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100% Pure Pretty Naked: 1 Palette, 3 Looks

I have been putting 100% Pure's Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette to the test and wanted to highlight how versatile this product is by putting together three beautiful looks!

Pigmented with fruits, seeds, flowers and vegetables, this gorgeous palette contains a luminizer, blush, and three neutral eye shadows. The texture of these pressed powders is soft and silky-smooth, but the intensity is lacking a bit. The blush is nicely pigmented, but I find that I have to add layer upon layer of the eye shadows to achieve the opacity that I enjoy. While the luminizer imparts a subtle pink shimmer, it illuminates beautifully and adds a fresh radiance when combined with the blush.

100% Pure's Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette

Swatches of 100% Pure's Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette
From left to right - Pink Champagne Luminescent Powder; Pretty Naked Blush; Eyeshadows in Flax Seed, Toffee, and Chestnut

I am wearing W3ll People's Narcissist Foundation in shade 0 and a bit of RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer in all of these photos. After working with these shadows a bit, I noticed that there is a tremendous amount of fallout. Therefore, I recommend starting your routine with these eye shadows so that any dusty fallout can easily be cleaned up without disrupting your foundation. I also primed my lids with Vapour Organic Beauty's Stratus Luminous Instant Skin Perfector before creating each of these looks. This really seemed to help extend the wear time of these shadows and to intensify their coloration significantly.

Soft, Smoky Eye with Winged Liner

These eyeshadows are creamy and blend with such ease! I started by packing Flax Seed all over my lid with a medium-sized shadow brush.


I then shaded from the outer corner to the middle of each of my eyes with Toffee. I also blended some of this color into my lower lash line with a pencil brush.


With a small, angled brush that I dampened with some water, I used Chestnut as a liner to create a soft wing. I followed my lash line for a bit of definition and then angled my brush from the outer corner of my eye to the end of my brow.



I then added some of the Pink Champagne Luminescent Powder to the inner corner of each of my eyes using my finger and applied a generous coat of 100% Pure's Maracuja Mascara to my top and bottom lashes.


Next, I popped some of the Pretty Naked blush onto the apples of my cheeks with a big fluffy brush and applied some of the Pink Champagne Luminescent Powder to the tops of my cheekbones.



I finished this look off with Axiology Beauty's lipstick in Philosophy.


Glamorous Cut Crease

I started off by packing the Pink Champagne Luminescent Powder all over my lid with a medium-sized shadow brush. For a crisp cut crease, I like to use a teaspoon as a guide. It sounds weird, but it totally works! I just covered my eye with the spoon and used a fluffy shadow brush to shade a mixture of Toffee and Chestnut into my crease.


I then went back in with Chestnut on an angled brush to add even more depth in the crease of each of my eyes. I found it very difficult to create a defined cut crease with these shadows due to their lack of pigmentation, even on my very pale skin.


Next, I applied a generous coat of 100% Pure's Maracuja Mascara to my top and bottom lashes.

100% Pure's Maracuja Mascara

I then blended the Pretty Naked blush and Pink Champagne Luminescent Powder onto the apples of my cheeks with a big fluffy brush and finished this look off with Axiology Beauty's lipstick in Attitude.



Monochrome Pink

First, I applied the Pretty Naked blush all over my lids with a medium-sized shadow brush.


I then added some of the Pink Champagne Luminescent Powder to the inner corner of each of my eyes using my finger and applied a coat of 100% Pure's Maracuja Mascara to my top and bottom lashes.

Next, I popped a fair amount of the Pink Champagne Luminescent Powder onto the apples of my cheeks with a fluffy brush and finished the look with Axiology Beauty's lipstick in The Goodness.


I hope that you enjoyed previewing the versatility of this palette through a few simple looks. Overall, I think that it is a great neutral palette that would be a staple in anyone's collection.

Have you tried 100% Pure's Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette?
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How to Make Your Own Tinted Moisturizer

Spring is the perfect time to start getting serious about daily sunscreen. I don't know about you, but I am less diligent about protecting my skin throughout the winter months when its consistently cloudy and I am trapped indoors. I recently reviewed Josh Rosebrook's Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30 (review here) and while it is darn near perfect, it also comes with a high price tag. Not to mention the fact that if you enjoy the coverage of a foundation, you will have to layer this cream with additional products.

Juice Beauty, Pai, Raw Elements, Fitglow Beauty, Josh Rosebrook, Alima Pure

Making your own tinted moisturizer is a great way to use up products that you already have in your arsenal and customize your coverage. It will also speed up your routine because you won't have to spend time layering your lotions and potions. Here are a few tips to help you whip up the perfect tinted moisturizer!

  • Oil and water are immiscible. Therefore, to prevent your moisturizer from breaking up or separating throughout the day, you'll want to blend oil-based products with other oil-based products and water-based products with other water-based products.

  • Make sure that your SPF is face friendly to avoid annoying breakouts. If your skin is particularly sensitive, you may want to spot test a small batch of your moisturizer before committing to a large quantity.

  • If you are sensitive to certain scents, I recommend mixing together a sample of your moisturizer so that you can be certain that the combined aromas won't be too overwhelming. 



  • Make sure that you mix your customized tinted moisturizer well! Particularly when using mineral foundation, blend your creation thoroughly to avoid clumps and unevenness. 

All you have to do is combine your ingredients and enjoy!

Have you tried creating your own tinted moisturizer?
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What to Buy with $50 USD: Clean Makeup Edition

With so many amazing green beauty products available on the market, it is difficult to decide what to spend your hard-earned money on. If I were given $50 to splurge on clean makeup, here are the goodies that I would select:

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Refills, Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows, and Hurraw! Lip Balms

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush Refill

$32 for 0.123 oz (3.5 g)

Kjaer Weis blushes are certainly not economical and even the refills will deplete more than half of a $50 budget. However, I cannot recommend these luxurious blushes enough! The quality, texture, and vibrant pigmentation are exceptional! They melt flawlessly into the skin and give the cheeks a nice flush of color without ever looking greasy or cakey. Unlike blushes that pull away your foundation and result in a patchy appearance, these blushes blend evenly onto the skin for a natural, luminous finish. They can also be tapped on the lips to hydrate and add a pop of color. There is a subtle vanilla scent that is quite pleasing upon application too! I'm obsessed! Check out my full review of these amazing blushes here.

Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows

$14.00 for 0.06 oz. (1.75 g)

These loose mineral eyeshadows blend with such ease and the quality is outstanding! One swipe and the intense pigment glides on smoothly without any streaks. The packaging is also super convenient as there is a little lid that snaps to a close over the sifter to prevent spills. These eyeshadows are also available in Pearluster and Satin Matte finishes for the same price.


Hurraw! Lip Balm

$3.79 for 0.15 oz (4.3 g)

Luxuriously creamy, moisturizing, vegan, AND organic? These lip balms from Hurraw! leave my lips feeling hydrated and silky-smooth. Did I mention that they are available in flavors like Vanilla Bean, Grapefruit, and Coffee Bean? Seriously, the scent alone is so yummy that you'll be tempted to take a bite out of one of these babies!

Grand Total: $49.79


Which clean makeup products would you purchase with $50 to spend on green beauty? 
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My Favorite Berry Smoothie!

My husband and I love starting the day off with smoothies! They are quick and easy to make, and we enjoy coming up with our own unique concoctions. Smoothies can also be quite filling. After drinking this berry blend, I am left feeling nourished, energized, and ready to take on the day!

Berry Smoothie Ingredients

This is one of my favorite berry smoothies! It has a bright, sweet flavor with a bit of earthiness from the addition of wheatgrass. Although wheatgrass is an acquired taste, it has amazing health benefits due to its high chlorophyll content. I find that the date syrup and vanilla powder add just enough sweetness to balance out the flavor of the wheatgrass, but a touch of maple syrup also does the trick! The cashew butter adds a little bit of protein and a luscious creaminess to this smoothie. While you can use fresh berries, I love the icy, thick texture from frozen berries. If you only have fresh berries on hand, including a few ice cubes will give you that same frostiness. This recipe is very customizable, so feel free to substitute with your favorite berries and butters!

Berry smoothie recipe

Serves 1

  • 1-1.5 cup of frozen berries 

    • I used a mixture of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries
    • You can buy fresh berries and freeze them or just pick up a bag of your favorite berry blend

    • 1 teaspoon of acai berry powder

      • Frozen acai works well too!

    • 1 cup of almond milk 

      • Cashew milk and coconut milk are also delicious in this smoothie!

    • 1 tablespoon of cashew butter

    • 1 teaspoon of wheatgrass

      • I used powdered wheatgrass in this particular smoothie, but my husband and I use fresh wheatgrass quite frequently. Keep in mind that you will have to blend your smoothie longer with fresh wheatgrass. 

    • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla bean powder

    • 1 teaspoon of date syrup


    Place all of these ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Add water or some additional almond milk if you prefer a thinner consistency.

    I hope that you enjoy this smoothie! 

    Kitties love smoothies too!
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    Review: Josh Rosebrook's Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30

    As someone who burns incredibly easily, like...as red as a lobster burn, it is critical for me to incorporate a product with SPF into my daily routine. Having fallen for Josh Rosebrook's Lift Hair Texture & Volume Spray (review here), his Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30 soon caught my eye. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this stuff is!! The color of this product is reminiscent of chocolate milk. I was initially concerned that this tint was going to clash with my porcelain skin, but the presence of color adjusting earth minerals allows for a flawless match! Whether worn alone or underneath your foundation, this luxurious cream is destined for your holy grail list!

    Review of Josh Rosebrook's Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30

    Description

    This velvety, lightweight cream is so luxurious that I look forward to using it each day! Aside from protecting against UVA and UVB rays, this product is an exceptional makeup primer! Packed with wonderful, nutritious ingredients, this cream smooths the skin and enhances its natural brightness. In addition to uncoated, non-nano high micron zinc oxide, the aloe vera leaf juice and shea butter in this product make it incredibly soothing and hydrating. The incorporation of catnip and marshmallow root also aid in accelerating cellular repair to tighten, tone, and firm the skin. The deliciously subtle vanilla scent has a sweet, yet sophisticated aroma that dissipates once applied.

    Application

    Unlike sunscreens that are thick, greasy, and leave a residue on the skin, this indulgent cream absorbs beautifully, leaving the skin silky and hydrated. I like to apply a light moisturizer to freshly cleansed skin and then massage 1-2 pumps of this sumptuous cream onto my face and neck using my fingers. I find that the tint of this product balances out my skin tone perfectly for a beautiful, natural look.

    Swatch of Josh Rosebrook's Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30

    Ingredients

    *Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, *Shea Butter, *Evening Primrose Oil, *Hemp Oil, *Jojoba Oil, *Borage Oil, *Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, *Sesame Oil, *Sea Buckthorn Oil, Uncoated Non Nano Micronized Zinc Oxide--12 %, *Soy Lecithin, *Calendula, *Bilberry, *Chamomile, *Burdock, *Rosemary, *Fennel, *Dandelion, *Rose Hips, *Catnip, *Chickweed, *Neem Leaf, *Skullcap, *Ginkgo Leaf, *Linden Flower, *HawthornBerry, *Green Tea, *Flax, *Nettle, *Sage, *Marshmallow Root, *Cayenne, *Ginseng, *Peppermint, *St. John’s Wort, *Alfalfa, *Vitamin E, ‡Candelilla Wax, *Guar Gum, *Gum Arabic, §Xanthan Gum, §Potassium Sorbate, Mica, *Benzoin Resin


    *Certified Organic
    †Organic
    ‡Wildcrafted
    § Non-GMO Plant Sourced

    Wrap-up

    This cream is the perfect facial sunscreen! It is unlike any other SPF product that I have used due to it's lightweight, silky texture without a hint of greasiness. It also doesn't leave any sort of residue or white cast. The scent is pleasantly sweet and the consistency is lush and rich. The nourishing ingredients in this cream hydrate the skin, while the subtle tint beautifully adjusts to my skin tone. On its own, this cream provides just a hint of coverage and leaves the skin looking dewy and radiant. Underneath makeup, it functions as a smoothing primer that blends flawlessly with foundation.

    I cannot recommend this product enough! Josh Rosebrook's Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30 is available in two sizes that retail for $55 (1 fl. oz., 30 ml) / $95 (2 fl. oz., 60 ml). However, you can often snag it on sale so keep a lookout!

    Have you tried any products from Josh Rosebrook?

    Wearing Josh Rosebrook's Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30
    Wearing Josh Rosebrook's Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30 all over my face and applying Kjaer Weis's Cream Foundation in Lightness on the right side of my face (your left)
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    5 Product Face in 5 Minutes: Spring Edition!

    I recently revamped my weekday morning routine to incorporate some beautiful, fresh spring colors, as well as a few new products that I have been loving! As the first step in my routine, I have been applying Josh Rosebrook's Tinted Nutrient Day Cream with SPF 30 to protect my skin from the sun. Not only is this stuff amazing, but it also looks flawless underneath these five goodies!

    5 Product Face in 5 Minutes for Spring

    W3ll People Narcissist Foundation Stick

    I initially had issues with this foundation clinging to dry patches of skin. However, Ashley from @greenlivingforme on Instagram recommended that I try adding a drop of serum to my moisturizer before applying. She also suggested using a flocked sponge and a few spritzes of George's Aloe Spray to blend. This works wonders! I haven't had any issues since! Definitely check out Ashley's feed for more awesome tips! She's incredibly thoughtful and informative :) 

    This product provides a smooth, satin finish with buildable coverage. I like to swipe this foundation onto my face straight from the tube and then blend with a sponge that has a touch of serum on it. I then dab some extra product underneath my eyes and on whatever else needs concealing.

    (2 minutes)


    W3ll People Bio Bronzer Stick

    This rich, warm bronzer gives my pale skin a sun-kissed boost! I use my fingers to blend product on my temples, around my hairline, and lightly across the bridge of my nose. I also enjoy subtly contouring with this bronzer to accentuate my cheekbones.

    (1 minute)

    Swatches of W3ll People Narcissist Foundation in 0, W3ll People Bio Bronzer, Kjaer Weis Happy Cream Blush, and Kide Y Gold Highlighter
    From top to bottom: W3ll People Narcissist Foundation in 0, W3ll People Bio Bronzer, Kjaer Weis Happy Cream Blush, and Kide Y Gold Highlighter

    Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Happy

    This is my favorite spring blush! It imparts a glamorous, cool-toned punch of color that really gives life to the face. I apply this blush to the apples of my cheeks using my fingers and then add a generous amount to my lips for a beautiful vibrancy.

    (30 seconds)

    Kide Cosmetics Y Gold Highlighter

    I use a big fluffy brush and a delicate hand to set my entire face with this stunning powder. I also concentrate some product on the tops of my cheekbones, underneath the arches of my eyebrows, and at the inner corners of my eyes. The gold-toned shimmer of this highlighter provides warmth to the skin and the addition of diamond powder naturally illuminates for a lit-from-within radiance. Check out my full review of this product here.

    (1 minute)

    Lily Lolo Mascara

    Finally, I coat my top and bottom lashes with a generous amount of this mascara. The bristle brush and thickening formulation add lots of volume to my unruly lashes! If you have time, you can use a small, angled brush to line your eyes with this mascara for a extra definition.

    (30 seconds)


    Wearing Swatches of W3ll People Narcissist Foundation in 0, W3ll People Bio Bronzer, Kjaer Weis Happy Cream Blush, Kide Y Gold Highlighter, and Lily Lolo Mascara


    That's it! Natural beauty enhanced with natural products in no time!

    What are your favorite 5 Product Face staples for spring?
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    Review: Treat Collection Nail Polish

    How annoying is a gloopy nail polish that is so thick it's impossible to apply evenly and takes forever to dry?

    If you are searching for a gorgeous line of 5-free polishes that are incredibly easy to work with, you need to check out Treat Collection! This Berlin-based brand has a stunning color range of fussless polishes that apply like silk! Packaged in elegant, square glass bottles with sleek gold caps, these polishes retail at $18 USD for 0.5 fl. oz (15 ml).

    Treat Collection Nail Polishes: Laughing Out Loud, Outdoors, and Snow Drops

    Here is a quick outline of my experience with these gorgeous polishes! To really put these polishes to the test in their purest state, I didn't use a top coat or a base coat.

    • Flexible, mid-sized brush that easily disperses polish over the nails and creates a crisp line at the cuticle

    • Luxuriously smooth consistency that allows the polish to glide onto the nail without leaving any streaks

    • 2 coats results in almost complete opacity (Snow Drops has a sheerer formulation and required a 3rd coat) 

    • Each coat takes about 3-5 minutes to be dry to the touch

    • Beautiful, glossy finish that starts to dull a bit after about 2 days (I think a shiny top coat would definitely extend the brilliant sheen)

    • I noticed minor chipping toward the tips of my nails after 4 days of wear

    • These polishes are not quite pillow proof! I woke up to several indentations after applying this polish the previous afternoon. While it didn't ruin my manicure, it was a bit surprising! However, these impressions seemed to smooth out nicely with wear.

    • Removes easily without tinting or staining the nails

    Swatches of Treat Collection Nail Polishes in Outdoors, Snow Drops & Laughing Out Loud
    From left to right : Outdoors, Snow Drops & Laughing Out Loud

    I am so impressed with these Treat Collection polishes! They are incredibly pigmented, gorgeously glossy, and apply with such ease! The color selection is outstanding and there are a few different finishes to choose from (sheer, shimmer, classic). The brush supplied with these polishes is awesome! It is just flexible enough to cover the nail nicely and in a controlled manner. The staying power of these polishes is also noteworthy, but beware that they do indent slightly. I still need to try these with a top coat and a base coat, but I am officially obsessed! What color should I test out next?

    Review of Treat Collection Nail Polishes in Laughing Out Loud, Snow Drops & Outdoors

    5-Free Nail Polishes are free from the following: Formaldehyde, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor. 


    Have you tried any Treat Collection polishes? Do you have a favorite 5-free polish?
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    Natural Makeup Starter Kit

    While transitioning to a sulfate-free body wash may seem more appealing than ditching your favorite lipstick, it's ok to let go. There are so many gorgeous, clean alternatives out there! Your switch to natural makeup doesn't have to be drastic or overwhelming. Replacing your entire makeup bag all at once is going to drive you crazy and you will be left yearning for your old standbys. Try experimenting with just a couple of new products at a time until you know what you like and what works best for you. There are also several green beauty shops that offer samples and trial sizes that you can experiment with (Detox Market & Integrity Botanicals).

    With this post, I have tried to curate a collection of versatile products for a cost-effective natural makeup starter kit. Whether you are new to green beauty or are a seasoned lover looking to expand your makeup arsenal, you are going to fall in love with these fabulous essentials!


    100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette

    $45 USD for 0.14 oz (4 g) each of luminizer & blush, 0.07 oz (2 g) each of eye shadow

    Pigmented with fruits, seeds, flowers and vegetables, this beautiful palette contains a luminizer, blush, and three neutral eye shadows. The texture of these pressed powders is soft and silky-smooth. While the luminizer is subtle, it adds a fresh radiance when combined with the blush. The intensity of the eye shadows is good, but not great.

    If you are interested in more vibrant colors, check out 100% Pure's other gorgeous palettes!

    100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pretty Naked Palette

    Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencils

    $18.00 for 0.04 oz (1.14 g)

    These pencils are fantastic! They are highly pigmented and glide on without tugging or skipping. I particularly enjoy Paper, a soft white hue, along my waterline for a bright, eyeopening effect.

    Lily Lolo Mascara

    $19.50 for 0.23 oz. (7 ml)

    The bristle brush and thickening formulation of this mascara add lots of volume to my unruly lashes! I also find that this mascara lengthens and separates incredibly well when I really wiggle the brush back-and-forth starting at the base of my lashes and working upward.

    RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

    $38 USD for 0.17 oz (4.82 g)

    This product is an absolute staple in the green beauty community!! If you have been searching for the perfect dewy glow, look no further! Living Luminizer is a sheer, pearly highlighter that provides an absolutely beautiful lit from within radiance. This little pot of magic packs a punch, so beware that a little goes a long way!

    RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up

    $36 USD for 0.20 oz (5.67 g)

    This cream can be used as both a foundation and a concealer because the coverage builds up so flawlessly! I like to apply a thin layer all over my face using a damp Beauty Blender and then go back in with my finger to tap a little extra product underneath my eyes to conceal.

    Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use in Artemis

    $36 USD for 0.24 oz (6.80 g)

    I am obsessed with the gorgeous berry-mauve hue of this multi-tasking cream! I find that it creates the perfect natural flush for my pale complexion, but it also looks stunning on the eyes and lips! Once warmed up on the back of my hand, this product melts flawlessly into the skin for a glamorous, seductive look! Artemis is a limited edition shade, so stock up before time runs out! Review here.

    Wearing Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Multi Use in Artemis
    Wearing Artemis on my cheeks

    W3ll People Bio Brightener Invisible Powder

    $24 for 0.21 oz (5.9 g)

    I use this superfine powder to help set concealer and cream eye shadow. It imparts a healthy radiance to the face and the almost undetectable shimmer provides a soft-focus effect.

    W3ll People Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer

    $22.50 USD for 0.25 oz (7.4 ml)

    This concealer has a gorgeous, mousse-like texture that is silky to the touch. It offers some serious coverage, but is still quite buildable and brightening. This cream also blends smoothly onto the skin and is surprisingly soothing to the delicate skin underneath the eyes. Review here.

    Swatch of W3ll People Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer in Fair
    W3ll People Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer in Fair

    W3ll People Nudist Colorbalms

    $15.75 for 0.375 oz (10 g)

    I previously reviewed this Colorbalm in No. 7 (check out my post here), but there are several other gorgeous hues to choose from. These tinted balms provide a subtle wash of color and the addition of peppermint oil makes for a refreshing tingle upon application. The formulation is also rather hydrating, so your lips will stay plump and moisturized all day long.

    I hope that this was helpful! What are your product recommendations for green beauty beginners?
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    New from Kjaer Weis! - Review: Precious Cream Blush + Angelic Eye Shadow

    Kjaer Weis's two new spring releases are all about ushering in the warmer weather with soft, romantic pastels! Precious is a pale, peach-toned cream blush with the luxuriously silky texture that sets this brand apart from the rest. Angelic is a rosy pink eye shadow that will compliment a variety of skin tones. With their compacts, these products retail at $56 USD for 0.123 oz. (3.5 g) and $45 USD for 0.043 oz. (1.2 g), respectively. However, Cream Blush Refills can be purchased for the reduced price of $32 USD and Eye Shadow Refills for $27 USD.

    Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Precious and Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Angelic

    Finish

    Precious

    This blush is exceptionally lush and creamy! Comparable to the texture of Embrace (check out my review here), Precious quite literally feels like silk! This stunning, pale coral blush melts flawlessly into the skin with almost no effort. Like all of the Kjaer Weis blushes that I have tested, Precious is dewy when first applied and maintains its fresh, luminous finish throughout hours of wear.

    Angelic

    With a beautiful matte finish, Angelic imparts a flirty wash of pink on the lids. Although rather sheer, this shadow layers easily due to its smooth, rich texture. Additionally, because it is so satiny, it blends beautifully!

    Swatches of Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Precious and Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Angelic
    Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Precious (top) & Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Angelic (bottom)

    Application

    Precious

    The pigmentation of this blush is stunning! One swipe and you are left with pure, pastel perfection! Because of its intensity and opacity, I like to build up color by applying 2-3 thin layers. While I like to use my fingers to apply this blush, I find that it also blends flawlessly with a sponge or a soft stippling brush. Furthermore, although it wears beautifully on its own, I do find that the vividness of this sophisticated, creamsicle hue lasts a bit longer when set with a powder. There is a subtle vanilla scent that is quite pleasing upon application too!

    Angelic

    This shadow is subtle, yet layers with such ease! I like to pack this petal pink shadow on with a small, flat brush and then blend throughout my crease with a fluffy brush. It will crease a little throughout the day if I don't prime my lids. Therefore, I like to add a touch of Vapour Beauty's Stratus Luminous Instant Skin Perfector to eliminate creasing and enhance the saturation of the color. This pastel hue also provides a bright, eye-opening effect when applied to the lower lash-line with a pencil brush.

    Swatches of Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Precious + Embrace and Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Angelic + Cloud Nine
    From top to bottom: Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Embrace + Precious & Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Angelic + Cloud Nine

    Ingredients

    Precious

    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) oil•, Mica, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil•, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch•, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax•, Cera Alba (Beeswax)•, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil•, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rose Hip) Seed Oil•, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract•, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil•, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dextrin, Gallic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 75470 (Carmine). Caution – Contains Carmine

    • organically grown

    Angelic

    Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Powder, Mica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax•, Zinc Stearate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Aqua (Water), Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Dextrin, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, CI 77891(Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxide), CI 77499 (Iron Oxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxide), CI 75470 (Carmine). Caution – Contains Carmine

    • organically grown

    Wearing Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Lightness with Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Precious and Kjaer Weis Eye Shadows in Angelic + Cloud Nine

    Wearing Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Lightness with Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Precious and Kjaer Weis Eye Shadows in Angelic + Cloud Nine
    Wearing Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation in Lightness with Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Precious and Kjaer Weis Eye Shadows in Angelic + Cloud Nine

    Wrap-Up

    I am such a fan of Kjaer Weis and these new releases are the perfect additions to her ultra glamorous line of goodies! Precious melts flawlessly into the skin and gives the cheeks a glowing flush of color that is gorgeous for spring and summer. With a luxuriously creamy texture, this pale coral blush blends evenly onto the skin for a natural, luminous finish. It is also richly pigmented and wears well throughout the day with or without being set with a powder. Angelic is subtle, but layers beautifully. This romantic pink shadow has a slight hint of purple and a luxurious, satiny feel. Although it will crease slightly, a bit of primer keeps this shadow flawlessly smooth and vivid.

    The quality of Precious and Angelic is exceptional! I know that these products are prohibitively expensive, but I guarantee that you will love them and be reaching for them everyday.

    Have you tried any Kjaer Weis products?
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    Makeup Tutorial: Warrior Glam

    I mentioned in my last post that wearing Vapour Organic Beauty's Aura Multi Use Classic in Artemis brings out my inner Viking princess. Having descended from Scandinavian Vikings, I was inspired to pay them tribute by creating a modern, glamorous warrior look!

    While this particular look may not be suitable for work or school, you can always tone it down a bit. Clean makeup is an amazing medium to express your creativity! If you are not completely satisfied with how something has turned out, just wash your face and try again. Also, don't be afraid to really experiment with your products! If your blush is safe to use near the eyes, try using it as an eyeshadow to carry the same color throughout your look. Cream blushes often make great lipsticks too! I have used Artemis on my eyes, cheeks, and lips to demonstrate how versatile and stunning a single product can be!


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    Kari Gran Lip Whip

    I like to keep my lips hydrated and silky-smooth by applying a bit of Lip Whip as the first step in my routine. Check out my full review of the Radiant Lip Whip here.

    Kari Gran Lip Whip in Radiant

    Whenever I am creating a dramatic eye look, I like to start with eyeshadow so that any fallout can easily be cleaned up without disrupting my foundation. For this strong warrior look, I used tape angled from the outer corners of my eyes to the ends of my brows to get a really crisp, defined wing! Take the tape on and off the back of your hand a few times before finally sticking it into place. This will get rid of some of the tape's adhesiveness so that it won't hurt when its time to remove it.

    How to use tape to apply eyeliner

    I warmed Artemis up on the back of my hand before using my fingers to apply this beautiful berry shade from the outer corner to the middle of each of my eyes. 

    Vapour Organic Beauty Artemis

    Vapour Organic Beauty Artemis

    Using Vapour Organic Beauty Artemis as eye shadow

    Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadows

    These loose mineral eyeshadows blend with such ease! I packed Chai, a stunning, pale rose gold shade, from the middle to the inner corners of my eyes.

    Alima Pure Eye Shadow

    100% Pure Maracuja Mascara

    The wet formula of this mascara makes for a fantastic eyeliner! With a small, angled brush, I followed my lash line and then the angle of the tape almost all of the way up to my brow to create a seriously fierce wing! For a subtler look, you can easily create a shorter flick along your tape. Once done lining I removed the tape to reveal my bold wing! I also applied mascara to my top and bottom lashes at this point. I find that wiggling the brush at the base of my lashes and then working upwards creates the most volume!

    100% Pure Maracuja Mascara

    100% Pure Maracuja Mascara as eyeliner


    RMS Beauty "Un" Cover-Up

    I used this cream as my foundation and concealer because the coverage builds up flawlessly! I applied a very thin layer all over my face using a damp Beauty Blender and used the pointy end of the sponge around my eyes so that I wouldn't smudge my wings. I then went back in with my finger to tap a little extra product underneath my eyes to conceal.

    Applying foundation with a Beauty Blender

    W3ll People Bio Bronzer Stick

    The color of this bronzer is a rich, warm brown that gives my pale skin a sun-kissed boost! I used my fingers to blend this on my temples, around my hairline, and lightly across the bridge of my nose. I then drew a small line angled from the top of my ear to the corner of my mouth to create a lightly contoured effect to accentuate my cheekbones. I kept my lines short because my face can tend to look too angular when I go overboard with contouring. Aren't we all guilty of crazy contouring every now and again?

    W3ll People Bio Bronzer Stick

    RMS Beauty Master Mixer

    I am in love with this product! For this look, I used my fingers to apply a generous amount to the tops of my cheekbones and down the center of my nose for a strikingly radiant glow! Check out my full review of Master Mixer here.

    I then used my fingers to blend Artemis onto my cheeks for a natural flush.

    RMS Beauty Master Mixer

    Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil in Paper

    This pencil has fabulous pigmentation and the soft white color is perfect to add along the waterline for a bright, eyeopening effect. I also followed my wing from and the contour of my undereye to enhance my warrior glamour!

    Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil in Paper

    RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

    This gorgeous, pearly highlighter is a must-have! I love applying it to the tops of my cheekbones to highlight, but I just tapped it on the inner corners of my eyes for a bit of illumination this time around.

    RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

    I then used my finger to blend Artemis onto my lips. It is seriously the most flattering my-lips-but-better color that I have ever tried!

    Vapour Organic Beauty Artemis as lipstick


    Kide Cosmetics Y Gold Highlighter

    This highlighter is gorgeous! The gold-toned shimmer provides warmth to the skin and the addition of diamond powder naturally illuminates for a lit-from-within radiance. I used a fluffy brush and a light hand to set my entire face with this stunning powder.

    Kide Cosmetics Y Gold Highlighter


    Here's the finished look! I hope that this was helpful and that you enjoy creating your own fierce, Viking princess look with a glamorous, modern twist! Enjoy experimenting and discovering how versatile your favorite products can be!


    Natural warrior glam makeup look
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