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Palina Star Dust eyeshadow swatches

A while ago I got some products from the Swedish makeup brand Palina, these loose Star Dust eyeshadows immediately catched my eye so I had to swatch them for you! They are available at the Palina webshop (who I guess only ship within Sweden) for 195 SEK. Very expensive for mineral eyeshadows I must say, but they do work well.

The shadows are swatched on bare skin below, no primer or foundation. All of them adhered beautifully except for the pink one called Christina, that one is more on the matte side and will need something to stick to. But just look at the other four! Yum! Especially Corurtney and Alicia captured my heart.

palina star dust

Palina Star Dust in Courtney, Alicia, Marilyn, Christina, Oprah

palina star dust swatch

Palina Star Dust in Courtney, Alicia, Marilyn, Christina, Oprah

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Intense Gaze

If you read my review of the limited edition Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette you might remember the shade combo I mentioned loving. Warm pink Intense Gaze all over the lids, peachy copper Bellini on the inner part of the lids and matte brick coloured Morocco dabbed on the outer corners. Here it is on the eyes! Intense Gaze is the most fantastic shade ever, I don’t even want to think about the day that I finish it.. PLEEASE release it as a single pan Anastasia, I will be yours forever!!

intense gaze

intense gaze

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer

Brows:

  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadow Couture World Traveler Palette – Fudge
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)

Eyes:

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

Nails:

  • Colors By Llarowe – My Broken Down Crop Duster
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Afghan Red

I mentioned this lipstick in my post about two favourite fall lippies from NARS, I’ve worn Afghan Red like a maniac lately! It’s the perfect dusty shade right inbetween red, pink and.. mauve? Or something? Like a flirt with the 20′s but not full on gothic. Really unusual! Plus that slight sheen is just fantastic.

afghan red

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Satin Lipstick – Afghan Red
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Trooper

Today I’m testing out the new (at least on the Swedish market, launches soon!) Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, a pitch black shiny liquid liner with a brush tip. It looks like vinyl on the lids! It doesn’t build up and get crusty either so it’s easy to work with in layers and modifying the liner as you go. It hasn’t left a grey inprint on my browbone either which often happens to me with liners, it stayed in place beautifully! This seems very promising.

trooper

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Lumene Blueberry Eyebrow Shaping Wax – Blond (3)

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Tattoo Liner – Trooper
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil – Dolce Vita
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My most used bronzers

I list the same bronzers over and over in my product lists without actually showing you how they look, so I picked together my six most used to swatch and compare!

All of them have varying levels of shimmer, but even the shiniest don’t look glittery on the skin. They all just give a lovely glow. Same with the warm toned ones, those shades often lean orange on the skin but these are more peachy, golden or yellow in tone which I find more flattering.

 

Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer. A cream bronzer with intense shimmer. The red tone of this makes it look just like natural sunkissed skin.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03. A powder bronzer that leans matte, it still has that soft shine which helps the skin from looking flat. A great neutral undertone.

Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer. A powder bronzer with a warm glow. It has a slight peach undertone which makes it great for fair skin.

KICKS Bronzing Powder – Summer in the City. A powder bronzer with the slightest shimmer. The darkest and warmest of the bunch, great for more of a statement bronze.

Soap & Glory Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick. A powder bronzer with intense shimmer. This one has a very peachy undertone so it doubles beautifully as a warm glowy blush.

TheBalm Betty Lou-Manizer. A powder bronzer with intense shimmer. A peachy bronze undertone with warm golden shimmer. Another very warm one that leans more into statement land.

my most used bronzers

Top row: Manasi Makeup, Laura Mercier, Make Up Store. Bottom row: KICKS, Soap & Glory, TheBalm

my most used bronzers

Swatched in the same order as shown above

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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!