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Briar Rose

Today I’m wearing the BareMinerals eyeshadow duo that I wrote a post about yesterday (both on eyes and as face highlighter) paired with plummy tones on cheeks, lips and nails. The clash between plum and warm coppery gold is fantastic, a 100% royal combo!

briar rose

Face:

  • IsaDora Wake Up Make Up Foundation – Fair
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • PürMinerals Château Cheeks Powder Blush – Savvy
  • BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 – The Top Shelf (Mixologist as highlighter)

Brows:

  • NYX Cosmetics Auto Eyebrow Pencil – Taupe

Eyes:

  • BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 – The Top Shelf
  • IsaDora All Day Long Lash Mascara

Lips:

  • ArtDeco Hydra Lip Booster – Translucent Papaya (42)

Nails:

  • A England – Briar Rose
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CND Vinylux “Grapefruit Sparkle”

Jag har nu burit detta nagellack i över fyra dagar vilket för min del nästan är historiskt, jag som byter lack var och varannan dag! Det kanske säger något om hur bra jag trivts i lugna Grapefruit Sparkle från CND‘s Vinylux-serie. Ett skirt ljusrosa lack späckat med fint silverskimmer, verkar inte mycket för världen vid första anblick men har en fantastiskt vacker glöd på fingrarna. Som insidan på en snäcka! Fyra lager fick jag lacka för denna halvtäckande finish men tack vare Vinyluxformulan (och det tillhörande överlacket) var det inga som helst problem med torktiden. Den är annars väldigt fin redan vid ett eller två lager också om man vill ha en mer naken look. Shoppa på Nailsbodybeauty!

Now I’ve worn this nail poish for over four days which in my case is nearly historical, I change my polishes all the time! That might tell you something about how much I’ve liked this calm shade called Grapefruit Sparkle from the CND Vinylux line. A sheer light pink polish packed with fine silver shimmer, doesn’t really amaze at first glance but it has a fantastic glow on the fingers. Like the inside of a seashell! I needed four coats for this semi opaque finish but thanks to the Vinylux formula (and the top coat that goes with it) there was no problem at all with drying. It’s also really pretty at one or two coats if you want a more naked look.

cnd vinylux grapefruit sparkle

cnd vinylux grapefruit sparkle

cnd vinylux grapefruit sparkle

cnd vinylux grapefruit sparkle

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BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 “The Top Shelf”

BareMinerals Ready-linje har världens bästa ögonskuggor. Japp. Jag har aldrig använt en formula som går på så mjukt, är så pigmenterad och håller så länge på ögonlocken utan primer. Mitt hjärta sjunger över att ännu en palett har landat i min samling! Här kan ni snabbkika på min gamla favvo-quad The Truth.

Denna gång är det dags för en duo vid namn The Top Shelf. Skuggan till vänster heter Mixologist och är en ljus persikorosa perfekt för att bära över hela ögonlocket eller att highlighta med, finishen är skimrig åt det metalliska hållet men mildast av de två. Till höger i paletten har vi Cognac, en gyllene kopparbrun skugga blank som en spegel. Den har samma färg som mitt hår! Båda skuggorna är som sagt i fantastisk kvalitet och applicerar fånigt mjukt och jämnt.

Shoppa på brittiska Feelunique eller svenska Bangerhead.

 

The BareMinerals Ready line has the best eyeshadows in the world. Yep. I’ve never used a formula that applies this soft, is this pigmented and wears this long on the eyelids without a primer. My heart is singing for the new addition to my collection! Here’s a peek at my old favourite quad called The Truth.

This time it was time for a duo called The Top Shelf. The shadow on the left is called Mixologist and it’s a pale peachy pink perfect to wear all over the lid or for highlighting, the finish is shimmery leaning metallic but mildest of these two. On the right we have Cognac, a golden coppery brown shadow reflective as a mirror. It has the same colour as my hair! Both of these shadows have, as I mentioned, a fantastic quality and applies so soft and evenly that it’s nearly a joke.

You can find these at British Feelunique for example.

bareminerals ready eyeshadow 2.0 the top shelf

BareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 in The Top Shelf, comes in a sleek black rubberized packaging with a mirror. Plus a sponge applicator for some reason.

bareminerals ready eyeshadow 2.0 the top shelf - mixologist, cognac

Mixologist, Cognac. Applies like a dream even without a primer.

bareminerals ready eyeshadow 2.0 the top shelf - mixologist, cognac

Strangest swatch picture ever, but this sheered out swatch really shows the magical sheen and smooth application!

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YouTube/Product Tip: A perfect demonstration of my bronzing technique + a new exciting product from Charlotte Tilbury

I rarely see someone bronze in a way that’s similar to mine both in style and with the same kind of products, but here’s a great quick tutorial by amazing Charlotte Tilbury that shows a technique close to mine! You can also see why I prefer cream bronzers to powders, see the skin-like “wet look” glow it gives? Wowza.

With that said, and as if someone doubted the fact, I’m totally craving the new Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks. Oh my gosh! Available at charlottetilbury.com for £30 each.

charlotte tilbury beach sticks

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Sticks in Las Salinas, Ibiza, Es Vedra, Moon Beach and Formentera

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“What lipstick are you wearing in your sidebar picture?”

Most asked question ever, and here’s the answer! Everything below is my old blog post from year 2012!

 

Today I’m wearing the light red lipstick that you all seemed to like in this blog post! Natural eyes, strong brows and much focus on the skin. And to do another blog post reference, I used all three Pürminerals Rocks on my cheeks.

 

Face:

  • Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer – Porcelain
  • Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Flexible Cover Concealer – Vanilla
  • Meow Cosmetics “Purrrfect” Mineral Foundation – 1-Sleek Bengal
  • Too Faced Chocolate Matte Bronzing Powder – Milk Chocolate
  • Pürminerals Exotic Rocks – Hot Rocks, Glow Rocks, Lava Rocks
  • Meow Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow – Prophecy (for highlight)

Brows:

  • MAC Eyeshadow – Mystery
  • Illamasqua Brow and Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Liner
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Vow
  • Meow Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • Lotus Organic Mascara – Brown

Lips:

  • Revlon Matte Lipstick – Strawberry Suede
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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!