Recension, Skönhet


The same day that my camera died I wore a makeup look that, if I do say so myself, was BOMB! A tropical yellow/orange/red/pink cocktail with bright colour on both eyes, lips and cheeks. It was impossible to save a single picture, everything I got was a gritty Instagram shot. I just couldn’t accept the fact that I had no pictures to post, so I had to recreate it a few days later. Here it finally is! Totally not what you would expect to see in October, but who cares about seasons anyways.

I was so surprised by the way, I planned on wearing the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation here as it gives a beautiful satin finish with moderate coverage, but when I had smacked it on a third of my face I was like ooookay this can’t be Naked Skin. I had grabbed the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation instead, their new full coverage matte foundation that I only have in the wrong colour. Ha! Short review: This foundation is HORRIBLE on my skin. It enhances every little line and pore, plus the undertone of this shade (all ,5 shades are cool toned) makes me look grey. 1 out of 10, would not wear again. But in all fairness, every matte foundation I’ve ever tried applies badly on me (the only one I get to work quite well is Lumene Matt Control) so it’s not a surprise. If you have oily skin and like your full coverage I guess it would work better.





  • Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation – 1,5
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • NYX Ombre Blush – Code Breaker
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight


  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Light
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel


  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – Milk
  • Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow – Buttercupcake, Flamepoint, Love+
  • IsaDora Perfect Lipliner – Fuchsia (probably not considered eye safe, just so you know)
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara


  • NARS Audacious Lipstick – Michiyo
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Recension, Skönhet

NARS Highlighting Blush “Albatross”

Time to look at this yummy oldie, NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross! A finely milled powder highlighter with the most interesting shift. It looks like a pale bluish green with a golden cast in the pan, and applied on the skin you get a super smooth golden olive glow. A great colour to add to your collection if you would like to switch that champagne toned highlighter out now and then!

I think it works the absolute best on me with dark green eye makeup as it helps boost the olive tones, or as a contrast to plummy purples. See the two makeup looks further down where I’m wearing it both ways.

nars highlighting blush albatross

NARS Highlighting Blush in Albatross

nars highlighting blush albatross

The classic rubberized NARS packaging looks good when its brand new, but with a few uses it turns super grubby.

nars highlighting blush albatross swatch

See how it almost turns green on the skin? Such an interesting colour.

nars highlighting blush albatross swatch

Makeup look using Albatross as a cheekbone highlight and on the inner corner of the eye, it plays off the greens beautifully in my opinion! Blog post about the makeup look here.

nars highlighting blush albatross swatch

Here I’m using Albatross on my cheekbones and inner corners again, but this time to contrast with the cool purple tones. Blog post about the makeup look here.

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Recension, Skönhet

THE ride or die eyeshadow palette

I reviewed this palette about a year and a half ago, and still it’s the absolute best matte neutral palette I’ve ever come across. It’s worth mentioning again now that we’re all doing the ride or die makeup tag (YES I’m planning on doing it, do you want to see it in video format?).

Of course I’m talking about the Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01! It’s right at the £60 mark which makes it damn expensive, but this is the palette I use to round off and frame any bright makeup look, I use it for my brows, I can do any warm/cool/light/dark neutral eye using this.. Waahhh I love it so much! Have you tried it?

Available at Love Makeup.

Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01

Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 in its glory. The packaging is dirty which really shows off the amount of wear, but as the shadows are SUPER pigmented they barely show signs of use. It’s so impressive!

Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01

MMMM DAT DIRT. This bastard has been in every single makeup bag I own and it has followed me every single time I’ve been out travelling. The one true sign of love when it comes to makeup.

Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 swatches

Swatched on bare skin, row by row. This palette has anything you could ever ask for, except for a pale cool brown (YES it bothers me!). I tend to mix the third and the last shade together on the brush for the perfect pale taupe, so I’ll manage.

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Livsstil, Skönhet

Bad luck Viola buys a new camera

So, do you remember me buying a new studio setup with lighting and a background? The same day, no joke, my camera started fucking up.

bad luck viola gets fucked over by technology

I just denied the fact that my lense had given up focusing at a certain focal length and used it at the settings it still worked, and of course after a few weeks I had to do a kamikaze camera buy as it started doing weird double exposures by itself, and just.. yeah, R.I.P. New camera it is. Goodbye Canon 70D, hello Nikon D5500. I switched teams!!

Enjoy the tired makeup, say hi to the new camera!

So, just wanted to let you know why I’ve been slow lately. The camera has been a champ for five years but it really gave up on me, I just tried to hold on a bit too long. I’m back on track now and we’ll see if we can detect any quality differences! Take care babes.

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Recension, Skönhet

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick “Sexer”

Let’s look at another Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick! Sexer is the one that catched my eye right away when I first saw the display, and it still shares first place with Underage Red.

Sexer is a bright magenta pink with ultra fine blue shimmer, almost a metallic glow. It is super matte and wears all day, maybe even the next day as it stains the lips a lot. Great for long work days or when you want to go out not caring about what your lips will do as hours pass by. Pinks don’t get much better than this, do they?!

kat von d studded kiss lipstick sexer

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Sexer

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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!