Face Stockholm Winter 2012 eyeshadow and lipstick review and swatches

Face Stockholm has a gorgeous winter collection focusing on a nude eye and a dramatic lip.  The Winter 2012 collection is entitled ‘The Beauty of Tradition‘, and it’s inspired by Scandinavian cultural traditions.

Face Stockholm Winter 2012

Face Stockholm says, “In Scandinavia, the traditional folk dress is characterized by a dominant color, bordered by bands of brilliant pattern. The influence of these costumes resonates in the choice of colors for holiday — the eyes and cheeks play a neutral role against the prominent, rich lip — she is reserved yet distinct, she observes traditions new and old.”

The Beauty of Tradition

The collection features a cream blush, lipstick, mineral powder foundation, eye pencil, mascara, and eyelashes.  I tried the two eyeshadows, Parlemo and Brunogd, and the Morocco Lipstick.

Morocco, Parlemo, and Brunogd

The Face Stockholm Matte Eyeshadows are very nicely pigmented and apply  smoothly.  The two shades in the Winter 2012 collection are Parlemo ($20), a shimmer glow, and Brunogd ($20), a deep brown.

Parlemo Eyeshadow

I am not sure why Parlemo is listed as a matte shade as it is a shimmery eyeshadow.  This is a very light, luminescent pearly white shade.  I pack it on for a lid color, and go lighter for a brightening brow shade.  It almost has a slight opalescence to it, and it really brightens the eye and makes it pop.

Parlemo and Brunogd swatched

Brunogd is a deep brown, it reminds me of Bobbi Brown Mahogany or MAC Espresso.  This is definitely dark enough to use as an eyeliner, and I love to use it in the crease for a dramatic eye look.

Brunogd Eyeshadow

 For the Winter 2012 look, Face Stockholm recommends this:  Sweep Pärlemo Matte Shadow from lash line to brow bone. Add a light dusting of Brunögd Matte Shadow to lightly line the upper lash line. It can also be added to the crease for more depth, if desired.

Face Stockholm face of the day: Parlemo eyeshadow as a wash, Brunogd to line, and Morocco lipstick with clear gloss

Along with a neutral eye, the Face Stockholm Winter 2012 look features a darker, more dramatic lip with Morocco Lipstick ($22).  Morocco is a cream lipstick, and the color is described as ‘cream pansy’. which looks like a warm medium reddish-brown on me.  It is very surprisingly wearable – I find that I reach for it often, although with my thin lips I need a slightly shimmery gloss over it to maximize fullness.  I use either a clear shimmer, a pink shimmer, or a gold shimmer and they all look fantastic over Morocco.


The lipstick is a beautiful creamy formula that applies like a dream and lasts quite a while.  It’s very moisturizing and goes on shiny, drying down to more matte appearance although it still has some slip to it.

Morocco swatched

Face Stockholm says:  A dark, dramatic lipstick needs to be executed with care and a precise hand. We recommend using Medium Lip Brush #18 or the portable Retractible Lip Brush to apply Morocco Lipstick.

Morocco without gloss

If you are looking to rock a neutral eye/dark lip this season, check out the beautiful combination of Face Stockholm’s Winter 2012 collection.  And if those shades aren’t for you, definitely check out the huge selection of colors available for eyes and lips.  – Lisa

*pr samples


  1. Looking good, Lisa!! 🙂

  2. Gorgeous – I love the huge selection of shades in this line.

  3. Love the two eyeshadows. Neutrals yet different from what I already own!

    You look great! 🙂

  4. Awww, thanks you guys. You are good for the ego!!