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IDUN Minerals Single Eyeshadow “Akleja”

Sedan lanseringen 2011 har jag varit fast i IDUN Minerals-träsket, deras mineralfoundation är en av de bästa jag någonsin testat och ögonpennan Sand i ljust beige har länge följt med som min standard-uppiggare.

Härom dagen fick jag ett roligt paket med höstnyheter, bland annat ett sanslöst fint mjukrött läppstift vi ska ta en kik på senare. Mest sugen var jag på singelskuggan Akleja, en melerad mineralskugga i persika och guld som tillsammans på huden ger det perfekta aprikosgyllene skimret. Formulan är riktigt mjuk och drömmig. Kostar 129 kr/st, finns i flera fina nyanser.

Tips, Apoteket Hjärtat har 3 för 2 på all makeup just nu, så vill ni shoppa IDUN så har ni ett gott tillfälle! Spontant säger jag testa en av ögonskuggorna, en foundation och deras kabukiborste.

 

Since the launch in 2011 I’ve been loving the Swedish mineral makeup brand IDUN Minerals. Their mineral foundation is one of the best that I’ve ever tried and light beige eye pencil in Sand has been my standard eye brightener for quite a while.

The other day I got a fun package with fall news, for example a lovely soft red lipstick that we’re going to take a closer look at later. The product that got me most curious was the single eyeshadow Akleja, a mineral eyeshadow with peach and gold that swirled together gives the perfect golden apricot glow. The formula is soft and dreamy.

idun minerals single eyeshadow akleja

The eyeshadow looks gorgeous in the pan. I was a horrible and curious person and swatched it before taking photos, oops!

idun minerals single eyeshadow akleja

The compact is sturdy and feels luxurious.

idun minerals single eyeshadow akleja swatch

On the skin, no primer. The perfect brightening shade for tired eyelids!

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The Dolce Vita

Those of you who follow me on Instagram have seen the exciting stuff that’s coming up, I’ve got a bunch of Charlotte Tilbury products swatched and ready, soon to be posted! Oohhh the makeup shivers. Let’s start it all with a makeup look including two of the products, ok? The rest comes soon!

So here I’m wearing K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Bitch Perfect, a pinky nude. GORGEOUS colour but formula wise quite standard. Not bad at all but not amazing. For £23 I want luxe!

Luxury Palette in The Dolce Vita on the other hand.. An eyeshadow quad in champagne (prime), copper (enhance), gold (pop) and brown (smoke). JEBUS this is gorgeous! I wish the sparkle of the gold would pop in pictures as it does in reality.. I used the shadows “as intended” placement wise, but of course you can do anything you want with it.

the dolce vita

the dolce vita

the dolce vita

Face:

  • Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray
  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Fluid Foundation – Beige 000
  • BareMinerals Stroke of Light Eye Brightener – 1
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Viva la Diva Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher – Naked Rose
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance
  • Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette – The Dolce Vita
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick – Bitch Perfect
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Make Up Store Wonder Powder “Sahara”

Nu när sommaren är över har jag börjat krypa tillbaka till highlighters i puderform och lämnat krämvarianterna att vila ett tag. Det känns fräscht igen att packa på lite mer makeup överlag! Inget svettas bort och rinner iväg i ett smet längre, utan en välpudrad porslinshy med vaxliknande highlights är helt på sin plats. Med det kom även en ny highlighterfavorit! Ni har säkert sett den i produktlistorna (och på Instagram) sedan ett tag tillbaka.

Jag insåg att jag behövde en highlighter som går ton i ton med min hud, de guld- eller vitaktiga tonerna i typ 99% av allt jag äger kändes för intensiva även om jag ville ha samma mängd glow. Make Up Store Wonder Powder i färgen Sahara är ett mineralpuder med fantastisk wetlook-lyster. Nyansen ligger nära min egen hudton, jag var orolig där ett tag att jag valt en för mörk färg men insåg snabbt efter att ha provat den på huden att den var perfekt. Den har genererat flera dockhy-kommentarer i vardagen, så det är inte bara jag som är partisk för ny favvo! Haha.

 

Now that summer has passed I’ve started leaning towards powder highlights again and left the creams to rest for a while. It feels fresh to pack on more makeup overall! No sweaty smudgy mess running off the face anymore, a well powdered porcelain skin with plastic-y highlights really works. With that came a new highlighter favourite! I guess you’ve seen it in a few product lists (and on Instagram) lately.

I realised that I needed a highligter that matches my skin more in tone, the golden and whitened shades in 99% of what I own felt too intense even though I wanted the same amount of glow. Make Up Store Wonder Powder in the colour Sahara is a mineral powder with a fantastic wetlook sheen. The shade is close to my own skintone, I was worried there for a while that I might have picked a shade too dark but after wearing it on the skin it was totally perfect. It has generated many doll skin comments in my everyday life, so I’m loving it for a reason! Haha.

make up store wonder powder sahara

make up store wonder powder sahara

make up store wonder powder sahara

Applied onto the high points of the face. Cheekbones, a bit down the nose, top of the lip, browbone.. Looks super natural! Blog post about this makeup look here.

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Zoya “Channing”

Zoya Channing from the fall 2013 collection called Cashmeres & Satins, a glowing copper gem! 2-3 coats, dries fast. Could it get more perfect for fall? Don’t think so. Drool.

zoya channing

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Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum & Stay Clear Cream

Ni frågar så himla ofta om jag kan uppdatera er om min hudvårdsrutin, jag har så gärna velat men anledningen till att jag inte gjort det är för att jag länge varit så himla missnöjd med allt smörj. Krämen jag använde förut har slutat tillverkas så jag har varit tvungen att hitta något nytt. Nu verkar det som, ta i trä, att jag funnit precis det jag behöver.

Min hud är i ett känsligt mellanläge som ofta glöms bort. Den är acnebenägen och behöver därav något som håller rent, samtidigt SKYR den allt som är starkt och/eller uttorkande, för vad ger det? Jo, mer finnar! Så, var hittar man milda, närande produkter med djuprengörande effekt? De finns knappt kan jag säga.

Senaste månaden har jag använt två salicylsyrabaserade produkter från Evologie som min hud älskade redan dag två. Intensive Blemish Serum punktappliceras på problemområden och efterföljande ansiktskrämen Stay Clear Cream är rik nog för att huden ska kännas omhändertagen. Inget svid, inget stramande, ingen rodnad, inget flottande. Halleluja! Innehållsförteckningarna kan ni läsa längst ner i inlägget.

Finns att shoppa på Space NK, där finns både fullstora flaskor samt ett litet resekit med miniflaskor för den som vill prova på!

 

You ask very often if I could update you on my skincare routine, I’ve wanted for suuuch a long time but the reason why I haven’t is because I’ve been totally unhappy with my moisturizers. The cream that I used before is out of production so I had to find something new. Now it seems like, knock on wood, I actually found what I need.

My skin is in this sensitive mid-stage that often is forgotten. It’s acne prone which means that it needs something that keeps it clean, at the same time it HATES anything strong and/or drying, because what does that cause? More pimples! So where to find mild, caring products with a deep cleansing effect? Well, they barely exist I must say.

This past month I’ve been using two salicylic acid based products from Evologie that my skin loved already at day two. Intensive Blemish Serum is applied on targeted problem areas and the moisturizer that comes after, Stay Clear Cream, is rich enough for the skin to feel loved. No stinging, no tight feeling on the skin, no redness, no greasiness. Halleluja! Ingredient lists are at the bottom of the post.

Available at Space NK, there you can find both full sized bottles and a little travel kit with mini bottles for those who want to try it out!

evologie intensive blemish serum & stay clear cream

The products come in simple, sleek plastic bottles with a pump.

Intensive Blemish Serum INCI: AQUA/WATER, AZELAIC ACID, GLYCERIN, ARGININE, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, SALICYLIC ACID, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, ARGININE ETHYL ESTER, SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW BARK) EXTRACT, LYCOPENE, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, XANTHAN GUM, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CELLULOSE GUM, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6

Stay Clear Cream INCI: AQUA/WATER, AZELAIC ACID, GLYCERIN, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, ARGININE, SALICYLIC ACID, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, SQUALANE, KOJIC ACID DIPALMITATE, ARGININE ETHYL ESTER, LYCOPENE, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, SALIX NIGRA (WILLOW BARK) EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ASTAXANTHIN, TOCOPHEROL, BETA GLUCAN, HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CETEARETH-20, POLYSORBATE 60, CELLULOSE GUM, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL

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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!