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NABLA Cosmetics Diva Crime Lipstick swatches

Nästa spännande hög med produkter från NABLA Cosmetics! Nu drar vi igenom läppstiftslinjen Diva Crime. Enligt beskrivningen är detta en rik och mjukgörande formula med matt finish och mycket pigment. Låter som det perfekta läppstiftet, eller hur? Finns att shoppa för €12.90 (ca 120 kr) styck på NABLA Cosmetics hemsida.

Formulan är helt klart pigmentrik, ett svep ger mängder av färg. Läppstiftet innehåller kameliaolja och candelillavax vilket känns mjukt och härligt (nästan fett) på läpparna, men ger kanske lite väl mycket glid åt formulan? Jag känner att läppstiftet lätt hopar sig och skapar tunnare områden i färgen om jag pressar ihop läpparna hårt efter att ha målat ett ordentligt lager. Det känns även lite läskigt med de klarare/mörkare färgerna då de kommer smeta lättare (min läppglansrädsla kickar in lite!). Med andra ord – detta är läppstift jag vill ha läppenna till för att våga lita på, det ger formulan mer rättvisa! Sen kan vi ju diskutera huruvida de faktiskt är matta också, de har snarare en återfuktad läppbalsam-look på mina läppar, inte glossigt men reflekterar ändå ljus. Trots dessa potentiella minuspoäng så är det så bra tryck i dem att de är värda lite meck tycker jag!

 

Next exciting bunch of products from NABLA Cosmetics! Let’s go through the Diva Crime lipstick line. According to the description this is a rich and moisturizing highly pigmented formula with a matte finish. Sounds like the perfect lipstick, doesn’t it? Available at the NABLA Cosmetics webshop for €12.90!

The formula is definitely pigmented, one swipe gives loads of colour. The lipstick contains Camellia oil and Candelilla wax which feels nice and soft (almost greasy) on the lips, but maybe it gives the formula a bit too much slip? I find that the lipstick gathers a bit and creates thinner areas if I press my lips together hard after applying a good coat. It also feels a bit scary to wear the brighter/darker shades as they would smudge easier (my lipgloss fright kicks in a bit!) In other words – I would want a lip pencil to trust this lipstick fully, it gives the formula better justice! We can also discuss however it’s actually matte, I would say that it has more of a moisturized balmy look on my lips, not glossy but still reflects light. Even though the lipsticks have these potential drawbacks they have such a good payoff that it’s worth some work in my opinion!

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The lipsticks come in a sleek gunmetal grey tube. They’re swatched in the same order they’re displayed here.

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Ombre Rose, Paloma, Portrait, Panta Rei, Domina, Vertigo, Across The Universe, Alter Ego, Rouge Mon Amour

 

De färger som betedde sig allra bäst i min mening är Ombre Rose, Portrait, Vertigo och Rouge Mon Amour, de lade sig bäst på läpparna. Sämst är helt klart Domina, ni ser ju på bilderna hur flammig den är jämfört med de andra färgerna. Kan tänka mig att den är bra över en riktigt mörk penna däremot, för mjuk och skön känns den ju.

The colours I found worked the best are Ombre Rose, Portrait, Vertigo and Rouge Mon Amour, they applied the best. Worst is definitely Domina, you can see in the pictures how uneven it is compared to the other shades. I can imagine it being nice over a really dark pencil though, I mean it does feel really comfortable on.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick ombre rose swatch

Ombre Rose. A mauve toned neutral shade, perfect for those of you who like the whole 90′s mauve beige thing that’s going on right now. I can’t deny the fact that it’s pretty damn flattering!

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick paloma swatch

Paloma. A warm toned pale beige. So stark and whitened in colour that I feel a bit awkward wearing it full on, but dabbed on the lips with a 60′s smokey eye this will be goooorgeous. Can’t wait to wear it.

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Portrait. A orange toned light coral. Also a bit too whitened when applied thickly for my taste, so this one would also look nice dabbed on thinly. The undertone is beautiful and quite unusual, a lot better on me than pinky corals!

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick panta rei swatch

Panta Rei. And here it is, the bright pinky coral! Ultra traditional summer colour, a favourite of many but a colour that I really dislike on myself. If it’s your kind of colour – go for it! It’s gorgeous.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick domina swatch

Domina. A dark brownish berry red. Sheer and splotchy, definitely needs a lip liner. Pretty colour and awesome name though! I just wish that the pigmentation was consistent with the other lipsticks.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick vertigo

Vertigo. A bright purple toned pink. This colour is 100% awesome, holy bajebus!! Slightly more whitened than what I would normally wear but it totally works. Hello bubblegum crazy land! No formula problems with this one.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick across the universe swatch

Across The Universe. A classic jewel toned bright pink. A really beautiful shade, you can’t go wrong with it!

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick alter ego swatch

Alter Ego. A red toned pink. Great tweak if you want an alternative to a classic red! It gathered up on the lips a bit though so I would wear it with a lip pencil.

nabla cosmetics diva crime lipstick rouge mon amour swatch

Rouge Mon Amour. The classic red! Another fantastic colour, I really really love this one. Very bright and saturated! None of that gathered up unevenness in this one at all.

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Negative space manicure

I’ve LOVED the negative space nails (nail art where areas, often geometric, are left bare) that we’ve seen everywhere lately, but I haven’t really gotten around to trying it myself.

First of all – I suck at nail art. A few times I’ve managed to do something cool (for example these blood nails, frickin love them) but that’s just pure luck to be honest. Second of all – My nails are a bit stained from polishing all the time so the design has to be around the cuticle where the nail is less shitty. But hell, let’s just do this! What’s the safest way of doing it I thought?

I cut tape triangles and stuck them to the base of the nail, threw a coat of opaque black Cirque Memento Mori on top, peeled the tape off, top coat, boom done. And it worked so well! I can definitely imagine doing this in other colours in the future. White will be awesome.

negative space nails

Don’t they look quite classic? Like a half moon manicure but.. gothic and spikey.

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NABLA Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Mega swatch!

Idag fick jag ett MEGAPAKET fina saker från NABLA Cosmetics, ett italienskt sminkmärke jag inte ens visste fanns. Billiga, fria från djurtester och så vitt jag sett schysst koll på ingredienserna. Jag visste knappt var jag skulle börja, enligt er input var skuggorna sjukt bra så det fick bli med dem!

Holy shiiiite vad bra skuggorna är! Allt ni ser nedan är swatchat på bar hud, formulan är oförskämt bra på de skimriga, de matta är också bra men kan inte mäta sig med skimren. €6.50 (ca 60 SEK) betalar du för en refillpanna du kan stoppa i en magnetisk palett eller så betalar du €7.90 (ca 75 SEK) och får skuggan i en plastdosa. Paletterna jag stoppade mina i fick jag också, det finns två storlekar som var rymmer 6 eller 12 skuggor. Dessa ligger på €6 och €10.

Ni kan shoppa NABLA på nablacosmetics.com, all info om fraktkostnader finns här.

 

Today I got a MEGA PACKAGE from NABLA Cosmetics, a Italian makeup brand that I didn’t even know existed. Cheap, free from animal testing and as far as I’ve seen quite clean ingredients. I had no clue where to start, according to you the eyeshadows are da bomb so that’s where I ended up!

Holy shiiiite these shadows are good! Everything you see below is swatched on bare skin, the formula on the shimmery colours is so good it’s rude, the mattes are also good but they can’t compare to the shimmers. A loose pan that you can put in a magnetic palette is €6.50 and they’re €7.90 if you want the shadow in a plastic compact. The palettes I put mine in I also got, there are two sizes available where you fit 6 and 12 shadows, these are at €6 and €10.

You can shop NABLA at nablacosmetics.com, all info about shipping is available here.

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Here you can see the two palette sizes and how the separate eyeshadow compacts look.

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Row 1: Daphne N°2, Rust, Glitz, Sandy. Row 2: Tribeca, Entropy, Camelot, Mimesis. Row 3: Petra, Caramel, Narciso, Antique White

nabla cosmetics eyeshadow swatches

Daphne N°2, Rust, Glitz, Sandy, Tribeca, Entropy, Camelot

nabla cosmetics eyeshadow swatches

Entropy, Camelot, Mimesis, Petra, Caramel, Narciso, Antique White

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Row 1: Cattleya, Grenadine, Ground State. Row 2: Citron, Madreperla, Zoe

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Fossil, Aurum, Christine

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Cattleya, Grenadine, Ground State, Citron, Madreperla, Zoe

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Citron, Madreperla, Zoe, Fossil, Aurum, Christine

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Sandy on the eyelid, Camelot in the crease and on the top lashline, Tribeca on the lower lashline, Madreperla on the inner corner. I’m wearing their Mascara Le Film Noir aswell.

nabla cosmetics eyeshadow swatches

Sandy on the eyelid, Camelot in the crease and on the top lashline, Tribeca on the lower lashline, Madreperla on the inner corner. I’m wearing their Mascara Le Film Noir aswell.

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Parisian Pink

I’ve worn stupid amounts of dark brown eye pencil lately, I apply it in this thick smudgy cat eye shape and smudge it with my fingers, dab some highlighter on the inner corner and pack LOADS of mascara on. Mascara smudges, asymmetrical lines, uneven blends? Don’t care. Totally obnoxious and I love it!

To get that dirty golden sheen I first line the top lid with an intense sparkly gold eye pencil (Make Up Store Czar), then I go over it with a dark shimmery brown (Make Up Store Seduced By The Dark) on top. It makes the result a lot deeper and softer than if I would do it the other way with the gold on top of the brown. This method works great with purples, greens, any glistening shade with something darker and more neutral on top.

parisian pink

parisian pink

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – 0 Light Ivory
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • TheBalm Betty Lou-Manizer
  • TheBalm Instain Blush – Toile
  • TheBalm Mary Lou-Manizer

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 10
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Make Up Store Eye Pencil – Czar
  • Make Up Store Eye Pencil – Seduced by the Dark
  • Idun Minerals Inliner – Sand
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • Lily Lolo Nautral Lipstick – Parisian Pink
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Livsstil, Tävling

Tävling! Vill någon ha mina flångnya Adventure Time-mobilskal?

Detta låter ju spontant som årets mest sponsrade inlägg, mobilskal i bloggen? Alltså låt mig förklara.

För lite drygt en månad sedan Ebayade jag hem två mobilskal med mina favoritkaraktärer från Adventure Time, och några dagar senare blev min telefon stulen. Är verkligen skitsur över hela grejen, har gått utan telefon i en månad i ren protest men idag beställde jag mig en iPhone 6 så jag kan komma tillbaka till t.ex. Instagram och öh, börja ringa/smsa igen? Det blev ju dessutom så jäkla deppigt att få hem mina fina skal och inte kunna använda dem. Haha. När jag gnällde över detta för sambon så sa han bara “men lotta ut dem då?” HUR SMART. Skämdes nästan lite för att det var så självklart att ni ska få dem. Ni som är så fina.

SÅ! Fellow Adventure Time-knäppskallar med Iphone 5/5C, vill ni ha ett skal?

adventure time

Gör såhär:

  1. Berätta i kommentarsfältet nedan om ni vill ha Lumpy Space Princess eller BMO, motivera varför!
  2. Nämn även en tv-serie ni tycker att jag ska se. Alla genres uppskattas!

Ni har till onsdag den 1/7 kl. 18.00 på er att delta.

 

Se till att ni angivit e-mail i mailfältet (bara jag som ser, inga andra läsare) så jag kan kontakta de två vinnarna! Får jag inget svar inom fyra dagar från att vinnarmailet gått ut så går vinsten tyvärr vidare.
Tävlingen gäller inom Sverige.

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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!