Makeup Hits & Misses January 2018!

I got some good stuff for you this month! I just really fell in love with some of these products. It’s not very often you find that product you just have a hard time putting down if you are like me with a huge collection and a love for changing up the products. But, this month I found so many really amazing things and I can’t wait to share them with you guys!


I also found my first Colourpop eyeshadow palette that was a complete miss for me, so stay tuned if you want to know the tea.

But first, let me tell you about everything I fancy right now!


Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter – Molten Rose Gold: Ok, this one you all know about. Most people really love it. I have also the original shade in “Molten Gold” but this one just looks a tiny bit more flattering on my winter skin-tone. This is such a georgeous metallic highlighter that gives you that beaming glow without the shimmer and glitter. It is just highlighter perfection, and even though I did play around with some other highlighters in January, I almost missed this one the days I chose something else. Strange thing that you can miss a highlighter when you are already wearing another highlighter on your face. Must be true highlighter love (and you would have to be a crazy makeup-junkie for this to even make sense).


Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation: I mentioned this before, because this is my holy grail of foundations. So it’s not a new favorite, but I have been using it a lot last month and my fascination of how pretty and natural it makes my skin got revived. I loved it ever since I picked it up summer 2017, but I tend to save it for special occasions because being Guerlain it’s not exactly wallet friendly.


KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Madrid: This was a part of the KissMe liquid lipstick subscription December bundle, and it is a gorgeous true mauve. A matte mauve lipstick that lasts for hours and feels comfy is just the thing I like to wear. Perfect as a darker nude.


Jeffree Star Androgyny Palette: I have been playing a lot with this palette, and created a post filled with eyeshadow looks as well as a review post of the palette that will be coming soon. I was really impressed by the quality of the eyeshadows while playing around with it, and I think the overall quality of this palette is better than the previous Beauty Killer palette. It’s like Jeffree listened to the concerns people had with his first palette and used that information to improve the next. A good move because this palette is awesome and so much fun to use!


MAC Lipstick – Patisserie: I love MAC lipsticks and I have been for years, nothing new there. But I really dug into this lipstick in January and from being used just a few days before it is actually 1/3 down! It is lustre finish so they don’t stay on your lips too long so you would off course use up a lipstick with this finish much faster than say a matte, but still, god a ton of use out of this!


LUSH Big Shampoo: This is so refreshing, and a prefect pick me up in the morning. The best is the nice airy volume my hair gets. It simply just gets bigger. I finished a tub of this, but I already have a backup. I’ve finished several more tubs before, but I just picked up on using this in January and got a good reminder that I can actually have big hair too!


MakeupGeek Plush Matte – Marriage Material: This is the most matte yet the most light-weight liquid lipstick you can imagine. It feels like wearing nothing on your lips! The shade is such a gorgeous mid-toned rosy shade and it is actually not that far away from my natural lip-color which is probably why I find this to be a good everyday shade for me. I like the formula so much I had to pick up another shade.


Chanel Correcteur Perfection Concealer – 10: This haven’t just become a favorite of January, this is right now my favorite concealer of them all! It is better than my Maybelline Age-Rewind., Better than my Catrice Camoflage, better than my Guerlain Multi-Perfecting Concealer, better than my Maybelline Fit Me, it is even better than……behold… Tarte Shape Tape. Yes, it is that great! It does everything I want. Good coverage, no creasing, no dryness, blends like a dream, looks like incredible skin, and lasts for a long time. Packaging is also nice, simplistic and luxurious. This is amazing stuff and I am puzzled why I never hear anything about it.


KissMe Liquid Lipstick – Venice: Yep, it’s another liquid lipstick from the December bundle. This one is  little lighter and a bit more peachy than Madrid, but still a mauve shade. Perfect for everyday wear!


Juvia’s Place The Magic Palette: I already had the Zulu palette by the brand, and since that was a good experience I wanted to try more. Little did I know that this palette would be as big of a hit as this. It truly deserved its name because the shades are nothing short of magic and unique. I created so many looks with this palette, and still my creativity just kept coming. I had to force myself to put it down in the end. After all I have more palettes to review and need to use them as well in order to get an impression of them, but damn it was hard. This palette is nothing short of stunning and every shade is excellent. I am L-O-V-I-N-G it.

I am sorry if I seem so excited, but not once since I started this blog have I been this excited about this many products at the same time!

Lets tone it down a bit and talk about something that did not work.


THE MISS – Colourpop Golden State Of Mind Palette: You all know I love Colourpop and their eyeshadow palettes. Every single one of those I’ve tried have been palettes I really enjoyed the quality of. Surely, a few shades here and there could have been better, but the overall standard have been very good. Colourpop also know how to make some excellent metallics smooth as butter and richly pigmented like those you find in the “I Think I Love You” palette. So what happened here? This palette is just a bunch of chunky glitter that ends up on your cheeks throughout the day, and the metallic shades are not nearly as impressive as the ones we are used to. Since they upped the price-tag quite considerably for this tag, and it was a part of their Sephora launch I did expect it to at least be on par with their usual standard but it’s just not. Off course you can make it work with setting spray and a good base, but that is not necessary with most of their other shades, so why fill a palette with shades like that. So disappointed!

That’s it for January hits & misses. Thanks for taking your time to read it, I hope you enjoyed it and please leave a comment if we have a favorite in common!



Makeup favorites of December 2017! – And a few misses. 

First of all, Happy New Year! I am very excited to get started on 2018, and I hope you are as well. Lets kick of this year by talking about my favorite products on the end of last year.

Once again I have a lot of fun favorites to share with you! December has been fun, and I played around with a lot of makeup, tested new products, created makeup looks and as usual some products stood out and this post is all about them. Let’s just say that colored highlighters has been a thing this month!

I have actually been using a ton of red lipsticks during December but I’ve change between the ones I’ve got so much that I didn’t feel I could include them in a monthly favorites post even though they are highly loved lipsticks. I did however make a post with my top 10 red lipsticks that you could check out if you want to know about my favorite reds.

But lets get on with the monthly favorite!

The Zoeva Brow Spectrum palette is a real gem! I was never that into brow products. I mean, I use them, but I don’t think they are any fun to buy. I am very happy I picked up this palette though! There are both warm and cool shades for your brows, and you even have a cool-toned, a warm-toned shimmer brow bone highlight,  and a matte brow bone highlight. The shimmery highlighters are beautiful on the Cheek bones as well! And guess what, the brow powders double as eyeshadows! Overall, this is a very versatile brow palette with multiple areas of use!

I Think I Love You from Colourpop has been much loved as well. I almost hit pan on the second shade in the middle row. I think with one or two more uses I will see some metal from the pan. Several of the shades also show much use, though it is hard to see on this picture.

I love this palette because I can use this palette alone to create both daytime and evening looks, and I’ve used every single shade in the palette several times. The palette just got all I need, and the metallics are just stunning!

This Isadora Glow Face Prisma Wheel was not love at first sight, but I kept it in my everyday makeup bag because I wanted to get some use out of it and get to know it a bit better.

This is just one of the products that I loved more the more I used it. The pink shades are beautiful as blush-toppers, the white is a very intense icy cheek highlighter and the green and purple have been used a lot as inner corner highlighters for a subtle pop of color. I bet they look great as a brow bone highlighter with very intense green and purple looks as well, but I have yet to try that out.
Just a lovely and a bit different highlighter palette for those who like a bit more fun colors.

This Diorblush Cheek Creme in “Bikini” may look bright and intense, but it gives such a beautiful flush of color to the cheeks.

I am a sworn creme blush lover since I think they look so flattering on the skin, particularly on natural makeup days, and this one is really nice and easy to blend.

Doesn’t hurt that is comes in a heavy luxurious Dior packaging either. This is a bit old and sadly I think it is limited edition.

My two most used lipsticks for every day are the Colourpop Lippie Stix in the shade “Cami” and Guerlain liquid lipstick i the shade “Charming Beige”. I have become a big fan of the Guerlain liquid lipstick formula. It doesn’t dry down and are therefore not transfer proof, but it is super comfy and long-wearing.

Cami is the Colourpops Matte X formula. I find it slightly more drying than their regular Matte formula, but with a lip balm underneath I didn’t have any issues. The shade is a nice dark nude on me.

I got some nice base product favorites also to share!

Smashbox Studio Skin 24 hour waterproof concealer is a nice one. Medium coverage, blends out like a dream, no creasing, no enhancing fine lines and lasts for a long time. Not for 24 hours, lets be real, but it stays put during the day without touch up and it fades away without making a big deal about it (meaning it fades away nicely without cracking up). Great concealer!

Skinfood Buckwheat Loose Powder is a super fine milled powder that mattifies like nothing else! If you like a matte finish this will keep the shine away for hours and hours. I usually get a bit shiny on my forehead during a day at work, but not with this. I use it to set my whole face. It does give a slightly powder finish but I always finish my makeup routine with a setting spray or a mist anyway. It smells nice too!

Clean hair with peppermint candy scent? Yes, Please! The Nature’s Answer Essential Oil Shampoo has been my most used last month. It smells soooo good, and it feels really refreshing! It is also Vegan, Cruelty-free and cheap!

I already posted a review of this sleeping pack (read here) so you may have seen this before on my blog. This have just been my go-to after a shower/exercise/sauna when my skin is clean and needs a bit of extra moisture while I can’t be bothered putting on a real mask. This gives a lot of hydration and it is completely fuzz-free since you just slap it on your face and that’s all. No need to wash of, just plenty of hydration in one simple step!

This facepalette from Zoeva is beautiful! The bronzer has been used a lot this month. So easy to apply and just the right shade in the middle of winter. The highlighter is also very pretty, and so is the glowing rose gold blush, but the bronzer has been my main product out of these three this month.

Also, this Zoeva rose gold petit crease brush is amazing! Perfect for deepening the crease with more presition than a normal crease brush can give. I am for sure getting more Zoeva brushes!

My last favorite is the highlighter Twinkle from Colourpops My Little Pony collection. It is quite unique lavender shade with a blue duo-chrome hue. I just love that effect! I’ve really been enjoying colored highlighters lately and this one definately stole the show. Not the most intense highlighter, but the duo-chrome gives it a nice and different finish.

And now that we are done taking about my most loved items of December, lets talk about the products that did not work for me.


This Dragon Hearts highlighter from Makeup Revolution was one of the misses. It is sad because the packaging and the product itself is so pretty. I have to admit I have a hard time understanding exactly what I am supposed to do with it. Orange highlighter obviously does not work on my skin tone. So I tried using it as a blush topper with orange or coral blushes. It is just too glittery and chalky for that and it does not look nice on the skin. Maybe I need to give it another chance and use it in other ways, like only picking up the lighter shades to highlight with, or try it as an eyeshadow, but right now this product is quite a disappointment to me. Well, at least it is a pretty piece to add to my collection even though I can’t really make it work for me.

This last one I am so bummed about. I was so excited when Colourpop released setting sprays. You know, their wonderful price point and usually high quality makes most of the things they release tempting. But this, this is like aiming a high-pressure water hose to your face. It happened more than once that this product just ruined my makeup instead of finishing it. Either it would mess up my eye-makeup, or the large drops from the hose spray left spots in my foundation. The spray is not even at all, you just get a bunch of large drops all over your face. Maybe the spritzer is ruined you may ask? Well, I got two different ones and they are both just as bad. I tried holding the bottle as far away from my face as possible, but my arms are too short!

I love Colourpop as a brand, but this is an awful spray. This will serve as a brush-dampener from now on.

So, there you got them all! What are your hits (or misses) for December? I would love to know if we have any in common!



Makeup Favorites – November 2017

Even though it is tempting I will not start this months favorites post by rambling away about how fast November flew by. I guess that’s how it feels every month. I have been loving November this year. Beautiful cold weather, some snow, a bit of traveling and a whole lot of new makeup have been put to the test.


I can just start by mentioning the obvious; I don’t have any lipsticks in my favorites. That is not because I didn’t find new lipsticks I absolutely love, because I did, It is just that I have been testing out so many different lipsticks (around 30 this month) and I don’t think I have worn anything for a significant amount of time for me to call it a favorite. But I must shortly mention that both Guerlain and Dior makes some fantastic liquid lipsticks!

Anyway, lets talk a bit about all the goodies I have been using a lot this month!


The Jacklyn Hill X Morphe palette is by far the most used palette this month. I took this with me traveling for one week so obviously that was the only palette I used at that point. It is a really great traveling palette since you get a shadow for almost any mood, so I didn’t miss anything while I was wearing only this palette. Besides I have been playing around with this palette to create different looks and I hope to have a post with a selection of different makeup looks using this palette in not to long as well as a full on review.

Overall, this is a very versatile palette with good quality shadow. Some cons here and there, but nothing major, and the overall impression of the palette is great. It is beautiful with a nice range of colors and easy to work with. A big hit!



The NYX Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder was in my monthly makeup bag in November. I don’t know if you have seen those post but every month I make a post presenting the makeup I will be using as my everyday makeup to get ready for work. And this guy just won the highlighter game. I love the pink duo-chrome effect and it is so pretty both as a blush-topper and as a highlighter on its own. I am sad to put this back in the drawer for a while to be able to play around with other highlighters as well. I guess I just realized that pink duo-chrome cheekbones are my thing. I did not know that!


The Violet Voss Pro Highlighter palette has been another favorite but I used this more in the evening or during weekends (And yes, I may just apply makeup two times a day just because I enjoy it!). I started testing it out only because I wanted to prepare myself for a review of it, but I just continued to reach for it over and over again. It is so versatile, and the powders are as buttery as they get!


And this have been my favorite combo for my base makeup. I have been all about glowing lately, and I have been using two pumps of the Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear mixed with one drop of Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighter in the shade Luminous Gold every day. The foundation gives good coverage and great staying-power while the Liquid Highlighter giver just the glow I want! The Makeup Revolution Liquid Highlighters are actually no less than great, and I did do a comparison between one of them and the Cover FX custom enhancer drops a while back and you can read it here if you want to know more about how they compare.


If you have been paying attention to the product lists in my makeuplook posts you have seen these two products in the list over and over again. The Maybelline Master Drama Kohl Liner in ultra black is very very black. It is so smooth and creamy and glides on effortlessly. And it is super pigmented! Since it is such a creamy product this work better for those sultry smudged out looks. It does transfer a bit if I use it for tight-lining so I found it better to use it if I want both my upper and lower lash line to be black. Whenever I want the full on dark sultry look this is a go-to!

The Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama gel eyeliner 24h (phew! what a name) has also been by go-to gel liner since I bought it in October. It is creamy and easy to apply and very pigmented. Best thing is that it does not budge so I can also create a bold wing without worrying about it smudging, and I can use the product to tight-line without getting any transfer to my lower lash line throughout the day. Best thing is that it is very affordable, and who doesn’t like a cheap product that works amazingly?


This month I also feature a skincare item. I am a total skincare junkie and I think it is so so important to take proper care of your skin, so I follow a pretty vigorous skincare routine every morning and evening in addition to pampering my skin with scrubs and masks on a very regular basic. So it is always fun to find a product I really love, and this 100 % plant-derived squalene face oil from The Ordinary is such a great moisturizing oil. I use it as a step in my skincare routine just before I apply my nighttime moisturizer so get some extra moisture. This is also the product I slap on my skin after a sauna or a shower just to soak it in some moisture. I also use it before applying makeup if my skin is a bit dull. Highly recommend this if you are looking for a good but affordable facial oil.


I have a few Morphe brushes and I have to say the quality is very inconsistent. Some of them are good, meaning they work and do their job but they are not exceptionally soft or easy to work with. Some of them I found to be not good at all, like their cheapest brushes I find to be a bit stiff and to fall apart quickly. This brush though is a part of their Deluxe series and I was surprised about how soft it is. It is HUGE so it distributes powder with an even wash of product. I like this especially for applying loose setting powder. The bristles are so soft, and quite dense so you don’t get that typical “powder-face” so easily because it buffs the skin a bit while applying powder. I like this so much that I actually trashed my MAC 150 large powder brush because I just found that to be too rough on the skin after getting used to this Morphe brush.

I do have even more products that I have been loving this month, but some of them I found a bit late or have only just started testing out, so it was a little bit premature to put them in my November favorites, but I can already tell that I will have a lot of good stuff to talk about in my December favorites post!

Did you try any of these products yourself? Leave a comment on your thoughts about them!





October makeup favorites 2017


One of my favorite posts to make, because who doesn’t like sharing their makeup favorites! These are products I’ve really been loving through this month and that I would highly recommend. I dint have that many products this month and I am actually lacking any favorite lipstick or skincare item, but the few things I have are really good and fun products. So lets get to it!


Gucci Flora Georgeous Gardenia a sweet fruity and floral fragrance. The top notes are red berries, heart note is white gardenia and frangipani flower, and the base note is brown sugar. Very fresh, sweet, romantic and feminine. I bought this bottle over a year ago, but this month I just could not put it down and kept favoring it over all my other perfumes over and over again. Worth a try if you like sweet floral scents.


Ok, if you know me from instagram you have probably seen this brand and these jars of delicious pumkin butters before. They are, and will always be, a holy grail product for me. They have a range of scents that are permanent through the year, and in addition they release a collection of new scents with each season. Grimore is a new scent to me, and belong to their fall collection this year. This is their 2 0z try-me size but I already ordered 2 big jars, and I hope that will last me until I can hopefully purchase it again with next years fall collection. I love the fresh clean scent of this in particular, but will off course recommend the product as a whole. They have such a big selection of delicious scents so I am sure anyone can find a scent that is tempting.


These guys are a surprise to me. I never really thought I would like eyeshadows from the H&M house range. I just assumed they would not be very good, and I had swatched a few shades without being too impressed so I was never really tempted to try. However, when I found these on sale for next to nothing I figured I would pick them up and give them a fair chance. I am actually so impressed! The shadows are incredibly smooth to work with, quite buttery without producing too much kickback or fallout, and they are true to the shade you see in the pan. Very easy to work with as well, blends great and applies evenly. These two shades have been my most worn eyeshadows in October. I used “Moss It Over” ‘(right) in the crease and “Bismarch Palm” (left) all over the lid for a quick and wearable green look for everyday. I dont very often wear colorful shades to work, but these shades are so flattering. I will for sure pick up more shades and continue trying out different shades to check if the range overall is as great, but these two are for sure excellent eyeshadows.


Super nice peachy blush trio from Anastasia! The palette is really handy for travel since it is fairly compact with a lot of product and three shades. They are quite pigmented, but that is not a problem (I actually prefer medium pigmentation for blush since I would rather build up color instead of being too careful) since they blend out very easy. Shades are very pretty and they last on the skin for a fairly good amount of time. Besides the whole product is just so pretty!


Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Fresh Powder Makeup is a loose power foundation that feels so light to wear, and looks absolutely beautiful on the skin. I use it as a powder on top of foundation. A little really goes a long way and it makes my skin look really healthy, radiant and even. According to Dior this also contains 20% water (It is beyond me how a fine milled loose powder can be 20 % water, but alright) so maybe a nice choice for you ladies troubled with dry skin?


And the big finale is this Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour palette. I picked it up after hearing Tati (from YouTube) rave about it. And yes, It is fantastic! The best thing is that I like all the products in this palette, and they are so versatile! I used every single one of these shades. I wont write too much in detail because I want to write a dedicated review post about only this product. It is just lovely all the way. Since it is Makeup Revolution it is also very affordable. Overall it is a big hit, so stay tuned for my review on it.

That’s all for this month. I hope you enjoyed reading it. I really like to know what you have been loving lately as well. Leave me a comment if you had a favorite product in October you think I should check out. I always love getting tips on what to try out next.




September favorites!


September has been really wonderful. We had fairly warm weather (for being in Norway that is) and sun almost the entire month. I just love the crisp air, autumn colors and the sun shining through the leaves. I love to see the season change and feel drawn too things I forgot about all summer. I suddenly feel the urge to drink tea, snuggle up in cozy blankets, light a fire in the fireplace, reading books, wear dark vampy lipstick and just enjoying the season outdoors.

I got many beauty favorites to share with you aswell. Some old favorites that I have rediscovered and I also found some new favorites among my new products.

I think I Love You eyeshadow palette.

The “I Think I love You” palette from Colourpop is obviously new to me, and I have been playing around with this. The metallic shades are stunning! Very rich, smooth and pigmented. The matte shades are also true to the usual Colourpop quality I have fallen in love with. The palette has some good color options aswell. With both base,crease, lid shades and a handy matte black this palette have everything you need to make a complete glamorous look. So far this is my favorite palette by the brand!

Nilens Jord 100% Natural Minerals powder 530.

Nilens Jord is a fairly unknown brand for most people. This is a Danish brand meaning that it is fairly well known in Scandinavia, but may be a bit more rare elsewhere. Their packaging is inspired by ancient Egypt and their products are great for sensitive skin due to their lack of perfume, essential oils and parabens.

Nilens Jord 100% Natural Minerals powder 530.

This bronzing powder is a dream for fair skin. Not too pigmented, applies very smoothly and blend out seamlessly. This is so easy to apply you almost won`t need a mirror!

Smashbox Halo Hydrating Powder.

The Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Powder in “Fair” has been a lifesaver for me. Most of the time my skin is well behaved, but I have had some trouble with dry skin on my forehead this fall, but luckily this powder is beautiful on dry skin since it actually feels hydrating (sound weird I know) so it doesn’t enhance dry flakes or patches on my skin. Just what I needed this month! The grinder packaging is also very handy since you get a loose powder without all the mess.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil.

While the Smashbox Halo powder saved my dry skin the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil have been a savior for my lips. I actually found it very handy to apply it over liquid lipstick a few minutes before removing it, and then just wiping it off with a tissue. This has also been used as a nighttime lip moisturizer. It is super comfortable on the lips and I really like the minty scent.


Even though I am a fan of long-wearing liquid lips I do prefer a lighter alternative for work. The Guerlain Kiss Kiss lipstick in “Golden Girls- 300” have been my go-to for work. It is lightweight, comfortable, and has a very flattering shade. I don`t mind the luxury of pulling out a Guerlain lipstick out of my pocket either.


I have mentioned the L`Oreal Paradise Extatic mascara on my Instagram not too long ago. It is so far the best drugstore mascara I have ever used. It makes my lashes long,feathery and gives them a nice curl. It doesn’t smudge either, not even after a long day at work outside in all kinds of weather. Such an incredible product. This one really impressed me!

Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette.

The Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette. This one is an oldie, but I never really fell in love with it like everybody else seems to do. It has just been laying around in my eyeshadow palette drawer almost untouched until I decided to put it in my monthly makeup work bag (I will describe this in a separate post soon). So I have used it every day in September, and except a few shades that really are not the quality I want (light pink for instance) the rest of the palette is superb for simple, quick makeup for work. There are even shades here that works well as faceprowders like bronzer, highlighter and blush!

NARS blush “Taj Mahal”.

NARS blushes are famous and for good reason. The formula is beautiful, pigmented  and long-wearing. This shade “Taj Mahal” is insanely pigmented. I use a duo fiber stipling brush and I barely touch the pan, and still it is more than enough pigment to cover my cheek. So this blush looks almost brand new and untouched even though I have used it a lot over several years! This shade is particularly beautiful on tanned skin.


Antoher favorite from Smashbox this month! The Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil is just lovely. Especially this month since I have had some troubles with dry skin. It helps the foundation not to cling on those annoying dry patches and gives the skin some most needed moisture aswell. An alternative use have been to revive some old Colourpop Super Shock eyeshadows.


Talking about Super Shock eyeshadows I had to mention a couple of them. The bottom shade is “I love this” and is a beautiful champagne with silver glitter. I had it for a while and I noticed that it started drying out. This the shade I revived with the primer oil from Smashbox. 1 tiny drop that I rubbed over the surface was all I needed to get my eyeshadow back, and I am a very happy camper because this was one of my all time favorite Super Shock eyeshadow. The other shadow is “Blaze” and is an equally stunning chocolate bronze with glitter.

That`s it for this month. Hope you enjoyed reading about my favorite products. I would really love it if you would like to recommend any of your favorites in the comments!