Recension, Skönhet

Yves Rocher Ultra Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow 12h Waterproof “Cuivre”

Ultra Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow 12h Waterproof, Det är ett redigt jävla namn va? Ja, så heter minsann den nya krämskuggan från Yves Rocher. Jag bar kopparnyansen Cuivre i en makeup för ett tag sedan och många gillade den, så här har ni en närmre kik!

Skuggan kommer i en tub med klassisk läppglansapplikator, glider på lätt och högpigmenterat och är lätt att sudda ut innan den torkar och blir vattenfast. En riktig dröm är den! Jag bar den en hel dag utan primer och den såg ut som nyapplicerad när jag tvättade bort den. Den finns även i en roséguldnyans som jag också är sugen på. Kostar dryga hundralappen hos Yves Rocher.


Ultra Long-Lasting Cream Eyeshadow 12h Waterproof, that’s a hell of a name isn’t it? Well, it’s what Yves Rocher call their new cream eyeshadow! I wore the coppery shade Cuivre in a makeup look recently and many liked it, so here’s a closer look!

The eyeshadow comes in a tube with a classic doe foot applicator, glides on easily and pigmented and is easy to blend out before drying and becoming waterproof. A total dream! I wore it for an entire day without primer and it looked like it was just applied when I removed it. It also comes in a rose gold shade that I’m curious to try. Check your local Yves Rocher site/store for a price!

yves rocher ultra long-lasting cream eyeshadow 12h waterproof cuivre

The tube and applicator, really nice and sleek!

yves rocher ultra long-lasting cream eyeshadow 12h waterproof cuivre

Cuivre applied with a swipe straight from the tube, then blended lightly with a finger. See how effortless it looks? Not patchy att all!


The look where I applied Cuivre all around the eye and blended it out. Super simple and beautiful with blue or green eyes. Link to full blog post about the look here.

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Recension, Skönhet

Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss “Adorned”

Jag fortsätter min rosa-hets med ett gloss! Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss i färgen Adorned är en fuchsiarosa nyans med skimmer i blått och kallt rosa, alldeles hysterisk! I detta fall är färgen så ljuvlig att jag faktiskt accepterar lite krångel. Färgen går på superjämnt och snyggt vilket ofta är ett problem med färgade gloss, de kan se så himla flammiga ut. Doften är å andra sidan inte roligast, den är plastig men som tur är inte särskilt stark.

Med den silkesmjuka formulan (som enligt min smak faktiskt hade vunnit på att vara snäppet klistrigare) så är glosset lite halkigt och opålitligt, det hamnar lätt på tänderna eller blöder utanför läpplinjerna. För att undvika blödet så använd en transparent läppenna runt kanterna som en barriär, eller för att få bort smetigheten så applicera först en rosa läppenna över hela läppen och därav behöver du inte behöva applicera mycket gloss på insidan av läpparna där det smetar på tänderna mest. Den biter sig däremot kvar i grunden och lämnar en duktig stain efter sig, så den försvinner inte bort till ingenting på en kvart kan jag lova.

Nyansen är limiterad och därav rätt svår att få tag på i annat än USA, jag skulle gissa att Ebay är bästa lösningen om du vill ha ett!


I’ll keep my pink obsession going with a gloss! Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in the colour Adorned is a fuchsia pink shade with blue and cool pink shimmer, totally crazy! In this case the colour is so lush that I’ll accept some drawbacks. The colour applies super evenly which often is a problem with coloured gloss, they can look so splotchy and streaky. The plastic scent on the other hand is not too fantastic, luckily it’s not very strong.

With the silky soft formula (which according to me actually would profit from being a bit stickier) the gloss is a bit slippery and unreliable, it easily gets on the teeth or bleeds outside the lip line. To stop it from bleeding you can apply a clear lip pencil around the lip line to create a barrier, or to get rid of the smushy feeling you can apply a pink pencil all over the lip first so that you won’t have to apply too much along the inner part of the lip where it easiest gets on the teeth. It leaves a hot pink stain on the lips when removed though, so it won’t fade away into nothing after fifteen minutes.

This colour is limited edition so not the easiest to find in countries that don’t stock it, if you don’t have it locally you can find it on Ebay.

revlon colorburst lipgloss adorned

The gloss comes in a tube with a wand that has sort of a “pinched” tip, it makes the application really easy!

revlon colorburst lipgloss adorned

Fruity jelly squishy AMAZINGNESS! The shimmer shows up beautifully on the lip.

Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

PürMinerals Château Cheeks Powder Blushes

Här är de fyra nya puderrougen från PürMinerals! Mjuka och välpigmenterade rouge innehållandes anti age-ingrediensen Resveratrol, en antioxidant som finns i rödvin. Min favorit är varmt rosiga nudenyansen Savvy som har en satinmatt formula, en vacker nyans som är perfekt om du är som jag och ofta tycker att kalla rosa ser lite onaturliga och feberfrossiga ut på huden (åh vad jag önskar att jag inte kände så, annars hade jag varit all over godisrosa Tease!).

Vid en påpackad swatch som nedan så går Tease på lite flammigt, men på kinderna har jag inga problem med någon av dem. Jag hade kanske önskat att tegeltonade Sassy hade liknat korallrosa Kinky (NARS Orgasm-dupe-varning!) i finishen då jag upplever att det ser mer smickrande ut på kinderna när skimret går på som en jämn wash istället för som separata skimmerkorn på en matt bas.

Du kan shoppa dem allihop från!


Here are four new powder blushes from PürMinerals! Really soft and pigmented blushes infused with anti aging Resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine. My favourite shade is warm rosy nude Savvy which has a satin matte formula, a shade that looks beautiful and effortless on the cheeks if you’re like me and often find that cool pinks look a bit unnatural and kind of like a fever flush (oh how I wish I didn’t, then I would be all over candy pink Tease!).

When packed on in a swatch like below Tease applies a bit patchy, but on the cheeks I don’t have a problem with any of the blushes. I might wish that brick toned Sassy would have been more like coral pink Kinky (NARS Orgasm dupe alert!) finish-wise because I find it more flattering on the cheeks when the shimmer goes on like an even wash and not like separate shimmer specks on a matte base.

You can buy these within Europe from

pürminerals château kisses powder blush in tease, savvy, kinky, sassy

PürMinerals Château Kisses Powder Blush in Tease, Savvy, Kinky and Sassy

pürminerals château kisses powder blush in tease, savvy, kinky, sassy

PürMinerals Château Kisses Powder Blush in Tease, Savvy, Kinky and Sassy


PürMinerals Château Kisses Powder Blush in Savvy on my cheeks. Link to blog post about the look here.

Viola, Killer Colours


Event with Real Techniques

Jag blev nyligen inbjuden till ett event för Real Techniques, så jag var bara tvungen att släpa mitt arsle från mysiga Göteborg till stress-Stockholm, det var såå värt det!

Real Techniques är en sminkborstlinje skapad av Pixiwoo-systrarna Nic och Sam Chapman, två kända YouTubeanvändare/makeupartister med nära på 1,6 miljoner prenumeranter. De släppte sin egen linje söta syntetiska borstar med fantastisk kvalitet och till bra pris, vilka redan innan eventet (och sedan många år) är en av mina absoluta favoritlinjer någonsin. Jag är så glad att se dem tåga in på svenska marknaden, nu måste vi bara få in dem i fysiska butiker! Tills vidare kan vi shoppa inom Europa på, från deras egna webshop eller från amerikanska


I was recently invited to a event with Real Techniques, so I just had to drag my ass from cozy Gothenburg to stressful Stockholm, it was totally worth it!

Real Techniques is a makeup brush line created by the Pixiwoo sisters Nic and Sam Chapman, two famous YouTubers/makeup artists with nearly 1.6 million subscribers. They released this line of cute synthetic brushes with great quality and low price, which already before the event (and since many years ago) was one of my absolute favourite brush lines. So glad to see them being marketed towards Swedes, now we just need to get them in physical stores! Available through Europe at or internationally on their own site or at

Nic & Sam were talking a bit about the brand in general, how it all started and their plans and visions. It’s always interesting to get an inside view.

Spent quite some time talking to Sam during the event, such an intelligent and interesting person!

They kindly gave us some brushes to try out, I own all these since before and I’m INCREDIBLY happy to have another one of nearly all of them. Brushes in the picture (first three sold separately): Blush Brush, Powder Brush, Expert Face Brush, then the next 5 are the Starter Set.

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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.

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!