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Rainbow Eyes

Today I did the same thing I did with Technopagan yesterday, I showed you a product on Instagram (@killercolours) and asked what you wanted me to do with it. The product was Viseart Editorial Brights palette, and your response was so mixed that I just went crazy and used every single colour in the palette!

I wanted to do rainbow eyes in a more different way than smacking warm tones on the top lid and cool tones on the bottom like we often see. I did one warm toned eye and one cool toned! We (well most of us) were born with two eyes and that for a reason, right?

rainbow eyes

rainbow eyes

rainbow eyes

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Lover
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Nails:

  • Cirque Colors – Hustle
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Technopagan

Yesterday I asked you on Instagram (@killercolours) what I should wear with this awesome OCC Lip Tar in Technopagan, I got many awesome replies and really fell for the idea of wearing it with a bright metallic silver. So that’s what I did! The silver is a liquid eyeliner from Lush dabbed all over the lid, suuper blingy. Made me realize that I don’t have a bright metallic silver cream eyeshadow. Any tips?

When I was about to apply my regular black mascara the idea of bright blue lashes struck me. The silver frames the bright blue beautifully, I love how it looks together! And of course they play off the inky purple lips beautifully. Below you can see the look both with the dark lip and with a more neutral pale gloss.

And oh, remember me mentioning yesterday that I’m not too crazy about TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer? In these pictures I’m wearing Make Up Store Wonder Powder in Sahara in the exact same way that I wore Mary-Lou yesterday, I hope you can tell how much smoother this is on the skin if you compare the pictures!

technopagan

technopagan

technopagan

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Original Skin Blush – Delicata
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 9, 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • LUSH Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner – Success (“Framgång” in Sweden)
  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Deep Grey
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Graphite, Galaxy
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • IsaDora Build-Up Mascara Extra Volume – Royal Blue

Dark lip:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tar – Technopagan

Pale lip:

  • Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss – 100P

Nails:

  • Cirque Colors – Hustle
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Fiery Rose

Här är en makeup med KIKO Cosmetics nya Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette i färgen Fiery Rose som jag recenserade åt er igår. Den är så otroligt bra! Det här är ungefär så sotigt det går att gå, så den som gillar allt från supermjuka makeuper upp till denna semi-sotiga nivå vet nu vad som ska skrivas på önskelistan. Plus den där rosiga undertonen är bara så perfekt.

Jag vill dessutom nämna ansiktsprimern! Jag tycker ofta att det är svårt att lägga riktigt matta baser då det bara blir knastertorrt på mig. Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer från Lumene är som en korsning mellan utjämnande silikonprimers för fet hy och de fuktgivande lotionlika varianterna för torr hy. Denna jobbar åt båda hållen! Den skapar en jämn bas att applicera en inte särskilt förlåtande matt foundation över, och samtidigt mjukgör den utan att få din foundation att krackelera (oljebaserade produkter under oljefria foundations är nästan alltid en no-go). Ärligt talat är den inte särskilt olik min älskade och förjävla snordyra Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Inte fullt lika mjukgörande men den känns nära på identisk att applicera smink över. Oops!

 

Here’s a makeup look using the new KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette in Fiery Rose that I reviewed for you yesterday. It’s such a great palette! This is about as smokey as you can go with it, so if you’re in to something between very soft looks up to this semi-smokey stage you know what to add to your wishlists. Plus the soft rosy undertones are just divine.

And also I really need to mention this face primer. I often find it hard to wear a matte base because it just ends up looking dry, the Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer from Lumene is like a cross between the pore smoothing silicone primers for oily skin and those hydrating lotion-like ones for dry skin. This one works in both ways! It gives a smooth base to apply the not very forgiving matte foundation on top of, and also it hydrates without making the foundation crack (oily products under oil free foundations are almost always a no-go). In all honesty it is not very different from my beloved and hella expensive Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Not quite as moisturizing but gives a nearly identical feeling to apply makeup on top of. Oops!

fiery rose

fiery rose

fiery rose

Had a total Mary-Lou OD. I’m not too fond of her (sorry!!), but I know you are! You’re welcome for the highlighter porn.

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Moisturizing & Illuminating Primer
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Pinstripe
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10, 11
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette – Fiery Rose (02)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01),Warrior Violet (03)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Rouge Bunny Rouge XXX Lip Plump Swell Bliss – Sage Royal Jelly
Viola, Killer Colours

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YouTube Tip: Acne/Blemish Covering Makeup – Foundation & Concealer Tutorial by Lisa Eldridge

This video is PURE GOLD for those who have problems with applying foundation/concealer on skin with acne.

I have always felt that a thick cake of makeup isn’t the best way around it (unless that’s what you like wearing, of course), but instead layering products and spending a lot of time on pin point concealing instead of going full coverage all over. It’s so easy to start believing that your entire face sucks and has to be covered up, I know!

Makeup queen Lisa Eldridge posted a tutorial five years ago (time flies..) demonstrating this exact technique on a model. Just watch it, it’s great!

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KIKO Cosmetics Rebel Romantic collection for fall 2015

KIKO Cosmetics levererar en fantastisk höstkollektion i år, Rebel Romantic heter den och temat är romantiskt och dramatiskt då skimmer möter matt, mjukt möter hårt. Rosiga toner för både ögon, läppar och kinder samt en ljuv pop av skimrigt mörkblått och juvelgrönt till ögonlocken. En väldigt användbar och lättarbetad färgskala där de lite mer utstickande färgerna känns självklara.

Det jag har att visa er här är en av de fyra Reckless Spirit-skuggpaletterna, alla sex Metallic Shine-skuggorna och två av de sex Colour Definition-ögonpennorna. Jag valde inga läppisar, förvånade va?! Det finns mängder av produkter i denna kollektion så ta en titt i KIKO’s webshop och se vad som lockar er! Frakten till Sverige är inte den billigaste men den sjunker i pris ju större din order är.

 

KIKO Cosmetics deliver a fantastic fall collection this year, it’s called Rebel Romantic and the theme is romantic and dramatic when shimmer meets mattes, soft meets intense. Rosy shades for both eyes, lips and cheeks and a lovely pop of shimmery dark blue and jewel green for the eyelids. A very useful colour scheme that’s easy to work with, and the more intense colours don’t feel intimidating.

What I have to show you here is one of the four Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palettes, all six Metallic Shine Eyeshadows and two of the six Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal shades. I chose no lippies, aren’t you surprised?! There are loads of products to choose from in this collection so take a look at the KIKO webshop and see what catches your eye!

kiko cosmetics rebel romantic collection

A part of the KIKO Cosmetics Rebel Romantic collection. This colour scheme is to die for..

kiko cosmetics rebel romantic collection

The outer packaging varies in quality, the Metallic Shine Eyeshadows feel super sturdy and luxurious, same with the Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal which feel nice and glossy and have a sturdy twist-up function. The Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette on the other hand is rattly and flimsy.

kiko cosmetics metallic shine eyeshadow

KIKO Cosmetics Metallic Shine Eyeshadow. Top Row: 02 Absolutely Rose, 04 Mysterious Sapphire, 06 Dynamic Taupe. Bottom row: 01 Superb Beige, 03 Strong Chocolate, 05 Charming Sage. (Sorry for the zig-zag layout!). These are budget friendly cruelty free dupes for the Clarins Ombre eyeshadows, right inbetween a cream and a powder. They are like ultra creamy powder eyeshadows, not mousse-like as many eyeshadows hybrids. They don’t have any falldown at all and they blend very easily. And whatever you do – you HAVE to get that green!!

kiko cosmetics reckless spirit eyeshadow palette 2 fiery rose

KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Fiery Rose. The packaging may be flimsy (and why waste money on producing those applicators when everyone throws them away? Derp!) but the content is lovely! Four rosy shades perfect for creating a soft semi-smokey eye look. The formula is very silky and the shadows are delicately sheer but build up beautifully. Great everyday palette!

kiko cosmetics colour definition eyeliner and kajal 03 warrior violet 01 darling butter

KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal in 03 Warrior Violet, 01 Darling Butter. I’m SO happy to have found a true matte burgundy eye pencil that doesn’t just look brown or black, I will wear the hell out of it! And the beige one will replace my Idun Minerals Sand which has been a true champ, it even got chewed on by Peggy when she was a puppy (and she turns 3 soon, haha oh lord) so replacing it is just common sense by now. These pencils are twist-ups so you won’t need to sharpen them, plus they’re smudge proof!

KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette in 02 Fiery rose. Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal in 02 Darling Butter, 03 Warrior Violet.

kiko cosmetics metallic shine eyeshadow

KIKO Cosmetics Metallic Shine Eyeshadow 01 Superb Beige, 02 Absolutely Rose, 03 Strong Chocolate, 04 Mysterious Sapphire, 05 Charming Sage, 06 Dynamic Taupe.

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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!