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Moonlight

After todays post about the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks I took a picture of the colour Moonlight when worn all over the lids just to show you the 3D effect of these eyeshadows. I darkened the top lashline a little on the outer corner with brown shadow, but the entire dark crease/pale lid effect is just Moonlight. Best way ever to do super quick eyes!

moonlight

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder – Bronze 03
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Laura Mercier Caviar Stick – Moonlight
  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • KIKO Cosmetics Ultra Glossy Stylo SPF 15 Lipstick – Fire Red (808)
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Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight, Copper & Burnished Bronze

Mitt favoritsätt att applicera krämskuggor är helt klart när de är i stickform. De går så snabbt att måla på och sudda ut med fingret jämfört med burkar då lock måste fipplas med, penslar måste vara rena och sen smutsas ner för att sen tvättas igen.. Njä, sticks är min vardagsräddning! Mina favvos är Caviar Stick från Laura Mercier. De gliiiider på huden, inget torrt slitande i ögonlocken alls, och när de fått sitta ett litet tag så torkar de in och blir gnugg- och vattenfasta. Linjen innehåller massor av fina färger utan att vara urflippad, mängder av neutrala och några djupare juveltoner. Särskilt metallicnyanserna med wetlook på ögonlocken är riktigt fantastiska. Metallicfinishen gör att produkten ser olika ut beroende på hur ljuset studsar, så på ögonlocket får du en automatisk “3D-effekt” bara med några svep av en och samma färg! Lathet deluxe!

De nyanser jag har i min ägo är taupesilvriga Moonlight, gyllenkoppriga Copper och rödbruna Burnished Bronze varav första två är nära på spegelblanka och den tredje har mer av en klassisk skimmereffekt.

Laura Mercier finns att shoppa på KICKS, NK och Cow Parfymeri.

 

My favourite way of applying cream shadows is easily when they’re in stick form. It’s so easy to just paint it on and blend with a finger compared to jars where you have to unscrew lids, have clean brushes, gunk those brushes up, wash them again.. Nah, sticks are my everyday saviours! My favourite is Caviar Stick by Laura Mercier. They gliiiide onto the skin, no dry tugging on the lids at all, and when they’ve dried they become totally smudge and waterproof. They come in a lot of nice colours without being crazy, lots of neutrals and some deeper jewel tones. I’m extra fond of the metallic shades which have a wetlook on th eyes. The metallic finish makes the colour appear differently depending on how light hits, so on the eyelids it immediately gets an intense “3D effect” just with a few sweeps of the same colour! Laziness deluxe!

The colours I have are silvery taupe Moonlight, golden copper Copper (duh) and reddish brown Burnished Bronze out of which the first two are ultra shiny and the third is more of a classic shimmer.

laura mercier caviar stick moonlight, copper, burnished bronze

The packaging is a classic twist-up so no wasteful sharpening is needed.

laura mercier caviar stick moonlight, copper, burnished bronze swatch

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Moonlight, Copper and Burnished Bronze. They look good in the picture but nothing compares to how gorgeous they are in real life!

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Dim Infusion

Today I did a quick smokey eye by sweeping my apricot blush quite heavily almost up to the brow, packed my brow powder on the lids, smudged some black liner along the top lashline, some brown liner on the waterline, shitload of mascara and done!

I haven’t worn Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion in a while but I’ve fallen in love with it all over again recently. A pale very warm apricoty peach that pairs GORGEOUSLY with bronzed cheeks. When worn on the lids it really enhances green eyes.

dim infusion

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Manasi Makeup Lyster Cream Bronzer
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Illamasqua Brow & Lash Gel

Eyes:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit
  • Becca Ultimate Crème Eyelier – Romanesque
  • IsaDora Smokey Eye Liner – Dark Brown
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips – Naked
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Anja

Blått är helt klart en av de svåraste ögonskuggsfärgerna att bära, men två tricks som hjälper är att bära den med en solid liner för att definiera ögat och en varm skugga att sudda ut kanterna med så skuggan inte blir grönaktig. Bara smacka på den och låt den ta den plats den tar, det kommer bli skitsnyggt!

Jag har haft det sena 60talet/tidiga 70talet i den mentala inspirationsmappen på sistone, så jag gjorde en lös tolkning av det! De rundade Twiggy-60talsögonen är inte alls smickrande på mina ögon hur mycket jag än vill att de ska vara, så jag lade en ren 50talsvinge med en trashig undre fransrad istället.

 

Blue is probably one of the hardest eyeshadow colours to wear, but two tricks that help is pairing it with a solid eyeliner that brings definition and a warm eyeshadow along the edges as blending help for it to not turn greenish. Just smack it on and let it take the place it needs, then it will look stunning!

I’ve had a serious thing for late 60′s/early 70′s makeup lately, so I did a loose take on it! The rounded 60′s Twiggy eye shape doesn’t flatter my eye how much I ever want it to, so I did a clean 50′s eyeliner flick with a messy bottom lashline instead.

anja

anja

anja

Face:

  • Yves Rocher Youthful Glow Foundation – 000 Beige
  • By Terry Terrybly Densiliss Concealer – 1 Fresh Fair
  • Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Finishing Powder – Diaphanos
  • Viva la Diva Matte Bronzing Powder
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • Make Up Store Wonder Powder – Sahara

Brows:

  • Oriflame Beauty Eyebrow Kit

Eyes:

  • LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
  • Illamasqua Powder Eyeshadow – Anja
  • LORAC PRO Palette – Taupe, Cream, Nude
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
  • Becca Ultimate Crème Eyelier – Romanesque
  • Illamasqua Medium Pencil – Hex
  • Illamasqua Masquara – Raven

Lips:

  • IsaDora Twist-Up Matt Lips – Posh Peach
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush – Dim Infusion
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Babor Nude Eye Shadow Collection

Lyxiga hudvårdsmärket Babor har en makeuplinje vilket jag lyckats missa totalt, och i vår släpps två nya looker vid namn Beautiful Bronze och Metallic Pearls ur vilka jag fått ett urplock av i produktväg! Superkul att prova! I båda lookerna ingår denna brunkoppriga skuggpalett vid namn Nude Eye Shadow Collection, en riktig BAKELSE! Sällan blir jag tagen av hur vacker en produkt är såpass att det känns hädiskt att peta i den, men denna hade jag faktiskt rätt svårt att bryta in. Se bara hur bulligt mjuka skuggorna ser ut!

Skuggorna tunna och torra till texturen, de har inte alls den där rika smöriga känslan som bra skuggor ofta har utan de är verkligen torra. Ändå ser de riktigt fina ut på huden samt fäster bra utan att rasa ner, se bara på bilden nedan! Där är de applicerade torra över ett tunt lager foundation, med en primer eller fuktad pensel blir det garanterat ännu bättre knall i färgerna.

Paletten finns att shoppa på Skincity.se (där bilden visar skuggorna i annan ordning än i min palett? Haha!).

 

Luxurious skincare brand Babor has a makeup line which I’ve for some reason managed to miss, and this spring two new looks called Beautiful Bronze and Metallic Pearls are released and I’ve received some of the products to try! So fun! Both looks include this coppery brown eyeshadow palette called Nude Eye Shadow Collection, like a little chocolate bar! I rarely get stunned by a makeup product to such a level that it feels bad to destroy them by using them, but this one I really had a hard time putting my fingers in. Just look at those pillowy fluffy eyeshadows!

These shadows are thin and dry in texture, they don’t have that creamy buttery feeling that good shadows often have, they are much drier. Still they look great on the skin and adhere well without falling down as you can see in the picture below! There I’ve applied them dry on a thin layer of foundation, but with a primer or damp brush these will go on even more intense.

I’m not sure where/if you can find this palette outside of Sweden as I’m not very familiar with the brand, let me know in a comment if you have info!

babor nude eye shadow collection

They look so yummyy! And the gold compact is just gorgeous.

babor nude eye shadow collection swatch

Applied dry on a thin layer of foundation. The medium brown on the bottom right in the palette is the mattest of them, the others are more shimmery. As usual on me the “highlighter” is a bit too dark but it will be a great peachy eyelid colour.

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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!