Wow. This is a very impressive product. I have it in Sensuous Plum, which is indeed a lovely plum shade--neither too red or blue/purple--and quite sophisticated for any season, depending on how much you apply. It's more substantial than I thought it would be--I find it to me more of a sheer lipstick (I apply it with a brush) than a balm. It's not particularly moisturizing, but it's not drying, either. Because of that, the staying power is quite good and, with repeated application, can be built up to a cream lipstick level of coverage. It comes in the signature Kjaer Weis compact, which is incredible--heavy and beautiful, like a piece of jewelry, yet functional. My only complaint is that, of all the cosmetics that come in little pouches, this one doesn't--and it should, to protect the compact from getting scratched up in your purse. Now that I have the compact (which is very easy to refill), I will probably try other shades. This is a great quality product in every way, and I would repurchase.
I adore kjaer weis products, her lip tints, eyeshadows and cream blushes. The colours are neutral and should suit most skintypes. They go on nicely and stay put. I have the dream state (warm nude) and sensuous plum liptints and like them both. They are sheer but buildable and taste nicely of vanilla. The eyeshadows are fabulous, they go on nicely, are buildable and don't crease. Again the colours are wonderful. I have wisdom, a taupe, onyx a dark charcoal, and cloud nine a champagne. It feels like I have all colours I need to take me from day to night. She will launch a caramel colour this spring and I can't wait. The blushes are fantastic too and make my cheeks feel dewy and moist without feeling greasy. I have the apricot (sunkissed) and mauve (blossoming) colours.. The products are as organic and natural as you can get. The packaging is beautiful and I love the refill system, which makes the products super affordable after the initial splurge.
I'm extremely impressed. About a year ago I switched to all-natural completely "clean" makeup and skincare--not an easy switch in some ways, because "clean" products often don't have the same depth of pigment or lasting ability as "dirty" cosmetics. This KW lip tint is a welcome exception! I have 2 (Passionate and Sensuous Plum) and both far exceeded my expectations. The pigment of the tints is strong, and the color you see in the pan is indeed what ends on your lips. More impressively, the colors lasts!! I own many, many all-natural lipsticks, glosses and balms, and these stand out. Frankly, if I didn't know for sure that these are "clean," I would assume they were not--that's how brilliantly they perform! Yes, they're expensive. But when I used to wear conventional lipsticks, I often bought Rouge G de Guerlain because I loved their pigments and lip feel--so I figure these are the natural equivalents, both in price (alas) and quality (hurray!). I've been waiting a LONG time for this level of quality in a natural lip product. Tho called lip tints, these combine the wear of a sheer lipstick with the feel of a lip balm. Absolutely lovely.
I used to be a lip gloss junkie I literally have hundreds, but over the past year I have developed an affinity for tinted balms. Not sticky, sheer and very natural.
I came across this product at Space NK (exclusive). I had a hard time choosing a color, the description of colors on the website is non existent, and the swatches not so helpful. So I bought the most nude color Dream State. Its a warm nude, the slightest hint of shimmer, very sheer although I'm pink toned fair, this was a beautiful nude color on my lips - don't expect much color payoff. So I liked it so well I ordered another Blissful. Its the sheer bubblegum pink, this suprisingly has more color for me, and even after I have been wearing it for a couple of hours, there is still some pink on my lips! I applied it with a brush at first and found it to be too much pink - its designed to be applied with the fingers anyway, and I like it much better when less product is on my lips. Better color payoff for me if this is the color you want. It is a balm, but not waxy, if you are doing this solely for really chapped lips I would stick with By Terry Baum de Rose since this doesn't really feel like lip treatment. I hope this helps those out there clicking away on the swatches trying to pick!
Packaging is awesome and I'm going back for the shadows when my wallet recovers.
I adore all Kjaer Weis products, she filled a loophole. Her colours are amazing, they are all very natural and wearable. The textures are lovely, nice and creamy without being greasy. The ingredients are outstanding, all organic and natural, no fillers at all and the colurs are mineral based. The packaging is very very chic and the whole line is refillable. (The line just won the wallpaper design awards!) I have the blush, lip tint and eyeshadow and am very happy. Well done, I hope she will release more products though, including foundations, concealers etc.
Kjaer Weis is a very small, niche, (somewhat obscure) organic (certified in Italy) makeup artist line by Swedish-born, New York-based makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis.
Currently, the line is made up of certified organic lip tints and cream blushes, and "Certified Natural" eye shadows. Her website (no e-commerce) is here: http://www.kjaerweis.com/#/Frontpage. Products can be purchased online through Space N.K.
This is a very luxurious line. I purchased three products to start: Desired Glow blush (perfect nude shade), and Dreamstate and Sensuous Plum Lip Tint. The products are beautiful. If you want an entire luxury makeup line that is certified organic, I would recommend NVEY ECO. If you want some very luxurious packaging for your cream blush and lip tint (both certified organic), Kjaer Weis is an excellent option.
I am a green makeup artist (licensed esthetician), and I only use organic and plant-based products. If you look at my profile, there are currently many reviews for MAC and Bobbi Brown, as I have not yet gotten around to reviewing all of the certified organic cosmetics/skin care/hair care/body care products that I use. However, I have replaced all of my MAC/Bobbi Brown products with products from NVEY ECO, Kjaer Weis, and Gabriel Cosmetics/Zuzu Luxe.