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Electric (I just want to dance)

Played around with the Urban Decay Electric Palette the other day, here’s the result. I’m wearing all shades except for light blue Gonzo, silly enough! Read my blog post about the palette here.

I’ve also started experimenting with the Naked Skin Foundation again, I got it a few months ago and didn’t really get that excited over the finish, but recently I’ve started feeling like wearing more mattes (well it has the velvety look of a matte but it doesn’t look flat or dry, it’s probably wrong calling it matte though) and as I still want something that looks like skin, this one is a great choice. Does need solid moisture prep if you have combo/dry skin though.

electric

electric

Face:

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation – 1.0
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer - Fair Neutral
  • By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder 
  • NARS Blush – Orgasm
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Original Glow

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Urban Decay Electric Palette
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • KICKS Lip Glaze – Nude Beach
urban decay electric palette

Urban Decay Electric Palette, blog post about it here.

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Urban Decay Electric Palette

I’ve finally got my paws on the Urban Decay Electric Palette! Definitely the last one on this train, hehee!

The Electric Palette is, what Urban Decay themselves call, a pressed pigment palette. This because some of the neons aren’t considered eye safe by regulations so they play it safe by just calling them “pigments”, as you might have encountered before with neon shadows. I’ve never heard of anyone reacting badly to them, just that they tend to stain the skin a bit with use. I will happily smother my eyeballs with it!

What I adore the most about it is how they didn’t just create basic neon rainbow palette, here get a few cherry picked neon shades in both matte, shimmery and glittery formulas paired with bright regular shadows of different depth and a bright sparkly silver for accent. The perfect composition for a intense yet refined composition. I really look forward to using this beauty! What kind of look would you like to see first?

These swatches are done on bare skin, quality-wise the standout shades are the shimmers Fringe, Jilted, Urban and Freak (Slowburn and Fringe if we’re only speaking colours!), the only one that really needs some extra lovin is neon blue Chaos which is dustier than the rest. I would say that all of them would look their best over primer although some would benefit more from it than others (ehrm neons ehrm). A white base would be extra good for the neons to make them pop!

Available at select KICKS stores and on the KICKS website for you Swedes. Check the Urban Decay website for more info on where to get it in your country!

urban decay electric palette

Urban Decay Electric Palette

urban decay electric palette packaging

Just look at that beautiful packagiiiiiing!!

urban decay electric palette swatches

Urban Decay Electric Palette swatched on bare skin, same order as in the palette.

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Amethyst

I felt it was time for a winged cartoon eye, overly highlighted skin and purple lips, so that’s what I’ve worn today. Quite simple, quite crazy. Love this lip!

amethyst

amethyst

Face:

  • Lumene Longwear Blur Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanous
  • Viva la Diva Miss Blossoms Blush Orgy – Seduce
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Original Glow

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • Wet N Wild ProLine Graphic Marker Eyeliner
  • Sigma Beauty Brow Powder Duo – Medium
  • INGLOT Kohl Pencil – 06
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick – Amethyst
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Rosewood

Here’s another lippie from the IsaDora Bohemian Flair collection! Not as fab as the blackened plum in my last post, but I guess this will be a popular one.

rosewood

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • IsaDora Strobing Fluid Highlighter – Warm Glow
  • IsaDora Strobing Highlighting stick – Champagne Glow

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • ColourPop Super Shock shadow – Hustle, Doe-A-Deer
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Mariposa
  • IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner – Rum Raisin (probably not “eye safe”, worth noting)
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner – Rosewood
  • IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick – Rosewood
Selma

Selma says hi!

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IsaDora Bohemian Flair makeup look

Today a whole set of studio stuff arrived at my door (3 softboxes, a black backdrop, a good reflector) so I’m kind of planning on making a new start, I will from now on be able to document and photograph makeup looks during other hours of the day than just the well-lit ones, and I will probably step up my YouTube game at the same time. I’m excited!

I gave the stuff a test run today to photograph a makeup look using the new IsaDora Bohemian Flair collection for fall 2016. Out in stores now! I haven’t shown you the collection as a whole (check it out over at Purity), but here’s a handful of the cool toned products that go beautifully together. Do you want to see more from this yummy collection maybe?

Overall I can mention that the new Lip Desire Sculpting Lipsticks are pretty, but they are quite damn slippery. You definitely benefit from buying the matching Sculpting Lipliner which will make the colour stand out and the result more budge proof, plus the fact that the pencils themselves are of SUCH great quality! You will find yourself reaching for them with other lipsticks too.

The Eye Shadow Quartet in Soft Suede is lovely in texture and has beautiful greyish lilac colours, but the colour depth is quite bland. I often find that IsaDora palettes have that problem, am I the only one? There is no pale highlight shade and there is no deep smokey shade, just four “kinda similar” shades that you can’t really build a dimensional look with. I had to use my face highlight as an inner corner highlight just to kick the eye off.

isadora bohemian flair

Face:

  • Lumene Nude Perfection Fluid Foundation – Classic Beige (1)
  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer – Fair Neutral
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Power – Diffused Light
  • IsaDora Perfect Blush – Bare Berry
  • Phee’s Makeup Tips Pressed Glow Highlight Powder – Mariposa

Brows:

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

Eyes:

  • IsaDora Eye Shadow Quartet – Soft Suede
  • IsaDora Insane Volume Lash Styler Mascara

Lips:

  • IsaDora Sculpting Lipliner – Rum Raisin
  • IsaDora Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick – Rum Raisin
isadora bohemian flair

The IsaDora Bohemian Flair collection products I used for this look. Eye Shadow Quartet in Soft Suede, Sculpting Lipliner in Rum Raisin, Lip Desire Sculpting Lipstick in Rum Raisin, Perfect Blush in Bare Berry. Nail polish is Soft Suede from the same collection. 

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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!