August Favourites

August Favorites – Kjær Weis Cream Blush in Desired Glow – Clinique High Impact Mascara – Avène Anti-Aging Suncare SPF50+

 

During the month of August I’ve been reaching for these snacky products the most. Some oldies but goodies and one new that went straight to the top of my list.  

 

Kjær Weis Cream Blush in Desired Glow

LUSH, I say <3 What I love (as in LOVE) about cream blushers and highlighters is their dewy finish = youthful luscious looking skin.
This particular color – a true terra cotta (peachy brownish) – is a perfect match for my current summer tan (which is rapidly fading). I prefer to use my fingers to warm up the product, dot it on my skin and give it a swirl with a stippling brush. I’ve been applying it as a bronzer all the way across the bridge of my nose and cheekbones. I reckon that this would be a perfect all year-round blush for people with light to medium skin tones.

Kjær Weis Cream Blush Desired Glow

 

Avène Anti-Aging Suncare SPF50+

If you’ve been following my Instagram Stories you’ve already seen me rant about this product. A little late into August, nonetheless straight became a favourite, the Avène Anti-Aging Suncare SPF50+. It offers so-called broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection (thumbs up). 
Texture As a Primer
I was immediately thrilled about the textured it leaves on my skin; smooth, velvety, non-greasy, non-tacky, and best of all no typical SPF shine. AND it works like a primer for everything I apply on top and due to the priming properties it minimizes the appearance of my pores. Yes, please!
UV-filter in nano form
It contains methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (MBBT) in a nano form. It is a broad spectrum organic UV-filter, that absorbs both UVB and UVA rays[1]. The safety of ingredients in nano-form has been a general concern, however MBBT has shown not to be absorbed into the skin[2,5] and the European Commision has approved the use of certain nanomaterials in personal care products and ruled them safe to use on undamaged intact skin and not as aerosol spray [3,4].
The White Masque
It says on the Danish packaging, that it leaves no white sheen on the skin – ha! that’s an understatement to say the least, however the white sheen fades during an hour after application – a least on my skin.  
In Conclusion
So kinda love a first application, really. I’m glad that I’ve found this, as proper sun protection is a cornerstone in the management of rosacea – especially as mine is being very reactive to sun exposure.  

 

Clinique High Impact Mascara

A favourite during the whole summer. Actually an old favourite from back in my high school days. When trailing mascara the formula and properties of the mascara wand is key. Here both a winner. I love how it gives natural fluttery lashes, while still being buildable for a more dramatic va va voom-look. Another great thing about this mascara is that it is free from endocrine disrupting chemicals  (EDCs) according to Kemiluppen (an app that can help you avoid EDCs). 

This one is empty, so I’m trialing a new one (shown in my Instagram post), however a classic item I’ll alway come back to.

For further skincare favourites read my latest blog post on My Top Pick From The Ordinary

What have been your favourites during lately? Go over to my Instagram and leave me a comment or tag me in your favourites 🙂

XO Cæcilie

Disclaimer
I’m not paid by anyone, to write anything, about anything. Just a skincare-lover and makeup-fanatic sharing my love for all things beauty.

 

Reference
2)  Mavon A, Miquel C, Lejeune O, Payre B, Moretto P (2007). “In vitro percutaneous absorption and in vivo stratum corneum distribution of an organic and a mineral sunscreen”. Skin Pharmacol Physiol20 (1): 10–20. PMID 17035717doi:10.1159/000096167 

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