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Watery Grave

Watery Grave from Femme Fatale Cosmetics is a pretty little number, it looks like so many eyeshadows in one! But it is a tad dry and needs a much stickier primer for that red gleam to pop more than it did on me today. Still beautiful though! And it just begged for a steel grey lip.

watery grave

watery grave

watery grave

watery grave

Face:

  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow 
  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Femme Fatale Cosmetics Matte Blush – City Ruinous
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing – Warm Glow

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer
  • Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eyeshadow – Watery Grave
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Cailyn Star Wave Mattalic Tint – Sirius (12)
Viola, Killer Colours
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Superfly

The messy glam rock glitter eye is one of my absolute favourite looks to wear. A base of dark shadows with multidimensional chunky glitter packed on top, the messier the better looking. Today I went one step further and added some extra sparkle, I sense that 15 year old me would have been proud to see that I still wear rhinestones like this. *Pats self on back*

superfly

superfly

superfly

superfly

superfly

superfly

Face:

  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow 
  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm, New York
  • Lumene Beauty Base Dark Under Eye Concealer
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Contouring Palette – Dulce De Leche
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing – Warm Glow

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 8, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette – Earl Grey, Almond Truffle
  • KICKS Lasting Liner – Black
  • Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
  • Lit Cosmetics Glitter – Superfly #3
  • Cheap Ebay rhinestones
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • Palina Magic CC Cream – New York
  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow 
  • IsaDora Face Sculptor Strobing – Warm Glow
Viola, Killer Colours

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Noir Fairy

I’ve had such a strange cold! Out of nowhere my voice just disappeared last week, and now almost a week later I’m getting the classic cold symptoms. My vocal cords just gave up on me! I have planned some videos for you but just haven’t been able to film anything, I’ll be back soon, I promise.

Yesterday I just decided that I felt better, so Jerry and I got dressed up and went out for a bite. Why not wear some lashes? I hadn’t worn falsies in a really long time so I went big. I love matching my bottom lashes to my top ones, so I easily sat 10 minutes packing mascara on the lower lashes. Mmmmm, hairy eyes.

The lip was also an easy choice, I’ve had this beautiful raspberry red Liquid Velvet from Ciaté on my desk for quite a while. It’s such a beautiful formula! It doesn’t dry down to that smudge proof dry-as-death crinkly cat anus finish (I’m SO TIRED of those liquid lipsticks, please just go away!), instead they are more of a whipped mousse that doesn’t dry completely kiss proof. They wear so comfortable, now I want moooarrrr shades!

noir fairy

noir fairy

noir fairy

noir fairy

Face:

  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm, New York
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 8
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 3, 4, 9, 12
  • KIKO Cosmetics Colour Definition Eyeliner And Kajal – Darling Butter (01)
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • House Of Lashes False Eyelashes – Noir Fairy

Lips:

  • Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Lipstick – Diva
Viola, Killer Colours

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Color Riot

Today I’m wearing a combo inspired by my friend Rebecka who works at the NYX counter at Åhléns City here in Gothenburg. She likes to wear the rusty Full Throttle Eyeshadow Palette in Color Riot paired with Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Vintage which is a dusty wine colour, and as I had the palette lying around (pictures, swatches and review of those palettes will be up soon, hopefully tomorrow!) I got the lipstick aswell on her recommendation. They work so well together! Thanks darl.

Have you noticed the serious NYX fling I’m having at the moment? They are my current top pick when it comes to interesting launches and inspiring colour schemes and for being so easily available and affordable, they beat the shit out of most budget brands as the market looks right now in Sweden. So sorry not sorry, you will see a lot of NYX on here for a while! Time to step up your game, budget brands..

color riot

color riot

color riot

color riot

Face:

  • Palina Magic CC Cream – Stockholm
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Youngblood Lunar Dust – Twilight

Brows:

  • Viseart Neutral Matte Eye Palette 01 – 5, 7, 12
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • NYX Full Throttle Eyeshadow Palette – Color Riot
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick – Vintage
Viola, Killer Colours

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NYX Full Throttle Lipstick swatches + mini reviews

Full Throttle Lipstick is a new addition to the colourful, wallet friendly range NYX offers. These lipsticks are said to be extra long wearing and also waterproof (but which lipstick formula isn’t waterproof, honestly? Have you ever been able to rinse a lipstick off with water? lol). They come in 12 shades, I have 7 here to show you.

The formula goes on thin, almost like a wet gel. You know how eye pencils sometimes feel slippery and almost cooling when applied, then dry down to a smudge proof matte? That’s exactly what Full Throttle does. The wear is insane, as the lipsticks dry matte they wear really well, without crusting off like the flat matte liquid lipsticks tend to do. A perfect inbetweener! They do feel a bit dry though, so moisturize those lips well! I still don’t find that they catch on to dry patches a lot, so quite a forgiving formula in my opinion.

These retail for $7 in the US, check the NYX US website. Here in Sweden we find them at for example Eleven.se or Åhléns City for 79 SEK a pop.

nyx full throttle lipstick

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick comes in a sleek black tube with a colour coded cap, perfect for makeup hoarders who wants to be able to tell colours apart without opening caps or reading labels. Great job NYX!

nyx full throttle lipstick

These lipsticks have a very different shape, they are cut in a weird bullet shape that is supposed to help application, but as you wear the shape down after only a few uses I think they could just have skipped that unnecessary detail.

nyx full throttle lipstick kiss the dust, lethal kiss, jolt, sandman, locked, loaded, nightcrawler

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Kiss The Dust, Lethal Kiss, Jolt, Sandman, Locked, Loaded, Night Crawler

bare lips

Bare lips for reference

nyx full throttle lipstick kiss the dust swatch

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Kiss The Dust. A rosy brown tinted beige. Perfect everyday shade for that perfect 90′s vibe. Goes on super super smooth, not a crinkle! I have worn this one quite a bit already and it’s really great with a smokey eye for that “extra everything” face.

nyx full throttle lipstick lethal kiss swatch

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Lethal Kiss. A cool toned super hot pink. Slightly whitened in tone but still vibrant enough to not turn milky. This is the shade that enhanced unevenness the most out of these, but still not a major problem at all.

nyx full throttle lipstick jolt swatch

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Jolt. A vibrant light coral red. HELLO ultimate summer colour! This one applies super smooth. It has more of a red undertone instead of the pink hue most corals tend to have, so I find it very wearable on my skin tone. it doesn’t make my skin look blotchy like most corals do. My favourite of the bunch!

nyx full throttle lipstick sandman swatch

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Sandman. A dusty brick red. The formula on this one is fantastic as well, goes on without any work at all. This is the exact shade of dark red I love to wear during the day, it doesn’t feel the least vampy but gives the face a great focal point.

nyx full throttle lipstick loaded swatch

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Locked. A deepened berry pink. The formula on this one was super gummy and dry, didn’t apply smooth at all and will probably end up in the trash. Could it have dried up on its way here? Didn’t feel right at all! I’m worried that this is how the Full Throttle lipsticks will end up if you have them lying around for a long time or manage to pop a cap open by mistake in your handbag, but that’s just my horror theory. Plus I don’t dig the colour of this one at all so it’s not much of a loss for me personally. Skip.

nyx full throttle lipstick loaded swatch

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Loaded. A dusty reddish plummy rosy.. something? A very unique shade. Gorgeous and vampy! The formula catches on slightly in the drier areas of my lips but it’s not an actual problem here either. Another one of my favourites.

nyx full throttle lipstick night crawler swatch

NYX Full Throttle Lipstick in Night Crawler. A super dark blue toned ashy purple. Another super unique shade, It’s raisin coloured!! I have never owned anything like it! Does apply a tad uneven with slightly lighter areas here and there, but a calm application with a good mirror at hand easily solves it. Go get it if you’re feeling inspired to try something new!

Viola, Killer Colours
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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!