Kjaer Weis


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4.3

14 products

53 reviews

77% would repurchase

Recent Kjaer Weis Reviews

Lipstick -Kjaer Weis -Believe

on 6/4/2018 7:11:00 PM

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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.



Lipstick -Kjaer Weis -Lipstick - Adore

on 6/3/2018 4:33:00 AM

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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.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Lip Gloss -Kjaer Weis -Affinity

on 3/19/2018 1:10:00 AM

Feels very nourishing and softening but relatively light on the lips - not as plush/heavy as Clarins lip oil, for example. I find it a pleasant medium between slippery and sticky. Doesn't seem to last long, though. Mild floral/cosmetic vanilla scent. Affinity is a semi-sheer light-medium muted rose, not quite a dusty rose (not as cool/gray) but definitely not a bright pastel either, sort of a "tasteful" color? About the shade depth of my pigmented lips on my neutral NC/W15 complexion, just pinker. Very chic. I'm less fond of the packaging - the doe foot applicator is very hard with no give whatsoever like a disposable tester wand and the metal cap makes the whole thing somewhat awkwardly top-heavy to handle, even if it does stand up well on its own. But... now that I have this indestructible architectural piece, what else would I do with it, might as well get a refill. They got me good. :)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Foundations -Kjaer Weis -Foundation

on 3/10/2018 9:45:00 PM

OK, wow. I love this. I love this! This is the perfect complexion product for me - very pigmented, weightless, wears like iron, looks like skin. Can't get over how imperceptible this is, neither matte nor dewy, perfecting but not inhumanly flawless. It reads like skin, only better, especially when used like a flexible concealer, just here and there where needed. Lightness is a good match for my neutral NC/W15 and helps cancel redness, though the slightly pinker Like Porcelain would probably be my exact match if only it were a little lighter.

I don't usually wear it over an oil (I worry it might break down my sunscreen?) but I do make sure to moisturize very well and use a more creamy sunscreen rather than a dry one - it transforms sunscreen shininess into a healthy glow! Sometimes I very lightly dust my nose with translucent powder but not really necessary because I find the weightless cream-to-powder texture "sets" on its own, on my normal skin. And stays put. The first time I tried this, I impatiently ripped into the box right in my car and dabbed a bit on my face - it more than passed the car mirror test, covering but looking so skin-like that I kept dabbing more on in disbelief. And hours later, after an insane day of meetings, I got home and looked in the mirror and was shocked - still there, still the same, except for a little wear around my nose. I mean, my hair was crazy and my lipstick was uneven but my skin? It looked great. Like it had gone on some restful zen retreat without me, lol.

So, yes, holy grail. The blushes too. I love this brand. To be honest, natural/organic cred isn't always of overriding importance to me personally when it comes to makeup, but I certainly won't say no to quality ingredients in an artful solid design (note the mirror is on the underside of the swivel lid) and solid performance and a down-to-earth, functional, no fluff rational aesthetic. It's definitely the Bauhaus of cosmetics - with a very contemporary eco slant.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.


Skincare - Face -Kjaer Weis -The Beautiful Oil

on 12/3/2017 2:12:00 AM

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This facial oil is divine. It is used as a primer for Kjaer Weis foundation and can also be used as your nightly moisturizer. It has a very light natural fragrance. I had it under my make up all day and when I took of my make up my face was glowing! You just need a few drops and it absorbs right in without feeling greasy and it gives a nice dewy finish - with or without the foundation! I also add some drops to the back of my hands because they get very dry in the winter. If you find a retailer, you might be able to get a sample.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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