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Dark Era

I found the perfect Galliano lipstick!! Dark Era from NYX has that perfect red wine (not purple, thank lawd) tone that applies just patchy enough to blacken in certain areas without looking all crusty. If it was smooth and opaque it would just have been a solid dark lip, not really what you would have seen on the Galliano runway. Spot on I’d say!

The eye look is super simple, it’s just the brown eyeshadow I use on my eyebrows smudged super softly along the lashlines/lids, then topped with a shimmery pinky taupe (which I will write about soon, holy crap I love the Marc Jacobs The Starlet palette!!) in the center of the top lid. I love how pale sparkly lids look against a vampy lip.

dark era

dark era

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • NARS Highlighting Blush – Albatross

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos
  • Marc Jacobs Style Eye-Con No 7 Eyeshadow Palette The Starlet – 2
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX Matte Lipstick – Dark Era
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Crumble To Dust

Hot sci-fi pink, no lashes, glowy skin. Simple as that.

crumble to dust

crumble to dust

Face:

  • Lumene Matt Control Oil-Free Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos

Eyes:

  • NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil – Milk
  • Viseart Editorial Brights Palette 08 – 5

Lips:

  • IsaDora Nourishing Lip Oil 
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GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick “Antique”

I’m really having a hard time trying to like the Ally McBeal-esque 90′s brown lip that we see everywhere at the moment.. The only thing it reminds me of is butterfly hair clips, pagers and inflatable furniture, but I do like the thought of breathing some air into the effortless 90′s supermodel look. Early François Nars and Kevyn Aucoin on faces like Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista is timeless and a essential piece of makeup history. So when I find a lipstick that communicates more Kate than Ally it really warms my soul.

GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick in the colour Antique is exactly that, right off the bat I thought of it as a milk chocolate rose. It doesn’t have that poopy vibe at all, but still with that muddy taupe undertone that (seemingly) everyone wants. The formula is velvety matte but still a bit slippery, not far from the NYX Matte Lipsticks. Doesn’t turn into a dry crusty gunk on the lips with time either.

I bought my tube at Eleven.se, they ship throughout Europe!

antique

GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick in Antique applied on bare lips.

antique

gosh velvet touch matte lipstick antique

The lipstick comes in a classic wind up tube.

gosh velvet touch matte lipstick antique swatch

A true 90′s hued MLBB (my lips but better)!

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso
  • KIKO Mosaic Highlighter

Brows:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Saleos
  • Milani Brow Shaping Clear Gel

Eyes:

  • Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette – Latinus, Samael, Saleos
  • KIKO Mosaic Highlighter
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Lips:

  • GOSH Velvet Touch Matte Lipstick – Antique
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Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow “Bella Emerald” & Baked Blush “Luminoso”

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Emerald is a shimmery jewel green shadow that you can use both wet and dry. Perfect smokey eye shade! The formula is thin and a bit dry, but it adheres nicely to the skin. Will look fantastic layered over a black liner.

Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso is a glowy pale peach/apricot blush that I can’t believe I didn’t own already. It’s a true cult classic!

Both are available at Eleven.se.

milani bella eyes gel powder eyeshadow bella emerald, baked blusher luminoso

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow “Bella Emerald”, Baked Blush “Luminoso”

milani bella eyes gel powder eyeshadow bella emerald, baked blush luminoso

Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow “Bella Emerald”, Baked Blush “Luminoso”

milani bella eyes gel powder eyeshadow bella emerald, baked blush luminoso swatch

Bella Emerald and Luminoso swatched dry on bare skin.

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Kat Von D Ink Liner “Dali”

Helloooo, are you still there? We are about done moving now so finally I have time to sit down and write you a post. Whew! Let’s start with something simple and pretty.

Kat Von D Ink Liner in Dali has been on my wishlist for a long time, 50/50 because I loved the Tattoo Liner in Trooper so much and because of the weird dusty teal colour. The name is not bad either. Sadly it doesn’t deliver the same hardcore lasting power as the Tattoo Liner does, it started dissolving (not even smudging or flaking, just fading!) after half a day when I wore it on bare eyelids, but with a little primer on the lid and maybe a neutral eyeshadow as a base it won’t go anywhere. Available at Sephora.

kat von d ink liner dali

Kat Von D Ink Liner comes as a stiff felt tip pen, compared to the Tattoo Liner which has a brush made of a zillion tiny hairs. You can see the colour of the eyeliner on the outside of the pencil, I love colour coded packaging as it makes it so much easier to find stuff in your makeup bag/drawers.

kat von d ink liner dali swatch

A little squiggle with Dali. The colour payoff is fantastic!

kat von d ink liner dali

Dali on the eyes. The colour is dark enough to frame the eyes, and the dusty tone makes it less of a statement. A great alternative to neutrals if you want something little extra for work!

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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!