So a couple of weeks ago I had started the around the world series on my blog (Intro HERE) with our first stop being France (HERE). Today the second installment of this series takes us to lovely Sweden 🙂 When I think of Swedish products the adjectives that comes to mind are sleek, functional, practical and simple elegance. The brand from Sweden we are discussing today embodies all these qualities! I am sure atleast some of you are familiar with the brand FACE Stockholm. FACE Stockholm started off in Sweden in 1982 and is now available in the US and other European countries.
FACE Stockholm has an extensive array of products from makeup products and brushes to body and skincare. Today lets take a look at 2 products from the line; namely the lipstick and cream eyeshadow 🙂
The founder of FACE Stockholm started the brand since she wanted to have makeup of every possible color and this is truly reflected in the mind boggling shade range they have when it comes to their lipstick collection! I had a hard time choosing a shade from the 148 shades of lipstick on their website!!! 😀 I finally settled for the shade named Cool and am quite happy with the color!
I love the packaging of the lipstick. It comes in a nice sleek metal tube. The lipsticks from FACE Stockholm come in 3 finishes; matte, creamy and subtle veil. The shade Cool is in the creamy finish and it does apply beautifully on the lips. Although the lipstick does not have as much slip as traditional creamy lipsticks, it is not drying either. So if your looking for a non drying creamy finish lipstick without the slipperiness that comes with most creamy lippies then this one might be for you!
Although I generally shy away from cool toned pinks I really like this one! It has a really rich pigmentation to it and does not fade too much with eating and drinking. Understandably, the initial luster might go away after some eating/drinking but the pigment stays on the lips far longer. I also did not notice any bleeding. yay !!
2. Cream eyeshadow or Kramogonskugga as they say in Sweden!
I was excited to try this out! I don’t have too many cream eyeshadow products and at heart I think I will always be a powder shadow girl 😀 I chose the shade Chintz since it was a nice light shade which can be used all over the lid for any occasion or as a base for powder eye shadows.
I absolutely love the texture of this cream shadow! Its like touching creamy butter 😀 It has a shimmer finish and looks fantastic as an all over the lid neutral shade. For my medium skin tone it worked well as a shade to perk up tired looking eyes. I tested this out when attending a wedding where a lot of dancing and running around was involved ( read sweaty ) and was impressed with how well this held up. I did not notice any creasing or fading at the end of the day (I did use a primer since I always use a primer when attending events)
I do have to warn you though that the jar is tiny! There is 4g of product in the jar and the neck of the jar is quite tiny. If you have long nails and want to get some product out with your fingertips you might experience some difficulty.
Overall, I love these 2 items that I tried out from FACE Stockholm! The quality and colors are top notch!
I hope your enjoying the the around the world in beauty series as much as I am! Its a fantastic way to discover some lovely products originating from different parts of the world 🙂
Until next time…ciao!!
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