Madara’s -40% sale & My top picks


One of my favorite natural beauty brands is having a crazy sale today, so I wanted to do a quick post sharing my favorite products from them.  I have mentioned these products several times here before, so I’ll keep this list short. I’ll add links to the posts though, so you can check them out!

The -40% sale is valid in Finland.

Iida wearing Madara’s City CC Cream in the shade Light Beige.

My favorite products from Madara

*Madara City CC-Cream
This CC-cream is bomb. If you read my Makeup Monday posts, you’ll notice that I used that product on every single person. That just goes to show how versatile the product is. It evens out the skin tone and gives a natural glow on itself, or it can be mixed with foundations to sheer them out or make them less matte. It’s also my go-to product as a sunscreen in Fall, Winter and Spring, besides the one below.

Read my full review

*Madara Face SPF 30
This is my favorite sunscreen for my face. I love how natural and glowy it looks – and since it’s a physical sunscreen, it lasts very well on my skin. It’s not white as most physical sunscreens, which makes it awesome. It has some color to it, which blends out perfectly on my skin. I also like to mix this with a matte foundation to make it more glowy and creamy.

Read my full review

I also like Madara’s other *sun products. If you’re going on a beach vacation, now is a good time to stock up on some SPF!

madara masks best

*Madara’s Face Masks

Madara is one of my favorite brands also when it comes to face masks. My top three masks from them are Detox, Peel & Smart masks. The masks are quick to use (only 5 mins is enough!) and they are effective. There’s also a moisturizing SOS-mask, if you’re not into purifying masks (AKA your skin is dry).

Read my review on Madara’s masks

*Madara SOS Hydra Repair Serum
I love this serum. It’s very ligthweight and hydrating and it comes in a beautiful packaging. Perfect for those moments when your skin screams SOS.

*Madara Nokkonen Daily Defence Hydrating Mist
This is one of my favorite hydrating mists.  When your skin is dry, it needs water and lightweight products. This mist is aloe vera based and contains soothing nettle leaf extract. The best cure to dryness is to stack up products. So: first hydrating mist (like this one), then serum (for example the SOS serum) and finally the cream. I also mix oil with my cream in the evenings to get extra moisture to my skin.

Are you buying something from the Madara -40% sale?

Makeup Monday: Iines

This post contains *adlinks and pr-samples

Makeup Monday continues! In this series I have chosen some interesting people to sit in my makeup chair and fulfilled my vision for their makeup. Here is the third beauty I had the pleasure to work with: Iines.

Makeup Monday: Iines

Iines is another one of those people I like to think of as super women. She is a professional blogger (actually, she was among the first to create a popular blog in Finland!), she works with social media and she is a toddler mom. It was so nice to meet her and talk about blogging and life. Another fun fact about Iines is that she is also very into DIY-projects and work. I have actually bought a hand-knit top from her, which I showed you in this post.

For her makeup, I had a vision of a soft smokey eye paired with fresh skin and lips. I think a dramatic eye works so well with her freckles and warm tones. Iines has big beautiful blue eyes, which I emphasized with warm browns.

I couldn’t help, but use the same *Madara City CC Cream, that I have now used on every makeup I’ve done so far. It just goes to show how great that product is and how it suits so many skin types. I mixed some bounce foundation into that though, to make the color match to Iines’ tan. I set the face lightly with my favorite powder, added a bronzer, a peachy blush and a golden highlight.

As for the soft smokey eye, I used a palette I had kind of forgotten about. It’s *Morphe’s 3205 palette, which has a nice selection of warm neutrals. The pigment is good and it’s an easy palette to work with. The nude lipstick is one of my go-to nude colors, *IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick in Boho Beige.

Don’t forget to check out Iines’ blog and her Instagram, where she by the way shares some amazing travel photos.


*Madara City CC, Medium Beige
the beautyblender Bounce Foundation 3.30 (just a drop to make the CC cream darker)
*Laura Mercier Transluscent Powder
*NARS Soft Matte Concealer, Custard  (Shop in *UK, *EU)
*Zuii Organic Sun bronzer
Kiko Milano Desert Dunes Baked Blush, Gypsy Pink
*MAC Soft & Gentle Highlight

mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, Blond
*BBB London Ultra Slim Brow Definer Indian Chocolate (Shop in *EU)
*Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden
MORPHE 3502 Eyeshadow Palette (Shop in *UK, *EU)
*Alima Pure Ink Kajal

*IsaDora Twist-Up Gloss Stick, Boho Beige

Some makeup products I’ve received as pr-samples.

What do you think of this look? 

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