Recension, Skönhet

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.

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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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Mimesis

Keeping up with the “dark everyting” theme, today I went 200% ham. I love the combination of rust red eyeshadow and icy purple highlights!

mimesis

Face:

  • Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque – Buttermilk
  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush – Outspoken
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Cailyn Cosmetics Eyebrow Duo – Brunette
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • Nabla Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Daphne N°2, Mimesis
  • Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow – Daydreamer
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Pure Matte Lipstick – Terre de Feu
  • Nabla Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Mimesis

Nails:

  • KIKO Cosmetics – 510
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Recension, Skönhet

LUSH Dirty Deal Showder & #NoTTIP campaign

En dirty deal är en dirty deal. LUSH lanserade i dagarna kampanjen #NoTTIP och ett duschpulver/showder som heter just Dirty Deal med förpackning designad av Vivienne Westwood och organisationen Climate Revolution. Pulvret kommer i en söt tvättmedelskartong, du häller ut lite i handflatan och masserar på våt hud, pulvret börjar då skumma härligt och byter färg från rött till blått. För ni vet, något som ser rött och fint ut på utsidan kan komma att visa sina riktiga färger… Med mjukgörande kokosolja och fluffig doft av ros och bergamott blir det en njutning att tvätta bort smutsen. Dirty Deal kostar 199 kronor, finns i butik nu.

All vinst går till Europeiska gräsrotsorgansationer som bekämpar TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership), en serie hemliga avtal som blurrar linjerna inom handeln mellan USA och Europa och på köpet drar med sig både miljö, djurrätt och mänskliga rättigheter i skiten. LUSH vet förstås var de står och tar stolt parti, jag är så stolt! Besök waronwant.org/ttip och ta ställning du med. Du kan skriva under en protestlista här.

 

A dirty deal is a dirty deal. LUSH just launched the #NoTTIP campaign and a showder called Dirty Deal with packaging designed by Vivienne Westwood and the organisation Climate Revolution. The powder comes in a cute laundry detergent carton, you pour some in the palm of your hand and massage it on wet skin, the powder starts foaming up and will change colour from red to blue. Because you know, something that looks nice and red on the outside might come to show its true colours… With skin softening coconut oil and a fluffy scent of rose and bergamot washing the dirt away turns into a true delight. Check your local LUSH store or website for prices!

All proceeds from the sales go to European grass root organisations fighting TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership), a line of secret trade negotiations which blur the lines between USA and Europe and by that drag both the environment, animal rights and human rights into the dirt. LUSH of course know where they stand, and they take pride in their opinion, I’m so proud! Visit waronwant.org/ttip and show your opinion. You can sign a petition here.

lush dirty deal showder

lush dirty deal showder

lush dirty deal showder

Some facts in Swedish. I can’t seem to find them in English anywhere, buy a carton and you will have the info in your language on there!

lush dirty deal showder

lush dirty deal showder demo

When you pour the powder into your palm it has a beautiful red colour…

lush dirty deal showder demo

…But when you get some water on there, just like in politics…

lush dirty deal showder demo

…Things aren’t always what they seem. Sooner or later their true colours will show.

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Sigma Beauty Individual Eye Shadow “Notre Dame”

I have stared at this Sigma eyeshadow in Notre Dame for a couple of weeks now, and I still don’t know what colour it is. It is super smooth, very pigmented and almost creamy to touch, I can say that, but the colour will be a mystery.

Available at the Sigma webshop.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Oooh, holo!

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

And yes, that eyeshadow is a taupe with a golden sheen.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Ehh no, it’s purple.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Yep, definitely a silvery purple.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

No it isn’t? It’s golden.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

YEP it’s a TAUPE.

sigma beauty single eye shadow notre dame

Aarrgghhh I don’t know.

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Smokey eyes & dark lips with Makiash

I’m SO feeling the fall colours right now. Or to be honest, I do that about 9 months of the year.. Ehrm, but right now it’s extra hard not to go vampy all over. That’s exactly what I did today with a gorgeous bundle of products from Makiash!

The Eyeshadow Trio in Dark Mystery is so special, it doesn’t look like anything I own. A dark and sultry trio with a dark maroon, a dark taupey grey and a sparkly forest green. They look SO gorgeous together, and they aren’t bright at all which makes it very easy to work with them.

Nail Polish in 301 is a super glossy wine red that won’t be mistaken for black, the perfect vampy nail colour! Sadly it stained my nails a little even though I wore a base coat, so apply two coats to be sure.

And the Lipcolor Pen in Cold Plum is SO PRETTY! A raspberry/plum toned deeper red, not at all blackened either. It has a slight translucency to it which makes it very easy to wear, and the glossiness feels super hydrating. If you’re sensitive to scented products you should know that when you remove the cap a wave of sweet bubblegum and fruit hits your nose. You won’t smell it once it’s on your lips though. Can you imagine this shade with a smokey gold eye? I can. Drool.

makiash

I’m wearing the dark greyish eyeshadow on my top lid, the wine colour in my crease and on the lower lashline.

makiash

makiash

Face:

  • Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque – Buttermilk
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Cailyn Cosmetics Eyebrow Duo – Brunette
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)

Eyes:

  • Makiash Eyeshadow Trio – Dark Mystery
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Makiash Lipcolor Pen – Cold Plum
makiash eyeshadow trio dark mystery, nail polish 301, lipcolor pen cold plum

Makiash Eyeshadow Trio in Dark Mystery, Nail Polish in 301 and Lipcolor Pen in Cold Plum. They look so amazing togetheeeeerrrrr..

makiash eyeshadow trio dark mystery, lipcolor pen cold plum swatch

Makiash Eyeshadow Trio in Dark Mystery, Lipcolor Pen in Cold Plum

makiash nail polish 301 swatch

Makiash Nail Polish in 301

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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!