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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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Beauty backups

Jag har två anledningar till att köpa backuper på skönhetsprodukter. 1: Den är limiterad eller (på väg att bli) bortplockad ur sortimentet och jag kan inte tänka tanken på att vara utan den på ett bra tag. 2: Det är en basprodukt jag går igenom snabbare än sojamjölken i kylen och det vore hell on earth att ta slut på den och inte ha en ny på direkten.

Så här är de produkter jag har väntandes på att mina första ska ta slut. För att ha såpass störda mängder smink, hudvård och nagelprodukter är jag förvånad att det inte är tio gånger så mycket, men av någon anledning har jag inte särskilt starkt behov av att backa upp grejer. Betyder det att jag visar mina favoritmärken/produkter för mycket tilltro eller att jag är fullständigt normal? Haha.

 

I have two reasons for buying backups of beauty products. 1: It’s limited edition or (soon) discontinued and I can’t stand the thought of being without it anytime soon. 2: It’s a basic product that I go through faster than the soy milk in the fridge and would be hell on earth to finish one without having another one available right away.

So these are the products that I have lying arount waiting for the first ones to run out. For having such a stupid amount of makeup, skincare and nail polishes I’m surprised that I don’t have ten times as much, but for some reason I’m not too crazy about backing stuff up. Does that mean I have too much trust in my favourite brands and products or that I’m completely sane? Haha.

backups

Lumene Gloss & Care Nail Polish – Twilight

Discontinued metallic red nail polish. Kicks ANY metallic reds arse, I’ve never found a nicer one. Worn on my nails in this video.

Celestial Cosmetics – Men of Mayhem

Holographic deep raspberry pink nail polish. Part of a semi-old collection which means that it’s probably on its way out. Worn in this blog post.

Cult Nails Wicked Fast Speed Dry Top Coat

The only thicker top coat that wears well on my nails without peeling off. Not the easiest to come by.

CND Vinylux Weekly Top Coat

A thin, quick drying rock hard top coat that I use for nearly all manicures. Wears so so so well.

LUSH Lip Scrub

A super effective sugar scrub for lips, used before all my lip swatches and very often before applying my lip makeup. Mint Julips is my favourite taste.

Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy

Discontinued pale gold metallic eyeshadow. This colour is MY LIFE, I’m crying actual blood over this being discontinued, I’ve already gone through a full jar.. Worn as an inner eye corner highlight in this makeup look (among many others).

Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation

The nicest foundation that I’ve found to this date. Period. Reviewed here.

Evologie Stay Clear Cream

The moisturizer I use when my skin is less dry, it’s too lightweight for my winter skin. Kind yet effective enough for my sensitive skin. Reviewed here.

Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

My favourite no fuss mascara. Doesn’t need patience, a steady hand or any kind of extra work. Just looks fluffy, thick and gorgeous on the lashes.  Worn in this look (and most looks since last summer)

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Moondust

Here’s what I wore today, a soft shimmery smokey eye, bronzed cheeks and a nude lip. I LOVE that I’ve been able to go back to this colour on my eyebrows, this INGLOT eyeshadow has the perfect ashy, almost purple undertone.

moondust

moondust

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • 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

Brows:

  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 376
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Moondust
  • INGLOT Eyeshadow – 434
  • Meow Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Prophecy
  • Idun Minerals Eyeliner – Sand
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Creamy Lipgloss – Pearly Shell Rose (101)
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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!