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Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon swatches + review

Lip crayons are staples in my everyday routine. They give a nice gloss without feeling sticky, help chapped lips look plump and soft and give a wash of colour. Yves Rocher are releasing Radiant Lip Crayon in six new shades, here I have three to show you!

The formula of these is gel-like, it glides on very easily and is actually quite long wearing. It doesn’t just slip right off like soft lippies can do, it leaves a slight stain that leaves your lips with a tint even when the shine has gone away a bit. No caking up in dry areas either. A great budget find if you want something new on your lips for spring.

yves rocher radiant lip crayon

Radiant Lip Crayon comes in a classic twist-up packaging, super easy for on-the-go application.

yves rocher radiant lip crayon rose somptueux, pourpre lumineaux, rouge flamboyant swatch

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon in Rose Somptueux, Pourpre Lumineux and Rouge Flamboyant.

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

yves rocher radiant lip crayon rose somptueux swatch

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon in Rose Somptueux. A creamy bright pink. A classic shade that will brighten anyones look up. Great one of you don’t have anything like it already!

yves rocher radiant lip crayon pourpre lumineux swatch

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon in Pourpre Lumineux. A deeper cool toned pink with sparks of silver. A gooorgeous shade that I have worn quite a bit lately. Great for someone who wants to try a deeper lipstick out without fully committing.

yves rocher radiant lip crayon rouge flamboyant swatch

Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon in Rouge Flamboyant. A sheer creamy neutral red. Beautiful shade too, not as opaque as red lip crayons often are.

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Lolita

First of all, HELLO THERE! I haven’t been posting a lot over the last few days, that’s because J and I had a turbulent (to say the least) week which ended in us finally buying our dream apartment! It’s the top floor of a 1939 house with double the space we have now, Peggy and Selma will be so happy for the extra racing space! My head has been away from makeup as you might understand.

Now it’s time to take a look at one of the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks that finally launched at Sephora here in Sweden! Lolita is a really dreamy colour, I thought it would be a lot lighter than it is but I guess it was made for a skintone or three darker than mine. Haha. On me it’s a deepened dusty spooky rose. Not brown, not grey, not plummy.. So pretty! Plus I do actually prefer this formula to the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks, don’t tell anyone!

lolita

lolita

lolita

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer – Light 16
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Sytry
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Becca Ultimate Crème Eyeliner – Romanesque
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick – Lolita
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Stardust

Todays makeup was inspired by one of you! I asked for some interesting colour combinations on Instagram (@killercolours) and I the first reply I got was to do something with taupe/silver and orange. I really love the combination of cool toned silver with a fiery orange, I remember doing a look like this when I just had started my blog (8 years ago, can you believe it?!?) so it was a great idea to pick it up again!

I’m wearing Moondust, a shimmery taupe, blended all over the lid towards the brow. Graphite, a shimmery steel grey, on the lashline and outer corner deepened with matte black Bulletproof. Then I smacked Stardust, a metallic cream, in the center of the lid for a wet look.

You really liked it when I posted a picture of the products I used, so I’ll keep doing it when I have time for it! It would be a bit overwhelming showing every product so I’m going for the key products that you would need/have to dupe to recreate the look.

stardust

stardust

stardust

stardust

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush – I Will Always Love You
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Moondust, Graphite
  • Sugarpill Eyeshadow – Bulletproof
  • Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eyeshadow Stick – Stardust
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • IsaDora Perfect Moisture Lipstick – Orange Flash

stardust

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Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation review & demo

Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation, ni ser mig använda den om och om igen och det är av en enkel anledning – den är det bästa jag haft på min hud. Jag har plöjt igenom alla foundations som kommit i min väg, dyrt som billigt och komplicerat som simpelt, och jag tackar sminkgudarna för att favoriten för en gångs skull inte är snordyr och svårfunnen utan landar på ynka 159 kronor i dagligvaruhandeln. Är dessutom på rea på Eleven just nu!

Vad är mina krav på en bra foundation?

Jag vill ha en foundation som, framför allt annat, ser ut som hud. Alla varianter som på något vis syns vid en närmre kik i spegeln går fetbort. Formulan jag föredrar är packad med silikoner och har en krämig konsistens (till skillnad från lättflytande eller kräm-till-puder) som inte torkar matt, då slätar den ut hudtexturen och ger lyster så huden inte ser ut som en död pannkaka. Täckningen ska inte vara för hög, mediumtäckning räcker gott och väl när en täckande concealer finns till hands. Hellre då att den är vass på att balansera hudtonen. Parfymfritt är nära på ett krav eftersom jag annars ofta får utslag efter några dagars användning.

 

Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation, you see me use it over and over again and it’s for a simple reason – it’s the best thing that I’ve ever worn on my skin. I have tested everything that has come my way, expensive as well as cheap and complicated as well as simple, and I thank the makeup gods for the favourite that for once isn’t hella expensive and hard to find (in Sweden at least)! I think you can order it within Europe at Eleven.se.

What do I expect from a good foundation?

I want a foundation that, first of all, looks like skin. I diss everything that is detectable on the skin with a closer look in the mirror. The formulas I prefer are packed with silicons and have a creamy consistency (unlike thin liquids or cream to powder) that won’t dry matte, they even the skin texture out and give some glow so the skin won’t look like a dead pancake. The coverage shouldn’t be too high, medium coverage is definitely enough when I can follow up with a concealer. I rather have something that balances the skintone very well. Perfume free is basically a must as my skin tends to act up after a few days use otherwise.

lumene longwear blur foundation

Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation comes in a plain squeeze tube. Very travel friendly and easy to get the last drop out of.

Vad säger Lumene själva om Longwear Blur Foundation?

“Hållbar, sammetslen foundation som får huden att omedelbart se jämn och felfri ut. Sitter kvar i upp till 16 timmar. SPF 15. Oparfymerad. För alla hudtyper. En foundation med blur-effekt som reducerar ojämnheter och andra småfel. Blur-effekten skapas av en ny silikonteknologi, mängden varma färgpigment i formulan samt ljusreflekterande pigment. Denna unika kombination jämnar ut hudtonen, minskar synligheten av skavanker och lämnar huden naturlig och silkeslen.”

How do Lumene themselves describe Longwear Blur Foundation?

“Longwear, velvety foundation that makes your skin look instantly smooth and flawless. SPF 15. The blur effect of the foundation makes the skin look instantly more even and flawless. The effect is based on the new silicone technology, the number of warm color pigments in the texture, and light-reflecting pigments. This unique combination evens out the skin tone to a naturally perfect result, optically fading fine lines, uneven skin and other minor imperfections.”

bare skin

Bare skin

lumene longwear blur foundation 0 light ivory

Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation in 0 Light Ivory applied all over bare skin with a damp beauty blender.

Gör den vad den ska?

Här tickar vi alla boxar enligt både mina personliga krav och Lumenes löften. Med fixerande puder i T-zonen på morgonen går jag ofta en hel dag utan någon som helst touch up. Produkten börjar inte brytas ner och slabba runt eller krackelera vilket ofta händer efter sextimmarsstrecket, utan håller sig kvar där jag applicerade den på morgonen. Produkten i sig är dryg så ett tunt lager räcker långt vilket helt klart bidrar till att den håller sig fin så länge. Jag har heller inga problem med att den oxiderar eller förändras i färg på något som helst vis.

Does it live up to expectations?

Here we tick all boxes both from my personal preference aswell as Lumenes promises. With some fixating powder in the T-zone in the morning I often go all day without any touch ups at all.  The product doesn’t break down and start smudging or cracking which often happens after about six hours, this one just stays where I put it in the morning. A little goes a long way with this one so a thin layer is enough, that surely does add to the long wearing effect. I don’t have any problems with the foundation oxidizing or changing in colour in any way. 

lumene longwear blur foundation

One of many looks where I’m wearing Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation. Blog post about the look here.

 

INCI: AQUA (WATER), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONE, ISODODECANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE (OCTINOXATE), DIMETHICONE/ DIVINYLDIMETHICONE/ SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, MICA, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, HEXYL LAURATE, POLYSILICONE-11, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, RUBUS CHAMAEMORUS (CLOUDBERRY) SEED EXTRACT, TITANIUM DIOXIDE(NANO), C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, POLYPROPYLSILSESQUIOXANE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, METHICONE, GLYCERIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ALUMINA, HYDROXYAPATITE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, ZINC OXIDE. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499

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Negative space heart manicure

Valentines is over, but the heart nails remain! It’s super easy to create these heart nails, I suck at nail art and even I can handle it.

  1. Start out with a round/pointy nail so that your heart gets a nice tip at the bottom.
  2. Apply a base coat to the nails for less staining and a longer wearing manicure.
  3. Pick a colour for your hearts, apply a swipe down each side of the nail to create the top of the heart.
  4. Do a second coat if needed.
  5. Let it dry so you won’t smudge colour onto the bare areas of the nail, then finish with glossy top coat to seal it all in.

Tadaaaaa!

I did a similar look with black triangles last year, check it out here!

negative space heart manicure

negative space heart manicure

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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!