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  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen – Almo
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor – Nude
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Pinstripe
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer


  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 9, 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel


  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 3, 4, 9, 10
  • NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil – Milk
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
  • Eylure Definition Strip Lashes – No. 20
  • Ardell Fashion Lashes – 112 Lower Black


  • Make Up Store Eye Pencil – Dusty Smoke 
  • ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix – Creature
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge XXX Lip Plump Swell Bliss – Sage Royal Jelly
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Recension, Skönhet

Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara review

The Volume Mascara från Kevyn Aucoin är, enligt info, en prisvinnande mascara med en banbrytande formula som separerar och definierar varje frans. Den har en smal borste som inte missar en endaste frans och den adderar längd och volym. Inga klumpar, flagor eller kladd och håller länge på fransarna. Den unika borsten gör att appliceringen ska gå som en dans. Många stora ord! Håller mascaran vad den lovar? Finns att köpa på Beautybay för dryga 250 kronor.

The Volume Mascara from Kevyn Aucoin is, according to info, an award winning mascara with a groundbreaking formula that separates and defines each lash. It has a skinny brush that doesn’t miss a lash and it adds length and volume. It does not clump or flake, it’s smudge resistant and long wearing. The unique styled brush makes application effortless. Many claims! Does it hold up? Available at for example Beautybay for £19.

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

The wand is super skinny, and so is the sleek metal tube. It feels like a fancy fountain pen! So luxurious.

No mascara

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

1 coat of Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

2 coats of Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

So what does it do?

Length: 5/5

My lashes aren’t magical when it comes to length, but this mascara definitely makes the best of what I’ve got! It does add that extra little millimeter that few mascaras manage to pack on.

Volume: 4/5
The first coat gives more length than volume, with the second coat the lashes turn thick and lovely. It’s hard to build up to that messy spikey effect on the bottom lashes though, so for that extra fat cartoony effect you might want another mascara.

Definition: 4.5/5
The fibers on the brush makes it very easy to catch every lash and comb through it without packing on far too much product. It does dry quite quickly though so unless I work at a good pace it starts drying and gets harder to manipulate.

Precision: 5/5
Perfection! This mascara brush is eeeverything. It’s thin and sleek which makes it easy to work with and the bristles are very hard to apply too much product with.

Effectivity: 5/5
You barely need to work with this mascara to get a good result, it’s thick enough in formula to really catch on quickly.

Colour: 5/5
Pitch kill-you-in-your-sleep black.

Water resistance: 4/5
This is a tubing mascara, in other words the only thing that can break it down is hot water on a cotton pad pressed against the eye for about half a minute, then it slides off like tiny pair of eyelash pantyhose without leaving any black smudges! You will be able to walk in the rain or even take a swim in cooler water without a problem, it won’t budge.

Longevity: 5/5
Not a single smudge or flake! It looks just the same in the evening as it did in the morning when I applied it. It doesn’t get “sooty” in the lower lashline either, I know many people have that problem but as this one doesn’t break down from oil (eye creams, concealers, foundations, eyepencils, eyeshadows, you know the drill) it doesn’t look any different after a full day.


Conclusion: 37.5/40

Long thick defined lashes that are pitch black, wears perfectly all day and when you want to take it off it slides off the lashes gently without leaving a single black trace on the eyes. This mascara IS expensive so it should perform, and it does! It is a tad crunchy on the lashes but when you get a result this nice I feel bad even opening my mouth about those small things. All thumbs up Kevyn Aucoin!

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

Makeup look using Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara. Link to full blog post here.

Viola, Killer Colours

Livsstil, Recension, Skönhet

Cowshed Lazy Cow Soothing Room Candle

Overall I’m a bit underwhelmed by this years summer sale, very few stores sold anything desirable, most of it was old stuff they wanted to get rid off. One of the few things I was very happy to find though was this Cowshed Lazy Cow Soothing Room Candle that I bought at half off from Åhléns, a candle scented with jasmine, sandalwood and chamomille.

The Cowshed candles are made of 100% renewable soy wax and free from GMO, pesticides, herbicides, chemicals (??? everything is chemicals), palm, paraffine/petroleum waxes plus the natural fiber wick is lead free. That’s one serious cow!

cowshed lazy cow soothing room candle

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Today I thought I should wear as many products as possible from the Kevyn Aucoin Bloody Gorgeous set but I chickened out once I had applied the eyeshadow and the mascara, I liked it too much with a neutral lip so the dark lip products will have to wait. But isn’t this eyeshadow amazing? Even over no primer it applies really smooth and pigmented. The mascara also surprised me, it looks great with two thick coats.

So instead of the Bloody Gorgeous products I used a lot of stuff that I got from Sephora the other day. I’m liking most of it this far, the only thing I’m on the fence about is the foundation. I’m not sure if I like how it feels on the skin, plus it enhances dry spots a bit too well.. Hmm! We’ll see for sure when I’ve used it more.



  • Marc  Jacobs Genius Gel Super-Charged Foundation – Ivory Light (10)
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Imperceptible Powder Evanescence – Aura
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush – Outspoken


  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Deep


  • Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Single – 109
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara


  • Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss – 203P
Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

Kevyn Aucoin The Bloody Gorgeous Box Set

Ibland dyker saker upp som får hjärtat att pingla. Kevyn Aucoin släppte en blanksvart liten låda med alla produkter i den bordeauxröda nyansen Bloodroses, tillsammans med en prisbelönt mascara och vinröd totebag. The Bloody Gorgeous Box Set. Jag kikade på den gång på gång på gång och när jag kunde beställa hem den till rabatterat pris från Beautybay kunde jag inte hålla mig längre. Klicketiklick och den var min! Snart kommer en makeup där jag inkluderar så många av produkterna som möjligt, tills vidare kikar vi på innehållet!

Now and then you see stuff that makes your heart sing. Kevyn Aucoin released a shiny little black box containing all products in the bordeaux red shade Bloodroses, paired with an award winning mascara and a wine red totebag. The Bloody Gorgeous Box Set. I looked at it multiple times and when I had the opportunity to order it at a reduced price from Beautybay I couldn’t keep my hands off it anymore. Clickety click and it was mine! Soon I’ll do a makeup look with as many of the products as possible, until the. let’s take a peek at the contents!

kevyn aucoin the bloody gorgeous box set

The box came stuffed with bordeaux red paper which hugged the golden products beautifully. I rarely get stunned by how luxurious things are presented, but this was so nice!

kevyn aucoin the bloody gorgeous box set

And what was inside the golden packaging didn’t look any worse.. Drool!

kevyn aucoin the volume mascara

Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara. Award winning volume mascara that “will not flake, drip, smudge, clump, or melt” according to info. It has a slim brush that should make application effortless. I can imagine it being fantastic for lower lashes or reaching those tiny inner corner lashes!

kevyn aucoin the flesh tone lip pencil bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Bloodroses. A bourdeaux red lip pencil containing vitamin E and jojoba seed oil that is supposed to nourish the lips and give brilliant colour and definition.

kevyn aucoin the expert lip color bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Color in Bloodroses. A deep crimson red lipstick that was made to flatter all skin tones. The finish is really smooth, feels lovely!

kevyn aucoin the lip gloss bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Bloodroses. A sheer brownish red non-sticky lip gloss with sunflower seed oil. The patented applicator is shaped to mimic the finger of a makeup artist. How cool?

kevyn aucoin the eyeshadow single 109

Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Single in 109. A dusty wine red matte eyeshadow with a really smooth texture, the pigmentation seems promising.

kevyn aucoin the creamy glow duo 1 nuelle/bloodroses

Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow Duo in 1 Nuelle/Bloodroses. A flushed beige/wine red cream colour duo for the cheeks, can double as a lip product aswell.

kevyn aucoin the bloody gorgeous box set swatches

Swatched in the same order as they’re shown above. Lip pencil, lipstick, lip gloss, eyeshadow, creamy glow duo.

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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!