Simple organic luxury makeup [Step by step photos]

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Who knew luxury makeup could be organic and sustainable?

I mean, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but I’m still very excited about the Kjaer Weis products I received. And here’s the most important thing: the packaging is refillable! That’s also why it’s extra beautiful. It’s something you are keeping, not tossing away, like you usually do with used makeup products. You just simply buy a refill and keep using that beautiful packaging.

Genius. And quite simple, really. That is why I wanted to create this simple makeup look with the products. Besides the Kjaer Weis products, I also used a mineral makeup base and a black pencil (that’s been my favorite for years!) from Alima Pure.

I wrote a bit more about the product at the end of this post, but for now, let’s get to the step by step photos of this simple makeup.

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Some beautiful Alima Pure products. Garnet blush, mineral foundation and the best black pencil I know.

How to apply mineral makeup?

I love mineral makeup for a couple of reasons. It looks natural and beautiful, because it reflects light. It also kind of blends on the skin making it look even more perfect after an hour or two of application. And – it’s naturally antibacterial! As someone who has battled acne and bad skin, a makeup product that is acne-safe is always a plus.

Mineral makeup is also very quick and easy to apply.

  1. Take some mineral powder on the cap and swirl your brush in it. Don’t try and take a huge amount of product. (The amount shown on the photo is actually quite maximum.) The key is working in light layers.
  2. Once you have some product on the brush, tap the brush against the table to get the minerals to ‘sink’ in the brush. That way the brush releases the powder evenly while you apply it on your skin.

A kabuki brush is best for applying mineral makeup. I used a kabuki from Jane Iredale, but Ecotools also has some great options.

Easy mineral makeup tutorial

Can’t go wrong with a natural-looking glowy base and a red lip.

Alima Pure mineral foundation & Kjaer Weis cream blush – Step by step 

  1. I applied the mineral makeup all over my face in light layers with my big kabuki brush. After that I took a smaller Ecotools brush and concealed some areas that needed more coverage, like the sides of my nose, a few acne scars and any pimples.
  2. I applied the cream blush on my cheeks and on my lids. Thanks to the cream consistency, no highlight is needed – the cream also brings a natural glow to the skin.  Blush colors work beautifully as eyeshadows and a coral shade like this really brightens up the eyes.

Black liner & a coat of mascara

What I love to do, is tightline my eyes. It’s a great trick for eyes, that have only a little visible lid space. This way the liner doesn’t take up that lid space, but it still enhances the lashes and makes them look more voluminous.

My favorite black pencil is Alima Pure’s Ink Pencil, because the color is really black, it stays well on my eyes and it doesn’t irritate them. The mascara is from Kjaer Weis. Natural mascaras are tricky, but this one is one of the best I’ve tried!

Kjaer Weis Amour Rouge Lipstick

How to apply red lipstick

Or any lipstick, really. I always apply my lipsticks like this – it saves time.

  1. Apply your lipstick on the bottom lip. At this point you don’t have to be too concerned about the edges.
  2. Press your lips together, so that the color sticks to the upper lip as well.
  3. Now you have the lipstick somewhat in place. Then you can go over the edges and perfect the red lip. If the lipstick feels too clumsy, you can take a lip brush and use that to clean the edges. I just used the pointy side of the lipstick, since it was still new and quite handy to use.

And that’s it for the simple makeup. What do you think? I love a look like this.

Kjaer Weis review – Refillable luxury organic makeup 

I’ts been a while since I’ve found a new interesting makeup line, so I’m pretty happy about the Kjaer Weis products I’ve used lately. Here are quick reviews on the products.

Kjaer Weis Mascara
As I already mentioned, natural mascaras are a tricky product to produce. But this mascara is one of the best I’ve tried. I think a lot of it has to do with the mascara wand. The consistency is quite thin, but thick at the same time. What I mean is that you don’t get clumpy lashes in one layer. I usually apply two layers – like in these photos – but it still looks natural. I also like the packaging – it’s petite and pretty.
The mascara costs around 34€ and refill 25€.

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Kjaer Weis Above and Beyond Blush
The packaging in this is really interesting, because it has this rotating cap and a mirror on the other side of it. It’s very handy to travel with, since you have a mirror and your makeup with you. Besides using this as a blush and an eyeshadow, I’ve also used it on my lips, especially on the go. The formula is very creamy and nourishing, but it doesn’t feel sticky on the skin. It’s quite pigmented, but still easy to blend. I love this coral shade that is very trendy for this spring.
The blush costs 49€ and refill 29€.

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Kjaer Weis Amour Rouge Lipstick

The lipstick is beautiful. It’s said to have a velvet finish, which describes it well. It’s definitely more on the matte-side, which makes it very pigmented and long lasting. I don’t usually go for matte lipsticks, but this shade was so unique I had to have it. I also don’t mind the matte consistency, probably because of the moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, almond oil and jojoba oil.
The lipstick costs 52€ and refill 34€.

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Alima Pure mineral makeup

Quick reviews on the Alima Pure products I used.

Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation Beige 2
Compared to some other mineral makeup foundations I’ve tried, I would say this is quite glowy. It’s said to have a smooth matte finish with subtle glow, but on my skin it’s not matte (and the glow is real). The consistency is great and the foundation blends easily on my complexion. I think I need to let my sister try this, because she has dry skin and I have a feeling this would work amazingly for drier skintypes.
Alima Pure Foundation costs 34,90€.

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Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil Ink
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like talking about a black pencil is somewhat boring. Then again it’s one of the makeup staples and we all appreciate a good black pencil. Right? Well, I’ve used this black pencil for years now and I think it’s the best. It’s black, it lasts well, it suits my sensitive eyes and it can be blended to get a soft line. It’s not too soft and it’s not too hard either. It’s the perfect black pencil, really.
The pencil costs 22,50€.

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Have you tried Kjaer Weis or Alima Pure products?

 

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

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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 FACE SPF30
*MADARA CITY-CC Cream SPF 15

 

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

 

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

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.

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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. Stay tuned, I will be reviewing it soon!

 

What is your favorite sunscreen brand and is it natural?