Kjaer Weis – The holy grail of foundations

Kjaer Weis organic makeup, gorgeous packaging! (via fashionsquad.com)

picture by Carolina Engman

BEAUTY. I’ve been dying to try Kjaer Weis organic makeup line for ages and when I stumbled upon it at Magasin du Nord in Copenhagen I decided to stock up on a couple of pieces. And thank God I did, because I think I might have found the holy grail of foundations.

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& other stories..

carolina engman, lipstick, &other stories, reticella pinkPicture by Mattias Swenson

THINK PINK. Last week H&M’s new store concept & Other Stories finally opened in Stockholm and even though I kind of wanted to buy everything, the only things I left with was two lipsticks. One in a fun bright shade called Ninon pink, and one in a more subtle, sheer pink for everyday use named Reticella Pink. Mixed together, they turn into this gorgeous raspberry pink shade which is excactly what I’ve been searching for!

LIPSTICK & other stories “Reticella Pink” & “Ninon Pink” (similar shades here & here). FOUNDATION Dior diorskin ‘Nude’. BLUSH Glossybox (similar shades here). HIGHLIGHTER Nars ‘Copacabana’.

Beauty Favorites: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer spf 20

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, Oil free.

TINTED MOISTURIZER. Since I’ve been getting a whole lot of comments about my makeup, I thought I’d start a new series here on the blog called “Beauty favorites” where I dish on my must-have beauty products. First out is one of the products that I absolutely can’t live without, the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturize SPF20.

I first discovered the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer earlier this summer when I wanted to find something light to wear on hot summer days. I bought the original oil-based one but noticed that it made my face look a bit shiny so I changed to the oil free version and have been wearing it ever since. If you’re looking for a lot of coverage you might have to look elsewhere but if you just want something really light that evens out your skin tone a bit, this is the perfect product! I’m using the lightest shade called Porcelain, which miraculously works on my super pale face (if finding jeans with a good fit is hard, you should try finding a foundation that looks good on really fair skin – almost impossible).

This baby also contains SPF 20 which is great for protecting your skin from sun damage. Some people find this one a bit pricey but I never compromise when it comes to foundation (or in this case, tinted moisturizers). The base, in my opinion, really is what makes or breaks a good makeup, and I think it’s worth investing a couple of extra bucks if you find something that works for you!

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