Madara’s organic makeup – natural beauty products you need to try!

 

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I have found the best organic natural foundation. And a whole lot of other awesome natural products.

I shouldn’t be surprised it’s from one of my favorite organic brands. Madara recently came out with a makeup line that I just had to try out. These products perform just as well as some synthetic ones. They have lots of pigment, they are effortless and easy to use and the packaging is done right.

Madara’s makeup products don’t scream organic, but they still have the best benefits of natural products. They hydrate and treat your skin, while making you look fabulous.

Madara organic makeup review

The makeup line currently consists of foundations, concealers, highlighters, brow pomades, eye & cheek multishadows and lip glosses. I have everything except the highlighter, so I will give you my honest thoughts on almost all the products.

I also filmed a video, where I do my makeup using the products and review them. I ended up repeating myself quite a bit (It turns out I love everything), but I’m sure once I make more of these videos I will grow my vocabulary and also be less nervous in front of the camera.

I really loved all the products and will keep using all of them. Still my favorite products must be the brow pomade, because it’s the perfect blonde shade for me and the lip gloss, which smells heavenly.

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The best natural foundation – Madara Skin Egual Soft Glow foundation

Madara’s Skin Equal Soft Glow foundation is the best liquid natural foundation I’ve tried. And I mean it. I have tried some pretty horrible organic foundations and it’s remarkable how much this one differs from them. It just feels like a regular foundation. The consistency is great, it blends easily to the skin, gives an amazing glow and stays well on my skin.

I’d say the coverage is medium. It evens out the skin tone, covers redness and small spots. In my case, I need a concealer for my acne scars and some inflamed spots. But that is good, because I don’t like a full-coverage foundation anymore. I like a natural finish and I use more coverage only on the problem areas.

Since it’s Soft Glow foundation and my skin is combination, it is pretty glowy at the end of the day. If I powder it well though, it lasts nicely and is less glowy. I’m pretty confident this foundation can work for different skin types. If you’ve been looking for an organic option, you might want to check this out!

I use the shade 50 Golden Beige, which is a medium light color with a yellow undertone. It’s actually my summer shade, but I prefer a slightly darker foundation anyway. If you want to see before and after, check out the video where I apply the product.

The foundation also has SPFT 15, which is great. Contains Aloe Vera, natural oils, hyaluronic acid, vitamins C and E and antioxidants.

Madara Skin Equal Soft Glow foundation

madara organic makeup soft glow foundation concealer review

Cruelty-free & vegan dupe for NARS RCC – Madara The Concealer

Madara’s concealer has a creamy yet thin consistency and it blends very easily to the skin. It’s great for bringing light back to the skin. I like to use a light shade under my eyes after first neutralizing my dark circles with something more peachy and yellow.

The shade Vanilla reminds me of NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in the shade Vanilla. I think this could be a great cruelty free, vegan and organic dupe for that. It’s not as thick and as pigmented as the NARS one is, but for dry-skinned beauties it’s a good thing. Madara’s concealer doesn’t get into the fine lines under the eyes and it feels hydrating.

Contains Aloe Vera juice, shea butter and hyaluronic acid.

Madara Luminous Perfecting Concealer

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Madara Guilty Shades Eye & Cheek Multishadow

I love that this product is multi-use. You can use it on your lids, cheeks and lips. I love to use it on my cheeks as a blush.

It’s very pigmented and a little goes a long way. It’s also one of the most long-lasting cream blushes I’ve tried. The shade 64 Heat is beautiful with a peachy glow and sheen to it. It actually also acts as a bronzer, when I blend it all out. I’m slightly obsessed with this shade. It makes it look like my skin is on a summer holiday.

The only downside to this product is that it doesn’t last on my lids, unless I set it with a powder or eyeshadow. That’s the thing with all cream eyeshadows though, so it’s not just this.

Contains Aloe Vera juice, natural oils, vitamins C and E as well as antioxidants.

Madara Guilty shades Eye & Cheek Multishadow

 

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Madara’s Brow Pomade in Smoky Blonde is the perfect color for light brows

It’s pretty rare to find brow products light enough for blonde eyebrows. Not all of us want to make our brows very dark. The shade 10 Smoky Blonde is the perfect shade for light eyebrows. I can make my brows defined and nice with this, yet the color is light enough so it blends perfectly to my brow hairs. My brows look natural, but done, if that makes sense.

The brow pomade also has good pigment and it lasts nicely on the brows. I use Zoeva’s winged liner brush with it, which is the perfect brush for brows. It’s super thin so I can draw on brow hairs.

Contains oils from argan, rice bran and cumin.

Madara Brow Pomade
*Zoeva rose gold brush set

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Madara Hydrating Lip Gloss

I love lip glosses and especially natural ones. After all, some of the makeup is gonna end up in my mouth.

Madara’s lip gloss was a winner for me since the first try. It has a delicious vanilla scent to it and the consistency is great. It’s in-between a sticky and a watery gloss. It’s quite lightweight and watery, but it has some stickiness to it so it lasts better on the lips.

I have the shade 74 Nude Coral, which is a peachy color. There’s not much pigment though, so keep in mind these lip glosses are more for a gloss and a tiny amount of color. (Though I have only tried this shade, so I don’t know if the other colors are more pigmented.)

Contains blueberry seed and rice bran oils,  vegan plant waxes and vitamin E.

Madara Lip Gloss

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Overall I’m very pleased with the products. I love Madara’s sunscreens and the City CC Cream is my go-to “foundation”. It’s very light-coverage though, so it’s nice to now have the foundation to use for when I want more coverage.

Have you tried Madara’s makeup or would you like to?

 

 

 

 

 

Everyday makeup from Clarins – Natural Lip Perfector & Joli Blush review + swatches

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I love easy natural looks, that don’t take too long to create. More often or not I need products that do the their job quickly and that I can throw in my bag. It’s magical how using just a few simple products I end up feeling more powerful and put together.

Today I’m talking about products just like that. These are things that I use every day. I received these quite a while ago from Clarins, when they came up new Joli Blushes and some new shades on their Natural Lip Perfector glosses. I’ve always loved Clarins makeup products and these are no exception.

Keep on reading to see all the shade swatches on the Clarins Natural Lip Perfectors and 6 shades of the Clarins Joli Blush.

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector review & swatches

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector is a gloss that gives some color, but most of all gloss and volume to your lips. The plumping effect comes from the gloss, by the way, so if you’ve been wearing matte lipsticks in hopes of bigger lips, try a gloss instead. These glosses have a gel-like formula that feels very comfortable on the lips. The applicator is a soft cushion.

There are oils and shea butter in the ingredients, so my lips don’t feel dry after wearing these. Then again, lip glosses tend to be more hydrating anyway – another reason to skip matte lipsticks.

The best feature about these glosses is probably the scent. It’s a vanilla, toffee-like scent, that I can’t seem to get enough of. Especially now since I’m not eating candy for a year (sigh).

Overall I love these glosses, because the shades are so wearable and they go with almost any look. I also use these a lot on top of lipsticks. And yes, I usually have at least one in my bag on the go.

New shades in the collection are shades 16-19 and their packaging is slightly fancier with gold details (as seen in the photo above).

Clarins Natural Lip Perfector Swatches 01 05 06 07 08 16 17 18 19
Clarins Natural Lip Perfector swatches on my arm in a warm light.

Where to buy:

*Clarins Natural Lip Perfector (Clarinsusa.com)
*Clarins Natural Lip Perfector (amazon)
Finnish stores listed here

Wearing Clarins Joli Blush shades cheeky pink & cheeky boum – and Natural Lip Perfector shade 19 on the lips.

Clarins Joli Blush review & swatches

Clarins knows their packaging and their makeup products are beautiful. These are products that I love to keep on display and that also makes me use them even more.

Clarins Joli Blush is one of those blushes, that you can’t go wrong with. The consistency is nice and easily blendable – and most of all – it’s easily buildable too. Blush is one of those products that can be ruined with too much pigment. Here there is just enough pigment.

There’s just something special about these blushes. I’m not sure whether to believe that they’re really ‘pH-reactant’ as advertised, but they do seem to adjust and melt to my skin and cheeks very nicely.

My favorites shades are cheeky pink, cheeky rose, cheeky peach and especially in winter, cheeky purple. So, basically all of them. The only shade I don’t love as a blush is cheeky boum. That is super shimmery and definitely more of a highlight. As a highlight though, it’s beautiful. I sometimes use it as a shimmery topper to any other blush.

One thing I need to mention about these blushes though, if you end up trying them on your hand at a store and feel disappointed. They swatch poorly on the hand applied with a finger, but when you apply them with a blush brush to your cheeks, they work brilliantly. For the swatches I used a sticky base, so you’ll be able to see the shades properly.

Clarins Joli Blush Shades (01 cheeky baby, 02 cheeky pink, 03 cheeky rose, 04 cheeky purple, 05 cheeky boum, 07 cheeky peach) swatches
Clarins Joli Blush Shades 01 cheeky baby, 02 cheeky pink, 03 cheeky rose, 04 cheeky purple, 05 cheeky boum, 07 cheeky peach swatches.

Where to buy:
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Clarins Joli Blush (Clarinsusa.com)
*Clarins Joli Blush (Escentual)

Wearing Clarins Joli Blush in cheeky pink & cheeky peach and Natural Lip Perfector shade 18.

I was also wearing Clarins Everlasting foundation here (mixed with a CC cream) – check out my review on it here.

Are there any other Clarins makeup lovers out there? 

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