77% would repurchase
on 1/30/2019 5:23:00 AM
More reviews by Zetaflickan
This is the best lipstick I've ever tried.Lover's Choice is my favorite, I've finished one and just replaced it. This has not happened since my makeup heavy teenage years. It's a beautiful red that's not too bright, not too brown, just subdued enough to be flattering but not screaming "RED". It moisturizes my very dry lips, fades evenly and doesn't creep into lines around the mouth. You can adjust the intensity with how much you put on. Just perfect.I also have Sensuous Plum, which is a bit too brown for me. With fair skin and brown hair, I need a little bit of color to the lips to look more alive. This one is less red than my on lips and gives a 90's brown lipstick vibe. I've seen it look beautiful on others with different coloring.Sweetness is an orangey coral. Very 50's technicolor on me, possibly for spring, but not working in fall/winter.Romance is a soft pink that may work in the spring/summer, but soft pinks aren't really for me, usually.
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on 11/7/2018 12:49:00 PM
More reviews by hringana
This is a bit of a saga.When I first got this foundation I got some tiny shade samples and found a match without getting to properly try the application. I then promptly bought it because it has rave reviews and I've had a hard time finding good shade matches in general. My shade is Lightness which is nearly identical to my skintone. I use RMS uncoverup in 00 (it's a tad yellow) and Alima Pure Satin matte in Neutral 1 for example.HOWEVER I found it really hard to apply so that it didn't give me crap texture and left a bad review because I just could. Not. Make. It. Work! I have clear, dry skin, a lot of redness on the cheeks to cover up and no visible pores but it settled in my nigh invisible pores and just looked really caky. I tried various application methods (brush, sponge, fingers) and ways of priming with oil etc, until one day...I was really happy to finally figure out how to apply this expensive foundation I was stuck with. As it turns out the best way for me is light touch (derp) - light, short strokes with a finger rather than patting it on. That fills up the "pores" and then I can go in and pat or stroke on more for better coverage. Maybe it's just my skin being nicer after taking a break from daily makeup during the summer, who knows - but this works well for me. Now that I'm able to properly use it I can finally review how it wears etc.The consistency is on the drier side, if it was a little drier it might almost feel like pressed powder. It's a matte finish foundation and looks quite dry. It creases on me where all my other foundations crease, nothing shocking. I wear it over a natural, oil based sunscreen cream and for me it's best to not let the cream absorb at all before I do foundation - since both my skin and the foundation are quite dry I need the extra oils so the foundation glides on better.A big plus for KW is that it doesn't transfer a lot. I set it with powder (use RMS unpowder since that's what I have) even though I might not need to since I really just prefer setting my foundation.The coverage is very decent and buildable, it's a solid medium+. It doesn't cover up my redness completely but not even a good concealer does so I didn't expect that. It's comparable to RMS uncoverup but since it is a drier consistency it will look more like makeup on my dry skin than the RMS when built up to a heavier coverage.It wears well throughout the day and fades gracefully.It's unscented but has a faint smell to it that I like. It has a few cons: I seem to go through it quite quickly since I got for heavier coverage. It accentuates my dryness when I build it up to a heavier coverage. It accentuates my peach fuzz more than some foundations. I would also prefer to be without the talc.As to whether I will rebuy I'm not sure. I have this expensive (and expensive looking) compact now so I think the price per gram is lower than RMS uncoverup which is my other goto base product. Rebuying is a possibility.
on 10/26/2018 4:17:00 PM
More reviews by vasavoir
Very pretty but after only a couple of hours it creases and fades - but that may be because I have oily eyelids and not a lot of lid space. A bit hard in the pan (drier than the foundation, blush, or highlight) but softens enough on your finger to be worn sheer or patted on to about medium intensity. The pan is maybe about an inch or more diameter, so larger than the powder eyeshadows.Also, the color Alluring isn't really "gold" as the brand description says. Or if it is, it is the grottiest, most tarnished old estate gold... it's more of a neutral medium bronze, leaning more khaki brown than copper, though with a slightly warmer burnished shimmer. Maybe not very unique or editorial as a color but nice on my NC15 / brown eyes.It's OK, I like it. I'll slap it on and throw it in my bag (even if the case weighs a half ton) for casual trips etc. But definitely not my favorite KW product. EDITED: Still faded quite a bit for me and creased a little after half a day when I tried it with Nars eyeshadow primer underneath. Also, the color seems to lean more burnished/coppery bronze with the primer (which maybe neutralizes my discoloration/dark circles?) and now only looks khaki brown bronze in low light. Sorry for my weird eyelid color change!
on 6/4/2018 7:11:00 PM
More reviews by MaryEllen
I did a lengthy review for KW Adore and don't want to repeat all that, so I'll give just the basics. Kjaer Weis recently added lipsticks, glosses, and pencils to their line. Previously, they'd only had Lip Tints (which I love), but sometimes you just want a lip product in a tube, you know? I chose Believe, which is sort of a nebulous color--warm medium pink is the best I can come up with, but it's described on the KW site as "A classic neutral plum." In keeping with the KW philosophy, it comes in a refillable component. The silver holder is heavy, hefty, fairly thick, and bears the KW logo. It feels great in your hand, like all of KW's components, the swivel mechanism works flawlessly, and it closes securely (although there's no click). The lipstick bullet, which is conventionally shaped (slanted), comes in a small, lidded, plastic capsule of sorts that's very easy to pop in and out of the tube, store, and keep your refills fresh. The bullet retracts fully into the tube, so there's no mess. The texture is of this is very creamy compared to Adore, which is less creamy but has better staying power and doesn't bleed. There is no scent except maybe the faintest hint of shea butter. The problem started when I applied it, ready for that everyday neutral-plum goodness. Well, it is straight-up orange on my lips, and if you Google the shade, you'll see the same color on people's lips, but not in the tube. For me, it's an unwearable color. If you have to buy blind (KW is not easily accessible), I cannot urge you strongly enough to purchase from a site that offers samples (there are several) and save yourself a $36 mistake like the one I made. KW lipsticks are expensive ($56 for one shade and a component; $36 for a refill) and the tube is heavy and bulky (what is it with lipstick packaging having become a huge space-consumer lately?), but if you want clean beauty that's high quality and you can find a shade that works for you (there are only eight right now), this may be what you're looking for. I would not repurchase this shade, but i had the case to house Adore, which I do, in fact, adore.
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on 6/3/2018 4:33:00 AM
Kjaer Weis recently added lipsticks, glosses, and pencils to their line. Previously, they'd only had Lip Tints (which I love), but sometimes you just want a lip product in a tube, you know? I chose Adore, a deep blue-red that leans more neutral than cool. In keeping with the KW philosophy, it comes in a refillable component. The silver holder is heavy, hefty, fairly thick, and bears the KW logo. It feels great in your hand, like all of KW's components, the swivel mechanism works flawlessly, and it closes securely (although there's no click). The lipstick bullet, which is conventionally shaped (slanted), comes in a small, lidded, plastic capsule of sorts that's very easy to pop in and out of the tube, store, and keep your refills fresh. The bullet retracts completely into the tube--no worries about getting it all over the top. The texture is creamy but somewhat firm. I wasn't sure I liked it until I tried it--it allows you to apply a sheer wash (which is a lovely pinky red) easily and build up to full coverage (that classic red) equally easily, and it doesn't look heavy or accentuate lines. Once on the lips, it stays on, and does not bleed (again, that texture). It transfers a bit, but not much, leaves a pretty stain on the lips as it fades (which it does not do quickly), and stands up to the occasional slick of lip balm. I don't find it particularly moisturizing, but it's not at all drying, either. There is no scent except maybe the faintest hint of shea butter. I wore this to a party (makeup--great skin, light shimmery shadow, liner, brows, mascara, a touch of blush, and this), and I have never gotten so many compliments on a lipstick in my entire life. Other women who were wearing red lipstick asked me what I was wearing because they wanted THAT red, not the one they were wearing. It is very flattering to my NC 15-20 complexion, and despite it being a pretty dramatic shade, I would feel comfortable wearing it during the day (although perhaps less of it). The cons are that it's expensive ($56 for one shade and a component; $36 for a refill) and the tube is heavy and bulky (what is it with lipstick packaging having become a huge space-consumer lately?), but if you want clean beauty that's high quality, this may be what you're looking for. One caveat--the shades you see online are not accurate, and I don't find KW's descriptions particularly so either. While Adore really is "A deep, timeless red," I tried Believe first (there are only eight shades at this time), which is described as a "A classic neutral plum." On me, it is straight-up orange, and you'll see the same color in web photos--not in the tube, but on people's lips. So if you have to buy blind (KW is not easily accessible), please use a site that offers samples (there are several) and save yourself a $36 mistake. Overall, though, this is a stunning, classic red lipstick that's also versatile, clean, and comfortable, and I would repurchase in a heartbeat.
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