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Canary Yellow

Nothing goes better with a obnoxiously bright yellow eyelid than a hot pink lip. Yep, I have spring feelings!

canary yellow

canary yellow

canary yellow

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal (mixed with the foundation)
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer
  • LORAC PRO Palette – Nude (as a highlighter)

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • NYX Slide On Eye Liner – Pure White
  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08 – 1,7
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Lazarus, Saleos
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer
  • Kevin Aucoin The Volume Mascara

Lips:

  • NARS Audacious Lipstick – Michiyo
canary yellow

Some of the products used in the makeup look.

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Berlin Calling

First of all, thank you for the support on my last post! I’m really happy that we seem to be on somewhat of the same page. The world of makeup has room for everyone.

So, todays makeup! I have had a bunch of products from vegan company Defa Cosmetics lying around quite a while, they come in fantastic modern colour schemes and stuff but something (most of all the weirdly perfumed powder products, holy shit please don’t) puts me off. Rattly packaging for example. Well, these eyeshadows are beautiful though! Just get rid of the perfume and I’d reach for the more often.

I’m wearing matte blurple Domino on the outer corners of top and bottom lid, cyclamen pink Berlin Calling with a blue sparkle on the inner halves and as a blending colour along the edges. The inner corner and middle of the lid got a dab of translucent pink MAD Minerals Whisper Opal for some extra depth.

berlin calling

berlin calling

berlin calling

berlin calling

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer – Light 16
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Defa Cosmetics Eye Shadow – Berlin Calling, Domino
  • MAD Minerals Mineral Color – Whisper Opal
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss – Plumsup

berlin calling

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Livsstil, Politik/samhälle, Skönhet

International women’s day – why we need it. Yes, I’m talking about my last post.

I went back and forth between whether I should write this post or not but it is far too important to skip, especially on a day like this.

In my last post about the Instagram makeup trend I was cautious about how to put my words, it was me trying a highly discussed makeup style on my own face for the first time and leaving with a conclusion of how didn’t like wearing it. Then a question: what do you think of this heavy makeup trend? The post spiralled away in the comment section and turned into a unexpected virgin Mary marathon of comments saying how tacky, overdone, shallow and bad this makeup style is, even comments aimed towards the people wearing it and how they hide their “real” looks. Discussing trends is one thing, disrespecting people is another.

I am NOT okay with these opinions, they are not what I’m about and neither this blog. 

I’m sorry if you somehow misinterpreted this as critique towards anyone, and I hope you reevaluate if you have these opinions. My opinion is already stated in the sidebar of my blog, I quote myself: 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 in case it feels good hearing me put it in words once again: I’ve always aimed to create a relaxed community of sisters, so please act that way. Hold each others backs and nurture the bond, remember the fact that we are all still afraid to get sexually harassed on the late bus home for the exact same looks that we beat each other up for online. Don’t pretend that we are any different from each other, that the sisterhood doesn’t have bigger problems to stand up against. We need each other.

Like Bikini Kill said back in 1992:

You’re a big girl now
You’ve got no reason not to fight
You’ve got to know what they are
‘Fore you can stand up for your rights
Rights, rights?
You DO have rights!

Thank you.

bikini kill

Bikini Kill, photo by Pat Graham

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Recension, Skönhet

The Instagram makeup checklist

Today I wanted to try the style of makeup that Instagram seems to be all about. Extra everything, half way to drag queen territory. Frost ALL THE THINGS!

Somehow it seems like my face (or hands?) started repelling the makeup at a certain limit, there was no way that I would be able to pack any more coverage on that face, white under the eyes, powder on that bake, contouring under those cheeks, frost on those cheekbones, contour down that nose, liner on those lips, concealer around those brows, longer lashes on those eyes etc. with my face still looking like a face. Haha. It was probably me not feeling the look (because I honestly don’t) which gave me the hangup. Haha. So here’s my weak result, not even a fourth of a drag queen! Still very far form the crazy stuff you see when browsing through Instagram on your phone.

What do you think, do you like this heavy makeup style?

EDIT: The comments spiralled away in a way that I really don’t stand for. Read my follow up post, link here.

instagram makeup

instagram makeup

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Face Atelier Ultra Foundation – Zero Minus (mixed with the concealer)
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Contour Palette
  • TheBalm Betty-Lou Manizer
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • LORAC PRO Palette – Nude (as a highlighter)

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • LORAC PRO Palette – Lt. Bronze, Pewter, Garnet, Espresso, Nude
  • Physician’s Formula Eye Booster Eyeliner – Ultra Black
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Sweed Lashes – Caro

Lips:

  • Make Up Store Lip Pencil – Something Borrowed
  • NYX Cosmetics High Voltage Lipstick – Stone
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
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Saleos

As you might have read on Instagram I’m testing my way through the Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette at the moment. I have never had such conflicting feelings about a palette! Will give you the deets soon. Today let’s look at a smokey eye done with the palette!

I’m wearing a black pencil smudged along the lashlines as a base, then I went in with dark brown Saleos all over the lids with the black colour Shax on top closest to the lashes. I then blended the crease and lower lashline out with warm brown Samael and used white Liberatus was used as a inner corner highlighter.

saleos

saleos

saleos

saleos

saleos

Face:

  • KICKS Skin Glow Primer
  • Lumene Nude Perfection Glow Foundation – Light Ivory (0)
  • Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer – Light 16
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz – Medium Ash (for the freckles)

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • KICKS Lasting Liner – Black
  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos, Shax, Samael, Liberatus
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
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Blog info:
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!