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Beauty Breakdown: Dita Von Teese

We all know that Dita Von Teese is one of the beauty goddesses of planet earth, right? Here I’m breaking down a few of her looks to keep our inspiration going, it’s perfect now that the fall trends are closing in. Let’s go!

 

dita von teese

1. Flushed cheeks
A pinup look with warm toned lipstick and a flushed cheek screams of the amped up 1950′s. The eye makeup is all about contrasts, a thick, smokey eyeliner wing placed against a light matte eyelid. Soft eyelashes against dark thick brows. Lips are semi-matte with a warm undertone that matches the cheek colour. The base is matte and utterly flawless.

2. The modern va-va-vampy 1940′s bombshell
This look circles around a neutral deep red lip. The eyeliner is played down and wispy lashes with long outer corners take the spotlight instead. The lower lashline gets a soft brown smudge to intensify the eye even more. Notice how much softer the eyebrows are compared to the last look, here they match the wild spikiness of the lashes instead of the smoothness of an eyeliner wing. She seems to be wearing a soft wash of purple toned brown eyeshadow in her crease.

 

dita von teese

3. Defined crease
The soft, dark eyebrow and eyeliner gets tied together by a cool toned eyeshadow in the crease of the eyelid. Calm and soft shades without too much of a lash gives a serious and grown-up approach that’s easily worn with a glossier lip. In this case the lip won’t have to compete with any craziness around the eyes. Here she wears a classy cool toned lipstick, but a brighter neutral shade would look just as fabulous. This would be your classic 1950′s look.

4. A fresh early 1940′s eye
A delicate eyeliner and wispy eyelashes against a naked eyelid and natural eyebrows also create a lovely contrast that’s very different compared to the other pinup looks shown. The base is a lot sheerer than in the other looks aswell, see how her skin peeks through on the cheeks? Ultra fresh. Worn with a light dusting of a warm blush and an orange red semi-glossy lipstick.

 

dita von teese

5. A flirt with the 1920′s
Here’s an interesting merge, the 1950′s shapes and contrasts are worn in the colours of the 1920′s. Instead of a bright red lip she wears a deep berry red which is typical for the earlier years, and the eye is awake and flirty instead of being a sleepy 1920′s bedroom eye.

6. The pale blue eyeshadow
Another makeup trend during the 1950′s is the pale blue eyeshadow, a flirt with the upcoming colour trends of the 1960′s. The pale eyeshadow is placed softly all over the lid and paired with a clean black eyeliner and eyebrow. Of course worn with a glossy bright red lip, the colour contrast is dazzling as well as the contrast between matte and glossy.

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China Glaze “Poinsettia”

This time my favourite toenail polish went on my fingernails aswell (everything painted with the coffee shakes. Sigh. Let’s not look too close, ok?). Bright red crelly Poinsettia from China Glaze is what I would call the perfect vintage red.

china glaze poinsettia

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5 new INGLOT eyeshadows

Snälla Nils på Beautylish var fantastisk och lät mig plocka ihop en skuggpalett från INGLOT (jag har skrivit om deras Freedom System här) när de tog in märket i sin webshop som tyvärr inte skickar till Sverige, just eftersom INGLOT inte går att få tag på för oss här i Sverige såvida vi inte åker utomlands. Jag tackar förstås ödmjukast och njuter av mina fina skuggor. Åker ni till t.ex. Storbritannien eller ursprungslandet Polen så ska ni alltså söka upp ett INGLOT och kika!

Kind Nils at Beautylish was fantastic and let me put together an eyeshadow palette from INGLOT (I’ve written about their Freedom System here) when they added it to their webshop, just because we can’t get INGLOT here in Sweden unless we travel abroad. I’m so thankful for this gift!

 

344 – Light purple brown (matte)
378 – Ashy cool toned brown (matte)
391 – Black (matte)
407 – Peach with golden shimmer (pearl)
421 – Coppery medium brown (pearl)

inglot eyeshadows

INGLOT eyeshadows in 344, 378, 391, 407 and 421.

inglot eyeshadows

INGLOT eyeshadows in 344, 378, 391, 407 and 421.

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KICKS Lip Lacquer “Miami Beach”

Då drar vi en till snygg läpprodukt tycker jag! Vad säger ni, är det på tiden att jag gör en “najsa läpprodukter ur mina lådor”-serie? Känns som att det hade varit på sin plats.

I alla fall, här har vi Miami Beach från KICKS, ett klarrosa läppglans utan skimmer/glitter som jag lätt skulle klassa som topp tio i min läppglanssamling. Det är mjukt och skönt men ändå klistrigt nog för att sitta på plats mer än en kvart, och täckgraden är alldeles lagom för att ge en tydlig rosa nyans utan att gå på läpparna tjockt som väggfärg. Jag är lite rädd för välpigmenterade gloss eftersom de hamnar every-fucking-where så fort man får ett enstaka hårstrå i det så detta är alldeles lagom för mig. Vill jag ha mer färg än såhär så väljer jag ett läppstift istället. Tumme upp för fruktiga läppar från KICKS! Kostar 99 kr på.. ja. KICKS förstås.

 

Let’s take a look at another pretty lippie! What do you think, is it time for me to start a “random awesome lip product from my drawers” category? Feels like it would be suitable.

However, here’s Miami Beach from KICKS, a bright pink lipgloss without shimmer/glitter that I would easily classify as top ten in my lipgloss collection. It’s soft and comfortable but still sticky enough to stay in place for more than 15 minutes, and the opacity is perfect to give an obvious pink colour without applying thick like wall paint. I’m a bit scared of pigmented glosses as they tend to go every-fcking-where as soon as you stick a single hair to it so this one is perfect for my taste. If I want more colour than this I choose a lipstick instead. Thumbs up for fruity lips from KICKS! Available at KICKS stores.

 

kicks lip lacquer miami beach

kicks lip lacquer miami beach

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Milani Color Statement Lipstick “Flamingo Pose”

Ett av mina favoritläppstift i hela samlingen (på allvar, jag plockar ofta fram det bara för att titta på det) är Flamingo Pose från Milani, ett melondoftande korallrödrosa stift i krämig finish och fantastisk formula. Det har liksom full pott på alla plan. Kolla in Color Statement-linjen om ni är ute efter perfekta färgstarka stift till bra pris. Finns att köpa på CherryCulture!

One of my favourite lipsticks in my whole collection (seriously, I pick it up just to look at it all the time) is Flamingo Pose from Milani, a melon scented coral-red-pink lipstick with creamy finish and a fantastic formula. It really is fantastic. Check the Color Statement line out if you want some cheap colourful lipsticks with great quality. Available at CherryCulture!

 

milani color statement lipstick flamingo pose

milani color statement lipstick flamingo pose

milani color statement lipstick flamingo pose

Applied straight from the tube onto the lips, no lip liner.

 

 

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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!