Recension, Skönhet

Laura Mercier Daring By Night Palette

Här är en palett jag fotograferat för superlänge sedan men aldrig kom till skott med att posta, NU är det dags! Daring By Night från Laura Mercier släpptes inför julen och är den perfekta paletten för en standard Viola-sotning. Du får tre matta skuggor i vitt, svart och grått samt två skimriga i smutsig oliv och supergnistrande mörk silver. Utöver det får du även ett roséguldigt skimmer för kinderna. Allt jag kan önska! Formulan är ofelbar på varenda produkt, allihop är superpigmenterade och mumsiga även utan någon som helst bas, till och med glittret appliceras jämnt i Silver Fox! Alla tummar upp för ett genialiskt palettsläpp. Finns på NK och Cow Parfymeri.

Here’s a palette I photographed really long ago but never managed to post, NOW it’s time! Daring By Night from Laura Mercier was released for christmas and it’s the perfect palette for a standard Viola smokey eye. You get three matte shadows in white, black and grey plus two shimmery shades in dirty olive and super sparkly dark silver. You also get a rose gold shimmer for your cheeks. Everything I need! The formula of every single product is just immaculate, all of them are super pigmented and yummy even without a base of any kind, the glitter even applies evenly in Silver Fox! All thumbs up for a genius palette release. Available at Sephora for you americans.

laura mercier daring by night palette

laura mercier daring by night palette

The outer packaging is not too sexy, thankfully the inside is.

laura mercier daring by night

Look at those shadows, they go on SO smoothly on bare skin. That black is the blackest thing I’ve ever seen. Big plus for the gorgeous rose gold cheek shade!

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Everyday 60′s

I always do big cat wings whenever I wear liner, it feels refreshing to wear something else now and then! Today that ended up being a wing-less eyeliner that just tapers off at the end of the eye. I messily dotted some brown eye pencil on the lower lashline before applying mascara aswell, it gives some extra choppiness to the lashes without turning into cartoony drawn on Twiggy spikes. Plus the pale lid with a greyish crease and pale lips.. Can you sense my 60′s vibe?

everyday 60's

everyday 60's

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – 1 Classic Beige
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • Viva la Diva Dream Cheek Palette – Spring Break
  • TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 4, 7, 9, 10
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • IsaDora Perfect Contour Kajal Waterproof – Dark Brown
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Creamy Lipgloss – Pearly Shell Rose (101)
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Recension, Skönhet

Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation

Dags att kika närmre på en av mina vardagsräddare! Nude Perfection Glow Foundation från Lumene är en lystergivande serumlik foundation som mjukgör och jämnar ut huden en aning. Med betoning på “en aning”, denna är mer som en färgad dagkräm eller BB cream då den inte täcker mycket alls. Jag gillar att applicera den med händerna och sedan dutta på lite concealer där det behövs, det är toppen för dagar då jag vill ha något lätt som inte kladdar. Min vintertorra hud absorberar denna foundation snabbt och jag känner inget behov av att pudra efter. Den har SPF 15 också, inte mycket att skryta med men alltid bra liten extragrej att putta i. Finns att köpa på KICKS, Åhléns och liknande för dryga 169 kr. (Edit: KICKS har 20% rabatt på Lumenes foundations just nu!)

Time to take a look at my daily saviour! Nude Perfection Glow Foundation from Lumene is a luminous serum-like foundation that moisturizes and evens the skin out a bit. With emphasis on “a bit”, this one is more like a tinted moisturizer or a BB cream as it doesn’t cover much at all. I like smoothing it on with my hands and dabbing some concealer on where ever I need that little extra, it’s perfect for days when I want something lightweight that doesn’t feel sticky on the skin. My winter dry skin absorbs this quickly and doesn’t even need any setting powder! It also has SPF 15, not a lot but it’s always a good little extra.

lumene nude perfection glow foundation

Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation comes in a squeeze tube. I use the shade 1 Classic Beige most often as it gives a little warmth, but I also like the shade 0 Light Ivory.

bare skin

Bare skin

lumene nude perfection glow foundation 1 classic beige

Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation in 1 Classic Beige. Doesn’t give much coverage at all, but it evens out the skintone nicely.

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Recension, Skönhet

Video Tutorial: Midnight Blue

I posted a blue smokey eye the other day and today it’s tutorial time! I hope you like it.

midnight blue tutorial

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
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Moon Shadow Water Infused Eyeshadow - Glistening Turquoise (04)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow - Midnight Blue (215), Graphite (230)
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 7
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Creamy Lipgloss – Pearly Shell Rose (101)
  • TheBalm Pretty Smart/Read My Lips Lip Gloss – SNAP!

Nails:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Nail Lacquer - Grass Green (391)
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Midnight Blue

This eye look is done with a bunch of the KIKO Cosmetics products I showed you yesterday! I primed the eye with Moon Shadow Water Infused Eyeshadow in Glistening Turquoise (it’s SO SPARKLY ehmagerd! But more blue than turquoise) and on top I pushed the Water Eyeshadow in Midnight Blue. They’re practically the same colour and just help amplifying each other. On the outer corners I dabbed some Water Eyeshadow in Graphite just to deepen the look a bit.

Blue is one of my absolute favourite eyeshadow colours, the colour itself is so calming and a smokey blue eye really brightens sallow skin. I think the magic lies in not overworking the look, if you just keep the rest of the face simple without contrasting lips/cheeks (I stay far away from pinks when I do blue, much rather a soft bronze/apricot) it won’t look like a 80′s relic. Unless that’s the look you dig of course. Let’s bring the blues back, ok?!

midnight blue

midnight blue

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Make Up Store Bronzing Powder – Shimmer
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • KIKO Eyebrow Fibers Coloured Mascara – Auburn (04)

Eyes:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Moon Shadow Water Infused Eyeshadow - Glistening Turquoise (04)
  • KIKO Cosmetics Water Eyeshadow - Midnight Blue (215), Graphite (230)
  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 8
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Creamy Lipgloss – Pearly Shell Rose (101)
  • TheBalm Pretty Smart/Read My Lips Lip Gloss – SNAP!

Nails:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Nail Lacquer - Rouge Noir (226)
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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!