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Poe

The inky blue Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in Poe has been standing by my mirror for weeks now, I haven’t gotten around to it as it would probably end up with a soft shimmery smokey eye or a winged black liner, I wanted to do something weirder! Today I got inspired and paired it with a hot pink smokey eye. My train of thought? Let’s say this inky blue was something easier to wear, an eyeliner for example, what lippie would I wear with that? Bright pink would be an easy choice. So I just switched their places and put that hot pink on the eyes! A great way to get the inspiration running if you have a weird product you don’t know how to match. And uhh yeah, I filled my brows in with the lipstick aswell. As you do.

And yes, I’m going double up with the glitter, the lids got a dusting with my new Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Static that I mentioned yesterday, gives beautiful luminosity to the colour.

On brows and lashes I wore the new IsaDora Glitter Lash & Brow in Silver, a chunky sparkly glitter in a transparent thin gel that you just paint on to make that facial hair GLEAM. Yes I’m obsessed, yes I’ll wear it on my face all the time.

poe

poe

Face:

  • Idun Minerals Norrsken Pure Mineral Illuminating Foundation – Jorunn, Disa
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Studded Lipstick – Poe
  • IsaDora Glitter Lash & Brow – Silver

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • KIKO Cosmetics Reckless Spirit Eyeshadow Palette – Fiery Rose (02)
  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08 – 5, 10
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Mariposa
  • Illamasqua Pure Pigment – Static
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
  • IsaDora Glitter Lash & Brow – Silver

Lips:

  • Kat Von D Studded Lipstick – Poe
  • Milani 3D Glitzy Glamour Gloss – Movie Star
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Back from a trip to London with Daisy Beauty! Let’s take a look at the Illamasqua stuff I got.

I just came back from a three day trip to London with Daisy Beauty, just as fun as it was intense. We were 17 beauty bloggers and 7 journalists plus the 7 brands that came with us for the conference. We all shopped, ate, drank and laughed for three days straight, I’m incredibly tired but so very happy! I love the Swedish blog scene to pieces. The biggest bonus was to finally get to meet Annahita at whinar.se who really blew me away with her warm spirit and earnest appeal, I rarely get consumed by people but she really has my heart in a little box. Can’t wait to dig deeper. Thank you so much Kicki and Sam for this wonderful weekend! You find my pictures from the trip on Instagram @killercolours, or all of our pictures under the hashtag #dblondon15.

One thing that I really wanted to fit into our tight shopping schedule was Illamasqua, I popped in at Beak Street and got three nail polishes (because of shipping restrictions they are hella expensive to order online nowadays, boo!) and a sparkly glitter that will look fantastic over a smokey eye. Illamasqua are so great at creating weird magical colours, just LOOK at that ghost green polish! I can’t wait to dig into all these products.

illamasqua nail varnish hemlock, faithful, facet. pure pigment static

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Hemlock, Faithful, Facet. Pure Pigment in Static

illamasqua nail varnish hemlock, faithful, facet

Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Hemlock, Faithful, Facet

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Metallic

I’m still head over heels in love with the Anastasia World Traveler palette, I crave it every time I do my makeup! Today I’m wearing the greenish gold shade called Metallic over the lid with Morocco and Fudge on the outer corners+lower lashlines. The contrast between that golden green and a warm brick tone is beautiful and quite unexpected.

And oh my god! I received the new liquid foundation from Idun Minerals recently and tried it on the skin for the first time today, this formula is fantastic! Applies evenly on dry areas, gives a soft luminosity but doesn’t feel sticky on the skin at all. I have worn it for 7 hours now as I’m writing this post and it looks just like when I applied it. No greasiness or sliding around, no gathering in fine lines.

metallic

metallic

metallic

Face:

  • Idun Minerals Norrsken Pure Mineral Illuminating Foundation – Jorunn, Disa
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette – Metallic, Morocco, Fudge, Chic
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss – 100P
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The coppery hair just gets better and better

Today I visited Roger at Cybtekk, my hair bestie, to fix my colour. I had a few centimeters of rat coloured regrowth and the ends had lost some luminosity, we went all in this time with a bright orange copper! It’s definitely lighter now than it has ever been, a strange feeling but I feel so goooooood in this colour!

I put some messy straightener curls through the hair when I got home, I’m on my way to work and felt a little extra fancy.

copper hair

copper hair

copper hair

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Alicia

Palina Star Dust in Alicia is so niiiiice! Great as a “smack on and go” eye look, here I’m just wearing it with a beige pencil on the waterline and some black mascara. The base of the shadow is a darker woodsy green and on top there’s a turquoise, almost aqua coloured shimmer which makes it look like you’re wearing more shadows than one. See my swatches of the Palina Star Dusts here.

alicia

alicia

alicia

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Palina Star Dust – Alicia
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

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

 

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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!