How to achieve that natural glow with Kari Gran beauty system

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Starting the new week with a fresh and glowing look. Sounds great, hah? I knew you’d agree that’s why I thoughtfully put together this post to introduce you to Kari Gran, an all-natural, eco- and skin-friendly brand you may free an ultimate place in your makeup drawer for!

I personally feel very close to the ethics and natural beauty philosophy that Kari Gran and Lisa Strain (two gorgeous founders of Kari Gran brand) has developed behind their brand. Without any miracle skin renewal beliefs or blurry promises, this skincare and mineral makeup line teaches us to treat our skin right, provide it with healthy nutrition and severely sort out the ingredients inside the beauty products. That’s what we all are looking for while making that important step of switching for a natural beauty routine, aren’t we? Kari Gran skincare products are here to make our life easier, cleaner, safer and prettier – parabens free and non-toxic, made from the carefully selected natural, organic, wildharvested and non-GMO ingredients. It’s great to know that Kari Gran don’t mix water in their formulas – only good stuff in it’s finest concentration. As a bonus, Kari Gran has a line of mineral makeup – all the “good for you” make up items you need for the simple beauty routine.

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Being a recent adept of an oil-cleansing beauty ritual, I am totally fascinated by these two products – Kari Gran Hydrating tonic and Essential Serum. As a second step in your morning facial routine (after a proper cleanse), this Hydrating Tonic will play it’s important role to tighten the pores and provide the oh so needed hydration without leaving a dry skin feeling. Very simple and very effective ingredients : Aloe Vera, vegetable glycerin and Lavender Oil (or Rose Oil, the tonic comes in two options). Essential Serum, the one that you will finish your cleansing and moisturizing routine with, will give you a boost of moisture tailored for your need (1 pump for a regular morning use, and feel free to go for 2 pumps when using it in the evening) – blend of 15 plant and natural essential oils well known for their nourishing properties, plus a boost of Vitamin E. Among ingredients: Organic oils of camelia seed, Rosehip, Jojoba, Avocado, Sunflower, Sweet Almond, Lavender, Calendula, Jasmine, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sea Buckthorn seed, Frankincense, Arnica. These two can be mixed together into a refreshing light moisturizer : mist 3-4 pumps of tonic in the palm of your hand and add 1 pump of Essential Serum, perfect way to start a new day (or take a moment for a quick renewal during the busy day)!

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This little guy is my personal hit! I love talking about lips, and believe me I’ve tried lots and lots of lip balms! Kari Gran Lip Whip is a true gem, beautifully packaged in a luxury looking little black pot (should I mention you won’t meet any plastic packaging at Kari Gran’s?!), it gives a stunning look of moisturized, glossy and tempting lips. My current favorite is Naked in “Cinnamon-Pimenta Berry” (also available in “Peppermint”), but I am definitely looking forward to try Kari Gran Lip Whip with a pop of color (Naughty looks beyond cool!). Among ingredients: Beeswax, Castor Seed oil, Camellia seed oil, Avocado oil, Sunflower oil, Calendula oil, Olive oil, Vitamin E, Cinnamon Bark oil, Pimenta Berry oil.

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When the whole cleansing, toning and moisturizing beauty ritual is over, time to even the skin tone and make it ready for the whole day. Kari Gran mineral makeup line has everything you may need in order to get back on track, yet without compromising beauty for safe and healthy glowing skin. With that being said, Kari Gran Foundation would be a great choice for those who are looking for light, long lasting foundation that will allow your skin to breath during the day (I bet most of us!). Talc, synthetic fragrance, dyes, bismuth oxychloride, parabens, nano particles and cruelty FREE make up line with a quite wide choice of colors. Foundation comes in 8 shades, and it’s also available in Foundation Sample Kit for those who would want to test it “in person” and find the right color before purchasing the full size (thoughtful bonus : when you find the perfect shade and decide to order the Mineral Foundation, Kari Gran will apply a credit for the cost of the sample kit to your purchase). Little trick : mix 1 pump of the Essential serum with a small amount of foundation powder, blend to desired color into a light liquid foundation (easy to apply, totally my cup of tea!). Contains Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide – natural sun protection elements without irritating chemicals.

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If you’re not looking for a full coverage of color, or would want to extend the life of already applied foundation throughout your busy day, Setting Powder would be just right for that! Very light, very silky texture with a soft matte touch to finish your skin tone with a right amount of healthy glow. Again, super simple, easily recognizable ingredients only – Mica and Aloe Barbadensis Powder. Can barely feel it, which is always a plus for me.

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Kari Gran Mineral Blush is a nice addition to the whole non-toxic, chemicals and cruelty free makeup line Kari Gran has developed. It comes in just one “Peony” shade, which is a very neutral soft pink with a light portion of shimmer. Highly pigmented, so better to start small. Lower your “small” twice and start from there (if you like “no make up” fresh look just like I do) , you can always add more. It may look more “colorful” in the container than on the skin, however. I find it simply perfect to reach that look when somebody naturally just pinched your cheeks and now you’re glowing!

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Two extra touches – Eyeshadow and Concealer. Eyeshadow (just like the Blush) comes in just one tone – medium brown with a light shimmer. For all of you, makeup veterans, this may be a playful and universal product to fill in for several tasks – opaque or sheer coverage of dry eyeshadow, or a defining liner when applied wet. For me, eyeshadow-free lover, this product will stay as an option for those days when I need something more from a natural looking make up;). The Concealer though seems like been helping me a lot lately – it creates an amazing light coverage and eliminates dark circles (+ any occasional skin imperfections). Comes in two shades : fair and medium (I am using medium). Devoted multi-tasker: spots, under eye area, primer, highlighter. Can be also transformed into liquid texture when being mixed with Essential serum, loving this trick!

*THIS POST  CONTAINS PRODUCTS THAT WERE KINDLY PROVIDED FOR THE REVIEW BY KARI GRAN.

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  • Ago Prime

    WONDERFUL PRODUCT!!

    http://www.agoprime.it

    • Totally agree! Have you tried any of Kari Gran essentials?

  • wow, amazing. Great product.

    http://thinkworkandgo.blogspot.com/

  • never heard of this brand but the sample and credit off the full size sound like a great idea!

    xo

    Inspirations Have I None

    • It is, right?! Always great to know brands really care for you, and not only want you to spend endless money. Let me know what you think if you end up using the Kari Gran Foundation, or any other of their all-natural beauty products!

  • This brand has caught my eye! I love how simple but efficant the ingredients and aesthetic are.

    • Couldn’t agree with you more, simple stuff is always the best one.

  • I’ve never heard of this brand, but now I’m curious. Great in-depth review dear.

    xx Janelle
    Styles & Prints

    • Thanks, Janelle! I am glad I was able to bring Kari Gran beauty products to your attention, these are definitely something GOOD and healthy for you skin!

  • Wow. This whole line and the concept behind it is so interesting…further made intriguing by your great use of imagery. 🙂

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank you for the warm words, Kimmy! I hope you’ll get a chance to experience the Kari Gran skincare products “in person”, you won’t be disappointed!

  • Karin

    Ive been using the products for about a year. They are fantastic! I use the essential serum as my eye cream too. The customer service is also great.

    • Thanks for your comment, Karin! I usually use another eye balm for the sensitive eyes area that I am going to tell about in one of the future posts!:) Thanks for your tip:)

  • Cielo

    Just stumbled upon your blog and I have to say I love your photos, they are raw and like a breath of fresh air I love it. And this line of make up sounds awesome, reminds me a bit of lush without all the pampering!

    ~Cielo~
    http://www.buildingtheconfidence.blogspot.com

    • Thank you so so much, Cielo! You made my day with your “fresh air” analogy, I love it and my blog feels for me just the same:) Oh I definitely know what you mean, I love Lush facial products and have been using them for years (I’ve covered a few on my blog as well), haven’t tried their makeup products though, so can’t compare yet.. Have your tried any?

      • Cielo

        I have been thinking about getting their make up for a while, but I already own so much of it that I can’t get myself to spend the extra few dollars. I’ve tried their lip scrubs and their solid perfumes, so I can vouch for those! Especially the solid perfumes, if you have sensitive skin like mine it will be perfect!

  • i’ve never heard of this brand so thanks for introducing me to something new! those lip balms look great and i really appreciate that you’ve listed the ingredients. whenever a skincare product looks interesting to me that’s the first think i look up so i’m glad i didn’t even have to google this brand to find out. 🙂

    jessica – littlehenrylee.com

    • Hey Jessica, I am so glad to know I don’t waste my time while typing all the ingredients and there’re certain amount of ladies who actually read them!! Because, that is what I actually pay attention to when looking at a new product.. I am trying to make my beauty routine “greener and cleaner”, and I mostly write about natural and organic beauty brands lately. Lip Whip is truly amazing, by the way!:)

  • Those products look amazing.
    Fantastic post.

    Jenn from jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

  • I’ve never tried this brand, but my goodness the colors are gorgeous! I especially love the blush powder. I bet this color is lovely on you. Such an informative and beautifully styled, as always!
    xx Myra http://www.winterthorne.org

    • You’re right, Myra, that light pink fits just right for my pale skin (honestly, so looking forward to catch some tan this spring, can’t wait!). I guess it’s pretty much universal shade of pink, and one can always adjust the level of intensity by adding some more! I am so glad you liked this post, thank you for your ongoing support! Hugs!

  • That’s a beautiful post! thanks xx

  • I love Kari Gran’s skin care system – their oil cleanser was my very first foray with oil cleansing method! The idea of mixing toner + serum is really effective, it’s pretty much how I apply my products now.

  • I’d love to try Kari Gran! Their cleansing oil has been on my radar for awhile and the lip whips sound divine.