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Cailyn Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint in Illusionist (3)

Lip tints, tunnflytande läppstift med hög täckgrad som torkar supermatt och kladdfritt på läpparna. Kanske senaste årets mest hypade produkt och ändå har jag inte kommit mig för att testa dem på allvar ännu. De jag provade för ett år sedan eller två, det vill säga precis innan dödshypen drog igång, var tjocka och torra på läpparna för att sedan efter några timmar flagna av. Det intrycket har jag fånigt nog hållit fast vid trots att företagen haft år på sig att utveckla dem. Härom veckan blev jag till slut motbevisad och fick upp suget! Tipsa gärna i kommentarsfältet om era favorit-tints, vill prova mer!

Det som motbevisade min tint-skepsis var alltså Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint från Cailyn, en vattentunn formula som på en minut nästintill försvinner in i läpparna och lämnar dem följsamt sammetsmatta. De håller bra helt utan smet, bleknar en aning längs insidan av läpparna efter flertalet timmar så en dutt touch up kan behövas runt lunch. Inget flagande utan bara en jämn fade. Jag har även burit dem med läppbalsam över utan några problem, ofta blir det smetigt när man applicerar olja/fett över vattenfasta produkter men det hände inte med dessa. Ingen doft eller smak är tillsatt, toppen tycker jag trots att de smakar pyttelite målarfärgigt innan de torkat. Hellre det än syntetiskt fruktflufs.

Precis som många av mina Zoya-nagellack är detta läppstift från Pure Cosmetic, en av mina älsklingsbutiker här i Göteborg. Den ligger på Drottninggatan 51, supernära mitt jobb så jag dyker ofta in och spanar på lunchen. Dit med er! Ni kommer aldrig klara av att gå hem tomhänta. I know I don’t.

 

Lip tints, thin liquid lipstick with high opacity that dries super matte and smudge free on the lips. Maybe the most hyped product this year but I still haven’t come around to trying them out for real yet. The ones I tried a year or two ago, right before the mega hype got started, were thick and dry on the lips and flaked off after a few hours. Silly enough I’ve held on to that impression even though the brands have had years to make them better. About a week ago I got disproved and really excited to try more! I’d love it if you shared your tint favourites in the comments below!

The product that disproved my tint scepticism was Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint from Cailyn, a water thin formula that in a minute almost absorbs into the lips completely and leaves them velvety matte. They wear well without smudging, fades a tad along the inner part of the lip after some hours so a tiny touch up around lunchtime might be needed. No flaking, just an even fade. I’ve even worn them with lip balm on top without a problem, waterproof products often get goopy when you apply oils on top but it didn’t happen with these. No scent or taste, great in my opinion even though they taste a bit paint like before they dry down. Better than synthetic fruit though.

Bought at Pure Cosmetic here in Gothenburg.

cailyn pure lust extreme matte tint 03 illusionist

 

Färgen jag har här är nr 3 Illusionist. En rosig beige nyans med neutral underton som lär passa varenda människa där ute. Går bra att applicera med applikatorn då den är slimmad och inte drar upp för mycket produkt, men en läppensel ökar helt klart precisionen. Jag har även provat nr 10 Optimist som är pangorange och alldeles fantastisk, hade den inte varit slutsåld så hade den också fått följa med hem. Plockar den garanterat nästa gång!

The colour I have here is 3 Illustionist. A rosy beige shade with a neutral undertone that would work on basically anyone. Applying straight from the tube works well as the applicator is so slim and doesn’t pick up too much product, but a lip brush definitely helps for pin point precision. I have also tried 10 Optimist which is a fantastic bright orange, if it wasn’t sold out it would have followed me home too. I will definitely pick it up next time!

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

cailyn pure lust extreme matte tint 03 illusionist

Applied straight from the tube

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Zoya “Miley”

Zoya Miley is a pale cool toned purple nail polish, very sheer and so dusty that it nearly looks grey. With three coats it gives this delicate porcelain like effect, SO worth the many coats! Thank the lawd that it doesn’t dry slowly.

It covers stained nails surprisingly well too, mine are a bit yellow as usual (from all the nail polishes, tee hee..) and it doesn’t show through at all. The perfect neutral colour when plain beige feels too boring!

My bottle is from Pure Cosmetic here in Gothenburg.

zoya miley

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ColourPop Cosmetics Lippie Stix swatches part 2

Ett till paket med fantastiska läpprodukter har anlänt, vi kör vända nummer två med swatches tycker jag! Alla läppswatches nedan är på bara läppstiften, inga pennor användes. De är däremot swatchade sida vid sida på min arm nedan! Del 1 av mina swatches kan ni kika på här! Jag upprepar lite bas-info från förra inlägget åt er:

ColourPop Cosmetics gör läppstift vid namn Lippie Stix, slimmade twist up-pennor som kommer i regnbågens alla färger och flertalet finishar. Till varje läppstift finns en matchande läppenna, s.k. Lippie Pencil, vilket är ett fullständigt genialiskt drag! Mer sånt tack. Sen att både läppstift och pennor kostar $5 (just nu ca 40 kr) styck är ju bara amazing.

Jag har valt att matcha upp de mörkare nyanserna med läppennor för att de är svårare att applicera med raka snygga kanter. Ljusare nyanser använder jag ändå aldrig pennor till så där har jag skippat det, men de finns att köpa om någon av er gillar’t.

ColourPop Cosmetics hemsida skickar för tillfället inte till Europa (BUU!) även om det verkar vara i görningen, tills vidare går det att shoppa via amerikanska vänner eller något av alla företag som vidarebefodrar post, t.ex. Shipito. Det kostar lite mer men ger en möjlig mellanhand.

 

Another package stuffed with fantastic lippies has arrived, so let’s do a second run with swatches! All lip swatches below are of the lipsticks only, so no lip pencils. They are swatched side by side on my arm below! You can look at part 1 of my swatches here! Also I’ll repeat some basic info from the last post:

ColourPop Cosmetics make these lipsticks called Lippie Stix, slim twist-up pencils that come in a zillion colours and different finishes. For each lipstick there’s a matching Lippie Pencil which is the best thing ever! More of that please. Also the fact that both lipsticks and lip pencils are only $5 a piece is just glorious.

I have chosen to match up the darker colours with lip pencils just because those are harder to apply neatly. I never use pencils with light colours so I’ve skipped that, but they are available if you’re into it.

The ColourPop Cosmetics website doesn’t ship to Europe (BOOO!) yet but it seems like it’s coming up, until then you can shop through American friends or any mail forwarding company, like Shipito. It’s a bit pricier but at least it creates a possibility.

colourpop lippie stix + lippie pencils

Lippie Stix in Tootsi, Lady, LBB, Heart On, Grind, Brills, Charm, Raw. Lippie Pencil in Tootsi, Lady, LBB, Grind, Frenchie.

colourpop lippie stix + lippie pencil swatch

Lippie Stix in Tootsi + pencil, Lady + pencil, LBB + pencil, Heart On, Grind + pencil, Brills, Charm, Raw, Lippie Pencil in Frenchie (swatched on my lips in this post).

colourpop lippie stix tootsi swatch

Tootsi. Ashy rosy beige, matte finish. The pencil is even more grey toned so if you use the pencil all over before the lipstick it’ll get even more 90′s grey. It applied very easily and looks even. The pencil is not needed for a good result.

colourpop lippie stix lady swatch

Lady. Deep red with an earthy brown undertone, matte finish. One of my favourites out of these shades, it’s incredibly flattering on, true velvety 1920′s lips! The lipstick is even on its own but the lip pencil could help for extra crisp edges.

colourpop lippie stix lbb swatch

LBB. Dark berry pink, matte finish. This one is sheerer and shinier than the other mattes, it looks very glam but it doesn’t apply totally even, the pencil is a must in my opinion. Otherwise it will look hot pink along the edges.

colourpop lippie stix heart on swatch

Heart On. Hot hot hot magenta pink with a cool undertone, matte finish. Wowza! Fantastic formula that glides on super evenly. Doesn’t look whitened like bright pinks often do, it’s so rich and packs a serious punch. Pencil is not needed for a good result.

colourpop lippie stix grind swatch

Grind. Bright purple, matte finish. The most intense purple lipstick I’ve ever worn, I really like it! Glides on nicely but it’s a tad too sheer and turns pink along the edges like purples often do. Use the pencil to get rid of that problem.

colourpop lippie stix brills swatch

Brills. Dusty pastel purple, satin finish. I’ve never, NEVER found a pastel colour that looked nice on me, especially not a purple. This one has a weird beige/grey undertone to it instead of white which actually makes it wearable for me. I got this to put in my kit but I’m not sure I can part with it.. Lip pencil is not needed for a good result.

colourpop lippie stix charm swatch

Charm. Pale pastel green, satin finish. Now we’re entering crazy land! This is said to be a satin but it feels super matte, applies surprisingly evenly without the redness of the lips shining through at all but it needs a sharp lip brush or lip pencil for perfect edges. I can’t wait to use this on someone for a shoot.

colourpop lippie stix raw swatch

Raw. Bright pastel aqua, satin finish. This one is smooth and creamy, applies evenly and so so pigmented without any of the redness of the lips shining through. Another one I’m really excited to have in my kit. Needs no pencil for a good result.

colourpop super shock shadow bae

Super Shock Shadow in Bae. A little bonus! I didn’t plan on getting any eyeshadows but HELLO PERFECTION. A warm eggplant shadow with intense aqua green shimmer. Life.

colourpop super shock shadow bae swatch

Drool.

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Byredo x Oliver Peoples

Ljuva nyheter! Svenska nischparfymhuset Byredo teamade nyligen upp med glasögonmärket Oliver Peoples och släppte en parfym samt tre par solglasögon, båda unisex och i tre färgsättningar – indigo, champagne och grönt. Brillor med matchande fume, ja tack. Jag har den indigoblå flaskan här, de är alla vackra så det var väldigt svårt att välja en favorit.

De listade noterna är enbär, citron, patchouli, iris, varm sand, mysk och helichrysum. På min hud öppnar den med klibbig och rätt söt patchouli (ingen hippie-patch, mer sofistikerad) med en en kall enbärsnot i ett par timmar, sedan mjuknar den ner till en myskig varm huddoft kantad av iris. Den är torrare och förlorar klibbigheten så snart basnoterna framträder, så det är där vi har noten av varm sand. Att patchoulin inte höll ut till slutet förvånar mig, den har en tendens att alltid göra det på mig, men eftersom basen är omfamnande mjuk så veknar den inte utan patchen.

Byredo Oliver Peoples är en Eau de Parfum och kommer i flaska om 50 ml, finns på NK nu.

 

Lovely news! Swedish niche perfume house Byredo recently teamed up with the eyewear brand Oliver Peoples and released a perfume and a pair of sunglasses, both unisex and available in three colour settings – indigo, champagne and green. Shades with matching fumes, yes please. I have the indigo bottle here, they all look gorgeous so it was really hard to pick a favourite.

The listed notes of the perfume are juniper berry, lemon, patchouli, orris butter, warm sand, musk and helichrysum. On my skin it starts off with a sticky and quite sweet patchouli (no hippie patch, way more sophisticated) with a cold juniper note for a couple of hours, then it mellows down to a musky warm skin scent smoothened by iris. It is more dry than sticky once I get to the drydown, so that’s where we have the warm sand. I was surprised that the patch didn’t stay until the end, it always does on me, but as the base is so warm and comforting it doesn’t weaken without it.

Byredo Oliver Peoples is an Eau de Parfum and comes in a 50 ml bottle, out now.

byredo oliver peoples

The indigo bottle. In softer light it looks nearly black but when looked at through a window it turns into this delicate aqua colour.

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Raving Red

Yesterday I wore IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips lip crayon in the colour Raving Red, it’s so vibrant! Like a bright, almost pastel red. Not at all rich and saturated like a classic red. Happiness in a colour!

raving red

Face:

  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Foundation – 2 Cream Ivory
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Emite Make Up BB Highlighting Pen – Almo
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • KICKS Baked Blusher – Fashionista

Brows:

  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 376
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 434
  • Idun Minerals Eyeliner – Sand
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips – Raving Red
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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!