Recension, Skönhet

Celestial Cosmetics “Sea of Tranquility”

Nothing gets me like delicate pastel blue nail polish. The fact that this one is holographic aswell doesn’t make a thing worse.. Sea of Tranquility from Celestial Cosmetics needs three coats to get full opacity, the slight sheerness is what makes it look so glass-like, so it’s totally worth it.

My bottle is from Edgy Polish who ship worldwide.

celestial cosmetics sea of tranquility

Indirect sunlight

celestial cosmetics sea of tranquility

Direct sunlight

Viola, Killer Colours
Promotion

Recension, Skönhet

Murad Age-Diffusing Firming Mask

Age-Diffusing Firming Mask från Murad var en av mina favoritmasker för ett par år sedan, men på grund av fånigt högt pris har jag inte haft den hemma på ett tag. Nu är den tillbaka i rutinen och den ger samma fantastiska resultat som förr, jag kunde inte vara gladare! Masken utlovar en plumpande effekt på huden som reducerar synbarheten av fina linjer och rynkor samt att den ska ge en fastare känsla. Jag är som tidigare nämnt 23 så “anti age” är inget jag jämrar mig över (om det ens är något att jämra sig över alls, ärligt talat?). Jag tror på att ge huden det den vill ha, och ge den de bästa förutsättningarna att hålla sig välmående länge.

Min hud behöver alltid hjälp på traven för att binda nog med fukt, och det syns omedelbart när jag sköljt av denna mask att den slurpat i sig massa gott. Huden är betydligt klarare, rodnader är dämpade och jag upplever även att den över tid lugnar eventuella finnar. Mycket är att tacka de många fuktgivande ingredienserna, t.ex. algen Macrocystis Pyrifera (som även är lugnande och antibakteriell) samt de två lerorna, rengörande bentonit och mineralrika montmorillonite. Full innehållsförteckning i slutet av inlägget för den nyfikne.

Finns att shoppa på t.ex. Eleven.se och Skin City.

 

Age-Diffusing Firming Mask from Murad was one of my favourite masks a few years ago, but because of the insane price I haven’t had a tube at home in a while. Now it’s back in my routine and it still gives the same amazing result as before, I couldn’t be happier! The mask promises a plumping effect of the skin that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles plus it should give a tightening effect. As mentioned before, I’m 23 so “anti age” isn’t something that I’m worrying about (if it’s worth worrying about at all, to be honest?). I just believe in giving the skin what it wants, and giving it the best conditions to stay healthy for a long time.

My skin has always needed extra help binding moisture, and it shows immediately when I rinse this mask off that it has absorbed a lot of goodness. My skin is much brighter, redness is reduced and I also find that it over time helps calm pimples. Much is to thank the many moisturizing ingredients, for example the algae Macrocystis Pyrifera (which also acts calming and antibacterial) and the two clays, cleansing bentonite and mineral rich montmorillonite. Full inci at the bottom of the post for the curious one.

murad age-diffusing firming mask

 

INCI: Water (Aqua), Bentonite, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Glycerin, Diisostearyl Malate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Montmorillonite, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, PVP, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Spondias Mombin Pulp Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Pulp Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Pulp Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Pentylene

Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

Shleee Polish Porn

There’s only one thing to say: Holy shit.

I found Shleee Polish browsing around on Etsy about a week ago, I had never heard of them before so I placed an order just to see if those sparkly polishes were as beautiful as they seemed. I SQUEALED when I opened the package, holyshitholyshitholyshit.

Available at the Shleee Polish etsy shop.

shleee polish

Top row: Vision 2.0, Cosmic Frosting, No Floods 2.0, Chitauri Scepter (part 1). Bottom row: In A Galaxy Far Far Away, Phanaeus Vindex, Wallace

shleee polish

Clockwise from the bottom left corner: Vision 2.0, Cosmic Frosting, No Floods 2.0, Chitauri Scepter (part 1), Wallace, Phanaeus Vindex, In A Galaxy Far Far Away

shleee polish

Top row: Vision 2.0, Cosmic Frosting, No Floods 2.0, Chitauri Scepter (part 1). Bottom row: In A Galaxy Far Far Away, Phanaeus Vindex, Wallace

shleee polish swatch

Vision 2.0, Cosmic Frosting, No Floods 2.0, Chitauri Scepter (part 1), Wallace, Phanaeus Vindex, In A Galaxy Far Far Away

Viola, Killer Colours

Skönhet

Exhibit A

Everyone should own a firetruck red blush. I really think so! When applied very very lightly they flush the skin in the most beautiful way, and this works for any skintone. Lightest to darkest, warmest to coolest. I’ve used Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Devour a lot but that one is discontinued (SO SAD!) so I always feel bad about giving that one as my product tip for you. I’ve been wanting a powder version aswell, eyeing NARS Exhibit A since I saw it in Stockholm last november. A while ago I got it, and this bright bright red works just as wonderfully as the Illamasqua one. Try it out if you haven’t!

exhibit a

Face:

  • Lumene Beauty Base Matifying & Pore Minimizing Primer
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • NARS Blush – Exhibit A

Brows:

  • Benefit Gimme Brow – Medium/Dark

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss – Bloodroses
Viola, Killer Colours

Recension, Skönhet

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P & 203p

Det är så sjukt svårt att hitta bra läppglans, eller hur? De kan inte vara så skira att färgerna inte går att skilja från varandra, men ändå inte så pigmenterade att det blir ett färgklet som känns läskigt att bära. Inte heller kan de vara för klibbiga för då vill jag ba grina, men är de för ickeklibbiga sitter de inte på plats som de ska.

När Sephora just öppnat här i Göteborg köpte jag ett av de nya Artist Plexi-Gloss från Make Up For Ever, ärligt talat bara på grund av färgen, men kom verkligen att gilla det. Nu har jag två! Formulan är åt det klibbigare hållet, men känns snarare lackat och “bouncy” än sådär att läpparna smetar ihop och trådar sig (hej MACgloss). De blir inte heller klibbiga som snor efter några timmar (vi alla vet känslan, så många gloss blir sådär!) utan håller sig blanka och ljuva även när hälften har nötts bort. Grymma gloss, ni måste kolla in!

 

It’s so damn hard to find good lip glosses, right? They can’t be so sheer that the colours all look the same, but they can’t be so pigmented that it turns into a colour goop that you’re just afraid to wear. They can’t be too sticky either because that just makes me want to cry, but not too non-sticky either as that makes them slide around and wear off quickly.

When Sephora just opened here in Gothenburg I bought one of the new Artist Plexi-Gloss from Make Up For Ever, honestly just because of the colour, but I really ended up liking it. Now I’ve got two!  The formula is on the stickier side, but it rather feels like a bouncy lacquer than a stringy goop (hello MAC glosses). They don’t turn into sticky snot after a few hours either (we all know that feeling, many glosses do!), they just stay shiny and lovely even when half of it has worn off. Great glosses, you have to check them out!

make up for ever artist plexi gloss 100p, 203p

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P, 203P. The packaging is nice and sleek, and I love the lip logo at the bottom of the tube.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 100p, 203p

The applicator is interesting, I have no clue why it has that little slit on the side, but the flexible spatula shape makes it super easy to apply evenly and quickly! One or maybe two pumps is enough to give a nice opacity on the lips.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 100p, 203p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P, 203P

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 100p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P. A light neutral toned beige with soft shimmer. A wonderful shade that brightens without making the lips look whitened, It doesn’t have that “makeup-y” feel either, I’ve worn it with minimal makeup and it looks totally effortless. It matches the pale tone I have at the outer parts of my natural lips, I think that’s why it doesn’t feel “fake” on me.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 203p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P. A rosy pink with golden shimmer. I was drawn to this colour immediately when I saw it, I don’t even know how! Pink glossy lips is not my style at all but this shade just mimics the natural pinky tones I have towards the inside of my lips, so when it’s applied all over the lips it makes them appear super full and fresh! Aaahh such a gorgeous shade.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 100p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 100P. Blog post with full product list here.

make up for ever artist plexi-gloss 203p swatch

Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi-Gloss in 203P. Blog post will full product list here.

Viola, Killer Colours
Killer Colours

Contact me:
killercolours@gmail.com

Blog info:
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!