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

 

madara multi shadow heat swatch on face

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?

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite natural sunscreens – and why they’re the best

The best natural sunscreens

Last year my mind was blown by Madara’s launch of the new sunscreen products. As we all know, natural sunscreens are a bit tricky. It’s hard not to compare them to chemical sunscreens, which can feel so light on the skin. But the lightweight feeling is not necessarily the best choice here.

I have found that natural physical sunscreens give me the best protection. And these products also give me the prettiest glow! I personally don’t have to reapply these products and not once have I burned wearing them. So if you really think about it – physical sunscreens are quite practical.

And have you noticed that sunscreens meant for children usually contain a physical sunscreen? Why is that, I wonder. Why not protect yourself as well as you do your children?

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MADARA Sunscreens for face

The best thing about Madara’s face sunscreen products is that they also function as makeup. The SPF 30 face cream has a bit of tint in it and it gives a beautiful natural glow to the skin. The City CC SPF 15 is a great choice when you want a bit more coverage to the skin (and glow, obviously).

These are my go-to products for spring and summer. I feel like they even out my skin tone nicely and they are the perfect summer “foundation”. I just apply concealer where I need it and my skin looks beautiful. I wrote full reviews on these products here, so make sure to read that!

Madara City Cc Cream Light Beige Medium Beige Swatches

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Wearing Madara City CC Cream in the shade Light Beige.
Madara City CC Medium Beige Before After On Face
Before & after Madara City CC in the shade Medium Beige.

MADARA CITY-CC Light Beige & Medium Beige

This year I got the darker color option for the City CC cream and I have to say that it works better for me. The Light Beige color is more red-toned and light whereas the Medium Beige is more yellow and slightly darker. They are still both quite sheer, so you don’t need an exact match to your skin. As you can see in the photos, I can get away with wearing both.

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*Madara City CC SPF 15 (US, CA)
*Madara City CC SPF 15 (UK)

Madara sun 14 shimmering bb cream swatch

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On my body: Madara Sun 15 Shimmering Beach Body BB

MADARA SUN15 Beach BB Shimmering Sunscreen SPF 15 – Body & Hands

This year Madara also came out with BB-cream for the body, which has some light shimmer and tint to it. Since I love the Face SPF 30 so much, I’m so excited for this tinted body version. It’s a clever way to hide the white color, which all the physical sunscreens have.  And who doesn’t like to glow while being protected of the sun?

The consistency in the body BB is creamy, but not too thick. It’s easy to blend to the skin and it doesn’t feel sticky. The shimmer in it is quite fine and doesn’t look too glittery. In warm indoor lighting I could see some glitters, but that just made me happy. (And in direct sun, when you look closer. It’s like gorgeous little glitters on your skin.)

This product has a sweet foresty scent to it, which I actually love.

I have a strong feeling I will be wearing this most of the days. And for any parties! It doubles as body makeup and I’m all for that.

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*MADARA SUN 15 Beach BB Shimmering Sunscreen SPF15 (US, CA)
*MADARA SUN 15 Beach BB Shimmering Sunscreen SPF15 (UK)

Madara sun 20 weightless sun milk swatch review

MADARA  SUN20 Weightless Sun Milk SPF 20 – Body, hands & face

Madara’s SUN 20 Weightless Sun Mik is a hassle free easy option for those, who don’t want any tint to their sunscreens or who feel like even the face SPF 30 is too dark. It’s colorless, it feels comfortable on the skin and you can use it all over your body, face and hands.

Well, obviously the cream is first white, but once you blend it to your skin it looks invisible. Besides, this way it’s easy to see where you’ve applied it (though the tinted versions work for that as well).

The body milk is Aloe Vera based and it contains natural oils and waxes. The sun can dry out the skin and I feel like that’s the case in my skin, so I like to wear sunscreens that are also moisturizing. That way my tan looks better as well.

This product has a foresty scent to it, but I don’t find it too strong.

I don’t have kids, but if I did, I would choose this one for my little ones.

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*MADARA SUN20 Weightless Sun Milk SPF20 (US, CA)
*MADARA SUN20 Weightless Sun Milk SPF20 (UK)

Madara natural sunscreens review

So, these products get A+ from me and I warmly recommend them to anyone who wants to switch to natural sunscreens, who wants a long-lasting sun protection or for those wanting a nice glow to their skin. If you do end up ordering and trying them, I would also recommend checking out Madara’s masks (here’s my post of them) and their hydrating SOS-serum.

Shop Madara Sun products at *Lookfantastic US/CA or *Lookfantastic UK.

I also recently tried out a BB-cream that acts both as a full-coverage foundation and a sunscreen. I know some like to wear makeup and foundation throughout the summer, so that would be a nice option for those, who still want to have that sun protection. 

What is your favorite sunscreen brand and is it natural?

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