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Michiyo

A makeup look from a few days ago! I planned on doing a pink lip with a black sharp liner. Of course I couldn’t find my black liquid liner (which probably means it’s in a bag somewhere.. sigh) so I just used whatever I could find. That ended up being a metallic bronze from KIKO, now the big question is why I haven’t used it in such a long time?! It’s awesome.

The lipstick is NARS Michiyo patted on in thin layers and blotted. It’s so damn pigmented and stains my lips for a good 24 hours after wearing it, so a little goes a long way. This colour is LIFE though!

michiyo

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Lace

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 12
  • KIKO Cosmetics Super Colour Eyeliner – Bronze (102)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Audacious Lipstick – Michiyo
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How to: Idiot proof 1960′s inspired hairstyle

Jag snackar sällan hår här (för att jag 1. hatar att slösa tid på det och 2. suger på det) men här är en halvuppsättning som verkligen vem som helst skulle klara av att göra. Om jag däremot klarar av att förklara den med mitt ickeexisterande hårlingo är en annan fråga? Hur som helst så är frisyren inte särskilt polerad men har lite 60′s-vibe vilket jag gillar.

Gör såhär:

1. Kamma allt hår bakåt förutom två luggpluttar som du lämnar i en sidbena.
2. Spraya och tupera skiten ur kronan (heter det så på svenska? Svålen? Fontanellområdet?) och lämna nackhåret slätt.
3. Kamma ut håret på toppen så du får en fluffig puff i nacken med slätt hår över.
4. Dra två messy slingor från ovanför öronen bakåt och nåla fast dem i kors under puffen. Använd korsade hårnålar eller något snyggare om du vill vara fancy. Klar!
5.
Nu kan du, om du VERKLIGEN vill vara överkurs-fancy, dra fram platt/locktången och svepa luggen i en mjuk lock bakåt, eller locka lite i det släta nackhåret. I did not.

messy 60's half updo

 

I rarely share hair stuff (because I 1. hate spending time on it and 2. suck at it) but here’s a hairstyle that seriously anyone would be able to do. Whether I can explain it to you with my shitty hair lingo is another question though. However, the hairstyle doesn’t look polished but it has a slight 60′s feel which I like.

How to:

1. Comb your hair straight back, leaving your bangs in a side parting.
2. Hairspray and backcomb the shit out of the roots at the crown until you look like Robert Smith, leaving the neck hair smooth.
3. Smooth the top part of your hair down with your brush so you’re left with a fluffy poof in the back with smooth hair on top.
4. Pull out two messy pieces above your ears and cross them at the back under the poof. Secure them with criss crossed bobby pins or with something nicer if you’re being fancy. Done!
5.
Now you can, if you REALLY want to get fancy, pull out your straightener/curler and swish your bangs backwards in a soft curl, or curl the smooth neck hair a little. I did not.

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Balm Jovi

This has started to turn into a thing! I show you a product on Instagram (@killercolours) and ask you how to wear it, then I pick inspiration from that and do a makeup look. Yesterdays subject was the Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette from TheBalm! Review and pictures of it here, go enjoy the puns! You were very into the colour Alice Copper, so I thought I should do a rosy brightening eye defined with that rusty red.

The problem is that some of these eyeshadows don’t layer very well, once I have eyeshadow on in one place no more eyeshadow really adheres. So uhm, it ended up being mostly Third Eye Blinded (middle of the lid), Blink 1982 (outer part of the lid) and Metal-Ica (inner corner) that showed up. But Alice Copper is there aswell, I promise! Lol.

balm jovi

balm jovi

balm jovi

Face:

  • Vita Liberata Capture the Light Opaque – Latte Light
  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • The Balm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette – Milly (as blush)
  • The Balm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette – Iron Maid-in (as highlighter)

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer
  • The Balm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette – Third Eye Blinded, Blink 1982, Alice Copper, Metal-Ica
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • The Balm Balm Jovi Rockstar Palette – Milly

Nails:

  • OPI – Gelato On My Mind
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Cailyn Cosmetics Dizzolv’it Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm

Låt mig tjata en gång till om denna produkt, okej? Min bästa bästa bästis att tvätta bort smink med är Dizzolv’it från Cailyn Cosmetics. Det är ett cleansing balm, alltså en solid rengöring som smälter till en olja på huden och rengör utan uttorkande lödder. Bli inte förskräckt av tanken på en oljig rengöring, för är den smart framtagen så är den lätt att skölja av också. Precis detta är grejen med fina Dizzolv’it, formulan är frickin delikat! På bara sekunder har den löst upp allt smink och glider runt på huden, perfekt tillfälle att ge sig själv en liten ansiktsmassage (finns massor av bra instruktionsvideos på YouTube). Lättast är att göra detta innan du kliver in i duschen, huden och händerna måste vara torra när balmet masseras på för annars börjar det lösa upp sig!

När du är färdig med massagen så stig in i duschen eller skölj i handfatet. Direkt oljan kommer i kontakt med vatten blir den till en vit mjölk som bara rinner av huden. Kvar lämnas ren och mjuk hud, inte ett spår av olja eller makeup!

Detta är den enda rengöring, alltså enda någonsin, som jag kunnat följa upp med ansiktsvatten och bomullstussen lämnas kritvit. Inga läppglans eller läppstift behöver torkas av på förhand, inga vattenfasta eyeliners eller mascaror lämnas sotiga i fransraderna, ingenting! Inte svider den i ögonen heller utan kan gnuggas in riktigt ordentligt.

Som extra plus är den parfymfri, luktar endast lite sött av fruktextrakten den innehåller, t.ex. papaya vars enzymer exfolierar huden milt och acerola som är proppat med vitamin C. Full INCI längst ner i detta inlägg.

Jag har kanske tre användningar kvar på min burk på 50ml som jag använt dagligen i ett par månader nu, så jag slog till på en stor 100ml-burk att följa upp med. Denna rengöring vill jag INTE råka vara utan. Mina burkar är köpta på Pure Cosmetic, webshopen skickar inom Sverige om ni inte har möjlighet att kika in i Göteborgsbutiken.

cailyn cosmetics dizzolv'it makeup melt cleansing balm

Cailyn Cosmetics Dizzolv’it Makeup Melt Cleansing Balm in 100 and 50ml. Choose your weapon.

 

Let me go on about this product one more time, okay? My best friend ever when it comes to taking off makeup is Dizzolv’it from Cailyn Cosmetics. It’s a cleansing balm, in other words a solid cleanser that melts into an oil on the skin and cleanses without harsh foaming agents. Don’t be afraid of the oily part, because if the product is well made it rinses off easily. That’s exactly the thing about lovely Dizzolv’it, the formula is frickin delicious! In a few seconds it has dissolved all makeup and slides around on the skin, a perfect time to give yourself a little facial massage (there are great guides on YouTube). The easiest thing is to do this before hopping in the shower, face and hands have to be dry when the balm is massaged on, otherwise it starts dissolving!

When you’re done with the massage just get in the shower or rinse over the sink. Immediately when the oil gets in contact with water it turns into a white milk that just runs off the skin. You’re left with smooth and supple skin, not a trace of oil or makeup!

This is the only cleanser, I mean the only one ever, that I can follow up with a toner and the cotton pad is left 100% clean. No lip glosses or lipsticks need to be wiped off on forehand, no waterproof mascaras or liners leave a grey shadow at the base of the lashes, nothing! It doesn’t sting the eyes either so you can really massage it in thorougly.

As an extra plus it’s perfume free, it only smells a little sweet from the fruit extracts that it contains, for example papaya which exfoliates the skin mildly and acerola which is packed with vitamin C. Full INCI at the bottom of this post!

I have maybe three uses left in my small 50ml tub that I’ve used daily for a few months, so this time I went for the large 100ml instead. I do NOT want to stand without this one. You can order it at the Cailyn Cosmetics website.

cailyn cosmetics dizzolv'it makeup melt cleansing balm

The small one looks so cute now that I have the mega jar. Such tiny!

cailyn dizzolv'it

Let’s demonstrate! Here we have a smudge proof, waterproof eye pencil and a pea size amount of the Cailyn Dizzolv’it (this amount would be enough for an entire face!)

cailyn dizzolv'it

Dizzolv’it massaged in, quickly dissolving the eye pencil. The consistency is like a thin oil at this stage.

cailyn dizzolv'it

Add a little water and the oil turns into a milk that easily rinses off.

cailyn dizzolv'it

Byebye makeup, hello smooth non-oily skin!

 

INCI: Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Olea Europaea [Olive] Fruit Oil, Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostear- Ate, Peg-10 Isostearate, Polyethylene, Butylene Glycol, Carica Papaya [Papaya] Fruit Extract, Malpighia Glabra [Acerola] Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Thuja Orientalis Leaf Extract, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum [Sugar Cane] Extract, Acer Saccharum [Sugar Maple] Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis [Orange] Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum [Lemon] Fruit Extract, Aqua, Resveratrol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 16255, CI 15985, Fragrance.

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Video: Killer Colours Perfume Collection Pt. 2

Here’s part 2 of my perfume collection video! You can find part 1 here.

perfume collection

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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!