, let’s take a look at them!

viva la diva matte lips lipstick

The lipstick comes in a rubberized twist up tube with a clear cap. You can clearly see on the tube which shade is which, a detail that I love seeing in makeup packaging.

viva la diva matte lips lipstick swatch

301 Velvet Nude, 302 Pink Powder, 303 Soft Cerise, 304 Red Carpet.

viva la diva matte lips 301 velvet nude swatch

301 Velvet Nude. Classic band aid beige, SUPER matte, not flattering on my naturally textured lips. Not very kind on dry lips either, even though it has such high coverage that it masks some of the dry patches it feels really tight on the lips because it’s so matte. If you have really smooth lips naturally – go for it.

viva la diva matte lips lipstick 302 powder pink swatch

302 Powder Pink. Okay first of all – I’M SORRY that you had to see this. HAHA. This is a pale pink with a formula that’s chalky and greasy at the same time. It has a really weird silicon slip to it that makes it super patchy, it shows things I didn’t even think I had on my face? Just horrible in every way. Trashcan alert, save your money and your soul.

viva la diva matte lips lipstick 303 soft cerise

303 Soft Cerise. And now our luck is turning! This is a softened hot pink shade, a looot more forgiving on the lips than the previous shades. It’s also much thinner in formula than the beige which makes it comfortable to wear. Double the price on this one and I wouldn’t have raised an eyebrow. Get it now!

viva la diva matte lips lipstick 304 red carpet swatch

304 Red Carpet. A classic neutral red. Along the same lines as the hot pink shade, thin and smooth on the lips, very forgiving on dry/textured areas and looks amazing overall. If you’re looking for a nice classic red – buy it!

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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!