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Fall lipstick favourites from NARS – Afghan Red & VIP Red

I’ve worn these two lipsticks all the time lately, NARS are known for making beautiful reds and these are no exceptions. Both are very dirty in tone and on their own side of the red colour spectrum.

Afghan Red is a muted, garnet red. Definitely cool toned but not at all leaning purple. A really different colour that doesn’t look like anything else I own! It makes me feel like a 20′s hottie in disguise? The formula has a slight translucency and shine which makes it look extra effortless, great semi-dark everyday red. This is a permanent shade, satin formula.

VIP Red is a muted brick red. Very warm toned and leaning towards brown but it doesn’t give me that 90′s anxiety I so often get. Sure thing, we all feel the nod towards 90′s Drew Barrymore but it feels updated and like a new take on the (in my opinion very scary) trend. Less poopy, more matte and dusky! This is a limited edition shade which is part of the fall 2015 collection, semi matte formula.

nars lipstick afghan red, vip red

NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red

nars lipstick afghan red, vip red swatch

NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red

nars satin lipstick afghan red swatch

NARS Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red

nars semi matte lipstick vip red swatch

NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in VIP Red

nars semi matte lipstick vip red swatch

A quick snapshot on the train wearing VIP Red.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette

As mentioned in my last post, my babe Frida visited a few days ago and she had the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette with her as a gift for me!! I’m SO happy I can’t even handle it, I’ve used it almost every day because I love it so much. Especially the warm pink called Intense Gaze has been a bestie, I tend to pair it with the peachy copper shade Bellini and matte brick coloured Morocco for a warm hazy look.

Sadly this is a limited edition palette which might be hard to find nowadays, but I can seriously advice you to check the ABH eyeshadows out. You can choose between single eyeshadows and limited edition palettes, check them all out on the ABH website!

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

These colours are so well coordinated. I often find that palettes are either made up of colours that hardly go with each other oooor the palettes end up looking monotone. In here every colour would go nicely with at least half the palette. A very pleasing little detail!

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

And I can’t ever say no to deco packaging.

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

The shadows are swatched in the same order as they’re laid out in the palette.

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

The shadows are swatched in the same order as they’re laid out in the palette.

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture world traveller palette

The shadows are swatched in the same order as they’re laid out in the palette.

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Let’s sort through a bunch of new stuff!

I have a bunch of new stuff that I haven’t managed to write about yet, so instead of just starting at one end I just thought why not post pictures of it all and have you decide where to begin. Let me know in the comments what you’re interested in reading about!

kat von d

I went to Copenhagen the other day to take a peek at the Kat Von D Beauty line that launches in Sweden very soon. Got some goodies to try.

h&m revelation

H&M Revelation line. A beautiful line of body care and perfume that just launched. I am OBSESSING over this scent at the moment.

nails inc nailkale superfood base coat

Nails Inc NailKale Superfood Base Coat. As hipster as nail polish will ever get. When will there bee a sourdough version?

anastasia beverly hills shadow couture wold traveler palette

I got this gorgeous Anastasia Bevery Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler palette from Frida the other day, it was the nicest gift ever and I am head over heels in love with it. I’ve worn it every day since I got it! Ahhhh

sweed lashes

Sweed Lashes is a new(er?) Swedish brand with super soft human hair lashes.

nars lipstick

Two new NARS lipsticks moved in here during the last few months, one warm and one cool toned red, both rather dirty in tone and very fall appropriate.

palina star dust

Swedish makeup brand Palina create some beauuuutiful loose eyeshadows.

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Rags to Riches

Hi babes! I havsn’t posted anything in a really long time, sorry for that! I’ve gone back to work now so there’s a lot occupying my mind. Here’s a makeup look though! Not the best picture but I’m wearing a lipstick that has become a solid favourite of mine. I rarely wear pinky corals as they wash me out but Rags to Riches is so yummy! There’s something special about this shade.

rags to riches

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • KICKS Bronzing Powder – Summer in the City

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Babor Metallic Eye Pencil – Brown Copper
  • Babor Ultra Size Mascara – Blue Metallic

Lips:

  • NYX High Voltage Lipstick – Rags to Riches
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Pixie Dust

I posted a picture on Instagram (@killercolours) showing you my little weirdo eyeshadow palette, the one where I put colours that don’t look good any other palette. Some of you pointed out that these six shades actually look really nice together, I hadn’t even thought about actually matching them.

Today I went ham on the weirdo palette and tried to make a wearable look out of all these six shades (picture of it at the end of the post!). I ended up using every single one except for Citron. So close! Haha.

In all the look is lime green Pixie Dust on the eyelids, turquoise Sea Mist along the lashlines + in the deepest part of the crease, hot pink Catleya feathered at the edges, pale golden Yellow Brick Road as a inner corner highlight and at last pale iridescent green Zoe patted on the center of the lime green areas for extra dimension.

pixie dust

pixie dust

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Katie

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Sea Mist, Pixie Dust, Yellow Brick Road
  • NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Catleya, Zoe
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Smart Lipstick – Classic Rose (918)
weirdo palette

Top row: Makeup Geek Sea Mist, NABLA Cosmetics Citron, Makeup Geek Pixie Dust. Bottom row: NABLA Cosmetics Catleya, NABLA Cosmetics Zoe, Makeup Geek Yellow Brick Road

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Blog info:
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!