Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic FANTASCENE

Marc Jacobs Coconut Fantasy Collection was sold out directly but I was super happy to have gotten my hands on the Eye-conic Fantascene eyeshadow palette!

The Eye-conic Eyeshadow palette in Fantascene (485kr) is a slim white palette within the Coconut Fantasy collection that also included the Omega! bronzer, A golden dew drops Highlighter and even a new coconut infused loose powder.

This palette gives me both summer but also wedding vibes / it houses 4 mattes, 2 shimmers and one strong bronzy shimmer.

Swatches

Swatched in daylight with no primer – The pigmentation is fantastic and was very creamy to the touch. I cannot wait to do more looks with this one!

What are your thoughts on the Coconut trend? Would you be picking up anything from the Coconut Fantasy Collection from Marc Jacobs?

/Jag köpte Marc Jacobs Eye-conic Palett i Fantascene och tycker den ger sommar och bröllopsvibes! Jag tyckte att pigmentationen var väldigt krämig och jag längtar att leka med paletten mer!

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I am Divine… A Limited Kat Von D Palette that I just needed to get…

I am a palette junkie and all you who have followed me for awhile know that I just cannot resist a palette and my Kat Von D Beauty products! I recently purchased this one and finally have gotten around to playing with it.

/Jag är en palett junkie och ni som har följt mig  vet att jag kan inte motstå en palett och mina Kat Von D Beauty-produkter! Jag köpte denna nyligen och har äntligen kommit runt att leka lite mer med färgerna!

I Am Divine Packaging & Colors

The I am Divine Palette (ca. 330kr) is a pretty slim palette housing 8 shadows that are both matte and shimmer. They are on the blue-green and grey scale. I love the eyebrows on the mirror too!

/I am Divine Palette (ca. 330kr)  är en ganska tunn palett med 8 skuggor som är både matt och skimrande. Paletten är i den blågrön och grå skala. Det finns ett par bryn på spegeln också!

The palette is inspired by Divine which is one of Kat Von Ds Muses. I find that the colors are gorgeous but it may be necessary to combine this palette with other ones as there are many bold shades in this palette. I can definitely see many bright looks with this one!

/Paletten är inspirerad av Divine som är Kat Von Ds muse. Jag älskar nyanserna men det kan vara bra att kombinera denna palett med andra paletter då du kommer inte få så många neutrala looker. Jag kan se många starka looks med denna!

The Swatches

Without a primer and in daylight, these swatches are amazing. The Eyeshadows are creamy and super easy to apply with and without an eyeshadow brush.
/Utan primer och i dagsljus alla swatches ser fantastiska ut. Skuggorna är krämiga och lätt att applicera med borste.

What do you think of these kind of limited edition products? Would you be purchasing this one?

/Vad tycks om denna limited edition palett? Skulle du köpa den? Varför?

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Crushing on Kat Von Ds Metal Crush Palette

This palette came out a while ago but I just have NOW purchased it and am getting around to talking about it!

/Den här paletten kom i butik längesen men jag har bara köpt nyligen och har äntligen fått tid att skriva om den!

The Metal Crush Palette (405kr) is one of the later releases from Kat Von D this year and it is unique for the brand as it houses 3 glittery highlighters.
/Metal Crush Palette (405kr) är en av de senare från Kat Von D och är unik för varumärket eftersom det rymmer 3 glittrande highlighters.

Gammaray, Helix & Roseshock

I have been an avid fan of Kat Von D Cosmetics and own pretty much every product but this one I was on the fence about since I was not really sure how to use the shades. I loved the Metal Crush eyeshadows (that are now discontinued, boohoo!!) so I decided that this palette would be great as toppers.
/Jag har varit en fan av Kat Von D Cosmetics och äger ganska många produkter från märket men jag var inte helt säker på hur man skulle använda nyanserna. Jag älskade Metal Crush ögonskuggor (som nu utgått, boohoo!!) så jag bestämde mig för att denna palett skulle vara bra som toppers.

Gammaray is a beautiful rose-apricot, Helix is your shimmery golden and Roseshock is a duo-tone purple and baby pink shade.

Personally I would have preferred this palette to be smaller so easier for travel and storage as it would not be a palette you would grab for o the daily. They colors are blendable and can work on many skin tones and makeup looks.
/Personligen skulle jag ha föredragit att denna palett var mindre så det skulle vara lättare att resa med och även förvara då det är inte en palett som jag skulle ta varje dag. Färgerna är enkel att använda och fungerar på många hudtoner och looker.

What do you think about this palette? What are your thoughts on topper palettes?
/Vad tycker du om den här paletten? Vad är dina tankar om Toppers?

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Event med PürCosmetics

I was invited to spend the morning with PürCosmetics and I am extremely excited to show you all the news that will be coming from the brand!
/Jag var bjuden på ett event med PürCosmetics och jag vill gärna visa alla nyheter som kommer från varumärket!

I have not really been in contact with PürCosmetics until recently and I am quite blown away with the products and what the brand stands for which made me even more excited! Above you can see the beautiful Therese from Kraft (right) and Lynette.
/Jag har inte varit i kontakt med PürCosmetics förrän nu och jag är på riktigt blown away…särskilt när det gäller vad varumärket står för. Ovan kan du se den vackra Therese från Kraft (höger) och Lynette.

We had the pleasure to listen to Lynnette Cole talk about the brand and also about the news and even demonstrate the products.
/Lynette visade nyheterna och produkter på modeller.

4-in-1 Stick Foundation

The 4-in-1 Foundation Stick is a cream-to-velvet stick that has Qualane for moisture and polymers to blur pores and inperfections. There are so many shades of this product and I only got to swatch it but hopefully I can try it on my face soon!
/4-i-1 Foundation Stick är en kräm-till-velvet stift som har Qualane för fukt och polymerer för att sudda bort porer. Det finns så många nyanser av den här produkten och jag måste bara testa innan jag kan säga mer.

4-in-1 Dual Ended Matte Lipstick & Lip Oil

This was a cool product since it has two ends – a lipstick that is matte and an oil to hydrate and calm the lips. The lip oil has Agave Extract, Cranberry oil, Sunflower seed oil as well as Vitamin C & E!
/Denna är en riktigt häftigt produkt eftersom den har två delar – en läppstift som är matt och en olja som ger fukt och lugnar läpparna. Läppoljan har Agave Extract, Tranbärolja, Solrosfröolja samt Vitamin C & E!

4-in-1 Correcting Primer

I loved the feel of this primer! It has Probiotics, Aloe as well as Squalene and coconut water. All of this restores, balances, and hydrates all at once.
/Jag älskade känslan av denna primer! Det har probiotics, Aloe samt Squalen och kokosnötvatten. Allt detta återställer, balanserar och fuktgivar allt på en gång.

Fully Charged Primer

This is a lashprimer with magnetic technology to give volume and drama to your lashes. It has Carnauba wax for volume and Panthenol and sunflower seed oil to condition the lashes.
/Detta är en lashprimer med magnetteknik för att ge volym och drama till dina ögonfransar. Den har Carnauba vax för volym och panthenol och solrosfröolja för att ge näring till fransarna.

Visionary Palette

I am obsessed with eyeshadows and oh m gee… the 12-piece eyeshadow palette is absolutely beautiful and not only do they have gorgeous colors, it also has an energy complex as well as a combination of ginseng, green tea and Vitamin B.
/Jag är besatt av ögonskuggor och oh m gee … den 12-deliga ögonskuggspaletten är så vacker och har också ett energikomplex samt en kombination av ginseng, grönt te och vitamin B.

Have you tried anything from PürCosmetics? What do you think?
/Har ni testat något från märket PÜR? Vad tyckte ni?

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A Quick look at NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette

We have waited long enough for the new Spring Collection from NARS to fall into place and I was able to finally swatch and play with the products so I decided I would do a quick post showing you the palette from the collection!

/Vi har väntat länge för att den nya vårkollektionen från NARS och äntligen kunde jag göra swatches och leka med produkterna så jag bestämde mig för att jag skulle göra ett snabbt inlägg på paletten.

The Packaging

The NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette comes in simple packaging with a pixelized eye image and metallic text. You can hold it in one hand and it comes with a large mirror.

/Narsissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette kommer i en enkel förpackning med en pixeliserad ögonbild och metallisk text. Du kan hålla den i handen smidigt och den kommer med en stor spegel.

The Shades

The Wanted Eyeshadow Palette has 12 eyeshadows which metallic eyeshadows as well as some mattes and satins. The palette is described as a product that has pure pigment formula in which you can get “intense color payoff in one stroke” however, I personally did not really get that feeling and you will see why in the swatches.

/The Wanted Eyeshadow Palette har 12 ögonskuggor med metalliska ögonskuggor samt några mattes och satins. Paletten beskrivs som en produkt med en ren pigment formula där du kan få “intensive color payoff in one stroke” men jag fick inte den känslan och du kommer att se varför i swatches nedan.

My Thoughts

If you want this palette to work for you, I would recommend using a primer and your fingers and/or a brush that is more damp as they give a lot of fall out and unfortunately did not give that one-stroke payoff. With that said, it is a beautiful palette but just not a palette I personally would use and love often.

/Om du vill att denna palett ska funka bra, skulle jag rekommendera att använda en primer och fingrar och / eller en pensel som är mer fuktig eftersom de ger en hel del fallout… och tyvärr inte den one-stroke payoff. Med det sagt så är den en vacker palett men bara inte en palett som jag personligen skulle använda och älska ofta.

What are your thoughts on the NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette?
/Vad är dina tankar på NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette?

 

 

 

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BeautyGlazed Pressed Glitter Bar Palettes * You asked, I tell…

I did a look just recently using one of the Presssed Glitter Bar palettes and I got so many PMs about it so I decided to talk about them after a few ifs and buts.

I bought the Beauty Glazed Palettes when I also bought the Jolie Beauty Bomb Dot Com palette. I got a lot of questions about the Jolie Beauty palette which was then released on Brallis.se just a week or so afterwards. I bought that palette on the Jolie Beauty website.

The Brand

Beauty Glazed is super difficult to find a lot of information on – They provide a website on the back of the palettes but the website never loads. I found their facebook page and there the adress leads to Pakistan…whereas the Distribution on the palette is Hong Kong and produced in China. Many question marks.

I already knew that the brand is a copy-cat brand as they do have dupes for the Jaclyn Hill palette, NYX Ultimates and even Huda Beautys Desert Dust Palette. I have found a number of positive videos on YouTube and blogposts so I am quite on the fence about this brand as there is no background to know who, what, where the product comes from.

The Packaging

I basically went on a full on glitter binge and bought a number of palettes and these two were quite unique. They are Slim smaller sized cardboard palettes with 6 large pans each. There is an internal magnet to hold the palette together which is great since it is a cream-based product.

Ingredients

Things to know about the ingredients that many may react to… Now I am OVER simplifying here but good to know…

Mineral oil – Most cosmetic products use safe mineral oils which can be good for your skin. Myth that mineral oil used in cosmetics is non/purified, industrial-grade. With that said, I cannot 100% guarantee where this mineral oil is from.
Polyisobutene – A Binding Agent, not dangerous in cosmetics.
Aluminum Powder – Restricted by FDA, especially for lip products.
BHA – anticipated to be a human carcinogen and can cause skin depigmentation. EU considers this unsafe in Fragrances.

With that said…not sure if I can trust the list to 100%. More on that under My Thoughts.

Swatches

Mind you, this product is a cream with quite chunky glitter so I suggest best with fingertips which is also mentioned on the back of the palettes. I also dab the product where I want it so it gives off maximum effect. No primer under and they sit all day after application.

ES-01 Palette

ES-02 Palette

I also picked up their Original 15 Ultra Pigmented Glitter Shadows so if you want to see that palette in more detail, let me know in the comments or through PM!

My Thoughts

On the back you get the Ingredients, what they may contain, directions and also distribution information. The product is distributed in Hong Kong but made in China so take what you may from that information. Also there are the icons on the back including a Cruelty Free PETA bunny, as well as a 24m jar and a recycling icon. I did not find the brand on PETAs list. Also if you look closely, it says “crucityfree”…. I did not get any insert or information with my palettes but I saw a number of people who did so I screenshot that information below:

Photo from Allison Jacobs on YouTube

When I did a search on Seed Beauty… Well. They are based in California and is the parent company to ColourPop. Confusing right? I can keep going with this but I will leave it there.

Questionable company but as for the product, I really like these palettes since they are super affordable for glitters that you may not use on the daily. I work with theme makeup at work so it is nice to have other options than gluing rhinestones (which I also love by the way) and it is more quick and efficient. I love to color mixtures in all the pans. I was not very impressed with is that they all have different amounts in the pans so you are not getting the same amount of each product.

I really wished I did not like the palettes as much as I do as I would really have liked to feel more safe in regards to ingredients and to where my money is going to and contribute to a safer Beauty Community.

What do you think of Dupe Brands like Beauty Glazed?
What did you think of the palettes? Weigh in on the conversation below!

Where to Buy: Amazon (Search: Beauty Glazed Pressed Glitter)
Price: Ca. 75 SEK ($9)

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A First Look at Kat Von Ds Shade+Light GLIMMER Palette

After my Fiancé proposed, and my migraine subsided – We went to Debenhams and picked up 3 things from the Kat Von D Stand and this was one of them.

The Shade+Light Glimmer Palette. This palette will come to Scandinavia very soon but I just couldn’t NOT get it while I had it infront of me!
/Efter min kille friade och min migrän försvann så gick vi till Debenhamns och köpte lite från Kat Von D. Shade+Light Glimmer Palette kommer snart till Sverige men jag kunde inte hålla mig!

This palette is beautiful and filled with 12 beautiful shimmery shades.
Paletten håller 12 shimmer skuggor!

Packaging

Let’s talk packaging first since I am a sucker for pretty packaging! This one is just like the other Shade+Light palettes but it has a reflective holographic gold texting to it.
/Ska vi prata lite om förpackningen? Jag älskar denna – även om den ser ut som de andra Shade Light paletter denna har lite holografiska detaljer.


On the top is the name and again, the holographic gold.
/Översta sidan har namnet och även finns i holo-guld.


The palette is similar to the newer refill palettes from the Shade+Light series. It has the embossed name and it is more plastic-y. Not a HUGE fan of the newer packaging but I prefer the cardboard palettes over plastic ones.
/Paletten är ganska lik nya refill paletten från Shade Light serien. Namnet sticker ut lite och känns mer plast aktig. Jag gillar inte plasten då jag gillar mina cardboard paletter – lättare att resa med och väger inte lika mycket.


The Embossing

The Inside

This is the inside and a closer look at the colors. Just as the other palettes, this one is also divided into 3 sections: Cool, Neutral and Warm tones.
/Insidan ser ni har 3 delar, återigen som de andra Shade Light paletter. Det finns cool, neutral och warm toner.

And the names on the back of the palette with the colors. The palette unfortunately does not have the colored back but just silver frames.
/Och här ser ni namnet på alla skuggor. Tyvärr så färg finns endast på yttre förpackningen. På själva paletten så är det bara svart och silver.

Swatches

Porcelain, Copper, Bronze, Stirling

Dusk, Cinder, Onyx, Glacier

Dune, Rust, Jasper, Quartz

My Overall Impression

I do love this palette but not as much as the original Shade+Light Eye Contour Palette (all mattes). I did notice a bit of fall out especially with the lighter shades but not so much that I was bothered by it. They were easy to blend and just a beautiful range of neutral shades with the shimmer finish. With that said, the combination of the two palettes do make a great duo and you have many options to different looks for all occasions.
/Jag gillar paletten men inte lika mycket som originalen som innehåller bara matta nyanserna. Jag kände att skuggorna blev lite dammig men jag var inte heeellltt störd över det. Skuggorna är lätt att sudda med och nyanserna är super användbar. Jag gillar att kombinera både paletterna och kommer nog göra massa olika looker med de. 

Coming Soon to Sephora Scandinavia!

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Minature Palettes from Sephora Scandi…

The Spring Collection at Sephora Scandinavia have come out and I thought I would swatch them and get an overall opinion on them. This is a look at the three new miniature palettes from Sephora Collection.

 

These are three new mini palettes (120kr/st) that look like eyelash boxes – They open up like their limited edition palettes did during past holiday seasons. Inside, you can find a mini tutorial too.
/Här en en liten koll in på sephoras nya mini paletter (120kr/st) som ser ut som liten lådor till fransar med ögonen på! De har inga speglar men har en mini tutorial i. Lätt att sminka med, swatchar bra utan primer (men snyggast med!) och jag tycker att de blir bra att resa med. 

NOUGAT

Swatches: Chantilly, Coffee, Praline, Pecan, Blackberry, Meringue

DONUT

Swatches: Cream, Candy, Almond, Honey, Chestnut, Cassis

COOKIE

Swatches: Vanilla, Biscuit, Peanut, Caramel, Cocoa, Popcorn

The Verdict

I liked that they swatched well and were not at all dusty. I have played with them on the eyelid and would recommend an eye primer to make the colors pop a bit more. I like the combination of the mattes with the shimmers and they are small palettes making them easy to travel with.

Which one is your favorite?

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