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Soft Cheeks, Sweet Lips

Katja Kokko | 25.1.2015

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I’m mad about blush. I think every woman should wear blush and take care of her eyebrows (in addition to proper skin care, that is). Those two will go a long way in creating a fresh and carefree look.

Kjaer Weis is love in a makeup bag. My newest crush is an impossibly soft, cotton candy colored cream blush called Embrace. If you’re a bit heavy-handed with rouge, I suggest you try this shade – this light pastel color, like Mango from Zuii (which I like to call my ‘safety-blush’), is impossible to over-do.

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I like the contrast of my orange hair and light skin with icy pastel of the blush, the soft hue of which gives a perfect fresh glow to the skin. I also like to apply the smallest touch of the Radiance (disco-ball) highlighter just above my cheek bones, on my brow bone, and on my cupid’s bow. The effect is barely visible in this photo, but as it is a daytime look, it’s not actually meant to stand out too much. The blush and the disco-ball cream are easy to apply using one’s fingers, but I’m a bit curious about giving Kjaer’s own blush brush a try – the synthetic and chunky form seems perfect for applying cream blush.

Another favorite is the lip tint in the color Sweetness. It looks as if you’re not wearing anything (no gloss or shininess), but gives the lips a nice peach and coral tint. I could do with something fresh in this seemingly endless greyness. (February is the hardest month for me, personally, with too much greyness behind me and a long way to go before it gets light.)

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For my eyes I have used all my favorite shades, though I’ve got something new on the brow bone: Kjaer Weis’ eye shadow in Cloud Nine. With a perfect balance of shimmer and matte, one would be hard pressed to find a better brow highlighter than this.

Have you tired any of Kjaer Weis’ blushes or lip tints? Share your favorites!

Products used: foundation: Kjaer Weis Just Sheer; concealer: Suki Correct Coverage Buttercream; loose powder: Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Powder; eye shadows: Kjaer Weis Charmed, Cloud Nine and Divine (as eyeliner), Zuii Chestnut and Tawney; eyebrows: Zuii eyerbrow pencil in Taupe; mascara Kjaer Weis Mascara; blush: Kjaer Weis Embrace; highlighter: Kjaer Weis Radiance Highlighter; lipstick: Kjaer Weis Sweetness.

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Photos Katja Kokko

Translation Katja Nikula

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