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Four bronzers that I alter between right now

Vill jag sminka mig på nolltid så suddar jag ett pump foundation över ansiktet med en bufferborste, en dutt concealer under ögonen och sen en bronzer på ansiktets höga punkter (framförallt kindben/näsa/tinningar) för att lajva pigg hud. Bronzern går liksom före allt annat pynt. Lika viktig är den i mer ingående makeuper, då väger den upp samt ramar in annat smink och hindrar till exempel sotningar eller starka läppfärger från att bli ansiktssväljande svarta hål. Vi alla har nog känt av den effekten någon gång.

Det handlar alltså om att hitta en formula, färg och finish som smickrar den tänkta makeupen. Till lätta hudlika makeuper vill jag exempelvis ofta ha krämbronzers med lyster och till skimriga/mer intensiva looker mattare bronzers i puderform. Jag varierar helt enkelt mellan några olika bronzers för att kunna välja den effekt jag söker för dagen. Vi kikar närmre på dem tycker jag!

 

If I want to do my makeup in no time I apply a pump of foundation with a buffing brush, a dab of concealer underneath the eyes and then a bronzer on the high points of the face (mainly cheekbones/nose/temples) to fake some fresh dimension. The bronzer is my number one priority. It’s just as important for more time consuming makeup looks, it helps frame and balance other makeup and keeps for example smokey eyes or bright lips from becoming face eating black holes. We all know that feeling.

So it’s about finding a formula, colour and finish that flatters your planned makeup look. For soft and skin like makeup looks I usually prefer a glowy cream bronzer and for shimmery or intense looks I tent to go for matte-ish powder bronzers. In other words I vary between a few different bronzers just to be able to get the effect I want that day. Let’s take a look at them!

bronzers

Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer (left) – Red toned glowy cream.

Soap & Glory Wonderbronze Shimmer Brick (top) – Slightly copper toned shimmery powder.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Bronze 03 (right) – Warm beige satin finished powder.

Viva la Diva Matte Bronzing Powder (bottom) – Neutral toned matte powder.

bronzers swatch

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Nail Pattern Boldness “Aquamarine”

Today I’m wearing Aquamarine from Nail Pattern Boldness on my nails! A shade exclusive to the Edgy Polish webshop. The colour is a soft and slightly dull green teal, like a “tattoo green” colour, with magenta glitters. Not dramatic on the nail but still interesting. Actually quite classy! I’m wearing three coats but two would probably have been enough. I’m liking it!

nail pattern boldness aquamarine

nail pattern boldness aquamarine

The iPhone pictures gives the polish a lot more justice for some reason, both in colour and glitter effect.

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Bitch perfect

Today I wore another Laura Mercier Caviar Stick on the eyes, Burnished Bronze is a darker reddish/coppery bronze (read my review here). I chose to boost the red tone even more by wearing Garnet from the LORAC PRO Palette dabbed in the center of the lids, it’s as if they were made for each other! The colour impact of them combined is amazing. On the inner corner I’m wearing a mix of Gold and Nude from the same palette.

bitch perfect

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick – Burnished Bronze
  • LORAC PRO Palette – Garnet, Gold, Taupe, Nude
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • Lily Lolo Natural Lipstick – Rose Gold
  • Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick – Bitch Perfect
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Moonlight

After todays post about the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks I took a picture of the colour Moonlight when worn all over the lids just to show you the 3D effect of these eyeshadows. I darkened the top lashline a little on the outer corner with brown shadow, but the entire dark crease/pale lid effect is just Moonlight. Best way ever to do super quick eyes!

moonlight

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick – Moonlight
  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Ultra Glossy Stylo SPF 15 Lipstick – Fire Red (808)
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Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight, Copper & Burnished Bronze

Mitt favoritsätt att applicera krämskuggor är helt klart när de är i stickform. De går så snabbt att måla på och sudda ut med fingret jämfört med burkar då lock måste fipplas med, penslar måste vara rena och sen smutsas ner för att sen tvättas igen.. Njä, sticks är min vardagsräddning! Mina favvos är Caviar Stick från Laura Mercier. De gliiiider på huden, inget torrt slitande i ögonlocken alls, och när de fått sitta ett litet tag så torkar de in och blir gnugg- och vattenfasta. Linjen innehåller massor av fina färger utan att vara urflippad, mängder av neutrala och några djupare juveltoner. Särskilt metallicnyanserna med wetlook på ögonlocken är riktigt fantastiska. Metallicfinishen gör att produkten ser olika ut beroende på hur ljuset studsar, så på ögonlocket får du en automatisk “3D-effekt” bara med några svep av en och samma färg! Lathet deluxe!

De nyanser jag har i min ägo är taupesilvriga Moonlight, gyllenkoppriga Copper och rödbruna Burnished Bronze varav första två är nära på spegelblanka och den tredje har mer av en klassisk skimmereffekt.

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My favourite way of applying cream shadows is easily when they’re in stick form. It’s so easy to just paint it on and blend with a finger compared to jars where you have to unscrew lids, have clean brushes, gunk those brushes up, wash them again.. Nah, sticks are my everyday saviours! My favourite is Caviar Stick by Laura Mercier. They gliiiide onto the skin, no dry tugging on the lids at all, and when they’ve dried they become totally smudge and waterproof. They come in a lot of nice colours without being crazy, lots of neutrals and some deeper jewel tones. I’m extra fond of the metallic shades which have a wetlook on th eyes. The metallic finish makes the colour appear differently depending on how light hits, so on the eyelids it immediately gets an intense “3D effect” just with a few sweeps of the same colour! Laziness deluxe!

The colours I have are silvery taupe Moonlight, golden copper Copper (duh) and reddish brown Burnished Bronze out of which the first two are ultra shiny and the third is more of a classic shimmer.

laura mercier caviar stick moonlight, copper, burnished bronze

The packaging is a classic twist-up so no wasteful sharpening is needed.

laura mercier caviar stick moonlight, copper, burnished bronze swatch

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight, Copper and Burnished Bronze. They look good in the picture but nothing compares to how gorgeous they are in real life!

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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!