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Crows Toes “Shoot The Butterfly”

I’ve blogged about it earlier and here it is again. Shoot The Butterfly from Crows Toes, two coats over a black cream. It’s a cloudy black base with micro glitter in silver and white and big hex glitters that shift between red, orange and gold. So beautiful!

Available at Llarowe.

crows toes shoot the butterfly

crows toes shoot the butterfly

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YouTube Tip: Khloé Kardashian smokey eyes + dark lips

You can’t wear dark eyes with dark lips? Well, we all know that’s a lie.

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Classic Rose

Todays makeup was quick and easy, I wanted  to wear something very neutral yet 1960′s inspired. framed eyes with big lashes (could I ever live without this mascara?), a plain cheek and neutral creamy lips. The lipstick is Classic Rose from KIKO Cosmetics which I showed you yesterday, it’s the perfect MLBB (my lips but better) shade on me!

classic rose

Face:

  • KICKS Concealer Trio Cover & Correct – Neutral
  • Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation – Ivory
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • LUSH Feeling Younger Skin Tint (for highlighter)

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit

Eyes:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Smart Lipstick – Classic Rose (918)

Perfume of the day:

  • NUXE Prodigieux Le Parfum (tropical gardenia and neroli with coconut milk and vanilla, read about it here)
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Welcome to KIKO Cosmetics, Swedes!

Äntligen kan vi beställa det Italienska budgetmärket KIKO Cosmetics från deras europeiska hemsida! De var söta och lät mig plocka ut lite prylar att testa, så här får ni se lite snabbt vad jag shoppat! Vill ni se något av detta djupare recenserat eller buret i någon särskild look så lämna en kommentar!

Finally we Swedes can order from the Italian budget brand KIKO Cosmetics from their european website! They were sweet enough to let me pick a few things out to try, so here’s a quick peek at what I chose! If you want to see something more in depth or worn in some kind of makeup look then leave a comment!

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I ended up with two eyeshadows, a liquid liner and four lipsticks! Which one is your favourite?

KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow - Champagne (200)

KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow – Champagne (200)

KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow - Rosy Taupe (201)

KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow – Rosy Taupe (201)

KIKO Cosmetics Super Colour Eyeliner - Bronze (102)

KIKO Cosmetics Super Colour Eyeliner – Bronze (102)

KIKO Cosmetics Smart Lipstick - Classic Rose (918)

KIKO Cosmetics Smart Lipstick – Classic Rose (918)

KIKO Cosmetics Smart Lipstick - Amaranth (914)

KIKO Cosmetics Smart Lipstick – Amaranth (914)

KIKO Cosmetics Velvet Mat Lipstick - Cherry Red (609)

KIKO Cosmetics Velvet Mat Lipstick – Cherry Red (609)

KIKO Cosmetics Ultra Glossy Stylo SPF 15 Lipstick - Fire Red (808)

KIKO Cosmetics Ultra Glossy Stylo SPF 15 Lipstick – Fire Red (808)

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Maria Åkerberg Foundation “Natural”

Ibland känner man på sig redan på förhand att något kommer gå snett. Det kände jag med foundationsystemet från Maria Åkerberg som innehåller tre nyanser, Warm, Cold och Neutral. De tre olika undertonerna ska vara universalnyanser som anpassar sig efter den egna hudfärgen vid applicering. Eftersom en foundation inte kan tänka eller analysera hudton så är ju tyvärr det argumentet kört, såvida det inte handlar om att produkten helt enkelt är såpass skir att många hudtoner går in under samma nyans. Det är den tyvärr inte då den har mediumtäckning.

Ska vi å andra sidan se vad produkten faktiskt är, utan alla löften, så har vi inte samma otur. Passar någon av de tre nyanserna dig bra eller har du möjlighet att blanda med något mörkare/ljusare för att justera djuphetsgraden så är det en härligt återfuktande foundation som känns som en ansiktskräm på huden. Den biter inte fast i torra partier och sjunker in mjukt och behagligt. Formulan är något glowig (men inget skimmer) och passar bäst till torr eller äldre hy, jag själv hade gärna haft en formula som denna i vintras, jag tror tyvärr att den kan bli för kladdig i sommarsolen.

Jag valde alltså nyans Natural vilken ska ha en neutral underton, och det stämde mycket bra! Min hud är neutral med en askig, nästan olivfärgad underton och många foundations som påstås vara neutrala är ändå för “klara” i färgen för mig. Utspädd 50/50 med vitt är denna helt rätt på min hud. Min flaska kommer med andra ord räcka länge! 195 kronor kostar den.

maria åkerberg foundation natural

The Maria Åkerberg Foundation comes in a sleek plastic pump bottle, love the simple design.

maria åkerberg foundation natural

My naked skin, only prepped with moisturizer. It’s a bit red around the nose and just “speckled” overall because of the translucency in my skin.

maria åkerberg foundation natural

Maria Åkerberg Foundation in Natural mixed about 50/50 with Face Atelier Ultra Foundation in 0-, a white tone made for lightening foundations. Looks and feels great! Corrected, yet a very natural effect where the skin shows through.

maria åkerberg foundation natural

And Maria Åkerberg Foundation in Natural applied alone.. HAHA. Universal shade.. The skin texture is still great though! ;D

Sometimes you can feel right from the beginning that something will go wrong. That’s what I felt with the foundation line from Maria Åkerberg that contains three shades, Warm, Cold and Neutral. The three undertones are supposed to be universal shades that morphs to match your own skintone when applying it. Because a foundation can’t think or analyse a skintone that argument is done, unless it means that it’s sheer enough to match a lot of skintone once applied. It isn’t, it has more of a medium coverage. 

If we back away from the promises and look at the product alone we don’t have the same fail rate. If one of the three shades match you or if you have something to mix and lighten/darken the tone it’s a nice moisturizing foundation that feels like a face cream on the skin. It doesn’t cling to dry patches and sinks in nice and comfortable. The formula is a bit glowy (but no shimmer) and would work best for dry or aged skin, I would have wanted a formula like this one in winter, it might get too sticky in the summer sun.

So I chose the shade Natural which is supposed to have a neutral undertone, that was totally accurate! My skin is neutral with an ashy, almost olive undertone and many foundations that are called neutral are often still too “bright” in colour for me. Diluted 50/50 with white this foundation is totally right on my skin. I will not run out of this one quickly in other words!

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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!