ALL ABOUT THE GLOW: 3 picks from Vita Liberata

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Let’s talk about glowy skin.

To me, glowy skin is healthy, hydrated and radiant. A good glow makes it look like I just had a nice mini vacation, slept like a baby for ten hours and enjoyed a healthy yet delicious brunch in the morning. You know; happy, healthy skin.

And if that’s the kind of glow you’re after, Vita Liberata has just the products.

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Glowy skin with Vita Liberata

Ever since trying Vita Liberata’s products, I’ve enjoyed a natural looking tan whenever I feel like it. Which is, most of the time. Why not, since it’s so easy and I love the glow it gives me? I like having a bit of summery color on my skin in winter (and obviously in summer I rock a total beach babe look).

The thing that makes Vita Liberata’s products so good, is the fact that they are formulated with hydrating, mostly natural ingredients. The products are also fragrance-free and vegan.

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Vita Liberata Fabulous self tanning mist

My new self tan favorite is the Fabulous self tanning mist. You can use it on your whole body, but I like to use it for my face, neck and décolleté. Don’t tell anyone, but sometimes if I’m feeling super lazy, that’s the only area I tan.

Since it’s a water-based spray, I love to mix it with my toner or serum. One spritz is enough for me to use a few times per week, but you can build up the color by using it daily or using more product.

I apply it on my face and neck with my hands or the tanning mitt. If you’re not quite used to self tanners, I would recommend spritzing the product to the mist first and then apply to the skin.

vita liberata fabulous self tanning mist review

Just like the Invisi mousse, this product is clear and dries quickly to your skin, making it feel as if no product was ever applied there. However, the next morning, after a shower, my skin feels super soft and moisturized. The fabulous self tanning mist contains awesome ingredients such as aloe vera leaf juice, coffee seed extract and hyaluronic acid.

You’re probably starting to understand why I think Vita Liberata has the best self tanners.

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*Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Mist

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Customize your foundation for a glowy finish

If you’ve been following my Instagram stories, you might have seen me customize my foundation. One of the best products to do that is Vita Liberata’s beauty blur. If you’re looking for more hydration, glow and a lighter consistency – you should try mixing beauty blur to your foundation.

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Wearing Vita Liberata beauty blur (Latte Light) mixed with my foundation.

Vita Liberata beauty blur

Beauty blur is super versatile. It can be used as a primer, you can mix it with your foundation or use it as a subtle highlight. It’s also moisturizing, which is exactly what my skin needs in winter.

On no makeup days I like to wear it just on its own. It has some tint so it evens out the skin tone and gives a beautiful glow. But I really love it together with my foundations. I make it so that my foundation has either half or one third of beauty blur mixed with it. It depends of the foundation. If I have a matte foundation, I can mix half. If it’s more of a glowy foundation, one third is enough.

Using a glow product all over the face might sound crazy, but it actually looks quite natural. Having an overall glow to the face makes your skin radiant, like it’s glowing from within.

There are 3 shades available. There’s also the Sunless Glow version, which has self tan in it.

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*Vita Liberata beauty blur

glowy skin with vita liberata luminosity highlighters

Vita Liberata blur luminosity highlighters – Rose & Gold

Once I have my tan on and my radiant base done, I like to finish off my look with a highlighter.

If you have any texture or skin issues, you probably know that highlighters can be tricky. But that’s where cream products come in. Vita Liberata’s luminosity highlighter comes in two pretty colors – rose and gold. I would safely recommend these highlighters to all skin types, because they apply smoothly on the skin and don’t enhance skin texture.

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Swatches of the Vita Liberata Luminosity Highlighters Rose & Gold.

The cream highlighters are packed with moisturizing ingredients such as squalane and shea butter. They reflect light beautifully and the colors are pretty and nuanced. The cream comes out of the tube quite white, but once you start blending the gorgeous color unfolds.

I usually apply these on the cheekbones, bridge of my nose and cupid’s bow. They also work on the lids for a quick look and they look beautiful on the body as well. I have a feeling I will be using the gold highlighter on my body a lot in summer.

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*Vita Liberata Luminosity Highlighter, Rose
*Vita Liberata Luminosity Highlighter, Gold

All in all I’m so excited about these products and the glow they give me. Have you tried them yet?

 

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*Vita Liberata products  (oletkaunis.fi)

High-end makeup – 3 products you should invest in

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I prefer high end makeup, because I find it performing better. I notice the price difference in consistency and quality. When the product is done right, it’s super easy to blend and it lasts well.

But I don’t think you need to buy everything high end. In this post I’m telling you which three products I would invest in – and what products you can totally get on a budget!

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Why you should invest in high end products

High end brands usually have more skincare benefits and better ingredients. I’m quite strict on my skincare and I think of my makeup as the extension to that.

This is why I think you should invest especially in your base products. I would pay a bit extra for these three products: foundation, concealer and lipstick. Those are the things that basically go onto your skin first.

Packaging is also important. Beautiful packaging is part of the experience. I love makeup in general and think of it as self-expression and self-care, so I don’t mind spending money on that.

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High end makeup you should invest in – Foundation

I have combination skin, which can be tricky to take care of. I can’t use just anything on my skin – it needs be suit both the oily and dry areas of my face. Having had bad acne and very oily skin at times, I know this from experience. With problematic skin the more expensive foundations usually just work better than the cheap ones.

So your skintype also has a say in this. If you have normal skin, maybe you can get away with a more affordable foundation. But the other thing I notice about high end foundations is that you need less product. They are usually very pigmented and a little goes a long way. So who knows – I might actually be saving money buying high end foundations.

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Clarins Everlasting Foundation+
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*Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup $43
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Clarins’ foundation is one of the best for oily or combination skin, because it has great coverage and lasts super well. Yet still, it reflects light and doesn’t look heavy on the skin. Estee Lauder’s Double Wear is another good option if you want lots of coverage and good lasting power.

*YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation
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Nowadays I love a good glow and my skin is not quite as oily as it once was. So I really like foundations that are very lightweight, glowy – yet offer good coverage. This foundation does not last quite as well as the ones mentioned above, but it still lasts well, especially with a quick touch up. I’m wearing this one in the photos.

 

*Madara City CC
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My current favorite “foundation” is Madara’s City CC Cream, because nowadays I prefer a very natural looking skin. The CC-cream is  eco-certified and cruelty free. It also contains great natural ingredients like aloe vera, hyaluronic acid and sea buckthorn extract. It has a creamy consistency, which really sticks to my skin and lasts really good as well.

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High end makeup you should invest in – Concealer

Concealer is almost like a compressed foundation that you need in specific areas on the face. I’m pretty sure most of us want to hide our dark circles and that’s probably the most common “problem” we seek help for.

I’ve tried many concealers, both drugstore and high end. I truly feel like the high end products work better. They are creamier in texture, they are easier to blend and they don’t enhance the little wrinkles around the eyes. I’ve also noticed a lot of the drugstore concealers have a weird cheap scent, whereas high end products are scentless or have a pleasant scent. (Though I totally agree that some luxury brands add too much scent – these things are not written in stone.)

My absolute favorite concealers come from NARS. I love their Radiant Creamy Concealer, which has a lot of pigment (great coverage), but still very blendable creamy texture. I also like the Soft Matte Concealer, which is great for spot concealing.

*NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer $30
*NARS Soft Matte Concealer $30

Another concealer favorite of mine is Madara’s Luminous Perfecting Concealer. It’s not as pigmented as the NARS one, but I actually like the thin consistency. It doesn’t get into the fine lines under the eyes. If you have dry skin and like a thin consistency, this might be the one for you. Madara is also cruelty-free.

*Madara Luminous Perfecting Concealer $24

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High end makeup you should invest in – Lipstick

The most important thing in lipstick to me is that it feels comfortable on the lips. I also like it to have a luxury feel when I apply it and have it in my bag on the go.

High end lipsticks (especially ones that are made with mostly natural ingredients) usually have great moisturizing ingredients. They also have a lot of pigment and last well.

 

*Zuii Organic Lux Lipsticks ~ 30€
*Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipsticks $35

My favorite lipstick formula is Jane Iredale’s Triple Luxe lipstick formula. It’s so thin, yet very pigmented and comfortable on the lips. In the photos I’m wearing Jane Iredale’s Triple Luxe Lipstick in the shade Ellen. I also love Zuii’s organic lipsticks – their colors are very bright.

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So foundations, concealers and lipsticks are what I would buy from high end brands. You’ll find great blushes, bronzers, eyeshadows, brow products and mascaras on the drugstore side (AKA on a budget).

That said, I do love high end makeup in general. In the photos I’m wearing my favorite cream blush from a high end brand – and next I’ll tell you why I think it’s worth splurging.

 My favorite eco-friendly luxury blush

My favorite blush is Kjaer Weis’ cream blush in the shade Above and Beyond. It has the perfect consistency that’s easy to blend and it also stays well. When you look at the ingredients, there are actually natural oils that are good for your skin.

Kjaer Weis is a luxury brand that’s eco-certified and cruelty free. Their packaging is refillable, making the packaging more long lasting and more expensive than packaging you throw away.

All in all It’s just a very trustworthy blush that works for every occasion! I also really like the packaging and the fact that I can buy a refill for it.

Kjaer Weis Blush $56 / refill $32

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Finally, I want to note that price or brand doesn’t always signify quality. There are exceptions. Ingredients also matter so make sure to do your research.

Now tell me: what is some makeup product you have invested in? What are your favorite high end makeup products?

 

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